Posts Tagged ‘golden state warriors’

Stephen Curry shows off dunking skills

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We know Steph Curry, the NBA’s three-point shooting champion, is a fantastic shooter (as is his wife), but as Curry displayed at basketball camp recently, he can also get up and throw down. Here’s Curry with the alley-oop to himself, followed by the obligatory celebration, which might actually be the most fun portion…

Sweet shooting runs in the Curry family

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We already know Stephen Curry is one of the greatest shooters in NBA history, and that Steph is the son of Dell Curry, another of the NBA’s greatest shooters. But maybe great shooting isn’t only genetic, perhaps there’s something to the “Curry” surname. Check out Stephen’s wife, Ayesha, here knocking down an NBA three-pointer, while 9 months pregnant, no less…

Draymond Green breaks out WWE championship belt

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERRasheed Wallace is responsible for many different things, but one of the best may have been making WWE-style championship belts for the Detroit Pistons after they won a title in 2004. Sheed often wore his belt to games the next season, to show people that the champ was here…

INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 13:  Rasheed Wallace of the Detroit Pistons arrives with his championship belt prior to the start of Game three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2005 NBA Playoffs on May 13, 2005 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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 2005 NBAE  (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

The newest NBA champ is Draymond Green, who took to Instagram to show off his new title belt, which looks as though it came directly from the WWE. Now we need Draymond to wear it to games next season…

Touggghhhhh @wwe world champions #dubnation

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Steph Curry playing with Muggsy Bogues two decades ago

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the fun things about Stephen Curry being the son of former NBA player Dell Curry, is that we occasionally come across pictures or video of a young Steph Curry, hanging around the NBA as a kid. Such as this Instagram video someone on Reddit uncovered, featuring a young Curry being carried around the Charlotte Hornets locker room by former point guard Muggsy Bogues

(via r/NBA)

Andre Iguodala’s son made him an NBA championship trophy

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s been a pretty good week for Andre Iguodala. First his team, the Golden State Warriors, won the NBA Championship. Seconds later, Iguodala was named the NBA Finals MVP. Then, while celebrating Father’s Day this weekend, Andre got a gift from his son that, in retrospect, makes the kid seem pretty prescient…

Stephen Curry, Always A World Champ

By Nick Margiasso IV, NBA.com

When you’re a champion, well, you’re just a champion everywhere you go. The Warriors’ Stephen Curry proved that Saturday night when he carried WBC/Ring Super-Middleweight titlist Andre Ward‘s belt into the ring as part of the fighter’s entourage for his title defense at Golden State’s home court in Oracle Arena.

Well, fine, he carried it into a ring on top of their court.

Paul Smith vs. Andre Ward and MVPs Kaepernick and Curry!!

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Stephen Curry can feel it in the air tonight

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — At each NBA Finals game in Cleveland, just minutes before tipoff, the PA system at The Q would play Phil Collins‘ classic “In The Air Tonight.” It’s an evocative, slow-building song, which of course explodes into a terrific drum break about halfway through. As I sat there and heard it before each game, I thought to myself, “Is it possible to listen to this song and not play ‘air drums’ along to the drum break?”

Well, as we now know thanks to Stephen Curry‘s wife, not even the MVP can pass up the chance to hit the drum solo…

60-year-old Warriors assistant coach shows off dunking skills

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — How tall is Golden State Warriors assistant coach Alvin Gentry? You might wonder who even cares, but today it’s a particularly valid question.

But before we get to the why, how tall is Alvin Gentry? A simple google search turns up nothing. According to his Wikipedia page, Gentry played point guard in college at Appalachian State, which would suggest he is probably not all that tall, at least in relation to most basketball players. Perhaps the best we can do is by analyzing this recent photo of Gentry on the sidelines next to Steve Kerr, who we know is 6-3.

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So by that picture, let’s just assume Gentry is also 6-3, if not maybe an inch or so shorter. But the more salient fact, at least for our purposes, is that Gentry recently turned 60 years old.

We’re doing a deep dive into Gentry’s personal stats for an important reason: At Warriors practice yesterday in Cleveland, before Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Alvin Gentry dunked a basketball. Yes, it took him two tries, and yes, he used the wall for a little boost, but he’s 60 years old! As the caption on this video reads, “Age ain’t nothing but a number.”

Age ain't nothing but a number. Alvin "skywalker" Gentry still getting up to throw down. @warriors #DubNation

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Jimmy Kimmel pranks fans in Cleveland

By Jeff Case

When The Finals were out in Oakland for Games 1 and 2, Jimmy Kimmel sent a camera crew around town to talk to Golden State Warriors fans and, unfortunately, out some of them as not being to knowledgeable about their team. With the series having just left Cleveland for Games 3 and 4, he did a similar stunt in Ohio and, well, stop making fun of those Warriors fans, Cavs people …


VIDEO: Kimmel Finals, Part 2

Stephen and Riley Curry celebrate with victory kiss

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s been a rough few days for the NBA’s MVP, Stephen Curry, who saw his Warriors lose back-to-back games to go down in the NBA Finals. Exacerbating things, Curry himself didn’t play all that great, scoring just 3 points in the first half of Game 3 and playing as though he was in a funk. But Curry broke out in the second half of Game 3, and then the Warriors broke out in Game 4, finding their rhythm and tempo and winning going away, 103-82. And how did Steph Curry celebrate the series-tying win? How about a kiss for the Warriors’ real postseason MVP, Riley?


VIDEO: Riley kiss