Most NBA teams have an event at halftime where a fan gets to attempt a halfcourt shot to win a prize. And most of the time the shots result in sad air balls that struggle to reach the foul line. That was certainly not the case when an Atlanta Hawks season ticket holder got his chance during a game against the Utah Jazz last Friday. He made a shot that seemed to defy all laws of physics and gravity when he chucked it with one hand and the ball just froze on top of the rim. Didn't bounce. Didn't move. Just sat there until the M.C. pulled the net to get the ball to go through the hoop. Now if he could only do it with his back to the basket, then we'd really be impressed.
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The last two Heisman trophy winners, Johnny Manziel and Robert Griffin III, have very similar playing styles. They both are great pocket passers, but their biggest weapon is when they get outside the pocket and pick apart defenses with their feet. More »
Do you like TV shows about the crime of sock theft? How about shows guest starring Miami Heat star Chris Bosh? Well, if you answered "yes" to both questions, then you're in luck!
Bosh will be guest starring on Disney's "Jessie" this Friday night (8:30 PM). And yes, those lucky (and nasty) socks are going to get stolen. You'll see why. Be sure to check it out!More »
When Robert Griffin III hobbled off the field against the Seattle Seahawks it was the symbolic end of the Washington Redskins season. But it was also the start of some awesomly bad poetry. Griffin tore two ligaments in his right knee as the Skins lost their first playoff appearance since 2007. That prompted Washington Post columnist John Kelly to invite readers to submit poems about RGIII's injury.
One favorite, to the tune of "My Country 'Tis of Thee":
RGIII hurt his knee,
Can't use arthroscopy,
It's torn so bad.
Coach kept him in too long,
Team may have done him wrong,
Just hope it's not his swan song,
Skins' fans so sad.
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The jerseys that the NBA's best players will wear at the 62nd All-Star Game on February 17 were revealed on Wednesday. Designed by Adidas, the jerseys are inspired by the aeronautical history of Houston, Texas, which will host All-Star Weekend this year. Specifically, the numbers and lettering is modeled after the stenciled paint on jet planes. The jerseys also feature a subtle camouflage pattern on them.
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It's unclear when Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose will return to the court this season, but when he does he'll have some spiffy new sneakers to wear. Adidas just released images of his newest signature shoe, the D Rose 3.5. The spiral pattern on the shoe is symbolic of Rose's desire to tighten up his game and his hometown receives numerous shout-outs on the shoe, including a "Rooted in Chicago" graphic and a copy of the Chicago flag.
From a performance standpoint, the shoes feature a tight fit which makes them more responsive when making quick cuts on the court. Mesh on the ankle keeps them comfortable while also providing support.
The shoes will be available on January 31 for $160. See more pictures after the jump.
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