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Fun Ways to Prepare for Basketball Season

Tuggboat Fun Ways to Prepare for Basketball Season
October 13, 2016

Fun Ways to Prepare for Basketball Season

The new basketball season is just around the corner, and it's time for us all to start getting ready. The 2015-2016 NBA season left us basketball fans in shock as we saw the Cleveland Cavaliers upset the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors. The Cavaliers made history by not only bringing the city's first championship in over 50 years, but they also became the first team ever to come back from a 1-3 deficit in the Finals. While Golden State will be looking for revenge this season, there are certainly many other teams to look out for. Even teams such as the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers, the two worst teams last season, are sure to be more exciting to watch this year with the first and second overall draft picks, respectively, on their sides. With a brand new season comes some more creativity with your email addresses. The sky's the limit with what you can come up with since there's no need to worry about being professional. If you're looking for some ideas on how to be a part of the action and for some fun new email address ideas, look no further because you've found the place!

  • Fantasy drafts are an easy way to be a part of the action because you get to run your very own team. From setting up lineups to making trades, joining a fantasy league is a great way to feel like you're the general manager of your own team. Most fantasy drafts are run through emails so it might be beneficial to come up with a new email address for the draft. The best thing about this though is that you can be as creative as you want. You could even use your team name as your new email address. There are so many options that it'll be difficult to find someone who came up with the exact same idea as you did.


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  • Pickup games are always a favorite of mine. Waiting for the season to start gets me pretty anxious and each passing days get me and more energized. Playing some pickup games with your friends is a great way to get yourself ready for a season of basketball, and you could even play throughout the season if watching a game isn't enough to fill your basketball needs. With so many public basketball courts, there's bound to be one where you and your friends can play and possibly even bump into some new friends. You could even come up with a fun new email address specifically for playing basketball games with your new friends. It'll definitely be more uplifting to get an email from gregtherainman@gmail.com than from your boss.

  • Watching live games can never go wrong, that is unless your team loses. Feeling the rush of the action is more intense when you can see two teams battling it out live. There's nothing better! Seeing Lebron James throw down a thunderous dunk live is something truly amazing. If you plan to purchase some tickets, it may be in your best interest to set up an email address specifically for your NBA purchases, so it doesn't get lost within the piles of emails you get from your boss. Remember, if you're using email addresses for casual purposes, you can be as creative as you want with them. Even crazybasketballlover@gmail.com is an appropriate email. So grab your friends and grab some tickets because the season is going to start soon!

Slam Dunk

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  • Viewing parties are always a great option if you and your friends have a busy schedule. Go ahead and invite all your friends to the game Saturday or maybe even the one after. With 82 games per season, there's bound to be one day where you and your friends are all free to watch the game together. Hosting a basketball party is a great way to get the gang together after who knows how long of not seeing each other. Go ahead and email all your friends about watching the next game at your place. Personal emails are probably the best to use in these situations since you don't have to be professional at all and your friends are probably already aware of who's email belongs to who. So go ahead and send out the invitation! After all, how can anyone say no to pizza, beer, and basketball?

  • Buying games is the cheaper alternative to watching your favorite NBA teams, especially if they're not in your city. Luckily, NBA League Pass gives you the option of watching only your favorite team. With a variety of options, you won't have to miss all 82 games simply because you weren't home. You can watch the game on your tablet, laptop, or even mobile device. You can even buy individual games! If you don't have an email address for your shopping, then here's your chance! Making an email address for your purchases can help organize your inbox. Something simple such as iloveshopping@gmail.com will work, but feel free to be as creative as you want with it. Just make sure to remember what the email address is.

NBA League Pass

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  • Buying NBA gear is a fun way to feel like you're a part of the action. Wouldn't it feel great to be in your favorite player's jersey and watch him hit the game winning shot? Luckily NBA gear is sold year-round so you can always hold out a little longer for a great deal to pop up. New gear can help you feel like you're in your favorite player's shoes, literally. You could also use your shopping address for this as well or even come up with a fun basketball email such as ilovenbashopping@gmail.com 

NBA Store

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  • NBA updates are always an easy way to stay on track with the latest NBA news. If you have a relatively busy lifestyle and can't always make it to the game, the NBA app will send you updates on any important news. You can also download an app for your favorite team which will send you any updates about the team as well as the score of the games. You can also get updates to your email address for you to read whenever you have the time. It probably isn't very exciting to use a professional email for this so don't hesitate to use a personal email or create a brand new one!

There is certainly a lot of basketball to come this season. If you're finding it difficult to keep track of all your NBA news and updates, you should set up a new email address or two to help keep everything organized. Feel free to be as creative as you want with these new email addresses. Remember, there's no need for professionalism. Come up with something fun and unique that will help you know when someone requests a trade in your fantasy league or even when someone on your team is injured. The new season is sure to bring as much as excitement as the last, if not more and we wouldn't want you to miss any part of it!

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