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With only seconds left on the clock, Oklahoma teenager Trey Johnson wanted to secure a victory for Hugo High School. Sure, they were up one point, but why not widen the margin? Unfortunately, Trey got a little confused and scored a game-winning shot for his opponents from Millwood High School. The final score: 38-37.
Nobody in the crowd understood WTF they'd just witnessed. "After a moment the Millwood players' and fans' blank expressions turned into a celebration," said a local photographer. The Hugo fans groaned with the agony of defeat... self-defeat.
You'd think such a massive error would ruin Trey's NBA prospects, but the resulting publicity got him courtside Oklahoma City Thunder seats, plus one-on-ones with players and owners. A strange networking technique, but effective. Here's the video:
As the college basketball season winds down, we're taking the time to celebrate one of America's greatest art forms: Insane college basketball fans. For three weekends out of the year, grown men and women are allowed to lose their s*** for school pride, and we could look at 'em all day long. Here's some of our favorite March Madness photos.
LeBron James is finally getting married to Savannah Brinson. Or at least they've set a date. It only took 'em 13 years, too. With that kind of buildup, we expect their wedding to be one of the craziest parties in the history of weddings, from the ceremony itself to Ray Allen and Pat Riley passing out at 5 a.m. after an all-night drunken headbutting tournament.
We know it's gonna be intense, so here's five things we hope to see at their wedding.
1. A Live Version Of The Heat's Harlem Shake
If you haven't seen the Internet version, you're missing out. If they could figure out a way to do it at the reception, that would be pretty great as well. Especially if Mario Chalmers wears a Super Mario costume for the entire wedding.
2. LeBron Loses His Only Ring
He finally got his first championship ring last June, shutting down the meme-sphere. When he and Savannah exchange rings, we'd like to see the reverend make LeBron put that one ring on her finger. Hey, it might motivate him to win another.
With springtime right around the corner, we've gotta start getting back in shape. Ladies aren't too attracted to the holiday pounds, especially when it's beach season. And since baseball season is also right around the corner, we're giving you some inspiration for hitting the gym. Here's a look at the grossest bodies in professional athletics: Major League Baseball coaches.
You might look sophisticated drinking wine, but just imagine if you owned and operated a winery. Celebrities often dream of a label bearing their name, but it's hard work and a famous name alone doesn't spell success. Many have succeeded, however, and they include big time athletes with a taste for vino. Whet your appetite with our list of athlete vintners.
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For all the talk about football's ability to tear strong, athletic men down, few mention the toll basketball takes on its players. Maybe it's because the sport doesn't involve constant concussive. Fair enough. But basketball wreck its own type of havoc on the bodies of those who play it. Read More...
The Italian striker for A.C. Milan, Mario Balotelli, commissioned an artist to build a life-size statue of himself posing shirtless. Said the sculptor tasked with the job: "I presented several drawings but Mario wanted to be immortalized in a pose that shows him having scored a goal, highlighting his muscles and with an expression of defiance."
Super Mario is not short on self-confidence or crazy stories. He's kind of a Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocino of soccer: teams tolerate(d) the antics because he's so talented. Despite reports that the 22-year-old has scuffled with his own teammates and coaches over the years, he's beloved by fans.
He's just kind of nuts, but it makes him (and soccer) more interesting. But don't take it from us. Said his former coach Roberto Mancini, who once described Balotelli as "like another one of my children:" "The problem is because of [Balotelli's] age, he can make some mistakes. He's Mario. He's crazy--but I love him because he's a good guy." Click on for a rundown of Balotelli's greatest hits.
For most self-respecting guys, the goatee might be a relic that went away circa 1998, but it lives on thanks to truckers, your weird uncle and dudes who think Confederate flags are fashion statements. And, of course, MLB players.
These guys might be millionaires but apparently they can't spare the cash for disposable razors. Here's a look at some of the biggest facial hair offenders.
He's not quite the Tiger Woods of racing (yet), but 19-year-old Darrell Wallace, Jr. is only the fourth African-American to compete professionally in NASCAR, and the youngest to be named Rookie of the Year. He's also the first to win a pole position by driving the fastest in a qualifying lap.
Over a BBQ lunch before the Daytona 500, Darrell shared some of the pet peeves that drive him to road rage. In other words, here's how to NOT drive like an assh**e.
1. Keep Up With The Damn Speed Limit
"I actually don't like speeding on the highway--I hate paying tickets. But what aggravates me is people who go under the speed limit. I just want to punch them. At least go the speed limit! People who drive 40 in a 45…it's ridiculous."
2. Stay In Your Damn Lane
"People will swerve in front of you really fast, really close--I know they're not going to hit me, but I also know the limits because I drive a race car. They're just trying to fly through."
3. Get Off Your Damn Phone
"The drivers who make mistakes like pulling out in the middle of an intersection at a red light, they're talking on their phones. Pay attention! Talking hands free, you're still distracted. It's a little different when we talk on the radio going 200 mph, but I'm really quick with words. If [the pit crew] ask me how the car feels, I just say 'good.'"
The flat top (a.k.a. the hi-top fade), one of the most stylish trends to ever land atop basketball players' domes, has made a triumphant return. The 'do reached its apex in the late '80s and early '90s with ballers such as Patrick Ewing, Scottie Pippen, Charles Oakley, David Robinson, John Starks, Dominique Wilkins, Chris Mullin, Rick Fox, J.R. Reid, Kenny Walker, Robert Horry, Dee Brown, Shawn Kemp and Detlef Shrempf.
And then it disappeared for 20 years. Nobody knows why.
Thank goodness Milwaukee Bucks' point guard Brandon Jennings brought sexy flat top back to the NBA a couple years ago. He's since shaved it, but inspired a couple other players to grow theirs. Now the flat top's spread into the college ranks, and probably throughout high schools and middle schools. Maybe it just needed a full generation to rest. Here's visual proof that the hi-top is back on top.