It seems not even basketball court jester is a job that’s safe from from the rise of the machines. Students from Georgia Tech built a giant Rube Goldberg contraption that’s capable of reproducing many of the Harlem Globetrotter’s most crowd-pleasing tricks; from spinning a ball on a finger, to simply sinking baskets.
Have you seen this GIF of a humanoid robot in a lab? It shows an inventor gently tossing a basketball at his robot. The inventor excitedly turns to the camera only to have the robot throw the ball back and hit him in the face. The GIF has gone viral recently, but it’s totally fake.
“The Tricky” is a pro streetballer in Serbia who either has total control over inanimate objects or the ability to bend gravity, because he can make a basketball spin on pretty much anything that can loosely resemble a finger. That means the corner of books, the tips of pens, the bottom of Coca Cola bottles,…
Leave it to the Harlem Globetrotters to come up with new ways to nail trick shots. Though it’s not the tallest basketball shot ever made (that award goes to this 593-foot shot off a dam), the Harlem Globetrotters version might be even more unique because there’s this weird, almost reverse arc to the shot. Instead of…
If you thought those cross-court, buzzer-beating basketball shots you’ll find all over YouTube were impressive, you’ll be blown away by the How Ridiculous team’s latest stunt. They set an official Guinness World Record with this 593-foot free throw made from the top of the Mauvoisin Dam in Switzerland.
Growing up, I did nerdy things. I played the violin, I was in a couple of honor societies, and I almost got a D in gym class one quarter because it was early in the morning and I often showed up 20 minutes late, or not at all.
The Dunking Devils, last seen pulling off incredible trick shots while swinging from a bridge, are back with an even wilder collection of dunks and stunts that all take place on board a moving train.
States are still scrambling to figure out how to regulate fantasy sports websites like DraftKings and FanDuel. And while much of the attention has been focused on whether fantasy sports should be classified as gambling and whether these websites are being upfront about the risks, some consumers are more worried about…
Forget using a trampoline to up your dunking game like some half-time NBA mascot. Go find yourself a bridge over a lazy river like the Dunking Devils did, attach a swing and a hoop, and you’ll be pulling off dunks like the NBA All-Star game has never seen before.
Yesterday, The New York Times published a hilarious or apocalyptic (depending on how much you like basketball) account of NBA players’ attachment to their smartphones before and after a game—and sometimes during.
Kaboom! It’s no surprise that a basketball would explode if you pumped it with a ridiculous amount of air but it’s really cool to see it unravel in super slow motion. The ball basically disintegrates and you can see the limp leftovers tear apart from each other as the orange sphere separates from having too much air…
Finding a playground basketball hoop with the net still intact is rarer than spotting Bigfoot. But because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as the swish of a net after a perfect shot, someone has created a temporary one that can be easily installed on any regulation rim.
Since it’s already dirty, there’s really no reason not to just throw all your laundry on the floor, right? But if you’ve got a partner or roommate who says otherwise, Wham-O’s got a pretty sweet laundry bag with a basketball hoop attached so putting away dirty laundry is just like making free-throws.
If there is such thing as a Michael Jordan of crazy basketball trick shots, David Kalb would be it. In fact, he'd give Jordan himself a run for his money with his tricks. This time, he went to a warehouse and performed impossible shots with the basketball hoop strapped to a moving forklift.
Backyard Sports started as a series of video games where players could challenge kid-versions of pro athletes in less-than-professional venues. It disappeared for a while, but the brand has recently been reborn as a series of mobile games that now work alongside real-life sports equipment to reward players for the…
The new owners of the Milwaukee Bucks have deep pockets and big ambitions — a combination that's led them to one-up the Moneyball teambuilding strategy and hire "a facial coding expert who reads the faces of college prospects and NBA players to determine if they have the right emotional attributes to help the Bucks."
Basketball is famously an all-American sport (invented by a Canadian). But thanks to an odd twist of fate and the YMCA, the world's oldest surviving basketball court is actually in France. Tucked away in a neighborhood of Paris, the handsome facility has parquet floors and iron pillars running down the middle of it.…
What's the best way to promote the accuracy, adaptability, and reliability of your robotic arm to potential clients? Even if it's only ever destined to work on a factory floor, showing how it can wipe the floor with professional basketball players when it comes to nailing free throws is a pretty effective PR stunt.
If you're obsessed with college hoops, these miniature basketball court rugs from Milliken are the perfect final touch for decorating that one room in your home that's jam-packed with NCAA memorabilia—and you'll never need to mop up a single drop of sweat.