Viral Video Breakdown: Michael Phelps, James Harden and More Hot Videos

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterFebruary 22, 2013

Viral Video Breakdown: Michael Phelps, James Harden and More Hot Videos

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    Michael Phelps is a horrible baseball player, James Harden can sink buckets from half court and we are back to break down the week that was regarding viral videos. 

    The most-decorated Olympian of our time was with the Orioles to take some batting practice, and the results weren't as legendary as his swimming. 

    Not that we would pass up an opportunity to bring you the video, as well as some other hilarious moments from a great week in sports. 

    Of course, if we have missed any videos that you think deserve some love, sound off in the comments section below. 

Ping Pong Wonder

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    France's Quentin Robinot breaks out the best ping pong move we have ever seen. 

    It might be the best that Belarus' Kiryl Barabanov ever witnessed as well, because he stands flummoxed right after getting caught with a behind-the-back shot. 

    More Information: Ping-Pong Master Busts out Marvelous Behind-the-Back Table Tennis Shot

Michael Phelps Takes BP, Sort of

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    One of the best athletes in the world is featured here taking hacks during Orioles batting practice. As Phelps would state, it's been a while since he played. 

    Swimming may keep you in remarkable shape, but it doesn't necessarily translate to the baseball field. 

    More Information: Michael Phelps Harnesses Inner Juan Uribe for Orioles Batting Practice

9 Golfers, 9 Amazing Putts

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    Nine seniors from Campbell University's PGA Golf Management program decided to attempt a ridiculous feat. 

    They all lined up to take nine simultaneous putts on the same hole, and dropped every last one. 

    More Information: 9 Golfers Sink 9 Putts into Same Hole, Video as Amazing as It Sounds

Sick Dunk

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    Gannon's Darrell Blanton went up to defend Mercyhurst's Jonathan Ouegnin. Too bad nobody told Blanton his opponent knew how to fly. 

    More Information: Mercyhurst's Jonathan Ouegnin Goes Up for Dunk of Night and Drops Hammer

Baseball Game Turns into Snowball War

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    Rain delays are the worst. However, the rare snow delay seems like something that might interest even the most jaded of baseball fans. 

    Last weekend's game between the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs and Dayton Flyers was stopped due to awful weather. That's when an all-out snowball fight broke out. 

    More Information: Snowball Fight Goes Down at Gardner-Webb vs. Dayton College Baseball Game

James Harden Gets Buckets

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    This week, James Harden dropped 46 points in a Rockets victory over his former team. The best shot he dropped on the Thunder was without a doubt this third-quarter buzzer-beater. 

    He hits this half-court shot with the ease some players hit fall-away 20-footers. 

    More Information: James Harden Hits Half-Court Buzzer-Beater During 46-Point Game

Bryce Harper Goes Glow-in-the-Dark for Under Armour

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    According to the tone in this Under Armour commercial, Bryce Harper working out is the most epic activity known to man. 

    You may became more inclined to buy that once you see his glow-in-the-dark gym shot at the :25 second mark. 

    More Information: Bryce Harper Sports Glow-in-the-Dark Under Armour, Clown Gym Clothes, Bro

Sea Otter Slam Dunks

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    You can now take that bucket list you have out and cross off watching a sea otter dunk a basketball. 

    The Oregon Zoo was trying to get Eddie, a 15-year-old sea otter, to work out his arthritic joints. They came up with the idea of having him dunk basketballs, and we are so glad they did. 

    More Information: Sea Otter Eddie Dunks on Trail Blazers Hoop

Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings Are BFFs

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    They are the best of buds—guys who get into all sorts of trouble but entertain us along the way.

    At least that's what we gleaned from this perfect imagining of Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings as 'Laverne & Shirley.'

    More Information: Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis Are Totally and Completely 'Laverne & Shirley'

Hockey Harlem Shake

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    Yes, we have had enough of all the Harlem Shake videos, but this one is actually enjoyable. 

    Paul Bissonnette mentioned how the scrum during Wednesday's game resembled the newest musical fad, and that's when HockeyVideoHD created this hilarious video. 

    More Information: Flyers and Penguins Combine for Unintentional but Enjoyable Harlem Shake Video

The Return of Titus

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    Many of you caught the original YouTube video of two-year-old Titus sinking trick shots. 

    One thing led to another and he was featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he destroyed the late-night host. Now the question is whether Titus is a true first-rounder in the 2013 NBA Draft.  

    More Information: 2-Year-Old Basketball Trick-Shot Prodigy Titus Dominates on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Cam Newton Gets Serenaded

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    We recently spotted a story about Johnny Manziel taking online courses to get away from all the hype that fame brings. 

    How crazy could it possibly be to be a star on a college campus? 

    Well, consider this video featuring Cam Newton—who went back to Auburn to work on his degree—getting a Valentine's Day serenade. 

    More Information: Cam Newton's Crazy College Days Continue, Serenaded in Valentine's Day Video

The Price Is Most Definitely Right with Chuck

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    There is no more entertaining retired athlete than Charles Barkley. Here is the Chuckster doing quite well on "The Price is Right."

    This was taped before an actual show, and his answer delivered one fan some money. As a side note, we now know a Kenny "The Jet" Smith basketball card has actual value.  

    More Information: "The Price Is Right" Is Better with Charles Barkley Wagering on Kenny Smith Card

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