September 24, 2015 · 9:30AM
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — NBA players get into all kinds of things in the summer, from vacations to workouts to, sometimes, trying something completely new. Sixers guard (and Canada native) Nik Stauskas recently turned up at a Canadian television station and attempted something new: Being a weatherman. Let’s just say there’s room for improvement. Next time perhaps he should use his alter ego “Sauce Castillo,” which actually sounds like an Anchorman name…
VIDEO: Stauskas weather
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September 23, 2015 · 2:35PM
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
September 23, 2015 · 10:46AM
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s the summer, and there’s not much happening around the NBA right now. Luckily for all of us, someone decided to edit together some of Gerald Green‘s best dunks.
The top five?
Oh no, no, no.
OK, the top ten, you ask aloud?
Why are you thinking so small? No way!
Well then, the top 50, you wonder?
No, my friend. Someone edited together the top 200 dunks from Gerald Green.
Grab a seat. This is gonna take a while…
VIDEO: Green 200
September 23, 2015 · 9:46AM
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Video games continue to get more and more realistic, and in this trailer for NBA 2K16, which is out next week, this is perhaps one of the most realistic things ever in a game: Chris Bosh photobombing a teammate during a postgame interview. We know he does it in real life; now Bosh does it in a video game, too.
September 22, 2015 · 10:25AM
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Fans spend a lot of time cheering for their favorite athletes. But this new commercial flips the script, as Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Houston Texans defender JJ Watt turn into cheerleaders for some of their biggest fans. Some pretty great reactions from the fans here…
VIDEO: Durant and Watt
September 22, 2015 · 10:05AM
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Swingman Sonny Weems has played for a couple of NBA teams, but has a new home after signing with the Phoenix Suns over the summer. What will Weems bring to the Suns? Presumably several skills, but for certain, he looks ready to do some incredible dunking.
Here is cell-phone footage from a recent workout at the Suns facility, where Weems goes baseline and dunks, and brings the rim along with him. Think this means we’ll get Weems in the dunk contest this season?
September 22, 2015 · 9:37AM
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Late night host Stephen Cobert may spell his first name the same way as Golden State guard Stephen Curry, but they pronounce them differently, which is just one thing separating the two stars. Another issue? Auto-fill results on Google. So in order to settle this pressing issues, last night on the Late Show, Stephen challenged Stephen to a sock/laundry shoot-out.
VIDEO: Stephen vs Stephen
September 21, 2015 · 9:46AM
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Carolina Panthers hosted their home opener yesterday, with a 24-17 win over the Houston Texans, running their start to 2-0 on the season. And to get the crowd fired up, the Panthers brought in the NBA’s reigning MVP, Golden State guard Stephen Curry, who grew up in North Carolina and is a big Panthers fan…
September 21, 2015 · 9:30AM
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — During a recent appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook was asked about his pregame rituals. And besides a pregame nap and calling his parents, Westbrook has one other routine that seems to be very, very specific. Hey, the man knows how he likes his PB&J. Just make sure you toast the bread, please.
VIDEO: Westbrook PB&J
September 18, 2015 · 2:34PM
VIDEO: AD dunks the sun
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — What can’t New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis do? Seems like there’s nothing he can’t do, if you’ve seen him play. And maybe that list of things he can do should extend to bending the laws of nature.
In this photo shoot for Red Bull, Anthony Davis posed for a bunch of photos for photographer Dustin Snipes, who managed to make these images without the use of Photoshop or any other computer tricks. (Snipes explains some of the behind-the-scenes technical challenges they faced here.)
You can see more images from Red Bull here.
Next time there’s an eclipse, I think we know who to blame.