The 20 Best Sports Vines of 2015 So Far

  • Steph Curry Swishes from the Tunnel

    A lot of basketball players have pregame rituals but Stephen Curry’s might be the best. Shooting all the way from tunnel, he makes it look easy as the ball goes straight through the net.

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  • Kyrie Irving Puts JaKarr Sampson in the Blender

    You can hear Steve Smith in the loop saying, “He’s the best ball-handler I have ever seen” and he just might be right.

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  • Terrence Ross with the Nasty Dunk

    Things really do come full circle as Terrence Ross is just one of the many high-flyers that have made a name for themselves in Toronto.

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  • OSU Wide Receiver Juke

    YEET!

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  • OSU Coach Dances After Victory in the National Semifinal Game vs. Alabama

    Things got serious in the locker room.

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  • Drew Brees and Odell Beckham Jr. Break Record

    Odell Beckham Jr. gained notoriety for his one-handed catch versus the Dallas Cowboys during the season and ever since then he has been a highlight reel. Drew Brees linked up with OBJ to complete a Guinness World Record for the most one-handed catches in a minute with 33.

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  • Kyrie Irving’s Double Nickel and Game-Winner

    With the King out of the lineup with an injury, Kyrie played his best game ever, dropping a double nickel while hitting his 11th three-pointer in the time it mattered most.

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  • Klay Thompson's 37 points in One Quarter

    This is the greatest shooting exhibition I have ever seen in my life. I can only imagine being a fan at Oracle Arena that night watching Klay drop 52 points, with 37 of those coming in the third quarter…without missing!

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  • Jermaine Kearse Super Bowl Catch

    It was David Tyree 2.0 for the Patriots until the Seahawks blew the game.

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  • Why Didn’t They Give the Ball to Marshawn?

    We are still wondering about this one.

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  • Richard Sherman’s Reaction After the Interception

    Richard Sherman is one of the most vocal players in the NFL and fans had a field day with this Vine clip after the Seahawks lost the game.

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  • Odell Beckham Jr. One-Handed Catches at the Pro Bowl

    OBJ is a freak athlete and his catches are going to make him one of the most marketable NFL players for a long time.

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  • Hafid Yassin Ladder Dunk

    This dunk is on a whole other level of ridiculousness.

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  • Odell Beckham Jr. LeBron Impersonation

    He has only been a pro for a year but he is already one of the best athletes I have ever seen.

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  • Cliff Alexander Pulls Off his Great Blake Griffin Impression

    Some say it’s not a dunk and some say it is, but however you put it, it takes a player with some great bounce to pull it off.

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  • Steph Curry Behind-the-Back Pass

    Curry gets so much attention as a shooter that his passing ability and handle sometimes go unnoticed. Curry is having a MVP-caliber season and if he keeps making plays like this the Warriors are going to go really far.

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  • Dame Lillard Dunk

    Mean to tell me that this guy needed other player injuries to make the All-Star team?

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  • Vucevic on Gasol

    Pau Gasol rejuvenated his career playing for the Bulls, but Vucevic almost ended it.

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  • J.J. Watt Plays Catch With Fans at the Pro Bowl

    J.J. Watt is the best defensive player in the league but also showed this season that he would make one heck of a tight end.

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  • Russell Westbrook Reverse Dunk

    Russell Westbrook is truly one of the most gifted athletes the NBA has ever seen. Standing at just 6-3, it is amazing some of the things he does.

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  • Stephen Curry
  • Kyrie Irving crossover
  • Terrence Ross
  • Ohio State
  • Ohio State
  • Drew Brees vine
  • Kyrie Irving 55 points
  • Klay Thompson 37 points in one quarter
  • Jermaine Kearse super bowl catch
  • Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl goal line
  • Richard Sherman
  • Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Hafid Yassin dunk
  • Odell Beckham Jr. dunk
  • Cliff Alexander dunk
  • Damian Lillard
  • Nikola Vucevic dunk Pau Gasol

Here’s the thing about 2015: You can’t be late. Between sneaker releases that sell out in seconds, trends that come and go in a matter of months, and with social media moving at what seems like 1,000 miles per minute, we all have to be on top of our game or risk being left behind. That matters in all facets — from style on the ‘gram to the simple water cooler conversation.

As we get further into the second month of 2015, it is amazing to think how far we have come during the social media age. Sites and apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat have all been essential tools to everyday life, especially for millennials. But there is one app that I believe is the ultimate game changer in the world of sports: Vine.

Vine allows users to share video clips of up to six seconds in loops. While the app can be used by anyone, it has been utilized in the media to provide quick and precise news coverage within that six-second loop. The app is brilliant because humans don’t normally have a long attention span and a six-second clip is all that is needed to show a highlight.

As someone who is constantly on Twitter, I hate feeling out of the loop (pun intended) when a great play happens and I miss it. Back in the days you would have to wait until the 11 p.m. SportsCenter to catch a glimpse. Now you can have that same clip in a matter of seconds. Nearly three months in and we have have already witnessed some incredible highlights. Check out The 20 Best Sports Vines of 2015 So Far.

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