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.
Following their loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder flew from Minneapolis to Chicago for the second leg of a back-to-back. En route, their team plane seems to have wiped out a very tiny UFO:
“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.
In continued testimony Tuesday, Knicks guard Derrick Rose described the sexual encounter at the center of his civil rape trial as completely consensual. He also explained why he took his used condom with him afterward—he said he was taught to do that at the NBA’s rookie transition program.
Hot off one of the worst seasons in NBA history, the Philadelphia 76ers invests in a different sport entirely. The team has purchased controlling stakes in Team Dignitas and Apex, merging them into a single esports team managed and maintained by the professional sports organization.
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.
Every team wants the perfect draft pick. It's a deceptively simple-sounding goal that haunts every executive in sports, because they are being asked to do the nearly impossible—predict what human beings will do. Sure, every few years a player like Andrew Luck or Bryce Harper comes along who simply can't fail (even…
There have never been more options for those convinced that the medical establishment is hiding secrets from them. Look at the Google ads running down the sidebar of just about any website you visit, and you're almost certain to see ads about "natural" cures—gluten-free diets and alkaline water, superfoods and…