Tag Archives: basketball

  • This Day In Sports History (May 28th) — Larry Bird

    This Day In Sports History (May 28th) — Larry Bird

    It was on this day in 1986 that Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird was named the regular season Most Valuable Player.  Bird joined Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain as the only players to win the award in three consecutive years. The 1985-86 season was one of the best in Larry Bird’s historic career.  He averaged […]

  • Andrew Garfield Plays Basketball in a Spider-Man Costume (Video)

    Andrew Garfield Plays Basketball in a Spider-Man Costume (Video)

    Actor Andrew Garfield is busy shooting scenes for The Amazing Spider-Man 2—which is expected to be released in theaters sometime in 2014—all over New York City.  But as busy as he may be, he’s not too busy to find time to shoot some hoops in Chinatown.  Although, he was apparently too busy to take off his Spider-Man […]

  • 21 GIFs of Basketball Players Getting Posterized

    21 GIFs of Basketball Players Getting Posterized

    In basketball, when a guy dunks over or, in some cases, through another guy, they call that “getting posterized.” The term is a reference to the fact that, if you took a photo at the right moment, the image would make an awesome poster fit for a kid’s (or a grownup’s) bedroom wall. If you’re a hardcore […]

  • DeAndre Jordan Posterized ESPN’s Charissa Thompson (Video)

    DeAndre Jordan Posterized ESPN’s Charissa Thompson (Video)

    Remember last week when we suggested that “posterizing“—i.e., dunking a basketball over somebody in an unexpected place—might be the next big viral internet craze? Yeah, well, it’s happening. Before you know it this thing might reach “Harlem Shake” proportions. On May 15, the day after our first post on the subject, we saw this video […]

  • The 9 Greatest Trash Talking Moments In NBA History

    The 9 Greatest Trash Talking Moments In NBA History

    The National Basketball Association has a proud tradition of trash talking that no amount of personal fouls or game ejections can obscure. But just like with other more athletic aspects of the game, some players are more skilled at trash talk than others. Sometimes even the coaches get in on it, like Pacers’ coach Frank […]

  • 9 Crazy Fans from the 2013 NBA Playoffs

    9 Crazy Fans from the 2013 NBA Playoffs

    The word “fan” is a shortened form of the word “fanatic,” so it stands to reason that sports fans are pretty crazy. But there’s always a few in the bunch that take their crazy fan antics above an beyond the norm. Add the playoffs to the mix, and you’re bound to see some pretty weird […]

  • Dunk Fail: Florida Student’s Jam Goes Horribly Wrong (Video)

    Dunk Fail: Florida Student’s Jam Goes Horribly Wrong (Video)

    Most NBA players make dunking a basketball look so easy, but believe me when I tell you that it’s not.  In addition to being tall enough with a high enough vertical to actually reach the basket in the first place, you also have to be able to grip the ball with one hand and your timing has […]

  • Tayshaun Prince Posterized Half the Thunder’s Team With One Dunk (Video)

    Tayshaun Prince Posterized Half the Thunder’s Team With One Dunk (Video)

    Last night the Memphis Grizzlies put an end to the Oklahoma City Thunder’s season with an 88-84 win in Game 5 of their Western Conference Semifinal series. It wasn’t exactly a shocking defeat, given that the Thunder were missing Russell Westbrook, their second most important player. However, most observers probably thought Kevin Durant and company […]

  • 9 Memorable NBA Playoff Blowouts

    9 Memorable NBA Playoff Blowouts

    When the NBA playoffs roll around, you expect games to be a little closer than they might be in the regular season. Every game matters more, and every player should be playing like there’s no tomorrow. However, so far the 2013 NBA Playoffs have featured what seems like an inordinate number of blowouts. The Hawks […]

  • Will “Posterizing” Be the Next Big Meme?

    Will “Posterizing” Be the Next Big Meme?

    Hey, remember planking? How about Tebowing? Or maybe Te’oing? Well, if we’re lucky, the big internet meme of 2013 will be posterizing. Now, for the uninitiated, “posterize” is a basketball term which basically means “to dunk on someone in a memorable fashion.” The idea is that, when a guy does this it looks like one […]

  • We Now Know the Identify of the Lady Who Gave Joakim Noah the Finger in Miami

    We Now Know the Identify of the Lady Who Gave Joakim Noah the Finger in Miami

    The Chicago Bulls pulled off a surprising victory against the Miami Heat in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series. But Game 2? Yeah, that was rough. LeBron James and company absolutely trounced their opponents, 115-78, and as if that wasn’t enough, Bulls center Joakim Noah was subjected to a very noteworthy obscene […]