By Seth Davis, SI.com
ATLANTA -- When the NCAA men's basketball committee released the tournament bracket three weeks ago, I predicted, as did many of my media brethren, that the Louisville Cardinals would win the national championship. As recently as last Friday, I argued that this Final Four should be called Louisville and the Three Teams That Aren't Louisville, and repeated my prediction -- nay, my assertion -- that the Cardinals would cut down the nets at the Georgia Dome. More »
Boris Diaw, the San Antonio Spurs forward and former member of the fun and gun Phoenix Suns, has an artistic streak. He's put it to stop motion animation with a Lego rendition of the Harlem Shake meme. This should be the last and final Harlem Shake video--it's a good way for the meme to end. Agreed?More »
How does the average fan measure how good a player is? The box score. It's not like you can watch every single game during college basketball's long season. So most people simply look at the stats — points, rebounds, and assists — to determine who's a star and who isn't. More »
After watching Brittney Griner lead the Baylor Lady Bears to college basketball's first ever 40–0 season last year, and becoming college basketball's all-time-leading shot blocker (men's or women's) in January, you might assume the 6' 8" center has been dribbling a ball since she was in diapers. However, Griner grew up more interested in cars and the X Games than slam dunks and blocked shots. More »
With the Heat in the midst of their amazing streak, some of you may not know that the Denver Nuggets have a great streak of their own going out West. Last night against the Philadelphia 76ers, that streak was in some serious trouble of being snapped at 13 games. More »
DeAndre Jordan's vicious slam dunk over Brandon Knight last night got us thinking about some of the other great moments in recent league history when one guy absolutely posterizes another.
Jordan's teammate Blake Griffin definitely made the list. So did Vince Carter, of course. And we reached a little further back to unearth some Shawn Kemp, Scottie Pippen and Shaquille O'Neal classics. Here's a tip for all defenders out there, if you see these guys barreling down the lane toward you: run! Duck! Take cover! You're going to end up on some poster on some kid's wall for the next ten years if you're not careful!
We've compiled some our favorite power slams from the past few decades for you to watch. Let us know in the comments which jams you'd include on our list! More »
The call it Lob City for a reason. With about four minutes left in the second quarter of last night's LA Clippers-Detroit Pistons game, Chris Paul dribbled to the wing, spotted DeAndre Jordan streaking down the lane and lobbed a perfect pass to Jordan as he skyed to the hoop. Brandon Knight made the mistake of getting in the way. More »