Charleston, West Virginia: A Natural Resource and Home to Great Basketball

Charleston West Virginia

Charleston, West Virginia is one of those little hidden secrets that we refer to as a ‘golden nugget’ of discovery. The most well-known individual from the area, Daniel Boone, was aware of the beauty and charm that Charleston brings to its residents. Home to many colleges and universities, there is an array of sports for fans to choose from, but there seems to be a major focus on the area’s love of basketball. The Charleston Civic Center hosts an array of games including local and national basketball teams and the basketball scoreboards are always lit with every team’s colors. The team spirit in sports is a basis for the philosophy of the town. Beyond just the industrial resources of salt and natural gas, this community brings a strength of character that reaches back into its history.
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Bowling Green, Kentucky: Location, Basketball and Baseball

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Bowling Green is home to a variety of sports, mainly due to the location of Western Kentucky University, home of the Hilltoppers. The stadiums include football, basketball and hockey games and are some of the most attended games in the state. Both baseball and basketball scoreboards at the highlight of every game as points are made and crowds cheer on.

The history of Bowling Green, Kentucky is varied and reaches back to the late 1700’s when the first settlements were established. Originally a quiet rural town that relied heavily on agriculture; everything changed when the railroad came through.
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Wilt Chamberlain: The icon of basketball

Wilt Chamberlain: The icon of basketball

Philadelphia has produced a lot of great sports heroes. By far, one of the best and most well-known is Wilt Chamberlain. During his reign in basketball, “the Big Dipper’ became a name synonymous with excellence.

Wilt Chamberlain was born in 1936 and by the time he reached high school he was already a towering six feet, eleven inches. Chamberlain grew up in a racially mixed neighborhood, enjoying a relatively good childhood. His performance in basketball was supreme. He played for three years, scoring over 2,200 points at Philadelphia’s Overbrook High School. Wilt, however, had not stopped growing. He finally topped out at seven feet, one inch and everyone called him ‘the Big Dipper’ because he had to dip down to get through the doorways.
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Michael Jordan: More than just a basketball hero

Michael Jordan: More than just a basketball hero

The name of Michael Jordan conjures images of the broad smile, the friendly voice and the sports hero for kids around the world. Jordan’s image and integrity has been maintained throughout his playing and post basketball performances. He has set himself apart as one of the greatest sports icons in history.

Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1963. His family relocated to Wilmington, North Carolina to raise their kids. Early on, Michael fell in love with sports, but his choice was baseball rather than basketball. Although good at baseball, his older brother was his personal hero and played basketball; so Michael wanted to follow in his footsteps.
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Nancy Lieberman: Showing that women can get the hoops

Nancy Lieberman: Showing that women can get the hoops

If you were a basketball aficionado in 1986, you couldn’t blink without seeing Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan or Larry Bird in every publication and media channel. But 1986 was also a banner year for women and changed the face of basketball forever. This was the year the first woman joined an all male basketball team, The USBL (The United States Basketball League). This was the year for Nancy Lieberman.
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Seattle’s Best: The Kingdome

Seattle's Best: The Kingdome

The King County Multipurpose Domed Stadium might not be a name that you are familiar with, but you will know simply The Kingdome. This multipurpose stadium in Seattle Washington was home of some of Seattle’s best teams, covering the sports of baseball, football and basketball: Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders, Seattle Mariners, Seattle SuperSonics.

Opening in 1976, the Kingdome was actually visualized as far back as 1959. The existing stadiums in Seattle were simply not large enough to support any of the major leagues. The citizens of King County finally voted in approval for the Kingdome in 1968 and previewed around 100 different sites in the King County and Seattle areas for the project. Without a confirmed major league franchise, the stadium broke ground on King Street. It wasn’t until 1974 when the new stadium was awarded the NFL franchise of what would eventually be the Seattle Seahawks.
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NBA 2011 Champions: Dallas Mavericks

NBA 2011 Champions: Dallas Mavericks

In a basketball scoreboards feature, I have taken a look at the Mavericks recent victory in the NBA champs.

The Dallas Mavericks proved to be the best team in the NBA this season. Many people thought that they were lacking in star players, but they showed us that stars or not, team work and passion can help win anything – even an NBA title! The Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat in a six game series to grab the title, outplaying the Heat in almost every department.
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4 NBA MVPs Who Have Never Won a Championship

4 NBA MVPs Who Have Never Won a Championship

There are great players in the NBA who have not won a single championship even though they have won the MVP. Some of them are now retired while others are still playing with the hope that they will win at least one championship before they retire. There is no doubt that these players are phenomenally talented enough and deserve to reach the pinnacles of the sport, and in this basketball scoreboards feature, I have selected four players who, despite winning an MVP, have not won a Championship, yet truly deserve it.
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The Top 10 Worthless Players in the NBA

The Top 10 Worthless Players In the NBA

Whilst the NBA, like any other commercialized sport, has its fair share of super talented and world renowned players, it also has a number of players in its ranks who clearly shouldn’t be there. In this basketball feature, I have selected the ten NBA players who I consider to be the biggest good-for-things in the league at the moment.

10. Eric Dampier
Eric Dampier has had an average season in the league which is as good as he can hope for. He currently plays for the Miami Heat and rarely gets a look in on the team. Why? Take a look at his stats and you will see why!.
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The 5 Highest Paid NBA Players in 2011

The 5 Highest Paid NBA Players In 2011

As ever, the NBA was exciting and full of surprises this season. Somewhat unexpectedly, the Dallas Mavericks lifted the trophy this year, in a victory that was applauded by everyone across the country, outside of Miami that is!

Last season there were some players who were given unexpectedly big contracts that they did not deserve at all. On the other hand there were players who truly deserved the contract they got and completely justified their fat pay check. In this basketball scoreboards feature, I have taken a look at the five NBA athletes who earned the most this season and asked the question, did they deserve it?
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