August 27, 2015 · 1:43PM
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Jordan Clarkson had a great rookie season for the Los Angeles Lakers, which has endeared him to Lakers fans. Clarkson, who’s mother is Filipino, is also popular in the Philippines, where he is currently trying to join their National Team. And while in the Philippines, yesterday Clarkson had a chance to sit across the chess table from a national hero and boxing champ. As Clarkson wrote in the caption, “Crazy Experience. Blessed. Playing Chess with The Legend himself @mannypacquiao respect #pinoypride”
August 27, 2015 · 10:03AM
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night the Canadian National Team played an exhibition against Puerto Rico, and on the play below, J.J. Barea ended up squaring off against Andrew Wiggins on a fast break. As it turned out, Barea didn’t stand much of a chance…
August 27, 2015 · 9:48AM
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing with the Greek National Team this summer. And while his on-court development has been watched closely, in this video from his Greek teammate Nick Calathes, we see how Giannis has been working on his off-court skills, as well…
August 27, 2015 · 9:41AM
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The rapper Lil B is not only an avid NBA fan, who has had numerous interactions with players over the years, but he’s also talked about wanting to play in the NBA. He may now be one step closer to his dream coming true.
Yesterday the Philadelphia 76ers’ D-League team, the Delaware 87ers, took to Twitter and invited Lil B to their open tryouts next month…
Lil B quickly accepted. Maybe we’ll have to start calling it The B League…
August 27, 2015 · 9:21AM
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Clippers showed off their new uniforms a few weeks ago, but apparently there are other new things in the works, such as Blake Griffin becoming a ball-handling genius. In this video Blake posted on Facebook, he does his best Globetrotter and keeps the ball off the ground using his head and shoulders and arms. Let’s hope he tries this in a game once the season starts…
August 26, 2015 · 1:58PM
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Taylor Swift started her run of concerts in Los Angeles with Kobe Bryant presenting her with a banner, and last night, Oklahoma City point guard (and Los Angeles native) Russell Westbrook — who as we previously noted, is a huge Taylor Swift fan — attended her show and got his groove on…
August 26, 2015 · 10:32AM
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the most disappointing injuries last season was when promising Milwaukee rookie Jabari Parker suffered a season-ending injury in December. While we were deprived of seeing Parker for most of last season, in this Vine posted by the Bucks, Parker looks like he’s well on the way to a full recovery…
August 26, 2015 · 10:25AM
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — This summer’s latest NBA meme has been crop mazes, something nobody saw coming. But another, more participatory trend, has been guys riding self-balancing scooters. Here’s Boston center Amir Johnson nailing a three while riding a scooter.
August 25, 2015 · 11:11AM
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Part of what made Allen Iverson so popular was his inability to hide his emotions on the court. And as a result of this, we have a trove of pictures of Iverson in various states. The Philadelphia 76ers dipped into that collection to make some memes out of AI’s faces.
For instance: That feeling when the teacher dismisses class, but someone reminds them they forgot to assign weekend homework…
Or: That feeling when your aunt’s birthday present is wack…
There are plenty more here.
August 25, 2015 · 10:11AM
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The last two years, we 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 asked dozens of incoming players all kinds of questions.
For today’s final video we asked the rookies: What is your signature dance move?
VIDEO: Dance Moves