Posts Tagged ‘DeAndre Jordan’

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

DeAndre Jordan is Batman

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTERDeAndre Jordan is the Los Angeles Clippers’ likely all-defensive team center, a man who stops all opponents attempting to infiltrate his territory. Perhaps DJ takes some of his principles from one of our great, if not greatest, superheroes, Batman. Jordan says he’s a big, big Batman fan, and on a recent day off, Jordan went to Warner Bros. studios in Hollywood and got a chance to see some historic Batman memorabilia, as well as stuff from the upcoming Batman v Superman movie. Here’s a gallery of images from the Clippers, and be sure to check the video below…


VIDEO: Jordan is Batman

Chris Paul wants DeAndre Jordan to shoot


VIDEO: Jordan dunk

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With the score tied, the Clippers had the final shot last night, and a chance to beat the Portland Trail Blazers in regulation. Chris Paul missed a shot, and the ball fell to DeAndre Jordan, standing under the basket, and Jordan… didn’t shoot?

I think what happened was Jordan heard the buzzer and thought the game was over. Only it was the shot clock buzzer instead. Either way, Jordan didn’t get a shot off. (And the worst thing? The Clips ended up losing in overtime.)

But it wasn’t for a lack of trying from Chris Paul. Check out Paul here in slow motion doing his best to urge Jordan to shoot…

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DeAndre Jordan channels Marshawn Lynch

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We talked about Star Wars night in Dallas, but unfortunately the force was not with the Mavericks, who lost to the Clippers, 115-98. The Clips got a huge game from center DeAndre Jordan, who went for 22 points and a career-high 27 rebounds. And to commemorate his big game, Jordan did his best Marshawn Lynch impression during the postgame interview.

Why did Jordan have such a big game? Perhaps because he was playing near home and his Mom was at the game…

(via SBNation)

DeAndre Jordan celebrates Jamal Crawford’s fourth quarter in song

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night Jamal Crawford got hot. It wasn’t quite Klay Thompson-level hot, but Crawford scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Clippers to a 102-98 win over the Denver Nuggets. And after the game, when it was time to interview Crawford, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan decided to show his appreciation in song…


VIDEO: Jordan Sings

Blake Griffin inspires circular photobomb

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes something new. The Miami Heat have given us dozens of variations of the photobomb, but last night the Clippers came up with a totally new innovation on the photobomb. After defeating the Magic, 114-86, while Blake Griffin was doing the postgame interview, Clips players Matt Barnes and DeAndre Jordan came out and photobombed Griffin with what appears to be an orbital photobomb. They circled him several times as he spoke, leaving me to wonder if perhaps this was a tribute to NASA’s impending Orion launch, or maybe it’s just whatever they thought of in the moment. Whatever it is, your move, Miami.

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(via r/NBA)

Buzzer-beaters take over the night

Last night featured the biggest slate of NBA games since April, with 15 teams in action. The usual wonders of athleticism were on display from the usual suspects: James Harden, Andre Drummond, DeMarcus Cousins, Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan, et al. Equally on display were the abnormal number of buckets swished right before end-of-the quarter horns.

Everybody who has put up shots alone has done it. “5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 …” Launch. In the Bulls-Pistons overtime affair, there were four buzzer-beaters to close a frame. And on and on it went, an endless loop of dramatic finishes, celebrations and dejection.

Another night like this and I don’t know if I can wait another three weeks for opening night.


VIDEO: It was buzzer-beaters galore Tuesday night