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Video: Taj Gibson Posterizes Kris Humphries

26 Apr

The first round of the playoffs have delivered some excellent highlights, but last night Taj Gibson of the Chicago Bulls did one of the best dunks of the playoffs so far. Gibson did Kris Humphries (yup, that one) dirty and slammed in an awesome dunk to help give his team two points and effectively break his opponent’s spirit by posterizing him. See the dunk above.

 

Video: Top 10 Dunks of the 2012-2013 NBA Season

19 Apr

Now that the season is over and we’re just waiting on these playoffs to really kick in, the NBA put together this compilation video of the best dunks of the 2012-2013 season. Dunks from Kobe, Blake Griffin and of course, DeAndre Jordan’s monster slam. Check out the video above.

Video: Stephen Curry’s Journey to the 3-point Single Season Record

18 Apr

As you may know by now Golden State Warriors ace, Stephen Curry, has broken the record for 3-point shots made in a season. Curry made his 270th 3-pointer in the second quarter of his Warriors’ match against the Portland Trail Blazers, beating out Ray Allen’s record of 269 set in the 2005-06 season.

The highlight video shown above was put together by the NBA and it shows some of the excellent shots that helped Curry beat the record.

Kobe Bryant and Michael Wilbon Talk on ‘NBA Countdown’ (Unedited)

12 Mar

In the latest edition of NBA Countdown, Kobe Bryant sits down with Michael Wilbon and opens up about facing off with LeBron James, the tough season his Lakers have had this year, and his plans for his life after retirement.

via Grantland Channel

Happy 50th Birthday, Michael Jordan

17 Feb

(Photo: Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

As anybody who even remotely follows sports would know by now, today is Michael Jordan’s 50th birthday. The living legend’s playing days are long gone now but his effect on the game of basketball is everlasting and his greatness is undeniable.

While I can go on about how the greatest athlete ever, who just so happened to play for my hometown team, affected my life at my most impressionable ages and influenced me in more ways than one, I’d rather help us revel in His Airness‘ greatness.

See Michael Jordan’s greatest moments, as compiled by the NBA, after the jump.

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Recap: NBA All-Star Skills Contests

17 Feb

The NBA’s 2013 All-Star festivities continues last night with the Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and the Slam Dunk Contest. This year may have lacked the star presence seen in other years, but luckily there still several “highlight” moments that occurred throughout the night.

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Air Jordan XX8 Frames

16 Feb

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Along with the Air Jordan XX8 shoe launch, Jordan Brand has teamed up with 9FIVE to create limited edition sunglasses finished in the shoe’s introductory black and electric green colorway. The black frame is handmade and comes with a choice of black chrome or gloss metallic temples, with electric green temple tips providing a bright pop of color. 9FIVE & Jordan Brand shoe box-style packaging is the cherry on top. Only 1,000 pairs of sunglasses were produced and released today.  Get your glasses at select 9FIVE retailers or online.  Click for more images of the frames.

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Air Jordan XX8: “DARE TO FLY” Commercial

16 Feb

“Does the game make you? Or do you make the game?”

Michael Jordan’s 50th Birthday/50th Sports Illustrated Cover

16 Feb

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In celebration of Michael Jordan’s 50th birthday, Sports Illustrated has given him the February 18th cover. Not only is this Jordan’s 50th birthday, but this is also MJ’s 50th cover. Details on the issue after the jump.

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Common Visits ESPN’s First Take

15 Feb

Common stopped by to visit ESPN’s First Take to talk about being crossed up by JB, this years celebrity game, Lebron and MJ comparisons and much more. Check out the interview up above and be sure to check out the celebrity game tonight.