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When Celebrities Play Pickup Basketball

Pickup basketball is everywhere! League’s are being started and celebrities are out playing games. What happens when Justin Bieber is out on tour in Ireland looking for a good game of pickup basketball?

Back here in the states Quavo from Migos and Shareef O’Neal playing a quick indoor pickup game in Los Angeles. Shareef showing his dunking skills he inherited from his dad Shaq and Quavo showing off his footwork.

Pick up basketball is everywhere! Be part of the movement with the Ballertag app now! Available now on iOs and Android!

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Ice Cube Starting 3-On- 3 Basketball League

Ice Cube is following his dream of bringing back retired NBA Players for his new venture Big3. He is starting a 3-On-3 Basketball league for former professional players. Allen Iverson has already signed up as a coach & player for the Big3. Ice Cube partnered up with entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz to start the league for players over 30. Games are expected to start as early as June 24th with former star players Rashard Lewis, Kenyon Martin, Gary Payton and George Gervin. The league will play and an eight game season for the summer which will culminate in a two week playoff. Each weeks game will take place in different cities. Team’s will be comprised of 5 players and games will be played to 60 points. The 4 point shot will also be in play which will be a little deeper than the NBA 3 pointer. Cube and Kwatinetz are hoping they will pick up sponsorship and television deals. Is there a possibility of Ice Cube performing? Ice Cube laughed it off saying “I don’t know maybe if i’m feeling it.”

The Dynamic Duo of Stephen Curry & Kevin Durant

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Kevin Durant (Left), Stephen Curry (Right)

Anyone watching the 2017 NBA Playoff’s can see that the Golden State Warriors are dominating the court. So far they have won both Game 1 and Game 2 of the Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have taken over the court commandingly. They have been able to not only each score 30 plus each but both are averaging 10 rebounds and assists! There is no question that together the both of them have been an amazing asset for the team as a dominating force. Experts are now saying they are the best duo to play together as teammates since the 70’s. What makes them most impressive is that both players are still under 30 allowing them to continue this winning streak for several years if they continue playing at this level. Looking back in NBA history, can Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant really stand up to the great duo’s of the past?

1991-1998. Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippin of the Chicago Bulls won 6 out of 8 championships against 5 different West Conference teams.

2000-2002. Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers were able to to win three consecutive championships.

1979-1989. Magic Johnson and Kareem-Abdul Jabbar of the LA Lakers teamed up to win 5 championships and reached the finals 8 out of 10 times in the 80’s.

1985-2003. John Stockton and Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz spent 18 seasons executing there signature pick and roll. Every year they played together they made the play-offs but they always faced Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippin of the Bulls and despite there great dynamic duo it was not enough to overcome the Bulls.

Could Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have stood a chance up against these NBA greats?  Are they good enough to be added to this list of great players? What do you think?

When Shaq Joins Your Pickup Game

Picture this, you are at your local gym playing a game with a group of friends when Shaq rolls up! What happens when Shaq decides to join your pickup game? This lucky defender learned the hard way. Do not step to Shaq unless you come correct! At 7’1 still in pretty good shape from his NBA days this poor guy had to take a major L!

The Beauty of Outdoor Basketball

One of the best features is our “court locator”  where you can find courts nearby. It becomes most useful when you get a day to explore what is out there in the world of outdoor basketball. If you are lucky enough to live in the tri-state area or live in New York City which also has great courts to explore with the help of the Ballertag app. If you stumble upon a court that is not already tagged you can always take a second to tag it and share the view with your fellow ballers by taking a photo and directly uploading it to the app. Below are some iconic courts French photographer Frank Bohbot captured in his ongoing series, “This Game We Play”. Which one is your favorite?

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Ballertag on the Move

Ballertag is hitting the road fast! If you are lucky you might catch us in action near you! Saturday’s storm didn’t stop the show. That is the great thing about the Ballertag app. You are able to find gyms, indoor or outdoor with people eager and ready to play. What are you waiting for? Download Ballertag now and join the movement!

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We Got the Unofficial Rules of Pickup Basketball from Players, NBA Media and Mark Cuban

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The Rainy Days Solved by Ballertag

Spring is upon us. Flowers are blooming. Outside courts are buzzing with players once again.. but with spring comes spring showers.

What does that mean for ballers? What happens when our regular outside court is rendered useless because of the wrath of mother nature? The answer to all committed basketball players is to find an inside court. But where does one find an open inside court to play in?

Thankfully we can turn to Ballertag to help us find open indoor courts with people ready and willing to play. There is no need to waste time searching online or asking friends when you can turn to Ballertag. Your local indoor courts that have been tagged, will be displayed. Included are the addresses, and court names. Simultaneously you can check in real-time, how many players are at the court or, take matters into your own hands and invite your Ballertag friends to join you for a quick pickup game indoors.

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Pickup Game Problem, Solved

Ballertag is the original pickup game app for Android and iOs. Coined on October 31, 2014, Ballertag was well suited to describe a solution to a problem going back decades of arriving at empty courts, driving all around town to find games to join or not having enough to run a full court game. Those of us who are active in pickup basketball are often referred to as “Ballers” so to distinguish ourselves from the rest of the “username” terminology that is often used we wanted something unique that would embody the concept.

With Ballertag you can “tag” courts that you normally visit, you can discover new courts nearby, schedule your own games, invite friends, grow your following and view court activity in realtime via GPS. Every element above is crucial in playing a sport we love that helps promote a healthy lifestyle and at Ballertag we are aiming to make this process easy for our users to successfully be able to play anywhere, anytime, together!

Key features within the app include its social impact that allows for users to easily share their Ballertags with one another as opposed to asking for phone numbers, instagram or twitter handles to stay in contact. Users can message each other for details, arrival times and invite friends directly from the app who do not yet have a Ballertag to setup games seamlessly.

With the continued growth of both versions of our app, we are aiming to rollout a new feature that will enable users to experience a mixture of the pickup basketball community and the gaming community so our team is excited for what is to come.