The Warriors visit the White House


VIDEO: Warrior’s White House

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the perks (among many) of winning an NBA title is the winning teams traditionally get to pay a visit to the White House, where we have a sitting president that’s a huge hoops fan. And with the Golden State Warriors in Washington D.C. after defeating the Wizards last night, today the Warriors got to spend some time in the White House and with President Obama, who unveiled a pretty good Steph Curry impression…

 

Ricky Rubio experiences high and lows of the NBA

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Minnesota Timberwolves were in Los Angeles to take on the Clippers last night, and T-Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio had the opportunity to experience the joy and pain of the NBA during the same game.

The good? Check out this pass, where as Rubio is falling down he delivers a nutmeg to DeAndre Jordan…

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And then, of course, the bad, as Rubio saves a ball from going out of bounds and ends up with his hair full of popcorn…

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Draymond Green cools down Stephen Curry

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Golden State’s Stephen Curry had himself a game last night against the Washington Wizards. He scored 25 points in the first quarter, including 7 three-pointers, and finished with 51 points on 11 threes, as the Warriors basically outscored the Washington Wizards, 134-121. Curry was hot all night, and no matter what the Wizards tried, they couldn’t slow him down. As Wizards guard John Wall said after the game: “It’s like Kobe (Bryant) when he had 81. He couldn’t miss. You keep defending the best way you can. We challenged some shots. He didn’t have too many open looks. He just made them.”

Curry was so hot, the only person who could manage to cool him off was his teammate Draymond Green, who had to resort to the old ice water trick during Curry’s postgame interview…

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Which NBA team has the best court design?

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — I know, I know: Art and design is subjective. What resonates deeply with one person might completely whiff with someone else. And that stretches into the NBA world as well — uniforms, logos and court designs all get obsessed over. So the Chicago Tribune did something pretty interesting to try and get a consensus when it comes to NBA court design. The Trib gathered four art and design experts and had them look at and rate all 30 NBA courts. They then added up all the scores and crowned a winner. Check out their rankings here and let us know down below, which team do you think has the coolest court?

These kids are pretty excited to meet Al Horford

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — If you’re a kid who is a fan of the NBA, getting the chance to meet an NBA player has to be pretty exciting. The kids in the video below live in Hazelton, PA, and many of them are of Dominican descent. So when these kids found out they were going to have the chance to meet a great Dominican NBA player, Hawks center Al Horford, when the Hawks are in Philadelphia to take on the Sixers, well, their reaction says it all…


VIDEO: Meeting Horford

Draymond Green has some advice for Kevin Hart

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Golden State Warriors are one of the most popular teams in the NBA this season for their play on the court. Off the court? They’re starting to get popular there as well. So in this new ad from Foot Locker, Kevin Hart looks to Warriors forward Draymond Green for advice with the launch of his “fashion” line. Perhaps Green should stick to racking up triple-doubles…


VIDEO: Draymond-Hart

Kevin Love finally makes the postgame Cavs photo

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Cleveland Cavaliers enjoy posting group Instagram photos of themselves. The problem is, somehow Kevin Love keeps getting left out of the picture. As a result, Love recently had to edit himself into a team photo to make sure he got in there.

But last night, things finally changed in Love’s favor. After beating the Pacers in overtime, the Cavs posed for a team photo. And this time, they included Kevin Love. As he posted on Instagram, he was pretty excited about this…

Great OT road win #squadUP #ontothenext #HELLYEAHHHHimadethepic

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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”…

The Portland Trail Blazers look a lot like other people

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — When an NBA player is in uniform, it’s tough to mistake them for someone else — they have their name across their back, after all. But according to the members of the Portland Trail Blazers, they’ve each been told they look like other people, and mostly famous people. Now we just need to see CJ McCollum do the Steve Urkel dance…


VIDEO: Blazers Lookalike

Fans find creative way to get Stephen Curry’s autograph

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s no surprise that fans would want Stephen Curry’s autograph — by any measure, he’s one of the most popular players in the NBA today. Which means that even getting to Curry to procure his signature can be tough. So some fans this weekend in Philadelphia came up with a novel approach to get Curry to sign a few items…


VIDEO: Curry autograph fishing