The app now sports the new “Loops” functionality, offering iOS 7 fans a fairly powerful editor they can use to create GIFs from game highlights available on Yahoo. Note that the feature is not available on the iPad, for whatever reason.
To start, navigate to the NBA tab in the drop-down list located in the upper-left corner, if you’re not already in it. Stick around on the scores tab that pops up, and choose the game from which you’d like to make your GIF using the date slider at the top. We chose January 18 so we could relive Paul George’s epic 360 dunk from last weekend—who wouldn’t want to do that?
Once you’re in the game’s newsfeed area, tap the Loops tab just under the right side of the scoreboard. This will give you a list of that game’s top-ranked, user-made GIFs, but what you’re looking for is the blue plus sign at the bottom, which gives you access to the editor.
You can then use the slider to navigate to a specific time frame within the game, or choose “jump to play” to select the instance you want to capture from a list. Once that’s selected, you are free to adjust the length of your GIF by moving the video’s in and out markers.