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NBA All-Star Game Slow-Mo

NBA All-Star Game Slow-Mo

People are always arguing about what the NBA could do to make the All-Star Game more interesting. We have a pretty simple suggestion: more Phantom high-speed cameras, please.

Adidas AdiZero Rose 2.5 All Star

Adidas AdiZero Rose 2.5 All Star

Imbued with a bold reddish-orange hue, these lightweight shoes weigh just 11 ounces. Perfect for B-ball, D. Rose himself will be wearing a pair for this year’s NBA All-Star Game. Out 2/23 for $110.

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SKLZ Rapid Fire

SKLZ Rapid Fire

The Rapid Fire is a ball return system that makes it significantly easier to practice shooting. It can easily be adjusted to return the ball from shots of different angles or turned into a backstop.

7’5″ at 17

7’5″ at 17

At 7’5″, high school junior Mamadou Ndiaye is taller than any active NBA player. A pituitary tumor (now removed) is believed to have influenced his towering height. More about him here and here.

Blake Griffin’s Monster Dunk

Blake Griffin’s Monster Dunk

The dunk factory Blake Griffin cranked out a colossal one against Kendrick Perkins in the Los Angeles Clippers’ win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Get your future classic poster here.

Basketball Painting

Basketball Painting

Using only a basketball and bucket of red paint, artist OhiseeRED paints a rather impressive likeness of Yao Ming – though she doesn’t have enough paper to render all 7 foot 6 inches of him.

NBA Fade Away T-Shirts

NBA Fade Away T-Shirts

Want to show some love to the hardwood classics and greatest games that we watched over and over again during the protracted off-season? Get these throwback NBA team shirts by ‘47 Brand.

Awesome Putback Dunk

Awesome Putback Dunk

A highlight slam from what seems to be an ordinary high school basketball game. A bad hook shot is turned to an even worse tip dunk, but an athletic kid redeems his teammates with his exquisite timing.

Basketball Never Stops

Basketball Never Stops

There’s a good chance that the entire 2011-2012 season of the NBA will be canceled, but that doesn’t mean our love for the game has to stop. Also Nike still has to sell shoes. So there’s that too.

Elevate (Trailer)

Elevate (Trailer)

Elevate is a documentary about four talented West African teenagers from the SEEDS academy who have qualified for slots at an American prep school, a step closer to their dream of playing in the NBA.

Basketball Cat

Basketball Cat

Here ye, greedy NBA players: don’t think for a minute you couldn’t get replaced by this number one feline draft pick. Looks like all the moves are solid, plus, bonus: payment in Friskies.

Adidas AdiZero Rose 2

Adidas AdiZero Rose 2

Derrick Rose collaborated extensively on his latest shoe release with Adidas; this pair features an adjustable collar, lightweight build and welded sprint frame support for all your wicked cuts.

Nike LeBron 9 Cannon

Nike LeBron 9 Cannon

King James’ latest signature shoes, the Lebron 9 Cannon Has a military green, slate and orange Hyperfuse upper with Flywire support and Air Max 180 on the heel. Also available in black and red.

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NBA 2K12 Intro

NBA 2K12 Intro

Operation Sports got their hands on a copy of NBA 2K12 before its Oct. 4 release, and uploaded the game’s opening sequence, featuring the incredibly appropriate song Basketball by Kurtis Blow.

Selyna Bogino: Ball Juggler

Selyna Bogino: Ball Juggler

Yeah, yeah, get the dirty jokes out of your system and watch Selyna Bogino “practicing at home for fun”, juggling not one, not two, but five basketballs with her hands and feet. Unreal.

NBA 2K12 (Trailer 3)

NBA 2K12 (Trailer 3)

The legends are still here but it’s the current kings of the court that are on display in this NBA 2K12 hype vid, from Dirk’s championship-winning off-balance shot to D. Rose’s ankle-breaking spins.

NBA 2K12 (Trailer 2)

NBA 2K12 (Trailer 2)

2K Sports brings out the big guns for NBA 2K12, which will feature more legends aside from Jordan, along with their signature moves that will send chills down the spine of basketball fans.

NBA 2K12

NBA 2K12

NBA 2K12 still has Michael Jordan, but this time he’s not the only legend on the block. Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Julius Erving will also be playable.

How Not To Dunk in HORSE

How Not To Dunk in HORSE

It’s funny what can happen during a simple game of HORSE, especially when you’re trying to one-up your buddies like this guy. After all that, in classic dude fashion, he only wants to know if it went in.

The Crossover On Display

The Crossover On Display

The New York Times talked with Dwyane Wade, Allen Iverson, Pearl Washington and Tim Hardaway to discuss one of the most effective and fun to watch moves in basketball – the crossover.

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Trebuchet Basketball Shot

Trebuchet Basketball Shot

Was the trebuchet built just for this? Was it skill or trial and error? Was it bravery or stupidity that led the boys near the hoop to loiter unprotected while a catapult lobbed a projectile at them?

H.O.R.S.E.

H.O.R.S.E.

These two dudes are amazing sharpshooters. Unfortunately they’re also hopelessly competitive morons. Their version of Horse rivals MJ and Larry Bird’s epic McDonald’s showdown.

Blake Griffin 2011 Dunks

Blake Griffin 2011 Dunks

A compilation of all 214 dunks that the L.A. Clippers’ own human highlight reel Blake Griffin made in his rookie year. We were almost sick of Blake and dunks after watching this. Almost.

Pro-Keds Royal Plus Sneakers

Pro-Keds Royal Plus Sneakers

Originally produced in the 1970’s, Pro-Keds Royal Plus Sneakers are back to funk up your high-top collection; available with monochromatic canvas, twill, or leather uppers for a modern dash of cool.

Jacob Tucker: Mad Dunker

Jacob Tucker: Mad Dunker

A compilation of Jacob Tucker’s arsenal of dunks. The Illinois College senior claims he has a 50-inch running vertical jump, making it easy for him to imitate Vince Carter’s epic Olympic dunk.

Charles Barkley Rap

Charles Barkley Rap

We’ve tried to imitate Charles Barkley on the golf course to no avail, but we’re not going to even bother attempting to mimic his flow here, carefully styled and edited for T-Mobile. (Thanks Matthew!)

The Black Mamba (Trailer)

The Black Mamba (Trailer)

We normally wouldn’t feature a trailer for a commercial, but we’ll make an exception for Robert Rodriguez, Danny Trejo, Kobe Bryant, Bruce Willis and a flaming basketball court. 2nd trailer here.

Best Dunk Ever

Best Dunk Ever

During a Phoenix Suns halftime show, this guy gets massive air (maybe too much?); he vaults through the goal headfirst and somehow manages to get up and walk away without injury. (Thanks Jonathan!)

Full Court Shot

Full Court Shot

Tyreke Evans’ half-court buzzer beater was awesome, but check out this shot by Stephanie Quattrociocchi. While it wasn’t the game winner, Stephanie did throw the ball from 86 feet away.

Best Basketball Fan Dance

Best Basketball Fan Dance

No offense LeBron, but even you didn’t have a chance for the spotlight against this talented Charlotte Bobcats fan, who proved his skills on the dance cam during the Heat game. (Thanks Lisa!)

Backwards Buzzer Beater

Backwards Buzzer Beater

Austin Groff, a player at Twin Valley South High School tosses an incredible backwards desperation shot from half-court just milliseconds before the buzzer buzzes.

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