- $36 for a 30-minute basketball-skills session ($75 value)
During one 30-minute basketball-skills session at Dallas Diesel Basketball Club, you’ll learn that skill and teamwork make up the bulk of what helps athletes win a game—but the court itself matters, too. In an American Basketball Association game in 1967, Indiana was down by two points against Dallas with one second left to play. With no time to do anything else, point guard Jerry Harkness caught an inbound pass and hurled the ball the length of the court, banking it off the glass and into the net. Relieved that he’d kept his team alive for overtime, Harkness started walking to the bench to prepare when officials interceded to inform him that his 92-foot desperation heave was a game-winner. He was, in fact, almost 70 feet behind the league’s newly minted line behind which all shots—whether hurled or floated—were worth three points. Today such lines, which trace an arc around the basket, are part of the game nearly everywhere organized basketball is played.
Dallas Diesel Basketball Club
What do they do? Help basketball athletes become more knowledgeable about the sport
How do they do that? Year-round tournaments, leagues, and games
How old do you have to be to play? At least 5 years old
How can you help? Donate money to help with fuel, team meals, and van rentals
A Chat with Dallas Diesel Basketball Club
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
The Dallas Diesel Basketball Club has assisted in getting over 40 college scholarships and over 100 professional jobs for our basketball athletes.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
Ages 5 and older.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Filling the need for fundamental training and providing opportunity for local communities.
What do you love most about your job?
I get to share my knowledge and passion of my favorite sport.