One of the most beloved sports in the world, basketball has the power to bring people together. Culture, heritage and background, differences that separate us day in and day out, are accepted when it comes to play the game; more, they become a source of respect and inspiration that propels the players’ will. Because everybody wants to outdo the opponent, by means of skills or, why not, look, with the latter gaining importance among pros and enthusiasts alike at a level that now not only working out is considered paramount, but outfit too. Here are a couple of tips to stun and wow the crowd the next time you go balling. Step Up Your Game What better way to impress rivals and spectators than by surprising them with a couple of flabbergasting moves? Remember, it is always the best baller that attracts the attention. So, study the films or watch some tutorials to try picking up a new crossover, or improving your shooting form. Tim Notke, former high school coach, once said, ‘Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.’ Therefore, make sure you put the time and effort in to master the ropes. Nothing is ever easy at the start; be ready to spend hours practising in order to look awesome. Put some accessories on, get an awesome pair of shoes and flaunt your favourite player’s jersey In today’s NBA, athletes sport different kinds of gear, usually because they serve a specific purpose, like providing extra support or protection; but it is also a matter of standing out from the rest. The most common are compression clothing, knee-high socks, and knee and elbow pads. Still, shoes are king, because a good pair can really affect your game – and make you a multimillionaire in their case. With innovative brands like Nike, Adidas and Under Armour, design and style have come a long way, and many shoes are endorsed by some of the biggest names in the business, like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Stephen Curry. Getting yourself a pair of impressive kicks will no doubt earn you extra points among your peers. And do not forget jerseys, which have become a fashion item in more than a few countries. Buy one and wear it the next time you pay a visit to the playground to proudly show what team you support and who your idol is. Tone your physique up Basketball can be a very aggressive and physical game, and a strong body is the sine qua non of performing well. Hence, it is a good idea to work on condition and muscle mass. Hit the weights, do calisthenics and cardiovascular exercises; improve your performance, and catch the eyes of the ladies by doing so. Should your body need extra help Achieving a lean, toned body is not as easy as it might appear, and adults usually do not have the time to run or lift long hours at the gym. Fortunately, there are alternative methods that can help you enhance your physique. Cosmetic surgery, for instance. For those who need help dealing with stubborn fat, liposuction is a good solution; it removes excess fat safely and efficiently. For those who prefer a less invasive method, CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical procedure that uses a state-of-the-art cooling technology to freeze and kill fat cells without damaging the surrounding tissue. Regardless of what your aesthetic goals are, the professionals at Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre will be more than happy to assist and advise you. Make an appointment today to start looking great. Upgrade your game to the next level!