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Bagnoli Playground in Naples Gets Pandemic Make-Over

Thanks to the basketball community in Naples, Italy, the Bagnoli Playground is now a safe, clean and beautiful place to play basketball. “We came together because of the pandemic.” says Vincenzo Pirozzi the founder of the NBAGNOLI organization along with Andrea Barbato.

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Simply British Ballers Bringing UK Hoopers Together

Simply British Ballers. (or better known as SBB.) have set out to create a community and culture for UK hoopers…. and by using social media and their positive vibes and humor, have gotten millions of views. Courts of the World talks to the two founders Denzel Kazembe and Behrad Bakhtiari about their drive to make it all happen.

Behrad Bakhtiari and Denzel Kazembe are the Founders of SBB.
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Must Hoop: Laguna Beach Basketball Courts on Main Beach

If you go to the Laguna Beach website, it cites the beach as being famous for “Beautiful people having a beautiful time in a beautiful setting.” For one late morning in March, 2021, I can say THIS not so beautiful person paid a visit to this classic location and wasn’t disappointed.

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Top 10 Basketball Courts in New Orleans

New Orleans has a history as rich as its gumbo, and the basketball culture there is no different. Having a young star in Zion Williamson leading the Pelicans today, basketball is finally coming back to the forefront of the athletic scene in the city. In the years after Hurricane Katrina, it has been a slow and steady process rebuilding and renovating all of the famous parks and local basketball courts. Now there are many great places to practice around town all with their own unique perks and privileges. Although the south can get pretty hot and humid, these are the coolest and best basketball courts around the beautiful city of New Orleans.

Lawrence Square

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Must Hoop: Smart Court Tivoli by Goran Dragic

Goran Dragić, the captain of the golden Slovenian national team from the FIBA European Championship 2017 in Turkey, where he was the MVP of the championship, is a special player, and he is proving it off the court too. Under his vision, there is now a “smart court” in Tivoli, Slovenia… and more to come!

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