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GIFs, NBA / Sep 2, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Watch Anthony Davis Star In This 2013-14 NBA Block Party

Derrick Favors, Anthony Davis

If you’re getting tired of all the attention people are heaping on 21-year-old Pelicans forward, Anthony Davis, prepare to be disappointed. The glare of the spotlight will shine even brighter the closer the Brow gets to the MVP level we all agree he’s talented enough to achieve. So lets take a look at his defensive prowess during a sophomore season that saw him lead the league in blocks per game. Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Sep 1, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Video: Klay Thompson To Anthony Davis For One-Handed Alley-Oop

Anthony Davis

USA Basketball romped Finland in their opening game on Saturday, but yesterday’s follow-up against Turkey did not go as planned. The USA was down by five at halftime, and needed Anthony Davis and Kenneth Faried to step up before they were able to pull away. One bucket by Davis, who scored all of his 19 points in the second half, was a one-handed alley-oop you have to see again. Read More »

GIFs, High School, Video / Sep 1, 2014 / 11:30 am

Watch Kwe Parker’s Crazy High-Flying Mixtape

Kwe Parker

NBA rookies, and now teammates, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine may have already stepped forward as favorites to win next year’s All-Star Slam Dunk Contest (fingers crossed they’ll participate), but at the high school level, one player has emerged as the best dunker around. That player is 6-2 guard Kwe Parker (Kwe’shuan), out of Fayetteville, NC. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Aug 30, 2014 / 6:00 pm

GIF: Harden To Rudy Gay For One-Handed Alley-Oop Dunk

Rudy Gay

The USA Basketball team who took the floor against Finland today was supposed to be one of the weaker iterations of the American powerhouse that’s won the last World Championship (now called the FIBA World Cup), and the last two Olympic gold medals. That said, they dominated Finland on Saturday with some stellar defense, and the last addition to the team, after Paul George went down, Rudy Gay, even skied for a pretty one-handed thump. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Aug 30, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Video: Derrick Rose’s Explosive Crossover For The Two-Handed Jam

Derrick Rose vs. Finland

USA Basketball suffered a lot of setbacks before finally arriving in Spain today for their opening game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Paul George went down in gruesome fashion, Kevin Durant dropped out, and the old standbys LeBron, ‘Melo and Kobe didn’t participate. Even Derrick Rose suffered some soreness, but today’s beat-down of Finland offered a glimpse of the Rose’s return to his athletic apex. Read More »