We haven’t even made it through the World Series and it’s already time for tip-off. The 71st NBA season started strong on Tuesday with last year’s NBA champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ tilt with Pond5’s home team, The NY Knicks. We’ve got 80 more games to make up for that dismal performance.
Basketball may not be America’s pastime, but we’d argue it’s the most visually inspiring. Players move with a style and grace seen in no other sport. From finger rolls to half-court shots, iconic players put their creative spin on fadeaways, bullet passes and alley-oops. Basketball is one of the world’s most popular and widely viewed sports, and that’s why this year, one NBA game a week will be streamed in VR.
With basketball fever on the rise, we thought it would a good time to highlight some of our favorite footage and photos of the game. From street photography to HFR footage, our basketball collection covers the full gamut of creative possibility.
Basketball Player Spinning The Ball by icsnaps
Basketball Players Playing Ball at Night by Wundervisuals
Overhead Angle Of Two People Playing Basketball Outside by Activestock
Wheelchair Basketball by ianm35
Women Playing Professional Basketball by tetraimages
Old Basketball Hoop by stevanovicigor
Male Basketball Player Throwing Ball by imagesource
Old Basketballs With Vintage Effect by jannoon028
Check out our fully curated basketball collection on Pond5 below, then dive in to a library of more than 20,000 basketball-themed media here.
Top image: Hand of Basketball Player Holding Ball by JacobLund