The Force is with them: NBA teams celebrate Star Wars

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With the newest movie in the Star Wars series — Star Wars: The Force Awakens — just days from coming out, teams from around the NBA are preparing to host (or have already hosted) their own version of “Star Wars Night.” Let’s hop in the Millennium Falcon and zoom through the NBA…

ATLANTA HAWKS
There has been an awakening in the Force in the ATL, as Mike Muscala and Kent Bazemore demonstrate…


VIDEO: Hawks awakening

Also, here’s Muscala and Bazemore squaring off, Star Wars-style…


VIDEO: Muscala/Baze sabers

BROOKLYN NETS
Chatting with the Nets about Star Wars…guess which player has seen the original movie “hundreds” of times?


VIDEO: Nets talk Star Wars

And I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that Brook Lopez and his brother, Knicks center Robin, recently got after it with lightsabers…

VIDEO: Lopez lightsabers

DENVER NUGGETS
For their Star Wars night, the Nuggets’ Twitter feed began tweeting in the voice of Yoda, and putting out images of their players Photoshopped into various Star Wars characters…

DETROIT PISTONS
The Pistons already had their Star Wars night, but here is their promo video, which is pretty cool, referencing a lot of Detroit basketball history…


VIDEO: Pistons Awakening

The Pistons also posted a photo gallery, featuring images such as Stan Van Gundy as Han Solo…
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MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
The Grizz already hosted their Star Wars night, which included Tony Allen, first team All-Jedi…


VIDEO: All Jedi

MILWAUKEE BUCKS
For their game against the Knicks, the Bucks put together this promo video…


VIDEO: Bucks Star Wars

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS
The Pels promoted their Star Wars game against the Wizards by tweeting out pictures of some of their players as Star Wars folks…

PHILADELPHIA 76ers
Two great videos from the Sixers. First, several players give their best renditions of famous Star Wars quotes…


VIDEO: Sixers Quotes

Then, the Sixers players are asked to deliver their best Chewbacca imitations…


VIDEO: 76ers Chewbacca

PHOENIX SUNS
Not only did the Suns find a fan who has a collection of Phoenix Suns/Star Wars related basketballs, at their big night they are giving away basketballs designed to look like new Star Wars character BB8…

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2 Comments

  1. Johnnytc1 says:

    I saw the pic the other day with king and Kobe. king had the big grin on his face…. He finally told Kobe… koooooobe iiiiiii ammmmmm yourrrrrrrr faaaathhhherrrr. I just knew it all the time! Da king does look 25 years older than Kobe and Kobe is retiring? someone needs to check kings id…..

  2. Darth Vadrer says:

    king, thank you for making the truth be known…. You have chosen the path to the dark side that’s why you’re the most hated person in sports….