Tag Archives: basketball

  • Kyrie Irving is Back as Uncle Drew, and He Brought Two Friends with Him (Video)

    Kyrie Irving is Back as Uncle Drew, and He Brought Two Friends with Him (Video)

    Good news, basketball fans. In advance of the 2013-14 NBA season, which kicks off—when is it again?—oh right, tonight, Kyrie Irving is back as “Uncle Drew.” Now, in case you somehow haven’t heard of the Uncle Drew phenomenon, it’s basically an entertaining series of six-minute commercials for Pepsi Max in which Irving dresses up as […]

  • Greg Oden Dunked a Basketball Without Breaking Himself in Half (Video)

    Greg Oden Dunked a Basketball Without Breaking Himself in Half (Video)

    Normally when a seven-foot, 273-pound center dunks a basketball, the only thing you’re worried about shattering is the backboard. Not when that center is Greg Oden, though. When it’s Oden—a.k.a. the most breakable man alive—you’re worried he might just shatter every brittle bone in his body. You’re also worried he’ll destroy half his ligaments and […]

  • Rejoice, Chicago: Derrick Rose Is Back (Videos)

    Rejoice, Chicago: Derrick Rose Is Back (Videos)

    I’m not a Chicago Bulls fan, but to me it was starting to feel like Derrick Rose was never going to come back. In Chicago, his one-year absence must have felt like a decade. After becoming the youngest player ever to win the NBA MVP award during the 2010-11 season, Rose struggled with injuries in […]

  • Here’s Some Guy Shattering the Backboard with a 360º Dunk (Video)

    Here’s Some Guy Shattering the Backboard with a 360º Dunk (Video)

    Have you ever heard of the Harlem Wizards? They’re very much like the Harlem Globetrotters in that they’re a basketball team that goes around entertaining people with tricks and stunts. The only differences are that the Wizards do most of their work for local charities and youth organizations, they are actually still based in Harlem, […]

  • NBA 2K14 Got the Positioning of LeBron James’ Headband Just Right (Pic)

    NBA 2K14 Got the Positioning of LeBron James’ Headband Just Right (Pic)

    The goal with any sports sim video game has always been to make the gameplay as realistic as possible. At first that meant simply getting the strategy and outcomes right. Then it meant making the players move more realistically, and recreating venues in every painstaking detail. Now it means capturing every detail, quirk, and nuance […]

  • Diana Taurasi Kisses Seimone Augustus During WNBA Playoff Game (Video)

    Diana Taurasi Kisses Seimone Augustus During WNBA Playoff Game (Video)

    In the NBA, they throw vicious elbows. In the WNBA, apparently, they kiss. Last night in Minneapolis, during Game 1 of the WNBA Western Conference Finals—that’s right, the WNBA playoffs are going on right now—Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury got into a minor skirmish with Seimone Augustus of the Minnesota Lynx, giving her a […]

  • LeBron James Has Some Messed Up Looking Toes (Pics)

    LeBron James Has Some Messed Up Looking Toes (Pics)

    Well, it looks like the LeBron James hairline watch might be coming to an end in the near future, now that the two-time NBA champion is on the verge of sporting a perfectly polished Jordan-style cue ball. So you know what that means, right? Exactly. We have to find some new imperfection to mock. I […]

  • Danny Seigle Knocks Over Two Defenders With an Artful Crossover (Video)

    Danny Seigle Knocks Over Two Defenders With an Artful Crossover (Video)

    Over in the Philippines Basketball Association, Danny Seigle performed a maneuver that should please fans of cartoonish slapstick in basketball, as his “double-ankle-breaker” crossover sent not one, but two defenders tripping over each other’s feet. It’s a pretty satisfying move, and one that demonstrates a style of play that you don’t often see in the […]