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FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Video / Sep 2, 2014 / 5:00 pm

New Zealand’s “Haka” Pre-Game Dance Is Epic, Despite Meh USA Reaction

New Zealand "Haka" Pre-Game Dance

A haka is a traditional war dance of the Maori people of New Zealand. Their rugby team first brought it to prominence, but their basketball team broke it out before taking on USA Basketball today, and the non-plussed American reaction belies how awesome the dance really looks. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Latest News / Sep 2, 2014 / 3:45 pm

5 GIFS To Show Why Team USA Should Be Leery Of Spain In FIBA Basketball World Cup

Serge Ibaka, Marc Gasol

Spain is the biggest obstacle standing in the way of the USA team repeating as World Champions. Remember, this USA Basketball team is the youngest since they went on a 57-game (and counting) winning streak in exhibitions and official international games dating back to the 2006 World’s — where they finished third. Spain’s got a lot going for them, but these five GIFs do a good job explaining why their on-court product should have Coach K and his assistants weary at the prospect of facing them, most likely in the single-elimination round, or the Finals. Read More »

NBA / Sep 2, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Influenced By Kobe’s Work Ethic, Jodie Meeks Should Mentor Young Pistons

Kobe Bryant, Jodie Meeks

The Kobe Bryant stories just keep on coming. As the Los Angeles Lakers legend readies for the nineteenth season of his career, tales of Bryant’s unmatched and relentless drive to improve have been added to his historical lore on a seemingly daily basis. Former Laker and current Detroit Piston Jodie Meeks is the latest to extol Kobe’s work ethic, telling the Detroit Free Press that he’s been supremely influenced by his former teammate. Read More »

Video, Video Games / Sep 2, 2014 / 2:30 pm

NBA Live 15 Trailer “Visuals” Shows Off Game’s Insane Attention To Detail

NBA Live 15 (photo. EA Sports YouTube)

NBA Live 15 (photo. EA Sports YouTube)

There’s a new trailer for EA Sports’ NBA Live 15. “Visuals” shows off the game’s stunning realism, highlighting specific player facial reactions, celebrations, and signature moves in addition to crazy atmospheric detail. Read More »

Smack / Sep 2, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Dwyane Wade Used A “Hollywood As Hell” Backdrop At His Wedding

Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union got married over the weekend. Everyone involved with the wedding reportedly signed non-disclosure agreements, so we probably won’t hear much about the actual proceedings. Still, several Instagram photos did make their way online and showed us how Wade turned a Joakim Noah quote into a wedding backdrop. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Latest News / Sep 2, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Video: Curry Feeds Faried For Crazy Halfcourt Lob Against New Zealand

Kenneth Faried

The value of energy in basketball knows no bounds, especially when coupled with athleticism like Kenneth Faried’s. Team USA’s starting power forward has used those attributes and a burgeoning skill-set to crush World Cup competition so far, shooting 14-of-17 from the field entering today’s game versus New Zealand. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Video / Sep 2, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Watch Anthony Davis Sky Above The Rim For Alley-Oop Versus New Zealand

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (photo. gifdsports Vine)

Anthony Davis isn’t only getting better, but he’s getting bigger and longer, too. He put the latter attribute on display early in Team USA’s game against New Zealand today, getting his elbows well above the rim to finish a lob from Kyrie Irving. Read More »

Twitter / Sep 2, 2014 / 11:30 am

Watch Gerald Green’s Bonkers Off-The-Wall Windmill Flush

Gerald Green

We’re jealous of how easy Gerald Green makes normally difficult dunks appear. Like he just rolled out of bed into some sneakers, and all of a sudden the normal rules of gravity don’t apply. This off-the-ball throw-down caught in a Vine video is just such an occasion. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Sep 2, 2014 / 11:15 am

Stephen Curry Defends His Under Armour Sneakers On Twitter

Stephen Curry

Over the weekend, Kevin Durant remained with Nike after they chose to match Under Armour‘s 10-year deal that was reported to be in the $265-$285 million range. ESPN’s Bomani Jones used this news to take a dig at Stephen Curry‘s Under Armour shoes. Steph responded on Twitter and defended himself. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Sep 2, 2014 / 10:30 am

Wolves’ Gorgui Dieng Helps Senegal Upset Croatia, Continues FIBA Beast Mode

Gorgui Dieng

The big news in the FIBA World Cup — besides Spain’s domination of a very good Brazil team, turning them into the hometown favorites after America’s sloppy performance against Turkey — has been the play of ‘Wolves center Gorgui Dieng for surprising Senegal. The African nation sits at 2-1 in pool play after upsetting Croatia yesterday, 77-75. Read More »