11 Creative Basketball Games To Tide You Over Till Thursday
March Madness "starts" today with two unnecessary games that don't affect illegal office gambling and don't mean much unless you're a Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils diehard. So skip those games and watch the creative ballin' we've collected for you, like these divers playing on an underwater hoop. And follow these boldface hyperlinks to see other divers doing underwater dunks, and to see polar bears trying the submerged-garbage-can version of the game.
More Dog Basketball
Multiple-choice test: Which of the following basketball games do you want to watch?
A. A person throwing an around-the-back alley oop pass to their dog, who catches it and dunks it.
B. A dog with a professional-style highlight reel burying eight-foot jumpers and wearing great shoes.
C. The BYU-Iona game.
If you answered "C", you and I have very different views of what qualifies as "entertainment".
Stadium Rooftop Basketball
That's the Wachovia Spectrum in Philadelphia, before it was demolished, and after somebody let the Harlem Globetrotters play a game on its roof. What a view, right? Sure beats a battle of 16th seeds where the best view is a gratuitous cut-to of 20-year-old female cheerleaders.
Speaking of the Globetrotters, they've also played a glow-in-the-dark basketball game. So you can go ahead and turn the Western Kentucky game off and watch their feet-on-the-backboard dunks in this video. Also, if we made a basketball game in a laboratory to would make kids as happy as possible, it would be exactly like this (but in pill form).
Thai Elephant Basketball
And you can also watch elephants paint, and ride elephants, and tell people that you're taking a trip to Thailand with your head held high. Be sure to take lots of pictures, for the memories and for hard evidence that you went there purely for see some all-pachyderm street ball.