Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn Nets’

Lopez Brothers right Star Wars wrong

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — At the end of the original Star Wars film, our heroes (Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Chewbacca) are presented with the esteemed Medal of Bravery from Princess Leia. Well, Han and Luke are presented with medals — Chewie isn’t actually given a medal, a move that angered many longtime Star Wars fans and has spawned countless memes.

Well, leave it to the NBA’s proudest nerds, Robin and Brook Lopez, to right this egregious wrong. This weekend at Disneyland, the Lopez brothers presented Chewie with his long-forsaken medal.

Seems like a proper time to repost this video, too…

Catching up with Brook Lopez

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…

Brook Lopez will clean your house

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Brooklyn Nets’ season may be over, but that doesn’t mean center Brook Lopez isn’t taking any time off. In this video from the Nets, Lopez pays a visit to the house of a fan and helps her out with some spring cleaning. Wiping down tables? Adjusting rods that are near the ceiling? Lighting a scented candle to improve the ambience? Brook Lopez can really do it all…

The NBA reacts to the NCAA championship game


VIDEO: Jenkins shot

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night’s NCAA Championship game between North Carolina and Villanova came down to a game-winning buzzer beater by Villanova’s Kris Jenkins, just seconds after an incredible game-tying three from UNC’s Marcus Paige. With the NBA taking a final night off before the sprint to the playoffs, plenty of NBA players tuned in to the big finale and reacted on social media…

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Brook Lopez becomes latest Lopez in mascot battle

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We’ve faithfully chronicled the exploits of Knicks center Robin Lopez when it comes to mascots, as he has repeatedly found himself in physical altercations with our (usually) furry friends. Robin’s most recent mascot mixup came in Toronto, as he tangled with the Raptor.

Last night, perhaps to avenge the family name, Robin’s brother Brook, who has largely stayed above the mascot fray, was in Toronto and got into it with the Raptor…

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Jay-Z is a good NBA scout

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — During the Clippers/Nets game a few nights ago, the Nets hung around and kept the game competitive, until the Clippers clinched the game with a trio of alley-oops from Chris Paul to DeAndre Jordan in the game’s final three minutes. After the game, Jay-Z, who was sitting courtside, grabbed CP3 and showed he had the scouting report figured out. Good luck stopping it, though…

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Brooklyn Nets gave Kobe some books of poetry

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERKobe Bryant has been given gifts at games all along his retirement tour, and while he didn’t play against the Brooklyn Nets last night, the Nets still wanted to commemorate their final game against Kobe. So as you see in the video below, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson presented Kobe with a few gifts, including a book of poetry from Brooklyn poets, which is fitting since Kobe announced his retirement in the form of a poem. As Kobe says, the poetry book is the “most creative” gift he’s received yet…


VIDEO: Kobe Gifts

Joe Johnson crosses over Jusuf Nurkic

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Hang around the NBA long enough and you’ll hear the phrase: “You reach, I teach.” And on this play in last night’s Brooklyn/Denver game, we basically saw it come to life. Denver big man Jusuf Nurkic got switched onto Brooklyn forward Joe Johnson on this possession, and just when Nurkic reaches in and tries for the steal, Johnson crosses him over and sends him to the floor. And check the second angle on the video, where you see the Nets bench go crazy…


VIDEO: Johnson/Nurkic

And for his part, after the game Nurkic responded in good humor…

Which NBA team has the best court design?

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — I know, I know: Art and design is subjective. What resonates deeply with one person might completely whiff with someone else.Ā And that stretches into the NBA world as well — uniforms, logos and court designs all getĀ obsessed over.Ā So the Chicago Tribune did something pretty interesting to try and get a consensus when it comes to NBA court design. The Trib gathered four art and design experts and had them look at and rate all 30 NBA courts. They then added up all the scoresĀ and crowned a winner. Check out their rankings here and let us know down below, which team do you think has the coolest court?

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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