August 26, 2016 · 9:25 AM ET
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Carmelo 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?”
August 25, 2016 · 3:41 PM ET
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Lopez twins are perennial favorites here on the All Ball blog, as they’re constantly involved in hijinks and shenanigans. But what have the Lopez brothers been up to this summer? Nets.com caught up with Brook, who appears to have been all around the world this summer…
August 25, 2016 · 10:36 AM ET
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — While in Rio for the Olympics, Jimmy Butler said he thought he would be a terrific NFL wide receiver. (As we saw, Kevin Durant disagreed.) But word apparently got back to Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, who used Photoshop to show Butler what an NFL future might look like…
Butler replied by putting Brown in the middle of some NBA action…
August 25, 2016 · 10:09 AM ET
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We recently saw Steph Curry drain a halfcourt shot while sitting down, which seems like a really hard thing to do. Perhaps Curry’s shot served as an inspiration for the hip=hop artist (and Raptors ambassador) Drake. While at Philips Arena in Atlanta on his current world tour, Drake somehow ended up on the Hawks practice court, and like Curry, he swished the seated halfcourt heave…
August 25, 2016 · 9:59 AM ET
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — When LeBron James and the Cavaliers won the NBA championship, they brought Cleveland fans their first championship in over fifty years. Fans thanked the team by coming out to their parade, and also in other, creative ways. We’ve seen corn mazes dedicated to NBA teams and players, and this farm in Ohio honored the Cavs’ title by building three corn mazes. Homegrown hero, indeed…
August 23, 2016 · 2:32 PM ET
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — On the heels of their trip to the Eastern Conference Finals, the Toronto Raptors are heading into the new season with equally high expectations. And today they announced a couple of on-court changes that should keep attention high. The Raptors unveiled two uniforms they’ll occasionally wear on court this season. First, a Toronto Huskies uniform which is referencing the 70th anniversary of the team that played in the Basketball Association of America. They also introduced a jersey commemorating the Chinese New Year. Here are some quick looks at the new uniforms, and for more images and information, click here.
August 23, 2016 · 10:24 AM ET
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night in Los Angeles, Memphis forward Chandler Parsons joined many other music fans and attended the Adele concert at the Staples Center.
Unlike most of the other fans, however, this wasn’t Parsons’ first attempt to attend the Adele concert at the Staples Center, as he noted with the “We meet again” caption on the photo above.
When was the previous meeting? Last week, when Parsons showed up at the Staples Center for the Adele concert…one week early.
August 22, 2016 · 10:00 AM ET
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Team USA finished their journey yesterday in Rio, beating Serbia 96-66 to win the gold medal. And as they return home, here’s a fun video that surfaced that shows the camaraderie that developed within that team. Chicago’s Jimmy Butler said that given the chance, he could be the best wide receiver in the NFL. When he heard about Butler’s comments, Kevin Durant had something to say…
August 22, 2016 · 9:22 AM ET
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — There are several NBA players who have been vocal about their love of fishing. But I’m not sure we’ve ever seen anyone haul in as big a catch as the Denver Nuggets’ Wilson Chandler recently hauled in. Check out this huge grouper Chandler landed…
August 15, 2016 · 2:08 PM ET
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — United States Olympians Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte have spent the last week proving that they are two of the world’s greatest swimmers, and in Phelps’ case probably the greatest swimmer of all time.
But as KL Chouinard uncovered on Hawks.com, this wasn’t always the case. Before embarking on his NBA career, Atlanta Hawks forward Kris Humphries was a swimmer as a kid. And not just any swimmer: Back in 1995, Humphries recorded the fastest time in the world for his age bracket, in six different events. If I’m Phelps I’m asking for a rematch. Anyway, the results are below and there’s plenty more here on Hawks.com.