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This Band Made a Documentary About Pretending to Go on Tour with Arcade Fire

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

NBA Legend Darryl 'Chocolate Thunder' Dawkins Dead At 58

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 [...]

Former NBA great Darryl Dawkins dead at 58

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.

Darryl Dawkins, NBA Legend, Dies at Age 58

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

Darryl Dawkins Dies: Basketball Legend Was 58

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

Eager Volatility ‘Shorts’ Were Crushed As Stocks’ Rebound Fizzled

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 […]

The Missing Links: Explaining Philosophy With Doughnuts

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

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

Álvaro Negredo Scores Exquisite Chip Shot From A Ridiculous Angle

last weekSports : Deadspin

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...

Meet the heroes who made and saved the 'Space Jam' website

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

Tom Brady Will Win Deflategate Case, Analysts Say — ‘Article 46’ Does Not Give Goodell Total Power

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

5-star recruit Josh Jackson wins dunk contest with off-the-backboard-under-the-legs slam

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

Surprising MLB Prospects Making a Late Push for September Call-Ups

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

Behind the scenes of Starz comedy Survivor’s Remorse

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 Destroys Defender with Alley-Oop Slam

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 Dunks Over Michael Carter-Williams (VIDEO)

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.

Slam Dunk: The Air Jordan III

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

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 Reaches Way Back for Slam at Seattle Pro-Am, Makes Dunking Look Easy

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

Every NBA Team's Best Slam Dunk Artist

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

It’s the Cover-Up That Gets Ya Every Time

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 is ‘not a slam dunk antitrust case’ says law professor

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 […]

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