Nike's Concept Jet for Pro Athletes Is a Luxury Lounge at 40,000 Feet

Pro athletes lead a very luxurious life, with trainers ensuring they're always in top physical shape. But they still travel in cramped airplanes that weren't designed for seven-footers. Teague design firm and Nike have come up with a solution: a super-luxurious concept jet that caters to a team's every need. » 9/09/14 11:45am 9/09/14 11:45am

Steve Ballmer Carried On Like A Maniac At The Clippers' Fan Festival

Steve Ballmer, who just bought the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion and is also that guy who screamed "DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS!" at a conference one time, greeted Clippers fans at a fan festival today. He spent a good portion of his speech screaming like a crazy person, obviously. » 8/18/14 6:41pm 8/18/14 6:41pm

NBA League Pass Broadband 2013-14: Still Shitty, You Should Not Buy It

Last year we gave you a heads-up about the poor quality of NBA League Pass Broadband, the NBA's shady auto-renew system for its online video offering, and the league's non-existent customer service. Has the league finally gotten its act together for this season's edition? After several weeks of attempting to use the… » 11/15/13 3:58pm 11/15/13 3:58pm

Nike Lebron 11: Shoes That Look Like Space Rock Diamonds

Here are the jewels that'll adorn the feet of the world's greatest basketball player LeBron James for the upcoming basketball season. They look like they're brilliantly cut like a diamond. They look like something Iron Man might wear in his future. They also look like something an outer space alien version of The… » 8/28/13 8:42pm 8/28/13 8:42pm

How Far Do You Run Playing Different Sports?

While watching sports, have you ever stopped (midway through a bowl of Cheetos) to wonder, "How far are those guys actually running?" It's a common question, one that's historically been subject mostly to guesswork, Thanks to some recent technological developments, though, we can now actually apply some data to it. » 4/03/13 2:20pm 4/03/13 2:20pm

The "10 Hidden Positions" in Basketball, in Beautiful Visualizations

Basketball is a complicated sport. It's got fewer traditional positions than any other team sport, but no less specialization, and far more fluid movement than many others. Two "point guards" can play drastically differently and still play the same basic position. Muthu Alagappan's research makes some sense of that. » 3/19/13 1:20pm 3/19/13 1:20pm

Inside the Camera Technology That's Changing How Basketball Is Played

That video up top is a play from a New York Knicks game agains the Toronto Raptors. It was captured and created using a video system called SportVU, which is licensed by 15 NBA teams from Stats LLC. Basically, they track where every player is for every second of every game. And for the first time, one of those teams … » 3/19/13 12:50pm 3/19/13 12:50pm

All the Major Sport Competitions Since 1903 Condensed In Beautiful…

If you like sports and awesome data visualization, you will love these posters, which can be printed to order in beautiful paper. You can choose the final playoffs of every major sport event since 1903—427 brackets from the American MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLS to the European Champions League, the UEFA Euro and FIFA's… » 7/20/12 1:00am 7/20/12 1:00am

Six Tools to Simulate a 2011-2012 NBA Season of Your Own

So today represented a pretty important typically uneventful and depressing day for the ongoing NBA labor negotiations. Commissioner Stern and the players' union are going to meet again at noon tomorrow, but talks haven't been very productive, and I need some goddamn NBA basketball. Here are some proactive ways… » 11/10/11 5:40pm 11/10/11 5:40pm

How Those Awesome Time Traveling NBA Commercials Are Made

If you've watched any basketball games this past season, you might have noticed some really great commercials that showed current NBA stars in their earlier life (in high school, college, etc) interacting with people from "the future" (or 2011). It's amazing when you see 2005 version of Kevin Durant "react" to the… » 3/26/11 7:00pm 3/26/11 7:00pm

Apple TV Can Be the Cable-less Future Sports Fans Have Dreamed Of

For a die hard sports fan, it's a sad, tough life without cable. You need it to watch all the games you can! Hell, it's really the only reason why I still fork over a $100 every month to money-garbing Time Warner these days. But with Apple TV now being able to stream MLB.tv and NBA League Pass? I'm cutting my cable… » 3/10/11 1:00pm 3/10/11 1:00pm