Continuing the University of Maryland Terrapins' attempt to become the East coast version of the Oregon Ducks, Under Armour and the team unveiled new basketball uniforms. This "Black Ops" edition of the men's b-ball jerseys, shorts and shoes. They'll wear these uniforms against Duke this weekend.
Under Armour's founder, Kevin Plank, went to Maryland, just like Nike's founder Phil Knight attended Oregon. So we get endless changes to football and basketball uniforms for the two schools.
But that's not always a bad thing. And, actually, in this case it's a great thing. We think it's a really cool design. The yellow, black and red look great together. Under Armour found a subtle way to integrate the yellow and black from the state flag in the piping around the arms and legs, then in the shoelaces as well. More »
Last night on TNT, the crew of Ernie, Kenny, Chris, Shaq and Charles announced the 2013 NBA All-Star Reserves. Headlining the selections were the usual names you come to expect in an All-Star Game: Russell Westbrook, Tony Parker, Chris Bosh and Tim Duncan.More »
Kobe Bryant and LeBron James led all players in voting on the way to being named 2013 NBA All-Star Game starters.More »
If the team from the Mighty Ducks movies played basketball, this is probably what their final play would look like. As time wound down in his church league game, eighth-grader Matt Demember received a pass and, with his back to the basket, blindly chucked it over his head from just past the halfcourt line. Miraculously, the shot went in, hitting nothing but net. The shot was so impressive that even Matt's opponents were psyched that it went in.
What do you think of this buzzer-beater? Tell us in the Comments below. More »
Well, it took him a lot longer than a it took Shaq, but Kobe Bryant is now on Twitter. And while he gains a few thousand followers every couple minutes, he's still got more than 6 million more followers to go to catch Shaq Diesel. More »
The rules of basketball haven't changed much since Dr. James Naismith invented the game in 1891. Luckily the Harlem Globetrotters are here to shake things up a bit. As part of this year's world tour, the Globetrotters are unveiling a "You Write The Rules" concept. Fans who come to their games can vote on which new rule should go into effect. Fans can choose from two ball basketball (teams play with two balls at the same time), double points (each basket counts twice as much), four point shot (shots made from a spot WAY beyond the three-point line are worth four points), penalty box (players are sent to a special area on the sideline if they misbehave), and six-on-five (the Globetrotters' five players take on six opponents). Since fans vote, each game could have a different rule put in place which will make the Globetrotters games even more exciting. To find out where the Globetrotters are playing and to vote on your favorite rule, go to HarlemGlobetrotters.com/rule.
What do you think of the Globetrotters new rules? Tell us in the Comments below. More »