Kelly Olynyk goes back to school

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Summer is over, which means it’s time to head back to school for another year of learning. And in the Boston area, the Celtics held a special contest where one lucky student could return to class with a Celtic along for the ride. The winner was a kid named Trevor, who went back to his middle school and brought along Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk. The green backpack was a nice touch…

Steven Adams gives football a try

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERSteven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder was one of the breakout performers of the NBA playoffs, repeatedly displaying toughness and fortitude. So what better place to show off that toughness than on the football field? Recently Adams and teammate Andre Roberson surprised some students at the Heritage Hall school in Oklahoma City. I have to think Adams was slowed a bit by wearing flip-flops, but then again I wouldn’t want to have to line up against him…

Thon Maker meets Wisconsin

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Milwaukee Bucks always do a terrific job introducing their new players to the local community, as we’ve seen in previous years. This year, in order to make sure everyone is familiar with rookie Thon Maker, the Bucks took Maker on tour around the state, to see the best of what Wisconsin has to offer…

Kevin Seraphin is clearly not afraid of snakes

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — There are a few important things to note before you view this content featuring Indiana Pacers center Kevin Seraphin.

1) Kevin Seraphin is listed at 6’10”. So he’s tall.
2) Seraphin is on the record as being an animal lover, particularly snakes.

So with those things in mind, check out this video Seraphin posted to Twitter featuring him laying in what is essentially a gigantic pile of what must be gigantic snakes at a place called Prehistoric Pets. While I appreciate Seraphin’s attempts to be an evangelist for the often-reviled snake, you’re on your own here, buddy.

LeBron James sings Happy Birthday to Kevin Love

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERLeBron James can do it all — score, defend, pass, rebound… name it, LeBron’s done it. Singing, though? Well, as LeBron displays in this Instagram video where he sings to a magazine cover of his teammate Kevin Love, let’s just say he might have some room for improvement…

Lopez Brothers right Star Wars wrong

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — At the end of the original Star Wars film, our heroes (Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Chewbacca) are presented with the esteemed Medal of Bravery from Princess Leia. Well, Han and Luke are presented with medals — Chewie isn’t actually given a medal, a move that angered many longtime Star Wars fans and has spawned countless memes.

Well, leave it to the NBA’s proudest nerds, Robin and Brook Lopez, to right this egregious wrong. This weekend at Disneyland, the Lopez brothers presented Chewie with his long-forsaken medal.

Seems like a proper time to repost this video, too…

The Currys know how to get buckets

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — After some well-deserved time off this summer, two-time MVP Steph Curry is currently on a tour of China. And while we know Stephen knows how to hit threes, it turns out his wife, Ayesha, also knows how to swish from deep…

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Drake continues NBA practice court halfcourt shot tour

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — So we saw Drake drain a seated halfcourt shot a few days at the Atlanta Hawks practice court, while Drake was in Atlanta on his Summer Sixteen tour. Now the tour has moved on to Miami, and Drake apparently made a visit to the Miami Heat’s practice court, where he tried another seated halfcourt shot…but this time he called glass…

Steven Adams and Andre Roberson want it that way

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Several members of the Oklahoma City Thunder traveled to New Zealand to hang out with teammate Steven Adams, and while they were there, apparently a road trip went down. And you know what that means: listening to the radio and singing along at the top of your lungs, as Adams and Andre Roberson showed…

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?”

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