Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 3:09 pm  |  51 responses

15 Legendary Basketball Highlights You Need to Re-Watch Before the World Ends

Enjoy these videos one last time.

Dunno if you’ve heard, but the world’s ending tomorrow. Some alien-infested planet is going to come crashing into our human-infested planet—or something like that—and a new calendar cycle or sorts will begin as all of us toil away in some kind of afterlife. Should be fun.

Anyway, you’ve watched these before, probably hundreds of times, but you might never get to watch them again after today, so take ‘em in once more; presented in no specific order, these are simply 15 basketball highlights that you need to have seen—many, many times—before you perish (most are one-play highlights, but some are reels featuring insane single-game performances). There are no explanatory captions or anything like that, because you’ve seen them all before and know exactly what takes place during each of these vids. Well, you should.

(Seriously. You really should. Seriously.)

See y’all on the other side!

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  • spit hot fiyah

    i’m not watching any of these until u figure out how to put all the videos on one page. we know u want as many clicks as possible, but we have die hards on here that give u hundreds of clicks daily anyway, enough of this bs

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ben Osborne


  • LeroyShonuff

    I forgot Vin Baker was on that 2000 Olympic team… That’s the most amazing part… Vin Baker…

  • http://tddaily.com/ Abe Schwadron

    #13 for the muthaf*ckin WIN

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junior-Taylor/100003121138419 Junior Taylor

    My life is now complete, I can die in peace after watching highlights I have seen 10,000 times O.o

  • LLC#12

    #2: One of my favourite things about the shot is Ehlo’s reaction..he looks like the world is ACTUALLY going to end. #8: I didn’t believe Kobe had 81 till I watched the highlights for myself! (and then I couldn’t believe the Raptor defence..) #13: Who knew MJ invented the dunk-thats-not-a-dunk-throw-in? and Bill Murray has game.. Also, it wasn’t a particularly important game, but when I think of great NBA moments, 13 in 35 is definitely up there..

  • RedDragon10

    Thoroughly, thoroughly disappointed that T-mac’s 13 in 33 wasn’t a part of this.

  • Peter Walsh

    Was in discussion!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    That Starks dunk has always seemed extremely overrated to me.

  • pposse

    chicago with the lead!! that call still gives me goosebumps. Isaaiah with first row seats to see it too woooo!

  • Bored

    honestly one of the greatest plays of all time and probably my favorite. its a crime its not in here!

  • sleepyeyes

    where is tmac 13points in 33 seconds??

  • M Cho

    Thing is…most of read the titles and we don’t even have to watch the highlights — they play right away in our heads.

  • @lex

    number 13: and 1! donaghy was the ref I guess.

  • Bored

    you do realize he hit 4 3′s? one while getting fouled, to bet the Spurs with only 35secs to go? but you were probably right not to put it in because the world would be run by aliens if MJ didnt get that half court dunk, right? that was your reason right?

  • ali

    i hope Derek Fishers .4 was in the discussion

  • j

    thinkin the same thing. tmacs 13 in 33 is balls out amazing

  • dwade flops so hard

    that dr j up and under was silly good. i even giggle a little

  • RayJr

    To me, that was one of the greatest moments in the 2000′s Lakers/Spurs rivalry and one of the main reason Spurs fans HATE the Lakers. As a Lakers fan that was an AMAZING shot.

  • Adam Figman


  • bill

    Wow…25 straight pts for the win. James was pretty good when he was labeled as a “choker”.

  • bill

    An imaginary Jordan dunk beats out McGrady’s 13 in 33.

  • RayJr

    Larry Johnson reminds me of Ron Artest but sane…sorry I mean Metta…
    Also Dwight looks like he got his dunk contest “dunk” from MJ’s Space Jam dunk

  • Hi

    Kobe to shaq oop?

  • http://www.facebook.com/BadBluue Czakó Balázs

    I miss T-Mac’s 13 points in the last 35 seconds…

  • Bored

    cool. just checkin

  • D12FSU

    Jordans dunk on the MONSTARS should’ve been and 1…

  • fruizm

    I can watch MJ getting crossed a million times and it will never get old!

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    AI’s double cross on Jordan is my favorite all-time basketball moment. Who else would even think to try to cross him over once? And then bring it back when he had him beaten, and do it again. As a rookie. Not afraid of Jordan or his Bulls at all.

  • M Cho

    As much as I agree with you, I gotta shake my head that we as a society have come to the point where we get up in arms about having to click something in order watch highlights. I mean, we talking about clicks here. Not a game…but clicks.

  • http://twitter.com/KLoMendoza Karlo Mendoza

    Tracy Mc Grady’s 13pts in 33 sec should be on this LIST…thats epic!

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    I gotta agree. I skip over a ton of videos and pics on this site for this very reason.

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    When you look at the dunk and nothing else, its not very special. But when you put it in context, MSG, Bulls, Knicks, Playoffs, finals seconds, Jordan in the shot, Starks not really a dunker… its pretty amazing.

  • bringbackthesonics

    hakeems dream shake on david robinson should be top 5 at least

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    upgrade your dial-up so the pages load faster!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    lol I know…the only season he had any sort of choking was his first with the Heat…I don’t love Lebron by any means…but people are idiots


    4real thats down in the books

  • Billy Hoyle

    12 of 15 Lebron should have stayed in Cleveland smh…it wouldve been nice to see him win one on his own.

  • King David

    that 4 point play by LJ is the stuff of legend, i was 10 years old watching that ish

  • King David

    he wasnt labeled a choker until he flopped against Orlando 2 years down the line n he also flopped against boston in 5 games the very next year in the 2nd round, not 2 mention him hopping on wade’s team n choking that finals as well

  • King David

    thats what you call balls, something the bum ass king doesnt have

  • King David


  • Zabbah

    TMAC’s 13 seconds > Entire Space Jam movie

  • Zabbah

    Are you retarded? Do you not remember Lebron choking on Pierce’s dick twice?

  • bill

    Taking your brand new team to the NBA Finals while gelling with new teammates, and a new coach, in a new system, in your very first year there…what a “choke”.

  • bill

    Kobe lost to Pierce in the NBA Finals…what a “choke”.

  • fruizm

    YOUre an idiot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dean27fleischer Dean Fleischer

    You gotta watch the “George Eddy version” of the Vince Carter dunk. He goes totally insane, and you don’t need to understand French to appreciate it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyeOd04ge6U

  • KH10

    Every time I see that AI cross on MJ I am amazed how close Mike is to blocking that shot.

  • davidR

    not a game, not a game. clicks.