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Virtual Mugshot

Virtual Mugshot

Rockets guard Troy Daniels was recently traded to the Timberwolves. As if that wasn’t sad enough, while on the phone with Troy a Houston news channel represented him with a fan made NBA 2K14 headshot instead of an actual photo.

Portal Trick Shots

Portal Trick Shots

We’ve seen plenty of basketball trick shot videos, some more plausible than others. But Corridor Digital makes no attempt to fool us into thinking their shots are physically possible – and that’s what makes this clip so much fun.

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ShotTracker

ShotTracker

A basketball shot tracker that uses a net-mounted sensor and a wearable sensor along with a mobile device to distinguish and record makes and misses using a regular basketball. Its mobile app has a variety of workouts and drills.

Tacko “Taco” Fall

Tacko “Taco” Fall

High school basketball player Tacko “Taco” Fall measures a whopping 7’6″ tall, with an 8′ wingspan, towering over his teammates and opponents, and dunking balls with his feet barely off the floor. He just signed with UCF.

Killspencer Mini Basketball Kit

Killspencer Mini Basketball Kit

The only thing darker than Killspencer’s murdered out mini basketball hoop is its price. It comes in all black maple, leather and metal or with a 24k gold-plated rim and gold foil net. Oh and the ball? Sold separately. $300. Damn.

Kwe Parker: Dunk from Above

Kwe Parker: Dunk from Above

Kwe’Shaun Parker turns just 18 this year and is only 6’2″ tall. But this high school junior is the reason why prolific dunkers are described as playing above the rim. Sometimes literally in this kid’s case. More of Kwe here.

10-Person Trick Shot

10-Person Trick Shot

We’ve seen plenty of videos flaunting individual trick shot skills, but we can only imagine the amount of coordination, skill (and luck) it took to get all 10 of these basketballs to sink in the net without one person missing their shot.

Nike Kobe 9 Snakeskin

Nike Kobe 9 Snakeskin

The Black Mamba’s latest signature shoes receives an appropriate make over. The Kobe 9 High Ext QS Snakeskin has a brown and yellow faux snakeskin upper. Stocks are low online, so eBay might be your best bet on snagging one.

The $10,000 Sharpshooter

The $10,000 Sharpshooter

Bryan College student Gustavo Angel Tamayo made four increasingly difficult shots within 30 seconds to win a $10,000 prize. The kicker? He’s more of a soccer player and he had a broken finger. Turn the volume down.

29 Early Sports Rules

29 Early Sports Rules

If you thought some of today’s sports rules were strange, get a load of these juicy tidbits, compiled by Mental Floss. And yes, we know many of these are simply sports trivia, not rules. 21-point baseball winners? Bounce catches? Seriously?

NBA 2K15 (Trailer 2)

NBA 2K15 (Trailer 2)

Players shoot, dunk and make gestures over Scenario. Where are Sugar K and the 2014 champs?! Aside from making Al Jefferson do an Earl Manigault impression, NBA 2K15 also adds face scanning and mentors to the career mode.

NBA 2K15 (Trailer)

NBA 2K15 (Trailer)

LeBron James dunks on Shabazz Napier, Shaq invents a new word to describe the sound of Kevin Durant’s three-pointer and the Red Hot Chili Peppers want you to suck their kiss in the new gameplay trailer for NBA 2K15.

Nike LED Basketball Court

Nike LED Basketball Court

Using motion tracking tech and a grid of LED screens, AKQA designed Nike’s RISE basketball court to help provide training drills for young athletes, but to also put on an amazing lightshow. The NBA needs these now.

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Backflip Bicycle Kick Basketball

Backflip Bicycle Kick Basketball

KDP Trick Shots demonstrates a basketball shot which required not only precise aim, but the gymnastic skills to perform a backflip and a bicycle kick to score a 3-pointer. And if you thought that was impressive, watch this.

Foot Locker: Short Memory

Foot Locker: Short Memory

James Harden asks The Round Mound er – Sir Charles Barkley about tips on how to stay fresh each basketball season. The Hall of Famer responds with a suggestion that should horrify Rockets fans. And give His Airness a chuckle.

Michael Jordan Acrylic Chandeliers

Michael Jordan Acrylic Chandeliers

Artist Michael Murphy created these cool hanging pieces for the Nike Store Berlin which look like Michael Jordan when viewed head on, but disintegrate into important icons of his career when viewed from the side.

Nike KD7

Nike KD7

The MVP’s latest signature shoe has Flywire and a midfoot strap for support, while a Hyperposite heel and Zoom unit provide cushioning. The first five colorways will be introduced this summer, starting with the KD 7 July 4th.

The NBA’s Honorary Draft Pick

The NBA’s Honorary Draft Pick

20-year old Isaiah Austin was looking forward to be picked at the 2014 NBA Draft. Sadly, just a few days ago he had to withdraw because he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. The NBA did what it could to ease the heartbreaking blow.

Nike Hyperdunk 2014

Nike Hyperdunk 2014

The Hyperdunk 2014 basketball shoes incorporate the Hyperfuse upper, Flywire supporting cables and Lunarlon cushioning of their predecessor into a slimmer and even more lightweight form. Drops 7/16.

Compendium of Basketball Jerseys

Compendium of Basketball Jerseys

Pop Chart Lab picked an all-star roster of 165 basketball jerseys from 1921 to the present for this poster. Most of them are from the NBA, with cameos from the Globetrotters and basketball movies. Death to sleeved jerseys!

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LED Basketball

LED Basketball

Designed for late-night pickup games, this basketball has been bestowed with bright battery-powered LED illumination. For play in complete darkness, we recommend some glow-in-the-dark hoops to go with.

NBA x Game of Thrones

NBA x Game of Thrones

Mutsack and Bleacher Report present this hilarious mashup of the NBA and Game of Thrones. It’s a bit outdated and it starts off slow, but you’ll be asking for more by the end.#theSpursarecoming

30-Foot-Tall NBA Player

30-Foot-Tall NBA Player

This hilarious mod for NBA 2K14 allows you to make gargantuan players which can get from one end of the court to the other in just a few steps. His pint-sized brother is pretty hilarious too.

Wilson Smart Basketball

Wilson Smart Basketball

Developed with SportIQ, Wilson’s new sensor-enabled Smart Basketball will be able to track real-time statistics on shot distances and percentages without any hardware mounted on the court or rim. It’s all in the ball. Out late 2014.

Low Budget NCAA Highlight

Low Budget NCAA Highlight

Gainesville, Florida news channel WCJB 20 wanted to report on the Florida Gators’ win over the Dayton Flyers during NCAA March Madness, but they didn’t have the rights to on court footage. So they reenacted the highlights.

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