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Christina Tapper

My Top Five Favorite Dunkers 20

  • Hoophead
  • Posted by: Christina Tapper
  • February 18, 2011, 3:43 PM

The Slam Dunk contest. We are almost there. One of my favorite and most anticipated events of the year. I always look forward to the high-flying, jaw-dropping, out-of-this-world dunks because, well, it's pure acrobatic awesomeness! While I count down the moments until Saturday's contest, here’s my top five favorite NBA dunkers. 

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Paul Ulane

Dunk All Day with Nerfoop 9

  • GearHead
  • Posted by: Paul Ulane
  • February 18, 2011, 12:39 PM

NBA All-Star weekend is finally here! NBA fans have a whole weekend to soak in the league’s best players putting on a show, from the celebrity game to the rookie-sophomore contest all the way to main event on Sunday evening. But there’s still one competition that trumps all the others: the dunk contest.

Watching the league’s most athletic players showing off their most impressive dunks has always been my favorite moment of All-Star weekend. Julius Erving. Michael Jordan. Vince Carter. Legends are made in the dunk contest. We all wish we could fly through the air and pull off some of the most iconic dunks, but most of us, myself included, can’t jump high enough to do a 360 tomahawk on a regulation 10-foot rim.

And that’s where Nerfoop Pro Basketball Set comes into play.

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Christina Tapper

Knicks City Kids Do Their Best Harlem Globetrotters Impressions 4

  • Hoophead
  • Posted by: Christina Tapper
  • February 17, 2011, 6:38 PM

Talk about skills! The Knicks City Kids typically shimmy and twirl on the court during half time and timeouts at home Knicks games, but this month they hit the hardwood to show off their basketball moves. And they didn’t perform just any kind of moves. Decked out in their New York Knicks gear, the young dance troupe tried out the entertaining tricks of the legendary Harlem Globetrotters at Madison Square Garden, displaying the flashiness and flair of the famed exhibition basketball team. Keep reading to check out a clip of the kids in action!

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Paul Ulane

Sneak Peek: March Issue 36

  • From the Mag
  • Posted by: Paul Ulane
  • February 16, 2011, 5:48 PM

The March issue of Sports Illustrated Kids should be hitting mailboxes any day now... but, why wait to see the new cover?! We're giving you guys an early look at the new issue right here on SIKIDS.com!

Scroll to the bottom of this article (or click the "More" tab if you're on the News & Blogs page) for a close-up of this month's cover athlete. After you've checked it out, be sure to hit up the comments section and let us know what you think!

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Christina Tapper

Who Is The Better Three Point Shooter: Ray Allen or Reggie Miller? 31

  • Hoophead
  • Posted by: Christina Tapper
  • February 11, 2011, 4:33 PM

Last night Ray Allen eclipsed Reggie Miller to become the all-time leader in three-pointers, surpassing a record that stood for 13-years and was considered by some as unbreakable. While Allen is the newly crowned king of the trey, we can’t forget the legendary Miller and his three-point thrills. But who is better behind the arc? Keep reading to see what I think and then tell me what you think in the comments!

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Sachin Shenolikar

NBA Power Rankings: February 10 6

  • Hoophead
  • Posted by: Sachin Shenolikar
  • February 10, 2011, 5:58 PM

I rank all 30 teams in the league. Where did your team land? Keep reading to find out!

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Christina Tapper

SIKIDS.com Q&A: Tony Hawk 10

  • The Arena
  • Posted by: Christina Tapper
  • February 3, 2011, 12:32 PM

He’s a legendary skateboarding pro, but on February 25th Tony Hawk will be the host with the most at Cartoon Network’s first ever Hall of Game Awards show.

Although skateboarding's king couldn’t reveal much about the sports and entertainment show that allows sports fans to vote on their favorite athletes and sports moments of the year, he did give a few hints about what to expect. Mr. 900 (Hawk was the first skater ever to land the 900—a trick that involves two and a half mid-air spins!—at the 1999 X Games) also chats about video games and some of his favorite new skaters on the scene.

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