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GIFs, Playground / Aug 22, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Video: Indiana Shows Out At Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown

Kenneth Edwards

NBA Nation has been taking its Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown across the nation this summer in pursuit of finding the top amateur dunker in the country. Thus far, NBA Nation has traveled to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Indianapolis. The winners from each of the eight tour stops are awarded $2,500 and a spot to compete at the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown at the 2015 All-Star Weekend in New York City, where the winner will be rewarded $10,000. Read More »

GIFs, We Reminisce / Aug 22, 2014 / 12:30 pm

We Reminisce: The Time A Young Michael Jordan Tried To Dunk On Kareem

Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

It’s hard for a certain generation of basketball fans to remember how regal and dominating Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was during his 20-year Hall-of-Fame career. The stalwart Bucks and Lakers center won six MVP awards and was named Finals MVP 14 years apart (1971 and 1985). Perhaps the best way to show young fans how the man most Lakers players referred to as simply, “Cap,” conducted himself on the court, is to show you a clip of a young Michael Jordan swooping along the baseline in an attempt to dunk on the man who blocked the third-most shots in NBA history. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Latest News / Aug 21, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Video: Ricky Rubio Thwarts 2-On-1 Break, Finishes Coast-To-Coast Layup

Ricky Rubio

These are the days before the biggest days of Ricky Rubio’s heretofore wayward career. The one-time prodigy has reached a basketball roundabout at 23 years-old, and which route he takes from here could ultimately decide his hoops legacy. Will Rubio lead hometown Spain to gold at the FIBA World Cup? Will he become the new face of the Minnesota Timberwolves? And will he make good on the incredible promise he showed as a teenager by becoming a star in the NBA? It speaks to the divisive nature of Rubio’s game and his potential that multiple answers to each question seem so possible. If they’re to be responded to affirmatively, though, plays like the one he made in Spain’s exhibition against Croatia will have to become much more commonplace. Read More »

GIFs, Overseas / Aug 21, 2014 / 1:30 pm

GIF: Greek Freak’s Two-Dribble Coast-To-Coast Jam

Giannis Antetoekounmpo,  (Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports)

There aren’t many humans alive who combine Bucks second-year guard/forward hybrid Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s still-blossoming size and skill. The 6-11 and counting 19-year-old helped home country Greece beat regional rival Turkey, 71-56, in Athens and unleashed one steal and coast-to-coast jam that serves as yet another harbinger of his evolving stardom. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Aug 21, 2014 / 10:30 am

GIF: Kyrie Irving’s Pretty Crossover In Team USA Win

Kyrie Irving, Juan Coronado

USA Basketball faced off against the Dominican Republic last night at Madison Square Garden. The big news was the late scratch of Derrick Rose, amid rumbles about sore knees — the same knees Rose had major surgeries performed on. But Kyrie Irving, the ostensible USA sixth man, started in his place and showed off why the Cavs signed him to a max deal to star alongside LeBron in Cleveland. Read More »

GIFs, Video Games / Aug 20, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Nene Compares Anthony Davis To Street Fighter’s Yogi “Dhalsim”

Dhalsim, Anthony Davis

Wizards Brazilian big man Nene never struck us as a player prone to hyperbole. That’s what make his complimentary comments about Anthony Davis to NBA.com’s Steve Ashburner all the more flattering. When Nene compares you to an iconic Street Fighter character, you know you’ve made it. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Aug 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The Best Phantom Dunks Of The 2013-14 NBA Season

Kevin Durant

We already showed you the best dunks of the 2013-14 NBA Season, but with NBA cameras seemingly in every little crevice of the arena, they can now slow down the action, so you can watch every morsel of a throw-down frame by glorious frame. These delicious dunks never looked more reverential, and now you can experience all the high-flying action from last season in slow motion. Read More »

GIFs, Twitter / Aug 20, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Video: Michael Jordan Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Michael Jordan

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that’s taken the sporting world by storm recently has crossed over and now includes His Airness, Michael Jordan. The GOAT called out Phil Jackson and the fellow members of his 1992 Dream Team to put up some cash and also take the challenge. Read More »

GIFs, Playground / Aug 12, 2014 / 9:00 am

Young Hollywood Eastbay Jam Over Clipper Darrell Wins Drew Dunk Contest

Young Hollywood, Clipper Darrell

The championship game between C.O.A. and Houdini’s All-Stars may have been the main attraction at the Drew League this past weekend, but its annual dunk contest featured an array of attention-stealing acrobatics that garnered some major buzz amongst the crowd on Sunday. Fresh off his win at the Nike 3on3 Slam Dunk Contest earlier in the weekend, Michael “Airdogg” Stewart joined Haneef Munir, a.k.a. Young Hollywood, Jonathan Clark, Chris Staples, and Steven Mallory in a showcase of gravity-defying and innovating jams at the 2014 Drew League Dunk Contest. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Aug 11, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Watch All The Best Dunks Of The 2013-14 NBA Season

Xavier Henry

The 2013-14 NBA season featured a lot of high-flying acts. Blake Griffin made the Kardashian clan happy with this poster on Kris Humphries, and LeBron James soared for a few monster jams, too, despite Miami coming up short on a three-peat. Gerald Green, Jeff Green, Xavier Henry, and of course the time that time Terrence Ross brutalized the Manimal, Kenneth Faried. Come check out the best dunks of the season compiled in one spot. Read More »