Posts Tagged ‘Klay Thompson’

Neymar attends the NBA Finals

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With a little bit of downtime on his hands before his home country hosts the 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazilian soccer star Neymar showed up last night in Oakland to take in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. He spent some time with his countrymen Leandro Barbosa and Anderson Varejao, and got to hang with the Splash Brothers, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry, as well. Neymar also brought along a gift from his club team, FC Barcelona…

Klay Thompson has Jedi powers

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Tonight it’s finally time for the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder to play Game 7 (9:00 p.m. ET, TNT) in the Western Conference Finals, with everything on the line. Win and go to the NBA Finals, lose and go home. But to get to a Game 7, the Warriors first had to win a wild Game 6 in Oklahoma City a few nights ago. The Thunder led most of the way, but Warriors guard Klay Thompson got hot in the second half and started raining threes, finishing with 11 made three-pointers, an NBA playoff record. How did he get so hot? Was it his form? His technique? Or maybe it was all a Jedi mind trick? Because as it turns out, Thompson wore a pair of Yoda socks to the game.

As Thompson told The Vertical after the game, “”I brought my Yoda socks to bring out my Jedi powers.”

The Force is strong in that one.

The Warriors meet Harry Potter

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Well, not Harry Potter, exactly, but while in Orlando earlier this week, Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes and Leandro Barbosa from the Golden State Warriors spent some of their off day at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which is set to open in April at the Universal Studios theme park. As Thompson and Barnes note, they grew up reading the books and couldn’t wait to spend some time in Diagon Alley. Of course, the last thing the Warriors needed was more magic, but it looks like they’ve got it. Alohomora!


VIDEO: Warriors Potter

Klay Thompson, Warriors celebrate Chinese New Year

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Monday saw the start of the Chinese New Year, and to kick the new year off right, the Golden State Warriors’ guard Klay Thompson went into San Francisco’s Chinatown to unveil the Warriors’ Chinese New Years jerseys and try his hand at making some fortune cookies. How did he do? Check the video below…


VIDEO: Klay New Year

The Warriors visit the White House


VIDEO: Warrior’s White House

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the perks (among many) of winning an NBA title is the winning teams traditionally get to pay a visit to the White House, where we have a sitting president that’s a huge hoops fan. And with the Golden State Warriors in Washington D.C. after defeating the Wizards last night, today the Warriors got to spend some time in the White House and with President Obama, who unveiled a pretty good Steph Curry impression…

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Untied shoes can’t stop Golden State Warriors

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — How impressive are the Golden State Warriors right now? Not only are they steamrolling almost every opponent they go up against, they’re doing it in increasingly impressive ways. Last night in a win against Chicago, for instance, the Warriors were able to score even when two pairs of shoes revolted at the same time.

Check out this play, where Klay Thompson and Draymond Green both stop on a play to deal with loose laces, and instead of burning a timeout, the Warriors just got the ball to Harrison Barnes, who went one-on-three and scored, no sweat.

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Curry, James, Kobe have NBA’s most popular jerseys

CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 18: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on against Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors on January 18, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. 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 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — During the recent holiday season, a bunch of people apparently got NBA jerseys as gifts — according to a release from the NBA, NBAStore.com had its largest Black Friday (Nov. 27) and Cyber Monday (Nov. 30) in history, with combined sales up 20 percent from the previous year. But which jerseys were the most popular? Here’s a look at the top 15 most popular jerseys, based on sales from October 2015 through¬†December 2015, which features a conspicuous debut from one rated rookie…

1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
4. Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks
5. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
6. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
7. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
8. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
9. James Harden, Houston Rockets
10. Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
11. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
12. Paul George, Indiana Pacers
13. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
14. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers
15. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

Also, here are the ten most popular teams in terms of merchandise sold…

1.  Golden State Warriors
2. Chicago Bulls
3. Cleveland Cavaliers
4. Los Angeles Lakers
5. New York Knicks
6. San Antonio Spurs
7. Oklahoma City Thunder
8. Miami Heat
9. Boston Celtics
10. L.A. Clippers

How to make a lifesized Klay Thompson bobblehead

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Yesterday was National Bobblehead Day, which means, exactly, well, I don’t know, but I certainly saw a lot of pictures on bobbleheads on social media. And while most bobbleheads are small enough to put on your desk or on a shelf, earlier this week we saw evidence of the Golden State Warriors creating a life-sized bobblehead of Klay Thompson and his dog, Rocco. Now we have more details, as this video takes us to China, where the Klay dolls are being made. Pretty cool to see them all being hand-painted, and for whoever wins the life-sized Klay doll, I hope you have a lot of room in your house…


VIDEO: Klay bobblehead

Warriors are giving away a bobblehead of Klay Thompson and his dog Rocco

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Warriors guard Klay Thompson has a pet dog named Rocco, which he has enjoys posting pictures of on social media…

Now the Warriors are honoring the dynamic duo by giving away a bobblehead of Klay and Rocco to fans…


VIDEO: Klay and Rocco

And they are not only giving away 10,000 bobbleheads that fans can collect, but they’re also giving one fan a life-sized version of Klay and Rocco…

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Get in the Christmas spirit and sing along with ‘Carol of the Dubs’

By Jeff Case

We’re a mere 10 days away from Christmas and a solid five-game slate of NBA matchups all day long. The best game of the day will likely be the NBA Finals rematch between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in Oakland (5 p.m. ET, ABC) and the Warriors are already pumped for the showdown. Thanks to the creative efforts of¬†Bay Area artists Ron Lennon and Wellsy, the classic Christmas song “Carol of the Bells” has been re-imagined as “Carol of the Dubs”.

Just about every player on the Warriors’ roster gets a mention in the song (which is quite catchy) …


VIDEO: Carol of the Dubs