Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta Hawks’

These kids are pretty excited to meet Al Horford

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — If you’re a kid who is a fan of the NBA, getting the chance to meet an NBA player has to be pretty exciting. The kids in the video below live in Hazelton, PA, and many of them are of Dominican descent. So when these kids found out they were going to have the chance to meet a great Dominican NBA player, Hawks center Al Horford, when the Hawks are in Philadelphia to take on the Sixers, well, their reaction says it all…


VIDEO: Meeting Horford

Stephen Curry and Kent Bazemore are pumped about the Carolina Panthers

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers defeated the Arizona Cardinals in order to qualify for Superbowl 50, where they’ll face Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. And at least two NBA players, Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Atlanta’s Kent Bazemore, are huge Panthers fans who used social media to celebrate the big game.

As the Warriors prepped for tonight’s big game against the Spurs (10:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV), Steph Curry went through yesterday’s practice wearing a Panthers jersey…

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And Steph was appropriately fired up by the win…

Meanwhile, Bazemore basically live-tweeted the NFC title game…

POSTERIZED POLL Week of Jan. 22

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Like we always do at this time, let’s take a look at the best instances of people getting #POSTERIZED over the last week and, at the bottom of the post, you can place your vote for a winner. And don’t forget, if you see someone get posterized, tweet it with the hashtag #POSTERIZED so we don’t miss it!

Let’s get right to it this week. Special shoutout to last week’s winner, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan!

OK, let’s get to the POSTERS…so many entrants this week, perhaps our strongest poll yet from top to bottom, including a special double dose of the great Boban Marjanovic(more…)

POSTERIZED POLL Week of Jan. 8

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Like we always do at this time, let’s take a look at the best instances of people getting #POSTERIZED over the last week and, at the bottom of the post, you can place your vote for a winner. And don’t forget, if you see someone get posterized, tweet it with the hashtag #POSTERIZED so we don’t miss it!

Before we get to the NBA posters, let’s take a moment and give a shoutout to the NBA D-League, which is currently gathered in Santa Cruz, California, for their annual D-League Showcase. Jaron Johnson plays for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, and while he may not be in the NBA quite yet, I think we can all agree that his POSTERIZING skills are NBA worthy for sure…


VIDEO: Jaron Johnson

Special shoutout to last week’s winner, Boston’s Marcus Smart, who narrowly defeated Utah’s Alec Burks in his attempt to get back-to-back POSTERIZED POLL wins.

OK, let’s get to the POSTERS…
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POSTERIZED POLL Week of Dec. 24

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Like we always do at this time, let’s take a look at the best instances of people getting #POSTERIZED over the last week and, at the bottom of the post, you can place your vote for a winner. And don’t forget, if you see someone get posterized, tweet it with the hashtag #POSTERIZED so we don’t miss it!

Special shoutout this week to Kristaps Porzingis, who may be a rookie but still had the presence of mind last night to duck out of the way of LeBron James to avoid getting #POSTERIZED. And even then he still ended up in the picture…

It’s the holiday season, so someone give a big present to last week’s winner, DeAndre Jordan!

Plenty of great entries this week. Let’s go to the posters, and don’t forget to vote for the winner…
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Justin Holiday got slimed

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Atlanta Hawks have hosted a variety of specially themed home games, featuring concerts from artists like Big Boi and T.I., and participation from companies such as Tinder. Recently they announced their next theme night: A tribute to Nickelodeon, the TV network aimed squarely at kids. The Hawks are specifically highlighting some of their ’90s programming, such as “Legends of the Hidden Temple” and “Double Dare.” And while I haven’t watched Nickelodeon in years, apparently some things remain the same: Whatever you do, don’t say “I don’t know” while there’s a bucket of slime around, as Kyle Korver teaches Hawks guard Justin Holiday in the video below…


VIDEO: Holiday slimed

Dennis Schröder loses tooth, puts it in sock

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Hawks guard Dennis Schröder has submitted several breakout performances this season. During last night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, it was Schröder’s tooth that made a run for it. And it didn’t slow down Schröder one bit.

You can see all the gory detail in the video below: As Schröder hit the floor to grab a loose ball, he went mouth-first into Meyers Leonard‘s knee. That’s when his tooth got loose and actually bounced off the court a few times. Schröder’s solution? Well, he picked up the tooth, stuck it in his sock, and kept right on playing. Now that’s toughness…


VIDEO: Schröder tooth

The Force is with them: NBA teams celebrate Star Wars

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With the newest movie in the Star Wars series — Star Wars: The Force Awakens — just days from coming out, teams from around the NBA are preparing to host (or have already hosted) their own version of “Star Wars Night.” Let’s hop in the Millennium Falcon and zoom through the NBA…

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There has been an awakening in the Force in the ATL, as Mike Muscala and Kent Bazemore demonstrate…


VIDEO: Hawks awakening
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The Atlanta Hawks aren’t big fans of Taylor Swift

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Atlanta Hawks recently quizzed a couple of their players by presenting them with some lyrics, and then asking them whether or not these were lyrics from an actual song. The Hawks players mostly seemed to think these were not lyrics from a real song. Which I suppose means they do not listen to much Taylor Swift, although I have to agree that out of context, these lyrics do seem a bit unbelievable. I guess Taylor isn’t gonna invite Al Horford up on stage anytime soon.

Kobe Bryant went to Waffle House

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — I have to make something of a confession: I love Waffle House. Admittedly, this isn’t much of a bombshell — I’ve been pretty vocal and public about my love for all things Waffle House in the past. I’ve lived in New York City for 15 years now, but I spent the first two decades of my life in Atlanta, the home of Waffle House, and eating at Waffle House is one of the things I miss the most about living down South.

The reason I bring all this up is because over the weekend, the Kobe Bryant farewell tour made a stop in Atlanta to take on the Hawks. And after the game, apparently Kobe and his wife wanted to sample the finest delicacies Atlanta had to offer. So they went where else? Waffle House.