The Sporting Iconoclast
Challenging the conventional wisdom, sowing new ideas, sending some old ones to the compost heap

Posts Tagged ‘basketball

‘NBA Cares’ commercial’s sentiment is nice but nonsense

February 19, 2010

By Ed Cohen Have you seen the “NBA Cares” commercial in which children and NBA stars solemnly declare that basketball is more than a game, that it’s filled with lessons for life? The message is that virtues like discipline, teamwork and hard work help you succeed not only on the court but in life. Fair […]

If the bank shot is dead, the bank pass has yet to be born

January 31, 2010

By Ed Cohen In basketball you see the bounce pace and chest pass and variations on each, like the lob, the hand-off and the alley-oop. There’s one pass, however, you almost never see, even though it’s legal and could be a potent weapon: The bank pass. A pass intentionally banked off the backboard. A basketball […]