Posts Tagged ‘golden state warriors’

Steph Curry is giving out pre-emptive high fives

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Check out this video a fan shot at the Warriors/Raptors exhibition game. The Warriors have the ball on a fast break, and after the ball gets whipped around a bit, the ball ends up in the corner in the hands of Steph Curry. How good a shooter is Curry? Look closely, but it’s clear: As the ball leaves Curry’s hand, he turns and gives a high five to Andre Iguodala on the bench…while the ball is still in the air.

Hey, when you know it’s going in, you know…

MUSCLEWATCH 2015 (Update 1)

METAIRIE, LA - SEPTEMBER 28: Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans poses for photos during NBA Media Day on September 28, 2015 at the New Orleans Pelicans practice facility in Metairie, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)


NBA training camps have convened, exhibition games are underway, and we all know what that means: The return of MUSCLEWATCH.

Before we get to the muscles, what, you may ask, is MUSCLEWATCH? Basically, it began decades ago when my friend Matt and I noticed our local paper would always report that players had gained 15 pounds of MUSCLE in the off-season. No matter the sport, it was never 12 pounds, never 16, never 9, never 18, but it always seemed to be “15 pounds of muscle.” So we began keeping an eye on the papers looking for references to the magic 15 pounds of MUSCLE. Eventually, MUSCLEWATCH became about more than just the “15 pounds of muscle” and more about guys who had either gained or lost a lot of weight. Previous winners include Thaddeus Young and Rudy Gay.

And remember, MUSCLEWATCH cannot be successful without your help. The most effective way to let us here at MUSCLEWATCH HQ know if you see any MUSCLEWATCH news is to tweet and use the hashtag #MUSCLEWATCH.

Also, for what it’s worth, we need numbers. If you’re going to be vague, that’s not MUSCLEWATCH. I’m talking to you, Bulls GM Gar Forman

Hey. we’re all glad Derrick Rose “looks terrific,” but if you want to play MUSCLEWATCH, we need actual digits.

Now, let’s get swole …

Jeremy Lin explains how to fit in the NBA

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — If this NBA thing doesn’t work out for Jeremy Lin — and for whatever it’s worth, it seems to be going just fine, thank you very much — perhaps Lin should look into a back-up career in the world of video. Because Lin sure does seem to enjoy, and be good at, making viral videos. And while the videos of him pranking people are always funny, this latest Youtube video is also great. Here Lin gets a little help from fellow NBA players like Stephen Curry, Tyson Chandler, DeAndre Jordan and Kemba Walker, in this video about how to fit in the NBA…

VIDEO: Lin fits

Stephen Curry vs. Stephen Colbert

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Late night host Stephen Cobert may spell his first name the same way as Golden State guard Stephen Curry, but they pronounce them differently, which is just one thing separating the two stars. Another issue? Auto-fill results on Google. So in order to settle this pressing issues, last night on the Late Show, Stephen challenged Stephen to a sock/laundry shoot-out.

VIDEO: Stephen vs Stephen

Stephen Curry attends Carolina Panthers home opener

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Carolina Panthers hosted their home opener yesterday, with a 24-17 win over the Houston Texans, running their start to 2-0 on the season. And to get the crowd fired up, the Panthers brought in the NBA’s reigning MVP, Golden State guard Stephen Curry, who grew up in North Carolina and is a big Panthers fan…

Take a 3D tour of the Warriors new arena

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Golden State Warriors are not only coming off a championship season, they are also working to build a new arena in Mission Bay, and as we saw from some early photos, they have grand plans for this place. Now, however, you can go deeper than just pictures, as the Warriors just released a virtual 3D tour of the new arena, which looks fantastic…

VIDEO: Warriors arena

Steph Curry approves of Warriors consultant Steve Nash

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — News broke yesterday that the Golden State Warriors were in “advanced negotiations” to have former MVP Steve Nash join the champs as a part-time coach who will work with the Warriors guards. And not that Stephen Curry, the most-recent MVP, needs a lot of help, but Curry took to Instagram today to show his approval of the new hire…

Finally we get a decent coach around here….👀

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Draymond Green brings NBA Championship trophy to College Gameday

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — When you win an NBA Championship, you get to spend some time with the NBA Championship trophy, a.k.a. the Larry O’Brien trophy. Last season, for instance, a couple of the Spurs took the trophy back to Australia. The last few weeks we’ve seen some members of the Golden State Warriors taking the Larry O’Brien trophy around, but Golden State’s Draymond Green showed up this weekend for ESPN’s College Gameday on campus at his alma mater, Michigan State. And he brought a pretty cool friend with him: The Larry O’Brien trophy…

Steph Curry can dunk, too

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We already knew Steph Curry could shoot the ball — watch this if you didn’t know. But part of being the NBA’s MVP means being able to do more than one thing. So while Steph can stroke it from the perimeter, he can also do damage up close to the rim, as we see in this video from over the weekend. While on tour in the Philippines with Under Armour, Curry showed that perhaps he’ll be an equal-opportunity contest winner at next year’s All-Star Weekend in Toronto…

Stephen Curry joins Lecrae onstage at concert

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The rapper Lecrae is not only popular in a general sense, but he is particularly popular among athletes. One of Lecrae’s biggest fans for a while now has been Stephen Curry, who tweeted support for Lecrae’s last album, Anomaly, before it debuted at number 1 on the charts. Over the weekend, with Lecrae in the Bay Area to perform, Curry took to the stage and showed his slick moves aren’t limited to the basketball court.

VIDEO: Curry Lecrae