Posts Tagged ‘Andre Iguodala’

Curry, Cavaliers top NBA merchandise list

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTERStephen Curry may have lost in the NBA Finals, but he remains on top in at least one metric for popularity: jersey sales.

In the newest rankings of most popular NBA jerseys, based on overall sales on from April through June, Curry remains in the number one spot, where he’s been since the end of the 2014-15 season. Also in the top five are Cleveland’s LeBron James, recently retired Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson.

Meanwhile, when it comes to team sales, fans are clearly celebrating the recent title for the Cavaliers, as Cleveland is atop the most popular team merchandise list for the first time since January 2015. The Cavs are followed by the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder.

Also worth noting, Andre Iguodala (No. 14) makes his debut on the jerseys list while teammate Draymond Green (No. 7) earns his highest ranking ever. Also, San Antonio’s Tim Duncan (No. 11) and Portland’s Damian Lillard (No. 13) place for the first time since June 2015 and April 2015, respectively.

Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys:
1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
4. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
5. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
6. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
7. Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
8. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
9. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
10. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
11. Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
12. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
13. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
14. Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors
15. Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks

Top 10 Most Popular Team Merchandise:
1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Golden State Warriors
3. Los Angeles Lakers
4. Chicago Bulls
5. Oklahoma City Thunder
6. San Antonio Spurs
7. Miami Heat
8. Toronto Raptors
9. New York Knicks
10. Boston Celtics

Stephen Curry really wanted Jordan Spieth to win The Masters

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERStephen Curry has become one of the most popular players in the NBA today, and Curry’s popularity is so strong that it can be easy to forget that Curry also has athletes and people he roots for. Golf, for instance, is one of Curry’s main hobbies, and one of his favorite golfers is last year’s Master’s champ Jordan Spieth.

Steph is such a fan, in fact, that he tweeted his support for Spieth a few days ago…

And this weekend, even as the Warriors were in the final days of their chase for 73 wins, Curry clearly had golf on the brain…

A decade of the NBA on Twitter

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Today is Twitter’s tenth birthday, and over the last decade the social media platform has become an invaluable tool to use while following the NBA. Not only can fans and teams interact in real time, but NBA players and front office members have also taken to Twitter as a way to communicate with fans.

So, to celebrate Twitter’s tenth birthday, we got into the wayback machine and checked out some of our favorite NBA people’s first tweets…


A high five from an NBA player can change your life

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — On Saturday night, ABC begins a new series called “NBA Saturday Primetime,” a series of marquee matchups that will get national coverage. To help promote the series, here’s a new commercial that shows a fantastical version of a fan getting a high five from Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, and the lengths that this fan will go to in order to preserve the memory…


(via FTW)

Andre Iguodala can still dunk (sometimes)

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Our first stop on the Hang Time Road Trip — which airs tonight at 7 pm ET on NBA TV! — was a Golden State Warriors practice, where I ran into NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala. This was an open practice, meaning the stands were full of fans, and the players were mostly trying to make the fans happy by trying dunks and trick shots.

I say mostly, because Iguodala wasn’t dunking at all. So during a break in the practice I asked what was up, and Andre explained that he was just too old and tired to dunk like he used to earlier in his career.

I bring this up because last night I was sitting on the couch watching the Warriors/Lakers preseason game on TNT, and toward the end of the third quarter, this happened…

VIDEO: Iguodala dunk

Impressive, right? Steph Curry threw that up from halfcourt, and Iguodala threw it down. It was impressive enough that I grabbed my phone and tweeted at Andre…

The next play? Oh, right. Maybe you had a point, Dre…

VIDEO: Iguodala misses

Steph Curry is giving out pre-emptive high fives

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Check out this video a fan shot at the Warriors/Raptors exhibition game. The Warriors have the ball on a fast break, and after the ball gets whipped around a bit, the ball ends up in the corner in the hands of Steph Curry. How good a shooter is Curry? Look closely, but it’s clear: As the ball leaves Curry’s hand, he turns and gives a high five to Andre Iguodala on the bench…while the ball is still in the air.

Hey, when you know it’s going in, you know…

Here’s another look at the shot:

Andre Iguodala’s son made him an NBA championship trophy

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s been a pretty good week for Andre Iguodala. First his team, the Golden State Warriors, won the NBA Championship. Seconds later, Iguodala was named the NBA Finals MVP. Then, while celebrating Father’s Day this weekend, Andre got a gift from his son that, in retrospect, makes the kid seem pretty prescient…

The All Ball 2015 NBA Finals Preview: Golden State Warriors

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Here on the All Ball blog, we try to take a big picture look at the NBA, which means we spend as much (or more) time looking at off-court stuff as we do at the on-court. With that established, we thought we would preview the 2015 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers by looking at some of the things that makes each franchise so special…

Their 2015 Finals Hype Video

VIDEO: Warriors Finals Hype

ICYMI from 2014-15 — Five All Ball posts worth checking out…

Check out this animated version of Stephen Curry’s warmup routine

California family has ultimate Golden State Warriors fancave

Riley Curry (and her Dad) are going to the NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors release “Splash” music video

Stephen Curry has come a long way

Three accounts to follow on Twitter

Stephen Curry

Klay Thompson

Draymond Green

One player to follow on Instagram

Andre Iguodala

Three writers/media people to follow for the Warriors

Ethan Strauss
Tim Kawakami
Diamond Leung

Andre Iguodala drops defender with vicious crossover

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — For a forward, Andre Iguodala sure does have a history of using his crossover dribble to shake free and drop defenders. I mean, we’re not even a year removed from this play, when Iguodala left Denver’s Quincy Miller in the dust.

VIDEO: Iguodala Miller

But if you thought that was nice, just wait until you see what Iguodala did last night. With the Warriors taking on the Cavaliers, Iguodala ran into Cleveland’s Matthew Dellavedova in transition, and Iguodala dropped another crossover dribble that literally took the feet right out from underneath Dellavedova, leaving him grasping for air…

Mo’Ne Davis meets the Golden State Warriors

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The breakout star of this year’s Little League World Series was Mo’Ne Davis, the first girl to pitch a shutout in Little League World Series history. She scored the cover of Sports Illustrated and helped the LLWS get the highest ratings it had ever received. In all the excitement, Davis said several times that she hoped to go on to become a WNBA player, and that her favorite NBA player was Stephen Curry. So last night, with the Warriors in Philadelphia, Davis got to meet Curry and get up some shots, as well as Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, who hashtagged that he was actually jealous of Davis’s kicks.

VIDEO: Mo’Ne Curry