The ragged, depleted Clippers are locked in an entertaining Game 5 rubber match with the Blazers down in Los Angeles, and no matter how many fans did or did not show up, someone’s gonna leave with a crucial 3-2 series lead. In the third quarter, Mason Plumlee got cute trying to figure out help coverages or something…
A few Angels players went to the Golden State Warriors’ practice today, and the world learned that Mike Trout can do more than just mash taters (he’s still really, really good at that, by the way). Trout can also ball a little bit.
Josh Richardson is a fun rookie who plays about 20 minutes a game for the Heat and has a habit of jamming the bejesus out of the ball. If you’re not up on him, well now you are.
The Kings are playing at home tonight, which means they are not resting DeMarcus Cousins and desperately trying to lose their way into keeping their pick this year. This is good news for you and me, and bad news for Al-Farouq Aminu and Mason Plumlee, who got dunked on thoroughly by Young Boogie here.
Notre Dame-UNC is showing Philadelphia what real basketball looks like, and V.J. Beachem brought the thunder (while inducing a case of the vapors in teammate Zach Auguste).
Gregg Popovich rested his starters last night in Oklahoma City, or rather, he unleashed Boban Marjanovic on the Thunder. He didn’t exactly play very well (somehow he only grabbed six rebounds?), but he did manage to pull off the most glacial dunk of the 2016 season, over 60 percent of OKC’s starting lineup.
Dunking: not as easy as the TV dunkers make it look.
Pray for this poor Baylor player who gave his life for the Bears, only to see it cruelly taken away by the devastating athletic ability of the Jayhawks’ Wayne Selden Jr.
Nobody likes getting dunked on, but sometimes a posterization is so good that even the poor sap on the receiving end can’t help but smile.
Serge Ibaka is one of the best defenders in the NBA. Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the springiest combo forward types in the NBA. Today, they went at each other and only one survived.
Longhorns guard Eric Davis Jr. tried to stay with the Kansas Jayhawks in transition, even though Texas was losing by 29 in Monday’s game. That effort lined him up perfectly to be on the receiving end of a Jamari Traylor dunk.
Melvin Lee of Wisconsin’s Riverside University High School threw down one of the best dunks I’ve ever seen someone under six feet throw down the other day. Lee was going up into the trees from only a few steps in front of the free throw line, but he jammed it home with authority.
Reddit user ThisIsMyFavoriteSub took on the herculean task of splicing together every dunk that’s ever been given a perfect score in the annual dunk contest. There’s some great dunks in here, and you should enjoy them.
This year’s dunk contest was one of the best in recent memory (Aaron Gordon got hosed), but the best dunk of the weekend was one that happened during a timeout at last night’s All-Star game.
Shaq Goodwin’s technical foul late in the first half led to three Tulane points after the Memphis forward drew referees’ ire by hanging on the rim by his elbow, 2000 Vince Carter-style. Those three points helped the Green Wave force overtime, and eventually beat the 14-11 Tigers 94-87. (Even more upset than the…
John Jordan, who’s only an inch taller than Isaiah Thomas, is currently playing for the Toronto Raptors D-League affiliate. The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi alumnus took part in the D-League’s dunk contest this afternoon and brought the house down with two of the best dunks I’ve seen someone under 6'0" pull off. Look how…
Some no-fun-haver called in a noise complaint against these kids in Gainesville, Fl. for having the audacity—the nerve—to play basketball loudly in what appears to be the damn woods, or somewhere close to the woods anyway.