Off The Court

Carmelo Anthony is a fashion trendsetter

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERCarmelo Anthony is back in New York City from his gold medal-winning trip to Rio with USA Basketball. And when Melo and his wife took a late-night stroll to the corner store, he apparently decided to wear a hat featuring the Olympic rings, along with a robe embroidered with “Melo.” Melo’s logic seems sound: “Why would I get dressed up?”

LATE NIGHT CHRONICLES WITH MELO #stayme7o πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Catching up with Brook Lopez

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Lopez twins are perennial favorites here on the All Ball blog, as they’re constantly involved in hijinks and shenanigans. But what have the Lopez brothers been up to this summer? Nets.com caught up with Brook, who appears to have been all around the world this summer…

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…

πŸ‘πŸ‘ @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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Farm builds corn maze tribute to LeBron and Cavs

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — When LeBron James and the Cavaliers won the NBA championship, they brought Cleveland fans their first championship in over fifty years. Fans thanked the team by coming out to their parade, and also in other, creative ways. We’ve seen corn mazes dedicated to NBA teams and players, and this farm in Ohio honored the Cavs’ title by building three corn mazes. Homegrown hero, indeed…

Toronto Raptors unveil alternate uniforms

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — On the heels of their trip to the Eastern Conference Finals, the Toronto Raptors are heading into the new season with equally high expectations. And today they announced a couple of on-court changes that should keep attention high. The Raptors unveiled two uniforms they’ll occasionally wear on court this season. First, a Toronto Huskies uniform which is referencing the 70th anniversary of the team that played in the Basketball Association of America. They also introduced a jersey commemorating the Chinese New Year. Here are some quick looks at the new uniforms, and for more images and information, click here.

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Chandler Parsons really likes Adele

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night in Los Angeles, Memphis forward Chandler Parsons joined many other music fans and attended the Adele concert at the Staples Center.

We meet again. #bringonthetears

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Unlike most of the other fans, however, this wasn’t Parsons’ first attempt to attend the Adele concert at the Staples Center, as he noted with the “We meet again” caption on the photo above.

When was the previous meeting? Last week, when Parsons showed up at the Staples Center for the Adele concert…one week early.

Came downtown for the Adele concert…its next Sunday.

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(via SBNation)

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…

That time Kris Humphries beat Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte

Pool workout. Swimming isn't that easy anymore.

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — United States Olympians Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte have spent the last week proving that they are two of the world’s greatest swimmers, and in Phelps’ case probably the greatest swimmer of all time.

But as KL Chouinard uncovered on Hawks.com, this wasn’t always the case. Before embarking on his NBA career, Atlanta Hawks forward Kris Humphries was a swimmer as a kid. And not just any swimmer: Back in 1995, Humphries recorded the fastest time in the world for his age bracket, in six different events. If I’m Phelps I’m asking for a rematch. Anyway, the results are below andΒ there’s plenty more here on Hawks.com.

Lang and the Rookies: Olympic Spirit

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The last three years, we have 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 caught up with dozens of incoming rookies…

For today’s video we asked the rooks a simple question: What Olympic sport, other than basketball, would you like to try?

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…