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Why You Should Never Over-Inflate A Basketball

There might be evidence to suggest that guns don't kill people*, over-inflated basketballs do - or at least they make the same noise as a gun when they explode!

Check out the video, this is why you should never over-inflate a basketball.

*Nobody dies in this video.

Written by Emma McMillan — September 26, 2014

Help Us Blow Out The Candles - We're 3 Years Old Today!

The 20th September is always a good day for us, as it's the day that we celebrate Basketball Megastore's birthday! 

This year, we celebrate our 3rd birthday, and we thought we'd invite Gerald Green over to help us blow out the candles on our cake, in his own special way!

Impressive dunks aside, we like to take this opportunity to thank family, friends, and all of YOU for your support over the last year, and for helping us to continue to grow and do something that we really love.

In the past 12 months we've had the opportunity to meet a lot of great people who are doing an outstanding job at growing and developing basketball in the UK. Through getting to know the community better, and working hard to address the needs of basketball players here, and across the world, we've been able to grow drastically ourselves. 

We couldn't have done it without you! For all of our loyal customers, make sure to check your inbox, for a little birthday present from us over the weekend.

We might have had a great run up until now, but we've got even bigger and better things planned for our 4th year, so keep it right here, and help us to do good things in basketball for another year. 

Happy birthday to us :)

Written by Emma McMillan — September 20, 2014

James Harden Consults His Beard Guru | NBA 2K15 Face Scanning

With NBA 2K15 getting set for release, some great adverts are doing the rounds, and perhaps the best one is this gem featuring James Harden and Anthony Davis. 

As usual, Harden's beard is playing a central role in the action, as Harden calls in his beard guru, before he thinks about scanning his face for the new game. 

The advert is promoting the fact that you will be able to scan your own face into NBA 2K15, and finally have a player that looks just like you. 

Check out some funny beard guru action:

Written by Emma McMillan — September 18, 2014

Team USA Have Fun Gettin Buckets During Downtime at FIBA World Cup

Team USA look like they've been enjoying themselves during this years FIBA World Cup in Spain, and they've been finding plenty of time to show why these guys are some of the best ballers in the world, even when they're in chill mode. 

Earlier in the week, Steph Curry and Kenneth Faried where chillin' out on the bench and decided to have an impromptu shooting contest. 

Faried comes close, but it's sharp shooting Curry who gets the bucket first, from his relaxed, seated position on the sidelines. 

Check it out: 

Andre Drummond has also been getting in on the long-range action. During the World Cup, Drummond has played the least amount of minutes of anyone on Team USA, and he's not known for his 3-point prowess, but this shot shows just how much talent is running through the Team USA bench. 

Drummon takes a seat on the hardwood at half court, and casually throws up a shot, which he makes like it's nothing. 

Buckets.

Written by Emma McMillan — September 14, 2014

Spectacular High Jump Achievement Shown in Basketball Terms

While basketball is obviously our number 1 sport, we do love to delve into the likes of track and field when we get the chance, so we're loving this basketball / athletics mash up.

Let us explain. Last week, Mutaz Essa Barshim achieved the second best result ever in the high jump, while taking part in the Diamond Series in Brussels.

He Fosbury flopped his way over a bar that was suspended 2.43 metres off the ground, coming just 2 cm short of the world record of 2.45 metres.

While those numbers might mean very little to us on paper, this picturem which was taken by Trent Stellingwerff of the Canadian Sport Institute and edited by Adam Schmenk of USATF Entertainment, puts that high jump achievement into perspective from a basketball point of view.

All we can say is wow. We'll probably not look at the high jump the same way from now on.

Written by Emma McMillan — September 12, 2014

Starter x Space Jam: Tune Squad Character Crew and Snapback

With just a month to go until the release of the Starter x Space Jam collaboration, we're bringing you another sneak peek at what you can look forward to when the range hits the shelves here at Basketball Megastore!

French photographer, Oublie Mwen (aka Babylon) has been working with Starter France to photograph the range, including this great shot of the Tune Squad character crew and snapback, featuring Bugs Bunny with the hook. 

As we edge nearer to the October release we'll be dropping more info, so keep it right here, or make sure you've hit up our mailing list to hear about the finer details Starter x Space Jam collab first.

Written by Emma McMillan — September 12, 2014

Sneaks & Peaks 5 - Freshen Up Your Basketball Apparel Game

This Saturday we are once again going to be taking part in the sneakers, fashion, music, food and art party that is Sneaks & Peaks! 

Make sure you head down to Boxxed in Digbeth, Birmingham to see what's up, and grab a selection of brand new basketball apparel and kicks from your favourite basketball store. ;)  Check out the Sneaks & Peaks press release below, and see you there!

"Edition 5 of Sneaks&peaks, the UK's largest inner city lifestyle festival takes place on Saturday 6th September. Back once again bringing you the hardest to find kicks, leading fashion brands, street art & Graffiti and a host of street food vendors. We are going way bigger than any previous event and we’re excited!

The outdoor area will be transformed by Cubanisto who will be hosting the outdoor bar as well as the outdoor stage and will be offering you the chance to experience their brand new rum flavoured beer. Performing on the day will be some of B-towns hottest DJ's alongside renowned festival favourites Troumaca with local talent The Oddysse, Kouben, OG HORSE & more in support.

Our new secret warehouse space will feature a retro gaming zone Dead Pixels, a Cubanisto lounge area for chilling alongside renowned brands such as Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream sample sale, and Birmingham’s finest – Liquor store presents Palace A/W14.

You can even freshen up on the day courtesy of The Butchery Collective. The main warehouse space will feature 1000's of the rarest kicks, sneaker solutions and sneaker art accompanied by the most current independent fashion labels we can find.

And of course Birmingham’s infamous artists will once again be painting our external walls. And talking of paint, the whole of Digbeth will be transformed in to a canvas for artists from across the globe on the same day, by our homies over at City of Colours - Birmingham Street Art Festival 2014. We’d highly recommend checking them out.

Traders already confirmed to supply the heat and freshest garms: Dark Circle, Size8UK, Huarache- central, Projekt21, Note Apparel, Ropes Laces, AOK, Zoot’s Sign Shop, BBC & Ice Cream, S.O.O.N, Wellgosh, Sneeky Fox Apparel, Basketball Megastore, FunKyst Clothing, Mr Huarache, Liquor store present Palace +++++++ many more.  

Scoff Street Food presents: The MeatShack, Hungry Toad, Victotia Crepes & Big Daddies Diner
 


Advanced VIP tickets £5 which includes first entry/queue jump and free entry in to the sneaks&peaks raffle. £3 on the door on the day.

Tickets available from www.theticketsellers.co.uk For guest-list or further information please email info@sneaksandpeaks.com"

Written by Emma McMillan — September 04, 2014

Nick Stauskas Can Shoot, Hits 15 Straight 3's in 46 seconds

Sacramento Kings rookie, Nick Stauskas can definitely shoot the ball, after having a stellar college career at Michigan Wolverines, where he lead the Big-10 in 3 point shooting, at 44% last year.

If he gets some decent minutes next year, the 8th pick in this years draft could do quite a bit of damage from outside.

Watch his video below, of him shooting 3's from around the 3 point line, hitting an amazing 15 of 15 in only 46 seconds.

Written by Chris Green — August 30, 2014

Video: Marcin Gortat and Austin Rivers Playing in Orlando Pro-Am

New Orleans Pelican guard, Austin Rivers and Washington Wizards center, Marcin Gortat, put on a bit of a show at the ENC Orlando Pro-Am.

Check out the video below of Gortat and Rivers showing their skills, with NBA players Patrick Ewing Jr and Ben Gordon also making an appearance in the highlights.

Written by Chris Green — August 29, 2014

Starter x Space Jam: Snapback Game is Out of This World

We've been overly excited about the upcoming Starter x Space Jam collaboration for some time now, and love nothing more than being able to drop some fresh pictures of what you've got to look forward to this October. 

Recently, French photographer Oublie Mwen has been taking some neat shots for Starter Black Label France, and this is just one of them.

So whether you're after the straight up, full colour Space Jam logo on a snapback, or if you want to rep' for the Tune Squad, the Starter x Space Jam collab is going to bring the heat. 

The white Tune Squad snapback even comes with a basketball-texture visor which is going to be awesome! 

If you want to be among the first to hear when the Starter x Space Jam collaboration is hitting the shelves right here at Basketball Megastore, then hit up our mailing list right here

 

Photo credit: Oublie Mwen

Written by Emma McMillan — August 29, 2014

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Why You Should Never Over-Inflate A Basketball

There might be evidence to suggest that guns don't kill people*, over-inflated basketballs do - or at least they make the same noise as a gun when they explode! Check...

Help Us Blow Out The Candles - We're 3 Years Old Today!

The 20th September is always a good day for us, as it's the day that we celebrate Basketball Megastore's birthday!  This year, we celebrate our 3rd birthday, and we thought...

James Harden Consults His Beard Guru | NBA 2K15 Face Scanning

With NBA 2K15 getting set for release, some great adverts are doing the rounds, and perhaps the best one is this gem featuring James Harden and Anthony Davis.  As usual,...