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.