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The Ten Most Famous NBA Stadiums in The World (part 1)

When it comes to grand stages, the NBA clearly knows how to supply. The league has some of the most famous arenas in the world, from historic structures to modern stadiums. But which are the most famous NBA stadiums?

Staples Center

Team: Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers

Location: Los Angeles, California

No of IG # mentions: 685,006

If you are planning a visit to Los Angeles, don’t prepare for a trip to the Staples Center for a selfie outside this glamorous arena, which regularly hosts the Grammy Awards.

The Staples Center has a capacity of about 19,000 spectators and has the snap-worthy Star Plaza outside, showcasing the statues of famous Los Angeles athletes and sports broadcasters.

This stadium has some advantages over its rivals as it is home to not one but two top-flight teams. The crowds of fans of both the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers gather to watch sport and take photos of themselves, surely giving this stadium double the IG presence.

Madison Square Garden

Team: New York Knicks

Location: New York City, New York

No of IG # mentions: 709,305

The Madison SquareGarden is the considered to be the queen of all NBA arenas, with more than 700,000 Instagram hashtag mentions.

The New York Knicks are not the powerhouse as they used to be. However, that can’t prevent them from having the most fans in the league. It can be tough to get tickets, so fans want proof they were there.

Having opened since 1968, the Garden is also the oldest still in-use NBA stadiums with a capacity of around 20,000.

The arena is also an NHL venue, attracting a ton of tourists thanks to its Manhattan location and hosting of pop concerts.

MSG and the Knicks are such a New York staple that they even popped up in the famous sitcom ‘Friends’ several times.

Top Ten Best Basketball Apps in 2020 (part 2)

6. SportsTG

The draw for your team is accessible through the SportsTG app, which is available on both Google Play Store and Apple Appstore. Accessing the latest match results on this app helps you keep up-to-date with your favorite teams as well as keep an eye on your rivals. Get directions to your next game, view your upcoming fixtures, and find out where your team sits on the ladder.

7. NBL

The only way to catch all the official news from the 2018/19 Hungry Jack’s NBL season is using the NBL app. Following all the latest news and getting up to the minute scores so that you won’t miss minute-streaming games and classic content via NBL TV. This is the mobile home of the NBL.

8. Basketball Queensland

The Basketball Queensland app is created with the aim to make your life easier. It provides a wide range of services that will help you reach where you want to go faster. This basketball app also contains content that isn’t available anywhere else.

9. HUDL Technique

Hudl Technique, formerly known as Ubersense, is used by thousands of coaches and athletes in more than 40 sports in order to improve their skills through slow motion video analysis. You can use the cameras of your iOS devices, including iPhone, iTouch, or iPad, to record and break down your technique for quick feedback during your practice, game, or race. With this app, you can also study your long jump frame by frame, compare your tennis serve side-by-side to a pro’s, or analyze your baseball swing in super slow motion. Hudl Technique helps you improve at any sport.

10. NBA LIVE Mobile Basketball

NBA LIVE Mobile Basketball is suggested to be the most downloaded basketball app in the world. It gives you the ability to live your NBA dream, build your ultimate team using your favorite stars and legends.

Top Ten Best Basketball Apps in 2020 (part 1)

Thanks to the development of smartphones, apps have become an important part of life. With more than 2 million apps in the Apple app store and more being added day by day, we have compiled this list of ten best basketball apps that can help you to develop your skills as a coach, referee, or player. Let’s have a look at them.

1. BQ Coaching (Coaching app)

The BQ Coaching app is a helpful portal for all coaches with a wide range of features, including: Training Drills, Current Coaching Jobs, Upcoming Coaching Events, and so many more.

2. FastDraw Basketball (Coaching app)

Using FastDraw Basketball, coaches can easily draw, organize, save, and share basketball plays. You can build your playbook with exclusive access to more than 4,000 plays and drills from other amateur and professional FastDraw coaches.

There are thousands of basketball plays that you can have the access through FastDraw and there is also a Mac or PC compatible desktop software available.

3. HomeCourt (Coaching app)

It is a sorry for Android users that HomeCourt is currently available only on iOS. This app is a revolutionary basketball training companion. It uses your iPhone camera to count and track basketball shots as well as provide instant video review along with deep statistical analysis of all the team’s workouts and shows.

4. FIBA iRef PGC (Referee app)

FIBA iRef PGC is particularly designed to assist with pre-game preparation. The app features basketball officiating glossary, videos, a checklist with the groups for technical manuals, FIBA basketball rules, and official interpretation, full and half court with referees, players, drawing tool, and coverage area symbols. It also can save your own play-situations. It offers everything that a referee needs for pre-game preparation.

5. ClipIt (Referee app)

ClipIt is created by a Queensland Referee. It allows referees to take clippings of referee calls, constantly records in the background and saves your selected time to the gallery if you press the button. This app allows you to take 3,5 and 10second clips while recording the game.

Top Ten Best Basketball Leagues outside the NBA (part 2)

Lega Basket Serie

Founded in 1920 in Italy, Lega Basket Serie is considered to be the oldest basketball league. There is an interesting fact that every team includes 5 players selected from Italy and 5 players chosen from outside Europe. Currently, there are 16 teams participating in the league, and the defending champion is Olympia Milano.

LNB Pro

Established in 1921, LNB Pro is the top basketball authority in France with most of the basketball championships in the country won by this league. It is owned by Tony Parker and San Antonio Spurs. The league’s regular-season timing is in September with 18 teams currently participating in.

Greek A1 League

Based in Athens, Greek A1 League is one of the most talked about basketball leagues in the world. Its regular season is from October to April with 14 teams currently enrolled.

Basketball Bundesliga

Basketball Bundesliga is considered a middle-level league with good marketing strategies ensuring well-attended cricket events. Its regular-season timing is from September to May with around 18 teams taking part in. The last defending champion is Brose Bamberg.

Adriatic League

Adriatic League is a regional basketball federation with the countries Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina included in. Its sports events are commonly scheduled from September to March with 14 teams participating in.

National Basketball League of Australia

This league was founded in 1979. The regular seasons are arranged in October with 8 teams currently enrolled in.

LKL

Based in Lithuania, LKL is considered to be the second religion of Lithuania. There are 10 teams currently enrolled in this league with the defending champion Zalgiris.

Chinese Basketball Association

Established in 1995,Chinese Basketball Associationis the most eminent basketball leagues in Asia. The output of this league is so far middle level so only Chinese players play in this league.

There are 20 teams currently involved in this league. Its regular events are scheduled from October to February.

Top Ten Best Basketball Leagues outside the NBA (part 1)

Basketball is one of the most famous sports all over the world, especially in the US. The NBA (National Basketball Association) is the American basketball league featuring around 30 teams, including 29 based in the US and one based in Canada. Here is the description of the world’s top ten basketball leagues, except for the NBA.

Liga ACB

Based in Spain, Liga ACB was established in 1957. Interestingly, only two teams are dominating the tittle since then. 51 of the total 60 titles have been won by these two teams alone. The regular seasons of Liga ACB are held from October to May.

17 teams are currently enrolled in ACB and the defending champion is Real Madrid. Some famous NBA stars such as Marc Gasol are the productions of this league. It is an interesting fact that in the last season of the NBA, 39 players were chosen from Liga ACB.

The Euro League

Only the top clubs qualify to play every year in the Euro League. It is currently hosting 16 teams and is the second level league in Europe. The teams wanting to be included in this league need to win their domestic leagues as well as some other competitions.

Turkish Basketball Super League

Although Turkey entered basketball in 1904,Turkish Basketball Super League was founded in 1966. Turkey is putting immense finance into basketball with this league being the main beneficiary.

It is expected that thanks to huge financial resources, Turkish Basketball Super League is going to overtake the Liga ACB both in quality and in quantity. 16 teams are currently enrolled and the regular sessions are held from October to April. The defending champion is Fenerbahce.

VTB United League

Based in Russia, VTB United League is the top one including clubs from Kazakhstan, Latvia, Estonia, and Belarus. 13 teams are currently enrolled in the league and regular sessions are arranged from October to April. The defending champion was CSKA Moscow.