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Sports Gifs That Will Have You Glued to the Screen

James Harden spikes the ball into the ground and hits himself in the face, to the bewilderment of a New Orleans Pelicans playerHold your horses sports fans, your favorite way to burn time is about to make a verrry slow, gradual, agonizing return. While we may not be able to sit with our fellow fans and rivals alike in the near future, you can at least for now check out some of these perfect sports gifs. They just manage to capture both incredible moments, and relatable points. So sit back, relax, and enjoy these throwback sports gifs from all corners of the web.

Sports gifs that are begging for a reaction. The cover gif is Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the actor and global weightlifting tour de force as he breaks the world record for the heaviest deadlift in world history at 501kg or 1104 pounds and does it effortlessly
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How Surreal Is Skateboarding on Deserted City Streets?

As the world slowly is shuttered indoors and sports have become completely irrelevant, people need to find a way to pass the time. As one of the more less mainstream sports, there is no doubt skateboarding is one past time that can divide opinions. But it is also an incredible sport on an individual level, like climbing, specifically for film. Watching empty city streets being used as a skater's playground is truly surreal. Check out these skateboarder's as the take over a seemingly abandoned city. From REDirect - Urban Isolation.

REDirect's winning entry about a hypothetical abandoned Los Angeles with skateboarders taking advantage of streets and highways to turn it into an enormous skate park. The cover gif is of a bridge over Los Angeles and a skateboarder entering the city with empty streets all around him
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8 Hilariously Embarrassing Times People Didn't Know They Talked To Tony Hawk

What is it about the world not being able to recognize the worldwide infamous, Tony Hawk. Kind of a mystery...

times people didn't realize they were talking to tony hawk
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Lots of us played Tony Hawk: Pro Skater and expected to leave the house doing kickflip to tailslide to bluntslide to that Chad Muska beats-slide where he pulls out a boombox. But very few of us could.

Still there are skateboarders who can trump the impossible things we’ve seen in video games. One of them is Dan Mancina, a skateboarder who is legally blind.

Mancina, who’s vision started to fade at 13, only has a slight amount of peripheral vision and a cane, but he’s still able to pull off some things most could only dream of — namely skating with a smooth controlled style. That’s the real money.

But according to Spolid, that’s not all that Mancina can do. In the video compilation “Dan Mancina Does Stuff Blind,” he chops wood, throws a bullseye, and fires a machine gun. Let this be an inspiration to all of us.




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Check out a full interview with Mancia over at Jenkem.

skateboarding design fail Locals Are Concerned About a Certain Shape in the Design of Their New Skate Park
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This is the third design attempt in a project to revamp a skate park in New Zealand that has locals and the designer at odds. The designer, Dave North, says that the design was not intentionally shaped like a man's privates to spite the local skaters who have disapproved of his previous design submissions. He told Stuff that it wouldn't be so obvious once it was constructed:

It's not the first penis-shaped bowl... it's symmetrical and functional, and you can't tell it looks like a penis unless you're looking at it from space.

Some residents are concerned with the skate park being known as the skate park with the peculiarly shaped features. One commenter points out that it's a good design, although his argument does sort of support that fear:

Actually this is a very functional design, much like the one in Nelson, which is a blast to carve up. Yes my kids call it the "willy" bowl, but who cares.

via Bowlerama

Sure it looks bad from above but maybe it's not as obvious from another angle. 


Nope, that... might be worse. 

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Blade is a spur-thighed tortoise who can’t walk on his own due to a bone metabolism disorder. His heavy shell puts too much strain on his weak legs.

So a German vet name Dr. Carsten Plischke decided to build him a tiny wheelchair made out of his son’s Legos.

He glued the blocks to the bottom of his shell, and with the extra support, he can now glide around much easier while building up strength in his legs.

The video is in German, but the overwhelming cuteness transcends all languages.

For the next iteration how about we upgrade him to a sweet Lego DeLorian?

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Both Bieber fans and haters (but mostly haters) will enjoy this video that has emerged of the boy pop star.

While wearing leather pants and a man dress, the Biebs attempted a simple skateboarding trick outside Madison Square Garden this week.

But he failed miserably, crashing into the cement as people watched from the sidewalk before eventually landing it.

Last week he also showed off a new private jet that suggested he got for Christmas, which turned out to be a big lie.

So you can find some sort of solace in that news as well.

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Photographer Adam Shomsky shows us skateboard tricks at 1000 FPS, which makes them just slow enough to imagine you might actually be able do these yourself.

Unfortunately, that attempt would probably look more like this.

[laughingsquid.]

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Skateboarder, Patrik Wallner, put together this video of what North Korea looked like during a recent trip, which happened to coincide with the 100th birthday celebration of long deceased ruler, Kim Il-Sung. As polarizing as opinions of North Korea can be, it certainly makes an interesting backdrop for this clip.

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Rockboard's all-terrain Descender board swaps wheels for heavy rollers wrapped with treads. Flying down a grass hill has never been so exhilarating.

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Pro skateboarder Italo Romano of Brazil ripped his way into the semi-finals of the Tampa Pro 2012 -- and he did it without legs!

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