Posts Tagged ‘Dallas Mavericks’

Andrew Wiggins dunks on JJ Barea

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night the Canadian National Team played an exhibition against Puerto Rico, and on the play below, J.J. Barea ended up squaring off against Andrew Wiggins on a fast break. As it turned out, Barea didn’t stand much of a chance…

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Here’s Rick Fox getting eaten by a shark

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night marked the debut of the third movie in the Sharknado canon, a pop culture phenomenon. These movies present an alternate in which the United States is routinely hit with tornados made out of sharks. And last night in Sharknado 3, there were a few NBA references. Besides Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban playing the President of the United States, former Lakers forward and NBA TV’s own Rick Fox played a Secret Service agent who got eaten by a flying shark. Next week’s Hang Time Podcast will be epic.

At leastΒ RickΒ got a punch in first…

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(thanks @CJZero for GIF)

The Dallas Mavericks will have a big birthday celebration

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — There are 15 roster sports on each NBA team, and there are 30 NBA teams, so at any given time there are roughly 450 players in the NBA. Which means there there is a wide variety of players born in different years, on different dates.

Which makes the current Dallas Mavericks backcourt all the more amazing. Not only do the Mavericks have three point guards — Deron Williams, Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea — all born on June 26, but all three of those guys were born on June 26 in the year 1984. At least they can buy in bulk for the birthday party…

The Internet reacts to the DeAndre Jordan saga

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — In case you missed it, last night was one of the weirder evenings in NBA history. To summarize: DeAndre Jordan had announced he was leaving the Clippers to sign with the Mavericks; as the deadline to actually sign a contract neared, Jordan apparently had second thoughts; Doc Rivers and several members of the Clippers descended upon Jordan’s home in Houston for a meeting; Mark Cuban was supposedly trying to get a meeting but couldn’t get in the house because the Clippers were still inside. At the end of the day, DeAndre Jordan signed a new contract with the Clippers.

All this craziness played out in real time on Twitter, a soap opera crossed with a reality show crossed with sports. And people on Twitter had a lot of fun with it…

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Emojis at heart of the chase for DeAndre Jordan


VIDEO: NBA Emoji Battle?

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last week, DeAndre Jordan announced he’d be leaving the Clippers for the Mavericks. Today, all heck broke loose, as it was reported that Jordan was being still being pursued by the Clippers.

The Clippers and the Mavericks are all apparently trying to get in another meeting with Jordan, which means they all need to travel to his hometown of Houston. How do you get to Houston?

If you’re Chandler Parsons and you’re in Dallas, maybe you hop in a plane…

But if you’re JJ Redick and you’re in Austin, Texas, you could take a car…

Or if you’re Blake Griffin and you’re vacationing in Hawaii, it may be a more involved process…

Newest Clipper Paul Pierce went with a clip art picture of a rocket, instead of an emoji…

But Clips assistant Mike Woodson is apparently swimming to the meeting…

And then there’s Chris Paul, who 24 hours ago was photographed riding a banana boat, but is also apparently on the way…

Either way, emojis are winning the day in NBA social media. Just ask Draymond Green

And the Warriors, well, they can sit back and watch since they’ve got a trophy to hang onto…

Oh, and Kobe weighed in as well…

Don’t forget aboutΒ Jordan:

And even in the middle of Wimbeldon action, Roger Federer got in on the fun:

 

Dirk Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — At this point, we probably take Dirk Nowitzki for granted. After all, the seven-footer has been around the NBA for close to two decades, and has won an MVP award, a Finals MVP, and been an All-Star thirteen times. And he’s still doing it — Nowitzki will return this season and team up with new signee DeAndre Jordan for another run at the postseason.

How does Dirk do it? How did he go from the small town of Wurzburg, Germany, to becoming a global NBA superstar? There are answers to be found in a new movie called Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot. The movie will be in theaters starting Friday, July 10, but for now, here’s the trailer…


VIDEO: Nowitzki: Perfect Shot

Blake Griffin takes batting practice at Dodger Stadium

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Los Angeles Clippers have had an interesting summer, as they lost DeAndre Jordan to the Dallas Mavericks, and now are now trying to find someone to replace Jordan. So while the Clippers are in transition, big man Blake Griffin spent a day taking some swings at the ballpark. Dodgers infielder Justin Turner became friends with Blake at a charity event and invited him over to take batting practice, and here we can see that BG actually has a pretty nice swing …

this may or may not have been a home run….. on a little league field.

A video posted by Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) on

Dennis SchrΓΆder mixes soccer and hoops

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis SchrΓΆder is a native of Germany, where despite the best efforts of NBA players like Dirk Nowitzki and SchrΓΆder, soccer remains king. After all, Germany won the 2014 World Cup. So leave it to SchrΓΆder to figure out a way to combine soccer and hoops in this Instagram video, where he shouts out German National Team member Jerome Boateng

Yo @jeromeboateng !!! What You got next 😎😎 #SchrodersSwagTeam #DS17 #FG #FlexGanG #TheGoldenPatch #NiceWithIt

A video posted by Dennis SchrΓΆder (@dennismike93) on

Bryce Cotton can jump through the roof


VIDEO: Cotton alley-oop

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Late in the regular season, the Utah Jazz picked up point guard Bryce Cotton, who ended up playing 15 games and was rewarded with a long-term extension. His most memorable moment, however, may have been the play above, where Cotton skied to catch an alley-oop over the Dallas Mavericks.

Even though the Jazz season is done, Cotton has continued putting in work. And as we see in the clip below, while working out at P3 Sports Science, Cotton showed off a 45-inch vertical leap, besting Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine‘s 44-inch leaps.

Rick Carlisle is a terrific piano player

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We tend to think of NBA coaches as one-dimensional robots — men who stroll sidelines and call plays and yell at people and are one-million percent focused on basketball. But that sells them short, because these guys do have other interests and pursuits away from the game. For instance, I knew that Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was a world-class ping-pong player, as you can see in the very long video here…


VIDEO: Carlisle ping-pong

And it don’t stop: This weekend, a video emerged of Carlisle onstage at a Bruce Hornsby concert, sitting in on the piano. And I guess we shouldn’t be surprised, but Carlisle can go, man…


VIDEO: Carlisle Hornsby