Nick Daniels

Nick Daniels

About Nick Daniels

Nick Daniels has been involved in the game of basketball from a young age. A shooting specialist, he once finished 3rd in a state wide free throw shooting contest. Most recently, he coached a youth basketball team and continues to play weekly games of pickup hoops at his local YMCA. Nick started Hoops Fiend in 2013.

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Calling All Flat Footed HoopersFlat-footed: it’s practically a stigma at this point—people view it as a disability—some kind of “limitation.” But nothing could be further from the truth—especially on the court, where what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. And with the aid of a great pair of basketball shoes that […]

Best Basketball Shoes For Flat Feet – 10 Picks

  It’s the Achilles heel—the catalyst that can bring down your entire game. There’s a reason the most elite-level basketball shoes brands invest millions into researching ankle support technology. High-top designs provide greater support with reduced flexibility, though in recent years the game has changed with more accommodating designs. Gone […]

Best Basketball Shoes For Ankle Support – 10 Picks

  Pop-A-Shot: The Inventors of Arcade Basketball I’ve reviewed many basketball arcade games for this website, which led me to compile my top picks for best basketball arcade games. The truth is that I’ve been overall disappointed with the quality of arcade basketball games that I received to review.  Many […]

Pop-A-Shot Basketball Arcade Review

Hoops Fiend Rating: Baden Elite Indoor Basketball Bounce: 4.3/5 Grip: 5/5 Feel: 4.3/5 Durability: 4.5/5 Value: 3.8/5 Overall: 4.4/5 Main Features Hidden valve helps to minimize the chance for funky off-center bounces Cover is super tacky and will make it easy for most basketball players to grip or palm the Baden Elite […]

Baden Elite Indoor Basketball Review

Hoops Fiend Rating: Spalding TF-500 Basketball Review Bounce: 4.5/5 Grip: 4.3/5 Feel: 5/5 Durability: 5/5 Value: 4.5/5 Overall: 4.8/5 Main Features Shares lineage with the legendary Spalding TF-1000 indoor basketball Cover has the perfect balance between durability and feel for an indoor/outdoor basketball Value is decent with a price point around $30, […]

Spalding TF-500 Basketball Review

Well, I’m gonna make this brief.  I’m not going to finish the Vert Shock program.  I know you must be disappointed!  The truth is I’m disappointed too, but this is just not the right time to complete this program. Unfortunately, life has gotten a little crazy and working on my […]

Vert Shock Challenge: Week 2

I’m a Little Older for Vert Shock Here we go guys, my first installment of the Vert Shock Challenge.  Today I wrapped up the Pre-Shock phase of the Vert Shock program.  If you are unfamiliar with how the Vert Shock program is structured then I recommend you check out my […]

Vert Shock Challenge: Week 1

Silverback NXT ErgoMove
Silverback NXT Hoop SpecsBackboard Size:50-54 InchesBackboard Material:AcrylicRim Type:Covered BreakawayBase Size: 35 GallonsSupport Pole:3 Piece, 3" DiameterHeight Adjustment:7.5-10 FeetPrice: $400-$500 8.9 Total Score Backboard - 8.5 Rim - 8.5 Support Pole - 8.5  Value - 9.0  Features - 10 Where To Buy:Find The Best Price Pros: Fastest assembly for any portable basketball hoop […]

Silverback NXT Portable Basketball Hoop