Queen Ballers Club

Queen Ballers Club

At Queen Ballers Club, we're proud to provide in-depth WNBA basketball analysis of players’ skills, and drill break downs on players’ go-to moves. Queen Ballers Club Founder Megan Mitzel, a D1 college athlete, trains youths ages 8-18 using many of the same methods as the New York Knicks' playbook, and enjoys sharing her love for the game by writing about the WNBA.

Aerial Powers Powers Up in Viral Videos

Aerial Powers Powers Up in Viral Videos

May 20, 2022

This offseason Aerial Powers could be spotted in local 24 Hour Fitness gyms. Lucky for those of us who didn’t catch her in person, the 5-foot-11 Minnesota Lynx forward-guard now playing her fifth season in the WNBA, filmed her pick-up game exploits. Since then, some of her videos have gone viral on TikTok and Instagram

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Brittney Griner Russia: How to Help & Updates

Brittney Griner Russia: How to Help & Updates

May 19, 2022

Brittney Griner has been wrongfully detained in Russia for over 90 days. It’s unbelievable, and we need her home. It’s surreal that the WNBA season has started. Yet it’s still unclear when Brittney may be back. We’ve been thinking about BG non-stop. So have many others including New York Liberty head coach and former Phoenix

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The Pro Hop Move: Finishing Powerfully

The Pro Hop Move: Finishing Powerfully

April 7, 2022

Sick of getting charges called on you at the basket or need to do a better job protecting the ball in traffic? The pro hop is a great move you can use to effectively finish around the basket. And it’s a creative way for shorter players to be more explosive by the rim. So today

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Watch The Women of Troy Documentary

Watch The Women of Troy Documentary

April 7, 2022

The Women of Troy is a must-watch for basketball fans. It’s a documentary on HBO that provides an insider’s look at the University of Southern California women’s basketball team in the early eighties, and its focal point is 6’2″ megastar Cheryl Miller. The film is a rare chance to hear directly from the team that

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Basketball Mother’s Day Gifts Guide

Basketball Mother’s Day Gifts Guide

April 6, 2022

Looking for the best basketball Mother’s Day gifts? We’ve got you covered. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8, 2022 this year. So today we’ve pulled together a few favorites that mom is sure to love. From new shorts and tees, to helpful home decor and even a funny keychain, find something that’s right for the

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The Journey to Gold: The 1996 Olympic Women’s Basketball Team

The Journey to Gold: The 1996 Olympic Women’s Basketball Team

March 25, 2022

Hosted by Michelle Kwan, the Summer of Gold podcast provides an unrivaled perspective on one of the most important moments in American sports and cultural history: the ’96 Olympic Games held in Atlanta, Georgia. The story is told by the 1996 Olympics women’s basketball team (Team USA) who dominated that summer. Be sure to give

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Watch The Queen of Basketball Documentary

Watch The Queen of Basketball Documentary

March 25, 2022

“I think it’s hard to watch the film, and not fall in love with Lucy’s laugh.” said director Ben Proudfoot. He’s right. And there’s so much more to love about Lusia “Lucy” Harris. You must watch The Queen of Basketball documentary produced for The New York Times: Op-Docs series that debuted earlier this year and

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5 Basketball Pivot Drills to Create Space

5 Basketball Pivot Drills to Create Space

March 23, 2022

One of the skills that sets elite hoopers apart is their superior footwork. So today we’re going to reveal some basketball pivot drills to improve your game. The goal of a pivot in basketball is to create space by clearing your defender. It’s a simple move but it’s low key lethal when properly used. “We

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WNBA Fantasy Basketball by ESPN

WNBA Fantasy Basketball by ESPN

March 8, 2022

The first WNBA fantasy basketball designed by ESPN is on the way. ESPN Fantasy Women’s Basketball, a full-scale, season-long fantasy game dedicated to a major women’s sport will be introduced by ESPN Fantasy next month. The game will be open for signups in early April ahead of the start of the 2022 WNBA season, which

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The Hesi Move in Basketball

The Hesi Move in Basketball

March 2, 2022

The hesi move in basketball is one of the most simple but unstoppable moves in the game. The idea is to be unpredictable by using a change of pace – a pause – in order to freeze your defender, giving you time to make your next read. Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it?

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Improve Your Basketball IQ

Improve Your Basketball IQ

March 1, 2022

You don’t necessarily have to be the fastest or the tallest player on the court to be dominant during the game of basketball. Having a high basketball IQ can bring you just as many wins. So today we’ll dig into a few ways to improve your basketball IQ for better results with examples from WNBA

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CATCH98 – Tamika Catchings & The Lady Vols

CATCH98 – Tamika Catchings & The Lady Vols

February 28, 2022

This summer the story of women’s basketball’s ‘Fab Four’ will hit your TV. So be sure to tune in! The hour-long documentary, “CATCH98,” reveals the story of Tamika Catchings and the 1997-98 Tennessee Lady Vols – unequivocally the best in the country at the time. The film debuts on Thursday, June 23, which will be

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Unlock The Push Cross Move in Basketball

Unlock The Push Cross Move in Basketball

February 27, 2022

The push cross move in basketball is a useful way to get by defenders while maintaining high speed. It’s relatively simple to learn. Especially if you’re already familiar with crossovers. So today we’ll explain what it is, why it’s helpful, and provide a few specific game situations to use it in. We’ll also share some

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How to Deal with Basketball Trash Talk

How to Deal with Basketball Trash Talk

February 27, 2022

Trash talk in basketball from opponents and hecklers is common. “Trash-talking is part of the game,” Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “You have to give it. You have to be able to take it. It’s just that you don’t want to see it ever cross the line and become personal, because the game

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Journaling for Basketball Drives Progress

Journaling for Basketball Drives Progress

February 26, 2022

What if we told you something that takes less than five minutes a day could improve your basketball performance? Journaling for basketball can actually lead to more wins on court. Writing things down in a basketball journal will help you see your progress and build on your success; follow through on building new habits; and

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7 Ways to Recover Mentally After A Basketball Injury

7 Ways to Recover Mentally After A Basketball Injury

February 26, 2022

Basketball and injuries unfortunately go together like peanut butter and jelly. They’re basically unavoidable, and it’s highly likely that at some point during your career you’ll encounter one. So today we’ll look at ways to recover mentally after a basketball injury. Overcoming the emotional and physical challenges of an injury requires the ability to deal

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Why Music Helps for Basketball Training

Why Music Helps for Basketball Training

February 25, 2022

Point guard Natasha Cloud raps Dreams and Nightmares like her life depends on it before every single Athletes Unlimited Basketball game. She’s unlocked a simple secret to improving her performance: Music helps for basketball training! Being “in tune” while you are practicing or playing basketball can elevate your performance. Listening to great music is one

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Positive Self-Talk in Basketball

Positive Self-Talk in Basketball

February 25, 2022

Did you know how you talk to yourself can make a big difference on how you feel and perform? Practicing positive self-talk in basketball will help improve your confidence and your performance. It’s not always easy to keep your self-talk positive and many pro athletes have struggled with overcoming their own negative self-talk. Los Angeles

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The Importance of Basketball Body Language

The Importance of Basketball Body Language

February 25, 2022

Don’t let bad body language limit your playing time or results. Did you know that 93 percent of communication is “nonverbal”? The body language of hoopers is easy to pick up on while watching a game, and it typically shows who is winning or losing at the moment. So today we’ll do a deep dive

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How to Build Confidence in Basketball

How to Build Confidence in Basketball

February 22, 2022

Sports psychology studies and anecdotal reports from winning athletes confirm that confidence in basketball is crucial for success on the court. Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young credits his self-confidence for his success in the league. “You work extremely hard, and that’s what builds confidence. For me, that’s all it is.” he said. So today,

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Visualization For Basketball: The Key To Success

Visualization For Basketball: The Key To Success

February 22, 2022

“For me, mental stress is everything.” said Phoenix Suns’ 12-time NBA All-Star guard and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Chris Paul. One way to deal with mental stress is visualization and mental imagery. Visualization for basketball is the process of using all your senses to help with learning and developing new hooper skills and strategies, as

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The Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award

The Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award

February 20, 2022

Today we’re going to introduce you to one of the coolest awards there is, because it’s all about supporting and growing women’s hoops: the Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy award. You’ll find out what the award is, how it is earned, and when it started. You’ll also discover why the Phoenix Suns’ Chris Paul

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How to Set Basketball Goals That Work

How to Set Basketball Goals That Work

February 19, 2022

Today we’ll share how to set basketball goals so you can achieve your wildest dreams. The most important thing when it comes to setting goals for basketball, is that you take the time to do it! Basically you need to define your objectives, and clarify what it will take to get there. Then you can

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How Long is a WNBA Game?

How Long is a WNBA Game?

February 18, 2022

Are you going to watch a WNBA game, and in the process of planning your trip, or are you trying to see whether you can fit it into your TV schedule? We’ve got you covered. Today we’ll share the answers to all your questions including: how long is a WNBA game? We’ll cover how many

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10 Takeaways from All on the Table

10 Takeaways from All on the Table

February 17, 2022

The Athletes Unlimited basketball league has partnered with an All-Star list of content creators to document the inaugural season’s action, including HighlightHER’s Arielle Chambers. Together they’ve launched “All on the Table” – a long-form YouTube series featuring candid discussions about players’ experiences in sports and life. You can subscribe here. In the first episode, Ari is joined by pro hoopers

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Women’s Professional Basketball Overseas: Behind the Scenes

Women’s Professional Basketball Overseas: Behind the Scenes

February 16, 2022

More than 60% of WNBA players headed abroad during the offseason this year. There are times where women’s professional basketball overseas can be a magical wonderland for WNBA players: a fantasy full of glamorous stat lines, MVP envelopes stuffed full of fresh $100 bills, private jets, and exclusive concerts. But for every fairy tale, there

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How to Handle Anxiety in Basketball

How to Handle Anxiety in Basketball

February 16, 2022

You’re not alone. Most basketball players feel anxious before and during competitions. What they do to cope is they accept performance anxiety as a perfectly normal. Instead of freaking out, they let the anxiety sharpen their focus. After all, having anxiety is proof that you care about your basketball game and outcomes – which is

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Basketball Leadership Tips from the Pros

Basketball Leadership Tips from the Pros

February 15, 2022

Basketball leadership is a game changer. Leaders make a positive difference by helping those around them develop from good to even better. And every member of a team, not just the captains, can and should be a leader. Everybody should look for opportunities for leadership in their own ways, and consider how they can make

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Demystifying Women’s 3×3 Basketball Rules with Stefanie Dolson

Demystifying Women’s 3×3 Basketball Rules with Stefanie Dolson

February 13, 2022

Women’s 3×3 basketball made its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. Originally started as street basketball in USA in the late 1980s, the game, at its core, is a condensed form of traditional full-court basketball. The game is fast and furious due to its different 3×3 basketball rules which cap the score at 21, provide very few

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How to Sleep Before a Big Basketball Game

How to Sleep Before a Big Basketball Game

February 6, 2022

What if you could improve your game with something that’s free, comfortable, and requires no sweating!? NBA Champion and Los Angeles Lakers guard LeBron James already knows this one simple secret: “Sleep is the most important thing when it comes to recovery.” he said. So today, we’ll explore the impacts of sleep for basketball. As

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The Triple Threat in Basketball

The Triple Threat in Basketball

February 5, 2022

Success on offense can start with your stance. The triple threat position is an offensive basketball stance that equips a player to be dangerous. In this position a player can quickly spring into action three ways: dribble the ball, pass the ball, or shoot the ball. The best way to catch the basketball is with:

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Figuring Out The WNBA CBA’s Prioritization Rule

Figuring Out The WNBA CBA’s Prioritization Rule

February 3, 2022

The WNBA’s CBA Prioritization rule (Section 9) was designed with the intention of ensuring players hoop in the WNBA for the entire season, thus prioritizing the league versus their overseas play. It achieves this by punishing players for reporting late to training camp by suspending them for the entire season. Which means they forfeit their

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Basketball Mental Health: Kayla McBride’s Journey

Basketball Mental Health: Kayla McBride’s Journey

February 3, 2022

Basketball mental health is a major key to happiness on the court. Conquering the inner game takes as much time and effort as the physical game. And yet, sadly, today it’s often under-invested in by athletic leagues. In the latest episode of Nike’s Trained: Mental Health Miniseries Podcast, three-time WNBA All-Star and Minnesota Lynx hooper,

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WNBA Capital Raise: $75 Million for Long-Term Growth

WNBA Capital Raise: $75 Million for Long-Term Growth

February 3, 2022

Today we’re excited to share big news about big money for the league we love! The WNBA has announced the largest-ever capital raise for a women’s sports property: $75 million. This was the first time that the WNBA raised money from investors in its history. And it was funded by selling equity in the WNBA. 

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Basketball Mindfulness: Unlock Better Performance

Basketball Mindfulness: Unlock Better Performance

February 2, 2022

Basketball mindfulness was a game changer for the NBA’s Chicago Bulls, and it can be for your game as well. In 1993, after winning three consecutive championships with the Chicago Bulls, legendary head coach Phil Jackson brought in stress expert George Mumford to help the team deal with the pressures of success and the toll that stress

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WNBA Free Agency: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

WNBA Free Agency: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

February 1, 2022

If you love listening to WNBA podcasts, there’s a new gem you have to add to your list. The New York Liberty’s sharp shooter and two-time WNBA Champion Sami Whitcomb has released Shooting the Shot sponsored by Jett Capital Advisors and Hoops Heaven. It’s a series of intimate, behind-the-scenes conversations with some of your favorite

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The Best Basketball Documentaries to Watch

The Best Basketball Documentaries to Watch

February 1, 2022

Looking for a fun way to spend your evening? Watch the best basketball documentaries ever – many of which you can view for free! We’ve pulled together a few of our favorites to make it easy to get started. These documentaries offer a rare chance to go behind the scenes with NBA and WNBA legends.

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15 Basketball Valentine’s Gifts To Love

15 Basketball Valentine’s Gifts To Love

January 31, 2022

So you’re looking for the perfect basketball Valentine’s gifts? No worries – we’ve got you covered. We’ve pulled together a selection of some of the most unique gifts you can give your child, partner, boyfriend, girlfriend and more. From custom kicks, to cool sweatshirts, and even special Athletes Unlimited Basketball access – you’re sure to

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Basketball 2.0: The Athletes Unlimited Basketball Model

Basketball 2.0: The Athletes Unlimited Basketball Model

January 30, 2022

The Athletes Unlimited Basketball model is shaking up everything we’ve come to expect from pro women’s hoops, for both the fans and the players —  in a good way. Established in 2020, Athletes Unlimited is a brand of women’s sports leagues, that offers a range of innovations to bring athletes and fans a unique and intense

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Sue Bird Documentary: In the Clutch On The Way

Sue Bird Documentary: In the Clutch On The Way

January 30, 2022

Five Olympic gold medals, four WNBA championships, and a 12-time All Star — and she makes it look easy. The top overall pick in the 2002 draft’s name is all over the WNBA record book. That’s right, we’re talking about Sue Bird. As the WNBA’s all-time leader in assists, games, and minutes played enters her

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Basketball Valentines Cards To Love

Basketball Valentines Cards To Love

January 29, 2022

We’re swishing you a happy Valentine’s Day! So we’ve pulled together a few cool basketball Valentines cards to make your shopping simple this year. That way you don’t have to travel all over to find the perfect note. Whether you’re looking for a thoughtful card for a partner who loves hooping, or just a whole

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Athletes Unlimited Basketball Rules: 3 Things To Know

Athletes Unlimited Basketball Rules: 3 Things To Know

January 28, 2022

“Man it’s everything and more that I could’ve imagined…You know the older I’m getting, I want to leave this game better than I found it. So now that we’re finally here, finally at this day, I’m just so proud to be one of the 44 women here creating opportunities and resources for the next generation.”

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Candace Parker Producing Documentary: 37 Words: A Title IX Story

Candace Parker Producing Documentary: 37 Words: A Title IX Story

January 26, 2022

An Adidas signature shoe, the cover of NBA2K, and her own official day in Chicago (September 16th)—Candace Parker has more than arrived. But she’s not done yet. In April 2022, the two-time NCAA and WNBA champion, and two-time Olympic gold medalist, has something new in store for us. Candace Parker’s Title IX Documentary, 37 Words: A Title

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Signed WNBA Collectibles & The Golden Era of Women’s Sports

Signed WNBA Collectibles & The Golden Era of Women’s Sports

January 26, 2022

“I tell guys all the time, stop watching women’s basketball expecting to watch the men’s game. Watch women’s basketball – there’s a lot of really extraordinary stuff going on.” Brandon Steiner, creator of CollectibleXchange, the only online signed WNBA collectibles marketplace for women’s sports, told Queen Ballers Club. Brandon always knew there were a lot

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An Inside Look at the Wilson Sporting Goods Retail Stores

An Inside Look at the Wilson Sporting Goods Retail Stores

January 26, 2022

As companies look to court more Gen Z customers and pursue a direct-to-consumer strategy, many are also opening up retail stores to fully bring their brand experience to life. For example, Amazon plans to open a clothing store called Amazon Style in Glendale, California this year. And Glossier bet big on experiential retail adding two physical

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2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup Qualifying Games Guide

2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup Qualifying Games Guide

January 18, 2022

The 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup will take place from September 22 – October 1, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. But you can get ready to watch some of the best women’s basketball in the world in Washington DC this February! Team USA will be part of the 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament

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Women’s Drew League: West Coast Pro-Am Basketball Mecca

Women’s Drew League: West Coast Pro-Am Basketball Mecca

January 13, 2022

In 1973 Alvin Wills established the Drew League with six teams. From its beginning, he believed the league could be a place for young men and women of South Central Los Angeles to learn life lessons through basketball. Today the league is thriving as the heart of the city, having established itself as a home for

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Jump Rope for Basketball Players: Get Started Guide

Jump Rope for Basketball Players: Get Started Guide

January 12, 2022

Jump roping can be a great way to kick off your basketball practice warm up. It will improve your cardio and your hops. And they’re accessible and easy to take anywhere. They’re one of our favorite drills to kick off a training session with. So today, we’ll share everything you need to know about jump

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Can’t-Miss Custom Shoe Artists: Jaw-Dropping  Artwork

Can’t-Miss Custom Shoe Artists: Jaw-Dropping Artwork

January 12, 2022

Awesome kicks and basketball go together like peanut butter and jelly (here’s how he did it by the way). In fact, some of your favorite female hoopers love showing off unique shoes on the court. For example, check out Dearica Hamby rocking custom LEGOs AJ 35, Chelsea Gray’s custom playoff kicks, and Lexie Brown rocking

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Best Basketball TV Shows to Stream

Best Basketball TV Shows to Stream

January 12, 2022

Looking for a fun way to spend your evening or to learn more about the game you love? Check out the best basketball TV shows for hoopers. Watch along to discover the growth of some of basketball’s greatest teams such as the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers; go behind the scenes with the world’s

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Best Basketball Movies of All Time to Watch

Best Basketball Movies of All Time to Watch

January 11, 2022

Looking for a great hooping film? We’ve got you covered with the best basketball movies of all time. With love stories, epic on the court battles with the Looney Tunes squad, and even some surprise WNBA player appearances, you’re sure to find something to enjoy on our list. We’ve even included some of Golden State

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Dawn Staley Podcast NETLIFE Details & How to Listen

Dawn Staley Podcast NETLIFE Details & How to Listen

January 10, 2022

Dawn Staley’s new podcast, NETLIFE, with Just Women’s Sports will debuted on Wednesday, January 12. The name of the podcast represents Dawns’s own twist on the phrase: ball is life. “I’ve given basically all of my life to the game,” she said. Dawn went on to elaborate that she’s forever indebted to basketball. “It’s given

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Athletes Unlimited Basketball Schedule 2022

Athletes Unlimited Basketball Schedule 2022

January 6, 2022

The new Athletes Unlimited basketball schedule for 2022 is live! So today we’ll walk you through what to expect from the Athletes Unlimited basketball schedule, and reveal the weekly calendars for easy referencing. Athletes Unlimited league‘s upcoming comprehensive television and streaming schedule includes more than 150 hours of live coverage of women’s professional basketball and

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Must-Watch Drip for the Soul Series: Kelsey Plum Interview

Must-Watch Drip for the Soul Series: Kelsey Plum Interview

January 4, 2022

“I didn’t even drink coffee until I was a pro, and I barely drink it now.” “Do you drink it with milk or anything like that?” “It’s just black like my soul.” says Kelsey Plum. And that’s how the first episode of the new YouTube series, Drip for the Soul, kicks off. The series is

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Athletes Unlimited Basketball Salary

Athletes Unlimited Basketball Salary

December 27, 2021

Athletes Unlimited Basketball League is a brand new model launched this year in the US. The five-week pro hoops season runs from January 26 to February 26, 2022 at Sport Center of Las Vegas. The league is known best for its “Shorter season. Higher stakes. More opportunity.” So what does that mean in terms of

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Wilson Evolution Basketball for Serious Hoopers

Wilson Evolution Basketball for Serious Hoopers

December 18, 2021

The Wilson Evolution basketball is our favorite ball for both indoor and outdoor hooping, even though it’s designed specifically for indoor use. Steph Curry mentions in his MasterClass that hoopers should train with balls as similar as possible to the ones they use in games: in terms of quality, degree of inflation, size, and so

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Athletes Unlimited Basketball Roster

Athletes Unlimited Basketball Roster

December 17, 2021

Athletes Unlimited Basketball roster has 44-players for its inaugural season – and it’s clear it’ll be a competitive season. The league is packed with former college, and current overseas and WNBA players: 43 have represented a total of 37 NCAA Division I institutions; 42 have spent time in international professional leagues; 16 have WNBA experience across 97

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25 Best Basketball Shooting Drills

25 Best Basketball Shooting Drills

December 15, 2021

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is now the NBA’s all-time leader in 3-pointers, surpassing Ray Allen. But did you know that one summer Steph Curry changed his shot from a lower-release “catapult shot” to shooting over his head? After his freshmen season in high school, it took him a whole frustrating summer and thousands of shots to get

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The Athletes Unlimited Basketball Scoring System

The Athletes Unlimited Basketball Scoring System

December 3, 2021

The Athletes Unlimited Basketball scoring system is a game changer. It ensures hoopers compete every single play, and makes the game engaging as heck for fans to watch. The creative scoring system is kind of like fantasy sports, where individuals stack up points — in this case, the person with the most points at the

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WNBA Cryptocurrency: Recent Partnerships & The Future

WNBA Cryptocurrency: Recent Partnerships & The Future

December 1, 2021

WNBA cryptocurrency is an area that is poised for growth as both women’s sports and crypto are booming! Over the last year the league has signed their first cryptocurrency partnership, and a WNBA team has too. Plus, the first stadium used by a team in the league is on the way to a cryptocurrency partnership

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How to Watch Athletes Unlimited Basketball

How to Watch Athletes Unlimited Basketball

November 17, 2021

Find out how to watch Athletes Unlimited basketball games and weekly drafts – including where to look for some free Athletes Unlimited Basketball live streams! Plus, we’ll share more about the in-game broadcasting and what to expect. How to watch Athletes Unlimited Basketball It should be easy to catch Athletes Unlimited Basketball this year. Plan

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WNBA Betting: How to Bet on the WNBA

WNBA Betting: How to Bet on the WNBA

November 15, 2021

Nneka Ogwumike and the WNPBA said, it’s time to “Bet on Women.” So today’s the day to learn all about WNBA betting, and how to bet on the WNBA. We’ll share the steps to get started, common betting terms to know, and what WNBA betting platforms there are. Then, we’ll dive into some WNBA tips,

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Athletes Unlimited Basketball 2022

Athletes Unlimited Basketball 2022

November 14, 2021

Some of the most interesting news to hit pro women’s hoops this year was the announcement, this October, of the launch of Athletes Unlimited’s basketball league. The great news for fans is that the player-driven league’s inaugural season will get underway quickly, beginning in January 2022. So today, we’re taking a deep dive into what

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Candace Parker’s TED Talk: Be Limitless

Candace Parker’s TED Talk: Be Limitless

November 8, 2021

It’s fitting that this year Candace Parker played in a new WNBA jersey designed with shattered lines and a cool blue hue. It was a reminder to all to shatter ceilings, and that nothing can stop a team born from the heart of the Windy City. In November, Candace Parker gave her first TED Talk,

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The W25 List: The WNBA Unveils the Top 25 Players in History & GOAT

The W25 List: The WNBA Unveils the Top 25 Players in History & GOAT

October 16, 2021

“You never play this game because of the accomplishments or the recognition. You play because you love it. And I think when you respect the game you work hard. So sometimes things happen organically.” said four-time WNBA All- Star and WNBA Champion, Ticha Penicheiro, after being named to the W25 list in 2021. The WNBA

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Elena Delle Donne WNBA Wonder Woman

Elena Delle Donne WNBA Wonder Woman

September 5, 2021

The only WNBA player to win MVP with more than one franchise, the only WNBA player to have a 50-40-90 season, and a member of The W25, actually quit basketball her freshman year of college. However, by the time 2013 came around, Elena Delle Donne had joined the Chicago Sky after being picked second in

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How Should Basketball Shoes Fit?

How Should Basketball Shoes Fit?

September 1, 2021

Curious how should basketball shoes fit? We’ve got you covered! Today we’ll take a look at how to pick the best basketball shoes. With endless design options, you have a lot of decisions to make. By the way, check out StockX for the latest drops.  Fit is so important. For example, a few years ago NBA

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Overseas Women’s Basketball Salary

Overseas Women’s Basketball Salary

August 25, 2021

Did you know about 67% of rostered WNBA players spent time playing abroad in 2019?Four years later, in 2022, the number has remained fairly consistent: 60% of WNBA players join women’s professional basketball overseas. The main reason players hoop during the offseason is to continue to earn more money to complement their WNBA salary. And

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Best Basketball Apps for Training & Stats

Best Basketball Apps for Training & Stats

August 21, 2021

Ready to improve your workouts, track your progress, and get custom drills for ball handling, footwork, defense, and shooting? Today we’ve rounded up some of the best basketball apps for training and stat tracking. Explore our selection of free basketball training apps, dribbling apps, basketball game apps, and stats apps. For each app we provide

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The Best Black Friday Basketball Deals

The Best Black Friday Basketball Deals

August 21, 2021

Want to take advantage of some of the biggest savings of the year? We’ve tried to make it easy with a quick round up of some of the best Black Friday basketball deals we’ve spotted. Shop deals on training, basketballs, hoops, shoes and apparel, and cards. Also before you jump into it – check out

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The Best Basketball Christmas Gifts for Hoopers

The Best Basketball Christmas Gifts for Hoopers

August 20, 2021

Not sure what to get basketball players for Christmas? Finding the best basketball Christmas gifts can take some digging. And we know you don’t have as much time as Santa Claus. So we rounded up a list of a few of our favorites for you. We sampled some hoopers and checked online reviews to find

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Best Outdoor Basketballs Guide

Best Outdoor Basketballs Guide

August 18, 2021

Most hoopers hit the park or the portable hoop in their driveway at some point to practice their ball handling or to play pick up games. So today we’re going to look at the best outdoor basketballs that give you a great grip and feel, and superior durability. Based on customer reviews, popular review sites,

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Pre-Game Routines: How Elite Basketball Players Prepare for Success

Pre-Game Routines: How Elite Basketball Players Prepare for Success

August 16, 2021

How do you summon your best when your best is needed on the court? What thoughts do you call upon to help get you mentally right when you find yourself in high leverage situations, like your team down a point with only seconds remaining?  Throughout professional basketball, including the WNBA, players use performance routines to train

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Best Basketball Nets Guide

Best Basketball Nets Guide

August 14, 2021

Any hooper will tell you, the sound a ball makes at it goes through the net is one of the most satisfying in the world. So today, we’ve pulled together the best basketball nets for your home hoop, whether it’s a portable hoop or in-ground hoop. The majority of nets are available for under $10.

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Cathy Engelbert WNBA Commissioner Quotes

Cathy Engelbert WNBA Commissioner Quotes

August 14, 2021

After 33 years and a CEO role at Deloitte, Cathy Engelbert was hired in May 2019 as the WNBA’s fifth leader (though the first to get the commissioner title). She took over two months later. Today, as the first-ever Commissioner of the WNBA, Cathy Engelbert is responsible for bolstering visibility for the sport of women’s

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Pretty Basketballs You’ve Got To See

Pretty Basketballs You’ve Got To See

August 13, 2021

The connection between artists and the sport of basketball is a visual art trend that can’t be ignored. Over the last few years pretty basketballs, that function as both art and a playable ball, have emerged on the scene as a fun option for hoopers. As Los Angeles-based artist Mark Whalen told Vice, “I love the game. Basketball in the

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The Inside-Look Gallery: Washington Mystics & Connecticut Sun

The Inside-Look Gallery: Washington Mystics & Connecticut Sun

August 12, 2021

In advance of the Connecticut Sun taking on the Seattle Storm later today (9 PM EDT on Amazon Prime) in the first ever WNBA Commissioner’s Cup for a prize of $500k, we’re taking a look at the Suns game at the Washington Mystics on June 29, 2021. That night, the Sun beat the short-handed Mystics 90-71. Which

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What’s a Triple Double in Basketball?

What’s a Triple Double in Basketball?

August 12, 2021

A triple double is even better than a double double. It means a hooper has notched 10 or more in yet another statistical category – three total! So today we’ll take a look at what’s a triple double in basketball and the statistical categories that contribute. We’ll reveal how rare the accomplishment is in both

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Inside the 3 Second-Violation in Basketball

Inside the 3 Second-Violation in Basketball

August 11, 2021

Are you getting the three-second rule called on your team in NBA2K or during games? If you’re confused what it’s all about we’ve got you covered. The 3-second violation in basketball was introduced in 1936 to help ensure the safety of hoopers. The idea was to prevent bigs from sitting in the lane the whole

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What’s a Double Double in Basketball?

What’s a Double Double in Basketball?

August 11, 2021

Did you know that Sylvia Fowles leads the WNBA in double doubles, and she’s not even retired yet!? Though 2022 will be her last year of play. There are tons of fun stats in basketball that mark levels of achievement. One common way to evaluate a player’s performance in a game is with the double

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Ariel Atkins: Small Town Start to Selfless Star

Ariel Atkins: Small Town Start to Selfless Star

August 4, 2021

Ariel Atkins: It’s only a matter of time before that’s a household name. And that time is coming soon. Over the past two years, the Washington Mystics’ youngest starter has skyrocketed up the ranks, bursting onto the scene as a first-time WNBA All-Star who’s quickly earning the respect and admiration of her peers, the fans,

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What is a Carry in Basketball?

What is a Carry in Basketball?

August 4, 2021

What is a carry in basketball? A carry is a type of illegal dribble where the hooper basically picks up the ball mid-dribble without meaning to, by slipping their hand fully under the ball, and then continues dribbling. It happens when the player moves their hand fully under the ball with their palm up (imagine

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Best Way to Break in Basketball Shoes Overnight

Best Way to Break in Basketball Shoes Overnight

August 2, 2021

So you got some new hoops shoes and you want to ensure they are game ready? No sweat. We’ve got you covered with some of the best ways to break in basketball shoes quickly. Today, we’ll explain how your shoes should fit and share our five favorite tips for fast results. Let’s get after it!

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Sue Bird Signed Memorabilia: Top 10

Sue Bird Signed Memorabilia: Top 10

July 22, 2021

So you’re hoping to get a Sue Bird signed jersey, ball, photograph or gift? To make your search easy, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest gear featuring a Sue Bird autograph – some of it is even game worn. We also included a few souvenirs that are cool, even though they’re unsigned. So check

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Brianna Turner WNBA: Off-Court Advocate Turned On-Court All-Defense

Brianna Turner WNBA: Off-Court Advocate Turned On-Court All-Defense

July 21, 2021

Brianna Turner has described herself as quiet. But there are moments where she is unapologetically loud. Already during her college days at Notre Dame, she and her teammates wore shirts that read “I Can’t Breathe” as a way to protest police violently killing Eric Garner. More recently, Brianna has been outspoken on topics in addition

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Basketball Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Basketball Stocking Stuffer Ideas

July 21, 2021

So you’re looking for basketball stocking stuffer ideas for the hooper in your life. Look no further! Today we’ve got you covered with a quick list of some of the coolest basketball-themed stocking stuffers for fans of the WNBA, NBA, and basketball players. Discover fun basketball stocking stuffer ideas From basketball-themed playing cards to vintage

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What Is An Illegal Screen In Basketball?

What Is An Illegal Screen In Basketball?

July 7, 2021

Today we’ll take a look at what a screen is, and what makes for a legal screen and an illegal screen in basketball. A screen in basketball is a move where an offensive player basically creates a wall that stops a defender so an offensive teammate can run around to get an open shot or

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The Best WNBA Gifts Guide

The Best WNBA Gifts Guide

July 6, 2021

For the WNBA fan in your life, we’ve pulled together some of the best gifts for the holidays, birthdays, and just because. Shop a selection of incredible jewelry, sweats sets, WNBA trading cards, video games, and much more. We’ve also included many independent outlets’ gear, so you can support great small businesses. Discover the best

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Best Massage Guns for Basketball Players Guide

Best Massage Guns for Basketball Players Guide

July 5, 2021

Today we take a look at the best massage guns for basketball players to help make your decision an easy one. Massage guns, which are easy-to-use, battery-powered devices that feature movement that mimics a massage, have recently become all the rage when it comes to rejuvenating sore tissue and aching muscles. Hoopers use them to

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Cool WNBA Posters & Basketball Art

Cool WNBA Posters & Basketball Art

July 3, 2021

Nothing goes together better than art and basketball. So today, we thought we’d share some of the most awesome WNBA posters and women’s basketball art we’ve discovered. Some of these are artworks by independent artists and not available for purchase. But others are easily purchasable — and some even come signed. We hope your eyes

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WNBA Viewership & Ratings Growing In 2021

WNBA Viewership & Ratings Growing In 2021

July 1, 2021

During opening weekend in 2021, WNBA viewership soared 25% versus the prior year. Just two weeks later and five games in, WNBA ratings climbed even higher to 74% year over year growth. The WNBA capped off its historic 25th regular season by delivering its most-watched season since 2008 for its television partners – ABC, CBS, ESPN

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Washington Mystics Mid-Season: Versatility Versus Adversity

Washington Mystics Mid-Season: Versatility Versus Adversity

June 28, 2021

To be clear, we were put on notice during the Washington Mystics‘ media day. But perhaps we — and the league’s current number one standing team in the league, Seattle Storm — did not heed the warning at the time. On-and-off court champion, Natasha Cloud who returned to the game in 2021 after sitting out

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WNBA Players’ Name Pronunciation Guide

WNBA Players’ Name Pronunciation Guide

June 27, 2021

During the 2021 WNBA season, we noticed a lot of WNBA fans and players taking to Twitter to express their frustration with the announcers’ pronunciation of WNBA players’ names. Then, we read about the New York Liberty’s in-game announcer mispronouncing Dallas Wings star player Arike Ogunbowale’s name for the entire game. Professional athletes should not have

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Best Basketball Net Backstops: Complete Guide

Best Basketball Net Backstops: Complete Guide

June 15, 2021

Sick of chasing basketballs down? One of the best ways to get up more shots quickly, and stop annoying your neighbors, is to get a simple backstop for your hoop. So today, we’re going to take a look at some of the best basketball net backstops. We’ll also share what features to consider in your

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Washington Mystics Take On Los Angeles Sparks: The Inside-Look Gallery

Washington Mystics Take On Los Angeles Sparks: The Inside-Look Gallery

June 12, 2021

“Our chemistry is starting to come along. Of course there are some things we still need to get better at. But, we’re figuring out each other, we’re figuring out what works for us, what doesn’t work for us.” said Ariel Atkins as the Washington Mystics took down the Los Angeles Sparks 89 to 71, on

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Women’s Hoop Groups Directory: 25+ Ways to Play

Women’s Hoop Groups Directory: 25+ Ways to Play

June 2, 2021

Today we’re going to help you discover fun women’s hoop groups and women’s pickup basketball leagues by state for young adult females. From Renee’s Runs in ATL to Hoop York City in NYC, find a place and a squad to ball out and improve your game while having fun. Many of the runs are weekly

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Basketball Trainers On Instagram Directory: Grow Your Game

Basketball Trainers On Instagram Directory: Grow Your Game

June 1, 2021

Today we’ll take a look at some basketball trainers on Instagram to help take your game to the next level. Over the last decade, basketball skills training and player development has emerged as an industry of its own, impacting all levels of the game. As The Ringer reported, “more and more NBA players are turning

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WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Explained, How to Watch, & The Prize

WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Explained, How to Watch, & The Prize

May 23, 2021

The first ever WNBA Commissioner’s Cup in-season competition kicked off last year in 2021! It’s returning for another season. And this year, the team from each conference with the top record in Cup games will compete for a lucrative prize pool in the Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. The league launched the new competition

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WNBA NFTs: WNBA Top Shot, Sue Bird & Renee Montgomery Releases & What’s Next

WNBA NFTs: WNBA Top Shot, Sue Bird & Renee Montgomery Releases & What’s Next

May 21, 2021

WNBA NFTs have arrived! The league partnered with Dapper Labs to introduce WNBA Top Shot Moments in August of 2021. Meanwhile NBA Top Shot has seen $436 million in trading volume since launching last year, according to Decrypt. “Top Shot presents an exciting opportunity for the WNBA to engage passionate fans on a whole new

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WNBA League Pass 2022: Everything You Need to Know

WNBA League Pass 2022: Everything You Need to Know

May 15, 2021

So you’re thinking about getting the WNBA League Pass 2022, but you’re not sure where to begin or what exactly it comes with? Or you’ve bought it, but you’re not sure how to actually access it to watch games? No sweat, we’ve got you covered. Today, we’ll walk you through what the League Pass costs,

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