Who Will Be Cinderella at the Dance?

It’s mid-March…and time for the biggest hoop dreams of the year: the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship Tournament. The first games begin today in Dayton, OH. This morning, every bracket is perfect and every team, like Cinderella, has hopes and dreams of dancing till the end.

How will you cope with the madness till the final game on April 3? We suggest you indulge your basketball jones with a few unique gifts.

Keep beverages for watching the game close to your favorite chair while supporting your favorite team. This portable and foldable cooler is emblazoned with the NCAA team logo of your choice. The sturdy hexagonally shaped cooler holds one and a half dozen 12 oz. cans, while a waterproof liner secures melting ice. A padded lid fits over the top to serve as a comfortable seat or a place to rest your feet.

Work off tension between halves with this indoor basketball net that returns made baskets to the shooter during a timed, rapid-fire shoot-out. A motorized chute under the netting automatically passes made baskets back to the shooter who can reload and take another shot. The chute swivels 180°, so you can set the direction of the ball return to a sweet spot or to an area of the room you need to work on.

When you’re ready to get outdoors and jam the ball, here’s a hoop that withstands 1,000 pounds of force. Unlike other adjustable basketball hoops that put excessive force on the backboard, this superior model has a steel beam that absorbs the force from tomahawk dunks and two-handed alley-oops. The regulation-sized backboard is made from thick tempered glass for true bank shots and rebounds, while torsion bars on the bottom of the backboard prevent sway. If there are young athletes in your house who fancy themselves to be the next Michael Jordan or LeBron James, this is a great unique gift for them.

But if all these unique gifts for basketball are not your thing, hang in there…baseball season is right around the corner.

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