I have always had a soft spot for NBA players who are known for their ability to rebound the basketball. Maybe that’s why Board Members, one of the insert sets in this year’s Hoops release, immediately grabbed my attention.
The 20 card set features some of the best rebounders in the game, including Kevin Love, Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah. Each card shows the respective “board member” fighting for a rebound.
Kris Humphries and Marcin Gortat both have cards in the set. Unless you are a hardcore basketball junkie, or reality television fan, these names may not jump of the page.
This is another reason why I like this set so much.
Inserts which focus on a specific skill set allow players like Gortat and Humphries, who may never be included in another insert set again, a chance to make their presence felt on the hobby.
LeBron James and Kevin Durant are also included. While the two superstars aren’t necessarily the top rebounders in the league (neither ranked in the top 20 in rebounds per game last season), both are certainly amongst the best rebounding small forwards in the game.
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Photos courtesy of The Knight’s Lance, the official blog of Panini America.