Train like the greatest of all time with the Everlast Muhammad Ali Collection ($8-$110). This new signature range — literally, every product features a facsimile of Ali's autograph — includes everything from cotton handwraps to full-size heavy bags, all manufactured to standards worthy of their namesake, and most including a hidden "Aliism" somewhere on the inside.
If you're serious about your pickup games, you should be serious about your gear. Designed for hardcore ballers, Point 3 Basketball Gear has all the small details to help give you an edge. For example, their Baller Performance Shorts ($40) sport sweat-absorbing side panels you can use to keep your hands dry, and have slightly curved inseams across the knee so they don't get stuck when you're trying to stick somebody on D. Point 3's Outdoor Hoodie ($56) has elbow pleats for full shooting motion and a special hood designed for better peripheral vision when practicing outside this winter.
Inspired by longtime boxing coach Melzer Rhey, who just happened to be the grandfather of Context co-owner Ryan Huber, the Melzer's Boxing Club Chromexcel Medicine Ball ($350) will have you training like it's 1950. Weighing in a 12 lbs. 5 oz., each ball is cut from Horween Brown Chromexcel Leather, sewn, laced, and stuffed with natural fibers by Paul Cunningham of Leather Head, and arrives in a heavy waxed canvas carry bag. Just hurry — only 20 of these beauties are being made.
Unless you've got Gump-like skills, odds are your ping pong game could use some work. That's where the Table Tennis Trainer ($150) comes in. Like a mini tennis ball machine, this handy gadget serves out a steady stream of hard plastic balls with one of three spin settings at a rate of 12 to 70 per minute, or so fast you'll be running on empty in no time.
Inspired by Disney's sci-fi classic and its upcoming sequel, the Burton Tron Raptor Boot ($270) takes the company's lightest weight boot and gives it a splash of day-glo graphics. Apart from the 80s-esque stylistic treatment, the Raptor also features the company's Speed Zone around the ankle for added hold, power straps at the forefoot and upper cuff for a better fit, and an articulating cuff for added flexibility and even more fine-tuned fit tweaks. Lightcycle not included.