Digital Sport’s Weekly Wash-Up 24/02/17

Dunk Contest gets even cooler

One of the most beloved parts of the NBA All Star Game is the Slam Dunk Contest. In anticipation of the contest last Friday, Bleacher Report and Verizon put together a unique video of some of the best dunks from recent years.

MLB teams up with 15 Seconds of Fame

MLB has just announced a partnership with 15 Seconds of Fame, a technology and social media company, that will enhance the social media experience for sports fans. 15 Seconds of Fame lets users upload photos, then uses face-recognition technology to match fans with footage of them that appeared in-stadium.

Copy and paste claims another victim

On Wednesday, Gary Lineker fell victim to the ol’ copy and paste when tweeting a video of a Champions League goal. Luckily, the retired footballer come broadcaster had a good sense of humor about it.

Atlanta Hawks feel the stress of the trade deadline

Leading up to the NBA Trade Deadline yesterday, tensions were high. Rumors always run rampant, but this year the Hawks raised their voice about it. They were immediately greeted with responses from other professional sports teams.

Leicester City suffer another blow

Leicester City made headlines again on Thursday when they sacked manager Claudio Ranieri just 10 months after he won the Premier League. With Twitter in an uproar, the jokes didn’t take long to start rolling in.

O2 extends deal with AEG

O2 has reportedly extended their deal with AEG to keep the naming rights of the O2 Arena for the next ten years for a cost of £125 million. The arena currently hosts men’s tennis ATP World Tour Finals, NBA regular season games and other entertainment.

Finally, in case you missed it, here are some of Digital Sport’s best articles of the week:

Streaming on social benefits everyone involved – but are we moving too quickly?

The battle for fan engagement

Wayne Shaw’s Pie-eating antics a further warning to clubs about access to their players

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