Reigning MVP Steph Curry continues to be the NBA’s mad trickster, responding to dire situations with absurd moves. In this play from a pre-season game against the Lakers, he slips and falls down but still ends up humiliating his guard.
Uncanny Kenny “The Jet” Smith joins Uncanny Shaquille O’Neal and Uncanny Ernie Johnson as commentators in NBA 2K16. The three analysts will provide banter and trivia not just in the pre-game loading screen but at halftime and after the game as well.
(PG-13 Language)Grantland warns pickup hoops players to stick to the normal 2- and 3-point system. Why? Because using 1s and 2s – i.e. making one shot twice as valuable as the other – encourages players to summon their inner Josh Smith.
Work sucks? Then get ready to jam. YouTuber Jake H said his office was shutting down, so he decided to spend his final days at work with a personal dunk contest using their toy basketball set and various office props.
This TED talk is a thinly veiled ad for a sports analytics company. To be fair, they’re Minority Report minus the psychics. By quantifying behavior and ability they can accurately predict the likelihood of possible outcomes.
Part of NikeLab and Pigalle’s street basketball collection. It has a synthetic and jacquard upper, leather interior and a heel cutout, as well as Lunarlon cushioning and a memory foam collar and tongue for comfort.
Kevin Durant’s newest signature shoes are the first basketball shoes to have a Flyweave woven textile upper, as well as a full-length Zoom Air unit. We’re starting to fear for KD’s ankles. Drops 6/27 for $180; but it’s out for NikeID now.
The latest version of Nike’s bestselling basketball shoe was inspired by the BTTF Nike Mag. It has a one-piece textile upper, Flywire cables for support, a flexible collar foam and an internal bootie made of mesh and foam. Drops 7/1.
We’re assuming it took them a few tries, but it’s still pretty damned impressive that the guys from How Ridiculous were able to sink a basketball thrown 415 off the top of Tasmania’s Gordon Dam through a net stationed at the bottom.
(PG-13 Language) “See what he did there? He put the orange ball in the red circle, thereby releasing a double point.”Boat Comedy says this is what NBA pre-game talk is like. They’re wrong. This is what the pre-game talk should be like.
A group of musically talented Golden State Warriors fans went all out in their homage to the league MVP and the team’s baby-faced assassin in this cheesy adaptation of the Beatles’ Let It Be. He will be the answer…
The 6’1″ “professional dunker” and Bounce Kit creator Jordan Kilganon pulls off what he calls the Lost and Found. It’s a 360º behind the back self-alley oop monster jam. The dude at 0:13 just got his life ruined.
The folks at Kia set us up with their brand new, road trip worthy 2016 Sorento SUV, and sent us to see the Chicago Bulls take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA playoffs. Read all about the adventures we had on 95Octane.
The Sinker of Threes, the Atlanta Wargs, the King of Chemistry and more vie for the Larry O’Brien throne in the third installment of Bleacher Report and Mutsack’sGame of Thrones and NBA mashup. Valar Moreflopping.
The NBA aired two playoffs commercials starting a few days before the postseason began. All the teams in the first ad eventually advanced to the second round at the expense of all the teams in the second ad.
The NBA hypes up the playoffs by releasing mockups of the 2014-2015 championship ring for each of the 16 playoff teams. The Hawks and Bulls rings are style co-champs. And how depressing is it that the Nets are in while OKC are not?
YouTuber Wob38 sums up another year in the New York Knicks’ disastrous run, sarcastically set to the NCAA championship theme. You can probably make a similar video for any team in any sport, but only the Knicks have Lou Amundson.
Here is your moment of Zen. When does a shot fake both work and fail? When the blocker is Blake Griffin. In the Clippers’ latest game against the Celtics, the athletic forward twirled 180º in mid-air to make up for his premature defense.
YouTuber SlamTheSlammer and his friends made this parody of basketball trick shots back in 2011. We like that it’s simple and short, but we wish they were playing baseball, eating, doing their homework and sleeping by the end.
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(NSFW: Language) Last Week Tonight points out how the NCAA, schools and coaches make millions off of collegiate sports, yet deny the same opportunity to the athletes. And if you think their “education” is compensation, you’d be wrong.
A documentary about and starring the Laker legend, Kobe Bryant’s Muse sees the future Hall of Famer look back on his career in his trademark unapologetic, obsessive and dominating attitude. Premieres 2/28 on Showtime Sports.
Sorry Zach LaVine, but Dirk Nowitzki is our dunk champ. Steph Curry didn’t actually know whom he was passing to in this hilarious All-Star Game play, but the 36-year old didn’t disappoint. The last time Dirk had an alley-oop was in 2004.
A series of handmade basketball rings with stained glass backboards, gold-plated rims and bejewelled nets. Victor Solomon’s Literally Balling started out as a joke, but has turned into a commentary on rich and powerful sports stars.