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  • 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?!”

  • 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.

  • The 12 Funniest Athlete Commercials of 2013

    Everybody knows commercials; the annoying interludes that gratingly occupy the period of time in between your scheduled programming. Often, commercials are muted or used as optimal times to perform a task that involves being removed from the television. However, there are always exceptions to those rules; counting down the best ten commercials of 2013 is RSVLTS with another addition to our End of the Year event—the Top 10 Athlete Commercials of 2013.

  • 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 »

  • 5 Professional Athletes And Their Superhero Counterparts

    In contemporary society’s world of mass-spectator sporting events, the athlete can be considered as something of a real life superhero—a famous, high profile figure who children seek to emulate and who always deliver when they are most desperately needed. Moreover, some athletes have freakish abilities that teeter on the verge of being superpowers. This list will look at five athletes—mainly footballers—whose appearance, athletic ability, or personas reflect that of characters in the American comic mythos. Unfortunately the list will only be solely an evaluation of superheroes—a criterion that excludes Calvin Johnson, who has adopted the moniker of Megatron, the Transformers supervillain.

  • Stop the Presses. LeBron James Finally Shaved His Head.

    LeBron James has finally decided to do the inevitable and shave his head. We all knew it was coming. Maybe the Guide To Baldness in the latest issue of GQ gave him the confidence to bust out the razor. He debuted the new look while in the Philippines for Nike’s “Witness History Tour,” promoting the sport of basketball in Southeast Asia, and he can definitely pull off the look. Some before shots…

  • Top 10 Matchups of Athletes Returning to a Former Team

    Ask any professional athlete; there is always some level of animosity when facing a former team. A sportsman’s competitive nature always forces them to compete, but situations where players face teams for which they previously played are especially amplified with intensity. The following matchups are examples of highly publicized first matchups between a notable player and his former team. Mostly, players on this list managed to perform to a reasonably high level of performance. However, some managed to make it on the list due to the sheer highly publicized nature of the bitter reunion. Hence, not all players on this list managed to perform highly in their first matchup against their former team. Furthermore, there is one instance where the player’s new team was trumped by their former team. However, all of the following reunion matchups were highly publicized at the time of their happening. The list is as follows: 10. Jeremy Lin Returns to New York There was a time when Jeremy Lin dominated sports headlines—the birth of the national sensation known as “Linsanity”. During his hot streak with the New York Knicks, Lin was reputed as a breakout superstar that was performing feats of seemingly divine magnitude. ESPN more »

  • LeBron James or Michael Jordan? Which Basketball Player Is the Greatest?

    The division between generations in America’s most popular court sport is becoming progressively more apparent; Michael Jordan last played in the NBA ten years ago, and a new generation of athletes now dominate the NBA’s landscape. While there are a few players like Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan who still carry the torch from yester era, it is clear that LeBron James now dominates the game. This is something that is undeniable, regardless of whether you view James as a heroic icon or an anathema. But, the purpose of this article is not to antagonize the already massive legions of LeBron haters and LeBron admirers. Instead, this article is meant to discuss one question: who is the better basketball player, LeBron or Jordan? There will be two aspects discussed: championships and athletic ability. Both of which will be assessed equally. Ultimately, the better player will be crowned. Hence, it will finally put an end to an elongated debate between the legions of basketball fans. First of all, the subject of championships needs to be assessed. Jordan won his first title with the Chicago Bulls in 1991—he was 28 years old during the first of many Windy City triumphs. In contrast, more »

  • 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 »

  • 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.

  • Top 10 Most Disliked Contemporary Athletes

    Hate is always a strong word, and it is somewhat puzzling that people would hate a person who they have never met. But, with sports media reaching such heights as those in modern times, the layman will always look for an athlete to loathe. However, some athletes have done nothing to truly deserve any of the negative attention that they get. It may be something they said in a press conference, the general disliking of their team, or any other trifle reason that attracts mass disgust. While the latterly reason for hatred isn’t as valid is the formerly mentioned, it is a simple fact of mass televised sports. Some receptors of negative emotion are well deserved, as they have sought to capitalize on their fame in order to break the rules of sport, or to commit harmful crimes. That being said, all the athletes chronicled on this list seem to be generally disliked. While some of the athletes may be personally disliked, it is not necessarily true for all them. The purpose of this article is to examine public opinion over personal opinion.

  • 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. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8rGCH_HRdQ] 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

  • 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 »

  • 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.   

  • The 100 Most Powerful Athletes in 2013 Are…

    Bloomberg Sports has released their list of the 100 most powerful athletes playing in the United States. Bloomberg uses both “on-field” ( stats, like batting average, goals, points, touchdowns, etc) and “off-field” (endorsement deals and social media presence) attributes to determine the list and only athletes who were active in the 2011-2012 season were considered. We’ve narrowed down the list to the top 10 but if you want to see all 100 check them out on Bloomberg Sports.

  • Photo of the Day: LeBron James Dunking As Five Knicks Players Stand In Awe

    The Miami Heat went into MSG and showed the New York Knicks who’s boss yesterday. At one point, the Knicks were up 16-points but then LeBron and the Heat turned on the jets and won 99-93. LeBron is having a historic season and he was stellar once again — with 29 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists — leading Miami to its 14th-straight win. He is getting a lot of props for his ongoing pregame dunks but it was this alley-oop in the first half, captured by Getty photographer Nick Laham, that had everyone talking. LeBron is seen flying through the air as the Knicks look helplessly below. Photo via: Nick Laham/Getty

  • LeBron James Threw Down ANOTHER Insane Pre-Game Dunk

    [youtube=http://youtu.be/dHmIZcV3OOY] Get to Miami Heat games early because the pre-game is more exciting than the game itself. In case you didn’t know that LeBron could dunk or not now you do. Just another example of why the Dunk Contest doesn’t feature the best talent in the league.

  • Lebron James’s Pre-game Dunk Was Better Than The Dunk Contest

    In a perfect world, NBA stars like Lebron James would compete in the dunk contest each year. You can say what you want about him, but the guy’s athleticism is unreal. And let’s face it, the dunk contest is a snooze fest. You may get one or two dunks each year that causes you to double-take. But for the most part, you really aren’t interested because there are no big-name players competing. Which dunk won last year’s contest? Bet you can’t answer that but you CAN remember where you were when you saw Vince Carter put his entire elbow inside the rim. If Lebron wanted to, he could destroy the dunk competition and have fans and media talk about those dunks for years to come – like we did/still do with guys like MJ and Vince Carter. During his pre-game warmup the other night, Lebron showed off his athleticism by casually throwing down a dunk that was better than anything we saw in the dunk contest this year. Just do us all a favor and compete, would ya!?

  • Somehow, The Miami Heat Are a Profit Losing Organization

    The Miami Heat have just won the NBA championship.  They have one of the most powerhouse teams ever assembled (feel free to debate this below) that have helped them sell out their second straight season. Oh yea, and they haven’t paid rent on the building. (fancy loopholes of course)  All of this and yet they still expect to have lost money this year.

  • Lebron James Finally Got His Championship [13 High Quality Photos]

    No more questions about his “clutchness.” No more questions about whether the Heat will break up the James/Wade/Bosh trio. Lebron James hushed all his critics by winning the NBA Championship last night in Miami. Sure people are already saying the shortened season will leave an asterix but you can’t take away from the fact that he finally got the monkey off his back. Here are 13 high quality photos from the NBA championship David Stern has been praying for.

  • What If The BCS Was Used In The NBA?

    The Roosevelts recently demonstrated how poorly the BCS system would have fared in selecting the Super Bowl participants over the past decade.  On Monday we discovered it did even worse with the World Series. Today, we look at how different the NBA Finals would have been under a BCS system.  We again uses ESPN’s Power Rankings as our BCS substitute, and select the highest rated team at the end of the regular season from each conference.  The highlights and full results from the past 9 years (the NBA Power Rankings only go back to 2004) are below. The actual NBA champion made the BCS NBA Finals 3 times (2009 Lakers, 2008 Celtics, 2004 Pistons). The system correctly picked 1 NBA Finals matchup (2008 Lakers vs. Celtics) The system correctly selected only 5 out of 18 actual NBA Finals participants. The Bulls are the biggest winner, increasing their Finals appearances from 0 to 3, and Suns are close behind, increasing from 0 to 2. Other notable winners include the Cavs, Pistons, and Spurs who all gain an additional appearance. The Heat are the biggest losers by far, failing to make any to make any NBA Finals under a BCS system. The Magic and Thunder more »

  • Top 10 Viral Sports Advertisements (Videos)

    Over the past few years, big brands have been featuring viral videos of professional sports figures accomplishing astounding feats during “down time” on a commercial set or just practicing their trade. While everyone knows the authenticity of these viral ads, it’s fun to imagine these athletes as the larger than life figures we once thought they were as children. Kobe Jumps Over Speeding Aston Martin- Nike Evan Longoria Saves Reporters Life- Gillette Micheal Vick Practice Field- Powerade LeBron’s Full Court Show- Powerade Hardest Hockey Shot- Samsung The Black Mamba Jumps a Pool of Snakes- Nike Van Persie Does The Ricochet Trick- Adidas Ball Girl- Gatorade Roger “William Tell” Federer- Gillette David Beckham Hits 3 Beach Bins- Pepsi

 
 
 
 
 

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