Lang and the Rookies: Do you Pokemon GO?

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The last three years, we have attended the Panini NBA Rookie Photoshoot in Tarrytown, NY, and asked the NBA’s incoming rookie class some non-traditional questions. This year was no exception, as we caught up with dozens of incoming rookies…

For today’s video we asked the rooks a simple question: What level are you on Pokemon GO?

Lang and the Rookies: Inside Inside the NBA

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The last three years, we have attended the Panini NBA Rookie Photoshoot in Tarrytown, NY, and asked the NBA’s incoming rookie class some non-traditional questions. This year was no exception, as we caught up with dozens of incoming rookies…

For today’s video we asked the rooks a simple question: Ernie, Kenny, Charles or Shaq?

Lang and the Rookies: Emoji Me

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The last three years, we have attended the Panini NBA Rookie Photoshoot in Tarrytown, NY, and asked the NBA’s incoming rookie class some non-traditional questions. This year was no exception, as we caught up with dozens of incoming rookies…

For today’s video we asked the rooks a simple question: What is your least favorite emoji?

Stance unveils new socks for new season

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With NBA training camps just days away, Stance is ready to get back in action. Today the official on-court sock of the NBA debuted a few new looks and styles for the 2016-17 NBA season.

From a release…

Last season, Stance debuted as the first official on-court sock of the National Basketball Association (NBA). At the time, Stance entered the scene with five solid colorways and a multitude of team-specific styles. Now, this season, Stance is building on that selection with the release of one new solid color and eight striped styles designed to amplify jerseys throughout the 2016-2017 NBA season.

Each team will maintain access to their two specific styles and existing solids. They will now, however, have the option to diversify their selection with Stance’s new solid navy, thin stripe, bold stripe and cap stripe socks. The Stripes collection, outside of complimenting NBA uniforms, provides the fashion, fit and function to transition from the NBA court and performance footwear to postgame and lifestyle wear.

These new On-Court Stripes will make their NBA debut in late October, at the start of the 2016-17 season. The collection is available at retail now, though, in both Stance’s quarter and crew heights. The styles are available at Stance.com, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Foot Locker, the NBA Store and a variety of national and international retailers. For more information, be sure to follow Stance’s social channel @stancehoops. #theuncommonthread

Dirk Nowitzki, tennis star?

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Here’s a fun video from down in Dallas, where Dirk Nowitzki hosted a charity tennis event to raise money for the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation. Dirk called in some of his famous celebrity friends (Ben Stiller, Andy Roddick) and teammates (JJ Barea, Harrison Barnes) to hit the courts and play some “average tennis”…

Lang and the Rookies: Pet Sounds

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The last three years, we have attended the Panini NBA Rookie Photoshoot in Tarrytown, NY, and asked the NBA’s incoming rookie class some non-traditional questions. This year was no exception, as we caught up with dozens of incoming rookies…

For today’s video we asked the rooks a simple question: What was the name of your last pet?

Lang and the Rookies: Trading Cards

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The last three years, we have attended the Panini NBA Rookie Photoshoot in Tarrytown, NY, and asked the NBA’s incoming rookie class some non-traditional questions. This year was no exception, as we caught up with dozens of incoming rookies…

For today’s video we asked the rooks a simple question: What was the first trading card you ever owned?

Dwyane Wade says thanks to Miami

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The new NBA season is right around the corner, and among all the familiar faces showing up in new places, Dwyane Wade will be in his hometown of Chicago this season with the Bulls. Of course, Wade spent the last 13 seasons in South Florida, playing for the Miami Heat and being the face of the franchise. Days before he heads north, Wade bought a huge billboard in Miami to say thanks to all his fans in Miami for their support through the years…

Kevin Durant throws first pitch with help from Willie Mays

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We’ve seen plenty of NBA players throw out the first pitch at baseball games, with varying levels of success. But if you had to throw out a first pitch, perhaps the best way to prepare would be to get some tips from a baseball player. Or, if you’re Kevin Durant and you’re throwing out the first pitch at a San Francisco Giants game, you can go right to the top and ask one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Willie Mays, for a little advice…

Did it help? Sure seems like…

Dennis Schroder is really into video games

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Here’s a fun video from the Atlanta Hawks, where their new starting point guard Dennis Schröder takes a trip to GamesCon in Cologne, Germany. Not only does he get to mess around with a “Star Wars” VR experience, but he plays NBA 2K and meets people dressed like Transformers…