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Michael Jordan Died in 2015

Undeniable: That Michael Jordan (he turns 54 today) is among the best, if not the best, professional basketball player of all time. What’s a bit more debatable: the veracity of these crazy urban legends about His Airness. “The Flu Game” Was Really “The Food Poisoning Game” Perhaps the greatest game in Jordan’s career, which was already […]

It’s a Slam Dunk…Contest

A fan favorite highlight of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend since 1984, the Slam Dunk Contest allows the league’s top players to show off their showstopping slam-dunk skills on an empty court. Here are some notable highlights of Slam Dunk Contests of yore.

Five Very Strange Super Bowl Halftime Shows

The Super Bowl is the most-watched TV event of the year, so the halftime show must be something spectacular that also has wide appeal. In the last decade or so, organizers have had success with getting a major singer or band, and just letting them perform a medley of their songs—the Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, […]

From the Olympics to the Multiplex

What does an athlete do after the Olympics are over? They become movie stars…or at least try. Kurt Thomas… competed in gymnastics, a sport for which the Olympics are the epitome. After winning multiple medals at the World Championships in 1978 and 1979, Thomas was primed for Olympic gold…but didn’t get the chance. The U.S. […]