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We try not to traffic in hyperbole at The Hollywood Gossip.

But University of Detroit guard Doug Anderson won the college slam dunk contest last night with the greatest throwdown in human history.

What's that, Vince Carter? You object? Watch this between-the-legs 360 now and just try to offer an argument:

Among memorable in-game jams from the NBA this season, there was:

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Former California high school football star Brian Banks wore a prison uniform for five-plus years, serving time for a rape he did not commit.

This fall, he'll be wearing a different uniform - for the Atlanta Falcons.

Brian Banks Photo

Ten months after a California judge tossed out his conviction, the 27-year-old, 6'2", 250-pound linebacker signed a deal to play for the NFL team.

"Aside from getting my life back and my freedom back, this is the biggest accomplishment of my life," he told reporters during a conference call.

His sweatshirt featured a California license plate reading "XONR8."

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Stevie Johnson is very sorry, New England Patriots fans.

He doesn't really want you to perish via a nuclear explosion.

S. Johnson pic

With North Korea claiming to be building up its nuclear arsenal, the Buffalo Bills wide receiver Tweeted today:

“War is nothing to be played with. I apologize North Korea........but if y'all do bomb 1st... Bomb Foxboro, Mass.”

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It's not about ... the pool? Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is planning to return to competitive sports this weekend ... as a middle-distance swimmer.

He'll compete in the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships in Texas, which aren't subject to USA or World Anti-Doping Agency codes.

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Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after deciding not to defend the litany of doping charges filed against him last August.

This weekend, he is set to compete in freestyle races of 500 yards, 1,000 yards and 1,650 yards at the swimming event held in his home city of Austin.

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It's either a belated April Fools’ Day prank, or just hilarious viral marketing for Oakley, but the company has teamed up with Bubba Watson on a new project:

Bubba's Hover, the golf cart of the future!

Watson and Oakley created the BW1, a prototype hovercraft that solves some of the issues with traditional golf carts. Staying on cart paths, namely.

With Bubba's Hover, you can drive on the green without damaging it, move across sand and water without any issues, and go really, really fast.

It's a hovercraft, after all. Says Watson in the video:

“Let’s go through the water hazard, come off the other side right back by the green, putt your ball in the hole, and drive back across the water hazard."

“And honestly, who doesn’t want to do that?”

The 2012 Masters winner raises a valid point.

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Mike Rice has been fired by Rutgers University.

The move came one day after footage surfaced of Rice berating his players at practice, throwing basketball at their heads and hurling insults their way after perceived mistakes.

In an email today, the school referred to new information and "a review of previously discovered issues" as the basis for Rice's termination.

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Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton was indicted Tuesday on charges of murder and gang activity. He and his cousin were charged in a 12-count indictment.

The Fulton County D.A. said Crittenton, 25, and Douglas Gamble are charged with the death of an Atlanta woman and the attempted murder of another man.

Javaris Crittenton Mugshot

Julian Jones was shot and killed in Atlanta while walking with a group of people in 2011. Authorities say that incident and a second shooting were gang-related.

Officials say the shootings may have been retaliation after Javaris Crittenton was the victim of a robbery in which $50,000 worth of jewelry was stolen.

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The collegiate career of Brittney Griner came to an end over the weekend when Louisville shocked Baylor in the Elite 8.

But not only does Robert Griffin III have Griner's back, Mark Cuban has given the 6'8" center a reason to turn her frown upside down: he may draft her to the NBA!

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"If she is the best on the board, I will take her," the Mavericks owner said prior to last night's game against the Lakers. "I've thought about it already. Would I do it?"

"Right now, I'd lean toward yes, just to see if she can do it."

"You never know unless you give somebody a chance, and it's not like the likelihood of any late-50s draft pick has a good chance of making it."

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Kobe Bryant has given an assist to Magic Johnson.

The Lakers shooting guard was asked yesterday about Magic Johnson's son, EJ, who went public this week with his same-sex relationship and who received statements of support from his famous father.

Kobe Bryant Jumper

"Of course Magic is supportive of and loves his son," Kobe told TMZ in response. "Why should anyone be surprised? What I can't tolerate is a lack of tolerance."

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