Posts Tagged ‘Dwyane Wade’

Wear your support for Craig Sager

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night news broke that TNT’s Craig Sager would be honored with the Jimmy V award at the upcoming ESPYs. And to continue to support Sager in his fight against leukemia, the crew from TNT introduced a couple of ways people can get involved with the #SagerStrong movement.

The entire crew last night wore ties designed in conjunction with Dwyane Wade and The Tie Bar, the proceeds of which will benefit the SAGERSTRONG Foundation…

The GANG!! #NBAonTNT #BallerLife

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Also, the crew from TNT wore a limited edition Sager sock from Stance…

The NBA reacts to the NCAA championship game


VIDEO: Jenkins shot

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night’s NCAA Championship game between North Carolina and Villanova came down to a game-winning buzzer beater by Villanova’s Kris Jenkins, just seconds after an incredible game-tying three from UNC’s Marcus Paige. With the NBA taking a final night off before the sprint to the playoffs, plenty of NBA players tuned in to the big finale and reacted on social media…

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Wade crashes Kobe’s postgame news conference

By Jeff Case

Just seven games remain in the Kobe Bryant farewell tour (and only two more in Los Angeles). Last night marked the final showdown between Bryant and Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade, which Bryant’s crew won in overtime thanks to youngster Julius Randle‘s hook shot.

Afterward, Kobe did his traditional news conference … and got an unexpected guest as Wade crashed it.

Fast-forward to the 8:40 or so mark below to see a classic exchange between the two future Hall of Famers …


VIDEO: Wade crashes Kobe’s news conference

A decade of the NBA on Twitter

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Today is Twitter’s tenth birthday, and over the last decade the social media platform has become an invaluable tool to use while following the NBA. Not only can fans and teams interact in real time, but NBA players and front office members have also taken to Twitter as a way to communicate with fans.

So, to celebrate Twitter’s tenth birthday, we got into the wayback machine and checked out some of our favorite NBA people’s first tweets…

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Dwyane Wade and Vanilla Ice perform “Ice Ice Baby”

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — At the Miami Heat’s recent family festival, the Heat brought in ’80s rapper Vanilla Ice to perform his former hit “Ice Ice Baby.” We already knew that Dwyane Wade has a hard time resisting the call of nostalgia, so maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that once Vanilla Ice started rapping, D-Wade just couldn’t help joining in…

Dwyane Wade lectures at Harvard

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERDwyane Wade may have played his college ball at Marquette, but that doesn’t mean he’s stopped his education. As he seeks to continue to build his Wade brand, Wade has connected with the business school at Harvard, where he recently showed up to talk to the students at the business school. Perhaps unsurprisingly, more than a few Heat fans showed up to hear him speak…


VIDEO: Wade Harvard

Kobe goes one-on-one with Chris Paul’s son & Dwyane Wade’s son


VIDEO: Kobe goes one-on-one against Chris Paul’s son, Dwyane Wade’s son

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — During Kobe Bryant‘s final All-Star Game last night, everyone in attendance seemed to want to pay their respect to the legendary Lakers guard. Leave it to a kid to go all out. Just before the start of the second half, Chris Paul‘s son took to the court for second half warmups, and ended up going one on one with Kobe, for a moment Little Chris will likely never forget. He also took a few jumpers against Dwyane Wade‘s son, too…

Miami Heat throw it back to the 1990s

By Jeff Case

Last night, the Miami Heat hosted the San Antonio Spurs in a TNT showdown on national TV. As such, the Heat decided this would be a “throwback” game and sported uniforms the team wore during the franchise’s 1990s era. But they didn’t stop there with the historical stuff.

They had a throwback “I Love This Game”-themed commercial, playing off the popular advertising campaign the NBA used in the 1990s …


VIDEO: Miami Heat “I Love This Game” commercial

… there was a throwback player introduction before the game …


VIDEO: Heat’s throwback player introductions

… and perhaps the best part, they had the players do a 1990s-style infomercial featuring Amar’e StoudemireDwyane Wade, Tyler JohnsonGoran Dragic and Chris Andersen dancing to hits from Bobby Brown (“Every Little Step”), Kris Kross (“Jump”), Tom Jones (“It’s Not Usual”/The Carlton) Los Del Rio (“The Macarena”) and M.C. Hammer (“Can’t Touch This”).


VIDEO: Miami Heat infomercial

Happy Birthday LeBron James

CLEVELAND - AUGUST 1: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers poses for a portrait on August 1, 2003 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. (Photo by Chris Covatta/NBAE via Getty Images)

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Welcome to an occasionally recurring feature here on All Ball, in which we celebrate the birthday of an NBA great by delving into the highlight vaults. And today we recognize the birthday of one of the greatest players in NBA history, LeBron James.

Born in Akron, Ohio, LeBron entered the NBA straight out of high school in 2003, and spent his first seven seasons with his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. He then famously took his talents to South Beach, joining the Miami Heat and teaming with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade to make four consecutive visits to the NBA Finals, winning two titles. He returned home to the Cavs last summer, and helped the Cavs reach the NBA Finals last season, where they lost to the Golden State Warriors. He has won two NBA Finals MVP awards, been the NBA MVP four times, and been an 11-time All-Star.

LeBron turns 31 years old today. Happy birthday, Bron!


VIDEO: LeBron James’ NBA debut


VIDEO: LeBron’s Top 30

The Miami Heat sign Taylor Swift

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERTaylor Swift‘s national arena tour keeps on trucking across the country, and after Kobe Bryant joined Swift on stage in Los Angeles, it set a pretty high bar as far as NBA participation goes. So last night, while a couple of other NBA teams were getting started across the country, Swift brought her talents to Miami, and who better to welcome her to Miami than Dwyane Wade?

Look who surprised Taylor at the @americanairlinesarena tonight

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