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  • Germaphobe Rajon Rando Meets with Fans on Kimmel

    Jimmy, Cousin Sal and Rajon had a little fun with fans at a staged autograph signing where a sickly Rando requested that fans go through a vigorous quarantine process before meeting with the PG. Rando played up the joke to a tee, constantly purel-ing himself and the area around him. The fan took everything in good spirits going through extensive steps for a picture with his hero.

  • The 2012-13 Miami Heat by the Stats (infographic)

    This in depth Chartball poster is a look at the astonishing season of the 2013 Miami Heat. A radial look at wins, losses by points and by margin of point differential, as well as a breakdown of the roster and points. To the right is a look at each player and their season performance stats above their playoff performance stats. LeBron James dominates every category. Across the bottom of the entire image is a franchise history of the Miami Heat by winning percentage along with a timeline of star players and their careers.

  • The Face of Dejection: Tim Duncan’s Post Game Interview

    This is the face of a man in the twilight of his carrer, who played the game he was born to play above and beyond the expectation of someone his age. A man who’s seen the trophy at the end of the road and managed to grab it every time he’s come within reach of it. You can talk about how a player acts when he wins a championship, LeBron’s class and appreciation for a worthy adversary, a humble post game interview from the contemporary best player in the world. But if you want to see the face of a man uphold his integrity after he worked, arguably, harder than any player on the court only to have his 5th NBA title taken away from him, then take a look at Tim Duncan in this post game 7 press conference. A devastated Duncan addressed the media, anguish oozing from his eyes when asked if game 6 would be the game that sticks out in his mind, he replies “For me, no, Game 7. Missing a lay-up to tie the game, making a bad decision down the stretch, unable to stop Dwyane and LeBron. For me, Game 7 is always going to more »

  • Top 5 Least Likely Professional Athletes

    Professional Sports are filled with athletes who are seemingly superhuman— legions veritable physical phenomenon that constantly push the boundaries of human performance. It is often thought that if someone is too slow, too short, or not up to par in terms of strength, that they have no shot at making it into the ranks of professional sports. Often, this is the case—a fact that is brought about when one looks at some of the great athletes who, while being physically gifted, still failed in professional sports: Troy Williamson, Matt Jones, among others. But, this article is the opposite of the aforementioned; who are some of the key players who managed to succeed—or even get playing time—in professional sports despite the fact that they may be seen as below their league’s athletic standard? There will be five athletes—football players and basketball players—who managed to overcome any perceived physical shortcomings and compete admirably in their respective leagues.

  • 5 Reasons Why The Spurs Will Still Lose The NBA Finals

    Shhhh, can you hear that? It’s the sound of the LeBron haters slow-crawling out of their crooks and crevices following the Miami Heat’s 113-77 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. These are the same guys who believe that Tim Tebow can be a capable starting quarterback, and that the NBA fixes games to appease bigger markets.

  • How NBA Teams Stack Up in Social Media (infographic)

    The NBA Finals are in full-swing right now, with only the Spurs and Heat left to battle for this year’s championship. But more importantly to internet-types like me, how do these teams compare in their social media marketing? A sports team is a dream client for any social media manager, as they already have fans built-in! We’ve compiled an infographic in a play-off tree style layout to show which NBA teams have the most followers across each of the major social networks. As you’ll see, the Los Angelas Lakers dominate on almost every social network.

  • NBA Finals Ad Preserves Winning Shots ‘Forever’

    The NBA Finals 2013 campaign, “FOREVER is BIG,” celebrates contemporary NBA living legends. Players who are still playing the game, but because of last minute heroics in the Finals, their shadow lives on in pop-culture forever. The two spots feature Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki making an incredible signature fade away jump shot in Game 6 of the 2011 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat and by Lakers megastar Kobe Bryant with an incredible slam dunk in the 2002 Finals against the Nets. Both players are suspended in air while that moment resonates around the world in lifestyle from figurines, t-shirts and even wedding cakes. The shot arrives back at the superstar, suspended, alone in the moment. Forever.

  • 10 Athletes I’d Love to See Chase After a (Speeding) Justin Beiber

    Justin Beiber is under investigation after allegedly speeding through a gated community in LA in his white ferrari. The cops aren’t the only ones interested in Beiber’s activities, former football player Keyshawn Johnson followed Beiber to his house to confront him on his reckless driving, but Beiber danced his way into his house without talking to Johnson. Keyshawn was a prolific receiver, but he wasn’t fast back in his prime so there’s no way he could chase after the Beibs these days. But I can think of at least 10 athletes today that can stop the Beibs today and make everyone regret being a Belieber.

  • LeBron James: The King of the Flop [RSVLTS Original Supercut Compilation]

    No player in the NBA is more gratuitous when it comes to flopping than the Miami Heat’s LeBron James. Two LeBron James quotes to keep in mind: “I don’t need to flop,” LeBron said back during the Bulls series. “I play an aggressive game. I don’t flop. I’ve never been one of those guys.” “It’s year one, so you’re not just going to go cold turkey,” James said. “Guys have been accustomed to doing it for years, and it’s not even a bad thing. You’re just trying to get the advantage. Any way you can get the advantage over an opponent to help your team win, then so be it.” TIP: NAVIGATE GALLERY USING < LEFT AND RIGHT > ARROW KEYS

  • The Internet Really Wants LeBron James To Be An NFL Quarterback

    LeBron James has a lot of untapped football potential. While at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio he was the starting varsity quarterback as a 14 year-old freshman year and an all-state wide receiver his sophomore and junior year. So what would have happened if LeBron didn’t quit football his senior year to focus on basketball? This has become an obsession on the internet ever since former NFL star Joe Theismann said the 6-foot-8, 250-pound elite athlete could be a star quarterback. “I would love to work him out and also serve as his agent,” Theismann told FOX Sports Florida last Saturday. “I’ll go wherever he wants this summer. He could play another four years in the NBA before seriously trying the NFL. … There are not a lot of 38- or 39-year-old basketball players, but there are 38- and 39-year-old quarterbacks, so there’s always time for him.” Most would think that LeBron and his ability to jump and get free in tight spaces with defenders all around him would be an amazing NFL receiver but according to ESPN’s Sports Science, Theismann could be on to something. TIP: NAVIGATE GALLERY USING < LEFT AND RIGHT > ARROW KEYS

  • 7 Things You Need To Know About The NBA’s One-And-Done Rule

    This week, Andrew Wiggins, the top-recruited high schooler in the country decides to play for Kansas in the fall. Pundits are arguing that Wiggins is the best prospect coming out of high school since Lebron James. Now the clamor rises that if Wiggins were eligible for this year’s draft, he would go first over Nerlens Noel. This has some crying for repeal and others saying that one year in college isn’t enough. This is what you need to know about the One-And-Done Rule. 1. The Rule Isn’t About Being One-And-Done The rule is a minimum age requirement. Players eligible the NBA draft must be at least 19 years old and a year removed from their high school graduation. The spirit of the rule isn’t to ensure one year of college basketball. In fact, the NBA doesn’t restrict going pro out of high school. In fact, they don’t even restrict picking up an NBA paycheck. The options afforded to high school graduates include: playing overseas, playing for the NBA Development League, and of course going to college. Bucks star Brandon Jennings took the European route to the NBA, playing for Lottomatica Roma in the interim year before declaring for the draft in more »

  • 46 Rare and Iconic Photos of LeBron James in High School

    LeBron James has risen to become the indisputable best basketball player in the world. Standing at 6’8″, 250+ lbs, LeBron can do it all. He can effectively play every position on the court, both offensively and defensively. He elevates the play of his teammates and the efficiency of his individual scoring is changing the way we look at scorers in the NBA. Today, we take a look at LeBron’s high school career and remember his humble origins. Oh wait, they weren’t so humble were they? It’s easy to remember LeBron’s origins because his was the most publicized and touted high school career in history. LeBron made his first Sports Illustrated cover in 2002 at the tender age of 17. The title of the cover piece? The Chosen One. LeBron was going to be the second coming of Michael Jordan, the next transcendent super-star to take the NBA to the promised land. To cap off his high school career, LeBron led St. Vincent-St. Mary’s to Ohio state championships in three out of four years, while drawing national media attention the whole way. From early on in his career, LeBron’s spectacular play forced St. Vincent-St. Mary’s to move out of their home gymnasium and more »

  • The 2013 NBA Playoff All-Injury Team

    The Miami Heat are coasting through the 2013 Playoffs and it’s not just a testament to how good they are. They’ve also been very lucky, with the best players from opposing teams having gotten hurt left and right. And considering that we’re at the tail end of the NBA awards season where players, coaches, and general managers have been awarded trophies for their achievement, it’s only fitting that we —in true awards season fashion— celebrate those who are not currently with us on the court. Here are five players who have succumbed to the injury bug, hereby dubbed the 2013 All-Injury team. PG – Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls Injury: ACL Tear The way in which Derrick Rose sustained his injury last year was crushing. Who can forget Rose nursing his injury on the court in the fetal position? Much has been made of the way Chicago has handled Rose’s return since he was cleared to play months ago, but would the Bulls have fared better this year against the Miami Heat in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs? It seems like a viable idea on paper. but you have to remember that chemistry plays a greater role in basketball than the average more »

  • 5 Reasons Why Lebron James Is A True To Life X-Man

    The world of professional sports is like living in a comic book where everything is faster, higher, stronger, harder and infinitely more intense; star athletes are like mutant, superhuman X-Men characters.  For everyone that labors under the false notion that they were an ounce of training short of taking their talents to the show, read up and get an education in reality.  Who better illustrates this point than King James himself.

  • Kobe Bryant Tweets a Grotesque Picture of His Surgery, Crosses Social Media Boundaries

    In case you’ve been living under a rock the past couple months, Kobe Bryant has taken up social media in an unprecedented way. After rupturing his achilles tendon, Kobe has embraced the 21st century and has quickly ascended my Power Rankings of Favorite Tweeters and Instagrammers. Congrats Mamba, you’re my number one! Recently, he’s been giving updates on his rehab as he tries to prove his haters wrong and comeback from his most devastating injury of his career. But Kobe crossed a line this past week. A social media line, that is usually reserved for the creepy people on the internet not named Kobe. He Instagrammed a picture of his achilles surgery and it was the most disgusting picture I’ve seen since Kevin Ware’s broken leg made its way on the interwebs.

  • Why Dwight Howard Has Played His Last Game With The Lakers

    The postseason is over for one of the most disappointing Los Angeles Laker teams in history. At the center of it is Dwight Howard. Los Angeles was the focal point for what was probably the only interesting storyline at the end of the regular season, but the all the air left the tires once the post-season started. The Lakers made us all believe in a dream, then they splashed the water on our faces and woke us up. The biggest question of the Lakers off-season is the same one as last year. Will Dwight Howard wear the purple and gold next year?

  • Watch HBO’s “A Courtship of Rivals” Magic Johnson and Larry Bird Documentary

    For years, the passion they shared for winning made Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Larry Bird the most bitter of rivals. It also made theirs the most compelling rivalry in sports, driving the NBA to new heights of popularity in the 1980s. This HBO documentary “A Courtship of Rivals” tells the riveting story of two superstars who couldn’t have been more different until they forged an unlikely friendship from the superheated rivalry that had always kept them apart.

  • Why LeBron James is the Most Underpaid Athlete in Sports (infographic)

    What if I told you LeBron was underpaid by an amount 90% of NBA players don’t make in a year. Even though LeBron is the best player in the NBA right now, he’s still one of the most underpaid athletes in the country. Given all the money the Cavs made during his time with them compared to the money the Heat made upon his arrival, LeBron makes for one lucrative money maker. This infographic proves the intangibles LeBron brings to the table. The difference in all aspects since his departure from Cleveland, over to his grand entrance to Miami.   

  • 20 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was 30 By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    When Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was thirty, he was living the American dream. Leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blinding as Bill Walton’s finger in the eye when battling for a rebound. He made mistakes. Plenty of them. In fact, sometimes he wishes he could climb into a time machine and go back to shake some sense into that thirty-year-old version of himself. This is the he would give him, if it was possible.

  • The 50 Most Popular Sports Teams In America (According To The Internet)

    The popularity of our favorite sports teams can be adjudicated using a hundred different methods, from merchandise and tickets sold, to global team familiarity. We’ve decided to take the web approach and scoured internet for the top four means of collecting information about North American sports teams, aside from visiting an official team URL. Using Facebook Fans, Twitter Followers, Google search results and number of Wiki-searches, we’ve created an algorithm to find out The 50 Most Popular Sports Teams in North America on the Web.

  • Play “H-O-R-S-E” Online Against Your Friends During The NCAA National Championship Game

    The legendary basketball game “H-O-R-S-E” has recieved a digital upgrade for the 21st century and you can play along with all your friends. The rules are simple: Visit http://www.uversehorse.com/ during the Michigan vs Louisville 2013 National Championship Game on Monday, April 8th starting at 9:23 pm. Pick a team and play against friends and guess where their team is going to shoot (and score from). Your team then has one minute to shoot from that location. If the shot is made then the opposing team has to shoot from the same spot or they will be assigned a letter (H, etc) If the shot isn’t taken or is missed, you lose a turn and the opposing player will get a chance to select a spot on the court. Gameplay continues back and forth in real-time throughout the televised game. As each player fails to duplicate the shot made by the other player they earn a letter in the word HORSE. First person to spell HORSE loses. Hat tip: Heavy.com

  • The Final Four Breakdown (Infographic)

    Each of the Final Four teams has had a tough road before them and each desrves to be there. A team like Michican have talent like Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway and Glen Robinson, but Syracuse is playing with serious momentum. Wichita State is the heavy underdog of the four teams, but don’t sleep on their outside perimeter game. Take a look at the opponents each team played to get where they are.

  • Is The NBA Rigged? Basketball Fan Makes A Compelling Argument

    It is in the NBA’s best interest that Kobe Bryant, the 10th Most Searched Athlete on Wikipedia of 2012, and his Los Angeles Lakers make the playoffs. It is the difference in millions of dollars for the league and if this video created by a conspiratorial fan is even remotely accurate it seems like the league could be influencing the game. The keyword is could. This is highly unlikely and it would be nearly impossible to orchestrate but nothing is impossible. Watch the video while you can because the NBA will likely ask for it to be removed and you be the judge.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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