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Inside the Raptors 905

Inside the Raptors 905

“There’s only 450 jobs man.” A short documentary about the D-League team Raptors 905 and their rookie head coach – two-time NBA All-Star Jerry Stackhouse. A great behind-the-scenes look about what it means to be a coach on and off the court.

Go Go Gadget Nance!

Go Go Gadget Nance!

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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The Story of Viral Jordan

The Story of Viral Jordan

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.

583-Foot Basketball Shot

583-Foot Basketball Shot

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.

The Loudest Cheer in Stadiums

The Loudest Cheer in Stadiums

Mark Rober and his friends tested different ways of making loud noises at different points in a stadium to figure out which one would be the loudest from the athletes’ perspective. It’s not clapping, shouting or even the vuvuzela. It’s the f-f-FWAAAA

Laterals & Fumbles

Laterals & Fumbles

Down 3 on their own 30yd line with 3s left, Houston high school football team St. Pius X Panthers committed to a riotous series of lateral passes and powered through a couple of fumbles en route to a touchdown. Sadly, the points were waived off due to a penalty.

Zach LaVine: 360º Free Throw Dunk

Zach LaVine: 360º Free Throw Dunk

At the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, the eventual Slam Dunk champion Zach LaVine pulled off a windmill dunk from the free throw line. At that time, commentator Kenny Smith hoped that Zach would do a 360º dunk from the same distance. Better late than never.

Wilson X Connected Football

Wilson X Connected Football

Wilson’s high tech football has a tiny built-in sensor which works with a mobile app via Bluetooth to track throw distance, velocity, spiral efficiency, spin rate, catches and drops. A variety of games and challenges help improve your skills on field.

NFL Name & Number Collection

NFL Name & Number Collection

Mitchell & Ness‘ new football long-sleeved shirts and tees bear the names and numbers of gridiron legends such as Emmitt Smith, Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. They have a slightly relaxed fit and are made of jersey cotton.

Superheroes Halftime Show

Superheroes Halftime Show

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.

Attention to Detail: LeBron James

Attention to Detail: LeBron James

The Incredible Hulk’s body with Bruce Banner’s mind. YouTuber By Any Means Basketball points out many of the skills and traits that make King James one of the most well-rounded basketball players of all time.

Chicago Cubs: Someday

Chicago Cubs: Someday

Nike goes for the feels with its celebratory spot for the Chicago Cubs and their hard-fought win of the 2016 World Series, a championship 108 years in the making. Congratulations, Chicago. Someday is today.

Backheel Cross to Scissor Kick Goal

Backheel Cross to Scissor Kick Goal

It’s not on the level of Maradona or Messi’s reincarnated run, Zlatan’s long-range arrogance, or Arsenal’s Wilshere special. But this goal from Spanish soccer squad Las Palmas is also one for the ages. The build-up, the pass, the shot. It’s all here.

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They Didn’t Know

They Didn’t Know

“Somebody in Vegas told them they were gonna win by 20 to 23 plus!” Syracuse football coach Dino Babers congratulates his team after they stunned ACC big shot Virginia Tech – with a fiery speech about fighting even when no one thinks you can win.

David Ortiz: Designated Hitter

David Ortiz: Designated Hitter

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.

Awesome Ping Pong Finals

Awesome Ping Pong Finals

The final match of German league Borussia Dusseldorf’s Table Tennis Grand Prix turned into a funny and highly entertaining display of skill, thanks to the cooperation of finalists Stefan Fegerl and Kristian Karlsson. Things escalate at 1:45.

Snowboarding: The Devil’s Work

Snowboarding: The Devil’s Work

“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.

Kevin Garnett: Alpha Wolf

Kevin Garnett: Alpha Wolf

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.

B. League LED Basketball Court

B. League LED Basketball Court

We’ve seen LED panels used as the floor in a basketball court before, but that was for a commercial. The new Japanese basketball league B.League actually played its inaugural game on an LED court that shows made baskets and more in real time.

Ping Pong Carnival

Ping Pong Carnival

Despite the Engrish subtitle of “Ping Pong Boring,” this clip is anything but dull. In it, you’ll see table tennis players use their precision aim to perform a variety of trick shots, and just generally being silly. Also, we might have to try that fishing line trick.

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NBA 2K17: Momentous

NBA 2K17: Momentous

The Cavs rock their rings. Rose sits down with Porzingis. Wade stands with Butler. The Warriors are an Olympic team. The Wolves are hungry. The Bucks form a freakin’ wall. And Cousins is still sad. It’s all in the final trailer for NBA 2K17.

Draymond Green on Conan

Draymond Green on Conan

Golden State Warriors’ all-around star Draymond Green dropped by Conan to talk about his gold medal, being friends with his NBA rivals, stalking Kevin Durant and how the Dubs pay for group dinners.

Knight Fight

Knight Fight

Another intense round of fighting in the M-1 Medieval league, as one armored opponent beats the holy snot out of another, and proves that all that armor does nothing to save you from a knockout in the ring.

NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17

The latest version of the premiere basketball game promises to reduce unstoppable canned animations, more intuitive controls, an improved career mode with more viable builds and play styles, and more. More here.

Misconceptions about American Football

Misconceptions about American Football

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.

Race Walking 101

Race Walking 101

Vox explains how race walking works. Contestants have to have at least one foot on the ground at all times and keep their legs straight when they step. The peculiar gait is designed to maximize pace in the face of the restrictions.

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