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Antonio Brown envisions Jimmy Butler in the NFL

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — While in Rio for the Olympics, Jimmy Butler said he thought he would be a terrific NFL wide receiver. (As we saw, Kevin Durant disagreed.) But word apparently got back to Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, who used Photoshop to show Butler what an NFL future might look like…

👁👁 @jimmybutler #callgod

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Butler replied by putting Brown in the middle of some NBA action…

two can play that game @ab .. game recognize game #callgod #boomin

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Drake makes seated halfcourt shot on Hawks practice court

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We recently saw Steph Curry drain a halfcourt shot while sitting down, which seems like a really hard thing to do. Perhaps Curry’s shot served as an inspiration for the hip=hop artist (and Raptors ambassador) Drake. While at Philips Arena in Atlanta on his current world tour, Drake somehow ended up on the Hawks practice court, and like Curry, he swished the seated halfcourt heave…

FOR THE KIA!!!!! @highlighthub @bleacherreport

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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…

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…

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…

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…