Normally, basketballs are made from rubber. But DIYer Cammie’s Garage works in wood, so he decided to see if he could make one by turning layers of maple into a sphere instead. It didn’t take the stain perfectly, but it’s still pretty cool. He previously made a sweet wooden football.
Featuring a vibrant design inspired by Kobe’s bestselling children’s novel, these low-tops have colorful print straight from the book’s cover. Black accents on the tongue, laces, rear midsole, and swoosh graphic offer added contrast, while neon green, blue, and red splash their way across the sole. Drops 12/1/19 from Nike.
Spalding’s mashup of globe and basketball is perfect for your next game of Around the World. It’s an official, regulation-sized rubber ball, and would look great sitting in your living room on a globe stand when not in use. Exclusively available from Urban Outfitters.
This basketball is sure to bring a smile to every player’s face, driving down the court for a dunk, or grabbing a rebound off the backboard. This Urban Outfitters‘ exclusive design from Chinatown Market features the iconic 1960s Smiley face emblazoned on a yellow B-ball. It’s also available in a 3M reflective version for night games.
A performance basketball show with a bold and dynamic look. Its external diamond cage structure isn’t just aesthetic – it actually helps to stabilize the foot, while its forefoot and sole are optimized for quick starts, stops, and directional changes. Drops 7/1/19 from Nike’s Jordan Collection and at select retailers.
In this promotional spot for CAD/CAM software developer Open Mind, they demonstrate how a 5-axis CNC mill can transform a solid block of metal into a replica of a basketball net, by gradually carving away bits of metal until only a woven net remains. Skip to 1:06.
(PG-13: Language) NBA and broadcast legend Shaquille O’Neal dropped by Hot Ones to talk about his relationship with Kobe, learning to manage his money, understanding sports press from both sides of the fence and more, while trying to finish the hot wings challenge.
Paul George’s PG 2 Nike shoe debuted with a PlayStation 4 colorway. Nike is back with another signature shoe for the Oklahoma City Thunder star, and with it another PlayStation colorway. This time the sneaker pays homage to the original 1994 gaming console. Drops 12/1/18.
Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin sat down with Hot Ones and talked about learning how to do stand-up comedy, the funniest trash talker in the NBA, his idea for a satirical series about the life of an NBA player, his most memorable dunks and more while eating hot wings.
Play basketball practically anywhere with the Swish Portable Basketball Hoop. All you need is a pole (and a way to reach it) and you’re good to go. Swish has adjustable alligator straps and a regulation size rim. It also comes with a regulation size ball and a hand pump.
(PG-13: Language) Influential DJ, streetball legend and sneaker scholar Bobbito Garcia talks about his life and legacy in his upcoming documentary. Featuring interviews with Questlove, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and so many more. Support the production on Kickstarter.
Coiski Media visited the Golden State Warriors’ basketball facility to check out some of their players’ shoes. They spoke with Director of Team Operations Eric Housen about storing thousands of shoes, transporting gear for away games, and the players’ shoe wearing habits.
Killspencer and Judson Studios created a special version of its indoor mini basketball kit. The Shattered Dreams kit has a backboard made of pre-shattered and fused transparent and opaque glass. It also has a chrome rim, a leather net and a rubber mini basketball.
NBA player Paul George’s new signature shoe debuts with a limited-edition Sony PlayStation colorway, with a sweet galactic theme and light up PS and PG logos on the tongues. The shoe offers better grip, and does away with the lockdown strap from the PG1, improving fit.
One of the first shoes to have the Nike React, a foam cushion that is light, springy and durable. Its outsole was designed to provide support and traction on the right points, while the Flyknit upper and decoupled collar make for a comfortable fit. Drops 8/3/17.