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Stephen Curry and Kent Bazemore are pumped about the Carolina Panthers

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers defeated the Arizona Cardinals in order to qualify for Superbowl 50, where they’ll face Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. And at least two NBA players, Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Atlanta’s Kent Bazemore, are huge Panthers fans who used social media to celebrate the big game.

As the Warriors prepped for tonight’s big game against the Spurs (10:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV), Steph Curry went through yesterday’s practice wearing a Panthers jersey…

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And Steph was appropriately fired up by the win…

Meanwhile, Bazemore basically live-tweeted the NFC title game…

Cam Newton dances courtside at Hornets game

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Carolina Panthers have been one of the NFL’s surprise teams, as QB Cam Newton has put up an MVP-type season. He’s also drawn some criticism for his on-field celebrations, criticism he’s laughed off. So when you’re courtside at a Hornets/Cavs game and it’s time for the Dance Cam, who better to feature than Newton? Look at his dab!

Cleveland Cavaliers join Raptors dance squad

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — When an NBA dance team is on the court doing their dance routine, not much is going to make them get off the floor before they’re supposed to leave. Even if the opponent finishes their huddle early and strolls onto the court to take part in the opening tip-off. And even if that opponent is LeBron James and the Cavs. Turns out a dance team and an NBA team can co-exist…at least for a few seconds…


VIDEO: Cavs join the Raptors’ dance team

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(via SBNation)

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.