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  • Shaq and Sir Charles Try out for True Detective Season 3

    Now that Season 2 of True Detective has been cast with the likes of Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell and Time Riggins (I’ll never call him by his real name. Never), Season 3 casting is already on the minds of progressive thinking interneters. Adam Lefkoe, Talent scout, looks to two of the NBA’s greatest and largest players. Watch Shaq and Charles Brkley try out for the much anticipated season 3 of True Detective.

  • Sacrebleu! The World’s Oldest Basketball Court Is In France

    Basketball was invented by James Naismith in 1891 while he was a teacher Springfield College in Massachusetts, so one would think that the oldest basketball court would be in Springfield. Unfortunately, that court was destroyed in a fire. But in 1892, shortly after the game was invented, the YMCA built their first center in Paris. To help set it up, the organization called on Melvin Rideout, a fellow instructor from the YMCA training school known as Springfield College. Rideout brought the new game of basketball with him and set up a court in the building’s basement. 122 years later, Paris’s first basketball court still stands, making it the oldest in the world. Zut alors!

  • Yao Ming Makes Shaq Look Like a ‘wittle baby’

    In a past article we showed you how Yao Ming dwarfs basically everything he holds, stands next to or is in a photo with, but he’s just topped himself by taking a photo with one of the largest humans alive, Shaq. In a recent Instagram post Shaq, who also dwarfs basically everything he comes in contact with, looks like a small child compared to the 7′ 6″ Ming. Loading Yao says he's 7 feet 4 I think he's 7 foot 8 View on Instagram

  • NBA Teams Are Now Tweeting Photoshopped Players in Movies

    NBA Social Media managers have gone completely berserk on Twitter today. In a battle royal Twitter war, official NBA teams are tweeting photoshopped movie poster puns using their teams players. With the Mavericks coming out guns blazing with “Joe Dirk” and the Knicks also coming out swinging with “21 Shump Street” we hope this goes on forever. The Hands down the winner as of right now is Karl Malone staring in “Home Malone”, co staring Michael Jordan and Dennis Rodman. Follow along using the hash-tag #NBAMovies.

  • White Mamba Announces His Boston Return in Familiar Style

    Brian Scalabrine has already dubbed himself the white version of Kobe’s nickname, The Black Mamba, now he’s returning back to the Boston Celtics and doing so in a familiar fashion. In a 1500 word journal entry on CSNNE, Scalabrine hilariously parody’s the LeBron column on his anticipated return to Cleveland, which published last month. Only the White Mamba’s article is way more interesting of a read and I actually thoroughly enjoyed reading LeBron’s. Scalabrine mocks himself, addressing the amount of time during his time in Boston, “I had passion for my team just like the fans.  I guess I was kind of like the fans except I had a courtside seat for free and if we were up by 20 with less than two minutes to play I would get to go into the game.  Where was I – the great American city of Boston.”  On the past four years spent in Chicago, Brian notes, “These past four years helped bolster my resume to showcase the well-rounded individual I am.  I’m a better player, a better coach, a better broadcaster, and a better Mamba”. Each paragraph pokes just a bit of fun at LeBron’s piece while still making it completely his own. I more »

  • Can’t Phase Kobe

    A few years back Matt Barnes and Kobe Bryant got after it on the court. To mess with his head Barnes tried to make Kobe flinch, but it didn’t phase Kobe because he has ice water in his veins. “That scared me a little,” Barnes said later. “I mean, that wasn’t even human.” Here is Kobe, and a few other athletes who are alpha and shit.

  • Frank Caliendo Reading LeBron’s Letter In Morgan Freeman’s Voice Is Hilarious [Video]

    You probably know of Frank Caliendo’s incredible talent for impersonating pretty much anyone from his work on MADtv and Fox NFL Sunday, but this video just takes it to the next level. Here is Caliendo reading LeBron’s letter in the voice of Morgan Freeman. Close your eyes and you’ll swear you’re listening to Red reminisce about Andy Dufresne.

  • LeBron Heads Are Taking Over the Internet

    LeBron James is just as much of an internet sensation as he is phenomenon on the court. The internet has now began a trend of superimposing LeBron’s face on videos. Here are two separate videos, the first LeBron in a WWE setting turning on Chris Bosh and Dwane Wade, hitting them repeatedly with chairs then hitting them some more. The second is near perfect. LeBron James as Lloyd Christmas picking up Harry Dunn to to Cleveland. The internet bows to you ’18 Lives’, YouTube creator of this video.

  • Look at What the World Thinks of the LeBron Decision in Real Time

    LeBron James just announced he’d be taking his talents back to his home city of Cleveland to join a new breed of powerhouse players in Kyrie Irving, Anthony Bennet and newly drafted Andrew Wiggins. The decision was shocking, but LeBron had kept his promise of one day returning home, but no one knew it would be at the pinnacle of his career. The Cavs now have the most exciting team in the NBA and everyone will be posting their thoughts on the King’s decision on social media for the next decade or so. So here in real time are the latest LeBron related hashtags around the web. #LeBron #Cleveland #Clevelandcavs

  • I Guess Now is a Great Time to Visit Cleveland, Here’s What You Can Expect

    Cleveland has had it’s fair share of troubles over the past 20, 30, 40 years, but all if forgotten and all is forgiven. The King has come back on a white horse to save the his city. Kissing babies and slam dunking his way back into the hearts of of Ohions (sp?). After his ‘humble’ announcement this morning, LeBron James is going to attempt to bring a championship to Cleveland. A feat that hasn’t been accomplished in any sport in 50 years. With Johnny Football and LeBron back in town there’s no better time to visit Cleveland.

  • NFL And NBA Team Logo Mashup

    Graphic designer Brandon Hubschman created this series of NFL and NBA team logo mashups by combining all 32 NFL teams with their repective NBA team in regards to geography or lineage. Most of them make total sense, but we’re still trying to figure out the Jacksonville Jaguars/Utah Jazz relation. Some of them turned out really awesome (Saints/Pelicans) while others are hilarious (Redskins/Wizards). Check out more of Brandon’s work at his Behance gallery and his Twitter, @NFL_Memes.

  • The NCAA’s are losing in all arenas

    Imagine you managed to maintain a business throughout decades not under the jurisdiction of fair practice laws of the land. Imagine you have profited in great deals, establishing regional deals and growing your chain to the masses. Then your workers and everyone else catches wind of how you are making profits and want you to abide by the same laws as everyone else. Like the NCAA you would hold on to your business model even though it is unjust and unscrupulous till you were forced to relinquish it. Unfortunately for the college governing body the pressure to release is coming from all sides. For years the NCAA has rode around eating of its excesses, getting fat and slovenly while their core breaks down. Major Conference realignment breaking traditional rivalries, who cares as long as that boat load of money comes in. Well that boatload of unlimited cash has seemingly sprung many leaks The trial of the NCAA vs. its former players over likenesses in video games has begun this week, with the NCAA not being able to accurately explain why it is able to use these players without paying them after they’ve graduated. The same day the trial began the more »

  • Why Top NBA Draft Picks So Often Disappoint [Link]

    After a season ranking them number 9 in worst point differential of the last 40 years of NBA history, the Philadelphia 76ers are actually celebrating. That’s becuase their terrible season won them third choice in the draft. Now they’ll be able to get a top pick and turn their luck around, right? Managers have convinced the fans that it will all work out, but history says differently. The top picks often don’t turn out to be the superstars they’re predicted to be.

  • Twitter Goes Clinically Insane After LeBron Announces He’ll Opt Out of Heat Contract

    LeBron James announced this morning he’d be opting out of his contract to test the waters on the free agent market. As you know Twitter reacts every time LeBron rolls over in his bed, so naturally when this bomb was dropped the internet imploded with tweets of LeBron’s face photoshopped on to every team in the NBA with some pop culture references sprinkles in there as well. LeBron is taking his talents to (insert city name here) pic.twitter.com/tyUEa4btLv — Sports Pics (@AmazingSprtsPic) June 24, 2014 Hey @KingJames! Heard you're opting out?? We've got a new team for you: The #USMNT! #LetsDoThis #OneNationOneTeam pic.twitter.com/I4Uj7O4b1x — U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 24, 2014 If King James goes out west… Hollywood LeBron! @espn @MasterAgenda68 pic.twitter.com/svxQ5VDHqK — Creative Bobbie (@creativebobbie6) June 24, 2014 Reality soon? @kobebryant @carmeloanthony @KingJames @Lakers pic.twitter.com/9r50u5fLcT — Spencer Klein (@SKlein2564) June 22, 2014 How would LeBron look as part of the Big 3 in Houston? (via @MikeKing00) pic.twitter.com/shOBdtK6Ju — NBA Legion (@MySportsLegion) June 24, 2014 Won't happen, but @KingJames, @carmeloanthony, @KyrieIrving and maybe @22wiggins would look nice. (via @CavsForever_) pic.twitter.com/jnMY6vWIFr — Jeff D Lowe (@JeffDLowe) June 24, 2014

  • Philadelphia 76ers Secondary Logo Leaked. Is Incredible.

    The 76ers haven’t exactly had the most success with their jersey selection in the past decade or 3, but they may have just created the best secondary logo in the NBA, a retro looking homage to the name that screams America. The new logo shows a cartoon Ben Franklin handling the rock. The logo has a retro style look and feel with a deep perspective. Doesn’t hurt that the founding father has a smirk of confidence that may alone take Phila to the Finals next year. Other new logos for the season include the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings. .@UniWatch @PhilHecken @sportslogosnet new secondary and partial logos for the NBA in 2014-15: pic.twitter.com/MjAkIWqPWr — Conrad Burry (@conradburry) June 23, 2014

  • 24 GIFS That Prove Lebron James Is The King of The Flops

    The World Cup is here which means Americans are inevitably going to be obsessed with soccer flops for the next month. It can get pretty egregious. But right here in the United States our most popular athlete, Lebron James, is arguably better at flopping than anyone on the soccer pitch. Here are 25 examples that prove Lebron James is the King of the Flop. Help a bro out, share this story with your friends: Tweet Every time we see Lebron flop… just keep in mind what goes around comes around. Help a bro out, share this story with your friends: Tweet

  • Nothin’ But Net … Worth [Infographic]

    Professional athletes make a ton of money, there’s no denying that, but despite the high salaries, 60% of NBA players go broke after their basketball careers end. The smart players invest their money while they’re making the big bucks so they can still collect a paycheck after they retire. Sure, it’s no surprise that big name former players like Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson are still making plenty of dough, but you don’t have to be a superstar to make a fortune from investing. Just look at Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman. Who? A dude who turned $4 million from 12 years in the NBA into $400 million, that’s who.

  • Blake Griffin’s 22 Most Badass Dunks of This Season In GIF Form

    We can now watch all of Blake Griffin’s nearly 200 dunks from the 2013/14 NBA season thanks to a new supercut compilation that is blowing up on the web. Only problem with the video (which you can watch at the bottom of this story) is that it’s 10 long minutes so we decided to weed out all the easy “lob city” dunks and turn his most posterizing, bench clearing throwdowns of this season into GIFS.

  • A Visual Compendium of Basketball Jerseys

    Pop Chart Labs has created a compilation of the most striking basketball jerseys through the years in chronological order. From the 1921 New York Celtics to the lovable Toon-Squad from Space Jam, The list consists of a variety of professional, All-star, independent league and film jerseys. All of the most iconic basketball jerseys from the history of the sport. Key years to look for; 1989 and 1992, wooo-eeee hot fire. Get yours now at Pop Chart Labs.

  • 25 Years Of The Reebok Pump In 25 Photos

    Can you believe it has been 25 years since Reebok Pumps were first released? If you had parents who loved you, you were probably fortunate enough to own a pair. My parents hated me so I had a pair of Spalding Typhoons. I blame my short basketball career, 1994-1994, on the fact that I didn’t have real Pumps. Anyway, here are 25 classic pics of Pumps to celebrate their 25th birthday. They enabled Dee Brown to win the dunk contest. They helped Ripley kill Aliens. They are even rad enough to almost take attention away from Gheorghe Mureșan’s eyebrows. Almost.

  • Power Ranking The 2014 NBA Playoffs with Leanna Decker [16 Photos]

    Back in January we teamed up with Leanna Decker, one of the internet’s rapidly rising stars, for an NBA themed shoot featured in the second issue of RSVLTS Magazine. The behind-the-scenes photos took the internet by storm and judging by the popularity (and the fact that the 2014 NBA Playoffs are here) we thought this would be the perfect time to showcase the playoff picture in the best way possible.

  • Jabari Parker: “Why I made the difficult choice to leave Duke for the NBA”

    In an exclusive sit down with Sports Illustrated’s Jeff Benedict Duke’s freshman forward Jabari Parker reveals his decision whether to stay in school or declare for the NBA draft and it may not be the decision Blue Devils fans want to hear. In his 1,285 word op-ed piece Parker weigh the good and the bad, talks about his love for Duke and Coach K but ultimately the following four lines sums up his decision.

  • Damian Lillard Talks Legends with “No Rings” in Newest Foot Locker Spot

    Damian Lillard is is ready for the playoffs. He’s after a championship and wants to make sure he doesn’t end up like one of those legends who never won a ring. Even though Lillard is only in his second season in the league, he’s still as hungry as the rest. The Foot Locker commercial stars Lillard talking smack on ringless sports legends Barry Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson, Chris Webber and Karl Malone. Malone isn’t angry, he’s just disappointed.

  • NBA Logos Of The Pokemon Universe

    What would your favorite NBA team look like in the Pokemon universe? These logos popped up on Imgur this morning and we haven’t been able to track down a source yet, but whoever made them did a pretty good job. Some are obvious, such as the Team Rocket/Houston Rockets mashup. The most inspired has to be the Orlando Magikarps. Not only does Magikarp sound similar to Magic, the team looks like a bunch of fish out of water hopelessly flailing up and down the court (it’s okay, I lived in Orlando for ten years and rooted for those perennial losers). If you have any info on the source, let us know so we can give the artist some attention.

 
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