Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (1987-88)
(via Jordan Extreme archive)

Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (1987-88)

(via Jordan Extreme archive)

Michael Jordan v. Charles Barkley (est. 1990-91)
(via Jordan Extreme archive)

Michael Jordan v. Charles Barkley (est. 1990-91)

(via Jordan Extreme archive)

FOR MY 500th POST… long live the dunk of death!

Vince Carter, Team USA

During the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Carter performed a memorable dunk when he flew over 7-foot-2 (2.18 m) French center Frédéric Weis. Carter took off, spread his legs in midair, and slightly scraped Weis’s head before slamming the ball. Teammate Jason Kidd said it was “One of the best plays I’ve ever seen”. The French media later dubbed it “le dunk de la mort" ("the Dunk of Death"). (Hoopedia)

[More on “le dunk de la mort”: video + .gifs]

Wilt Chamberlain (Aug. 6 1954)

Wilt Chamberlain, 17, track star for Philadelphia’s Overbrook High. He ran the quarter mile in 49 seconds, the half mile in two minutes and held a national record for the shot put.

(via @BryanAGraham)

Wilt Chamberlain (Aug. 6 1954)

Wilt Chamberlain, 17, track star for Philadelphia’s Overbrook High. He ran the quarter mile in 49 seconds, the half mile in two minutes and held a national record for the shot put.

(via @BryanAGraham)

2012 Men’s U.S. Olympic Basketball Team (Washington, D.C.)
(via NBA on ESPN’s Facebook)

2012 Men’s U.S. Olympic Basketball Team (Washington, D.C.)

(via NBA on ESPN’s Facebook)

LeBron James, Miami Heat (2012 NBA Finals, Game 5)
(via NBA on Facebook)

LeBron James, Miami Heat (2012 NBA Finals, Game 5)

(via NBA on Facebook)

LeBron James, Miami Heat (2012 NBA Finals, Game 1)
[Image Source: Yahoo! Sports; Photographer: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images]

LeBron James, Miami Heat (2012 NBA Finals, Game 1)

[Image Source: Yahoo! Sports; Photographer: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images]

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder (2012 NBA Finals, Game 1)
[Image Source: Yahoo! Sports; Photographer: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images]

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder (2012 NBA Finals, Game 1)

[Image Source: Yahoo! Sports; Photographer: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images]

Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
(via News.Gamme)

Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

(via News.Gamme)

Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics (2012 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 5)

#Pierce drains a dagger 3 right in LeBron’s face to give the Celtics a 90-86 lead with 52.9 to play in Game 5 in Miami.

[Image & Caption Source: @celtics]

Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics (2012 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 5)

#Pierce drains a dagger 3 right in LeBron’s face to give the Celtics a 90-86 lead with 52.9 to play in Game 5 in Miami.

[Image & Caption Source: @celtics]

Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons (1988-89)
[Image Source: SI.com; Photographer: Manny Millan/SI]

Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons (1988-89)

[Image Source: SI.com; Photographer: Manny Millan/SI]

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder (2012 Western Conference Semi-Finals, Game 5)
[Image Source: Yahoo! Sports; Photographer: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images]

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder (2012 Western Conference Semi-Finals, Game 5)

[Image Source: Yahoo! Sports; Photographer: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images]

The 70 Best Basketball Tumblrs

(In no order; tumblrs are numbered for counting purposes)

1.
Fat Shawn Kemp  (Retro images)
2.
Ron Artist (or MettArt World Peace)  (Art inspired by basketball)
3.
NBA Tumblr (The NBA’s official tumblr. Mostly retro images)
4.
Double-Scribble (“Your daily dose of basketball art.”)
5.
Fuck Yeah Air Jordan (Michael Jordan related images and .gifs)
6.
Got ‘em Coach (Images, .gifs and commentary)
7.
Basketball Never Stops (Recent images)
8.
Kicks on Cards (ID’ing sneakers on basketball cards)
9.
NBA Off-Season (Images, .gifs and commentary)
10.
Fuck Yeah Seattle Supersonics (Photographic love letters to the defunct franchise)
11.
Vintage Sports (Retro college and pro images)
12.
Double Clutch (Commentary)
13.
Hakeem Mutombo  (“An appreciation of basketball, past and present”; partially vintage)
14.
Station To Station (Mostly basketball images)
15.
Basketball Rules Everything Around Me (Vintage images)
16.
Don’t Fake The Funk On A Nasty Dunk (Images of basketball past-and-present; incl. magazine scans)
17.
Slam Magazine Online  (“The Basketball Bible”; images)
18.
Kobe for Vlade (Vintage images)
19.
Flight-Time (Mostly vintage images; incl. magazine scans)
20.
The Grand Archives (Images; not strictly basketball)

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21. NBA Gifs (.Gifs)
22.
Because They Don’t Have Fours (“An Appreciation of ‘90s/Early-2000s Basketball”; Mostly links to retro youtube highlight reels, great commentary)
23.
Fuck Yeah Basketball (Images from all levels of basketball)
24.
F Yeah Boston Celtics  (Boston sports specific; mostly Celtics)
25.
Everything Celtics (Celtics specific)
26.
Sports Page (.Gifs, memes and news/commentary)
27.
The Johnny Kilroy Collective  (Basketball cards; great archive)
28.
Chitwood & Hobbs  (Not strictly basketball; images and commentary)
29.
Knicks Knotes  (Knicks specific images, .gifs and analysis)
30.
Charity Line (Vintage images)
31.
Oakley & Allen  (Not strictly basketball; rare vintage images)
32.
Simply Basketball  (Images from all levels of basketball; post everything and anything)
33.
Balls Don’t Lie  (Strong archive of images)
34.
The Hightop Fadeaway (“NBA Hoops, Hip Hop, High Tops and Fadeaways for 30-somethings.”; Mostly retro and off-court images)
35.
Fuck Yea[h] NBA (“I once cut my arm and the NBA dribbled out”; Video, commentary and images)
36.
The Basketball Romantic (“A Bohemian View of the Game”; Archived photo content
37.
Hoop Dreams (Vintage content plus some current)
38.
Get Banged On (Videos)
39.
NBA Never Sleeps (Images, .gifs)
40.
Basketball Fan 4 Life (New images, some retro)

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41. The Score (Images; not strictly basketball)
42.
Baller Shots
43.
Addicted 2 the Game
44.
Steven LeBron
45.
Winston Wolfe
46.
Skeet On Mischa
47.
SI Photo Vault
48.
J.E. Skeets
49.
Your Man Devine
50.
Shane Writes
51.
Baron Davis Neck Beard
52.
Bethlehem Says
53.
ESPN’s The Daily Dime
54.
Hoopspeak
55.
The Tickr (Images, memes, videos, commentary)
56.
Basketball and Shit (Images)
57.
Game Action (Images, .gifs)
58.
Pick and Roll (Strong archive of vintage images)
59.
Storming the Floor (Mostly college basketball images)
60. 24 Seconds

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61. F Yeah BBall Players
62. Hooping Is A Way of Life
63. NBA Doppelgangers (
Images; “The NBA and their look-a-likes. Happily providing posts daily.”)
64.
Classic Kicks (Mostly scans of sneaker ads/covers; not strictly basketball)
65.
Shaqnosis (Vintage images)
66.
NBA-4-Life (Images, .gifs and memes of current basketball; Retro content is MJ-centric)
67.
Joaquin the Dream (A lot of off-court images, .gifs; archive contains non-basketball content)
68. The Coaching Staff
69. Point God (Images, gifs; not strictly basketball)
70. Dunks & Dimes (Images)

Special shout-out to Jersey Love (Primarily images, also memes, news):
…I’m not sure I’ve seen anything else like it: nearly 700 posts in April and 900+ in May, all but three of them related to basketball. (I’d like to tell you how many posts there were in January and February but my computer freezes before I can scroll down far enough in the archive to find out.) An exceptional batting average in regards to quality posts, too. Certainly one of the bigger collections of neat basketball content that you’ll find on tumblr. It’s a good stop for anyone who wants to see today’s best posts all in one place.

**#1-40 compiled by Dunk of Death. Additions from Fuck Yea[h] NBA, SugaShane at NBA-Offseason, and Double Clutch have been incorporated in my copy, as well as other basketball tumblrs I decided to include. Hit me up with your feedback.**

Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics (2010 NBA Finals, Game 7)
[Image Source: BRIAN BABINEAU PHOTOGRAPHY (Facebook); Photographer: Brian Babineau]

Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics (2010 NBA Finals, Game 7)

[Image Source: BRIAN BABINEAU PHOTOGRAPHY (Facebook); Photographer: Brian Babineau]

Andrew Bynum, Los Angles Lakers
[Image Source: ESPN LA; Photographer: Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images]

Andrew Bynum, Los Angles Lakers

[Image Source: ESPN LA; Photographer: Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images]