Five Ways to Become a Mentally Strong Basketball Player

  One of the most underrated and under-appreciated aspects of basketball is mental toughness.  Take the one and only Michael Jordan for example, when we think of MJ what most likely comes to mind is his amazing high flying dunks and incredible athleticism.  But the truth is that there have been a number of other NBA […]

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Under Armour 295 Basketball Review

Hoops Fiend Rating: Under Armour 295 Basketball Bounce: 4/5 Grip: 4/5 Feel: 2.5/5 Durability: 5/5 Value: 3.5/5 Overall: 3.8/5  Main Features The Under Armour 295 features the UA Gripskin composite for optimal grip and feel Has deeper channel design and extra channels that feature the Under Armour logo Extra durability compared to the Under Armour 495 and 595 […]

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How to Shoot a Basketball in Five Easy Steps

Welcome to Hoops Fiend’s first instructional article.  We are excited to provide great information on the game of basketball and basketball related products.  One of the most common questions from beginning basketball players is “How do I properly shoot a basketball?” While shooting a basketball may seem simple, the truth is that very few people truly […]

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Spalding Never Flat Basketball Review

 Hoops Fiend Rating: Spalding Never Flat Basketball Bounce: 4/5 Grip: 4/5 Feel: 3.5/5 Durability: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 3.7/5 Main Features Uses a proprietary membrane and NitroFlate technology that keeps air in and prevents leaking The Never Flat basketball comes inflated and is guaranteed to stay inflated based on Spalding’s warranty Has a cap placed over the […]

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