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  • How to Win $1 Billion on NCAA Basketball: A Mathematician’s Tips [Link]

    As everyone knows, Warren Buffet has offered $1 billion to anyone who can come up with a perfect March Madness bracket. With the odds at 9.2 quintillion to 1, this may seem like an impossible feat, but when you consider that the top 20 brackets will each receive $100,000, it’s probably worth a shot. Mathematician Dr. Tim Chartier has been teaching March Madness bracketology for years and several of his Davidson College students have scored in the 96th percentile or higher on ESPN’s bracket challenge. Learn all about his method then fill out your bracket and sit back and wait for all the money to come rolling in.

  • Past Meets Present: Nike Uniforms Bring Winning Traditions to the Court

    This February Nike will debut some retro style uniforms paying homage to winning traditions from schools past. The college basketball teams that will debut the Hyper Elite Dominance uniforms include Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Duke University, University of Kentucky, Syracuse University, University of Oregon and University of North Carolina. All seven uniforms honor each school’s winning tradition with special logos, scripts and colors mined from each program’s past.

  • Michelle Obama Posterizes LeBron James at The White House

    Who knew Michelle Obama had ups? In this promo video for “Let’s Move”, The Miami Heat visit the White House to talk about eating healthy and drinking water while being active. This video includes the following; Erik Spoelstra giving his best/worst impression of being a journalist, Chris Bosh video bombing, D. Wade being D. Wade and LeBron getting posterized by a dunking Michelle Obmama.

  • Warren Buffett Will Give You $1 Billion If You Fill Out A Perfect ‘March Madness’ Bracket [Link]

    How would you like to win a billion dollars? Well Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and partner Quicken are willing to fork over that amount to whomever fills out a perfect March Madness bracket. Of course, the odds of winning the prize are 1 in 9.2 quintillion, but it never hurts to try. Also, the 20 most accurate imperfect brackets will win $100,000 each. The contest begins March 3.

  • So NBA All-Star Jerseys Are Just T-Shirts Now

    The NBA All-Star jerseys have leaked and they are painful to look at. For better or worse the All-star game has become a full blown calamity. Players don’t play defense, the dunk contest stinks and now this. These terrible jerseys are everything that embodies a game players take for granted. The jerseys themselves aren’t necessarily ugly, but they’re far from nice and far from even looking like a basketball jersey. They’re stuck in a limbo of awfulness combined with a lazy design scheme. Shame on you NBA. Both jerseys feature a large Fleur de lis on the chest and uniform numbers on the left sleeve similar to the terrible jerseys worn on Christmas day. EXCLUSIVE! NBA All-Star jersey leaked on French site. I confirm it's the real deal –> http://t.co/ihX7lPzEQu pic.twitter.com/7tuvUvp3E4 — Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) January 16, 2014 Los "pijamas" del All Star ya han salido a la luz #allstar #nba pic.twitter.com/rXSHaxX1xa — FUIKAOMAR (@FUIKAOMAR) January 16, 2014

  • The Original Rules Of Basketball Turn 122

    Dr. James Naismith developed the game of basket ball (it was originally two words) in 1891 but he didn’t solidify the rules and publish them until January 15, 1892. Looking back on the original rules, the game doesn’t seem that exciting. The first and greatest difference is the lack of dribbling. In the early days of the game, someone would pass you the ball and you would have to stop then either pass it to another teammate or go for a shot. And the ball? It was originally a soccer ball, then a pig’s bladder encased in leather (standard until the 1940s). There was no dunking, indeed such antics would certainly destroy the peach baskets that were the original goals. And since the goals were made of genuine baskets, the ball had to be retrieved after each successful point. If the ball bounced out of the basket, no point. There were no three point shots or shot clocks. Goal tending was perfectly acceptable. Luckily, this incredibly boring game only lasted for two 15-minutes halves with a 5 minute rest in between. One glaring omission is the number of players on each team. It was eventually set at 5, but not more »

  • Houston Rockets Mascot Scares the Bejeezers Out of Players

    In what may be one of the best viral pranks of recent history, the Houston Rockets mascot, “Clutch the Bear”, waited outside the players entrance/exit area and proceeded to scare the heck out of a majority of the Rockets players. Chandler Parsons, Jeremy Lin, James Harden, and Dwight Howard all fell victim to the bear-scare, in what promises to live on in one of the greatest reaction pranks of all time. All set to the perfectly times sounds of The Beastie Boys “Sabotage”. Great job, Clutch.

  • NBA Logos Redesigned as Soccer Logos

    Footballasfootball began the revolution imagining Football logos with a European soccer twist now Milan Vučković, a designer from Serbia has followed suit with NBA teams. The idea was to mix two sports and redesign their logos. Being a fan of both football (or soccer) and basketball, I decided to redesign NBA logos and make them look like football logos. Every logo you see is color correct and matches the idea of the original logo.

  • Dennis Rodman’s Touching Rendition Of Happy Birthday For Pal/Despot Kim Jong Un [Video]

    Glorious leader of Best Korea celebrated his birthday with good friend Dennis Rodman and a team of former NBA players, despite pressure from evil U.S. imperialists against the visit. Rodman sang “Happy Birthday” to Kim Jong Un while all the ecstatic attendees clapped in unison completely of their own free will. Best Korea then beat Yankee dogs at their own game.

  • Trail Blazers Make NBA History Hitting 21 Threes [Video]

    The Portland Trail Blazers made NBA history last night against the Charlotte Bobcats by scoring 21 3-point shots, becoming the first team to score 20 or more 3-pointers twice in one season. Portland dominated the entire game, with 39 points in the first quarter and 30+ points every other for a 134-104 victory over Charlotte. Check out this video highlighting all 21 of last nights 3-pointers.

  • 14 Awe-Inspiring Athletic Performances of 2013

    Athletically, 2013 was a three hundred and sixty five day span of time that was collectively awe-inspiring. From the resurgent Boston baseballers to Peyton Manning making a late-career case of superiority in his more than a decade-long rivalry with Tom Brady, there were plenty of moments that made fans—with their mouths agape—go, “HOW IN GOD’S NAME DID HE DO THAT?!”

  • The 11 Most Captivating Games of the 2013 Sports Year

    A multi-billion dollar industry, the world of mass spectator sports is truly an integral part of American society—inspiring fans to rabidly cheer, disapprovingly jeer, and become collectively energized. What fuels this phenomenon are the games that become etched into the lore of their respective sport; when the mental torment of watching a team struggle through a difficult season culminates in a fatigue-awash victory. The best games of 2013 fit such a criteria. And, with so many team-wide moments that prove to viewers the value of hard work, RSVLTS has gathered a Top 11 list to give 2013 a Norse Funeral-like send off.

  • Nike Fuses Their Flyknit Technology with Revolutionary Kobe Elite 9 Sneaker

    Today at the The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, Nike unveiled what they’re calling a revolutionary shoe. The KOBE 9 Elite, a shoe that fuses their top notch basketball technology with their Flyknit tech, a system used for their running shoe, by creating a one-piece engineered upper made from single strands of yarns, making a lightweight yet incredibly strong shoe. Designed with Kobe’s tech insights and design inspirations, the KOBE 9 Elite features three key technologies: Nike Flyknit, Flywire and Lunarlon, giving the shoe superior lightweight performance. The shoe is beautiful, that’s a given, but is it smart to use brand new technology with an aging superstar coming off a serious leg injury? For the success of the shoe, let’s hope not. The KOBE 9 Elite releases globally on Feb. 8, 2014, at Nike.com and select global retail locations.

  • 22 Athletes Who Will Play Their Entire Career With One Team + Cal Ripken Jr. Autograph Giveaway

    In todays world of sports, it seems like athletes follow the big pay day, as well they should. A career path that could be diminished by an ankle tear could be worth potential millions of dollars should be looked after like a life insurance policy. With the talent pool in professional sports at an all time high, the competition is fierce and unforgiving, so when a player spends his entire career with one team, it’s all the more profound. One of the most renown and well-respected players in MLB history, Cal Ripken Jr., played his whole career with the Baltimore Orioles and this week we are giving away a signed photo from baseball’s Iron Man as part of our 12 Days of Giveaways courtesy of Brigandi’s in New York City. Enter above and then see twenty-two athletes who’ve spent a decade or more with one team and will probably finish their career in that same city. Derek Jeter The most notable of the bunch and most likely to face retirement in the near future. After coming off an injury ridden season that limited Derek to playing only 17 games, The Captain was almost plagued with picking up the $9.5 M tab on his more »

  • 10 Athletes Who Blew Our Minds in 2013

    It’s clear that—in sports—there’s a need to point out the best individual players despite the overwhelming message that a team’s collective effort trumps everything (points to Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Seahawks) But, with the Most Valuable Player Awards being among the most coveted pieces of recognition in athletics, RSVLTS is here to count down the Top 10 Most Valuable Athletes of 2013. And, while it may not compete with the opinion of the Associated Press, it still is a part of the Yearbook13 event—where there is a chronicling of all the most notable, memorable, and otherwise monumental aspects of the fleeting year.

  • 59 Reasons Why Michael Jordan Is Better In GIF Form

    There is no doubt that Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all-time. You could make a case for him being the best athlete of our lifetime on the court but in business as well. His “Jump Man” silhouette is one of the most recognizable logos in the world. You can watch Jordan highlights all over the web but we think watching him in GIF form is better than anything else.

  • Top 10 Overhyped Sports Stories of 2013 (That Didn’t Actually Matter)

    With ESPN running nearly 24-hour sports news and banter-laden segments, they need to maintain a constant flow of material. Unfortunately, this means that many of the stories that they cover are tabloid-esque sensationalist time-fillers that further invoke the interest of a population who catalyze meaningless brouhaha. A year full of soap opera-worthy drama that ESPN beat until the end of its ninth life, 2013 had no shortage of meaningless locker room tales. And, in true End of the Year fashion, RSVLTS has the best—and least meaningful—of the sporting news abyss. 10. Mark Sanchez’s Headband Does anybody remember that guy who was the New York Jets’ starting quarterback? Well, the biggest splash he made in 2013 was via his choice of headwear. And, as the media gravitated towards it, it spiraled into a story much larger than necessary. Seriously, the MLB is on during the summer, can’t tabloid NFL stories fall to the wayside during the offseason? 9. The Alex Rodriguez Saga While controversial, the Alex Rodriguez debacle in New York City hardly has the same impact as it once did. Once a player who would easily join the all time greats in Cooperstown, A-Rod is now a shamed fallen star more »

  • Harlem Globetrotter Breaks Record For Longest Shot; Season Looks Bleak For Washington Generals [Video]

    Harlem Globetrotters Rookie Thunder Law (was that one of the American Gladiators?) broke the world record for the longest basketball shot yesterday. The former record, a paltry 104 feet 7 inches was shattered by Thunder’s impressive 109 feet 9 inches shot at the Phoenix Suns’ US Airways Center in Phoenix in celebration of Guinness Worlds Records Day. If the Washington Generals were hoping for a repeat of their 1971 season, when they beat the Globetrotters one game, it’s probably not going to happen any time soon.

  • DeAndre Jordan- Top Ten Club for SportsCenter

    DeAndre Jordan discovers one of the perks of being featured on the SportsCenter Top Ten after arguably the dunk of the year. The newest of the SportsCenter commercials featured DeAndre crossing his fingers hoping he’s on the list for the most exclusive of exclusive clubs, but what’s inside might surprise you.

  • ESPN 30 for 30: The Space Jam Game

    ESPN’s acclaimed documentary series takes on the epic game and strange happenings of the Space Jam game. Well kind of. Sketchy, a weekly comedy series parodies the compelling sports doc series using the lopsided, crooked Space Jam movie as a game where Jordan triumphed through adversary, unmatched rivals and even murder. ESPN’s acclaimed documentary series would never really profile a silly, partially-animated sports movie, but if it did, it would look like this.

  • Meanwhile in Spain: Impossible Buzzer Beater Defies Laws of Logic

    Real Madrid is a spanish sporting club known for their soccer prowess. Considered the Yankees of soccer, the team is made up of the best athletes from around the globe, but the club also owns a lesser known basketball team. That basketball team is about to gain some serious steam after this one in a billion buzzer beating shot. Felipe Reyes managed to catch a full court inbound pass while jumping out of bounds and… well you get it. He makes it.

  • Kevin Ware Sinks First Shot Attempt Since Gruesome Injury

    It was the broken leg heard (saw) around the globe. A horrific sight that brought players and coaches alike to absolute tears. Kevin Ware sat terrified and in pain at the sight of what will go down as one of the most horrific sports injuries to be seen, especially on national TV. Last night Louisville took the court against Pikesville State and Kevin made his debut since the injury and long rehab stint to follow. The crowd on their toes waiting for Ware to hit the floor and get a touch, and what happens; Kevin sinks a three. Could you have written a better return story?

  • How the Owners of All 30 NBA Teams Made Their Money

    Sure, we all know how some of the NBA owners made their fortunes, Mark Cuban with his Internet boom money and Michael Jordan from being Michael Jordan, but do you know how every single owner got rich? The Grizzlies’ Robert Pera, the youngest NBA owner at 35, formerly worked for Apple as an engineer. Clippers owner Donald Sterling started out working as a divorce lawyer. Read all about these 4 and the other 26 owners at Mental Floss.

  • What Do The Mavs Say? [Video]

    If you really want to scare the kiddies this Halloween, play this video over and over again. I know the noises coming from Vince Carter will be haunting me for days. How many millions do you think Mark Cuban had to put up for these guys to make fools of themselves?

  • New Sports Friends Episodes Feature Lebron, Tiger, Rodgers and a Pile On

    Our bestest friends over at Yahoo’s Sports Friends just released four new knee slappers. For newbs unfamiliar with the satirical webisode, Sports Friends features animations of famous athletes having regular, everyday conversations. Previous episodes featured Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick chit chatting about tattoos and Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder having a late night conversation under the stars. This round-up of episodes is particularly hilarious.

  • LeBron James, The Artist, Has a Message for You

    LeBron James is an athlete, culture socialite and artist. He respects art. He appreciates art. To celebrate the launch of the LEBRON 11, Nike is offering kids between the ages of 5-12 a chance to design a t-shirt for LeBron. Aside from the glory of designing LeBron’s new favorite tee, the winner will have their design produced on Nike t-shirts and win a trip to Miami to watch LeBron play. In addition, an equipment donation will be made to their school’s PE program.   How it works: Use LeBron James as the inspiration to design a t-shirt. Design can include images, numbers and words like “Nike” and “Miami.” Steer clear of drawing LeBron in a Miami Heat uniform—NBA logos aren’t allowed. Design must be drawn freehand on 8.5″ x 11″ paper using either a pen, pencil, markers, crayons or paint. Design must be created by kids between the ages of 5-12 without assistance from parents. A parent or guardian must write down the name, age, city and state of the t-shirt designer. A parent or guardian must also include their name, email address and phone number and include a sentence or two telling Nike the inspiration behind the design. All more »

  • How A 5’5″ Basketball Player Trained Himself to Dunk [Video]

    Brandon Todd is 5’5” and he can dunk. He has never believed his height to be a limitation but an opportunity to change how people view small athletes. Brandon transformed his body over the course of a few years, gaining over 80 lbs of muscle, increasing his vertical to over 45 inches. Todd hopes to teach others that through hard work and perseverance physical limitations can be overcome.