Hoop (magazine)

HOOP is an official NBA publication, produced by Professional Sports Publications.[3] The magazine features in-depth interviews with players, and also highlights the players' lives off the court.

Dwight Howard on the cover of the May/June '09 issue
Editor-in-ChiefMing Wong (2001-) [1]
PublisherProfessional Sports Publications; NBA Sports
Year founded1971 [2]
Based inNew York City

Other popular sections include celebrity interviews and Dance Life. The magazine also profiles the latest in sneakers, basketball-related clothing, as well as music, DVDs and technology.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash answers readers' questions in his "Straight Shooter" column. Golden State Warriors guard Nate Robinson is the player video game editor and Miami Heat forward Shane Battier serves as Tech Editor and reviews products online for hoopmag.com.

HOOP also publishes international editions such as HOOP Japan, which features basketball English lessons from English, baby![4]

NBA player contributors

Current columnists

Former columnists


  1. "HOOP magazine: About Hoop", nba.com/hoop
  2. Sweet, David, "Lifestyles suits PSP's Hoop, pushing NBA magazine to sales increases", Sports Business Daily, February 4, 2002
  3. Miller, Stuart (February 12, 2001). "Traditional choice PSP works on a nontraditional program". American City Business Journals. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  4. Thomas, Dan. "English, baby! signs up celebs for ELT". Professionals in International Education. Retrieved 2012-09-03.
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