Never gets old

Tony Allen Stops Lionel Hollins

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER – It’s been fun watching Memphis wingman Tony Allen develop into one of the NBA’s elite perimeter defenders over the last few years. With his unique skill set, he can stop anyone: he’s versatile, athletic, smart, savvy — really the total package. And speaking of, ahem, you know, over the weekend Allen accidentally discovered how to stop Memphis coach Lionel Hollins. Walk it off, coach.

h/t r/NBA

Green Compiles Different Hat Trick

by Zettler Clay IV

In the battle-torn world of the NBA, certain teams bring a certain grit out of each other that transcends records. The Boston Celtics are currently seventh in the East, but that doesn’t matter to the Miami Heat. Their games are going to be physical affairs with both teams jabbering and tussling throughout the 48 minutes.

Last time these two teams met, LeBron gave fans a giddy highlight and Jason Terry a strong headache.

Tonight in a rematch, Terry’s teammate Jeff Green took it personal.



Not once…



Not twice…



And yes, good people, the trifecta.

Green did eventually get up from that last jam and finished with 23,432 dunks for the game 25 points, giving him a combined 68 points in his last two contests versus the Heat.

Boris Diaw Adds Flair To Harlem Shake

by Zettler Clay IV

Just when you thought the Harlem Shake was dead and buried, another athlete takes a stab at it. Earlier, Boris Diaw tweeted his contribution to the cultural meme and whadayaknow…this piece of brilliance happens:


Things we have learned today:

1) When Boris Diaw isn’t on the other end of Gregg Popovich’s glare and exhortations, he has time to deliver an original take on a (now) unoriginal craze.

2) Popovich is probably thrilled by this video.

3) Everything looks five times cooler when depicted through legos and stop motion.

The boys in Miami, Inside crew and thousands of videos have joined the fun. Executive producer Diaw not only gets a pass for being late to the party, but wins extra points because, well, these are legos in stop motion (see No. 3).

It’s clear from this production that Diaw has a penchant for the ornate. If this is any indication of his creativity, I might find myself rooting for more Spurs off days.

Popovich Is Never, Ever Happy

by Zettler Clay IV

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past 15 years or so, you know two things:

a) You know more than two things.
b) Gregg Popovich is pretty ornery.

This isn’t a pejorative on the longtime San Antonio Spurs coach. I appreciate “some nasty” in leaders. Even more when it’s blended with effective communication, which the four-time championship winning Popovich has in spades.

Since this is All-Star weekend and all, the good ole folks in the multimedia department decided to put together a sort of midseason tribute to the “unhappy” coach:
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Sir Charles Debuts As Meteorologist

by Zettler Clay IV

There’s nothing Charles Barkley can’t — and won’t — do. Reporting the weather, included.  Last night at a Phoenix ABC affiliate, Chuck made his presence felt only as he could:
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What was he doing there? Who knows. Who cares. He’s the Round Mound and a reason isn’t needed. And like many plant owners, he too, doesn’t know if the ones in his yard “are dead or alive.”

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Durant Gives Scola A Holiday Photo

by Zettler Clay IV

The Kevin Durant tour is steadily rolling. His latest stop was last night’s matchup in Phoenix against the Suns, where he put on a…well, show doesn’t quite do the description justice. Perhaps the picture helps:

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Sending another player (Luis Scola) into complete capitulation is a surefire sign of dominance. What about scoring your last points of the game on a facial?



Durant’s final line: 41 points, 15-30 field goals en route to bolstering a league-best record and giving a couple of Suns a case of Monday night doldrums.

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Ish Smith Welcomes John Wall Back

by Zettler Clay IV

Washington sports could use an uplifting story. With their football savior set to recover from tearing his knee, the Wizards gladly welcome their franchise savior John Wall into the fold.

Not so fast Wizards stakeholders. It generally takes time to get back into the swing of things. The Magic’s Ish Smith served as a reinforcer of this cliche/truism:
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In fairness, this play was more Smith being spectacular than Wall being rusty. But the night wasn’t done before Wall provided superb get-back of his own:
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The Wizards won their second game in a row by double-digits with Wall back in uniform. A trend may be forming here. District residents can only hope.

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Bledsoe Channels Inner LeBron…Again

by Zettler Clay IV

Think Eric Bledsoe’s getting the hang of this chase-down block thing? Courtesy of last night’s Warriors-Clippers contest:
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And for the sake of more jaw-dropping, let’s revisit a few more of Bledsoe’s handiwork from this season. There’s this. This. And then this on Dwyane Wade:

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Yea, I think he’s got the hang of it.

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LaMarcus Aldridge, How Does Your Head Feel?

by Zettler Clay IV

Signed, Byron Mullens:


Gerald Green Continues To Look Down On Rims

By Zettler Clay IV

The man’s exploits are getting trite and the season is not even two weeks old. Then again, do these things ever get old? Methinks not.


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