Friday, September 9th, 2011 at 11:13 am  |  17 responses

Kenny Anderson Endorses New Basketball Training Device

If it’s good enough for Chibbs, chances are it’s good enough for you. Via the Picket Public Relations Group: “Kenny Anderson, former NBA player and all-star has been tapped to represent a new age basketball dribbling and shot blocking machine.  Blockoman is a robotic, human-like device designed to improve the skills of players on various levels. Anderson, who is known for his extensive basketball career, will be the spokesperson for the brand. Blockoman will host several, private demonstrations over the next few months with Kenny Anderson as a special guest. The ‘tip-off’ events will welcome coaches and players from various community and scholastic programs. The first ‘tip-off’ is on September 16th in Atlanta. The event will also welcome legendary Coach Sonny Smith, who is best known for his 22 seasons as a head coach at Auburn, East Tennessee and Virginia Commonwealth Universities. ‘I am excited about the possibilities with Blockoman. It can be very beneficial to players who are still developing their skills. It’s not just for amateurs either. I will be using Blockoman to keep me fresh on the courts, too,’ says Kenny Anderson.”

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  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    BLOCKOMAN! Just sounds fun saying it.

  • http://www.mvp247.com Greg Tanner

    Check the website: http://blockoman.com/

    They have got to be joking, right?!

  • Jay Cutler

    Thanks for the link to a video or image Slam. That really illuminates things.

  • DieselMechanic

    A shot-blocking robot?

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    A freaking robot? Chaps being training and getting better for decades without the helping of a blockoman. Come on son!

  • thyr

    that´s a mix between robocop and Muresan!

  • jsmooth

    Not trying to knock the hustle but when I checked out Greg’s link all I could do is SMH!

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    Blockoman: “For the kid without 1 single solitary friend available to halfway contest a jumper.”

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    WTF. Okay so this is cool. I’m serious. Love the technology… BUT, WTF! Go to the website. That is so stupid looking. I would rather it have extended arms to actually put a hand in your face instead of you running into it to make it do its job. Terrible design. Decent idea. The company claims numerous times on the wesite that it’s “affordable.” To who? It’s ** $5,000.00 **

    Robotic Defenders are obviously going to have a future… in the future. But this technology is wack.

  • bike

    The Bockoman Deluxe is an enhanced version that can be wheeled into the locker room. It will then move around randomly and smack guys on the butt and voice ‘way to go dude’. Supposed to improve morale.

  • LA Huey

    Someone did some bad recon on Tim Duncan’s technology.

  • J Mac

    sh!t talks trash too.. Ridiculously laughable! DAMN, what’s next Brickman to work on rebounds. lol

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    so… given that the thing doesn’t actually block shots, it just lifts its arms, I’m not sure why anyone would want it

  • ab40

    haha wow.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    Deeply disturbing. Also, I reckon one of those inflatable men who wave their arms at shopping centres would do the trick for much less cost.

  • http://malikharrington44 malik harrington

    malik harrington p.s.194 in brooklyn ny i love my momme

  • Tee

    WOW! Just read all the comments above. Some were positive. Some were downright just….not a good word for it. I looked at the website as well. I see a real opportunity for its use for drills and so forth. Some of you don’t. Thats okay too. I assume that none of you are involved in coaching whatsoever. Well, that or you know sooo much about basketball that you just decide to bash a mans product and Kenny’s endeavor.
    I truly doubt that Kenny Anderson would put his name on anything that isn’t beneficial to the game! Of course, the same people who are hating here probably know more than Kenny too, right?