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Steph Curry’s Slip N’ Swish

Steph Curry’s Slip N’ Swish

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.

NBA 2K16: Shaq, Ernie & Kenny

NBA 2K16: Shaq, Ernie & Kenny

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.

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How to Score Pickup Basketball

How to Score Pickup Basketball

(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.

The Dunk to End All Dunks

The Dunk to End All Dunks

Blake Griffin challenges Marvin the Martian to a dunk contest in this commercial for the new Jordan Super.Fly 4. Marvin’s got a bevy of high tech basketball tools, but Blake has the shoes.

Office Space Jam

Office Space Jam

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.

The Math Behind Basketball

The Math Behind Basketball

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.

NikeLab x Pigalle Dunk Lux High

NikeLab x Pigalle Dunk Lux High
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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.

Nike KD8

Nike KD8

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.

Nike Hyperdunk 2015

Nike Hyperdunk 2015

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.

World’s Highest Basketball Shot

World’s Highest Basketball Shot

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.

Every NBA Pre-Game Analysis

Every NBA Pre-Game Analysis

(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.

The Triple-up Dunk

The Triple-up Dunk

Vince Carter made a 7ft. dude world famous by dunking over him. The 5’9″ baller Ilya Kroshka aka Kroha doesn’t shatter anyone’s dreams here, but he does dunk over a guy piggybacked on another guy.

Steph Curry: Sink a Three

Steph Curry: Sink a Three

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…

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The Lost & Found Dunk

The Lost & Found Dunk

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.

Road Trip: 2016 Kia Sorento

Road Trip: 2016 Kia Sorento

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.

NBA x Game of Thrones 3

NBA x Game of Thrones 3

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’s Game of Thrones and NBA mashup. Valar Moreflopping.

Prophetic NBA Commercials

Prophetic NBA Commercials

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.

NBA 2014-15 Ring Concepts

NBA 2014-15 Ring Concepts

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?

NY Knicks: 2014-15 Lowlights

NY Knicks: 2014-15 Lowlights

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.

Blake Griffin’s Helicopter Block

Blake Griffin’s Helicopter Block

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.

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Basketball Trick Cheats

Basketball Trick Cheats

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.

hhgregg #MyHomeCourt Giveaway

hhgregg #MyHomeCourt Giveaway

To celebrate college hoops season, our friends at hhgregg and LG are giving away over $25,000 in great LG tech. Enter now through 4/6 for your chance to win big, then enter The Awesomer’s bonus giveaway to win a $250 hhgregg gift card.

LWT: Exploited NCAA Athletes

LWT: Exploited NCAA Athletes

(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.

Kobe Bryant’s Muse (Trailer)

Kobe Bryant’s Muse (Trailer)

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.

Dirk Nowitzki’s All-Star Dunk

Dirk Nowitzki’s All-Star Dunk

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.

Literally Balling

Literally Balling

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.

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