NBA People Throwing First Pitches (Pt. 1)

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — All summer long, we’ve seen NBA players throwing out the ceremonial first pitches at baseball games. Not just major league games, and not just from active NBA players, but from NBA-related folks (coaches, retired players) all over the place.

I’ve been collecting these videos for a few months, and now we present them, all of them, in several parts, because there’s a lot to get through.

And so, here are a bunch of NBA people throwing out the first pitch at baseball games…

PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE

JOAKIM NOAH
There has been a strong Bulls presence on the mounds. We catch Joakim first at a White Sox game, where he took two tries to get it right. Because it’s important to get it right.


VIDEO: Noah White Sox

Then, a few days later, Noah tried it again across town at Wrigley Field for a Cubs game, where things went much better…


VIDEO: Noah Cubs

PAU GASOL AND NIKOLA MIROTIC
Two new Bulls stopped by a White Sox game and tossed consecutive first pitches. Both went pretty well…

DOUG MCDERMOTT AND CAMERON BAIRSTOW
The Bulls sent these rookies to double-team the first pitch at a White Sox game. Heckuva pitch from McDermott here…


VIDEO: McDermott Bairstow

McDermott’s pitch was so good that he did it again a few weeks later at a Cubs game, and once again he really zipped it in there…

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At this point, McDermott must have been pretty confident, because then he tried to lead the singing of “Take Me out To The Ballgame” during the 7th inning stretch and well…


VIDEO: McDermott sings

TONY SNELL
Finishing up with the Bulls, here’s forward Tony Snell on the mound at a White Sox game. Ju-ust a bit outside!


VIDEO: Snell pitch

CHARLES BARKLEY
We’re done with the Bulls but not in Chicago, because Charles Barkley recently threw out the first pitch at a Cubs game and it was pretty turrible


VIDEO: Barkley pitch

KYRIE IRVING
Staying in the midwest, let’s go to Cleveland, where Kyrie Irving threw out the first pitch (and took batting practice) and a Cleveland Indians game…


VIDEO: Kyrie pitch

JABARI PARKER
Just a bit north in Milwaukee, the newest member of the Bucks, Jabari Parker, took the hill at a Brewers game and unleashed a 58-foot breaking ball…

VIDEO: Jabari pitch

PATRICK BEVERLEY
Let’s end part one with a guy originally from Chicago, Houston guard Patrick Beverley, who threw out the first pitch at an Astros game and really zipped it in there…


VIDEO: Beverley first pitch

One Comment

  1. Schmidty says:

    How can most of these professional athletes (& ex athletes) be so retarded at throwing a ball?!? It’s perplexing!