Posts Tagged ‘Draymond Green’

Tony Allen joins children’s dance routine

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Playing in an NBA playoff game is an all-consuming event. Players have to be focused, with their attention fully invested in what’s happening during the game. So I’m willing to forgive Memphis’s Tony Allen, who accidentally joined a children’s dance group during yesterday’s Grizzlies/Warriors game. Warriors fans were a little more upset about it — they booed Allen every time he touched the ball after this happened. Draymond Green‘s mother showed her displeasure on Twitter…

I think it was more of a case of Allen being focused on the game, then looking up and realizing he was in the middle of dance routine. I mean, once he realizes what’s happening he does give the kid a pound…

After the game, a Warriors win, the kids were able to put on an uninterrupted performance…

Don’t bump Draymond Green

VIDEO: Green bump

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Clippers and the Warriors have been feuding for a while, and now we’re at the point where I think the players are actively looking for something to get fired up about.

Take Draymond Green. At the end of yesterday’s Warriors win over the Clippers, Green was being interviewed by ABC’s Lisa Salters when Clippers forward Dahntay Jones strolled past and delivered a bump to Green. It wasn’t much of a collision, but it was enough to get under Green’s skin.

Following the game, Green said, “I think he wanted a reaction from me, but he don’t play, so, you know, me getting suspended and him getting suspended, it’s different. You know, when you don’t play, that’s probably his role on that team.”

Check the moment when Green gets bumped. He’s like, wait, is this happening?

Draymond Green’s Taco Recipe

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Warriors forward Draymond Green made an early appearance this season in MUSCLEWATCH, as he showed up to training camp twenty pounds lighter than he played last season. How did he lose so much weight? Apparently by carefully watching what he eats. In the video below, Green explains to a Bay Area chef that while he loves this particular taco dish, he realizes it’s not the healthiest recipe and so he only allows himself to eat them once a month. (Conversely, he also has them when he’s having a bad day.)

How does one make Draymond’s Double Team Tacos? Watch and learn. Bam!

VIDEO: Draymond Green’s Taco Recipe

MUSCLEWATCH 2013 (Update 2)

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — MUSCLEWATCH 2013 is really heating up, you guys. Players are showing up in their cities and starting to talk to the press about their offseasons, and we’re discovering who has put on weight, who has lost weight, and who has put on…wait for it…muscle! We’ve got a couple of updates for today, and for all your MUSCLEWATCH needs, be sure to check out our previous posts on the topic. And as always, if you see any MUSCLEWATCH news, drop me an email or hit me on Twitter (using #MUSCLEWATCH).

On to the latest and greatest…

• It’s just not MUSCLEWATCH without a superstar involved, and yesterday Chicago’s Derrick Rose jumped into the conversation. In an interview with the homie Adam Figman at SLAM magazine, D-Rose casually threw out there that during his injury rehab, he’s managed to pack on some muscle…

“Right now I’m in training, and I’m getting a lot stronger. I gained 10 pounds of muscle. I don’t know how that’s going to carry over to how I play on the court, but I know it’s going to be very weird. I’m shooting a lot of shots right now, working with Rob, just putting memory back in my leg.”

Rose went on to talk about how he believes the added muscle may help him finish stronger at the basket this season. True, but more relevantly, Derrick, it will get you into MUSCLEWATCH. Congrats!

• Mixed news out of Boston, where Avery Bradley has spent the entire summer working out and has apparently added the magic number: 15 pounds of muscle. Bradley, however, may miss the beginning of training camp after the tragic recent passing of his mother.

• Out in the Bay, it seems like the Warriors are heading in similar directions. Not only has Draymond Green apparently lost 15 pounds since last season, but this article kind of casually mentions that David Lee and Andrew Bogut are also sporting “leaner looks.” It is unclear if that means they’ve actually lost weight or gotten stronger or are just wearing better-fitting clothes so that they appear thinner. Guess we’ll have to wait for media day to get some official numbers.

• And finally, Metta World Peace is on his grind…

Trend Alert: Bazemoring

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Part of the fun in watching the Golden State Warriors turn up during the postseason was watching their bench, where players like Kent Bazemore showed their team spirit by getting up off the bench and celebrating whenever something good happened. They provided motivation for their teammates and gave fans a focal point, as well.

For instance, below is a Vine I posted from a game during Golden State’s first round upset of the Denver Nuggets. Watch Kent Bazemore and Draymond Green celebrate a make by Steph Curry a dunk by Harrison Barnes.

Well, leave it to the folks at 2K Sports to realize that if they wanted their game, NBA2K14, to be as realistic as possible, they needed to get Bazemore into their high tech studios and get to work doing some motion capturing…of his celebrations.

Steph Curry Is Ironman?

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We know it’s going to take a special performance for the Warriors to beat the Spurs in the Western Conference Semifinals. In fact, you could say it will take a superhuman effort. And if that’s the case, Golden State has just the man for the job, at least according to Warriors forward Draymond Green, who tweeted a photo of Stephen Curry wearing a suit of armor. Or at least a suit of armor that’s been printed on a t-shirt …

(I’m no comic book expert, but I’m pretty sure Tony Stark didn’t wear team-issued sweatpants as part of his suit.) For his part, Curry responded by complimenting his own superhuman physique…

Intentionally Foul DeAndre Jordan At Your Own Risk

by Zettler Clay IV

Fouling inept free-throw shooters is a common strategy, where the offended party calmly accepts the foul, marches to the line and tries like mad (or not) to sink the freebies. Earlier in the Clippers-Warriors contest, it seems like DeAndre Jordan nixed the “calmly accepts the foul” part:

The commentator asserts Jordan should have gotten a technical foul (home announcers for ya!), but it’s not that simple.

A second look reveals that rookie Draymond Green was nudging — or pushing, depends on perspective — Jordan out of bounds when Jordan simply side-stepped and allowed Green’s momentum to carry him to the ground.

Sounds plausible, right?

H/T SB Nation.

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