Posts Tagged ‘Denver Nuggets’

Blake Griffin breaks out alley-oop three-pointer

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — At this point, we’re kinda used to Blake Griffin doing things we’re not used to seeing other people be able to do. Most of the time, though, that means dunks or other above-the-rim antics. But last night against Denver, Blake made another incredible play, however this time it happened out beyond the three-point line. We know Blake can finish alley-oop dunks. Now we know he also has the alley-oop three-pointer as part of his game…

VIDEO: Blake Alley-Oop Three


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!

This week the Posterized Poll is dedicated to the patron saint of POSTERIZING, the great Dikembe Mutombo. Tonight the Atlanta Hawks host the Boston Celtics (8:00 p.m. EST, TNT), and during a special ceremony the Hawks will retire Mutombo’s number 55 jersey. Mutombo had plenty of highlights during his time with the Hawks, as you can see in the video below.

VIDEO: Mutombo ATL


ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — So we’re now a few weeks into the NBA season, and we’ve reached a critical mass of dunks and, more importantly, people getting dunked on. So let’s take a look at the best instances of people getting #POSTERIZED over the last week and, at the bottom of the post, place your vote for a winner…

Kristaps Porzingis on Kevin Love

VIDEO: Porzingis on Love

POSTERIZED: Weekend Update

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — As part of our ongoing attempts to chronicle every time someone in the NBA gets POSTERIZED, in order to have a most perfect Posterized Poll when that time comes, I’m doing my best to keep up with every posterization happening. And this weekend there were a few developments.

To begin with, Harrison Barnes POSTERIZED Dwight Howard. There’s no arguing this one. Also, notice the celebration by the Warriors bench in the background…

VIDEO: Barnes on Howard

There were two other dunks worth noting, although I don’t believe either should qualify for the POSTERIZED Poll. I believe the rules are open to interpretation, however, so I am willing to hear arguments for or against in the comments section.

First, Boston’s Avery Bradley had an awesome dunk yesterday down the stretch against the Spurs. And while it was a thunderous dunk, the closest Spur to the finish is probably LaMarcus Aldridge, and I don’t think we can definitively say that Aldridge got POSTERIZED.

VIDEO: Bradley dunk

The other play worth considering came in the Thunder/Nuggets game. Russell Westbrook threw down an incredible put-back dunk, over a couple of Nuggets players, most notably Danilo Gallinari. But I am hesitant to consider this an official POSTERIZED play because Gallinari had his back turned. I guess he still got dunked on, but my definition of being posterized is when you are face-to-face with the dunker.

VIDEO: Westbrook dunk

Am I wrong? Right? Let us know in the comments below…

The NBA Season Opening Hype Video Roundup

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The 2015-16 NBA season is not a few days underway, and if you’re not fired up already, we’ve got one last resort you can turn to: Hype videos. A bunch of different NBA teams released videos to get their fans properly fired up.

Which is your favorite? Watch them all and vote at the bottom…


VIDEO: Cavaliers Hype


VIDEO: Pistons Hype


VIDEO: Nuggets Hype


VIDEO: Warriors Hype


VIDEO: Rockets Hype


VIDEO: Pacers Hype


VIDEO: Clippers Hype


VIDEO: Grizzlies Hype


VIDEO: Heat Hype


VIDEO: Bucks Hype


VIDEO: 76ers Hype


VIDEO: Suns Hype


VIDEO: Kings Hype


VIDEO: Raptors Hype

Denver Nuggets reveal WHITEGOLD uniforms


ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — I am not sure if WHITEGOLD is actually a word, but the Denver Nuggets have coined it for their new alternate uniforms, which look pretty awesome. According to, they’ll wear the new uniforms six times this season…

The new uniform created by adidas acts as the Nuggets official “Pride” jersey designation by the NBA, and looks to incorporate the spirit of Denver and the Rocky Mountains into a unique new style to the Nuggets.

A new bold logo taking elements from the Nuggets secondary “pick axe” logo is featured prominently across the chest of the jersey. This alternate logo is embroidered in the team’s standard navy coloring used on its other uniforms and introduces a metallic light blue color that is used as an accent throughout the WHITEGOLD uniform.

The player numbers will be filled with white coloring and bordered with navy stitching. The player names will also feature navy stitching, with all fonts used on the jersey matching the new western inspired font featured on the Nuggets’ updated primary uniforms and their new court design.

More subtle design cues include a winterized “Nuggets” logo just below the waistband on the back of the shorts, taken from the navy blue alternate uniforms worn by the team from 2008-2012. The new metallic light blue is added in rotation with navy and white to comprise the striping along the side of the shorts, a design element borrowed from the Nuggets iconic “Skyline” uniforms. The shorts are finished with a navy tonal version of the secondary “pick axe” logo along the lower left front above the knee.

The game schedule when the uniforms will be worn can be found here. And here’s a brief look at the uniforms being worn…

Nuggets, Suns get hyped up for 2015-16

By Jeff Case

With a little less than two weeks to go from the official start of the 2015-16 NBA season and, frankly, we are pretty pumped up here at All Ball central for a new season. Now is the time of year when all 30 teams are dreaming big, getting fired up and reflecting on their past.

A month or so ago, the Pistons released a hype video to gear up for the new season and now, the Suns and the Nuggets have gotten into the act. Give ’em a watch and let us know: whose hype video do you like better?

VIDEO: Phoenix Suns’ season hype-up video

VIDEO: Denver Nuggets season hype-up video


Throwback Thursday: Thompson vs. Gervin for 1978 scoring title

VIDEO: A look back at George Gervin’s storied career

Welcome to Throwback Thursday here on the All Ball Blog. Each week, we’ll delve into the NBA’s photo archives and uncover a topic and some great images from way back when. Hit us up here if you have suggestions for a future TBT on All Ball. Suggestions are always welcome!

Today’s Topic: David Thompson and George Gervin battle for scoring crown

The 1977-78 season featured two of the league’s most spectacular stars in a duel for the scoring crown that came down to the final day of the season.

All season long, David Thompson of the Denver Nuggets and George Gervin of the San Antonio Spurs were locked in a close race for the NBA scoring title. On the final day of the season, Thompson scored 73 points against the Detroit Pistons to take hold of the scoring title. But, Gervin had yet to play that day. A few hours later, Gervin — needing 58 points to secure the scoring crown — roasted the New Orleans Jazz with a 63-point effort to claim the title.

This Throwback Thursday, we honor that down-to-the-wire scoring battle between “The Iceman” Gervin and the “Skywalker” Thompson.

Gallery: Throwback Thursday: Thompson vs. Gervin

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That time a dolphin tried to kill Nick Young


ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One day, if we are lucky, the All Ball blog may just become the Nick “Swaggy P” Young blog. I mean, we keep doing Nick Young stories, because he keeps giving us great stuff to write about.

Like yesterday when he told everyone about that time when a dolphin tried to kill him.

First, a little background: Nick’s girlfriend, pop star Iggy Azalea, started all of this on Monday when she tweeted…

Then, last night before the Lakers hosted the Denver Nuggets, Swaggy P talked to reporters and ESPN’s Baxter Holmes got to the bottom of things

“He was playing with everybody else, doing what dolphins do — the ‘ack ack’ and all that,” Young said. “It was my time to ride the dolphin. For some reason, he took me all the way to the bottom. He was trying to drown me. But I saw it happening so I jumped out of the water and took off the little life vest and threw off my little water shoes and stayed outside.”

Young said the dolphin took others around in circles but didn’t do the same when it was his turn to interact with it.

“He went straight down,” Young said. “He was trying to kill me. I think he was trying to get on Iggy. He was a little friendly, kissing her and stuff. He was trying to take my woman.”

And after that, if you read the source material, Young got fined by coach Byron Scott because he showed up late.

Watch your drinks around Mason Plumlee

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Just a few weeks ago we saw Denver’s Randy Foye head into the crowd and take what appeared to be two drinks with him. Well, Nets big man Mason Plumlee outdid Foye this weekend in Washington D.C., when he decelerated into a courtside server and took out what appeared to be five adult beverages, sending them all over a few folks in the front row. There are so many interesting things about this video: the final, fatal shove by Plumlee to the server; Plumlee’s raised arms reaction; the dude in the crowd a few rows back wearing the Wizards jersey who stands and howls; the guy in the front row wearing white who reaches as if to help, then just drops his arms, defeated. And the poor couple who got drenched — there are empty seats on either side of them, and of course it happens right on top of them.

VIDEO: Plumlee spill