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FG%: 39.4 FT%: 100.0
Basketball and sneakers have been entwined ever since the release of Nike’s iconic black and red Air Jordan 1 sneaker back in in 1985. Back then the revolutionary model was sold for just $65 and now goes for anywhere upwards of $130, with their limited releases of just 8,500 pairs and inaccessibility driving their resale premiums up 398%. Ironically when first released, the unique shoes did not meet the NBA’s dress code, but with Jordan being the player he was, decided to wear them anyway, igniting the first ever basketball sneaker craze in the 80’s, marking the birth of sneaker-culture.
Basketball is a great way to keep physically active at home or in the park during this latest lockdown. With team sports suspended, five of the biggest stars in British basketball – Justin Robinson, Joe Ikhinmwin, DeAndre Liggins, Kevin Ware and Dirk Williams – who play for the London Lions share some easy exercises to master in your backyard or on your nearest stretch of concrete. Whether you’ve got kids bouncing off the walls at home or you simply want to hone your game, these are the drills for you:
It’s never easy getting back to exercising after the holidays after spending time relaxing and feasting on holiday comfort foods.
The beginning of the year is when the shift to become healthier kicks in with many of us looking to kickstart the new year with a fitness resolution.
Keeping fit and healthy has never been more important, but perhaps never more difficult, with restrictions in place for many across the country and motivation at an all-time low.
Exercise plays an integral role in the lives of many, having undisputed benefits for both physical and mental wellbeing and is often not only a way to stay active and keep fit but a way to relieve stress.
Five of the biggest stars in British basketball are here to give you their top tips for keeping fit in the new year
With a third national lockdown in place, many of us are looking for ways to keep fit and active during the cold winter months. These new restrictions pose a real disruption to the lives of people throughout the country, with gyms, leisure centres and team sports all being forced to close and put on pause.
Keeping fit and healthy has never been more important, but perhaps never more difficult, with restrictions in place for many across the country and motivation at an all-time low. Exercise plays an integral role in the lives of many, having undisputed benefits for both physical and mental wellbeing and is often not only a way to stay active and keep fit but a way to relieve stress.
Now, with the colder months coming in, many might find it hard to find the motivation to get out and exercise during winter and with most of the UK now under tight new restrictions, being able to maintain our fitness regimes has never been harder.
Five of the biggest stars in British basketball are here to give you their top tips for keeping fit during a lockdown:
London Lions Captain, Joe Ikhinmwin makes it eight straight seasons after the club confirms his return once more for the 2020-21 season.
Joe has been a fan favourite since joining the Lions in 2013 and has been an ever present at the Copper Box Arena. The Captain has delivered a two Playoff Finals, a BBL Cup and the Club’s first ever League Championship in 2019.
An improved three-point percentage to 42% and 15 minutes a game saw the Lions stalwart play a stellar role in blending the many offensive and defensive talents the team had this past season. Playing in several roles he excelled in coming on and creating a change in energy.
The Lions Captain had this to say, “It’s a great feeling to be part of this new era the Lions are going into: I’m grateful to the club & fans for continuing to support my dream, many sacrifices have been made to get us here and they were all worth it! “
Lion’s Head Coach, Vince Macaulay commented on the London-born forward, “I think Joe has created a special BBL career, he brings special qualities on and off the floor, he understands what it means to play in London as a Londoner, walking the walk every time. Joe works hard with his team mates to drive that ethos, on the floor he will do whatever is necessary in any position to help us win, most importantly the fans know he gives all to the cause.”
Ikhinmwin spent four years at South Carolina State University where he averaged six points and three boards in his final two years before graduating in 2012.
A season with the Newcastle Eagles in 2012, then saw him sign for his hometown club. Joe was delighted to not only be back but to help get the club to silverware. “It’s a great honour to be returning to the Lions for my 6th season with the club. We did well last season despite setbacks along the way, but we fell one short on our aims, this year we will do whatever it takes to get over the line and I can’t wait to get started”.
Ikhinmwin has a media presence and helps in raising awareness and promoting basketball to the next generation of athletes .
Fans will get to see the team for the first time on the 15th of September, opponents, yet to be decided as the Basketball Champions League draw takes place this Wednesday the 15th of July, live at 10am on our facebook page.
Tickets and details of television coverage will come out nearer the date as we follow Government guidelines on indoor sports.
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