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Much is often made of former athletes’ struggle to adapt to “normal” lives when their careers end, how they miss fan adoration so terribly that they don’t know what to do with themselves. We’re not sure that’s what happened with Mike Bibby here – but we are sure that he milked this moment for all it was worth.
Helpful Tip To High School Girls: Don’t Photograph Yourselves Nazi-Saluting While Wearing Your Basketball Uniforms
Here we have a photo from Greely High School in Cumberland, Maine, in which two girls give the Nazi salute while a third girl gives double peace signs. They’re not-so-closet racists, apparently, and hate a Jewish teammate of theirs, according to some of their previous tweets.
Welcome back to “How To Be The Coolest Kid In Your School,” SportsGrid’s infrequently-recurring chronicle of insane plays by high school athletes. Today’s edition of HTBTCKIYS showcases not one, but three terrific plays by a Montana high school basketball team that is apparently addicted to buzzer beaters. The video’s been around a few days now, but just came to our attention today, and we’re confident you’ll see why we couldn’t resist posting. [The Guardian]
The Newtown High School Girls Basketball Team Won By 20 In The Town’s First School Sporting Event Since Tragedy
Some uplifting news has come out of Newtown, Conn. tonight, where its citizens are doing everything they can to restore any type of normalcy to their daily lives. The Newtown High Nighthawks girls basketball team played against the Masuk Panthers Wednesday night, winning the contest in front of a sparse crowd, 64-44.
The Florida High School Athletic Association is the governing body of Florida high school sports. We’ve discussed them governing before, as you might remember. But they don’t quite apply here, because their jurisdiction doesn’t extend to Downey Christian High School in Orlando, Florida, where a 4-foot, 5-inch fifth grader is the starting point guard for the varsity basketball team.
Blake Griffin has a penchant for thunderous dunks and alley-oops, among other things. Although he wasn’t in the public eye until college, when he took off during his second year at Oklahoma, he was still being Blake Griffin during high school. As in, monster alley-oops that dwarf the athleticism of all those around him.
Aquille Carr, a 5-6 high school basketball phenom committed to playing at Seton Hall in 2013-2014, is more commonly known as the “Crimestopper.” Last year he earned the cover of Dime Magazine for his anti-crime feats, which stem from his city-wide attraction as a basketball star. When he plays, all of east Baltimore shuts down to watch him tear up defenses, including the criminal element.
It’s hard not to feel for Eric Dompierre, his family and his teammates after hearing this story. Apparently Eric, who has down syndrome, loves basketball and has played some inspiring minutes for his Michigan high school team. But because Eric started school late (due to his disability), he turned 19 before graduating and is no longer eligible to play. Video after the jump.
to the latest in SportsGrid’s not-especially-long-running intermittent series, “How To Become The Coolest Kid In Your School.” Our latest coolest kid: Derrick Swift, of Lake County High School in Tennessee. See what Swift did after the jump.
A highly anticipated Oregon 5A state championship game, between schools Springfield and Willamette, ended up being one the biggest duds in recent memory. The final score was 16-7. The halftime score was 4-0. And Willamette had one possession that lasted almost the entire second quarter. Because rather than play basketball, Willamette coach Paul Brothers decided on a radically different, and incredibly frustrating, stalling tactic. The result: possibly the worst basketball game ever recorded. See “highlights” and reactions after the jump.