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Malik Monk is only 16 years old, but he has to be one of the most athletic basketball players in the nation. 

Monk is a 5-star recruit, according to 247Sports, and it's easy to see why after watching this mixtape from his sophomore season.

The 6'3" guard can throw down jaw-dropping dunks, make dazzling passes and use his athleticism to block shots. Watch some of the shots he makes in the video. Even when defenders are all over him, he is able to get a shot off.

Monk still has two more years of high school, so we will have to wait a bit to see him at the next level.


Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez were bored Monday night.

After a weekend of painful plunks to their respective left hands, the two Los Angeles Dodgers found themselves confined to the dugout for their away opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Like kids stuck inside on a rainy day, they fussed about restlessly before deciding to invent their own entertainment: annoying SportsNet LA reporter Alanna Rizzo.

The two men stuck their hands up and made faces during Rizzo’s live-air segment at the top of the sixth. Puig made a finger mustache, and Ramirez mouthed the lyrics to "Soul Man."

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Major League Baseball players have to find a way to keep busy during rain delays. While some choose to slide around on the tarp, others just sit back and relax. 

The Philadelphia Phillies bullpen has come up with a great way to have fun together: bocce.

This video was reportedly taken at Turner Field on July 20, when the Phillies and the Atlanta Braves had to endure a rain delay that lasted an hour and 39 minutes. Philadelphia relievers killed time by playing some bocce.

[YouTube, h/t SB Nation]

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This umpire may be the first to ever yell "2 Chainz" while ringing up a batter.

The batters may not appreciate the umpire making a spectacle out of them striking out, but everyone else is able to get a good laugh out of it.

[YouTube, h/t Barstool Sports]

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A dunk like this takes a lot of athleticism.

It looked like this player was originally just going to throw down a basic dunk, but he wound up throwing down a powerful reverse slam.

It would have been interesting to see if he could've pulled this dunk off had the defender tried to contest the dunk. With the defender conceding the two points, he was able to put a little style in the dunk.

[Vine, h/t SportsNation]

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Parking a Lamborghini on the street can be risky, so it's best to do as much as possible to protect it.

The Lamborghini in the photo above reportedly belongs to Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. The man who tweeted out the photo said that Lynch is in Oakland to shoot a film.

Update: July 23 at 11 a.m. ET

It looks like it was indeed Lynch's car:


One particularly ponderous San Francisco 49ers fan is in the market for a fresh set of ankles after challenging Blitz, the Seattle Seahawks mascot, to a one-on-one coverage competition.

Garbed in his finest hoodie and sweatpants, the fan lined up opposite the giant bird-man and soon found himself adorning the pavement outside CenturyLink Field.

NextImpulseSports’ John Ferensen writes that the 49ers bro was one of many fans who showed up at the stadium to buy single-game Seahawks tickets on Monday morning.

Judging by the agonizing vertical video of the occasion, Blitz decided to entertain the crowd by challenging 49ers Bro to route-running.

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Nick Johnson is making a habit of throwing down high-flying dunks. 

During the first half of the NBA Summer League title game between Johnson's Houston Rockets and the Sacramento Kings, Donatas Motiejunas found Johnson cutting on the baseline and threw him an alley-oop. Johnson skied high to throw down an impressive reverse dunk. 

Here is another angle: 

If Nick Johnson keeps this up, we might see him in the NBA dunk contest soon. 



Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons showed off his Gold Glove defense with an impressive display of quickness and change of direction.

In the fourth inning of Monday's game against the Miami Marlins, Miami put on the hit-and-run, so Simmons moved over toward second base to cover the bag. Jordany Valdespin put the ball in play, and that's when Simmons worked his magic. 

Simmons made one of the hardest plays in baseball look easy, reaching back across his body to snag the grounder and laying out to get the force out. 

If he keeps this up, Simmons has many more Gold Gloves in his future. 


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Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury has a reputation for being one of the best-looking and best-dressed coaches in college football. He recently garnered some attention on Twitter when he showed off a Breitling Mulliner Tourbillon model watch, which retails for more than $100,000.

The folks at Deadspin, with the help of a tipster, discovered that Kingsbury's watch looks very similar to the fake Breitlings that sell on the Internet for about $100. Some informed watch enthusiasts from the forum BreitlingSource.com confirmed the claim, calling the timepiece an obvious fake.

Although slightly embarrassing, Kingsbury has at least saved himself a lot of money if the watch is indeed a fake.