Toronto Raptors unveil alternate uniforms

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — On the heels of their trip to the Eastern Conference Finals, the Toronto Raptors are heading into the new season with equally high expectations. And today they announced a couple of on-court changes that should keep attention high. The Raptors unveiled two uniforms they’ll occasionally wear on court this season. First, a Toronto Huskies uniform which is referencing the 70th anniversary of the team that played in the Basketball Association of America. They also introduced a jersey commemorating the Chinese New Year. Here are some quick looks at the new uniforms, and for more images and information, click here.

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Chandler Parsons really likes Adele

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night in Los Angeles, Memphis forward Chandler Parsons joined many other music fans and attended the Adele concert at the Staples Center.

We meet again. #bringonthetears

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Unlike most of the other fans, however, this wasn’t Parsons’ first attempt to attend the Adele concert at the Staples Center, as he noted with the “We meet again” caption on the photo above.

When was the previous meeting? Last week, when Parsons showed up at the Staples Center for the Adele concert…one week early.

Came downtown for the Adele concert…its next Sunday.

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(via SBNation)

Kevin Durant doesn’t believe Jimmy Butler would be a great NFL wide receiver

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Team USA finished their journey yesterday in Rio, beating Serbia 96-66 to win the gold medal. And as they return home, here’s a fun video that surfaced that shows the camaraderie that developed within that team. Chicago’s Jimmy Butler said that given the chance, he could be the best wide receiver in the NFL. When he heard about Butler’s comments, Kevin Durant had something to say…

Wilson Chandler didn’t let the big one get away

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — There are several NBA players who have been vocal about their love of fishing. But I’m not sure we’ve ever seen anyone haul in as big a catch as the Denver Nuggets’ Wilson Chandler recently hauled in. Check out this huge grouper Chandler landed…

That time Kris Humphries beat Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte

Pool workout. Swimming isn't that easy anymore.

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — United States Olympians Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte have spent the last week proving that they are two of the world’s greatest swimmers, and in Phelps’ case probably the greatest swimmer of all time.

But as KL Chouinard uncovered on Hawks.com, this wasn’t always the case. Before embarking on his NBA career, Atlanta Hawks forward Kris Humphries was a swimmer as a kid. And not just any swimmer: Back in 1995, Humphries recorded the fastest time in the world for his age bracket, in six different events. If I’m Phelps I’m asking for a rematch. Anyway, the results are below andΒ there’s plenty more here on Hawks.com.

Lang and the Rookies: Olympic Spirit

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The last three years, we have attended the 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 Olympic sport, other than basketball, would you like to try?

Zach LaVine is breaking ankles

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERZach LaVine is already established as the best dunker in the NBA today and arguably one of the all-time greats. But thanks to some footage from this weekend’s Seattle Pro-Am, it looks like Zach has added a killer crossover to his game. Better watch those ankles, defenders!

Steph Curry perfects halfcourt seated shot

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the most impressive things about Stephen Curry these last few seasons as he’s shot his way to MVP awards and championships is he way he’s improved his game by leaps and bounds every summer. And while he’s not playing with Team USA this summer, Curry is clearly putting in work, as this video that turned up this week shows. From halfcourt? Seated? No problem…

Myles Turner surprises family with new car

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s apparently always the season of giving if you’re an NBA player. We just saw Troy Daniels give his mother a new car, and now another NBA player has gifted wheels to a family member. Pacers center Myles Turner had a terrific rookie year, and while back home in Texas, Turner decided to make life a little brighter for his grandmother and aunt.

As Turner says in the video below, “My grandma and aunt are really responsible for why I’m here. My aunt really was very loving. She did a lot for me when I was playing AAU basketball, as far as getting me places, being there for support. My grandma was at every game.”

Here’s the Facebook Live stream of Turner giving them their new car…

USA Basketball cheers on Phelps, Ledecky

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With a night off last night in Rio, what should the members of Team USA do? For a group of guys like Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins, Draymond Green, DeAndre Jordan, Klay Thompson and Kyle Lowry, they took advantage of the downtime by attending one of the night’s biggest events, swimming, which featured a couple of the biggest stars of the Olympics, Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky. Not only did the USA Basketball guys have a chance to cheer Phelps and Ledecky on toward gold medals, they got to spend some time with them post-race, as well…

Witnessed greatness tonightπŸ… #20 #21

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It's just a Maryland thing!! #swimunited @kledecky

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