A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Players and staff blog about what it's like to work in the NBA. Player profiles examine college sports careers and hobbies.
Violence & Scariness
Aside from the minor court-side scuffle, there's no violence on this site.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
NBA cheerleaders are featured in blogs, pictures, and videos and are usually shown dressed in short shorts or skirts with high heels and midriff-baring shirts. They are, however, presented as professional dancers and given an area to write about their experiences and career.
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Discussion areas are might have explicit language. However, most posts are relatively tame and users are able to report members behaving improperly in the discussion forum.
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Products & Purchases
Ads and product logos are everywhere. Banner ads promote contests and games. And, much like the sports arenas these teams play in, most of the features of this Web site are sponsored by companies. There's the Kia Performance Awards, the T-Mobile Rookie Report, and the Sprite Slam Dunk title to name a few.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this fan site is a comprehensive source for all things related to professional basketball -- and that includes ads. Although there is no specific section for kids on the site, games and a wiki feature call "Hoopedia" will appeal to children. Registration is required to play the games and participate in the discussion groups.
Is It Any Good?
While the site isn't aimed at kids, it doesn't exclude them, and offers much to learn and do. You get 360-degree coverage of every slam dunk, rebound and foul, plus game results and team analysis. Watch out for the site's promo-heavy content, though -- nearly every department has a product plug in its title.
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