• Russell Westbrook & NBA’s Best Get Reanimated into Their-College-Selves for March Madness

    The NBA recently released a series of in game celebrations by it’s premier athletes that cuts into an animated sketch showing their college roots for March Madness season. Using the tagline “The Dance Never Ends” the series delves into the players college days with some extra effects. Russell Westbrook never smiles, even when he’s wearing a bear head. — Stephan Curry has hairy arms and claws! WAREWILDCAT! — Dwane Wade has great golden wings! — Kyle Lowry has a tail and the toned arms of a wildcat! — Al Horford gets scaly! — James Harden is Devilishly beardsome. — Paul Pierce is a giant bird!

  • The Monetary Mayhem Of March Madness [Infographic]

    Although the dudes actually playing the game don’t see a cut of it, there is a ton of money changing hands during March Madness. In fact, the event has become so big that the amount spent on ads now exceeds the NFL, NBA, and MLB postseason. And many of the 181 viewers take part in bracket pools which have become their own mini-economy involving over $3 billion. So wait…why aren’t NCAA players paid again?

  • Just How Good is Kentucky Compared To March Madness Favorites of Past Years? (Chart)

    Yeah. That. Good. Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight model and the powers that be in Las Vegas have recently predicted what everyone else already assumed. Silver’s model gives Kentucky a 41% chance to win the tournament, which by any standards is pure insanity compared to the next best team’s 11% chance of winning. That’s simply how good Kentucky is. Last year Florida was the heavy favorite to win it all and Silver gave them a 14% chance for winning it all. This year is so lopped sided in favor of the Wildcats, the next three best teams combined only have a 27% chance of winning it all, Villanova (%11), Wisconsin (10%) and Duke (%6). In the past 4 years, no team has broke the 30% odds of winning the tournament. Even the 2012 Kentucky team fully stacked with Anthony Davis, Marquis Teague, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist,  Terrence Jones, Darius Miller and Doron Lamb (all current NBA athletes) was given a 26.7% chance of a tourney championship. This year Kentucky trumps that team by 14.3%, that difference is more than last year’s heavy favorite Florida was given to win it all. Here are the favorites to make the Final Four according to Silver’s interactive infographic (check out his full more »

  • Vegas and Nate Silver Have Spoken. Here Are Their March Madness Predictions

    Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight model and the powers that be in Las Vegas have recently predicted what everyone else already assumed. Silver’s model gives Kentucky a 41% chance to win the tournament, which by any standards is pure insanity compared to the next best team’s 11% chance of winning. That’s simply how good Kentucky is. Last year Florida was the heavy favorite to win it all and Silver gave them a 14% chance for winning it all. This yeah is so lopped sided in favor of the Wildcats, the next three best teams combined only have a 27% chance of winning it all, Villanova (%11), Wisconsin (10%) and Duke (%6). Here are the favorites to make the Final Four according to Silver’s interactive infographic (check out his full numbers here): Here are the Vegas odds to win it all. Kentucky is the huge favorite: Kentucky, 1/1 Duke, 13/2 Wisconsin, 13/2 Villanova, 8/1 Arizona, 12/1 Virginia, 17/1 Gonzaga, 22/1 North Carolina, 25/1 Iowa State, 35/1 Baylor, 40/1 Kansas, 40/1 Notre Dame, 50/1 Utah, 55/1 Maryland, 60/1 Michigan State, 60/1 Oklahoma, 60/1 SMU, 60/1

  • Shaqs Funniest Moments in GIF Form For his Birthday Week

    This week is Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal’s 42nd birthday and as one of the best and most beloved athletes of all time, we thought we’d bring to you his absolute funniest moments from his career. Shaq had always been known to have fun on and off the court, missing three-point attempts at All-Star games, missing free throws during regular season games and even bringing down the rim. Coaches would actually foul Shaq on purpose because he was so bad at free throws, it would more than likely be a rebounded attempt for the ball, they’d call it the “Hack-a-Shaq” and once Greg Popovitch even tried it 5 seconds after tip off. A Hack-A-Shaq 5 Seconds After Tip Off

  • Michael Jordan Vs Martin And Charlie Sheen…For Some Reason [Video]

    By 1987, just two years into his NBA career, Michael Jordan had solidified himself as a basketball icon and everyone in the country, basketball fan or not, was becoming aware of the rising star. It only makes sense then that he would take on America’s other favorite basketball stars, Martin and Charlie Sheen. Oh wait, that’s right, the father and son duo are actors, not basketball stars. So is this just some sort of advertisement for Wall Street? And why is Eight Is Enough star Dick Van Patten calling the game? Damn, the 80s were weird.

  • Visualizing A Starting Lineup of Salary at the NBA All Star Game

    NBA contracts haven’t gotten as out of control as MLB contracts, but on a very special sunday, once a year, the best players in the NBA come together to play in the illustrious All-Star Game. When that time comes the biggest paychecks come with them, Kobe, Melo, LeBron and Chris Paul rank among the highest paid NBA players on the list, but exactly how much money would be on the court at tip off  if the starting lineups were determined by salary? Column Five created a brilliant piece of visual data highlighting exactly how much money would be on the court at one time, based on the NBA’s highest paid players.

  • The Most Searched NBA All Stars in Each State According to Google

    With the NBA All Star game almost upon us New York City is all but in a frenzy with pre-game events taking place from Bushwick through Manhattan to Harlem. Celebrities, NBA Players and Legends have all flocked to the big city for the festivities, but in a sea of big names who reigns supreme in popularity. We linked up with Google Trends to find out which NBA All Star is the most popular player on Google Trends. LeBron James is without a doubt the most popular player in the NBA if not the world right now, followed by Kobe and Kevin Durant, who while both being plagued by injuries recently have remained close to James in Trends. Most Searched NBA All-Star Players LeBron James Kobe Bryant Kevin Durant Stephen Curry Dwyane Wade Most Searched By Conference Eastern Conference LeBron James Dwyane Wade Carmelo Anthony Kyrie Irving John Wall Western Conference Kobe Bryant Kevin Durant Stephen Curry Russell Westbrook Chris Paul

  • 36 GIFS That Perfectly Describe Being a Seton Hall Basketball Fan in 2015

    You may or may not know that RSVLTS was founded by two Seton Hall Pirates. John and I are huge fans of the Pirates, but we also know from a decade long roller coaster of emotion, that being a SHU fan is tough. Our recent history has been plagued by 10-game winning streaks, followed by crushing back-to-back-to-back losses, and 2015 is no different. A once promising season has fallen to such lows the Randolph High School Rams’ JV team would be a worrisome match.  It ain’t easy when you bleed Pirate blue, so here’s a run down of the 2014-15 season in the best way we could describe it, GIFs. If anything on this list relates to you share it with your Facebook and Twitter friends: Tweet

  • Does Tim Duncan Ever Wear A Tie?

    Tim Duncan made the news this week for not wearing a tie when he and his San Antonio Spurs teammates visited the White House to meet President Obama. But for anyone who’s been paying attention, this shouldn’t be a surprise, because no matter what the event, Tim Duncan never seems to wear a tie. Not when meeting President Bush. Not when meeting President Clinton. When the NBA instated a dress code in 2005, he called it “a load of crap.” So what’s the deal? Did he never learn how to tie a tie? Can he not find someone tall enough to help dress him? Who knows, but at 6’11” and 250 pounds, we’re not about to tell him how to dress.

  • 20 Greatest Photos Of Muggsy Bogues

    Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues played 14 seasons as a point guard in the NBA. He’s best remembered for his time with the Hornets, one of the biggest teams of the 90s thanks to Muggsy, Alonzo Mourning, and Larry Johnson. He also holds the distinction as the shortest player in NBA history, at just 5’3″. But Muggsy didn’t let his height hold him back, becoming the Hornets’ career leader in assists, steals, and assists per 48 minutes. Of course, there’s no denying that his height didn’t make for some excellent and downright funny photos in his career, especially when paired with his Bullets teammate Manute Bol, who at 7’7″ was the tallest player at the time. January 9, Muggsy celebrates his 50th birthday. In honor of one of the most memorable players of our childhood (he was in Space Jam, after all), we’ve shared our 20 favorite photos of the diminutive point guard with the 44-inch vertical.

  • Michael Jordan = G.O.A.T.

    Hey sportscasters…SHUT UP! Jordan is the greatest ever, and it’s not really close. Congrats to the Black Mamba for recently passing His Airness on the all-time scoring list (and taking over 250 extra games played to do it cough cough). It’s a popular narrative and time filler for people to begin to rank Kobe in the pantheon of greats and blasphemously compare him to Jordan but let’s try and put an immediate stop to the lunacy. By the end of this article, it’ll be clear Jordan is head and shoulders over any basketball player ever and might be the greatest professional athlete to ever play a team sport.

  • NBA Unveiles 5 Borough NYC All-Star Uniforms

    Today the NBA unveiled it’s 2014- 2015 All-Star Game uniforms. The uniforms pay tribute to New York City’s basketball history and unique boroughs while personifying the city’s legacy as the mecca of sports, music and fashion. The clean, timeless design is inspired by classic sports uniforms and barnstorming basketball teams from the early 20th century. The jerseys feature a side panel of five stars, each representing New York City’s five boroughs with a unique pattern: o   Queens: a pattern inspired by the stainless steel orbit rings of the borough’s iconic Unisphere that was built for the 1964 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows – Corona Park o   Staten Island: a wave pattern to signify its surrounding waters o   Manhattan: a taxi-cab checkered pattern represents the pace and energy of the world’s most cosmopolitan city o   The Bronx: a vinyl record pattern to pay homage to the birthplace of hip-hop and the rich musical legacy of New York City o   Brooklyn: a brick pattern inspired by the iconic brownstone houses and buildings that make up the neighborhoods of the city’s most populous borough  

  • 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

 

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