Photo courtesy of the band's Facebook This article originally appeared on Noisey Canada. In 2014, Victoria-bred garage rock band Slam Dunk were given the opportunity of a lifetime when Canadian superstars Arcade Fire invited them to open for them on a year-long tour. Show More Summary
The world of basketball has lost one of its brightest stars as slam dunking legend Darryl Dawkins passed away Thursday morning at the age of 58. The former NBA star was reportedly taken to the hospital for an unknown medial emergency where he died at approximately 11:19 AM. [ Related: Stars We've Lost So Far In 2015 [...]
Darryl "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins, the former Philadelphia 76ers player who gained fame for twice shattering backboards with his thunderous slam dunks, died Thursday, a friend of the family confirmed.
Longtime NBA center Darryl Dawkins, perhaps best known for his emphatic slam dunks, died Thursday at the age of 58. After WFMZ-TV initially reported the former Philadelphia 76ers star's death, a Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest spokesperson confirmed the report to John Finger of CSNPhilly.com. Show More Summary
NBA legend Darryl Dawkins has passed away at the age of 58. It's been said that what Babe Ruth was to the home run, Dawkins was to the slam dunk. After becoming the first player to be drafted right out of high school in 1975, Dawkins...Show More Summary
Getty Images Traders jumped into popular exchange-traded note that “shorts” volatility during Monday’s stock market selloff. While the trade has been a slam dunk repeatedly in recent years, eager traders paid a dear price for being contrarians this time. Some $345 million poured into the VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN (XIV) on Monday, according […]
Schools of philosophy can get confusing, unless you explain them all with doughnuts. This team of people put together a human Rube Goldberg trick shot slam dunk. I wonder how many takes they needed for this. If a work of art is worth...Show More Summary
A well placed chip is closer to a perfectly arched three pointer than a powerful slam dunk, and you won’t see a more audacious, protractor-guided lob than Álvaro Negredo’s here. Just the thought to shoot from there is almost as impressive as being able to hit the net. Read more...
Good morning. Enjoy the great basketball links in Monday's NBA newsletter... if you dare! Good morning. Let's basketball. COME ON AND SLAM: The NBA put together a YouTube with the top 100 dunks of the 2014-15 season. Twenty minutes of dunks. Show More Summary
The NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell will win their “Deflategate” legal case against Tom Brady and in fact, they’ll win by a slam dunk — all because of something called “Article 46,” a provision of the Collective Bargaining Agreement...Show More Summary
The Detroit native has no problem getting up. Under Armour's Elite 24 event is the last shoe company extravaganza of the summer before the start of school, and rising senior Josh Jackson wanted to make the most of it. Jackson, one of...Show More Summary
When MLB rosters expand from 25 to 40 players on September 1, there will be a few slam dunks in terms of likely call-ups. But there are also some unlikely prospects using the season's final months to campaign for a late-season cup of coffee in the big leagues. Show More Summary
If you’re not familiar with Starz's Survivor’s Remorse, it's time to check out this slam dunk of a comedy, set (and filmed!) in Atlanta. The show, created by Mike O’Malley, follows Cam Calloway (Jessie Usher), a star basketball player who’s career has just blown up. Recently, we spent a day on the Buckhead set of the series.
UConn's Amida Brimah is a bad, bad man. While playing at the Hartford Pro-Am this week, Brimah decided to crush a poor man's ego by dunking all over him. All the defender could do was walk away as his tears dripped on the floor. To make things even better, some guy in a Batman costume showed us how the Dark Knight really gets down. Show More Summary
Victor Oladipo drives past Michael Carter-Williams for a slam at Thursday's USA Basketball Showcase. The post Victor Oladipo Dunks Over Michael Carter-Williams (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.
How an architect revolutionized the basketball shoe. (Image credit: Mike Rogalski) Something strange was in the air at the Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. It wasn’t just that deadlines loomed—that was typical. A shareholders meeting was just around the corner, which never brightened the mood, but that wasn’t it either. Show More Summary
Zach LaVine is such a talented dunker, he can make some wild dunks look extremely easy. His performance at the Seattle Pro-Am dunk contest this weekend was a perfect example of that. LaVine's most impressive dunk came when he threw a pass to himself off the wall, reached way back to cup the ball and slammed it home with one hand. Show More Summary
As anticipation builds for the official release of Blake Griffin's new Super.Fly 4 sneakers, we thought it prescient to delve into the NBA's greatest slam dunk artists. While Griffin prepares to battle Marvin the Martian in a dunk contest...Show More Summary
Even though the NFL plays football, this looks more like a slam dunk to me than anything else. You shouldn’t have prevented the other two guys involved from testifying, Tom. You also shouldn’t have ordered your assistant to destroy your old phone immediately before your initial interview with investigators – particularly when you knew investigators […]
Apple Music’s edge over streaming services like Spotify, Rdio and Pandora means that Apple gets to take a 30 percent cut of rivals’ App Store subscriptions — thereby forcing them to jack up their prices or lose money. It’s the subject of a current FTC antitrust investigation, but according to Rutgers University law professor Michael […]