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Jan 26, 2015

Marc Gasol tries to head ball into basket soccer style (Video)


Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol provided some impromptu entertainment for the home fans at FedExForum during a stoppage of play when he tried to head the ball into the basket soccer style.



Gasol showed excellent ball control with his head as he managed to get a couple of shots off the backboard. Although Gasol wasn't able to make a basket, he came pretty close.

We have to wonder how Gasol's head felt after this, as basketballs are much harder than soccer balls. Let's hope Gasol didn't give himself a concussion.

H/T TNLP.

Anthony Davis throws down phenomenal alley-oop slam vs Sixers (Video)




New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis threw down a phenomenal alley oop slam dunk during the first quarter of Monday night's game against Philadelphia.

Tyreke Evans threw the alley oop way up high, and Davis reached up and grabbed it with one hand, then threw down the dunk all in one motion with incredible control.



With just over three minutes left in the first half, Davis already has 15 points and the Pelicans have a six point lead over the 76ers.

H/T TNLP.

Lakers making rookies bring baby dolls to home games (Video)


The Los Angeles Lakers are hazing rookies Jordan Clarkson and Tarik Black by making them bring baby dolls to home games or else risk being fined by their fellow veterans. Clarkson spoke to LakersNation about his fatherly responsibilities, which he seems to be taking very seriously.



Video via LakersNation. H/T FTW.

Glen Davis crushes Suns fan with rear end (Video)




Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis fell on top of a Suns fan in the front row after a hustling attempt to save a loose ball during the fourth quarter of Sunday night's game in Phoenix.

Davis is 6'9" and 289 pounds, so it's hard to stop that momentum once he gets going. The female fan braced herself for the inevitable and a took a hit as Davis crushed her with his rear end.

Glen Davis crushes Suns fan with rear end

Afterwards, the fan appeared to be OK, aside from the awkwardness of having thousands of fans watch Davis sit on her.

H/T BC.

Watch all 29 goals scored in NHL All-Star Game (Video)


A record-setting 29 goals were scored in Sunday night's 2015 NHL All-Star Game in Columbus, and you can watch them all in less than two minutes with this video.

WARNING: The goal horn is extremely loud, so you'll probably want to turn down the volume at some point.



Video via NHL.

Clay Matthews celebrates Jordy Nelson's TD...as Pro Bowl opponent (GIF)


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Green Bay Packers teammates Clay Matthews and Jordy Nelson were playing on opposing teams in Sunday night's NFL Pro Bowl, but that didn't stop Matthews from celebrating with Nelson after he scored a second quarter touchdown.

Nelson and Matthews gave each other a flying bump after Nelson's 21-yard TD from Drew Brees. It's all about having fun at the Pro Bowl, and the end result just doesn't matter.

GIF via @_MarcusD_. H/T FTW.

Stephen Curry dribbles, dunks, hangs on rim vs Celtics (Video)




Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry excited the home crowd at ORACLE Arena by throwing down a two-handed dunk and hanging on the rim during Sunday night's game against Boston.

Curry had a clear path to the basket and move so quickly that he had to grab onto the rim after the dunk to avoid hurting himself.



Curry had 22 points and 11 assists as the Warriors beat the Celtics 114-111.

Video via NBA.

Jan 25, 2015

Odell Beckham Jr. makes 46-yard FG in Pro Bowl warmups (Video)


New York Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. showed some of his versatility by kicking a 46-yard field goal in warmups before Sunday's NFL Pro Bowl.

Beckham made a name for himself this past season with his incredible hands, but after watching this video, we have to wonder: Is there anything he can't do?

H/T FTW.

Richard Sherman rips NFL, Patriots over 'Deflategate' (Video)




The Seattle Seahawks arrived in Arizona Sunday to begin preparing for Super Bowl XLIX, and cornerback Richard Sherman didn't waste any time making headlines by taking shots at the NFL and the New England Patriots over "DeflateGate".

Sherman was particularly blunt when he was asked about his perception of the Patriots and how they seem to keep getting too close to the line:
“Will they be punished? Probably not. Not as long as Robert Kraft and Roger Goodell are still taking pictures at their respective homes. I think it was just at Kraft’s house last week before the AFC Championship, you know. Talk about conflict of interest.
That comment seemed to make the media happy, and Super Bowl Week is just getting started.

H/T FTW.

Hassan Whiteside hopes triple-double vs Bulls will raise NBA2K rating (Video)


Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside had a standout performance in Sunday's 96-84 win in Chicago by scoring 14 points, grabbing 13 rebounds and blocking 12 shots.

Whiteside was rewarded with a postgame interview after his unconventional triple-double and implied that at least part of the motivation for his performance was to raise his ratings in the NBA 2K video game.



Well, Sunday's results certainly won't hurt Whiteside's ratings, but let's hope this isn't his only incentive to raise his game to a higher level.

H/T TNLP.
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