Do you play any other sports other then Basketball ? People might not consider this a real sport, but I have been road biking now for a little over two years. My stamina and leg strength is the strongest it has ever been, it is also fun and soothing going on leisure rides around the cool air in the city or rural areas at night. I have road biking group with my closes friends that I grew up with, 15 people deep right now. The majority of us have bikes in the 1000$ and up.
I don't know why people wouldn't consider road biking a sport, that requires tons of endurance and physical strength as well as will power. I wouldn't be able to do it lmao
Aside from playing ball, I try to sneak some soccer in there as well. I'm not very good but it's fun.
I used to play fullback in football but after I had a slight MCL tear, it took 10 weeks to heal (mainly because I kept playing ball and didn't let it heal) and I never played football after that.
Basketball, volleyball, snowboarding and baseball, tried football but it wasn't for me. I think a lot of people would love road biking if they had more peers to do it with, I went with my brother once and it was really fun with a big group
soccer, volleyball and ... chess ? could we consider it a sport ;) ?
I think volleyball is the best sport combine to basketball. Soccer gives you stamina and helps your coordination and footworkbut it's not the same kind of effort (and the same muscles).
Grew up playing baseball, football, and basketball. Now that those days are behind me, the only sport I play now is golf.
JunkYard is right, they don't use the same type of muscles (or muscle movement). I had to retrain my body every 4-5 months.
I had scholarship offers for high jump when I was in high school and also did triple jump and ran the mile (4:58 was my best). Track and Field is tough to do as an adult, so I've just continued to train like an athlete lifting weights, running and doing plyometrics. Aside from ball, I usually run a couple 5K's a year to supplement my competitive needs, haha.
im a senior in college now but back in the day i tried everything. lax, soccer, football, baseball. but my main sport was basketball, i never stopped playing and i actually feel there hasnt been a day that i didnt touch a basketball. i play witht he adults at my local ymca at 6:30 am every mon, wed, and fri. i was going to play bball in college but broke my wrist my senior year which set me back ALOT. went to school, played pick up with the team as a freshman and i was clearly too slow and weak. now as a senior if i tried out i think id make it.
I'm equally as big a soccer fan as I am basketball. Even though I'll always be bball first, I'm going to be captain this year for my high school soccer team.
I'm really excited by how rapidly soccer is growing in our country and Professional soccer is now the 2nd most popular sport behind football in America for people between 12-24 years of age. I call this the FIFA video game generation lol which has allowed so many more Americans love the sport because playing these games makes them understand soccer which in turn lets them appreciate it and spark the interest to watch the real thing. This can only mean good things for the future if the youth are behind it so much.
For those who are adventurous, I highly recommend checking out a MLS game. It's pretty interesting to see that American Pro Soccer fans for the most part only follow international leagues, but MLS is slowly picking up steam. The quality is not comparable yet to the Barcelonas and Man Utds but it's getting better and the atmosphere at the games are something to behold. Average attendance is actually higher than both MLB and NBA.
The fan support in the North West is ridiculous. I had the fortune of going to a Portland Timbers game and the best way I can describe it is a college atmosphere in a professional game. And don't get me started on US Men's National Team games. The US is producing better and better pros and I'm really hoping for a good showing at next year's World Cup.
I actually never played basketball. I am a massive fan, and follow it soo much, however I just love ballin' here and there with mates. I played aussie rules football as a teen. The game is great, you need to have great endurance as the oval is so big, but you also need that burst of speed and quickness to run away from your defender. The game also builds up your hardness. In the game, you do get a lot of contact, and always cop heaps of bumps, especially in junior footy (teens just want to take out fustration). I remember this one time I was running off half back (backline) and some monster bloke who had about 20cm and 20 KG on me flattens me at full pace, and I went flying about 2 meters and then he jumped on me after I was bumped. Great combination of heaps of skills and gave me lot. However there was also heaps of fights, I remember one time a guy with a hummer came on field to attack someone/
I run cross country and track for my college but I'll pretty much play just about any sport that my friends are. We haven't done it as much lately but when we were in high school we would be play ultimate Frisbee a few times every month (underrated sport that's really fun) after practice.
I played basketball, baseball and ran XC in HS (I used XC to get in shape for basketball, didn't want to get hurt playing FB).
I actually had interest from some pretty good baseball schools before a few run ins with my coach....(yeah, not good I was a stupid kid back then).
I was actually all-state in basketball (15 boards a game baby) and got recruited by D3 schools for basketball AND football (because they saw me play basketball...ha!). Yeah, I was that guy on the court lol.
In high school I played basketball, football and volleyball. In college I played intramural basketball and during my sophomore year was asked by one of my friend's to play rugby for the college team. Started playing rugby for the club and ended up playing for another seven years. Not my favourite sport to watch but really fun to play, great for staying in shape (which is hard for me since I have a metabolism like Charles Barkley) and a great to way to get out some frustration from everyday life.
I play baseball, basketball, and hockey.
Hockey i've been playing the longest, I'm a goalie and it helps me with basketball being able to read the defenses
Comparison style: Jimmy Howard
Baseball I'm a utility guy because i can play any position because i have great fielding capabilities but cant hit to save my life
Comparison style: Don Kelly
Basketball i'm smaller but i normally guard the taller guys because i have a vertical, long arms, and good core strength
Comparison: A skinny 6 foot Draymond Green
I play semi professional soccer so that's my claim to fame. I only ever played basketball socially which was awesome coz my team was just a bunch of retards who couldn't make a lay up and tried to play and1 style even though we sucked so I was able to jack up shot after shot. I probably finished most games about 10 - 40 but my teammates thought I played well lol.
I played DII baseball in college, but that was about 9 years ago. Now i play in an adult baseball league locally.
I play horseball in Greece and croquet
I played football and also ran track. Quit track because freshman year because I hated waiting 5 hours at a meet to run for 11 seconds and go home. Football I'll be playing for a 9 man semi pro team next summer who hopefully wins the national championship this year (it's in Oregon MikeyV!).
I'm from South America, so I obviously play soccer (as everyone around here).
Beer Pong, Flip Cup and Cornhole.
Played all sports growing up. Had opportunities to play baseball, basketball,football, or golf at some dIII and dII schools but wanted to go to a bigger school.Grew up a GT fan and go there now, and my main sport now is pounding beer on the golf course haha. Huge sports fan in general.
btw If anyones ever tryna play some golf in the atl area im down.
Ran track in high school and college (triple jump, long jump, sprinting relays). These days I get into a 5K every now and then, and I play in a few men's basketball leagues! Played in 2 leagues at a time in Boston, but just moved to San Francisco and have yet to pick a league. Anyone know of any good ones?
wow!! Biking is pretty awesome, I used to bike a lot with my dad when I was in elementary!!! I miss that, I've umm never really played basketball to be honest lol, I like basketball though, I love watching and talking about it. I am however in the Tennis club at my school, which I enjoy a lot. I wanted to try kendo, but the other girls in the club scare me, they're all Giants and look like men, well not all of them but there's a few scary ones lol. Actually when I think about it I'm not even sure if my school has a basketball club. Oh if anyone is curious, our tennis club is pretty decent, were not the best in our region but we win more then we lose!
I play basketball a few days every week. Use to play baseball, but that seems like forever ago now. Also play a ton of poker.. Before I got married two years ago there wasn't a day that went by that I didn't play basketball or poker.
Football on Thanksgiving. That's about it. Ball is life after that.
You are forgetting something Mr. Title Holder.
Played lacrosse in high school, had offers from Portland State, Simon Fraser, Southern Virginia University and a couple smaller schools I cant remember the name of... But school was never a big interest of mine, I wanted to be an entrepreneur so I put my lax stick down and havent played in 3+ years. I was no Johns Hopkins or Syracuse type talent but I could hit 88 on the radar gun and could have been a decent attackman at the next level
Played football when I was younger, still a huge fan. Also ran track for a while, definitely helped with my stamina for basketball.
Lots of ultimate frisbee. Lots of disc golf. Some tennis. 8 years of soccer as a kid.
Oh, and I was quiz bowl captain in high school
I'm on the quiz bowl team at my school strictly for sports questions lol.
i started with baskteball my love, then swimming and ended with Water Polo now i just practice martial arts (Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing and Self Defense) but i still play ball everytime i can unfortunally my country is a soccer country lol
I am a big golfer. Been a member at a country club all my life and my aunt and uncle own a course so I try to play 2-3 times a week.
Funny you mention road biking cause I just bought a Specialized on Tuesday. Me and my buddy plan on going on a 30+ mile ride through Mpls tomorrow.