Posts Tagged ‘Kyrie Irving’

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

adidas, Nike introduce Christmas Day shoes

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Over the last few weeks we’ve seen the unveiling of special Christmas Day uniforms and Christmas Day socks, and now, to complete the look, Nike and adidas have introduced their special looks for the big day of NBA games.

And here’s a close-up look at the Kobe X, featuring five golden rings on the back, as well as the Kyrie 2 Christmas edition, which has “zig-zag embossed graphic [that] mimics teeth while the shoe’s white and blue color scheme finish off this nod to the abominable snowman.”

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Kyrie Irving is back as Uncle Drew

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has starred in several of these commercials for Pepsi in which he portrays Uncle Drew, a fictional elderly streetball legend. As in previous iterations, in this newest spot, set in Miami. Irving is surrounded by several celebrities and athletes in heavy makeup, such as Ray Allen as his trash-talking adversary Skinny Walt, and Baron Davis and J.B. Smoove as his domino-playing buddies.


VIDEO: Uncle Drew Part 4

LeBron and Cavaliers begin The Quest

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The NBA regular season tips off in just a few weeks, with the Cavaliers against the Bulls on TNT (Tuesday, Oct. 27, 8:00 p.m. EST). And to get people ready for the new season, TNT today dropped their new ad campaign about The Quest for a title. This first spot features LeBron James and a few of the Cavaliers (along with a special guest) as they begin their drive to return to the NBA Finals…


VIDEO: Cavs quest

Also, here’s a little behind the scenes video about how this was made, including Kyrie admitting he looked up flag-waving on YouTube…


VIDEO: Cavs Quest Behind Scenes

The Cleveland Cavaliers really liked this picture of them working out

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — You don’t have to be a detective to figure out that several members of the Cleveland Cavaliers gathered in Miami this weekend to get in a workout together. How do we know? They all posted the same picture on Instagram. Either there was a glitch in the matrix or they all really liked this photo…

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Kyrie Irving will be there for you

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers had a surprise guest at yesterday’s practice — injured point guard Kyrie Irving, who had knee surgery just days earlier. But while addressing the media, Irving flashed a tattoo that was familiar and surprising…

That’s right, Kyrie has a tattoo of the logo from the show, “Friends.” Because he’ll be there for you (when the rain starts to fall). And as Kyrie himself confirmed later on Instagram, he’s a fan of the show…

Kyrie Irving congratulates Cavs on Game 2 win from hospital bed

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Cleveland Cavaliers lost Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and also lost their point guard, Kyrie Irving, who suffered a broken kneecap and returned to Cleveland for surgery. While Irving was in the hospital recovering from surgery, he took a moment and posted on Instagram to let his teammates know he was watching their improbable Game 2 win…

The All Ball 2015 NBA Finals Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Here on the All Ball blog, we try to take a big picture look at the NBA, which means we spend as much (or more) time looking at off-court stuff as we do at the on-court. With that established, we thought we would preview the 2015 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers by looking at some of the things that makes each franchise so special…

Their 2015 Finals Hype Video


VIDEO: Cavaliers Finals Hype

ICYMI from 2014-15 — Five All Ball posts worth checking out…

Not quite 30 for 30: LeBron’s Headband

Timofey Mozgov has found a home away from home

Cavs fans share totally normal dinner with JR Smith

The Cavs celebrate Kyrie Irving’s big night

Playing hashtags with the Cavs

Three accounts to follow on Twitter

Iman Shumpert

LeBron James

Matthew Dellavedova

One player to follow on Instagram

JR Smith

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Three writers/media people to follow for the Cavaliers

Dave McMenamin

Chris Haynes

Jason Lloyd

An inside look at Cleveland’s Game 1 win over Boston

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Cleveland Cavaliers were the Eastern Conference’s best team in the second half, posting a Conference-best record of 22-9 after February 2. So expectations were high yesterday when the Cavs hosted the Boston Celtics to begin their latest postseason run. The crowd was hyped, and LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving were each special in their own ways, as they helped the Cavs to a 113-100 win.

Here are a couple of videos from yesterday in Cleveland. First, here’s a slow-mo look at the game…


VIDEO: Slow-Mo Cavs Game 1

Also, here’s LeBron James mic’ed up during the game…


VIDEO: LeBron Mic’ed Up

Charles Barkley can’t say Dellavedova


ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night’s Cleveland/San Antonio game was was a match-up between titans, with an amazing ending and a record-setting performance from Cavs guard Kyrie Irving. It was also special because TNT analyst Charles Barkley left behind the studio in Atlanta and showed up in San Antonio, where he joined Chris Webber and Kevin Harlan on the call. And while Charles may have left the studio behind, he was still The Chuckster, as you see here when he tried oh so hard to pronounce Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova‘s last name. Good job, good effort.

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