When your favorite team had at least a hope of going somewhere in the playoffs. Or even earlier this season when it seemed your team might have a slim chance (even though deep down you knew they had no chance).
While that’s all fine and dandy, there are a few things that every NBA fan, no matter what team or player you’re cheering for night in and night out, should have.
So, whether you’re the world’s biggest New York Knicks fan or secretly love Damian Lillard, here are a few classics to get you started.
Whether you like going down to the gym to shoot some hoops or you just want to use it as a display, snag yourself a Utah Jazz logo basketball. Check out the full Stephen Curry selection here.
Or, if you’re training to be like your favorite player, get yourself a basketball jersey. Imagine going to the court with an Isaiah Thomas ball. Or striding in with a DeMar DeRozan jersey and the ball to match. It’s the best way to stand out from all the other ballers around.
Fathead NBA Wall Graphics
With Fathead, there are endless options. Turn your house into a shrine to your favorite players and teams!
There’s the Standard Edition featuring Kyrie Irving for your standard basketball fan that isn’t huge into video games. If you’re at the gamer-baller crossroads, however, there’s the Legend Edition featuring Shaquille O’Neal in his Miami Heat uniform which comes with loads of digital extras, a poster, some stickers, and even a few trading cards.
And, of course, for the NBA 2K fanatics, there’s the Legend Edition Gold featuring Shaq in his Los Angeles Lakers jersey. This version is packed with digital extras, even more physical goods, and everything you need to become the LeBron James of digital basketball.
Mini Basketball Hoop
If you’re tired of being too productive at work, looking to be just slightly more active at home, or simply love throwing balls into hoops, you need a mini basketball hoop to put on your door. Pretend you’re Anthony Davis and slam it down. Or be Stephen Curry with the clock winding down.
Play the sport you love without having to go to the gym and get all sweaty.
The Shoes to Match
Whether you go for some classic Air Jordans or you keep it more modern with some Kobe Bryants and LeBrons, the shoes show off your team and sport (and they’re in style right now, so there’s that added bonus).
The only downside is some of these pairs can go for over $500. Fortunately, you can find some guys like Kevin Durant or Chris Paul for a little cheaper. Or, if you hate all the guys that have shoe deals right now, just get some generic Steph Curry Nike shoes for the same look.
Either way, you’ll be repping your sport, and adequately prepared if anyone makes the mistake of approaching you and challenging you to a game of 1-on-1.
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