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Video / Aug 19, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Terrence Ross & Stanley Johnson Dazzle In Seattle Pro-Am Debut

Stanley Johnson

Stanley Johnson (photo. Balliflife)

Basketball fans, including us, may have been transfixed at Anthony Davis and company’s showcase at Team USA’s FIBA World Cup exhibition match against Brazil at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, but there were plenty of sparks coming off the court in the Pacific Northwest last weekend that were too good to be overlooked. Former NBA Slam Dunk winner and current Toronto Raptor Terrence Ross and incoming NCAA freshman Stanley Johnson – who recently committed to Arizona – made their Seattle Pro-Am debuts this past weekend, and they sure brought their “A” game. Read More »

Video / Aug 19, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Kobe Bryant Didn’t Know Nike’s RISE “House Of Mamba” LED Court Was Possible

Nike RISE "House of Mamba" LED Court

During Kobe Bryant‘s recent tour of China for Nike, he saw them unveil the world’s first interactive LED court at the RISE “House of Mamba” event. His dumbfounded reaction shows you just how incredible their new technologically-enhanced hardwood looks. Read More »

Video / Aug 18, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Watch New Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer Get Psyched At Team Rally

Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer (photo. Jovan Buha Instagram)

We’re all extremely excited about Steve Ballmer replacing the despicable Donald Sterling as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. After this video of Ballmer getting psyched at the Clippers Fan Festival surfaced, though, it’s safe to say no one is more thrilled at the change in ownership than he is. Read More »

Video / Aug 18, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Watch Kirpatrick McCauley Ring Bell At Top Of Backboard In Venice Beach

Kilpatrick McCauley

Kilpatrick McCauley (photo. Dunkademics)

Earl “The Goat” Manigault and David “Skywalker” Thompson are the hoopers most notorious for being able to touch the top of the backboard. Both legends could supposedly “make change” by grabbing coins from 13-feet above the court, a surreal accomplishment that – to public knowledge, at least – no current NBA players can duplicate. It’s pretty surprising, then, how easy street-baller Kirpatrick McCauley made it look recently at Venice Beach. Read More »

Video / Aug 17, 2014 / 1:45 pm

LeBron Challenges President Obama To ALS Cause, Screams Like A Child

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Instagram)

Mike Krzyzewski, your sister, two of your cousins, four of your old college buddies, Team USA, and every acquaintance on your Facebook feed has already done it. Next up to take the #ALSIceBucketChallenge? LeBron James, of course. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Video / Aug 16, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Anthony Davis Skies For Huge, Poster Alley-Oop Against Brazil

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (photo. gifdsports Vine)

Okay, so perhaps calling Steph Curry’s beautiful step-back jumper the likely highlight of Team USA’s exhibition against Brazil was premature. We just momentarily forgot that an alien force like Anthony Davis was playing, too. Read More »

Video / Aug 15, 2014 / 5:15 pm

This Dirk Nowitzki Highlight Reel Shows Just How Dominant He Remains

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (photo. NBA YouTube)

Easily lost amid the July hubbub of LeBron James returning to Cleveland and even Carmelo Anthony’s whirlwind free agency tour was Dirk Nowitzki’s dollars on the penny extension with the Dallas Mavericks. Maybe that’s because the only drama surrounding Nowitzki this summer was for how little he’d re-up with the Mavs – Nowitzki was adamant last offseason that he’d finish his career in Dallas, and likely at a discounted price. But the lack of surprise accompanying Nowitzki’s deal doesn’t make its terms any less astonishing, especially considering the quietly dominant season he had in 2013-2014. Read More »

Video / Aug 15, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Watch Foot Locker’s “Be The Baddest” Commercial Starring Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Foot Locker YouTube)

Kevin Durant resonates with basketball fans unlike any other star in the NBA, and it’s easy to understand why. Despite his stance as one of the the rarest and best all-around athletes in the world, what sticks out most about KD’s game is simplicity. Read More »

High School, Video / Aug 14, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Watch Unknown High School Sophomore’s Huge Tomahawk Dunk

I Love Basketball Dunker

I Love Basketball Dunker (photo. Facebook)

We don’t know this high school sophomore’s name. If his game is as on-point as his dunking exploits, though, it’s only a matter of time until we do. Watch this unknown teen’s huge tomahawk slam provided by our friends at I Love Basketball. Read More »

Video / Aug 14, 2014 / 11:45 am

Watch An Epic Compilation Of The Sickest Crossovers From Last Season

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas (photo. NBA YouTube)

The basketball public measures the quality of a crossover mostly by the reaction of the defender. If he reaches and misses – good. If he loses balance – better. If he falls entirely – best. But that’s not always the best way to judge the merit of juke dribble. Context always matters in basketball, and the defender’s quality, size, and position is overlooked far too often in assessing crossovers. If Ty Lawson shakes Al Jefferson to the floor in an isolation at the top of the key, that doesn’t mean Lawson’s cross is any better than a similar one done by Stephen Curry that barely fools Ricky Rubio. But it sure does seem that way, and rightfully so; not even a poster dunk asserts a player’s dominance over an opponent like an ankle-breaking crossover. Read More »