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NBA teams celebrate May The 4th Be With You

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Today is May 4, which to a certain subset of people (including Brook and Robin Lopez, above) is better known as May The 4th Be With You, a day to celebrate all things Star Wars. And NBA teams, they’re just like us! Here’s how several teams celebrated the day on social media…

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The NBA reacts to Golden State’s historic season


VIDEO: Warriors Numbers

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With their win last night over the Memphis Grizzlies, the Golden State Warriors pushed their record to 73-9, setting a record for the best regular-season mark in NBA history. They broke a record set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, who finished 72-10, and a record many people thought might never be broken. Here’s how people from around the NBA, including some Warriors themselves, reacted to Golden State’s record-setting evening…

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The NBA reacts to Kobe Bryant’s final game

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — On a night where the Golden State Warriors set a record by finishing the season 73-9, the story of the night was the final game of Kobe Bryant. As it turned out, even in his final game, one of the NBA’s greatest players still had some magic left in him. Kobe finished with 60 points, on 22-of-50 shooting, in the performance of a lifetime, as the Lakers came from behind to win, 101-96. Players from around the NBA watched and shared their reactions on social media…

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The Oklahoma City Thunder are bonded by mustaches

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — As we head into the playoffs, NBA teams are looking to come together for their final postseason push. Sometimes we’ll see teams wear matching shoes, or maybe they all shave their heads as a show of unity. Down in Oklahoma City, big man Enes Kanter has an idea to get everyone on the same page: huge mustaches. OK, so maybe Photoshop has to be invoked, but still, pretty good idea…

The NBA reacts to the NCAA championship game


VIDEO: Jenkins shot

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night’s NCAA Championship game between North Carolina and Villanova came down to a game-winning buzzer beater by Villanova’s Kris Jenkins, just seconds after an incredible game-tying three from UNC’s Marcus Paige. With the NBA taking a final night off before the sprint to the playoffs, plenty of NBA players tuned in to the big finale and reacted on social media…

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A decade of the NBA on Twitter

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Today is Twitter’s tenth birthday, and over the last decade the social media platform has become an invaluable tool to use while following the NBA. Not only can fans and teams interact in real time, but NBA players and front office members have also taken to Twitter as a way to communicate with fans.

So, to celebrate Twitter’s tenth birthday, we got into the wayback machine and checked out some of our favorite NBA people’s first tweets…

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Maybe Frank Kaminsky looks like a Craig

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — You know how when you go to Starbucks, they ask for your name and then write your name on the side of the cup so you can find your drink once it’s ready? Over the weekend, Charlotte Hornets forward Frank Kaminsky went to Starbucks, placed his order, and either picked up the wrong order or got a barista who wasn’t sure how to spell “Frank”…

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.

Follow Draymond Green on Twitter here.

Happy New Year from the NBA

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — At some point yesterday, depending on where you live, the clock struck midnight and 2015 became 2016. And NBA players from around the league took to social media to wish a happy new year to NBA fans around the world…

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Jonas Valanciunas got his cast signed by Kobe

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Kobe Bryant “Don’t Call This A Farewell Tour” Tour stopped in Toronto last night. And while Kobe has asked opposing teams to please not make sure a big deal out of his final games in each city, it’s understandably tough to just pretend like it’s just another game. So the Raptors played it normal during pregame introductions, but later on, via DeMar DeRozan, they gave Kobe a gift of a customized hat and sneakers…

But the coolest gift may have come from Kobe himself. Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas is out with a broken hand, and as such missed his chance to play against Bryant in his final NBA game up north. But, as Valanciunas tweeted, he did manage to get Kobe to commemorate the occasion…