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Nike KD8 Elite

Nike KD8 Elite

Nike’s quest for ankle protection continues with this improved version of Kevin Durant’s latest signature shoe. The KD8 Elites have built-in calf-length compression socks, while their woven upper has been reinforced with Kevlar overlays. Drops 4/14/16.

Rookie/Vet Ep.2

Rookie/Vet Ep.2

In the second episode of The Players’ Tribune’s season-long series about the Phoenix Suns’ Tyson Chandler and Devin Booker, the rookie talks about learning to take care of his body, while the vet says to value wins over stats.

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5’5″ Can Dunk

5’5″ Can Dunk

“HOW’D HE DO THAT?!” MaxPreps shares this video of high school basketball player Melvin Lee, who is supposedly only 5’5″ tall. Melvin literally shut a game down, at least for a moment, when he leapt practically his height to posterize two defenders.

Gordon vs. LaVine Slam Dunk Contest

Gordon vs. LaVine Slam Dunk Contest

2/13/16 will forever be remembered as the day a dude sat in mid-air. The NBA’s rocket-jumping 20-year olds Aaron Gordon and Zach LaVine brought Toronto down in a legendary Slam Dunk Contest. Batman v Superman is probably going to be a letdown compared to this duel.

The Foul Line

The Foul Line

(PG-13: Language) YouTubers BriTANicK come back from the dead with a skit about a rec league basketball player who can’t shoot a free throw because he’s distracted by his teammate’s comment about his head.

Rookie/Vet Ep. 1

Rookie/Vet Ep. 1

A season-long series by The Players’ Tribune. It’s about the passing of wisdom between Phoenix Suns’ 33-year old center Tyson Chandler, a 15-year veteran, NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist, and his teammate Devin Booker, the 19-year old sharpshooting rookie.

A Laker for a Day

A Laker for a Day

“It’d be hard for me not to improve your team.” Eighteen-year-old Yitzi Teichman has brain cancer, which as he puts it helped him get a 1-day contract with the Los Angeles Lakers (via the Make-A-Wish Foundation). He may not be a great baller, but he’s got a future in comedy.

Sweet Georgia Brown: A Capella

Sweet Georgia Brown: A Capella

Vocalist Mike Tompkins teamed up with members of The Harlem Globetrotters to put together this fun a capella version of their theme song, using nothing more than voices, bouncing basketballs, and foot stomping to create the multilayered track.

Wallace the Didgeridoo

Wallace the Didgeridoo

YouTuber Arman Minasian overlaid clips of a 2013 interview video with baritone-voiced basketball player Gerald Wallace, resulting in a sound that’s somewhere between a didgeridoo and Mongolian throat singing.

Air Jordan XXX

Air Jordan XXX

His Airness’ 30th signature shoe has a woven upper, a knit asymmetrical collar, the segmented outsole based on the Air Jordan XX9 and a triple X basketball net logo on the heel. Drops 2/12/16.

Casspi & Curry Shootout

Casspi & Curry Shootout

The Warriors’ Steph Curry and the Kings’ Omri Casspi turned the 2nd quarter of their match into a video game. In 3 minutes, they made nine 3-point shots, some from over 30ft. The crazier fact? Back in January, Curry’s teammate Klay Thompson did this and more all by himself.

Nike Basketball: Bring Your Game

Nike Basketball: Bring Your Game

A group of kids travel the world to hang out with Kevin Durant, Paul George, Elena Delle Donne, Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. The lesson: We should all pack our bags and live with KD.

Chris Paul & Aaron Rodgers Trick Shots

Chris Paul & Aaron Rodgers Trick Shots

Clippers court commander Chris Paul and Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers hung out with the professional excited guys of Dude Perfect to promote their charities and show off their inhuman precision.

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Bill Burr: NBA Commentator

Bill Burr: NBA Commentator

(PG-13: Language) “The white guy shakin’ his head. He’s going back to Europe – he knows it.” On the 12/10/15 episode of his podcast, Bill Burr talked about the NBA’s white players. YouTuber allenpalin found the game that Bill used as an example and synched his rants.

Nike Class of ’97 Pack

Nike Class of ’97 Pack
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A throwback two-pack that includes an Air Foamposite Pro and a Zoom Hawk Flight, two of the shoes worn by Ray Allen’s character Jesus Shuttlesworth in Spike Lee’s ’98 basketball film He Got Game.

Nike Kobe XI

Nike Kobe XI

Kobe Bryant’s bold and dynamic signature shoe celebrates his final season in the NBA. The Kobe XI has a Flyknit upper that incorporates TPU yarn to add strength, and a full length Lunarlon foam and a mesh tongue for comfort. Drops 1/9/16 for $200.

Dog Wrecked by Crossover

Dog Wrecked by Crossover

Redditor traviemccoy spotted a young baller who broke four ankles with one killer crossover. Get on this Hoops Mixtape! Props to the hype man for knowing when to pounce. Turn the volume down.

NBA Team State Flags

NBA Team State Flags

Redditor defenestrate_me_now combined the state flags of all NBA teams with their respective logos. Naturally some states got multiple versions, though that doesn’t mean much for Texas’ state flag. Flat versions here.

Garnett Posterizes Griffin

Garnett Posterizes Griffin

The Timberwolves lost their latest home game against the Clippers, but Kevin Garnett stole the show. The 39-year old gave serial dunker Blake Griffin a dose of his own medicine with a jam so monstrous it might have driven Karl-Anthony Towns insane.

End of an Era

End of an Era

YouTuber Basketball Forever’s trailer for his 12-part compilation that will pay tribute to some of the best NBA players in the past 20 years, including Allen Iverson, Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant, who recently announced his retirement.

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Killspencer White Mini Basketball Kit

Killspencer White Mini Basketball Kit
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Killspencer and Snarkitecture made an all-white version of the former’s mini indoor basketball kit. It has a melamine backboard, a glossy breakaway rim, a leather net and a gray mini rubber basketball. The ball is also available separately for $25.

Blacknet

Blacknet

Wish your local basketball court had nets? Keep an eye out for Blacknet, a temporary basketball net you can bring with you. Shoot it in with the ball to install, and knock it off from under the rim to remove. It fits on most US rims (18″ diameter). Available soon.

Blake Griffin’s 3-Point Alley-oop

Blake Griffin’s 3-Point Alley-oop

Well, it’s official. Blake Griffin is an anime character. He can block your shot even if you faked him out, he can dunk from midrange and now he can make an alley-oop from the three-point line.

Uncle Drew: Chapter 4

Uncle Drew: Chapter 4

“You know how to spell Horse?” “I ain’t never made it past H.” Kyrie Irving’s youngblood-slaying alter ego returns. While visiting Miami, Uncle Drew hears that one of his rivals is in town – the sweet-shooting Skinny Walt. Baron Davis’ character needs his own TV show.

The Zero Point Full Court Shot

The Zero Point Full Court Shot

With 1.1s left in the 2nd quarter against the Pacers, the Celtics made one hell of a buzzer beater. Sadly it won’t count, because Jae Crowder made the shot while inbounding the ball. From the other side of the court. Come on NBA, that has to be worth at least 1 point.

The NBA.COOOOM Tptn

The NBA.COOOOM Tptn

The name Beau Estes might not ring a bell, but if you’re an NBA fan chances are you love this man. He’s the sweet talking and rhyme slinging narrator for NBA’s Top 10 videos. Over the years, he’s developed a quirk. Based on Redditor JacoIII’s investigative report.

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