What lengths are you willing to take to become a better basketball player? Are you willing to put in the hours in the gym, sans Kobe's wife? Are you willing to study tapes of your favorite players or, even worse, your most hated opponent in order to learn their moves? There is a deep dedication that one must internally sign-up for in order to take their game to the next level. But this dedication cannot be fully achieved without the proper equipment.

Your sneakers can say a lot about you and your game to others, but they can also tell you a lot about yourself. What are your strengths and weaknesses that come solely (no pun intended) from the movement in your feet? So if there are ways something as simple as a good sneaker can improve certain deficiencies in your game, it shouldn't even be questioned if you are willing to spend the time, watch the tapes and make all the other sacrifices. Basketball sneakers are one of your first steps to make strides on the court, so here are 10 Ways Sneakers Can Make You a Better Basketball Player.

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