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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:
The London Lions have acquired point guard Kevin Ware, formerly of the Louisville Cardinals who’s leg break in the NCAA Final Four was only the beginning of a story of belief and resilience.
An inspirational player, Ware concluded his time at Louisville as his side claimed the NCAA title, he went on to play for his home college, Georgia State, taking them to their best season in history. As a professional, Ware has played in Greece, Finland, Canada and now in London.
A defensive force and an athletic finisher at the rim, he brings another high level energy to the Lions’ cause this season. Ware’s resilience is innate, whether it was battling amongst NBA players on his team or through the dice that was rolled for him, his demeanour, energy and charisma is catching
Lions boss Vince Macaulay had this to say, “Kevin ware is a special person, he has known adversity and seen it for what it is, just another obstacle. He is an NBA level talent, I believe he needs the right team around him and the right people. His Uncle, Marlin Capers played in the BBL many years ago and speaking to Kevin I have been so impressed by his knowledge of the game, then again he was NBA bound before that season ended. I am excited that we can call him a Lion, there is no question he is going to become a firm fan favourite .”
Ware added, “I am very excited about having the opportunity to play here in England. And even more excited to be playing in the biggest city. The London Lions are a great club that is doing great things not just for basketball in the UK, but through communities across Greater London. I must say I am very excited and cannot wait to do my part in helping this organization become greater and achieve greater heights. Being here feels like home as I have family here. My uncle Marlin Capers played here for many years and I am motivated and excited to be here with him.
From the time I got off the plane and met the team and the coaching staff I felt comfortable instantly. We have incredible talent on this team and I know within a short time collectively we will be ready for any challenge. I am excited, my teammates are excited. We will take great pride in representing London and the UK with class and hard work.”
Fans will get to see the team for the first time on the 15th of September, when Basketball Champions League opponents, Neptunas Klaipeda will be the visitors
Tickets and details of television coverage will come out nearer the date as we follow Government guidelines on indoor sports.
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