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Warriors’ Curry Doles Out Courtside Feets

By Nick Margiasso IV

You can’t do better than courtside seats. That is unless you do courtside seats at a Warriors game.

Ticket holders in the front row of Saturday’s Golden State-Oklahoma City game not only get the closeup experience, they get a pretty good set up for their feet — and collectible case — too.

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Enough for a whole extra row, too? Stephen Curry, you the real MVP.

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Grizzlies bust out the ‘Dab Cam’

By Jeff Case

If you’re not familiar with the ‘dabbing’ craze, well, we’re sorry you’ve been living a cave these last few months.

The Memphis Grizzlies decided to get in on the action during a timeout at last night’s game, unveiling the ‘Dab Cam’. As you’d expect, most of the fans took part (and some had no idea what to do), but the best part of this video has to be the ending and (no surprise here) Tony Allen


VIDEO: Grizzlies unveil ‘Dab Cam’

 

Robin Lopez continues fight with The Raptor

By Jeff Case

For a few seasons running now, New York Knicks center Robin Lopez has been unabashed in his hatred of mascots, yes. But in particular, he’s had a special, dark place in his heart for the Toronto Raptors’ mascot, The Raptor.

The struggle as we’ve documented around these parts goes back at least 2 years. Last night, the Raptor went to an old trick — a piece of poster board with a list on it — and Lopez took the bait. It also ended a lot like that last poster board-fueled incident, too …

Meet Noah Cutler, the kid who can dribble just like Steph

By Jeff Case

It started with an Instagram video a few weeks ago. From there, the dribbling skills of 11-year-old phenom Noah Cutler spread like wildfire to the point that the ball handling maestro was warming up at Oracle Arena with his hero (and inspiration for the video), Stephen Curry.

The folks over at Warriors.com detailed Cutler’s trip to Oracle and his parents pointed out how his dribbling showcase has garnered not only media attention, but a bevy of positive comments from unknown well-wishers, too …


VIDEO: Noah Cutler’s Oracle Arena visit

Cavs, Jazz celebrate Australia Day

By Jeff Case

The NBA is truly an international league, as 100 players from around the world were on opening-night rosters this season. Eight players in the NBA — Cameron BairstowMatthew Dellavedova, Kyrie Irving, Aron Baynes, Andrew Bogut, Patty Mills, Joe Ingles and Dante Exum — hail from Austraila.

Yesterday was Australia Day, and as such, players from the Cavs and Jazz took it upon themselves to celebrate it.

The Cavs went all-in on Australia day with Dellavedova, having him teach teammates some Australian words …


VIDEO: Dellavedova teaches teammates some Australian words

… and had him address the crowd before the game.


VIDEO: Dellavedova addresses the crowd

Cleveland also had Austrailan pop singer Cody Simpson sing the Australian National Anthem last night, too.


VIDEO: Cody Simpson sings Australian National Anthem

(For comparison’s sake, here is Starters co-host Leigh Ellis belting out the Australian National Anthem, too)


VIDEO: Leigh Ellis sings the Australian National Anthem

And, lastly, the Jazz had Ingles and Exum wish their fellow Australians well on the holiday. You’ve gotta love how Ingles does his best to troll Exum throughout the whole segment …


VIDEO: Exum, Ingles wish you a Happy Australia Day

 

Even Warriors’ Triple-Double Machine Green In Awe Of Kobe

By Nick Margiasso IV

Kobe is Kobe, people. So when The Black Mamba hits the road for his retirement tour, even the best NBA players of the day pay respect and lineup like kids in candy stores.

Cue Draymond Green, the NBA’s season triple-double leader, who seems to have waited his whole life to get Kobe Bryant’s John Hancock on his collectible kicks.

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Russell Westbrook performs his own instant replay


VIDEO: Westbrook replay

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Euro Step is a move NBA players utilize from time to time to zig-zag through traffic and get to the basket. We’ve seen it from everyone from Manu Ginobili to James Harden, and last night against the Grizzlies, Russell Westbrook broke it out to get to the hoop. Not only did it get Westbrook a bucket, but Westbrook then performed his own instant replay of the move right there on the court…

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The Top 10 Plays of 2015

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The countdown is officially on, and we are just hours away from the end of 2015. But before you put on your party hat and celebrate, take a moment and check out the top 10 NBA plays of the 2015 calendar year, with some amazing blocks, shots and dunks…


VIDEO: Top 10 of 2015

Chris Paul turned into a dunking machine

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERChris Paul is about six feet tall, and unlike his Los Angeles Clippers teammates Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, Paul’s game has always been played closer to the floor than to the rim. But for some reason, last night in Washington, Paul couldn’t stop dunking. First he got a breakaway dunk in the first quarter, his first dunk of the season, where he finished with a two-handed flush that brought the Clippers bench to their feet. Then, a quarter later, apparently feeling emboldened, Paul drove to the basket and #POSTERIZED rookie Kelly Oubre, drawing a foul.

These were such momentous occurrences that Paul himself took to Instagram following the game to commemorate the evening…

OHHHH DIPPPPPPPP!!!!!

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Mike Dunleavy breaks out the ugly sweater vest

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We’ve seen the Sacramento Kings embrace the ugly holiday sweater trend. And now that trend seems to have worked it’s way East, at least as far as Chicago.

Last night during the Bulls game against the Nets, injured forward Mike Dunleavy broke out his finest ugly holiday sweater. A few weeks back he wore a leisure suit on the bench. Last night? Dunleavy went with the light-up sweater vest. Happy holidays!

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