Sports Artist John Robertson's most recent commercial project (upcoming Milwaukee Bucks 2018) the remodel of the NFL Green Bay Packers football stadium suites area that opened in July 2017 – (8 paintings) and three (8 feet by 15 feet) baseball paintings for the new MLB Atlanta Braves stadium that opened in April 2017. Click on the “About” link for more commercial sports stadiums and arenas work.
A number of years ago when the NBA Brooklyn Nets were playing under the name of the New Jersey Nets I had painted a group of basketball and hockey paintings for the Prudential Sports Arena in New Jersey. I did three basketball paintings for them.
I think the painting is of Kris Humphries when he played for the New Jersey Nets. I am not absolutely sure. What do you think? Certainly there is enough photos of Kris to make the comparison – on and off the court. Humphries later signed with the Atlanta Hawks.
Kris Humphries Odd History
Humphries has, in my opinion kind of an odd history with his marriage to reality TV personality Kim Kardashian. It was turned into a Ringling Bros. circus in a two-part TV special showing the preparations (Just what I wanted to see on TV) – and the wedding itself aired on E network (Something else I did not want to miss Unfortunately my Tivo was nor working that day) in what the Washington Post called a “media blitz” related to the wedding. The marriage didn’t last long, 72 days – half a basketball season. Humphries requested an annulment on the grounds of fraud or a decree of legal separation rather than Kardashian’s requested divorce. A lot of the news outlets thought (along with half the sports world) Kardashian’s marriage to Humphries was a publicity stunt for financial gain orchestrated by E! Entertainment and Kris and Kim Kardashian to promote the Kardashian family’s brand and their television ventures. (Well, it worked) Humphries and Kardashian’s divorce was finalized on June 3, 2013.
Someone recently saw the NHL Red Devils paintings at the arena but I have no idea if the basketball paintings were moved to the new Barclays Stadium in Brooklyn where the Brooklyn Nets now play. If anyone has seen the paintings I would appreciate any information about them
About the Basketball Painting
The Brooklyn Nets NBA Art painting is 36″ x 48″ acrylic and ink on a gallery wrapped frame. Most of the paintings shown on the blog have been sold, including this one. If you click on the link for Paintings for Sale you can see what is available. What I suggest is that you contact me for your specific need and I can easily paint something specific for you. Just clink on the contact page for information.
The basketball dribble is one of the fundamental skills of playing basketball. It is as fundamental as a baby dribbling spit from it’s lips after sucking milk from a bottle – or me dribbling from my mouth while drinking Gatorade after a few hard minutes on a basketball court. As you don’t see in this painting of the basketball player that the control dribble is when the dribbler is crouched in a bent over position and keeps his body between the ball and the defender. That kind of reminds me of my youth when I was on the couch with a new girlfriend and she kept a pillow on her lap.
A Short, Short Story About Me Playing Basketball
One day, long, long ago, I was a teenager and could run and dribble and jump and shoot a basketball through a hoop . But it was a long time ago, and it was just one day.
Keep your head up and eyes alert
Anyway, with a basketball dribble as the player in the picture does not show, keep the ball low to the floor and close to the body so the other player cannot reach it. Keep your head up, and visualize the whole court, so you can find the open teammate – or, in my case, when I played, I visualized the stands in fear that one of the cute/popular girls was watching me as I fumbled and stumbled down the floor. The other players nicknamed me Cinderella because I was always running away from the ball. (yes, a stupid joke) But I was not a good player.
Behind the Back Dribble, Through the Legs Dribble
Thirty years ago when I last played basketball you were considered a “hot dog” if you did a basketball dribble behind your back, or through your legs. But not any more! Everybody can do it. I see little kids in the park passing the ball through their legs as easily as they ride a bike. It is just something I can’t do because I am knocked kneed and the ball keeps bouncing off the inside of my legs. I remember one time I was dribbling right with my right hand, the defender tried to get into a different position and over-played me to the right. Smartly and not so fast, I did a behind the back dribble to crossover to my other hand, and changed directions to the left, thinking I would send him into the popcorn machine. I tripped over the ball and ended up on top of the time keeper’s table with the clock shoved … will, I won’t say … other than after that I know what time it was when I went to the bathroom in the morning. That behind-the-back move can be very useful if you are in your twenties and thirties and used correctly, in the right situation. In my situations it was never the correct thing to do. As the voice of the basketball defender said to me as he helped my off the time keeper’s table, “Yeah, right.”
Basketball Dribble sports art painting by artist John Robertson is 11″ x 14″ ink and acrylic on drafting film.
Most of the paintings shown on the blog have been sold. (They sell fast) But there are a few available. What I suggest is that you contact me for your specific need and I can easily paint something specific for you. Just click on the contact page for information.