Posts Tagged ‘J.J. Barea’

Dirk Nowitzki, tennis star?

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Here’s a fun video from down in Dallas, where Dirk Nowitzki hosted a charity tennis event to raise money for the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation. Dirk called in some of his famous celebrity friends (Ben Stiller, Andy Roddick) and teammates (JJ Barea, Harrison Barnes) to hit the courts and play some “average tennis”…

Andrew Wiggins dunks on JJ Barea

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night the Canadian National Team played an exhibition against Puerto Rico, and on the play below, J.J. Barea ended up squaring off against Andrew Wiggins on a fast break. As it turned out, Barea didn’t stand much of a chance…

The Dallas Mavericks will have a big birthday celebration

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — There are 15 roster sports on each NBA team, and there are 30 NBA teams, so at any given time there are roughly 450 players in the NBA. Which means there there is a wide variety of players born in different years, on different dates.

Which makes the current Dallas Mavericks backcourt all the more amazing. Not only do the Mavericks have three point guards — Deron Williams, Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea — all born on June 26, but all three of those guys were born on June 26 in the year 1984. At least they can buy in bulk for the birthday party…

JJ Barea is R2D2?

by Kevin McCormack

Sure, Dirk Nowitzki is the breakout star of these playoffs. But for my money, the real *breakout* star is DJ Flula. He’s back with another video — this time with the longest and most convoluted (and hilarious) Star Wars analogy I’ve ever heard:

Conventional wisdom: June 1

by Micah Hart

After each game day until the end of the NBA Finals, we’ll be taking a look at the conventional wisdom of the moment — which team is the current favorite to win it all, and which team should be ashamed to still be putting on its jerseys.

Here’s how it looks on the morning of Wednesday, June 1.

Start planning the parade:

Miami Heat

Yeah, LeBron James is amazing. If we didn’t hate him so much, we’d really have to be in awe of how well he’s playing in these playoffs. However, the real star of the show for Miami is its defense. As much praise as we heaped on Chicago for its defensive presence all season, it has been the Heat who have played the best “D” when the stakes got raised. It is their ability to choke out any attack that has them rumbling towards a champagne bath.

Give it up already:

Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks’ bench was supposed to be a big advantage in this series, but man, did they look bad last night. Jason Terry was the only player who made anything that can be called a positive contribution, while Peja Stojakovic, J.J. Barea, and Brendan Haywood each should petition for part of Miami’s playoff share for their contributions to the Heat win in Game 1.

When Shawn Marion and Jason Kidd become your second and third best offensive options, your team is in trouble.

Dirk can’t do this by himself, but it looks like he’s going to have to try.

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