Posts Tagged ‘golden state warriors’

Dell Curry defends Steph and Riley Curry

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Not only did the Golden State Warriors win Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals last night, but during the postgame press conference, Steph Curry won over the internet by bringing along his daughter, Riley. While Curry calmly answered questions, Riley did everything from asking Steph to keep it down to crawling out from under the table and leaving the presser.

VIDEO: Riley Curry

Cute, sure, until today, when a few reporters grumbled that players having kids on the podium made it hard to get their questions asked and answered. One person who disagreed? Steph’s dad and Riley’s grandfather, former NBA player Dell Curry. As Dell Curry told USA Today

“They’ll get over it,” he said. “He was still able to do his interview. She didn’t stop that at all.

“She’s was just waving to reporters. That’s just the way she is. She knows what’s happening. She knew she was on the stage and she knew people were talking to her daddy and she’s on his lap and she’s just like ‘Hey, how’s everybody?’ That’s just the way she is.”

By the way, Riley wasn’t new to this. Check out how she videobombed her Uncle Seth after a D-League game…

Golden State Warriors release “Splash” music video

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Golden State Warriors have shot their way into a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals thanks largely to the efforts of their backcourt combo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, also known as the Splash Brothers. To celebrate their achievements, as well as those of the rest of the Warriors, a local artist made a cool music video appropriately titled, “Splash.”

VIDEO: Splash video

Who shot it best: Curry or West?

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — On the way to the Western Conference Finals, Warriors guard Stephen Curry knocked down a 62-foot jumper at the end of the third quarter in Game 6. But it wasn’t the first long-distance postseason buzzer-beater in NBA playoffs history. Back in 1970, Jerry West, who is now an executive for the Warriors, sank a 60-footer for the Lakers. West’s shot was only a two-pointer, because there were no threes back then, but it tied the game and sent it to overtime. That series ended up going seven games, which the Knicks eventually won thanks to a hobbled Willis Reed. Anyway, here are the two shots, back-to-back…

VIDEO: West or Curry?

Harrison Barnes does the splits

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — I don’t think this will qualify in our Crossover Contest, because Courtney Lee doesn’t actually do a crossover dribble, but Harrison Barnes almost definitely breaks something here. During last night’s Golden State/Memphis game, Lee dribbles toward the basket, stops short, and Barnes slams on the breaks. The only problem for Barnes is, one foot stops, and the other just keeps going…

Memphis guy flips out of his shirt

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — During a timeout in Game 4 between the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors, the Grizzlies welcomed the Beale Street Flippers, a group of local kids who entertain tourists on Beale Street with a lively acrobatics routine. I was at the game, and these guys may have been the highlight of the second half for Grizzlies fans, who had to watch their team struggle against the Warriors in Game 4. But check out this dude from the Flippers, who not only put together a long string of flips, but also managed to take his shirt off in the middle of all of this…


(via FTW)

Memphis Grizzlies ask if Warriors are ready to come out and play

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Golden State Warriors had an incredible regular season, finishing 67-15 and losing just twice at home all season long. After dispatching the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round, they matched up against the Memphis Grizzlies in the second round, and received a jolt in Game 2 when the Grizzlies snatched a win in Oakland, thanks largely to the defensive efforts of Tony Allen.

The series shifts to Memphis this weekend, and the Grizzlies took to Twitter and used a scene from the classic film “The Warriors” to make sure Golden State is ready to come out and play…

Tony Allen had a lot to say during Game 2

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — In case you missed it, last night the Grizzlies and Warriors squared off for Game 2 in the Western Conference Semifinals. After missing Game 1 with multiple fractures in his face, Grizz guard Mike Conley returned for Game 2, and the Grizzlies used their grit and grind style to steal a game at Golden State, only their third loss at home all season. Multiple people involved in the game last night were wearing microphones, which makes the following video a lot of fun. Do you think Tony Allen thinks he should be first-team all defense?

VIDEO: Grizz/Warriors Game 2


Stephen Curry, the MVP remix

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Yesterday, Stephen Curry was named the 2014-15 KIA NBA MVP. At the press conference where Curry picked up the award, he laid out his philosophy that has helped him become one of the best to ever play the game, and his coach Steve Kerr explained what makes Curry so great. Here’s a remixed video of the press conference from the Warriors…

VIDEO: Curry MVP Remix

Stephen Curry has come a long way

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The newest member of the MVP club is Golden State’s Stephen Curry, who today was named the 2014-15 KIA NBA Most Valuable Player. But as great as Curry has been this season, it’s worth remembering that Curry wasn’t always one of the the best players in the world.

Check out this tweet below, which is a screenshot of Curry’s recruiting rating when he was finishing high school. Curry was rated as a three-star recruit, probably because he was 6-2 and just 165 pounds. He grew a little, sure, but he’s also put in a ton of work and transformed himself into one of the greats.

Not long after, Curry was among the top prospects in the 2009 Draft. For what’s it’s worth, as you can see in the video below, he may have been a three-star recruit, but even in college at Davidson, Curry could always shoot the rock…

VIDEO: Curry Davidson

VIDEO: Warriors celebrate drafting Curry in 2009

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…