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Basketball

NBA Jam

NBA Jam

Originally for the Wii only, EA Sports’ classic arcade basketball game is now available for the Xbox 360 and the PS3. Play online, beat the legends and unlock hundreds of secret teams.

Response to LeBron

Response to LeBron

Do the good people of Cleveland think LeBron James’ recent Rise ad for Nike is just more narcissistic, self-promotional build-up from a guy whose actions speak louder than his words? Hmm.

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3-Point Arcade Basketball

3-Point Arcade Basketball

A revolution in arcade basketball. It has a special mat that detects when you’re in 3-point range. It has a dual electronic scoreboard and comes with four balls. Unleash your inner Larry Bird!

Converse Scoreboard Watch

Converse Scoreboard Watch

The bold Converse Scoreboard Watch was inspired by game time and adapted for any kind of play. One piece construction with stacked digital display, silicone case and strap. (Thanks Tony!)

Dribble Controls: NBA 2K11

Dribble Controls: NBA 2K11

A preview of the dribble and shooting controls in NBA 2K11. 2K Games promises smoother animations as well as the new Signature Style feature reserved for the league’s superstars.

Trailer: NBA 2K11

Trailer: NBA 2K11

It’s a showcase of past, present and future talent in the first full trailer for NBA 2K11, filled with signature moves from the likes of Jordan, Bryant and Wall. NBA 2K11 drops on October 5, 2010.

World’s Longest Basketball Shot

World’s Longest Basketball Shot

We really want to call “fake” on this clip, but after watching it numerous times, we think it’s real. The Legendary Shots calculate that Evan Sellers threw this ball over 200 feet to make a perfect basket.

Paul Pierce Punches Ref

Paul Pierce Punches Ref

In the first half of Game 4 of the 2010 NBA finals, Celtics forward Paul Pierce gets a foul-counted play and celebrates it with a fist pump, accidentally landing a right hook – on a ref’s face.

Mastermind Japan-Adidas Shoe

Mastermind Japan-Adidas Shoe

Mastermind Japan and Adidas have teamed up to make the basketball-inspired Hardland shoe, with black leather uppers, intricately arranged laces, looped eyelets and bright red sole. Coming in June.

NBA Mascot Dunk

NBA Mascot Dunk

Milwaukee Bucks mascot Bango does a jaw-dropping backflip dunk from the top of a ladder. The only thing that Bango has a hard time with is getting to the top of the ladder to start with.

Adidas Elemental Formotion 3

Adidas Elemental Formotion 3

After dropping NBA star Gilbert Arenas for endorsement, Adidas decided not to scrap the namesake Gil Zero shoe altogether, and instead redesigned it as the Elemental Formotion 3.

Girl’s Basketball Dunk Fail

Girl’s Basketball Dunk Fail

These girls may not be as athletic as the pros, but they think they’ve come up with a creative way to make up for it. Or not. Watch as a girl’s basketball team’s unorthodox play inevitably fails.

APL Concept 1 Shoes

APL Concept 1 Shoes

Athletic Propulsion Labs Concept 1 basketball shoe is made from space-age materials, including a special technology designed to give your vertical leap an instant boost. Up, up and away!

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Jordan Silver Duffle & Jersey

Jordan Silver Duffle & Jersey

Air Jordan and Cole Haan collaborate with an ultra-clean Silver Anniversary Duffle & UNC Jersey combo; both sport white and silver colorways and are limited to 500 pieces each.

DVD: More Than A Game

DVD: More Than A Game

It sounds like a Hollywood movie, but More Than a Game is the real, seven-year story of LeBron James and four of his friends as they rewrite Ohio high school basketball history.

Nike Air Max Turnaround

Nike Air Max Turnaround

It’s all about staying light on your feet with Nike’s Air Max Turnaround; the shoe sports a high-cut ankle, herringbone tread outsole, Max Air heel unit, and Phylon midsole (black/silver at S-Y).

College Basketball Encyclopedia

College Basketball Encyclopedia

ESPN’s College Basketball Encyclopedia is a true full-court press at 1,232 pages with overviews of all 335 D-I teams, season-by-season summaries, and brackets for every NCAA tournament.

Nike Zoom Kobe V

Nike Zoom Kobe V

Now available: Nike’s Zoom Kobe V is 1 oz less than the IV at 10.6 oz, thanks to a lighter midsole, Flywire, and heat welding; it also features Kobe’s heartbeat traction pattern on the sole.

MVPuppets: Santa Raps

MVPuppets: Santa Raps

Nike’s MVPuppets do a full sleigh press with Santa Raps; Blitzen calls old-rhymer Clause to the court, who quickly laces up and lays down the law courtesy Kobe and LeBron.

Baseball & Football Hammers

Baseball & Football Hammers

Sure to be a home run (or a touchdown) for MLB, NFL and NCAA fans, these Baseball and Football Hammers sport a themed rubber grip and team logos; click here for more teams.

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Staples Center Collapse

Staples Center Collapse

Our condolences to fans who did not die in the Staples Center Collapse: yes, it’s an Onion parody, this time skewering the Los Angeles Clippers with a fate worse than death: a shutout.

When The Game Was Ours

When The Game Was Ours

When The Game Was Ours brings two legendary competitors together in one book, but as co-authors: Larry Bird and Magic Johnson dish out the goods on a rivalry turned friendship.

Michael Jordan HoF Jacket

Michael Jordan HoF Jacket

Nike’s Michael Jordan Letterman Jacket celebrates his induction into the Hall of Fame; it’s basically his whole career embroidered onto a sleeve, with points, MVPs, steals and more.

Gameplay: NBA 2K10

Gameplay: NBA 2K10

No word on whether the commentary system’s been tweaked, but this gameplay trailer for NBA 2K10 gets one thing right: the players each have their own swagger, aka Signature Plays.

Nike Bulls vs Celtics Pack

Nike Bulls vs Celtics Pack

Honoring Michael Jordan’s 60+ point games and his 1986 game vs Larry Bird, the Bulls vs Celtics Pack sports two Air Jordan 1 Hi Retros in complementary red and green colorways.

Kobe vs. LeBron T-shirt

Kobe vs. LeBron T-shirt

It’s the heavily hyped matchup that wasn’t meant to be, but we’re sure that fans on both sides of the great Kobe vs. LeBron debate are waiting for next year; available in white or black.

Timelapse: Franklin Street

Timelapse: Franklin Street

It’s a great day to be a Tarheel: UNC’s 2009 NCAA Title win is captured in grand style in the timelapse video below, which shows partiers at Franklin and Columbia near the UNC campus.

Adidas Metro Attitude His

Adidas Metro Attitude His

Even if you’re not a Knicks fan, these Adidas Metro Attitude His remain surprisingly fresh despite using a tried-and-true style; they’re similar to the original kicks worn by Patrick Ewing.

Nubeo Black Mamba

Nubeo Black Mamba

Nubeo and Kobe Bryant team up for the Black Mamba watch, whose DLC-treated case is the most complex ever with 131 pieces; it also packs a Valjoux 7750 calibre and 36 part bezel.

Spalding iHoop

Spalding iHoop

Essentially a glorified iPod Dock with 2.1 audio, Spalding’s iHoop features a suspension cradle to protect your iPod; it also comes with a 1/8″ mini plug for other mp3 players.

Hockey Arena Chandelier

Hockey Arena Chandelier

You’ll only be able to pull off this Hockey Arena Chandelier at a bachelor pad, so live it up, single dudes. Ice not your thing? Check out these Hoops and Skateboard pendants.

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