So let's have a look at hoops and pucks sites shall we?
Kobe Bryant – Although still in progress, “kb24.com” looks as though it could be a great official site for all Kobe fans. Some pages such as features, schedule, and media are still under construction, but I get a sense that these will be well worth the wait. You can sign up for the Kobe Basketball Academy and shop for Kobe Bryant merchandise as well. This Website looks clean and uncluttered so I suspect the finished product will be easy on the eyes.
Dwyane Wade - “D Wade's” official site “dwyanewade3.com” is well organized and easy to navigate with tabs at the top of the home page to get to Wade's blog, articles, profile, foundation, and so on. Wade's World Foundation benefits disadvantaged kids in both south Florida and his native Chicago promoting education, health, and social skills and awareness. Definitely worth a gander.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – Kareem's official Website “kareemabduljabbar.com” is nice and clean with many quotes from Kareem, his legendary college coach John Wooden, and others. This site also features Jabbar's appearance schedule, his film about the Harlem Rens , the first all black professional team, and his Skyhook Foundation. I feel the section on the Harlem Rens is worth the the Websites weight in gold.
Larry Bird - The official Website of Larry Bird “larrybird.com” is a compilation of Larry's career including his bio, statistics, store, and multimedia. All you want to know about Bird is here!
Magic Johnson - “magicjohnson.org” is a two fold Website that features Magic Johnson Enterprises, serving multicultural communities, and The Magic Johnson Foundation, developing programs and education, health, and social awareness in ethnically diverse urban areas. Nothing about basketball whatsoever on this site which may disappoint some, but gives a clear vision of what the man is about.
Martin Brodeur - The NHL's all-time winningest goalie's Website “martinbrodeur30.com” is a great site about Marty's career stats, bio, video clips, and a section call Dad's Corner featuring Martin's dad Denis, a sports photographer, about the stories and interviews with Marty. Brodeur's Website includes his charitable works, most notably his Martin Brodeur Center for young athletes near his home area near Drummondville Quebec. As a bonus, Marty's site is done in both English and French.
Mike Modano – Long time Dallas Stars superstar Mike Modano's site “mikemodano.com” has what most athlete sites does --- a career section, photo gallery, a fan zone, etc. Modano also has a section called “Mike's Favorites” in which Modano shares his favorite type of music, movies, and golf courses to nae a few. Mike's charity, The Mike Modano Foundation focuses on child abuse and how he helps those children. Very well organized, “mikemodano.com” is well worth a peek.
Bobby Orr – The legendary defenseman's Website “bobbyorr.com” is basically a huge online store. In conjunction with Great North Road America, the store is full of Bobby's memorabilia including jerseys, signed and unsigned items, and more. The site also has sections with Orr's bio, career statistics, awards, and his charitable works (although not listed). Any fan of Bobby Orr will enjoy going back in time.
Wayne Gretzky - “The Great One's” site “www.gretzky.com” has more than most athlete sites. Of course there's the career page, store, and so on, but Wayne has now a line of wines that you can view at the Website. The Wayne Gretzky Foundation provides less fortunate youths to experience the game of hockey by donating equipment, ice time and going to see games. An excellent Website for all hockey fans.
Mario Lemieux – Mario's site “mariolemieux.org” is a dedication to The Mario Lemieux Foundation to find a cure for cancer, stemming from Lemieux's own battle with Hodgkin's disease. You can research some of his programs to help cancer patients and check his celebrity golf tournament too. The last tab is about his hockey career, but the site's purpose is on his foundation. A great way to give back to the community.
That concludes the basketball/hockey Website post. May you enjoy them and let me know of other sites of interest.
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