Blake Griffin shows off amazing ballhandling skills

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Clippers showed off their new uniforms a few weeks ago, but apparently there are other new things in the works, such as Blake Griffin becoming a ball-handling genius. In this video Blake posted on Facebook, he does his best Globetrotter and keeps the ball off the ground using his head and shoulders and arms. Let’s hope he tries this in a game once the season starts…

Russell Westbrook really enjoyed the Taylor Swift concert

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERTaylor Swift started her run of concerts in Los Angeles with Kobe Bryant presenting her with a banner, and last night, Oklahoma City point guard (and Los Angeles native) Russell Westbrook — who as we previously noted, is a huge Taylor Swift fan — attended her show and got his groove on…

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Jabari Parker looks pretty good

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the most disappointing injuries last season was when promising Milwaukee rookie Jabari Parker suffered a season-ending injury in December. While we were deprived of seeing Parker for most of last season, in this Vine posted by the Bucks, Parker looks like he’s well on the way to a full recovery…

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Amir Johnson makes a three on scooter

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — This summer’s latest NBA meme has been crop mazes, something nobody saw coming. But another, more participatory trend, has been guys riding self-balancing scooters. Here’s Boston center Amir Johnson nailing a three while riding a scooter.

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Allen Iverson photo memes

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Part of what made Allen Iverson so popular was his inability to hide his emotions on the court. And as a result of this, we have a trove of pictures of Iverson in various states. The Philadelphia 76ers dipped into that collection to make some memes out of AI’s faces.

For instance: That feeling when the teacher dismisses class, but someone reminds them they forgot to assign weekend homework…

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Or: That feeling when your aunt’s birthday present is wack…

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There are plenty more here.

Lang and the Rookies: Dance Moves

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The last two years, we attended the NBA Rookie Photoshoot in Tarrytown, NY, and asked the NBA’s incoming rookie class some non-traditional questions. This year was no exception, as we asked dozens of incoming players all kinds of questions.

For today’s final video we asked the rookies: What is your signature dance move?


VIDEO: Dance Moves

Lang and the Rookies: Movie Tears

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The last two years, we attended the NBA Rookie Photoshoot in Tarrytown, NY, and asked the NBA’s incoming rookie class some non-traditional questions. This year was no exception, as we asked dozens of incoming players all kinds of questions.

For today’s video we asked the rookies: What was the last movie that made you cry?


VIDEO: Movie Tears

Stephen Curry joins Lecrae onstage at concert

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The rapper Lecrae is not only popular in a general sense, but he is particularly popular among athletes. One of Lecrae’s biggest fans for a while now has been Stephen Curry, who tweeted support for Lecrae’s last album, Anomaly, before it debuted at number 1 on the charts. Over the weekend, with Lecrae in the Bay Area to perform, Curry took to the stage and showed his slick moves aren’t limited to the basketball court.


VIDEO: Curry Lecrae

Cam Newton pays tribute to LeBron James with TD celebration

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has had a signature celebration for a while now: He stands tall and pretends to rip open his jersey, as if he were Superman. But this weekend in a preseason game against the Miami Dolphins, Newton broke out a new wrinkle: He added LeBron James‘ hand-pumping/high-knee move to the Superman…

And LeBron, a noted football fan, took to Twitter to express his support for Newton as well as the impending return of the football season…

Kobe Bryant joins Taylor Swift on stage during concert

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, at the latest stop on her “1989 Tour,” singer Taylor Swift had a special guest join her on stage. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant made a surprise appearance, taking the stage to unveil a banner commemorating Swift’s 16 sold out shows at the Staples Center, the home of Kobe’s Lakers (as well as the Clippers).