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Basketball

Game of Zones: Trade Winds

Game of Zones: Trade Winds

Bleacher Report’s Game of Thrones-meets-NBA parody cartoons reaches the height of savagery in its latest episode. Watch as the Brooklyn Nets, the Orlando Magic, and the Toronto Raptors tackle the trade deadline. Mario Hezonja’s probably lawyering up right now.

NBA 2K18 (Teaser)

NBA 2K18 (Teaser)

The Big Aristotle is honored to be the cover guy for this year’s edition of NBA 2K. But something’s not right with his prepared speech in this awesome teaser. The game drops 9/15/17 on Windows, Switch, Xbox One and PS4.

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Paul Pierce: The Truth is Free

Paul Pierce: The Truth is Free

“I called game.” Prolific scorer. Clutch player. Hero. Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce retired this season after 19 years in the NBA. He may not have had Kobe’s epic finale, but that doesn’t take away from what he did for Boston and for the sport.

Allen Iverson Goes Sneaker Shopping

Allen Iverson Goes Sneaker Shopping

“I was that kid that wanted the Jordans.” The latest episode of Complex’s Sneaker Shopping was with none other than The Answer. Iverson talked about his first pair of sneakers, the NBA’s silly “dress code” back in his day, and more.

Jonathon Simmons: Dunk League

Jonathon Simmons: Dunk League

Here’s the San Antonio Spurs’ D-League gem Jonathon Simmons working on his highlight reel. It’s an absolutely disgusting facial on Portland Trailblazers’ 7’1″ Meyers Leonard. It was so nasty, even the stone-faced Kawhi Leonard was compelled to react.

NBA Playgrounds (Trailer)

NBA Playgrounds (Trailer)

A two-on-two arcade-style basketball game in the vein of NBA Jam. It features stars both past and present from all NBA teams, and solo, local multiplayer and online multiplayer modes. Drops 5/2017 for Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC. No need to activate big head mode either.

Russell Westbrook: Mr. Triple-Double

Russell Westbrook: Mr. Triple-Double

Oklahoma City Thunder’s tireless point guard Russell Westbrook has become only the second NBA player ever to average double digits in points, assists and rebounds for a season. He’s also tied Oscar Robertson’s record for most triple-doubles with a couple of games to spare.

Steph Curry with James Corden

Steph Curry with James Corden

The Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry wasted a perfectly good afternoon with The Late Late Show. Watch him remind James Corden that he has both the competitiveness that it takes to be an NBA star and the cheesiness that one earns after becoming a parent.

Kentucky Fans, March 2017

Kentucky Fans, March 2017

…nuff’ said. Lexington CBS/FOX sports anchor Lee K. Howard shares this scene from a bar that perfectly captured the heart-wrenching final seconds of Kentucky and North Carolina’s Elite Eight match. Hugs for everyone.

The NBA’s Best Actor Award

The NBA’s Best Actor Award

While not as notorious as soccer, basketball has its fair share of floppers. So on the eve of the Academy Awards, Cycle whipped up this polished parody of the Oscars to present its nominees for the NBA’s best actor. We hope they make an extended version.

NBA Jam 2K17

NBA Jam 2K17

Ethan Miller gave the original NBA Jam an unofficial modern update, adding today’s star players along with dream teams and dream memes. You’ll need an SNES emulator to play it. Ethan hopes you’ll donate to the Dana-Farber Cancer Insitute if you like his mod.

Nike Kyrie 3

Nike Kyrie 3

Kyrie Irving’s latest signature shoe has traction pods and a forefoot band to help with quick cuts and crossovers. We’re not crossing anybody anytime soon, so we’re just sitting here waiting for its dope colorways. Drops 12/26/16 for $120.

Inside the Raptors 905

Inside the Raptors 905

“There’s only 450 jobs man.” A short documentary about the D-League team Raptors 905 and their rookie head coach – two-time NBA All-Star Jerry Stackhouse. A great behind-the-scenes look about what it means to be a coach on and off the court.

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Go Go Gadget Nance!

Go Go Gadget Nance!

LA Lakers’ 23-year-old forward Larry Nance Jr. humiliated Brooklyn Nets’ star center Brook Lopez with this dunk of the year candidate. Just look at how far they were from the rim when they met in midair. The Nets bench had to restrain themselves from giving props.

The Story of Viral Jordan

The Story of Viral Jordan

Jeffrey Harrison is a huge basketball fan who suffers from mild autism. But you may know him as the guy who went viral after a video of him playing pick up ball in full Michael Jordan Bulls gear blew up online. NBA show 3DTV met with Jeffrey to learn more about him.

583-Foot Basketball Shot

583-Foot Basketball Shot

To celebrate the first ever World Trick Shot Day (who knew?), Harlem Globetrotter Buckets Blakes headed to the top of the 58-story Tower of the Americas in San Antonio, and took aim at the basket far below. We have no idea how he worked the wind into his calculations.

Zach LaVine: 360º Free Throw Dunk

Zach LaVine: 360º Free Throw Dunk

At the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, the eventual Slam Dunk champion Zach LaVine pulled off a windmill dunk from the free throw line. At that time, commentator Kenny Smith hoped that Zach would do a 360º dunk from the same distance. Better late than never.

Attention to Detail: LeBron James

Attention to Detail: LeBron James

The Incredible Hulk’s body with Bruce Banner’s mind. YouTuber By Any Means Basketball points out many of the skills and traits that make King James one of the most well-rounded basketball players of all time.

Nike Kobe A.D.

Nike Kobe A.D.

The Black Mamba’s first post-retirement signature shoe keeps the light and low-cut silhouette that’s become a hit for both pros and amateurs alike. It has a Zoom Air unit in the heel, a Lunarlon midsole, and a mesh upper with Flywire. Drops 11/22/16 for $160.

Nike: Come out of Nowhere

Nike: Come out of Nowhere

Under Armour and Steph Curry are understandably eager to move on. But Nike and LeBron James want to use the past as motivation, to treat the odds not as walls but as steps. All while cheekily reminding us of the block that shook the world.

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Talking Snacks with the Bulls

Talking Snacks with the Bulls

An irresistible boy named Henry talks to some of the members of the Chicago Bulls about their favorite snacks and samples some of the treats as well. He’s being coached through an earpiece, but we don’t care. Bulls, you gotta let him talk to the other teams.

Under Armour: Make that Old

Under Armour: Make that Old

Four months after a historic crash and burn, Steph Curry has one goal in mind: make that news old. The two-time MVP promotes his latest signature shoes by taking on the pressure of a comeback. Looks like he wants to make layups from half-court too.

Nike Air Unlimited

Nike Air Unlimited

One of the ’90s kids’ must-have shoes. Spurs legend David Robinson made the Air Unlimited famous in 1994, but its neoprene ankle support was way ahead of its time. It will be re-released in its original white and emerald colorway as well as in a new triple black scheme.

Kevin Garnett: Alpha Wolf

Kevin Garnett: Alpha Wolf

After 21 seasons, Kevin Garnett has decided to retire from the NBA. Garnett is arguably the league’s most influential player from the past 20 years. He inspired a new batch of players to skip college, forced the NBA to impose salary limits, and heralded super team trades.

B. League LED Basketball Court

B. League LED Basketball Court

We’ve seen LED panels used as the floor in a basketball court before, but that was for a commercial. The new Japanese basketball league B.League actually played its inaugural game on an LED court that shows made baskets and more in real time.

Follow My Lead (Trailer)

Follow My Lead (Trailer)

Made by the NBA, Oculus and Missing Pieces for the Samsung Gear VR, Follow My Lead: The Story of the 2016 NBA Finals is a 25-minute virtual reality documentary that gives you an immersive look at the Cleveland Cavaliers’ road to their first title. More on Polygon.

NBA 2K17: Momentous

NBA 2K17: Momentous

The Cavs rock their rings. Rose sits down with Porzingis. Wade stands with Butler. The Warriors are an Olympic team. The Wolves are hungry. The Bucks form a freakin’ wall. And Cousins is still sad. It’s all in the final trailer for NBA 2K17.

Draymond Green on Conan

Draymond Green on Conan

Golden State Warriors’ all-around star Draymond Green dropped by Conan to talk about his gold medal, being friends with his NBA rivals, stalking Kevin Durant and how the Dubs pay for group dinners.

NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17

The latest version of the premiere basketball game promises to reduce unstoppable canned animations, more intuitive controls, an improved career mode with more viable builds and play styles, and more. More here.

UA Curry 2.5 Hoop Nation

UA Curry 2.5 Hoop Nation

Under Armour gets in the Olympic spirit by dressing up Steph Curry’s latest signature shoes in patriotic colors. Available in white with blue and red trim or navy blue with white and red trim. They retain the burrito tongue construction that fits snugly around your ankles.

Kobe’s Free Throw Bet

Kobe’s Free Throw Bet

(PG-13: Language) In 2012, towards the end of a close game between the Nets and his Lakers, Kobe Bryant ripped Gerald Wallace a new one by casually betting half a million dollars on a potentially game-clinching free throw.

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