Olympics

  • Jonas Valanciunas With The Off-The-Backboard Alley-Oop (Video)

    Jonas Valanciunas With The Off-The-Backboard Alley-Oop (Video)

    As a Toronto Raptors fan, I wasn’t all that impressed when the team used their fifth-overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft to pick Lithuanian center Jonas Valanciunas.  After all, there were still some big-name NCAA players on the board, like Kentucky’s Brandon Knight and UConn’s Kemba Walker. But then Valanciunas averaged an impressive 23 points, […]

  • Check Out This Footage of the 1992 Dream Team Scrimmaging (Video)

    Check Out This Footage of the 1992 Dream Team Scrimmaging (Video)

    This story is about a basketball scrimmage. Wait, don’t leave. It’s not about just any scrimmage. It’s about a scrimmage between members of the 1992 U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team—the original Dream Team.  The one Kobe Bryant thinks the 2012 version could beat with “athleticism.” Apparently, in the final days leading up to the 1992 […]

  • Greek Athlete Expelled From Olympics For Racist Tweet

    Greek Athlete Expelled From Olympics For Racist Tweet

    The Olympics are supposed to be a time when athletes of all colors, nationalities, religious, shapes and sizes can come together and celebrate sportsmanship and unity (which is depicted through the five interlocked rings of the Olympic symbol–which represent each of the five participating continents) with one another… …Just don’t tell that to Greek triple-jump […]

  • Talented Fan Serenades Kobe Bryant at Olympic Basketball Tune-Up (Video)

    Talented Fan Serenades Kobe Bryant at Olympic Basketball Tune-Up (Video)

    In preparatin for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the USA men’s basketball team has embarked on a four-city exhibition tour that kicked off with a week of practice in Las Vegas, followed by the team’s first exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Arena on July 12. Now, the game […]

  • Fan Throws Shoes at Kevin Durant…Because He Wanted Durant to Sign Them (Video)

    Fan Throws Shoes at Kevin Durant…Because He Wanted Durant to Sign Them (Video)

    The 2012 Summer Olympics kick off this Friday with the Opening Ceremonies, but the U.S. Olympics men’s basketball team is still fine-tuning their game. Tomorrow they’ll play an exhibition against Spain, yesterday they played an exhibition against Argentina, and last week they played Brazil in D.C. (in front of President Obama) and Great Britain in […]

  • Antonija Mišura Is A Sexy Croatian Basketball Player (Gallery)

    Antonija Mišura Is A Sexy Croatian Basketball Player (Gallery)

    A few days ago we put out a list of 30 Gorgeous Female Olympians To Watch At The 2012 Summer Olympics.  It appears as though we may now have to increase that list to 31, thanks to our recent discovery of the gorgeous Croatian Basketball player, Antonija Mišura.  Flying under the radar (which isn’t a […]

  • LeBron Unveils New “Unstoppable Move” At Team USA Shoot-Around (Video)

    LeBron Unveils New “Unstoppable Move” At Team USA Shoot-Around (Video)

    On the surface, it might seem like LeBron James and Kevin Durant would be like oil and water. And not only because the two were adversaries in the NBA Finals this year. The globe-trotting, celebrity entourage-toting, Decision-making, multiple championship-forecasting LeBron is generally regarded as having a bit of an inflated ego. Meanwhile, if there’s any […]

  • French Track Star Bullies 14-Year-Old Girl Wearing Mascot Costume (Video)

    French Track Star Bullies 14-Year-Old Girl Wearing Mascot Costume (Video)

    Well, if you were looking for someone to root against at the upcoming Summer Olympics, we’ve got your man. His name is Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad. He’s a 27-year-old Algerian-born Frenchman, and he a big huge douche-wad. What makes us say that?  Well on Sunday at the European Track and Field Championships in Helsinki, after Mekhissi-Benabbad won […]

  • Nastia Liukin’s Gymnastics Career Ends With Face-Plant On Uneven Bars (GIF)

    Nastia Liukin’s Gymnastics Career Ends With Face-Plant On Uneven Bars (GIF)

    Four years ago in Beijing, Nastia Liukin became just the third U.S. woman ever to win gold in the all-around women’s gymnastics competition. Her surprising victory at the age of 18—surprising because of her “advanced” age, because teammate Shawn Johnson was more highly regarded, and because the Chinese snuck a bunch of underaged gymnasts into […]

  • Usain Bolt Almost Runs Over Flower Girl at Track Meet in Norway (Video)

    Usain Bolt Almost Runs Over Flower Girl at Track Meet in Norway (Video)

    I think maybe the folks in charge of the Samsung IAAF Diamond League and the organizers of the Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway, might want to review their policies regulating who is allowed on the track after a race before their next meet. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the 100-meter race yesterday in a solid […]