- Marcus Vanderberg at Ball Don't Lie1 mth ago
As the summer wears on, with training camps and preseason play still off in (what feels like) the distant future, we turn our attention to the past. Join us as we while away a few late-summer moments recalling some of the most scintillating slams of yesteryear, the most thunderous throwdowns ever to sear themselves into our memories. This is Dunk History.
Today, coverage editor Marcus Vanderberg recalls watching preseason basketball on a school night in 1997 only to see a 19-year-old Kobe Bryant's posterize Washington's Ben Wallace.
Television time for this 14-year-old, too cool to study high schooler back in 1997 was hard to come by — especially on a school night. But for some reason I either managed to con my parents into letting me watch preseason basketball or I just snuck into the office to watch the Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards from the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
- Marcus Vanderberg at The Turnstile2 mths ago
Ready to feel old for a minute?
Hulk Hogan turned 61 this week.
Yes, the same Hulk Hogan with the 24-inch pythons who made saying your prayers and taking vitamins cool during the '80s and '90s is back with World Wrestling Entertainment and showing no signs of slowing down.
Hogan isn’t currently competing in the squared circle (though keep reading for the opponent he has in mind for one last match) but instead playing the role of an ambassador for the company that made him an international icon and the face of professional wrestling.
Prior to his SummerSlam Confidential panel on Friday night in Los Angeles, Hogan chatted with Yahoo Sports about his emotional birthday tribute on Monday Night Raw, whether he’s a bigger legend than Steve Austin and how he managed to get the hookup on Air Jordans.
YS: How close were you to coming to tears during Monday’s birthday tribute video during Monday Night Raw?
- Marcus Vanderberg at The Turnstile1 yr ago
To say CM Punk isn't a fan of suspended Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun would be an understatement.
When asked if first-time drug offenders in Major League Baseball should be banned for life, the WWE superstar delivered a damning message to the former National League MVP.
"Absolutely," CM Punk told Yahoo! Sports. "That way I don't have to sit and listen to any [expletive] apologies. Look at [Ryan] Braun. That dude just denied, denied, denied and then he gets caught and goes, 'oh yeah, I'm sorry, I made a mistake.' I don't believe you. You're a liar. You've already proved it publicly in an open public forum. You're a liar. Just shut the [expletive] up and go wash dishes for a living."
CM Punk, aka Phil Brooks, didn't single out just Braun, though.
"If you do drugs, you're a [expletive]."
- Marcus Vanderberg at Ball Don't Lie1 yr ago
With Kobe Bryant attempting to carry the Los Angeles Lakers on his back and into the NBA playoffs, the Black Mamba suffered what appears to be a complete tear of the Achilles tendon Friday night vs. the Golden State Warriors.
It was the third lower-body injury Bryant suffered in the game and what would easily be the most devastating setback of his illustrious career.
NBA players, fellow athletes, fans, and of course Kobe, took to Twitter to voice their thoughts on Bryant's injury:
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 13, 2013