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LEGO Basketball Shooter

LEGO Basketball Shooter

We love the creative ideas that LEGO builders come up with for Great Ball Contraptions. In this video, NDL-GBC shows off a machine that feeds miniature basketballs to minifig players who shoot them through a hoop. His design was inspired by a similar carousel by Charles Pascale. Build guide on Rebrickable.

Basketball Wastebasket

Basketball Wastebasket
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We’ve all found ourselves tossing wadded-up paper into the garbage to show off our hoop skills. Why not make it official with this basketball-inspired wastebasket? It features a woven metal net that sits on a wooden base and a small backboard for bank shots and for keeping missed shots from landing on the floor behind it.

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Most Complicated Trick Shot Machine

Most Complicated Trick Shot Machine

Sprice Machines enjoys building overly-complicated machines to perform simple tasks. In this case, he created a machine that takes nearly 3 minutes to toss a toy basketball through a hoop. Like most Rube Goldberg machines, this one took a bit of trial and error. If the NBA played this slowly, games would end with scores like 8-6.

Unmissable Basketball Hoop

Unmissable Basketball Hoop

Do you suck at basketball? Maybe you need a robotic assist. Stuff Made Here has previously built a motorized basketball hoop that deflects a ball into the hoop, but only work if you at least hit the backboard. This new robot solves that problem, letting you toss the ball pretty much anywhere in its general vicinity.

Kintsugi Court

Kintsugi Court

In Japanese art, there’s a process called Kintsugi, a mending method which uses a mix of resin and gold powder to repair objects, accentuating the repair, rather than hiding it. Paying tribute to this tradition, artist Victor Solomon renovated a South L.A. basketball court using a similar method to fill in cracks in the court.

The Swish Machine

The Swish Machine

Creezy took nearly two months to set up and work out the kinks in this ridiculous Rube Goldberg machine he set up outside his house. It goes through a complex sequence of about 70 steps to drop a basketball through a net – which ironically is the same thing he has to do to get the machine started.

Nike KD13 Black/White

Nike KD13 Black/White
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Nike’s Kevin Durant collection adds a great monochromatic colorway for the KD13. The high-energy basketball shoe features a full-length Air Zoom unit stacked on a secondary unit for added cushioning, and its lightweight upper gives a broken-in feel straight from the box. We really dig the grey-speckled soles.

Making a Wooden Basketball

Making a Wooden Basketball

Normally, basketballs are made from rubber. But DIYer Cammie’s Garage works in wood, so he decided to see if he could make one by turning layers of maple into a sphere instead. It didn’t take the stain perfectly, but it’s still pretty cool. He previously made a sweet wooden football.

Nike Zoom Kobe IV Protro “Wizenard”

Nike Zoom Kobe IV Protro “Wizenard”

Featuring a vibrant design inspired by Kobe’s bestselling children’s novel, these low-tops have colorful print straight from the book’s cover. Black accents on the tongue, laces, rear midsole, and swoosh graphic offer added contrast, while neon green, blue, and red splash their way across the sole. Drops 12/1/19 from Nike.

New Era Denim Patched Hats

New Era Denim Patched Hats
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Cheer on your favorite baseball and basketballs teams with New Era’s collection of 9FIFTY snapback caps in faux denim blue. Each one is embellished with an assortment of patches for the team name, logo, city, and year founded, and features a high crown shape.

Spalding Globe Basketball

Spalding Globe Basketball
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Spalding’s mashup of globe and basketball is perfect for your next game of Around the World. It’s an official, regulation-sized rubber ball, and would look great sitting in your living room on a globe stand when not in use. Exclusively available from Urban Outfitters.

Smiley Face Basketball

Smiley Face Basketball
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This basketball is sure to bring a smile to every player’s face, driving down the court for a dunk, or grabbing a rebound off the backboard. This Urban Outfitters‘ exclusive design from Chinatown Market features the iconic 1960s Smiley face emblazoned on a yellow B-ball. It’s also available in a 3M reflective version for night games.

87 Bounces

87 Bounces

(PG-13: Language) Jean wanted to try out his new basketball. Instead, he ends up taking us on a tour through his star-studded neighborhood, filled with the likes of Brick Tamland, The Dude and Superman. A silly short by Collectif HOTU.

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Nike Jordan Jumpman Diamond

Nike Jordan Jumpman Diamond

A performance basketball show with a bold and dynamic look. Its external diamond cage structure isn’t just aesthetic – it actually helps to stabilize the foot, while its forefoot and sole are optimized for quick starts, stops, and directional changes. Drops 7/1/19 from Nike’s Jordan Collection and at select retailers.

Milling a Metal Basketball Net

Milling a Metal Basketball Net

In this promotional spot for CAD/CAM software developer Open Mind, they demonstrate how a 5-axis CNC mill can transform a solid block of metal into a replica of a basketball net, by gradually carving away bits of metal until only a woven net remains. Skip to 1:06.

Converse All Star Pro BB

Converse All Star Pro BB

Nike brings Converse back to the hardwood court with the All Star Pro BB. The shoes have the classic All Star silhouette, but with modern construction and design, such as a snug mesh upper and a React foam cushion. Drops 5/2019.

Jimmy Butler vs. Hot Wings

Jimmy Butler vs. Hot Wings

(PG-13: Language) The 76ers’ two-way superstar Jimmy Butler gets buckets, but can he get through Hot Ones’ challenge? Watch the NBA star talk about wine, the difference between college coaches and NBA coaches, the infamous Timberwolves practice, and more.

The Basketball Mug

The Basketball Mug

Hoops fans, see if you can score some hot cocoa 3-pointers using mini marshmallows with this 16-ounce basketball mug that has a built-in hoop and backboard. We don’t recommend slam-dunking though the ceramic hoop though.

Shaquille O’Neal vs. Hot Wings

Shaquille O’Neal vs. Hot Wings

(PG-13: Language) NBA and broadcast legend Shaquille O’Neal dropped by Hot Ones to talk about his relationship with Kobe, learning to manage his money, understanding sports press from both sides of the fence and more, while trying to finish the hot wings challenge.

The Hoop Dream Studio

The Hoop Dream Studio
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Founded by artist Jarrett Ellis, The Hoop Dream Studio makes limited-edition basketball hoops that evoke luxury and opulence. They’re almost a commentary about the status of professional players in society, if it weren’t for the fact that they’re for sale.

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Nike PG 2.5 x Playstation

Nike PG 2.5 x Playstation

Paul George’s PG 2 Nike shoe debuted with a PlayStation 4 colorway. Nike is back with another signature shoe for the Oklahoma City Thunder star, and with it another PlayStation colorway. This time the sneaker pays homage to the original 1994 gaming console. Drops 12/1/18.

Blake Griffin vs. Hot Wings

Blake Griffin vs. Hot Wings

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin sat down with Hot Ones and talked about learning how to do stand-up comedy, the funniest trash talker in the NBA, his idea for a satirical series about the life of an NBA player, his most memorable dunks and more while eating hot wings.

Shut Up and Dribble (Trailer)

Shut Up and Dribble (Trailer)

It was never just a game. Co-executive produced by LeBron James, Shut Up and Dribble is a three-part documentary series that aims to shine a light on the roles of NBA players in encouraging social change. Premieres 11/3/18 on Showtime.

Swish Portable Basketball Hoop

Swish Portable Basketball Hoop

Play basketball practically anywhere with the Swish Portable Basketball Hoop. All you need is a pole (and a way to reach it) and you’re good to go. Swish has adjustable alligator straps and a regulation size rim. It also comes with a regulation size ball and a hand pump.

Joel Embiid vs. Hot Wings

Joel Embiid vs. Hot Wings

(PG-13: Language) The Philadelphia 76ers’ two-way All-Star and premiere clown Joel “The Process” Embiid talks about his destroying normal people on the court, his trash talking skills, his addiction to Nutella and more while powering through hot wings.

Rock Rubber 45s (Trailer)

Rock Rubber 45s (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) Influential DJ, streetball legend and sneaker scholar Bobbito Garcia talks about his life and legacy in his upcoming documentary. Featuring interviews with Questlove, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and so many more. Support the production on Kickstarter.

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