Posts Tagged ‘DeAndre Jordan’

The Clippers do some Lawler-isms

By Jeff Case

For 37 years, Ralph Lawler has been the voice of the Los Angeles Clippers.Β For many years, he plied his craft in a form of NBA anonymity as the Clippers were routinely one of the worst teams in the league. But since Blake Griffin’s debut season in 2010-11, the Clippers have risen in profile and many of Lawler’s trademark calls (such as “the lob … the jam!” and “Bingo!” after made 3-pointers) have become more popular.

The Clippers paid tribute to Lawler on what was called “Ralph Lawler Day” and, as such, Griffin and teammats such as Paul Pierce, J.J. Redick, DeAndre Jordan and Cole AldrichΒ did a few Lawler-isms …


VIDEO: Clippers imitate Ralph Lawler

For comparison’s sake, here’s Lawler doing the originals …


VIDEO: Ralph Lawler-isms

… and while we’re at it, here’s a look at the great feature Clippers.com did on the man behind the mic:


VIDEO: Ralph Lawler Day tribute

Ricky Rubio experiences high and lows of the NBA

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Minnesota Timberwolves were in Los Angeles to take on the Clippers last night, and T-Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio had the opportunity to experience the joy and pain of the NBA during the same game.

The good? Check out this pass, where as Rubio is falling down he delivers a nutmeg to DeAndre Jordan…

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And then, of course, the bad, as Rubio saves a ball from going out of bounds and ends up with his hair full of popcorn…

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Basketball rims are mad at the Clippers

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — When the Los Angeles Clippers traded for Chris Paul, and started throwing alley oops to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, “Lob City” was born. Fun was had by all! Well, not quite all. As it turns out, rims across the NBA were not so thrilled. In this video from Funny or Die and the Clippers, the fictional National Association of Rims asks you not to vote for the Clippers for the All-Star Game, to ensure we have an All-Star Game that’s full of jump shots.


VIDEO: Clippers Rims

POSTERIZED POLL Week of Jan. 1

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!

By the way, welcome to 2016! I’m thinking we’ll continue with weekly #POSTERIZED polls until we get a little closer to the All-Star break, and then we’ll round up all the previous winners and crown a first half champ. We can do the same with the second half of the season, and then have a poll to select an overall winner as well.

Special shoutout to last week’s winner, Utah’s Alec Burks, as he goes for back-to-back wins this week. And let me say right here, I understand that Burks’ dunk this week generated some controversy — was it technically a dunk? Did he just throw the ball through the basket?

The beauty of the #POSTERIZED Poll is that it doesn’t even really matter. Did a player put someone else on a poster? Then that’s good enough for us!

OK, let’s get to the POSTERS…
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Chris Paul turned into a dunking machine

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERChris Paul is about six feet tall, and unlike his Los Angeles Clippers teammates Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, Paul’s game has always been played closer to the floor than to the rim. But for some reason, last night in Washington, Paul couldn’t stop dunking. First he got a breakaway dunk in the first quarter, his first dunk of the season, where he finished with a two-handed flush that brought the Clippers bench to their feet. Then, a quarter later, apparently feeling emboldened, Paul drove to the basket and #POSTERIZED rookie Kelly Oubre, drawing a foul.

These were such momentous occurrences that Paul himself took to Instagram following the game to commemorate the evening…

OHHHH DIPPPPPPPP!!!!!

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DeAndre Jordan is a handshake enthusiast

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Here’s something I bet you didn’t know about DeAndre Jordan: The man loves an intricate handshake. And in this video from the Clippers, DJ talks us through each of the custom handshakes he has with teammates and staff members. There are actually so many different shakes that Jordan has a hard time remembering them all.


VIDEO: Jordan shake

POSTERIZED POLL Week of Dec. 17

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!

A quick honorable mention this week to Rajon Rondo, who has a terrific dunk last week against the Knicks, his first dunk in years. But try as I might, I don’t believe we can count this as a #POSTERIZED dunk, as you can clearly see Carmelo Anthony wisely get out of the way as he realizes Rondo is trying to put him on a poster.


VIDEO: Rondo dunk

Either way, nice dunk. Besides, there are some great entries this week with people getting directly dunked on.

Oh, and before we get to all the latest dunks, congratulations to last week’s winner, Kevin Garnett!

Now, let’s go to the posters, and don’t forget to vote for the winner…

WILL BARTON ON DONATAS MOTIEJUNAS


VIDEO: Barton on Motiejunas

RUDY GAY ON PATRICK BEVERLEY


VIDEO: Gay on Beverley

JORDAN HILL ON ERSAN ILYASOVA


VIDEO: Hill on Ilyasova

RICHUAN HOLMES ON AL HORFORD


VIDEO: Holmes on Horford

DEANDRE JORDAN ON GREG MONROE


VIDEO: Jordan on Monroe

PAUL MILLSAP ON HASSAN WHITESIDE


VIDEO: Millsap on Whiteside

THOMAS ROBINSON ON CLINT CAPELA


VIDEO: Robinson on Capela

The Los Angeles Clippers begin their Quest

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Winning an NBA title is no easy feat — the regular season is a marathon, not a sprint, and then once you arrive at the postseason, there are usually all kinds of obstacles to overcome. So in this new spot from TNT, we see the Clippers on their “quest” for a championship. Last week we saw the Cavs’ commercial, which involved a desert and a camel. In this ad, Chris Paul, Paul Pierce and DeAndre Jordan board an actual clipper and aim for the Larry O’Brien trophy…with a well-known actor and Clips fan stowed away, as well…


VIDEO: Clippers Quest

Jeremy Lin explains how to fit in the NBA

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — If this NBA thing doesn’t work out for Jeremy Lin — and for whatever it’s worth, it seems to be going just fine, thank you very much — perhaps Lin should look into a back-up career in the world of video. Because Lin sure does seem to enjoy, and be good at, making viral videos. And while the videos of him pranking people are always funny, this latest Youtube video is also great. Here Lin gets a little help from fellow NBA players like Stephen Curry, Tyson Chandler, DeAndre Jordan and Kemba Walker, in this video about how to fit in the NBA…


VIDEO: Lin fits

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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