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Top 10 Best Sports Documentaries of All time

Sports documentaries aren’t just for dedicated sports fans like hardcore tailgaters or season ticket holders. A great sports documentary can truly inspire those with a passing interest and diehards. It has been a fact that, an impressive number of sports documentaries have gone mainstream by garnering significant critical acclaim and won major awards in the international level.

Top 10 Best Sports Documentaries of All time:

Dashed dreams, glorious victories, big characters and even bigger egos are the theme stories behind these best sports documentaries. We have enlisted top 10 best sports documentaries and the list is obviously a must watch chart.

Find out which one is the best sports documentary of all time?

10. Senna (2010)

Top 10 Best Sports Documentaries of All time, Senna (2010)
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IMDb: 8.6/10

Director: Asif Kapadia

Writer: Manish Pandey

Genres: Documentaries/ Sport/ Biography

Release Date: 12 November 2010

Language: English, Portuguese, French, Japanese

Country of Origin: USA, UK, France, Brazil

In the early 1980s, the sight of iconic yellow helmet in most of the F1 drivers’ rear-view mirror was the equivalent of spotting a shark fin in the water. Ayrton Senna, the driver’s driver was as unstoppably fast as brutally ruthless and he was always prepared to take the line. In spite of trimming off a few of the Brazilian’s rough edges, the director Asif Kapadia still managed to provide a well-rounded portrait in his documentary. He told entirely through often-rare footage and voiceovers in this sports documentary.

Even if you don’t know anything about the brakes and gears, he still manages to make F1 racing look like the most propulsive, exhilarating and dangerous sport on the planet. Senna is currently one of the highest rated sports documentary and we have selected it for No. 10 in our list of top 10 best sports documentaries of all time.

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9. Once in a Lifetime (2006)

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IMDb: 7.3/10

Directors: Paul Crowder, John Dower.

Genres: Documentary/ Sport

Release Date: 7 July 2006

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA, UK

The documentary has captured the brief moment in time when America fell in love with “soccer” and it was spear-headed by the arrival of great Pele at New York Cosmos soccer club. The club flushed with cash thanking its recent purchase by Warner Communications. The Greatest Footballer on Earth, Pele then swiftly joined Franz Beckenbauer and gobby Italian btaggart Giorgio Chinaglia.

The NYC went Cosmos-crazy by taking on a suitable rock-star swagger and created an irresistible party atmosphere. Their high profile players scored big at the likes of Studio 54, conveniently ignoring that the legends arguably underachieved on the pitch. Once is a lifetime is at No. 9 in our list of top 10 best sports documentaries of all time. It is one of the best football documentaries in sports history.

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8. Murderball (2005)

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IMDb: 7.8/10

Directors: Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro.

Genres: Documentary/ Sport

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

Murderball or Wheelchair rugby would be the more respectable name for this sport. The directors Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro focused on the bitter rivalry between neighboring countries USA and Canada in the run up to 2004’s Paralympics. The players’ stories are gripping, touching as well as inspiring, though it was really the kamikaze. The game was full of high-impact tackling that leaves itself imprinted in your mind like it does in the players’ wheelchairs.

After taking the inducing brutal thumps and the crashes the guy absorbed- looking all the more raw for their low-budget camera work- you will be thinking that Murderball is probably the most accurate title in this manner. Muderball makes its place at No. 8 in our list of top 10 best sports documentaries of all time.

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7. Beyond The Mat (1999)

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IMDb: 7.6/10

Director: Barry W. Blaustein

Genres: Documentary/ Biography/ Sport

Release Date: 17 March 2000

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

After watching this documentary you would think that there won’t be anyone who have thought wrestling isn’t real. It is the part of this documentary that Vince McMahon didn’t wanna see. This documentary is all about a portrayal of showbiz life. Barry Blaustein focused on three WWF/E veterans as they cope with life outside the ring-as well as following some newbies looking to make their names in the ring.

Watching Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts hitting his crack-pipe after a failed reconciliation with his estranged daughter or watching Terry Funk’s broken body shuffle into one-more final gig or the gut-wrenching finishing move of the new guys crippled himself soon after filming the video and all on a sudden all these wrestling look so real indeed. Beyond the Mat is at No. 7 position in our list of top 10 best sports documentaries of all time.

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6. Endless Summer (1966)

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IMDb: 7.8/10

Director: Bruce Brown

Genres: Documentary/ Sport

Release Date: 17 August 1968

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

Thirty years before Point Break, there was Endless Summer, the summer with clean-cut golden boys standing on the shores looking ready-made to be turned into icons. Bruce Brown introduced the world to the horizon-broadening surf-and-travel culture of wave-jockeys like Mike Hynson and Robert August. They set out to chase the sun from California through to Hawaii, Australia, Africa and New Zealand. Some of it may looks a bit dated.

The PC crowd could have a field day with the gang’s trip to Africa. The Endless Summer defines what a cool sportsman looked like for a generation. We have selected this amazing sports documentary for the 6th place in our list of top 10 best sports documentaries of all time.

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5. Dogtown & Z-Boys (2001)

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IMDb: 7.7/10

Director: Stacy Peralta

Genres: Documentary/ Sport

Release Date: 3 January 2002

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

In the mid-70s, surfers who hung out at the Zephyr Surf Shop would skateboard when the surf was quite. Over the years, the Z-Boys invent and polish their style on a hilly street near the shop, on the asphalt slopes and ringing school grounds and lastly in empty swimming pools during California drought. The Z-Boys emerged to astound upright skateboarders in 1975 championship.

The team splinters within a year as some join better financed pro-teams. The documentary ends with profiles of the stars, Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams and Tony Alva. We consider it to be at No 5 in our list of top 10 best sports documentaries of all time.

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4. The King of Kong: A Fist Full of Quarters (2007)

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IMDb: 8.2/10

Director: Seth Gordon

Genres: Documentary/ Sport

Release Date: 28 February 2008

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

In the early 1980s, Billy Mitchell, the legend set a Donkey Kong record that stood for almost 25 years in the history of sports. ‘The King of Kong’ follows the assault on this record by Steve Weibe who was an earnest teacher and took up the game while unemployed. The highest scores are maintained by a cadre of players and fans associated with Walter Day, who runs Funspot, an annual tournament.

Steve breaks Billy’s scores in public at Funspot and Billy promptly mails a controversial video tape of himself setting a new record. So, Steve travels to Florida with a hope Billy will face him for the Guinness World records in 2007. Wanna know who will win the record? Then you have to watch it. The king of kong has been picked up for No 4 in our list of top 10 best sports documentaries of all time.

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3. Pumping Iron (1977)

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IMDb: 7.5/10

Directors: George Butler, Robert Fiore

Genres: Documentary/ Sport

Release Date: 31 March 1978

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

From Gold’s Gym in California to the showdown in Pretoria, both amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for winning the title in 1975 Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia contests in this documentary film. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the five-time world champion defends his Mr. Olympia title against the shy young deaf Lou Ferrigno and Serge Nubret. The ruthless champion psyches out the young lion.

Sardinian Franco who at home in Italy solves a tight parking problem by lifting the car into place, competes in the lightweight class in that competition. Ken Waller and Mike Katz go for the Mr. Universe title while Joe Weider is the marketer. Pumping Iron is at No. 3 in our list of top 10 best sports documentaries of all time.

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2. Hoop Dreams (1994)

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IMDb: 8.3/10

Director: Steve James

Genres: Documentary/ Drama/ Sport

Release Date: 14 October 1994

Country of Origin: USA

There are some stories which need to be finished. Steve James started out making his sports documentary about two promising ballers from the Chicago projects given places at an high school expecting to turn it into a 30-minute masterpiece. 5 years and 250 hours of video footage later, William and Arthur’s pursuit of their NBA dreams- who gradually turn into men before our eyes- remains the most compelling journey on this short film; education, taking in basketball and the grim realities facing kids from PJs.

The kids might not turned themselves into Michael Jordan, but this isn’t so much an emotional slam dunk as well. The documentary is considered to be one of the best basketball documentaries in history. It will be surely unwise to put it away from the list.

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1. When We Were Kings (1996)

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IMDb: 8/10

Director: Leon Gast

Genres: Documentary / Drama/ Sport

Release Date: 14 February 1997

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

In 1974, at 32 years of age Muhammed Ali thought by many to be past his prime. On other hand, Goerge Forman is ten years younger to him and the World Heavyweight Champion. Promoter Don king wants to make his own name and offers both fighters five million dollars apiece to fight one another. When they accept the best offer, it is King who has only come up with the money. King finds a backer in Mobutu Sese Seko, the dictator of African Zaire and the “Rumble in the Jungle” is set accordingly.

This documentary is a musical festival, featuring the America’s top black sportsmen like James Brown and B.B King and so on. The documentary is ranked one in our list of top 10 best sports documentaries of all time in sports history. Hope you have enjoyed the list. Please give your valuable comments regarding the list of best sports documentaries.

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List of Top 10 Best Sports Magazines of All time

Magazines are periodical publications that are printed or published electronically. The online version of magazine is called online magazine. Generally, magazines are published on a regular schedule and contain a variety of content. Sports magazines are generally financed by advertising, purchase price and prepaid subscriptions. Thus the sports magazines prove themselves as some of the largest mass media in history alongside its huge popularity. The earliest magazine was first published in 1663 in Germany and was called Erbauliche Monaths Unterredungen. It was actually a literature based magazine and since then, the world have seen a huge diversification in the magazine industry.

Starting from the fashion industry to the customer marker, all are covered and featured in various magazines with different names. Sports is not far from them as in 1886, the first sport magazine was published in USA. In recent time, there are vast number of sports magazines publishing throughout the world in which some are globally based and some are regionally based.

List of Top 10 Best Sports Magazines of All time:

For the sports fan, it is always an attraction to have a good copy of a widely popular sports magazine in order to cherish their passion for sports. Sporty Ghost bring to you the list of top 10 Sports Magazines of All time in history of sports.

Just keep asking yourself, which one is the best sport magazine of all time? Scroll down and enjoy.

10. SLAM

List of Top 10 Best Sports Magazines of All time, SLAM
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SLAM is the first issue of American basketball oriented sports magazine. It was first published in 1994 as a blend of hardcore sports with hip hop American culture. SLAM is currently owned by Source Interlinked Media which headquartered in New York City, United States. The magazine publishes 10 issues each year. Dennis Page from the Harris Publications stepped first to publish The Slam and the magazine was first purchased by Peterson Publishing in 1988. Source Interlinked Media finally owned the magazine in 2007 and since then they have become the sole publisher of this widely popular basketball magazine.

The Slam has already published a total of 179 issues featuring numerous basketball stars as its covers. But, “A Basketball on Fire” was its first issue which was published in February 2012, without a basketball player on its cover. Besides the printed version, the online version of Slam is also available in the internet. We have selected SLAM as the No. 10 in our list of top 10 sports magazines of all time. Hope, you would agree.

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9. Golf Magazine

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It was April, 1959 when the first issue of Global Golf oriented magazine ‘Golf’ was first published. Eventually, the magazine has become the first golf magazine in history to reach more than one million circulations. Golf magazine is currently owned by Time Inc. and has more than 1.4 million subscribers throughout the world. It was founded by Universal Publishing in 1959 and later purchased by the Times Mirror in 1972. Finally in 2000, Time Inc. acquired the right of the Golf magazine. Since then, the magazine has been publishing under Time Inc.’s banner.

The magazine is widely popular for honoring recent Golfers with their ‘Golfer of the Year’ award. It covers various events and aspects of golf. Beside this, Golf magazine also conducts a yearly survey with their experts to determine the best golf courses in United States and enlists the top 100 Best Golf Courses in the world. Golf magazine is holding No. 9 spot in our list of top 10 sports magazines of all time.

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8. Baseball Digest

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Baseball Digest is America’s first issue of baseball magazine which was first published in August 1942. The magazine has its headquarters in Illinois, United States and it publishes 6 issues per year under the Grandstand Publishing agency. When Sporting News stopped the publication of printed copies, it was the Baseball Digest who became the oldest and longest-running baseball based magazine still active in the world. The idea of Baseball Digest initially came by a young sports journalist of Chicago Daily Times named Herbert F. Simons and he was the chief editor of this magazine till 1963. Since May 2012, Bob Kuenster has been conducting the act as Editor-In-Chief of Baseball Digest.

The magazine is famous for publishing various important baseball events like Major League Baseball. Besides, the magazine also publishes accurate statistics of pitching, batting and fielding of baseball stars. It also has “fans speak out” letters section for the baseball fans. Baseball Digest makes its way at No. 8 in our list of top 10 Sports Magazines of all time.

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7. Tennis

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The first edition of Tennis magazine was published in August 16, 1954. Currently the magazine publishes 8 issues per year and covers various tennis events worldwide. The magazine was first purchased by the New York Times Company in 1967 and till 1997, they were responsible for its publications. Currently, the Tennis magazine is owned by The Miller Publishing agency since 1997 and James Martin is current Chief Editor of this magazine. Throughout the world, tennis magazine has a huge circulation of 603,069 copies per month which was first started ten years ago. The Tennis also has a digital online version besides the printed. The digital version was debuted ten years ago considering the worldwide vast subscribers.

The magazine not only publishes various tennis events, it also publishes the WTA and ATP rankings of the tennis players and schedules the upcoming tennis championships. The former tennis legend, Pete Sampras is one of the owners of Tennis magazine and currently acting as a special consultant. Tennis magazine is indeed one of the best sports magazines in our list grabbing the No. 7 position.

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6. Sporting News

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The former American sports magazine, Sporting News was first published in 1886 and the final printed issue was published in 2012 from USA. Now Sports News has only the digital monthly version which is available on the official Sporting News website. Nevertheless, they didn’t stop publishing the printed copies of the Fantasy Football and Fantasy Baseball Yearbooks. It is one of the ancient sports magazines. In early 1900s, as a weekly magazine, it became one of the dominant American Publications covering various basketball events.

The magazine was so popular that time for which it was nicknamed as “The Bible of Baseball”. Sporting News was owned by Sporting News media and Garry D. Howard is currently serving the job of chief editor of the magazine. The magazine is famous for honoring the sportsmen with various awards such as Athlete of the Year, Sportsman of the Year, Pro-athlete of the Year etc. The eminent Sporting News stays at No. 6 in our list of top 10 Sports magazines of all time.

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5. Inside Sport

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Inside sport is a sports magazine of Australian origin. The first issue was published in 1991. The magazine now mainly covers sporting contents and sports photography by freelance journalists. Besides covering sports, the magazine also concentrates on celebrity models and their stylish photo shoots which include famous Australian models like Imogen Bailey, Jennifer Hawkins, Nicky Whelan and Nikki Visser. Inside Sports is currently owned by Horwitz in Sydney and organizes The inside Sport Model Search each year.

In November 2012, it was reported that the circulation of this magazine had increased as much as 27% after several renovation and redesign in the near past. It was awarded ‘The Magazine of the Year’ in 2000 and 2004. Inside Sports also won the Walkey Award for its impressive sports coverage worldwide. We put the sports magazine at 5th spot in our list of top 10 sports magazines of all time.

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4. Outside

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Another American outdoor sports activities magazine ‘Outside’ first published in September 1977. The current publishing team says about the mission of this magazine,

” Outside Magazine aims to inspire participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of different sports, people, places, adventures, discoveries, environmental issues, health and fitness.”

The magazine initiated under the supervision of William Randolph, Jann Wenner, and Jack Ford and then took over by Lawrence J. Burke in 1979 who still owns the Outside magazine. Christopher Keyes is currently acting as the editorial chief of this magazine from the house of Mariah Media. The Outside has a huge monthly circulation of 686,623. The Outside magazine always inspires the novice writers.

Famous travel and adventure writers like Sebastian Junger and Jon Krakauer must feel grateful to this sports magazine. Outside remains at No. 4 in our list of top 10 sports magazines of all time.

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3. Runner’s World

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The first issue of Runner’s world was published in 1966 by Bob Anderson. Initially, the magazine had named ‘Distance Running News’ and in 1969 it gained its name as ‘Runner’s World’. Currently, the magazine is solely published by Rodale Press, which has their headquarter in Pennsylvania, United States. David Willey is conducting his role of editorial chief for Runner’s world. The sports magazine went global with the collaboration of the Hearst Corporation in early 1990s and currently the magazine is publishing 14 international editions besides US edition which mainly covers fitness, health, running and Marathons.

With an amazing monthly circulation of 710,618 worldwide, Runner’s World is one of the popular sports magazines in the world. It was nominated for National Magazine Awards three times globally admired for having the ‘Creative Team of the Year’. Runner’s world ranks in 3rd position of our list of top 10 sports magazines of all time.

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2. ESPN The Magazine

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ESPN, the magazine is a American based sports magazine. The first issue of ESPN, The magazine was published on 11 March, 1998 and currently the magazine publishes biweekly by the ESPN Sports network in Bristol, USA. The magazine is better known for providing much more humorous and light-hearted approach to the major sports news than any other sports magazines like Sports Illustrated magazine. ESPN is currently running under the supervision of Chad Milman as Cheif editor and the magazine has more than 2.1 million bi-weekly circulations all over the world. ESPN mainly covers major sports events like NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB.

The famous annual issue of this magazine is called The Body issue which was first published in 2008. The Body issue is widely compared with the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition as both of them features nude, semi-nude and scantily-clad athletes. The magazine also honors rising young athletes with NEXT Athlete Award every year. We have considered ESPN, The magazine for No. 2 place in our list of top 10 sports magazines of all time.

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1. Sports Illustrated magazine

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Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine which published their first issue on 16 August 1954. It has become the first sports magazine in the history with more than one million circulations worldwide. Sports Illustrated magazine is currently owned by Time Inc. and has gathered more than 3.5 million subscribers all over the world. It is a very popular sports magazine that is read by almost 23 million each week out of which 18 million are men. Sports Illustrated has established themselves as the only sports magazine which won the National Magazine Award twice.

The kids’ version of Sports Illustrated also won the Distinguished Achievement for Excellence in Educational Publishing Award a record 11 times. The most alluring side of this magazine is the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. The Swimsuit issue was first published in 1964. The edition currently has its own annual publishing event, calendar, video channel and television shows. Sports Illustrated magazine is the No. 1 sport magazine in our list.

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There are many other sports magazines which are mainly fairness-based such as Men’s health, Men’s fitness and Yoga. These sports magazines also cover various aspects of sports worldwide, while many fashion magazines like GQ and FHM also feature numerous athletes on their covers. Sports Weekly, FourFourTwo, World Soccer, and The Skateboard Mag etc. are eminent sports magazines beside these top 10.

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Top 10 Best Basketball Shoes of all time

A good pair of basketball sneakers is lot like an ice cream; there is hardly any way to ignore them. The best basketball shoes come in so many different colors and variants. So, it is very difficult for someone to choose a definitive one among them. As far as the history tells, the great Romans and Greeks were used to wear good looking shoes in order to enhance their outfit. Now a days, there are even specific shoes available for specific sports, such as Runners for athletes, spikes for football and cricket, sneakers for basketball and many more…

From the early 90’s, the sneaker culture in basketball began to evolve very quickly. Basketball shoes of new models, technology and designs took the market by storm and year after year, it repeatedly raised the bar higher and higher. The more modern basketball shoes are now incorporated with better technology. But there are some sneakers that just have too much of a classic value to be ignored.

Best Basketball Shoes:

Today, Sporty Ghost has made a list of Top 10 best basketball shoes of all time. Take a look at the list and scroll down to find the best basketball shoe of all time.

10. Nike Air Max LeBron 8

Top 10 Best Basketball Shoes of all time, Nike Air Max LeBron 8
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Nike Air Max LeBron 8 sneaker is also known as the “South Beach”. The LeBron 8 is a special basketball shoe in its own because of its close association with basketball legend LeBron James in his early days during LeBron’s free agency bidding war when many did not even know where he could possibly end up. Nike air max is the first LeBron shoe of the Miami era representing the transition from old stars to the modern day basketball legends. The basketball shoe was made by the global brand Nike when Lebron James was transferring from the Cleaveland Cavaliers to the Miami Heat.

The famous sneaker is based on South Beach, part of Miami which is known for the show Miami Vice. The colors of the shoe were also taken from the Miami show which are pink, teal and black, and were well received by the public during the initial release. The original version of South Beach 8 was a bit expensive because only a few thousand pairs were released worldwide. The Nike Air Max is on 10th place in our list of top 10 best basketball shoes of all time.

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9. Nike Air Jordan 8

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When Nike Air Jordan 8 was released two decades ago, it turned the youngsters crazy despite its $65 price tag. NBA commissioner, David Stern, banned the red-and-black Air Jordan because they did not have any white color scheme. Tinker Hatfield, the best basketball shoes designer ever, designed the perfect shoe for Air Jordan series with white trim during Jordan’s early days. Tinker Hatfield had named this pair of shoes for not only himself, but Jordan as well, as a brand of its own.

The Air Jordan 8 was nicknamed “Aquas”, which played a major role in this as the shoe was the second Jordan not to feature a Nike Swoosh logo. The “Aquas” were first worn by Jordan in the 1993 All-Star Game and considered as one of the best basketball shoes of all time. We put Nike Air Jordan 8 at No. 9 in our list of top 10 best basketball shoes of all time.

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8. Reebok Omni Zone Pump

Top 10 Best Basketball Shoes of all time, Reebok Omni Zone Pump
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The Reebok Omni was the basketball shoe that Dee Brown wore during the 1991 slam dunk contest. The shoe was an immediate hit that time and was very much popular in early 90s because of its gorgeous and mature look with a large orange basketball-shaped valve on the tongues to provide locking around the ankle. Reebok Omni was the first shoe that has a feature of an internal inflation mechanism that regulates a unique fitting cushion. The original Reebok Omni Zone Pump was made as a collaboration between Reebok’s Paul Litchfield and industrial design firm named Design Continuum.

The Reebok pump original was first wore by Dominique Wilkins from 1989 on. The original Reebok Pump is now known as the Pump Bringback. After a great success of this basketball sneaker, Reebok designed Omnipump shoes for association football, gridiron football, track and tennis. This awesome shoe takes the No. 8 position in our list of top 10 best basketball shoes of all time.

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7. Nike Air Force 1

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Nike Air Force 1 was initially released in 1982, but the shoe was discontinued immediately thereafter because of its extra-thick, rubber sole and ankle-restricting strap. The Nike Air was re-released in 1986 with modern Italic logo on it and with a swoosh on the bottom at the backside of the shoe, although in modern version of it, there is no original stitching on the side panels. Rasheed Wallace was the first basketball player wearing these shoes two decades after its release. The name of the shoe was taken as a reference to Air Force One, the plane that carries the American president.

Nike Air force was released in three different forms- low, mid and high and so far it is one of the biggest hits from Nike. The shoe has an incredible color variations, over 1,700. The Nike Air Force One solely generates an estimated revenue of 800 million USD per year. It is one of the best outdoor basketball shoes in recent world. We have selected the shoe for the No. 7 position in our list of top 10 best basketball shoes of all time.

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6. Reebok The Question.

Top 10 Best Basketball Shoes of all time, Reebok The Question
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Reebok has fallen behind in the basketball shoes market in 90s behind Nike and Adidas. The reason behind the reebok down fall is clear. It’s because the several re-release of Nike’s Jordan and the major popularity of Adidas Superstar in the market. After several failed attempts, Reebok the Question came into the market as an immediate hit from Reebok. In this course, they signed Georgetown’s Allen Iverson for an endorsement contract in 1996 for this specific basketball shoe.

The Reebok attracted many of the fans belong to hip hop culture with its significant designing appeal and superior class of comfort. “The Question” along with its playoff version “The Answer“, both had been re-released several times in many different colors in later days. It was indeed one of the most cherished basketball shoes for men. Reebok the Question was considered for No. 6 spot in our list of top 10 best basketball shoes of all time.

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5. Puma Clyde

Top 10 Best Basketball Shoes of all time, Puma Clyde
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It was the first signature basketball shoe from Puma which was built to the specifications of Walt “Clyde” Frazier, the All-Star guard for New York Knicks. Puma Clyde was firstly released in 1973 with golden blocked lettering, single color cotton laces and authentic green tongue label and heavily textured seamless midsole transitions to the outsole with no demarcation lines. The first issue of Puma Clyde was an identical of the original shoe where a golden stamp on the sock liner replicates the “Real Leather” ink stamp which was placed on the first Clyde.

To signify the early release of the shoe, an additional city name is stitched onto the outside lateral heel to denote one of the key 2005 launch event cities, New York, Tokyo and London. Puma Clyde is currently ranking at No. 5 in our list of top 10 best basketball shoes of all time.

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4. Adidas KB-8

Top 10 Best Basketball Shoes of all time, Adidas KB-8
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In 90s, it was Adidas Superstar which was a staple in every basketball player’s closets. Basketball star Kobe Bryant stopped using Adidas Superstar at just 18 years of age when he was given his first signature shoe named “KB-8”. The original Adidas KB-8s were black and white in color with purple and gold accents to match Kobe Bryant’s Lakers jersey. The KB-8 was subsequently released in numerous color combinations by Adidas. When Kobe Bryant left Adidas in 2002, the shoe changed its name from KB-8 to Adidas Crazy 8.

Back in 1997, the KB-8 was a major hit in the market and then the Adidas Crazy 8 made its debut as it brings back in 2005 where the shoe was well received by many fans. In recent times, Adidas’s brand ambassador Derrick Rose wore a new version of this shoe in a highly anticipated game against the Miami Heat. Adidas KB-8 is at No. 4 in our list of top 10 best basketball shoes of all time.

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3. Converse Weapon

Top 10 Best Basketball Shoes of all time, Converse Weapon
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The shoe was released in 1986. Larry Bird and Magic Johnson were the first endorsers of “The Weapon”. They were prominently featured in a Converse commercial set in Bird’s hometown, Indiana. Later on, The Converse Weapons were also worn by Axl Rose in the Guns N’ Roses music video, ‘Estranged‘. The Converse Weapon was designed in purple and gold for matching Magic Johnson’s Lakers uniform. The weapon with Celtics color scheme was black and white in color which was released prior to the gold and purple version.

Converse re-released ‘the weapon’ series several times from 2001- ‘The Loaded Weapon’ in 2003, ‘The Weapon 86‘ in 2008, ‘The Weapon EVO‘ in 2009, its successor ‘The Star Player EVO’ in 2010. Andre Miller, John Varvatos and most notably Kobe Bryant are some of the basketball superstars who wore it on the field. The Converse Weapon is the 3rd best basketball shoes in our list.

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2. Adidas Superstar

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The ‘Superstar’ is one of the best basketball shoes manufactured by sports goods company Adidas since 1969. The Adidas Superstar model was originally released as a low-top version of the Pro Model boys’ basketball shoes. The superstar was initially known as “shell shoes” or “shell tops” for its all-leather upper with rubber shell toe piece. The iconic design and the elegant look of this shoe are known as one of the major influences in the sneaker basketball culture.

The Adidas Superstar caught the attention of some of the great player from NCAA and NBA like Kareem Abdul Jabbar, for its non-marking sole and superior toe protection. Within the first few years of its release, the Adidas Superstar was being worn by most of the NBA basketball players. The shoe was advanced from the court to the sidewalk over the years and consequently further into people’s consciousness. It is the real superstar among the best basketball shoes and we have selected it for No. 2 in our list.

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1. Chuck Taylor All Stars

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Converse produced their first sneakers in 1917 and named it “All Star“. Converse’s attempt to capture the best basketball shoes market was a great success after the release of All Star. In 1920, Chuck Taylor, at the then basketball player and converse company together improved the shoe’s design and ultimately became the product’s spokesperson. The first All Star shoes were all-black canvas or leather with rubber sole and red, white or blue laces. In 1960s, the Converse began to expand their shoe business and opened more factories and by that time, Converse All Star basketball shoes were being worn by 90% of college and professional basketball players.

Then in Olympics, All Stars were being worn by many athletes and during World War II, American soldiers used to wear All Star shoes while in training. It was Tree Rollins who was the last one to wear Converse All Stars in the professional NBA match when in the 1979-1980 seasons he laced up a modified version of Chuck Taylor All Stars. It is the No. 1 in our list of top 10 best basketball shoes of all time.

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The most of the original versions of these best basketball shoes are not available nowadays. The later versions are much more sophisticated and technologically advanced with superior ergonomics and elegant color schemes. The basketball shoes are not only a must need for any basketball player but also a fashionable wardrobe assessment for all the youngsters around the world.

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Top 10 Best Board Games of All time

In this era of modern technology, the kids and teenagers are fascinated to play more realistic computer games. They are somehow crazy with “Halo”, “Call of Duty”, “Fallout”, “Warcraft” and many more. But, all these ultra realistic games didn’t arise overnight. There is a long story behind this advancement and we have to look back at where they all came from. 10 years from now, the young generation used to spend most of the time with surface or board games, which are based on strategy and pure luck, or sometimes combination of both. All these board games have survived the test of time. The best board games of all time are even being converted into video games version.

Some of the popular board games are so ancient, Backgammon has been played since 3000 BC. The board games are still very much popular worldwide. The games are capable to develop skill and wisdom. They are great recreational media too. So, let’s have a glimpse of top 10 best board games of all time.

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Top 10 best board games of all time

10. Risk

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Risk is playing at Amsterdam street———image credit: Wikimedia/Jorge Royan

Probably we have all played the computer games called Age of Empires or Age of Kings. Risk is the father of all those strategic war games. The game was invented by a French movie director named Albert Lamorisse, in 1957. In order to play the game, you have to be tactful, strategic and mentally cool. Risk is played on a board in which the planet earth was divided into 42 territories in six continents. The game is progressed aiming to occupy as many territories as possible through rolling a dice. Players can built up armies, strengthen their borders and control entire continent to get bonuses. Whoever grabs the most territories, will be the ruler of the earth, the winner of the game. 2-6 players can participate in this game. The game is in the market with the name of “Risk: The Game of Global Domination”, which is published by Hasbro and Winning Moves Games.

9. Pictionary

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Pictionary board games——-image credit: Wikimedia/François Haffner

Pictionary is a popular board game which involves players guessing specific words based on the drawings made by their teammates. The game was invented by Robert Angel and graphics of the board were designed by Gary Everson. Pictionary first published in 1985 under the name of Angel Games Inc. The game requires skills of drawing, image recognition and rich knowledge in vocabulary. Four or more players can participate in this game. The game board is formed by sequence of squares. Each square box has a letter or a shape to identify the picture to be drawn by the partner. The aim is to reach the last space of the board first. Pictionary stands at no. 9 in our list of top 10 best board games of all time.

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8. Trivial Pursuit

Trivial Pursuit is among the best seller board games in the world. The game was developed in 1979 in Montreal, Quebec by two Canadian journalists, Chris Haney and Scott Abbott. Both of them were extremely knowledgeable and decided to create a game out of it. In order to create Trivial Pursuit, they also enlisted the help of Ed Werner and John Haney. The game is based on player’s ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture based questions.

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Trivial Pursuit board————image credit: Wikimedia/Gaetan Lee

The target of Trivial Pursuit is to move around the board by answering correct trivial questions.  The questions are categorized into six groups, Entertainment (pink), Geography (blue), History (yellow), Arts and Literature (Purple), Science and Nature ( Green) and Sports and Leisure ( orange). The game peaked it’s extreme popularity in 1984 in United States. In the first year, the game was sold over 20 million copies. Later Hasbro brought the Trivial Pursuit rights in 2008 for $80 million. In 1993, Trivial Pursuit was inducted in the “Games Hall of Fame” and still one of the top board games in the world.

7. Othello

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Othello board———-image credit: Wikimedia/Paul_012

Othello is a strategic board game which requires two players and an 8×8 uncheckered board. The game is played with sixty-four round discs which are light on one side and dark on the other side. Players take part in the game by assigning a color of the discs. The game is also known as “Reversi”. In this game, the players tries to turn his opponent’s disc color into his own color. Whoever has the most discs of his color by the time of last available square, will be the winner. The game was invented in 1883 by either of these two Englishmen, Lewis Waterman or John Mollett. World Othello Championship has been held since 1977 and Japan’s Yusuke Takanashi is the current Othello champion. Othello stands at no 7 in our list of top 10 best board games of all time.

6. Clue

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Cluedo game board———–image credit: Wikimedia/TGabou

At the number 6 position of our list of top 10 best board games of all time is Clue. The game is also known as “Cluedo”. The game requires a lot of deductive reasoning skills. Clue was invented by Anthony E. Pratt in 1949 in Leeds, England. Cluedo is marketed as a classic Detective game with several versions of spinoffs. 2 to 6 players can play this game. Players move around the clue board and find out weapons and identity used in killing of Mr. Boddy. Thus the players accumulate information and the game progresses . By blocking the entrance of a room, one can prevent his opponent to enter a desired room and make a suggestion. The game has several versions now and Hasbro is now the publisher of clue under the name of “Cluedo: The classic mystery game”.

5. Monopoly

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monopoly playing board———–image credit: Wikipedia/Horst Frank

The current version of Monopoly was first introduced in 1943 by Parker Brothers. The game originated back in 1903 as a way to demonstrate that wealth creation is the root of happiness. The game also promoted the economic theory of Henry George and focused on women’s right that time in United States. Monopoly is is regarded as one of the best board games of all time in the world. the game is licensed over 103 countries of the world. it requires resource management skills and strategic mentality to play monopoly. The monopoly players try to buy as many properties as they can by their fake money. They can also develop their properties with hotels and houses. The wealthy players also rent money from his opponents. The players whose end up bankrupt, are out of the game. Now a days, Hasbro sells the Deluxe edition of monopoly.

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4. Scrabble

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Scrabble board———–image credit: Wikimedia/thebarrowboy

Scrabble was designed by Alfred Mosher Butts in 1938 and published by James Brunot. Two or four players score points by placing tiles that bear a single letter across a board either in left to right or downward fashion to form a word. The scrabble words are verified in an official scrabble players dictionary. Scrabble is sold over 121 countries throughout the world and roughly one-third Americans and half of the British families own a scrabble set. The scrabble board has been sold by Hasbro’s Parker’s Brothers division since 1999. The scrabble players should require enriched vocabulary skill to play this game.

3. Backgammon

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Backgammon board———image credit: Pixabay/succo

Backgammon is considered as the oldest board games in the world. The proof of backgammon was found in the excavations of Shahr-e Sukhteh, Iran, which is aged over 3000 BC. Backgammon is a combination of strategy and probability, which involves a lot of tactics. The game is played with a pair of dice. The player can move his pieces by throwing the dices on the board. One must have to move the pieces judiciously which is very important to anticipate the counter moves. The aim is to remove all of one’s own checkers from the board before the opponent does. The victory is awarded to the player with certain number of points. Now, in this modern era, backgammon software has been developed which is capable to beat world-class human players.

 2. Checkers

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Checkers board———image credit: Wikimedia/Jud McCranie

Checkers is also one of the oldest board games, which have been around since 3000 BC. The game was mentioned in ancient Greece, notably by the likes of Homer and Plato. The game is also known as “Draughts”. Checkers require two players and they are only allowed to make diagonal moves. The aim is to capture the opponent’s pieces by jumping over them. Checkers have multiple variations. Some are played on 10×10, while American checkers are played on 8×8 board. The English draught world championship has been held since 1840. Most recently, Italy became the winner of world championship. Checkers is at no. 2 position in our list of top 10 best board games of all time.

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1. Chess

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Chess board and pieces———–image credit: Pixabay/PublicDomainPictures

Chess is the most popular board games in the world. Its root was found in India back in the sixth century. It a two-player game, played on a chessboard checkered with 64 squares in an 8×8 grid. The player begins the game with 16 pieces, one king, one queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights and eight pawns. Each pieces have different power and different moves. The aim is to checkmate the opponent’s king. The game may also result in a draw in some situations. Chess is recognized by the International Olympic committee. The chess world championship has been controlled by FIDE. Norwegian Magnus Carlsen is the current world champion of chess.

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Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the World 2017

Cricket is merely the gentlemen’s game and the cricketers are extremely meticulous about everything in the game of cricket. Everything means from the regulations of the game to the kits used by the cricket players. There are many important things at playing cricket when it comes to the best of performance. While the cricketing skill and rigorous practice of the player is significant, the sports gears that he uses also have a very important role to play.

A ball and a bat play as the key components in the game of cricket. Every batsman, based on his playing style and physical standards and his strength choose a cricket bat that best fits his requirement. Most of the greatest batsmen in the world always rise up their bats to show their achievements. The scene is a symbolic and the most desired in the world of cricket. For the cricketers, bats are like sword that is used to win the war. Cricket becomes more exciting game for the best cricketers with their best cricket bats.

As sports fans, we hardly ever pay our attention to this mandatory tool in cricket. There are different kinds of sports bats in the world. We have made a list of top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the World.

Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the World:

Today Sporty Ghost is posting the list of Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the World. A lot of research have done by our team. Some of them are very cheap cricket bats, some have valuable and expensive cricket bat stickers. Eventually, on the basis of their specification and recommendation of successful batsmen, we have found the top 10 best cricket bats in the world. The burning question of you would be, among them what is the best cricket bat? You have to just scroll down to find the answer.

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So, let’s find out, which one is the best cricket bat in the world?

10. Spartan CG Authority:

Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the World 2015, Spartan CG Authority
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We put Spartan CG Authority at No 10 in our list as it is one of the best cricket bats used by players from around the world. It is specially designed for the batsmen to play with power. Spartan is the bat of choice for the mightiest stroke makers to handle even the most explosive power in playing cricket. The bat has been crafted so perfectly according to the power hitting style of modern era of cricket, especially at this twenty twenty generation. It has a massive sweet spots to strike and the edges of this bat are really thick.

The weapon is made of Super Grade I English willow wood and has its mid profile with a full spine. The handle of this bat is made of rubber and cane which is smart enough to provide flexibility, power and control to the batsmen. With a flat face and curvature, Spartan CG Authority, is indeed one of the best cricket bats in the world.

Features:

Made of: Super Grade I English willow

Profile: Mid-profile with a full spine and side profiling for destructive precision. Maximum edge thickness.

Weight: 2 lb 10 oz (1200 gms) to 3 lb (1350 gms)

Handle: Round handle with 9 pieces of cane and rubber to deliver the optimum grip.

Face: Flat face with slight curvature.

Bow: Slight bow which provides perfectly balanced pick up

Toe: Slightly square in shape in order to increase hitting area and lower the center of gravity of the bat that promotes greater swing weight and power distribution.

Size: SH

Endorsed by: Michael Clarke, Chris Gayle, Matt Prior.

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9. Reebok Blast:

Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the World 2015, Reebok Blast
Reebok Blast ; image credit eacricketstudioz.blogspot.com

Blast is one of the best cricket bats in Reebok’s Premium Cricket bats collection. The bat is made of the Grade I English willow which is the best quality in this business. The traditional heavy shaped appearance gives amazingly light pick up for the batsmen. Reebok Blast is crafted by the expert designers of Reebok by using the latest technology. It is the 9th best cricket bat in the world.

The bat is one of the most desirable bats among the batsmen. The design of the bat is meticulously crafted. Hence, it is light weighted with a great pick up. Reebok blast is regarded as one of the best cricket bats by many famous cricketers.

Features:

Made of: Grade I English willow

Shape: Traditionally shaped and styled bat for the batsman.

Grip: Chevron grip

Handle: 9 pieces of Sarawak cane which is best for shock absorption and better performance.

Weight: 2 lb 9 oz (1150 gms) to 2 lb 13 oz (1275 gms)

Sweet spot: Lower mid blade

Edge: Thick edge.

Toe: Embossed toe protector for better durability

Blade: Curved

Size: SH.

Endorsed by: MS Dhoni, Shakib Al Hasan, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambir, Sanath Jayasuriya.

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8. Kookaburra Angry Beast:

Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the World 2015, Kookaburra Angry Beast
Kookaburra Angry Beast ; image credit shopping.rediff.com

Kookaburra Angry Beast is one of the premier bats of world famous Kookaburra cricket Bats Company. The bat is at No 8 spot in the list of top 10 best cricket bats in the world. The Kookaburra cricket bats are made of the highest grade English willow which is naturally air dried after harvesting. The bat has an amazingly light pick up on such a huge profile. It is designed to provide optimum power to the batsman. The Beast comes with a dynamic power shaped face which has the ability to deliver explosive stroke play.

Features:

Made of: Grade I unbleached English willow.

Grip: Red snake grip.

Handle: 12 pieces of Sarawak cane.

Weight: 2 lb 8 oz (1150 gms) to 2 lb 12 oz (1250 gms)

Edge: Big edge square

Sweet spot: Mid blade

Scallop: Slight concave

Face: Flat face

Bow: Mid/Low blade

Size: SH and LB

Endorsed by: Brad Haddin, Brad Hodge, Matthew Wade, Simon Katich.

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7. SS Ton Gladiator:

Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the World 2015, SS Ton Gladiator
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Sunridges (SS) is one of the oldest sports brands in India which specially manufactures cricket bats. The bat has a higher popularity among the domestic cricketers, but the international cricketers too seek to use it. The SS Ton Gladiator is quite a sought-after bat as it provides great power, impact and balance to the batsman. Highest Grade English willow is selected to craft this piece. The handle of this bat is made up of Sarawak combination cane which helps in shock absorption and boosts powerful cricketing shorts.

The edges are designed rounded particularly for the aggressive and hard hitter batsman. We have selected SS Ton Gladiator for the No 7 place in our list of top 10 best cricket bats in the world. It is an excellent cricket bat to play. These are the long lasting bats and most batsmen like it because it is handy.

Features:

Made of: Super Grade I English willow

Grains: 11-13 straight grains with super rebound quality

Edge: Rounded edges for the aggressive batsman

Grip: Special Scale Grip – for better control and comfort

Handle: 12 pieces of Sarawak cane handle for powerful shots and shock absorption

Weight: 2 lb 9 oz (1160 gms) to 2 lb 12 oz (1230 gms)

Size: SH and LB

Endorsed by: Kumar Sangakara, Shikhar Dhawan, Kieron Pollard, Dinesh Karthik.

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6. Puma Ballistic:

Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the World 2015, Puma Ballistic
Puma Ballistic ; image credit scssports.in

Puma Ballistic is at No 6 best cricket bat in the cricket world. This remarkable cricket bat is made of using the very best unbleached super grade I English willow. The wood has been specially picked as per its weight, grain structure and performance. The Puma Ballistic has a higher and more powerful swell enhancing high speed hitting power with precise control and improved balance. It is one of the dream bats for any batsman in cricket.

Puma Ballistic is well known for its powerful hitting zone with flexibility. In the new era of T20 cricket, Puma Ballistic is the perfect weapon for any batsman. It is among the best cricket bats for the hard-hitting T20 batsmen as well.

Features:

Made of: Highest grade of English willow with high and powerful swell.

Sweet spot: massive hitting zone

Handle: Made of PUMA-specific cane for optimum control and highly responsive feel.

Grip: Unique multi-textured PUMA grip designed with new cosmetic to ensure the best possible touch and control.

Weight: 2 lb 6 oz (1075 gms) to 2 lb 12 oz (1250 gms)

Blade: Sophisticated profiling that removes weight from the blade and ensures contoured edges as thick as possible.

Toe: Molded PUMA toe protector which increases durability and reduces swelling from moisture uptake.

Size: SH

Endorsed by: Adam Gilchrist, Brendon McCullum, Marlon Samuels, Yuvraj Singh.

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5. SG Cobra select:

Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the World 2015, SG Cobra select
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Sanspareils Greenlands (SG) is the largest cricketing gear manufacturer in the world. It is currently the No. 1 cricket gear brand in India. Famous first-class cricketers as well as international cricketers, panel members all provide valuable feedback to the R & D team of SG. The gear can be updated according to the requirement. The SG Cobra select is made of the finest English willow. Its handle is made of premium quality imported Sarawak cane which is specially designed to enhance control and power.

The bat has a traditional shape and style which boosts maximum stability during batting. We have selected SG Cobra to put it at No. 5 spot in our list of top 10 best cricket bats in the world.

Features:

Made of: Grade I English willow

Shape: Traditional shape with maximum stability

Handle: made from highest quality Sarawak cane to deliver superior power and control.

Grip: New multi-color player grip

Sweet spot: Lower mid-blade

Edge: Thick edges and curved blade for better control and balance.

Toe: Toe protector for better durability. The protector also maintains the moisture level.

Size: SH

Endorsed by: Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina, Wasim Jaffer.

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4. GM Icon:

Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the World 2015, GM Icon
GM Icon ; image credit www.cricketzoneusa.com

Gunn & Moore cricket bats are one of the oldest widely used cricket bats in the world. The bats are designed and produced from highest grade English willow by their best craftsmen. The GM factory is considered as the most technologically advanced in the sports world and only the GM that blends state of the art DXM technology for over 125 years. They use the latest technology, materials, innovative ideas and unrivaled design flair to produce most advanced cricket equipment. That’s why we put GM Icon bat at No 4 in our list of top 10 best cricket bats of the world.

Features:

Made of: Super Grade I English willow with iconic design.

Structure: High swell position, concentrated power, surprisingly light pick-up, lightweight design.

Edge: Massive edge of 38 mm

Face: Flatter face

Size: SH and LB

Scallop: Super concave profiling with toe up.

Endorsed by: Shane Wtson, Jonathan Trott, Ross Taylor, Alex Hales.

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3. Gray-Nicolls Viper:

Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the World 2015, Gray-Nicolls Viper
Gray-Nicolls Viper ; image credit www.slatergartrellsports.com.au

Gray-Nicolls was the first cricket company colored cricket bat stickers in the cricket history. From the very beginning, they have manufactured cricket bats to the very highest standards by using the latest technology. Gray-Nicolls always maintain the perfect combination of tradition with innovation to produce best cricket bats, which perform at every level. Every cricket bat is designed, hand finished and rigorously tested by their experts. The Gray-Nicolls viper is a splendid work of art. It is at the No 3 position in our list of top 10 best cricket bats in the world.

Features:

Structure: World famous Gray-Nicolls scoops.

Perfectly balanced bat with lightweight pick up.

Sweet spot: Huge mid-blade

Edge profile: Thick

Spine profile: Steep

Endorsed by: David Warner, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Alastair Cook, Cameron White.

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2. Adidas Incurza:

Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the World 2015, Adidas Incurza
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Adidas is a famous well renowned brand in sports world. They manufacture various sports items, from shoes to bags or sports jerseys. The reputed Adidas Company also manufacture cricket bats of finest quality. The Adidas Incurza is one of the most sought-after bats in international cricket. The bat has been designed for batsmen with strength for an attacking game-play. With an amazing profile which flows through the increased bow and middle, the Incurza has an excellent pick up and balance.

It has become one of the most-looking cricket bats which is crafted out of finest English willow. Adidas Incurza is indeed one of the best cricket bats in the world and we put the masterpiece at No. 2 spot in our list. It is the most stylish, strong and amazing bat to play with. Adidas Incurza is a very powerful bat with nice stroke. The bat is sensational enough to be one of the best cricket bats in the world.

Features:

Structure: Sculptured Shoulder. Specially powered for every types of shot.

Sweet spot: Low powerful middle

Weight: 2 lb 7 oz (1100 gms) to 2 lb 12 oz (1250 gms)

Size: SH and LB

Endorsed by: Sachin Tendulkar, Kevin Pietersen, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja.

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1. Kookaburra Kahuna:

Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the World 2015, Kookaburra Kahuna
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It is Kookaburra Kahuna we are looking for and it is the best and the table topper in our list of top 10 best cricket bats in the world. Kahuna has been the leader of the Kookaburra cricket bats. This bat is an exceptional combination of light pick up and awesome power. Its straight evenly spaced grains and a clean hitting area generate a maximum impact. It is aggressive and more powerful among any of Kookaburra cricket bats. The Kahuna is perfectly designed for the stroke makers with edge thickness, sweet boe and clean square shaped face.

Kookaburra is the best cricket bat manufacturing company in the world. It is the most powerful and most beautiful bat. The bat can be recommended to all ages. It is very stylish and comfortable natural balance, which make it the world’s best cricket bat.

Features:

Made of: Grade I English willow

Grip: ‘Max Trio’ Octopus Xtreme

Handle: rounded with 12 pieces of Sarawak cane.

Sweet spot: Mid blade which is about 225 mm from the toe.

Weight: 2 lb 7 oz (1100 gms) to 3 lb 4 oz (1475 gms)

Edge profile: Big edge square

Face profile: Flat ‘Power Plus’ face

Spine profile: Pronounced from Handle to toe (64-67mm)

Bow: Mid/Low blade (11-12 mm)

Scallop: Slight Concave (4-5 mm)

Size: SH

Endorsed by: AB de Villiers, Martin Guptill, Ricky Ponting.

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Top 10 Best Sports Cars in the World 2015

Car racing is one of the most elite sports in the world. Sports cars are also known as super cars or racing cars. All these cars are very much expensive in the market. The amazing safety measures, the ultimate technology, streamline body curves, slim and graceful exterior and comfortable interior design make the cars even more impressive. Sports car is usually a two seated car with light weight and luxurious outlook.

The historical background of sports cars is dated back in 20th century. That time, races were held in the form of alleys by the roadsters and touring cars. But, as the time went on, the need of new sports cars arises with upgraded automobile parts. To cope with this demand new sports cars were built.

Top 10 Best Sports Cars in the World 2015:

Sporty Ghost have done all the leg work for you by making a list of top 10 best sports cars in the world 2015. It may be hard for you guys to find the best affordable sports cars in this list as they are way too much expensive in the super market.

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Let’s check out, which one is the best sports car in the world 2015?

10. PAGANI HUAYRA

Top 10 Best Sports Cars in the World 2015, PAGANI HUAYRA
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This is an Italian super car. The car has taken the super market by providing the super car enthusiasts with such a car which possesses great speed and unique design. The car has earned the title of hyper car. The car is not only amazing by its incredible design but it also provides outstanding performance courtesy of its twin turbo, V12 engine. The giant 6-litre engine produces a whopping 730 horsepower and an incredible 738 lb-ft of torque which make it a beast under the hood. Pagani Huayra can produce a top speed of 230 mph. It has the capability to go from 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds.

The seven gear boxes are arranged in a sequential manner to ensure the transformation of all the power under the hood from the engines to the wheels. It facilitates to get the top speed within a very short time. This car is definitely the definition of luxury with its leather embedded interior and accessories and awesome finishing designs. To own this car, it can cost you about 900,000-1,000,000 Euros. We enlisted Pagani Huayra at No 10 in our list of top 10 best Sports cars in the world 2015.

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9. ZENVO ST 1

Top 10 Best Sports Cars in the World 2015, ZENVO ST 1
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The Danish Super car Zenbo ST 1 provides high performance speed due to its super and turbocharged 6.8-litre V8 engine. The car can produce maximum top speed of 233 mph and has the ability to go from 0 to 60 miles in just 3 seconds. Its carbon fiber body is specially designed to reduce it weight and enhance speed with an electronically adjustable leather seats.

The car also has great technological features like a keyless system to drive and telescoping steering system that are included in the purchase price of this car which is about 800,000 Euros. Zenvo ST 1 is at No. 9 in our list of top 10 best sports cars in the world 2015.

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8. MCLAREN F1

Top 10 Best Sports Cars in the World 2015, MCLAREN F1
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With a unique interior design McLaren F1 is a three-seated amazing sport car with the driver seat at the center and two seats for passengers. The car has a giant 6-litre V12 engine that provides a high speed of 240 mph with the acceleration power from 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds. The car is specially designed considering the aerodynamics to ensure performance and speed at its best.

McLaren F1 can cost you about 6,000,000 Euros. Not so much isn’t? We have selected McLaren F1 for No. 8 spot in our list of top 10 best sports cars in the world 2015.

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7. KOENIGSEGG CCX

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This car is considered to be a world class super car for its optimum track and road performance. All the designs of this car is based on performance enhancement with its amazing aerodynamic shape which provides both speed and efficiency. The V8 engine of this car is made of aluminum to make it lightweight that helps in speeding the car from 0 to 60 miles in 3.2 seconds.

The engine emissions are some of the safest around the world. The car’s design mainly focuses on the speed and performance. Koenigsegg CCX goes for about 3,500,000 Euros and it’s the 7th sports car in our list of top 10 best sports cars in the world 2015.

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6. SALEEN S7 TWIN-TURBO

Top 10 Best Sports Cars in the World 2015, SALEEN S7 TWIN-TURBO
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It is a limited edition car which is exclusively built for the special buyers. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo is totally a hand-built super car with a massive 7-litre twin turbo V8 engine. The engine can produce a 750 horsepower to an exciting boost. With carbon fiber coating, it is one of the lightest cars in the planet.

There are multiple race quality twin master cylinders connected to a balance bar. The amazing interior design provides a combination of race quality function and luxurious outlook. The car makes its place at 6 in our list of top 10 beat sports cars in the world 2015.

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5. 9FF GT9-R

Top 10 Best Sports Cars in the World 2015, 9FF GT9-R
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It is a German super sports car and the sole purpose of this car is speed. The interior of this car is stripped to ensure that it is light enough to reach its highest speed of 257 mph. The car is such speedy that it can run from 0 to 60 miles in just 2.9 seconds and 0 to 190 miles in 16 seconds. The really placed engine ensures maximum grip during driving. The makers of GT9-R offer their buyers that no two vehicles are to be alike as they customize their cars to their liking when it comes to design and performance.

You can be a proud owner of GT9-R for just 150,000 to 540,000 Euros that will depend on the customization. We put this super car at No 5 in our list of top 10 best sports cars in the world 2015.

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4. SSC ULTIMATE AERO

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This majestic car runs at top notch speeds to its incredibly captivating design that is sure to awe everyone it passes through. SSC Ultimate Aero is currently the Guinness book record holder as the fastest sports car of the world after Bugatti Veyron. Its huge twin turbo charged V8 engine provides 1237 horsepower to reach its maximum speed of 270 mph. The design is upgraded in the front to enhance aerodynamics and side intakes.

This car has first introduced the Aero brake system which alters the angle of the rear spoiler to the required angle during hard braking. The car goes for about 550,000 Euros and 4th in our list of top 10 best sports cars in the world.

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3. KOENIGSEGG AGERA R

Top 10 Best Sports Cars in the World 2015, KOENIGSEGG AGERA R
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It’s a famous Swedish car with a name ‘Agera‘ meaning ‘to take action’ and the car really does when it comes to speed with a 5-litre turbo charged V8 engine that gives it an unbelievable boost. The massive engine produces a mind blowing horsepower of 1140 and 810 lb-ft of torque. The car is specially featured by dual clutch transmission in only one input shaft which ultimately results in faster shift times. The lightweight aluminum engine ensures the top speed with manifold carbon fiber steel body.

The car also features a fuel sensor technology which protects the engine in varying fuel quality levels and alcohol levels by promptly reducing power to protect the engine. The engine and the amazing technical features are encased in an impressive design body which is priced at about 1.4 million Euros. The car, with all these amazing features is one of the best sports cars in our list.

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2. HENNESSEY VENOM GT

Top 10 Best Sports Cars in the World 2015, HENNESSEY VENOM GT
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The Venom GT has a high speed of 290 mph with the ability to accelerate from 0 to 200 miles in 14.51 seconds. This car is actually an upgrade to its previous version with the sole aim of incredible speed. The speed is contributed by a twin turbo charged V8 engine with inter cooler upgraded technology to ensure that the car can handle the extra speed and boost. It has a single-clutch shift system to ensure faster shift times.

The safety of driver is catered for with the GPS based traction and stability system. All these high tech power system has been packaged in an inspiring interior and exterior design that can be yours for about 1,050,000 Euros. The Venom GT is the second best sports car in our list of top 10 best sports cars in the world.

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1. BUGATTI VEYRON – THE SUPER SPORTS CAR

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Bugatti Veyron holds the Guinness World records of fastest super car in the planet before being stripped of it due to some discrepancies. Not twin, the car is consisted of a quad-turbo 8-litre engine to provide the maximum speed of 213 mph and track top speed of 253 mph. A 1200 horsepower boost always remains ready to ensure that vast speed. The car is well designed to provide the best performance and functional ability, which is evidenced by its top notch parts and from the brakes to the body design.

The huge powerful engine helps to get the speed 0 to 60 miles in 2.4 seconds, the fastest one yet in the sports’ car history. Bugatti Veyron is priced at 1.65 million Euros and it is the car we are talking about to place it at No. 1 in our list of top 10 best sports cars in the world 2015.

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