LA Lakers’ 23-year-old forward Larry Nance Jr. humiliated Brooklyn Nets’ star center Brook Lopez with this dunk of the year candidate. Just look at how far they were from the rim when they met in midair. The Nets bench had to restrain themselves from giving props.
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Jeffrey Harrison is a huge basketball fan who suffers from mild autism. But you may know him as the guy who went viral after a video of him playing pick up ball in full Michael Jordan Bulls gear blew up online. NBA show 3DTV met with Jeffrey to learn more about him.
To celebrate the first ever World Trick Shot Day (who knew?), Harlem Globetrotter Buckets Blakes headed to the top of the 58-story Tower of the Americas in San Antonio, and took aim at the basket far below. We have no idea how he worked the wind into his calculations.
During the recent lopsided battle between the Buckeyes and the Cornhuskers, OSU’s marching band kept us entertained with a fun halftime show featuring a variety of our favorite heroes taking over the turf. It also reminded us how much we miss memorable superhero music.
The Boston Red Sox’s postseason exit was a underwhelming end to David Ortiz’s MLB days. But that’s barely a dent in Big Papi’s long and illustrious career, as evidenced by the thousands of fans who stayed to have one last look at their hero standing on Fenway Park.
“If one of these skateboards or ski boards or whatever they’re called hit a person, they’d break a leg because they’re just like a missile!” Pwuffy Pineapples shares a hilarious Canadian news report from 1985 about this dangerous new fad known as snowboarding.
After 21 seasons, Kevin Garnett has decided to retire from the NBA. Garnett is arguably the league’s most influential player from the past 20 years. He inspired a new batch of players to skip college, forced the NBA to impose salary limits, and heralded super team trades.
Did you know that American football got its name because players did use their feet (and hands) to move the ball forward instead of carrying and passing it? Or that it’s possible to score a single point in the game? All that and more in Mental Floss’ video.