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100 Gifts For Basketball Sneakerheads

From Airbag-Studded Shoes to Meteorology-Inspired Kicks

— November 18, 2014 — Fashion
For a basketball sneakerhead, there really is no such thing as owning too many sneakers. So what if your teenage brother or boyfriend already owns 86 pairs of basketball kicks? There's always room for more.

The big shoe brands are getting so creative with their basketball kicks that even the sky doesn't appear to be a limit. There's something to appeal to sneakerheads of all time.

Perhaps the most coveted basketball kicks out there are the signature lines of NBA superstars like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, created in partnership with their shoe sponsors. Surprisingly, these shoes aren't always prohibitively expensive.

Or if that's too mainstream for you, you can always buy a pair of retro-styled sneakers for the basketball shoe collector in your life.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Explosive Liftoff Sneakers
Explosive Liftoff Sneakers
The Air Jordan XX9 Basketball Kicks Are Designed for Explosive Leaps
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98
Basketball Star Sneakers
Basketball Star Sneakers
The Nike LeBron 11 Low China Sneakers are Designed for the Court
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97
Meteorology-Inspired Kicks
Meteorology-Inspired Kicks
The NIKE KD7 Shoes Come Fully Equipped
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96
Virtually Earned Basketball Kicks
Virtually Earned Basketball Kicks
These LEBRON 11 2K14 Shoes Were Unlocked by 2,014 Video Gamers
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95
Safari-Inspired Basketball Shoes
Safari-Inspired Basketball Shoes
The Newest Nike Dunk Low is Designed with a Giraffe-Like Print
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94
High-Flying Basketball Branding
High-Flying Basketball Branding
The Air Jordan XX9 Shoes Were Promoted in Creative and Modern Ways
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93
Neon Sneaker Maekovers
Neon Sneaker Maekovers
The Air Jordan 10s Venom Green Gives a Bold New Look to a Classic Style
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92
Gender-Reversed Sneakers
Gender-Reversed Sneakers
The Air Jordan 14 Sneakers Come in a Feminine Pink Color Scheme
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91
Kiddie Basketball Shoes
Kiddie Basketball Shoes
These Nike LeBron 12s Are Designed For Young Athletes
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90
Rapper Basketball Sneakers
Rapper Basketball Sneakers
These Air Jordan 6 OVO Sneakers Were Designed by Drake
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89
Iconic Basketball Crossover Trainers
Iconic Basketball Crossover Trainers
The Jordan Flight Runner is Air Jordan's First Running Shoe
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88
Retro Basketball Sneaker Makeovers
Retro Basketball Sneaker Makeovers
The Air Jordan White Infrared 6 is Set to Drop Soon
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87
Unity-Promoting Shoes
Unity-Promoting Shoes
The Nike + R.T. Air Force 1 Shoes Celebrate Sport's Ability to Unite
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86
Pixelated Basketball Sneakers
Pixelated Basketball Sneakers
The KD VI NIKEiD MVP Shoe Honors 2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant
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85
Vibrant Hoop Sneakers
Vibrant Hoop Sneakers
The Electric Green Hyperdunk 2013 is Eye-Catching and Lightweight
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84
Sleek Suicidal Sneakers
Sleek Suicidal Sneakers
The Reebok Kamikaze II Comes Back with a Vengeance
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83
Statistical B-Ball Sneakers
Statistical B-Ball Sneakers
These Nike KD 6 iD Shoes Celebrate NBA’s MVP Kevin Durant
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82
Achilles-Highlighting Sneakers
Achilles-Highlighting Sneakers
The Nike Kobe 9 Elite Shoes is Inspired by the Athlete's Injury
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81
Apple-Inspired Basketball Shoes
Apple-Inspired Basketball Shoes
The KD7 Good Apples Feature Bright Red and Green Splashes
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80
European Flag Shoes
European Flag Shoes
The NIKE Air Tech Challenge II Brings NIKE Flair to the French Open
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79
Wheat-Inspired Street Foorwear
Wheat-Inspired Street Foorwear
The KD6 'Wheat' is Farm and Court-Ready
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78
Fuchsia Charity Footwear
Fuchsia Charity Footwear
The Lebron X 'Think Pink' Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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77
Starry B-Ball Sneakers
Starry B-Ball Sneakers
The Nike Shooting Stars Pack Includes the Air Foamposite One and Lil' Penny
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76
Beachy Basketball Kicks
Beachy Basketball Kicks
The Nike LEBRON 11 South Beach Shoes Feature Shades of Teal and Pink
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75
Electric Tangerine Throwback Sneakers
Electric Tangerine Throwback Sneakers
Ewing Athletics Has Released an All Orange Suede Version
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74
White Hot Basketball Kicks
White Hot Basketball Kicks
The Li-Ning Way of Wade Encore “Home” Are Pure Futuristic F
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73
Explosive Basketball Shoes
Explosive Basketball Shoes
The Jordan Super.Fly 3 is Designed For Explosive, High-Flying Players
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72
Reincarnated Basketball Shoes
Reincarnated Basketball Shoes
The Nike Air Command Force Have Re-Emerged After 20 Years
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71
Zebra-Inspired Sneakers
Zebra-Inspired Sneakers
The Nike Air Flightposite 1 Exposed 'Zebra' Is Zoo-Inspired
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70
Bumblebee Basketball Shoes
Bumblebee Basketball Shoes
Nike Re-Releases Air Jordan 4 Thunder with Suede Upper Section
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69
Classic Cartoon Character Kicks
Classic Cartoon Character Kicks
Celebrate Looney Tunes with the Air Jordan VIII Bugs Bunny Shoes
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68
College Court Kicks
College Court Kicks
The Nike Maui Hyperdunks Kick Off the 2010 Maui Invitational Tournament
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67
Purple Nurple Sneakers
Purple Nurple Sneakers
The LA Lakers Kicks Make Me Wanna Be a Baller
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66
Chromatic Court Kicks
Chromatic Court Kicks
The Nike Zoom KD IV NERF Edition is a Kaleidoscopic Mosaic
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65
Electrifying Basketball Sneakers
Electrifying Basketball Sneakers
The KD7 Easy Money Kicks are Inspired By Lightning
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64
All-Camouflage Uniform Kicks
All-Camouflage Uniform Kicks
Nike Hyperfuse 2012 Issued to Michigan State Basketball Team
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63
Triangulated High-Tops
Triangulated High-Tops
The Adidas Hardland 'White & Multi' 2011 is a Summery Take on Average Kicks
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62
Gun-Powdered Sneaker Prints
Gun-Powdered Sneaker Prints
Sergio Garcia Air Jordan ‘Heat’ Series Uses an Iconic Imag
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61
City-Slicker Basketball Shoes
City-Slicker Basketball Shoes
The Nike Hyperdunk 2014 City Pack is Inspired By Four U.S. Cities
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60
Undercover Multi-Colored Cleats
Undercover Multi-Colored Cleats
Michael Grabtree Dons Air Jordan Cleats in Vibrant Red
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59
Cushioned Basketball Shoes
Cushioned Basketball Shoes
The New D Rose 5 Boost Shows Offer Maximum Energy Return
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58
Festive Christmas Kicks
Festive Christmas Kicks
Celebrate Christmas in Style with the Nike Lebron 11 Christmas Shoes
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57
Glamorous Kicks
Glamorous Kicks
The Stanton by Converse is a New Fashion Must-Have
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56
Stormy Basketball Sneakers
Stormy Basketball Sneakers
The KD7 Calm Before The Storm Shoes Are Inspired by Kevin Durant
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55
Parochial School Kicks
Parochial School Kicks
The Air Lebron Christ the King Edition Makes Me Say 'Hallelujah'
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54
Carnival Court Kicks
Carnival Court Kicks
The Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Brazil Arrives in Time for World Basketball Festival
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53
Game-Changing Basketball Shoes
Game-Changing Basketball Shoes
The Adidas Boost Basketball Kicks Feature 'Boost' Cushioning
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52
Basketball-Inspired Skate Shoes
Basketball-Inspired Skate Shoes
These Vans Era 'Knicks' Are a Cross Between Sports
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51
Travel-Inspired Basketball Shoes
Travel-Inspired Basketball Shoes
The KD7 Global Game Celebrates Kevin Durant's Love of Travel
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50
Historically Pertinent Sports Gear
Historically Pertinent Sports Gear
Nike Black History Month Collection Celebrates Success
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49
Laser-Etched Hoop Shoes
Laser-Etched Hoop Shoes
The Intricate Design of the Air Jordan Force IVs
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48
90s Sitcom-Inspired Shoes
90s Sitcom-Inspired Shoes
The Air Jordan 28 SE ‘Bel Air’ is An Ode to the Show We Know
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47
Gold Standard Basketball Shoes
Gold Standard Basketball Shoes
The Nike Elite Gold Collection is Inspired by Elite NBA Players
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46
Transparent Court Kicks
Transparent Court Kicks
The Nike 2010 University Air Jordan Lets Everyone See Your Sweet Socks
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45
Stained Sneaker Collaborations
Stained Sneaker Collaborations
The Nike Liberty of London Collaboration is Rugged
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44
African Court Kicks
African Court Kicks
The Nike Hyperfuse Angola is a Tribute to the African Powerhouse
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43
Airbag-Studded Shoes
Airbag-Studded Shoes
The LeBron 12 is Designed For Maximum Explosiveness
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42
Biker-Approved Basketball Sneakers
Biker-Approved Basketball Sneakers
These Nike Auto Flight Hi-Tops Channel Your Inner Biker
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41
Electric Shock Sneakers
Electric Shock Sneakers
The Nike Lebron 10 Volt Dunkman Come in Electric Neon Yellow
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40
Retro B-Ball Sneakers
Retro B-Ball Sneakers
The Unforeseen Pack From Adidas Consortium is Simple
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39
Gamma Ray Basketball Sneakers
Gamma Ray Basketball Sneakers
The Nike LeBron 11 'Gamma Blue' is Inspired by Science
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38
Military Courtside Kicks
Military Courtside Kicks
Light up the Court with the Nike Lunar Hypergamer QS Camo Pack
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37
Francophile Court Kicks
Francophile Court Kicks
The Nike Zoom Hyperfuse France is for Refined Ballers
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36
Silver Sneakers
Silver Sneakers
Adidas 25th Anniversary Shoe
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35
Red Rooster High-Tops
Red Rooster High-Tops
Joakim Noah Sports Exclusive Le Coq Sportif Game Shoes
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34
Floral Basketball Kicks
Floral Basketball Kicks
The Nike KD 6 Florals are the Latest From the Kevin Durant Collection
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33
Glossy Basketball Shoes
Glossy Basketball Shoes
The Nike Women's Blazer Mid is Blindingly Shiny
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32
Juicy Commemorative Kicks
Juicy Commemorative Kicks
The Air Jordan Sixty Plus Grape Edition Pays Homage to 60+ Points a Game
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31
Peace-Themed Basketball Shoes
Peace-Themed Basketball Shoes
This Nike Air Raid Retro is Set to be Peace-Themed
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30
Oscars-Inspired Basketball Shoes
Oscars-Inspired Basketball Shoes
Nike Released Very Unexpected Oscar Awards-Inspired Air Jordans
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29
Courtside Wilderness Boots
Courtside Wilderness Boots
Nike LeBron 2011 Holiday Footwear Offers New Looks from the NBA Player
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28
NBA Playoff Sneakers
NBA Playoff Sneakers
Nike Sportswear Sky Force Fall 2011 Collection Channels the Bulls and Knicks
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27
Star Clustered Sneakers
Star Clustered Sneakers
The Nike Zoom Rookie Galaxy Are for Adventurous Ballers
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26
Sci-Fi Basketball Kicks
Sci-Fi Basketball Kicks
Nike Transformer Tie-in Shoes in Megatron, Bumblebee, Soundwave
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25
Classy Basketball Kicks
Classy Basketball Kicks
The 2011 Jordan V.2 Grown is One Fashionable Pair of Shoes
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24
NBA Star Footwear
NBA Star Footwear
The Nike Basketball 2014 Elite Series Team Collection is in Time for Playoffs
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23
Pop Star Tribute Shoes
Pop Star Tribute Shoes
Illustrated Sneakers in Memory of Michael Jackson
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22
Classic Court-Side Kicks
Classic Court-Side Kicks
The Nike Vintage Blazer Shoe Boasts the Brand's Signature Comfort & Style
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21
Chinese New Year Sneakers
Chinese New Year Sneakers
Converse Shoes Add Fireworks to a Classic Design
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20
Sophisticated B-Ball Shoes
Sophisticated B-Ball Shoes
The Reebok Bellington Makes For Smooth Moves on the Court
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19
Bold-School Sneakers
Bold-School Sneakers
Michael Weyrauch Designs Next Generation of Converse Chucks
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18
Leprechaun Court Kicks
Leprechaun Court Kicks
The Boston Celtics Adidas Collaboration Sneakers Are Shoes I Would Wear
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17
Hip Hoop Neon Footwear
Hip Hoop Neon Footwear
The Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 Boasts Its Signature Style & Hot Hues
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16
Neon-Accented Kicks
Neon-Accented Kicks
The Jordan CMFT 11 Viz Air in Anthracite/Volt-Black
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15
Luxuriously Star-Studded Sneakers
Luxuriously Star-Studded Sneakers
The Givenchy Pre-Fall 2014 Collection Features the ‘Jordan Pack’
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14
Featherweight Court Sneakers
Featherweight Court Sneakers
The AdiZero Crazy Lights Are the Lightest Basketball Shoes Ever Made
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13
Hova-Branded Kicks
Hova-Branded Kicks
The Nike Air Force 1 and Jay-Z 'All Black Everything' Collection
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12
Swamp-Inspired Sneakers
Swamp-Inspired Sneakers
The Air Max LeBron 10 Low 'Swamp Thing' is Creepy
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11
Snake Skin Court Kicks
Snake Skin Court Kicks
The Nike Zoom Kobe VI Shoes Feature a Slithering Design
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10
Midnight Courtside Kicks
Midnight Courtside Kicks
The Air Jordan Retro V.1 Delivers Fresh Style for on and off the Court
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9
Designer High-Tops
Designer High-Tops
Keep These Gucci Sneakers Away from the Court
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8
Superhero Court Kicks
Superhero Court Kicks
The Dwight Howard Superman Adidas Will Make You a Basketball Hero
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7
Remixed Signature Basketball Kicks
Remixed Signature Basketball Kicks
Nike's 'What The' Shoes are Inspired by Two NBA Heavyweights
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6
Moccasin Basketball Shoes
Moccasin Basketball Shoes
New Balance A20 Brings Hippie Chic to the Court
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5
Pumpkin Court Kicks
Pumpkin Court Kicks
The Halloween Adidas Heat Check Will Make You the Scariest Baller
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4
Tropical Fish Court Kicks
Tropical Fish Court Kicks
The Nike Hyperfuse Aqua Celebrates the 2010 FIBA Championship Games
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3
Couture Basketball Sneakers
Couture Basketball Sneakers
Dank Customs Get a Slam Dunk with These Louis Vuitton Sneakers
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2
Ankle Supporting Sneakers
Ankle Supporting Sneakers
The Under Armour Charge Basketball Shoes Protect You on the Court
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1
90s Throwback Kicks
90s Throwback Kicks
The Adidas Originals Phantom II NBA Pack for B-Ball Enthusiasts
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