Posts Tagged ‘Dallas Mavericks’

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. 15

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!

Quick second to send a shoutout to LeBron James. Not only did LeBron make a strong POSTERIZED appearance this week (see the poll below), but he also paid something of a POSTERIZED tribute to legendary power forward Karl “The Mailman” Malone. Check out this breakaway dunk against the Dallas Mavericks…

https://platform.vine.co/static/scripts/embed.js

LeBron didn’t exactly dunk on anyone, so for our purposes it doesn’t qualify for the poll. But LeBron did do a dunk that Karl Malone put on numerous posters throughout his career…

Anyway, there were a bunch of terrific POSTERIZING dunks this week. Special shoutout to last week’s winner, New York’s Kristaps Porzingis!

OK, let’s get to the POSTERS…where one of Porzingis’ fellow rookies, Jahlil Okafor, didn’t have the best of weeks… (more…)

KEVIN DURANT IS FIRED UP

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Some NBA players prep for tip-off by sitting quietly, visualizing the type of game they want to play. Others listen to music, or maybe watch game film. But last night in Oklahoma City, just moments before taking the court against the Dallas Mavericks, Thunder forward Kevin Durant got himself properly pumped up by unleashing a loud scream. Only thing is, KD did it about two feet behind Thunder courtside reporter Lesley McCaslin, who incredibly wasn’t shaken in the slightest…

He tried to make me stumble!.. #gameon

A video posted by Lesley McCaslin (@lesley_mccaslin) on

Dallas Mavericks pay tribute to Zoolander

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s only taken a little over a decade, but next year we will finally see the release of Zoolander 2, the sequel to the cult classic comedy Zoolander. And in a tribute to the upcoming release, the Dallas Mavericks recently put together their own version starring Chandler Parsons, Dirk Nowitzki, Wes Matthews and Zaza Pachulia. It’s a walk-off!


VIDEO: ZooChandler

Dirk Nowitzki dominates against little kid

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Watching NBA players against little kids is always fun, and this clip of Dirk Nowitzki going one-on-one against former teammate Brian Cardinal‘s son is no exception. Not only does Dirk get the bucket — by employing a rip move — against the kid, he jokingly complains about the no-call as well.

(via FTW)

Dirk Nowitzki would like more cowbell

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the great sketches in “Saturday Night Live” history came a few years ago, when Christopher Walken was guest-hosting. In this skit, Walken played music producer “THE Bruce Dickinson,” and during a session with the band Blue Oyster Cult, he kept requesting “More cowbell!” from Gene, one of the band members, played by Will Ferrell. (As I’m writing about the skit, I realize it’s probably funnier and makes more sense if you just go watch the original skit here.)

Anyway, here’s the Dallas Mavericks’ version of that sketch, with Dirk Nowitzki as Bruce Dickinson and, well, all the members of the Mavs as Gene. I gotta have more cowbell!


VIDEO: Mav Cowbell

NBA players dress up for Halloween

 

Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs got into the holiday spirit on Saturday (via Instagram).

Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs got into the holiday spirit on Saturday (via Instagram).

It was a festive night around the NBA on Saturday as the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City held costume parties to celebrate Halloween. Players on both squads took to social media to show off their new looks:

Russell Westbrook as Steven Adams is just as scary as Adams as The Joker.

(more…)

Could Dirk Nowitzki outrun Peyton Manning?

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 2: Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks runs up the court while Head Coach Rick Carlisle reacts during their game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the fun things about being on a team is the random arguments and discussions that happen along the way. You spend that much time with someone, all sorts of things get discussed.

For instance, as Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki said on Twitter, an argument the Mavs had recently in their locker room brings up an interesting question…

I’m going with Dirk all day in this one, but we’ll give you the chance to weigh in as well…

German fans thank Dirk Nowitzki

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERDirk Nowitzki has had a long and storied career with the Dallas Mavericks and with his National Team, Germany. As Nowitzki’s basketball career winds down, he played for Germany this month during Eurobasket 2015, which was held in Germany, trying to help his country qualify for a spot in the 2016 Olympics. That run came to an end last night, as Germany was eliminated after a 77-76 loss to Spain. While Dirk hasn’t made an official announcement, this is likely the end of his international career.

And following the loss, the crowd in Germany gave Dirk a standing ovation, which brought him to tears…

Rajon Rondo joins NBA/scooter trend

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — And the trend continues. There’s only so much you can do while working out on a basketball court. So why not mix it up a little bit by using a self-balancing scooter? We just saw Wesley Matthews practicing his game on one, and now here’s a video from the Kings showing Rajon Rondo working out on a self-balancing scooter, with a few dancing moves thrown in…


VIDEO: Rondo scooter