Paul Vido

The Beating of the Buzzer

The Community of Basketball Enthusiasts (you, me, possibly that guy over there too) has been treated to an unprecedented succession of Playoff buzzer beaters over the last three days. Furthermore, one of the greatest first round series in the history of the league was decided by a last second layup less than two weeks ago. The imagery and commentary associated with each… Read more →

The Dunks That Missed the Cut

The NBA recently tweeted the Top 10 Dunks of the 2014-15 Regular Season aka two and a half minutes of quality viewing. With such an impressive array of dunks over the last six months, there was always going to be some notable omissions.Here are a few that missed the cut. NB: DeAndre Jordan needs his own ’14-15 dunk reel. A video… Read more →

Happy Birthday Steve Smith

. A big happy birthday to @nba champion and Olympic gold medalist Steve Smith. In addition to his on-court achievements, Smitty was recognised during his playing career for both his professional integrity and contribution to the community. Oh, and he is also remembered for doing the best thing ever. @steve21smith @nbatv @msu_spartans #stevesmith A video posted by Downtown (@downtownball) on… Read more →

Don’t Talk Smack to Danny Ainge

During Game 3 of the ’94 Western Conference semifinals, Mario Elie had a few  choice words for Danny Ainge after an and-1. Ainge, a former professional baseball player, saved his retort for the game’s dying moments. . Danny Ainge played professional baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays. @jeskeets @treykerby @leighellis A video posted by Downtown (@downtownball) on Mar 29, 2015 at 12:34pm… Read more →

Gimme Dat

Can you name each of the players responsible for these blocks? . GIMME DAT Common and not so common examples of the blocked shot. #basketball #nba A video posted by Downtown (@downtownball) on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:43pm PDT