Posts Tagged ‘Cleveland Cavaliers’

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…

LeBron nails Kevin Love with a towel

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Despite the Knicks’ best efforts at bending the rules, the Cleveland Cavaliers put the smack down on the Knicks yesterday, winning 101-83. After the game, in a celebratory maneuver, LeBron James threw a towel into the air…which landed perfectly on Kevin Love‘s head. Considering the two have been reputed to have issues with each other, they both seemed pretty amused by the whole thing…

(via FTW)

Cavs unveil an on-court arcade

By Jeff Case

Video games and basketball are pretty closely intertwined these days, what with all the excitement that bubbles up with the latest version of NBA 2K and the trash talk it inspires among fans and NBA players, too.

A select number of NBA teams, too, have taken to unveiling and using fancy on-court pregame introductions. The Cleveland Cavaliers were one of the first to do it and the Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks have done it, too.

So with those two ideas in mind, the Cavs combined them (sorta) by allowing fans to “play” a video game on the Quicken Loans Arena court during timeouts. Check it out …


VIDEO: Cavs on-court video game

Kyrie Irving is ready for bigger roles

By Jeff Case

The Hollywood Reporter has a big story in its Feb. 20 edition about how Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James hopes to one day hopes to build an empire in Hollywood after his playing days are done.

Surely, James is going to go the traditional route in finding roles for himself and aligning with other actors. His teammate, Kyrie Irving, may have hopes of finding his way into a TV show or movie someday, too, especially if you believe his latest bit of “acting” in his new Foot Locker commercial.


VIDEO: Kyrie Irving, actor

Doc Rivers apologizes to a Clippers fan

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night the Clippers faced off against the Cavaliers in Cleveland, and things went about as poorly as they could have for the Clippers. The Cavs ended up winning 105-94, but it wasn’t really even that close — the Cavs led by 32 in the second half before sitting their starters to get them some rest.

At one point during the game last night, Clippers coach Doc Rivers spotted a fan sitting along the sideline wearing a Clippers jersey. And considering the way things were going, Rivers decided to take a moment to apologize to the fan…


VIDEO: Doc Apologizes

Timberwolves prepare for big return of…Mike Miller?

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The biggest move this offseason for the Minnesota Timberwolves was trading away Kevin Love to Cleveland. It was a deal that worked out well for everyone: Love got to go play for a contender, while the T-Wolves were able to re-boot the franchise and add draft picks and young talent like Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett. This Saturday, Kevin Love returns to Minnesota for the first time since the trade. So the Timberwolves released this video preparing fans for the big matchup and the return to town of…wait, Mike Miller?


VIDEO: Wolves Miller

The Robin Lopez war against mascots rages on

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We’ve spent a lot of time recently looking into Robin Lopez‘s war on NBA mascots. While its origins are unclear, it has manifested in very real ways.

The Portland Trail Blazers were in New York to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, but the game was canceled a few hours early as a precautionary measure with a potential blizzard bearing down on the Northeast. Grantland’s Zach Lowe noted this interrupted a potential story he was chasing…

Lopez responded and for some reason called out Cleveland mascot Moondog…

To his credit, Moondog refused to be bullied…

The Cavs celebrate Kyrie Irving’s big night

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Cleveland Cavaliers have been on a roll lately, adopting a fast-paced offense and heading into last night, they’d won 7 games in a row. That streak looked like it might be in jeopardy last night with the Portland Trail Blazers in town, however, as LeBron James was a late scratch with sprained wrists. But never fear, Kyrie Irving was here. With James gone, the dynamic point guard stepped up and dropped 55 points, including a game-winner with seconds left to play.

After the game, the Cavs gathered in the locker room, and as you can see in this video Kyrie posted on Instagram, they took a few seconds to celebrate Kyrie’s historic night…

lol better quality moment with my brothers. #thankful

A video posted by Kyrie Irving (@k1irving) on

Playing hashtags with the Cavs

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — A key component of being funny on social media is having a strong hashtag game. A hashtag, of course, is a word or phrase that starts with a # symbol, and while it serves a purpose as a way to allow people to click and follow posts that also use the same hashtag, more often it’s a way to add a joke to whatever you wrote previously. In this video the Cleveland Cavaliers have some fun with hashtags and come up with a few to add to photos of Tristan Thompson. I think the big takeaway here may be that James Jones would be great on Twitter…


VIDEO: Cavs Hashtags

Cleveland Cavaliers honor the Ohio State Buckeyes

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — During a break in last night’s Cleveland/Chicago game, the Cavaliers took a moment to recognize some VIPs in attendance: the coaching staff and some players from the recent college football champs Ohio State Buckeyes. Hey, we know LeBron James was probably excited. Congrats to the Buckeyes for bringing a championship back to Ohio…


VIDEO: Cavs Buckeyes