College: Rider University
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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.
Staying fit during a pandemic is no easy feat, what with the closures of gyms and constant changing of restrictions to keep a handle on. In lockdown 3.0, most people who want to exercise are doing so from their own homes or out in the open air, with just one person from another household. Sure, you could pay a personal trainer to be that one person, but not everyone can afford that. If the average person pushes themselves a little bit too hard in a session, chances are they won’t have anyone but Google to turn to for tips on how to feel better.
Whether you’re putting together a fitness regime for the first time or you’re struggling to reach your workout goals, players from British Basketball League team the London Lions have put together some of their top tips on how to speed up recovery time after a session.
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 announce the two-time BBL MVP, Justin Robinson has signed for a further two years as the Lions embark on a European challenge.
Robinson was leading his team on the way to defending their League Championship and an unprecedented three MVP’s in a row when the season was cut short by the pandemic.
Voted League MVP by the BBL Coaches in 2018 and 2019, the former Brixton Topcat, a prodigy of the late, great Jimmy Rogers, attended Blair Academy after which he clocked a stellar American college career at Rider University averaging 15.3 points and 3.8 assists per game in his senior year as captain.
After an impressive six-year basketball career across Europe, which included playing for GB at Eurobasket 2013, London Lions Head Coach Vince Macaulay persuaded the London born point guard to return home and play for his team. Robinson averaged just short of 17 points and 5 assists a game whilst leading the Lions charge this past season.
Robinson says “I feel really excited to be back at the Lions for my fourth year. This year is even more exciting with the team playing in Europe, It’s a massive opportunity to showcase the BBL and British talent. With the team assembled, I think we have a great chance of making noise. I’m thankful for the opportunity to be home with the Lions once again”.
Coach Vince Macaulay added “As Justin enters his fourth season with us, I can only really speak of his commitment to the game in this country, his desire for young Brits to see an opportunity at home and then his ability to be successful, whilst doing the right things. He is a true professional and the culture at the club is largely down to him and his work ethic. Having him in the side as we embark on this next historic step by the Club means we all know, we will be fine”.
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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