LeBron James’ mustache is spectacular

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The month of November has been re-branded as Movember, a month when men are encouraged to grow beards and mustaches as a way to raise awareness of prostate and other cancers. (You can read more about the movement here.) Several members of the Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be embracing the cause, such as Kevin Love, who has a full-on ’70s-cop-TV-show ‘stache…


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But perhaps the greatest mustache in Cleveland belongs to LeBron James, who has managed to grow his mustache out long enough that yesterday he posted a selfie with the ends of his mustache waxed and curled up, Snidely Whiplash-style. It’s quite a look…

Mooostash on deck! #Movember #StriveForGreatness

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Robin Lopez went Back to the Future

This week in New York City was the New York Comic Con, an event where fans of comic books and popular culture gather in Gotham to get together and hang out. And as we’ve seen before, there may be no bigger (literally) fan of pop culture than Knicks center Robin Lopez. And this year, Lopez showed up in costume as Doc Brown from Back to the Future. Big idea: Lopez, who wears number 8, should switch and wear jersey number 88 — shoutout to the Flux Capacitor.

Al Jefferson and Marvin Williams go shopping in China

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — This is my favorite kind of thing to post in the All Ball blog, because there isn’t anything spectacular happening in this video. Instead, we get to tag along as Charlotte Hornets Al Jefferson and Marvin Williams go out shopping in Shenzhen, China. They discuss travel, look for a pair of gym shorts (you’d think the Hornets may have extra gym shorts but whatever), take a picture with fans, chat about fast food, basically just bro out. My favorite part might be when the guy hands them souvenir ties, and they’re so genuinely appreciative. I’m pitching a travel show with Al and Marv right now…

VIDEO: Al and Marv

Kid at Sacramento Kings game is a dancing machine

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — This video from last night’s Kings game begins with two kids standing there, ready to dance. But pretty quickly, one of the kids takes a seat, leaving a lone dancer there, cutting a rug by himself. And after seeing this young dancing machine strut his stuff, I can’t really fault the other guy for taking a seat. Dance kid, go…

VIDEO: Dancing kid

Thunder unveil alternate uniforms for 2015-16

NBA.com staff reports

Kevin Durant’s back healthy and cleared for camp. There’s a new coach and system in town. Russell Westbrook is still arguably the most explosive player in the NBA.

With the future looking as bright as it is in Oklahoma City, why not unveil sunset orange uniforms to be worn 18 times this upcoming season?

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The Thunder will wear these alternate uniforms on all 13 of their Sunday matchups, along with five other times throughout the season.

Jeremy Lin explains how to fit in the NBA

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — If this NBA thing doesn’t work out for Jeremy Lin — and for whatever it’s worth, it seems to be going just fine, thank you very much — perhaps Lin should look into a back-up career in the world of video. Because Lin sure does seem to enjoy, and be good at, making viral videos. And while the videos of him pranking people are always funny, this latest Youtube video is also great. Here Lin gets a little help from fellow NBA players like Stephen Curry, Tyson Chandler, DeAndre Jordan and Kemba Walker, in this video about how to fit in the NBA…

VIDEO: Lin fits

New Orleans Pelicans unveil Mardi Gras uniforms

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Mardi Gras is a series of carnival celebrations held each Winter (usually February) in New Orleans. So it makes sense that the New Orleans Pelicans would introduce a uniform inspired by the annual event. In this Q&A with the Pelicans’ equipment manager, he explains that for the Pelicans’ players, who previously had Mardi Gras uniforms from 2010-13, they enjoy the chance to switch it up every once in a while.

Detroit Pistons debut new hype video

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Detroit Pistons are a few years into their rebuilding campaign under Stan Van Gundy, and in this new hype video the Pistons released today, they point out the connections between the hard-nosed style of play Van Gundy is espousing, and the way the city of Detroit is rebounding from their economic troubles. Pretty cool stuff…

VIDEO: Pistons Hype

Dwight Howard rates James Harden the best left-hander of all-time

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — A few weeks ago on the NBA.com blogtable, we looked at some of the greatest left-handed players of all-time, a list that includes some legendary NBA players, such as Bill Russell, David Robinson, Manu Ginobili, Tiny Archibald…the list can go on and on.

Houston guard James Harden got one vote on our NBA.com list, but that’s presumably only because his teammate Dwight Howard didn’t have a vote.

Last night, Howard took to Twitter to answer questions from fans, and when asked for his take on the greatest lefty of all-time, Howard went with Harden…

And you know what? Dwight hears your disagreement, and respectfully reserves the right to disagree…

And for what it’s worth, Howard mentioned Russell among his list of the best in League history…

When a fan asked how Russell could be one of the three best of all-time but not the best lefty, Howard had an answer ready for him…

What do you say? Is James Harden the best lefty of all-time? Or does someone else get your vote?

Andrew Wiggins dunks on JJ Barea

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night the Canadian National Team played an exhibition against Puerto Rico, and on the play below, J.J. Barea ended up squaring off against Andrew Wiggins on a fast break. As it turned out, Barea didn’t stand much of a chance…