Posts Tagged ‘golden state warriors’

Stephen Curry never misses

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — While most people thought Team USA would struggle in the FIBA Basketball World Cup without players like Kevin Love, Kevin Durant and Paul George, Team USA managed to mostly sail through the competition behind strong performances from the players on the perimeter, from James Harden to Kyrie Irving to Klay Thompson.

And then there was Stephen Curry. We already knew he was one of the best shooters in the NBA, and Curry cemented that status in Spain, shooting 44 percent on threes. Check out this video below from the NBA’s Youtube channel, in which we see one of Curry’s off-day workouts in Madrid. There’s a reason why he never seems to miss…


VIDEO: Curry shooting

Steph Curry wins shooting contest from bench

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the reasons USA Basketball has people around with cameras filming everything is just in case a situation like the one below breaks out. At a Team USA practice in Barcelona, an impromptu shooting contest happened between Kenneth Faried, Stephen Curry and James Harden. That in and of itself isn’t all that rare. But in this case, their shooting station was the bench.


VIDEO: Bench shooting

Manny Pacquiao works out with the Warriors

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTERManny Pacquiao is one of the greatest boxers of his generation, sure, but he’s also a huge basketball fan. He’s attended NBA games in the past, and he recently was drafted by the Kia Sorrentos, the team he owns, in the Philippine Basketball Association. So we should be surprised that Pac Man turned up this weekend in the Bay Area to get a few shots up with the Golden State Warriors. At just under 5-7, Pacquiao may be short for the NBA, but who would question his fight? Here’s a ton more pictures at Warriors.com

Klay Thompson is really dedicated to his fantasy football draft

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night a friend invited me to go with him to the Braves/Mets game at Citi Field. I’m a Braves fan, but because I live in New York, I don’t all that many chances to see them play in person. Normally, I would have jumped at the chance…but I hesitated because I remembered last night was also the night of my fantasy football draft. And as anyone who has ever played any fantasy sport — basketball, football, baseball, doesn’t matter — there really isn’t much worse than letting the computer auto-draft your team and winding up with a bunch of players you don’t want, or a bunch of guys who play the same position.

Lucky for me, I was wrong about my draft date — it is tonight — so I was able to get out and enjoy a baseball game on a nice evening. But being present for your fantasy draft sometimes takes extreme measures.

Take, for instance, Golden State guard Klay Thompson, who is currently in Bilbao, Spain, prepping for the FIBA Basketball World Cup as a member of Team USA. Despite being half a world and about a dozen time zones from home, Thompson woke up at 5:30 AM in order to take part in his fantasy football draft. As he wrote in the caption, he doesn’t trust the auto draft. Smart man.

(via HP)

DeMarcus Cousins auditions to join Splash Brothers

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — At practice yesterday for USA Basketball, Sacramento big man DeMarcus Cousins decided to show off his outside shooting range, while declaring himself a candidate to join Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson as members of the sweet-shooting Splash Brothers. Luckily, Curry was nearby to witness Cousins’ audition…

Throwback Thursday: Best teams of the 1970s


VIDEO: Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar dominated during the 1970s

Welcome to Throwback Thursday here on the All Ball Blog. Each week, we’ll delve into the NBA’s photo archives and uncover a topic and some great images from way back when. Hit us up here if you have suggestions for a future TBT on All Ball.

Today’s Topic: Best Teams of 1970s

This week we continue our Throwback Thursday: Best Teams of Each Decade series by looking at the best teams to play in the 1970s.

Make sure to check back next week for our look at the best teams of the 1980s!

(NOTE: Click the “caption” icon below the photo for details about each moment.)


Gallery: TBT: Best Teams of 1970s

Previous weeks:

Best Teams of 1940-50s
Best Teams of 1960s

Which of these teams do you think would do best in today’s NBA? Leave your comments below!

NBA Musicians

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Finals are over. The draft is over. Most of the free agents have agreed to terms. Summer League is over.

And now, before the FIBA Basketball World Cup gets going in September, we have a little bit of NBA down time. Which doesn’t mean the NBA talk stops — instead, it just takes a turn toward the…strange.

For instance, last night on Twitter, somehow the hashtag #NBAmusicians started trending. What was this hashtag? Basically, people took NBA player’s names and mashed them up with band names. And it’s still going this morning!

How did all this start? That’s not important. What’s important is that it did start, and then the Twitter accounts of actual NBA teams started playing along, and next thing you know you’ve got a trending topic. Here are some of the greatest hits…

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Golden State Warriors train animals with Greg Popovich


VIDEO: Warriors and Popovich

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — No, not Gregg Popovich, Spurs coach. This is about Greg Popovich, an animal trainer and magician. Just watch the video.

They had me when they mentioned the “troupe of comedy pet performers.”

D-League guard gets summer league invite, has great reaction

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERKiwi Gardner is a 5-7 guard who spent last season playing in the D-League for the Santa Cruz Warriors, the affiliate for the Golden State Warriors. But it’s important to know a little of Gardner’s backstory: Gardner made a name for himself via Youtube mixtapes, then paid his own way to try out for the D-League and fought his way into a roster spot and became a fan favorite.

Yesterday, Santa Cruz GM Kirk Lacob broke the news to Gardner that he had earned a summer league roster spot with the Golden State Warriors. Gardner’s reaction? Priceless…

Harrison Barnes gets a lot of mail

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Warriors forward Harrison Barnes genuinely cares about his fans. And after doing a few autograph sessions in different places, he realized it was easier for the autograph requests to come directly to him. So Barnes rented a post office box in Oakland and put a note on Facebook telling his fans how the process would work — they needed to enclose return postage and a self-addressed envelope, for instance — and noting that this might take some time. “Keep in mind I will be signing when my schedule permits,” HB wrote. “My time is limited because of daily workouts, appearances, travel, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and video games.”

And then the items started rolling in, and by looks of things on this video, they really are rolling in — like, so much so that HB needed a huge rolling cart to get the stuff to his car. But he keeps on signing. Pretty remarkable stuff…


VIDEO: HB autographs