Slam Dunk is a popular Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takehiko Inoue. It was published in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1990 to 1996, with the chapters collected into 31 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha. It follows the story of Hanamichi Sakuragi, a teenager who falls in love with a girl named Haruko Akagi, and decides to enter the world of basketball to attract her attention. It became a huge success in Japan and was adapted into an anime television series by Toei Animation, which ran for 101 episodes from 1993 to 1996. The series is also noted for bringing a new level of popularity to the sport of basketball in Japan. Slam Dunk has been featured in various news outlets, articles, and videos discussing its influence on the sport of basketball in Japan, its influence on the manga and anime industry, and its impact on the Japanese youth. Additionally, Slam Dunk has been featured in several video games and merchandise such as figures, apparel, and accessories.
Ben Simmons showcased promise once more during Thursday night's match, the Nets' second preseason game. Operating as the primary playmaker, he orchestrated plays in the 135-103 victory against Maccabi Ra’anana at Barclays Center. Simmons displayed fluidity, punctuated by an early steal followed by a powerful slam dunk, and distributed a team-leading nine assists.His objective is to affirm his well-being, especially considering his absence in the latter part of the previous season due to a troublesome left knee and a nerve injury in his back.
LEWES, DEL. – The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, in conjunction with Slam Dunk to the Beach, announced the field of teams for the 2023 Hoophall East, an annual basketball showcase that will take place at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes, Delaware, from December 26-29.