Middle School Basketball Team Loses In Heartbreaking Fashion

These eighth-graders learned a very important lesson yesterday: life isn't remotely fair. If you lose a game because of missing a game-winning shot, okay, but losing because the ball gets stuck on the rim, triggering a jump ball with 0.0 seconds left? That's just cruel. The kid lying on the floor knows what's up. » 2/17/15 11:03pm 2/17/15 11:03pm

Soccer Player Kicks Ball Directly Into His Own Face, Wins Foul

AC Milan played Empoli to a draw in Serie A today, during which a very hilarious thing transpired that I will now relay to you. Empoli defender Mario Rui was under a little pressure, and tried to escape by popping a bouncing ball over his head. If it worked, I assure you it would've been super cool. » 2/15/15 6:38pm 2/15/15 6:38pm

So, The Wizards Aren't Handling This Slump All That Well

Shit's rough for the Wizards these days, man. After a few months of hanging steady near the top of the East and raking in national praise for their fun young backcourt duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal, they've dumped five in a row, seven of nine, and have been overtaken by the refurbished and newly wakeful Cavs. … » 2/06/15 3:49pm 2/06/15 3:49pm

Heat Shoot Themselves In Foot With Dumbest Possible Play, Lose By One

Down one with 40 seconds left, the Heat should've had two possessions to win the ballgame. Instead, Norris Cole accidentally inbounded the ball when he was really just trying to throw it to Hassan Whiteside so that he could inbound it. Cole ended up getting the ball exactly where he wanted, but for some reason didn't… » 2/04/15 10:55pm 2/04/15 10:55pm

High School Coach Misses Alley-Oop, Breaks Backboard At Pep Rally 

There was a pep rally at River Ridge High School in Woodstock (Ga.), and it was certainly more exciting than any pep rally I ever attended. A boys basketball team assistant coach tried to pump the crowd up with a sweet (on an eight-foot hoop) alley-oop dunk and, well, I'll just let you watch. » 2/04/15 10:01pm 2/04/15 10:01pm

The Denver Nuggets Are A Burning Clown Car Plunging Into A Gorge

The Denver Nuggets have lost 10 of their last 11 games; last night, they trailed the putrid 76ers by as many as 28 points before cobbling together enough dignity to make the final score look competitive. They're 19-30 at the moment, 11th in the stacked West, and 8.5 games out of the final playoff spot, and that might… » 2/04/15 12:08pm 2/04/15 12:08pm

What In The World Was DeMarcus Cousins Thinking On This Inbounds?

Did he think he was on offense? Did he think the Warriors were shooting on the other basket? Did he think the ball was being inbounded from behind him? Did he think he was guarding somebody who hadn't yet walked onto the court? Sometimes players make the wrong decision on defense, or react too slowly, or forget… » 2/04/15 12:52am 2/04/15 12:52am

Last Night's Clippers-Nets Game Set A Record For Free Throw Futility

If you were fortunate enough to be in attendance at Barclays Center for last evening's Clippers-Nets matchup, you witnessed history. The two teams combined to miss 27 of their 43 free throws, which set an all-time NBA record for failure at the charity stripe. We're pulling a deep cut for this one, with help from … » 2/03/15 10:30am 2/03/15 10:30am

Boris Diaw Buzzer-Beater Attempt Beans Gregg Popovich

It's probably a bad idea to hit your coach in the head with a basketball, but somehow that happened tonight as Boris Diaw's poor attempt at a first-half buzzer-beater instead hit coach Gregg Popovich in the head as Pop headed toward the locker room, no doubt disgusted by the Spurs' poor play. Pop didn't seem to even… » 1/31/15 10:33pm 1/31/15 10:33pm

Atlético-Barcelona Game Goes Insane When Player Throws Shoe At Ref

Non-stop action from kickoff, an opening-minute goal from the all-of-the-sudden rejuvenated Fernando Torres, a dubious penalty call, two more incidents that could've easily led to pens, and five total goals made for a bonkers first half in today's Atlético Madrid-Barcelona Copa del Rey match. Then Gabi got himself… » 1/28/15 5:05pm 1/28/15 5:05pm

OKC Broadcasters Shill For Lotto, Your Family Not Dying From Tornadoes

This is just the worst deal, man. Worst of all the deals. Oklahoma City's broadcast team took a moment during the third quarter of tonight's Thunder-Timberwolves game to shill for a scam in which—for a limited time!—Oklahomans who purchase a Mega Millions lottery ticket will be rewarded with ... a chance to maybe… » 1/26/15 10:11pm 1/26/15 10:11pm

Basketball Is Dead. The Knicks And Sixers Murdered It.

All the precious, fragile, bitterly-won gains of humankind's wretched, fitful, brave, millennia-long upward struggle went up in white-hot magnesium flames last night in Philadelphia and burned away to powder. All for nothing. All fantasies, every damn one. The Knicks and Sixers have shown us ourselves, and we are… » 1/22/15 11:26am 1/22/15 11:26am