DeMar DeRozan almost connects on 360 dunk

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — As far as slam dunks in international competition goes, the gold standard is from the 2000 Olympics, when Vince Carter jumped completely over Frederic Weis. But last night in Oakland, Team USA’s DeMar DeRozan attempted a dunk that nearly put him in the same pantheon.

With two minutes left in last night’s exhibition between Team USA and China, and Team USA sitting on a healthy 47-point lead, Draymond Green threw the ball ahead to DeRozan, who tried a 360-dunk over a defender. DeRozan nearly made it, and nearly made history.

Dennis Schroder plays in 3-on-3 tournament wearing disguise

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schröder has one of the NBA’s most unique looks, with a signature patch of his hair bleached bright gold. So when Schröder decided to play in a three-on-three tournament in Germany over the weekend, he showed up wearing a disguise — a huge wig and glasses. And while the disguise eventually came off, Schröder still dominated against a bunch of unsuspecting competitors…

Andre Drummond got dunked on by a former software engineer

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — First, the good news: Playing in a game at the Drew League in Los Angeles this weekend, Pistons center Andre Drummond had a dominant 27 point, 18 rebound performance. Now, the bad news: Drummond also got dunked on. Twice. Both times by big men who’ve played college and pro ball, although the guy in the second dunk here calls himself a former software engineer

To his credit, Drummond not only owned up to it on Twitter but noted that really all you can do is drop the “#shrugs” hashtag…

Steph Curry dances with Justin Timberlake and Alfonso Ribeiro

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Since Stephen Curry is taking the summer to rest and recuperate, he’s had time to indulge in one of his true passions: Golf. And this weekend while playing in a celebrity tournament, Curry got paired up with singer (and Grizzlies co-owner) Justin Timberlake and actor Alfonso Ribeiro, who is perhaps best known as Carlton from “The Fresh Prince.” The trio not only hit the links, they indulged in a couple of signature dances, including “The Carlton” and the old Jones BBQ and Foot Massage classic…

San Antonio celebrates Tim Duncan Day

NBA.com staff reports

San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan was the face of San Antonio for nearly 20 years. Now, after his retirement from the game last Monday, the City of San Antonio made their appreciation official by declaring July 21, 2016 as “Tim Duncan Day” to honor all he brought to the city, on and off the court.

Join along in the celebration on Twitter with #TimDuncanDay and look below to see how the mayor, fire department, and NBA community helped celebrate the special day:

 

Shaq got dunked on by his son

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERShaquille O’Neal has a son, Shareef, who is a sophomore in high school and is evidently already one heck of a basketball player. In this video Shareef posted, here he is working out with Shaq, and learning how to “dunk through contact.” I think he’s just trying to get Shaq onto Shaqtin’ A Fool…

Keeping Up With Kobe

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERKobe Bryant may have walked away from his legendary NBA career, but it seems like he’s as present as ever. So let’s check in with the Mamba and catch up on the latest news…

• Kobe’s latest endorsement opportunity? A Chinese food delivery service called Ele.me. In this new spot, Kobe shows how tough it is to play ping-pong on an empty stomach…

• At the recent Kids Choice Awards, Kobe got drenched with gold slime…

Kobe Bryant gives a motivational speech to kids and then gets slimed at the Kids Choice Awards! (via TheFunChannel/YouTube)

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J.R. Smith was in the crowd and enjoyed the moment…

• And finally, congrats to the Bryant family, who announced via Instagram that they are expecting their third daughter…

Victor Oladipo dunks on camper

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Just when we saw a kid sink a jumper over Russell Westbrook, and we thought that the basketball campers were done getting embarrassed by NBA players, Westbrook’s new backcourt mate decided to step up and defend the honor of NBA players. Check out this video of Victor Oladipo giving a camper a chance to block a dunk, resulting in a sky-high clash of the titans…and perhaps some vindication for the honor of NBA players…

Jeff Teague will live in parent’s basement this season

INDIANAPOLIS - JULY 11:  Jeff Teague speaks with the media after being introduced by the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on July 11, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and condition of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: 2016 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — OK, so after the Atlanta Hawks recently traded Jeff Teague to his hometown Indiana Pacers, one upside was that Teague already owned a home in the Indianapolis area. The lone downside? Well, Teague’s parents were living in that home, since Teague had been living in Atlanta. So instead of having to move them out, Teague and his parents came up with a creative compromise, as Teague explained yesterday on the Q&S Show in Indianapolis…

Stephen Curry teams up with Chance the Rapper

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Two of the most popular performers in their respective fields teamed up last night prior to the ESPY Awards. Before the terrific Chance the Rapper took to the stage to perform a moving tribute to Muhammad Ali, Golden State’s Steph Curry showed Chance how he warms up for a big event. We saw Curry in the playoffs getting his groove on to a local ad known as “Jones BBQ and Foot Massage.” So to make sure Chance was prepped for his moment, Curry and Chance did their dance. No wonder blessings keep falling in their laps…