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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 »

Video, We Reminisce / Aug 13, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Incredible New Vince Carter Mix Showcases Vinsanity’s Reincarnation With Mavs

Vince Carter

Vince Carter (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

Over a decade ago Vince Carter was mentioned in the same breath as Kobe Bryant. It seems crazy now, especially after Kobe’s five rings ran parallel to Carter’s now-five separate teams since leaving the Raptors in the lurch midway through the 2004-05 season (Nets, Suns, Magic, Mavs, and he signed with the Grizzlies last month). But a new mix published a couple days ago by Max Frishberg shows how resilient Carter has been despite his failure to meet somewhat unrealistic expectations after he burst onto the scene as the NBA’s Rookie of the Year during the strike-shortened 1999 season. Read More »

Video / Aug 13, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Watch The Top 10 Blocks Of The 2013-14 NBA Season

Kenneth Faried, Dion Waiters

Whenever people talk about blocks, we always picture contemporary players swatting the ball into the fourth row. Dwight Howard does this all to often, sometimes flexing after the fact, which has to vex Bill Russell — the godfather of the touch block to keep the ball in bounds and start a momentum-changing fast break the other way. Regardless, blocks have turned into highlights that can lead Sportscenter’s daily countdown, which is why the NBA has cobbled together the top 10 swats from the 2013-14 season. Read More »

instagram, Video / Aug 12, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Nick Young Shows Off Hops With A Smooth 360, Behind The Back Jam

Nick Young

Nick Young (photo. Instagram)

Say what you will about Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Nick Young – he’s a gunner, a minus defender, and frequently abandons team concepts on both ends of the floor to placate his zany basketball livelihood. Fine. All fair. But at least admit this for Swaggy P, too – the guy is entertaining as all hell. Read More »

Video / Aug 12, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Learn The Game’s Best Moves With I Love Basketball TV

Coach Rocky

Coach Rocky (photo. I Love Basketball TV)

The folks at I Love Basketball already taught you how to perfect your jumper with a simple, effective instructional video useful for players of all ages and skill levels. After honing your jump-shot, the next logical step to improve offensively is learning a series of go-to moves that will help ensure you can that silly smooth J off at anytime you want. And of course, Coach Rocky is back with another awesome video that is sure to have you putting up piles of points in no time. Read More »

Video / Aug 11, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Barkley On Commercial’s Blooper Reel: “I’m Like A F**king Robert DeNiro”

Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley (photo. Footlocker Bloopers)

Houston Rockets guard and likely Team USA member James Harden stars in an amusing Foot Locker ad with Charles Barkley that stresses the importance of a short memory. Given the just-released blooper reel from the commercial’s production, that knowledge is surely something Barkley put to use during filming. 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 »