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This Cute Instagram Immortalizes The Year’s Best Sports Moments In Claymation

Play-Doh versions of James Harden cooking like Lil B, Shaq falling, and more.

May 26, 2015

HOUSTON WE HAVE A RAMEN

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As an animation style, claymation is pure nostalgia. Back in the day, stop-motion graphics and crude, deformable characters were all the rage in video games and animated films. The trend has since died down, as artists and studios explore more sophisticated technologies and focus on building worlds that are realistic as possible. But mysterious Instagram artist AZXD is breathing new life into claymation, thanks to adorable videos depicting some of the zeitgeist-iest moments in sports. Watch some of the animations below, and check out their Instagram account for more.

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AZXD turned Memphis’ Tony “Grindfather” Allen into a legit grizzly bear.

THE GRINDFATHER

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Shaq’s clunky halftime fall is funnier in claymation than it was on live TV.

SHAQTIN A FALL

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MVP Steph Curry chefs up some curry powder, with assistance from his teammates and Chedda Da Connect’s “Flickdawrist.”

CHEF CURRY

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Tim Duncan's biology-defying youthfulness gets the Benjamin Button treatment.

THE CURIOUS CASE OF TIM DUNCAN Drawings by @joyabedi

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