Derrick Rose has seen too many LeBron fastbreaks in his lifetime, and knows that trying to stand his ground in the paint is futile. Two points isn't worth losing your life.
NBA referees have it so hard. It can be difficult to tell if a player took 2 steps or 3. It should be a no-brainer if he took 5. But maybe that's just how good Kevin Durant is, because he not only got away with taking extra steps, but he set an illegal screen to jumpstart the play that led to this actually very impressive dunk.
HA! Watch So-Called GOAT Tom Brady Faceplant While Skiing Can't cheat the slopes
What an epic finish for the Syracuse Orange in the final seconds of their game against the Duke Blue Devils. John Gillon absolutely took over down the stretch. First, with a layup to tie the game with 30 seconds left, and then an INSANE rainbow bank trey to snap Duke's 7-game win streak.
Jameis Winston probably should have thought about his word choice a little better when speaking to a group of children. Winston said "boys should be strong, and girls should be silent." It wasn't long before the Tampa Bay quarterback found himself in hot water. Winston later backtracked and claimed poor word choice, but we still wonder what message exactly he was trying to convey.
Aspiring rapper Young Dylan got to attend the 2017 NBA All-Star festivities in New Orleans, and you're gonna be jealous of who he gets to interact with during the best weekend in sports.
Okay, so Duke's an athletics juggernaut, but their academics program leaves a bit to be desired. Kyrie Irving has received equally healthy amounts of support and trolling regarding his flat earth theory, but his teammate Richard Jefferson has found a way to do BOTH.
This is just mean. Addison Slayback is not the kind of person you want to piss off. Watch as she tries to decapitate her OWN FRIENDS in a dodgeball game.
Shaquille O'Neal's son Shareef is dominating above the rim just like his dad, and the basketball world is taking notice. He put on quite the show against another legendary heir, Bol Bol who is the son of Manute. They both let their feelings on this year's All-Star dunk contest be known, and needless to say...it wasn't very nice.
The DeMarcus Cousins All-Star weekend trade shook up the entire league, and many players have expressed their shock regarding the situation, including one Steph Curry, who took time to offer his support to Boogie in his journey in New Orleans. Cousins also took a moment to give a heartfelt final goodbye to the city of Sacramento and Kings fans.
It was a long time coming, as the Los Angeles Lakers have been a dysfunctional franchise for quite some time. In a move she now admits was long overdue, Jeanie Buss opens up about what led her to kick her brother to the curb and bring in Laker Legend Magic Johnson.
Candice Wiggins said she retired from the WNBA 2 years earlier than planned because the environment was so "toxic." For a league so inclusive to the LGBTQ community, Wiggins said she was treated like an outcast and was played more physically than others, simply because she is a heterosexual woman in a lesbian-dominated league.
Football season is over, and even NFL players are getting into the NBA spirit, playing hoops in their offseason downtime. Todd Gurley brought some of his gridiron juke moves to the hardcourt, and victimized a poor innocent child by giving him the wishbone treatment. Bet he WISHES he didn't step onto the court... See what I did there? Whatever
It must be exhausting to score 50+ points when you're on the court with the best of the NBA (and no one is playing defense), and that's what all-star game MVP Anthony Davis looked like as he sat down to field questions from the press. aaah, fuck.
Derrick Lewis didn't hold back after his domination of Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night 105, downplaying the pain from Browne's body kicks as simply having a case of the dookies. After pummeling Browne longer than many people felt he should have been allowed to, Lewis then called Browne's past as an alleged wife-beater into the spotlight.
This is a big boy, and every time Zion Williamson catches air, you'd better have your camera ready. The high school junior is fielding offers from about 30 different colleges, but its safe to say that whomever he chooses won't be getting a full 4-year investment, because he already seems built for the big leagues.
This is inspiring. Often-assuming the underdog role, 8th-grader Trashaun Willis had taken what many would see as a disability and disadvantage, and used it rise above the doubters, and more importantly, above the rim. Check out this video of Willis getting WAY up for the jam during a game.
DeMarcus Cousins found out that he was being traded to the Pelicans at the most awkward time possible, and put on a brave face in front of the cameras at the time. But after having a day to process the situation, Boogie absolutely broke down in this tearful goodbye to the city of Sacramento. The upside, however, is that Cousins will be joining Anthony Davis in New Orleans, which could make for the scariest front court in the league.
Yusaf Mack admitted he was gay after fabricating a story about being drugged and forced to do porn with two other men. This led to keyboard warriors relentlessly taking homophobic shots at the former champ. But things went south quickly for the troll when Mack tracked him down.
"Good pass." "It was cute." "He was open." Pretty much.
Russell Westbrook got fouled on a play from during the annual East vs West matchup, and appeared to not take too kindly to the contact, and promptly tossed John Wall out of the way.
Yeah, so Kyrie Irving really believes in the Flat Earth theory, and if you were looking for a description, well...here it is. We're just as miffed by it as you are.
Talk about being caught off-GUARD. Boogie Cousins learns that he's been traded to the New Orleans Pelicans during an All-Star press conference, and his reaction is priceless.
Steph Curry caught an awkward, eternal 'L' at this year's NBA All-Star festivities. Steph was thrust into the spotlight to help boost fundraising for the Sager Strong Foundation. Well, it was like the 2016 NBA Finals all over again, because Steph didn't show up in the clutch AGAIN, and Twitter let him know it....again.
Kevin Durant probably just wants to get his first post-Thunder season out of the way already. It's been one of the major storylines of the league this year, and the awkwardness of being around his former teammates hasn't subsided. In the latest cringey episode of 'Cupcake Wars,' Durant is introduced as being "OKC's own." Yikes.