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Witness the greatest basketball play ever filmed

Good morning. The NBA world is deader than a doornail. Let's talk about ABOVE THE RIM and Dr. Dre.<p>Good morning. Let's basketball.<p><b>BETTER THAN ANY PLAY IN SPACE JAM:</b> Eddie Maisonet unveils the greatest basketball play ever filmed, from ABOVE THE RIM.<p><b>JUST ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE:</b> I spend most of my …

New Albums

16 of the world's most enormous statues

Taking up to 20 years to build and millions of dollars to create, these 16 enormous creations do just that. They'll stand for centuries as icons of history and culture for visitors to enjoy. From the world's largest reclining Buddha to a 105 foot tall sculpture of Mao Zedong, keep scrolling for a …

Art

Kawhi Leonard Entering 1st Year as True San Antonio Spurs' Franchise Face

Although Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili are returning and the team signed LaMarcus Aldridge in free agency, Kawhi Leonard is now the face of the San Antonio Spurs franchise.<p>Leonard deserves this moment, which in 2012 Gregg Popovich prophetically mentioned as a realistic possibility.<p>"I …

NBA

This Personal Seismic Gadget Will Warn You Before The Big One Hits

In an earthquake or tsunami, 30 seconds extra notice can mean the difference between life or death.<p>When the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal in April, none of the country’s residents had advance warning. Early warning systems do exist, but they are expensive and complicated to implement. Even in …

Earthquakes

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

What Muslims around the world eat to break their fast during Ramadan

Iftar—a fast-breaking meal— is a daily ritual during the holy month of Ramadan.<p>A traditional Iftar menu comprises fruits, juice, milk, dates and water. The belief is that Prophet Mohammad ate three dates when he broke his fast.<p>However, meals tend to vary from one place to another. For instance, in …

Islam

Los Angeles Clippers Can Offer Paul Pierce Storybook Ending to His NBA Career

The legacy is pretty much set: a championship in 2008, 10 All-Star appearances and a well-deserved reputation as one of the game's most cold-blooded closers. All that's left for Paul Pierce is the chance to taste victory one more time, an opportunity to add a few more defining moments to an …

Basketball

LAPD Shoot Man In Head, Roll Him Over and Handcuff Him

The LAPD fired four shots at a man who flagged them down with a hand wrapped in a towel. After striking his head, they rolled him over to handcuff …

Crime

Like It or Not, LeBron Is Going to Make His Voice Heard, and Why Shouldn't He?

LeBron James has never made it a secret, from the start, what he's about.<p>Empowerment.<p>He's repeatedly shown he doesn't always view authority structures the way traditionalists might, nor does he necessarily believe in all of the boundaries society has arbitrarily set for elite athletes. He's shown …

Basketball

New York Prison Escape: Killers Might Have Headed for Vermont, Governors Say

Authorities said Wednesday that the two killers who busted out of a maximum-security New York prison over the weekend might have headed for Vermont.<p>Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said there was information that the escapees discussed going to "a camp in Vermont" because the law enforcement presence in …

Crime

Barcelona win the Champions League: The best Tweets as Juventus are beaten 3-1

By Ben Green Created on: June 6, 2015 8:37 pm Last Updated:<p>Barcelona v Juventus certainly lived up to its billing!<p>The Catalans and The Old Lady …

Metta World Peace got ejected in Italy while wearing a 'THE PANDA'S FRIEND' jersey

Very normal, very good.<p>This might shock you, but Metta World Peace né Ron Artest had something weird happen to him! He got ejected for an incredibly tiny scuffle in the final game of his Italian team's playoff series, as World Peace's Pallacanasto Cantu got eliminated by Reyer Venizia.<p>Several …

Metta World Peace

Howard's Failure to Grow Puts Rockets' Future in James Harden's Hands Yet Again

OAKLAND, Calif. — On his way out of the Houston Rockets locker room following Game 5's 104-90 loss to the Golden State Warriors, James Harden walked with a hardback book tucked under his arm, ready for a diversion on his flight out of Oakland and into the offseason.<p>The book, <i>Death Row Chaplain</i>, is …

Basketball

An Oral History of the 2003-04 Los Angeles Lakers, the 1st Super Team

Link to Media<p><i>After the Lakers’ bid to win four straight championships fell short with a second-round loss to the eventual champion San Antonio Spurs in 2003, the franchise appeared to solidify its chance of claiming another trophy when future Hall of Famers Gary Payton and Karl Malone elected to</i> …

Basketball

Atlanta Hawks Present Entirely New Challenge for LeBron James' Cleveland Cavs

Link to Media<p>The Atlanta Hawks are a deep, experienced, cohesive group that maximizes the full potential of what it has.<p>In other words, they're a dramatically different test than the ones LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have passed so far this postseason.<p>The Boston Celtics had great …

NBA

Awful Cavaliers promo video features guy throwing Bulls fan girlfriend

Late last night, Bleacher Report writer Ethan J. Skolnick tweeted this:<p>I figured that had to be an exaggeration, and the Cavaliers' team of trained, paid promotional video makers wouldn't actually use domestic violence as their gag, but ...<p>... nope, it's even worse than described. It has since been …

Domestic Violence

Dwyane Wade Then vs. Now: How 'Flash' Is Reinventing His Game with Age

At 33 years old and carrying the mileage of 12-plus NBA seasons, Dwyane Wade is not the player he used to be.<p>This isn't to say that Wade isn't as effective, dominant or potent a scorer. He's still an elite shooting guard capable of carrying the primary offensive load. What's changed is the how and, …

NBA

How Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney think on the field

One freezing night this January, I was sitting in the Camp Nou with a Barcelona official, watching Barca-Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Cup. When the …

Nikola Mirotic or Taj Gibson: Who Should Be Chicago Bulls' 3rd Big?

The Chicago Bulls have weathered injuries to key players before, but there was something different about the ankle injury that sidelined reserve forward Taj Gibson for three weeks. Rookie Nikola Mirotic got called up to be the first big man off the bench, and he genuinely thrived in that role.<p>It is …

NBA

Has Kawhi Leonard Justified Potential Max Contract?

The San Antonio Spurs cannot afford to let Kawhi Leonard be snatched away in restricted free agency. He's simply too valuable for the franchise in the future.<p>But does that mean the front office should offer the small forward a max contract without a second thought? Has Leonard earned it?<p>The answer …

NBA

Here’s 4 ways Samsung claimed at Galaxy S6 launch that it totally crushes Apple

BARCELONA, Spain — The big announcement this week at Barcelona Mobile World Congress was the unveiling of Samsung’s new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge.<p>As is typical for such things, much of the focus was on the look and specs and price and yada yada yada. But what really …

Apple Pay

Luol Deng's path of righteousness

MIAMI -- On good days, the worst hurled at Luol Deng in grade school were the racist slurs a Sudanese refugee child was far too young to comprehend …

NBA

With the Rest of the West Improving, Can San Antonio Spurs Keep Up?

It took more than three months for the San Antonio Spurs to enjoy a completely healthy roster. When the defending champions were finally back to full strength, the NBA took notice.<p>The Spurs appeared to send the league a warning shot against the Portland Trail Blazers with a convincing 110-96 …

Basketball

The Time Is Now for Tim Duncan to Perfect His Stellar Legacy

After winning championship No. 5 last season, Tim Duncan further solidified himself as one of the NBA's greatest players. The San Antonio Spurs power forward helped end the franchise's seven-year title drought, a time when Duncan's proverbial championship window had arguably closed.<p>He could've rode …

Basketball

Are Tony Parker's Days Among the NBA's Best Point Guards Over?

Tony Parker has been considered one of the NBA's elite point guards for a decade, but the end of that reign may be drawing near. That's not to say, however, that the 2014-15 season is the demise of the San Antonio Spurs' catalyst.<p>External factors are the key components of Parker's slide down the …

NBA

5 Biggest Takeaways from the San Antonio Spurs' 1st Half of the Season

If I had claimed prior to the start of the season that the San Antonio Spurs would be sitting seventh in the Western Conference and fourth in their own division as the All-Star break approached, I'd have been called crazy.<p>But I would have been right.<p>Of course, I didn't predict that San Antonio …

NBA

How the Golden State Warriors Became One of NBA's Best Defensive Teams

Link to Media<p>It's easy to look at the Golden State Warriors and point to their offense as the source of their early season dominance. Steph Curry is having an MVP-caliber year, Klay Thompson is playing at an All-Star level, and their role players have taken several steps forward to plug the …

Basketball

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

Arabian Sea

The rise of the Grizzlies, from Gasol to Gasol

The Grizzlies were at their lowest point when Pau Gasol left town with his reputation in shambles. But before he did, he brought his younger brother to town. Now, that man defines the franchise's revival.<p>To understand why the Memphis Grizzlies are so wonderful, you need to understand Marc Gasol's …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …