Emmanuel Mudiay’s reaction to Gregg Popovich getting tossed was tremendous

Gregg Popovich became enraged in the second quarter of Thursday’s Nuggets-Spurs game. The Spurs head coach berated the officials for what he thought was a poor call, to the point where he was ejected from the game.

Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay got an up-close look as Popovich hollered. Just as the official in the frame below tossed Popovich, Mudiay mimicked the official’s you’re-out-of-here motion.


It’s Barack Obama’s last day as president, so let’s remember that time he stuffed Colorado’s Ken Salazar in pickup hoops

Obama loved basketball — watching it, following it and especially playing it.

Here's President Barack Obama shooting some hoops back in 2010. (Pete Souza/White House)
Here’s President Barack Obama shooting some hoops back in 2010. (Pete Souza/White House)

Today marks the final day of President Barack Obama’s presidency. As GQ noted in an excellent oral history, part of Obama’s legacy besides, you know, policy, is that he is the best basketball-playing president ever.


The winter X Games will hand out gondola-inspired medals this year

The winter X Games in Aspen are only a week away, and on Thursday, organizers showed off for the first time the hardware winners will be awarded.

The winter X Games in Aspen are only a week away, and on Thursday, organizers showed off for the first time the hardware winners will be awarded.

They might look familiar if you’ve ever skied in Aspen.


Avalanche shut down ailing Varlamov until after All-Star break

Varlamov is still dealing with a lingering groin injury and will be shut down until after the All-Star Break, head coach Jared Bednar told reporters Wednesday.

Semyon Varlamov will be out for at least four games with a groin injury. (Sergei/Flickr)
Semyon Varlamov will be out for at least four games with a groin injury. (Sergei/Flickr)

A day after surrendering five goals on 26 shots, the Colorado Avalanche announced goaltender Semyon Varlamov will be out for the foreseeable future.