Posts Tagged ‘los angeles clippers’

Blake Griffin breaks out alley-oop three-pointer

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — At this point, we’re kinda used to Blake Griffin doing things we’re not used to seeing other people be able to do. Most of the time, though, that means dunks or other above-the-rim antics. But last night against Denver, Blake made another incredible play, however this time it happened out beyond the three-point line. We know Blake can finish alley-oop dunks. Now we know he also has the alley-oop three-pointer as part of his game…

VIDEO: Blake Alley-Oop Three

LA Clippers to host Hello Kitty night

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — NBA teams are constantly looking for new ways to engage with their fans, as well as connect with new fans and bring them into the fold. And while we’ve seen many teams come up with various promotions, the Clippers announced a new theme night that I don’t think I’ve ever seen before: Hello Kitty Night.

We gotta get one of those limited edition scarfs. Also, just a thought, but maybe they should have had Hello Kitty night against the Bobcats?


ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — So we’re now a few weeks into the NBA season, and we’ve reached a critical mass of dunks and, more importantly, people getting dunked on. So let’s take a look at the best instances of people getting #POSTERIZED over the last week and, at the bottom of the post, place your vote for a winner…

Kristaps Porzingis on Kevin Love

VIDEO: Porzingis on Love

NBA releases Christmas Day uniforms and socks

Christmas Day Jersey 2015 Laydown Horizontal

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — As Christmas Day has become one of the biggest days on the NBA calendar, with a marquee slate of games, the teams involved have started to wear increasingly special uniforms. And this year, adidas and Stance are really going all out, as you can see in the new images released today.

From the NBA’s release…

adidas and the NBA today unveiled the uniforms that all teams will wear during the league’s Christmas Day match-ups. Designed as part of the adidas NBA Season’s Greetings Collection, the uniforms continue the tradition of introducing new and unique elements each season. This year’s uniforms incorporate primary team colors and cream tones, while player names and numbers are showcased in holiday-style script and detailed with woven rows of stitching. A scarlet NBA seal is also displayed on the back of the jersey as a nod to holiday greeting cards.

The socks, Stance’s contribution to the on-court Christmas Day look, mirror the uniform’s design and feature classic holiday colors, winter-inspired imagery and pay homage to holiday sweaters.

The Season’s Greetings Collection includes a special-edition Swingman jersey, women’s Replica jersey, on-court shooting shirt, T-shirt, snapback and knit beanie. Items range from $28-$110 and will be available this weekend on and Jerseys will also be available at select team and other retailers.

The Christmas Day socks go on sale this weekend. They will be available at and other major retailers.

For more pictures, see below…

Christmas Day Jersey 2015 Group


The NBA Season Opening Hype Video Roundup

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The 2015-16 NBA season is not a few days underway, and if you’re not fired up already, we’ve got one last resort you can turn to: Hype videos. A bunch of different NBA teams released videos to get their fans properly fired up.

Which is your favorite? Watch them all and vote at the bottom…


VIDEO: Cavaliers Hype


VIDEO: Pistons Hype


VIDEO: Nuggets Hype


VIDEO: Warriors Hype


VIDEO: Rockets Hype


VIDEO: Pacers Hype


VIDEO: Clippers Hype


VIDEO: Grizzlies Hype


VIDEO: Heat Hype


VIDEO: Bucks Hype


VIDEO: 76ers Hype


VIDEO: Suns Hype


VIDEO: Kings Hype


VIDEO: Raptors Hype

Blake Griffin is in the zone

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We hear all the time about an athlete being “in the zone,” but what does that actually mean? According to Clippers forward Blake Griffin, it’s a lot like sitting in a comfy chair in the clouds, reading a newspaper, talking to a guy in a car…before resuming dunking all over people. Don’t let him get in his zone…

VIDEO: Blake Zone

The Los Angeles Clippers begin their Quest

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Winning an NBA title is no easy feat — the regular season is a marathon, not a sprint, and then once you arrive at the postseason, there are usually all kinds of obstacles to overcome. So in this new spot from TNT, we see the Clippers on their “quest” for a championship. Last week we saw the Cavs’ commercial, which involved a desert and a camel. In this ad, Chris Paul, Paul Pierce and DeAndre Jordan board an actual clipper and aim for the Larry O’Brien trophy…with a well-known actor and Clips fan stowed away, as well…

VIDEO: Clippers Quest

Frank Kaminsky busts a move in Shanghai

By Jeff Case

The Charlotte Hornets have made the most of their trip to China for their two preseason games against the Los Angeles Clippers. From the shopping trip Al Jefferson and Marvin Williams took to GM Rich Cho trying out some of the local cuisine, Charlotte embraced this trip fully.

So, how do the rookies get into the mix? Glad you asked. The Hornets held a dance-off for their rookies in Shanghai during a fan-appreciation night and to put it mildly, Frank Kaminsky stole the show …

VIDEO: Frank Kaminsky kills it at the Hornets’ dance-off


Hornets GM tries eating scorpions, snake and other Shenzhen cuisine

By Jeff Case

The Charlotte Hornets recently completed their trip to China to take on the Los Angeles Clippers in a preseason game held at Shenzhen Universiade Center in Shenzhen, China. The trip was a success for the Hornets in the fact they won the game itself (106-94) and also in the fact they got to get to take in the local culture as well.

We showed you the video last week of Al Jefferson and Marvin Williams shopping in China, which is a must-see. Today, we bring you video of Hornets GM Rich Cho sampling the dining fare in Shenzhen.

Don’t ever call Cho timid about what he eats as he bravely samples scorpions, snake and other unique fare.

VIDEO: Rich Cho samples unique food in Shenzen




MUSCLEWATCH 2015 (Update 1)

METAIRIE, LA - SEPTEMBER 28: Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans poses for photos during NBA Media Day on September 28, 2015 at the New Orleans Pelicans practice facility in Metairie, Louisiana. 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 2015 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)


NBA training camps have convened, exhibition games are underway, and we all know what that means: The return of MUSCLEWATCH.

Before we get to the muscles, what, you may ask, is MUSCLEWATCH? Basically, it began decades ago when my friend Matt and I noticed our local paper would always report that players had gained 15 pounds of MUSCLE in the off-season. No matter the sport, it was never 12 pounds, never 16, never 9, never 18, but it always seemed to be “15 pounds of muscle.” So we began keeping an eye on the papers looking for references to the magic 15 pounds of MUSCLE. Eventually, MUSCLEWATCH became about more than just the “15 pounds of muscle” and more about guys who had either gained or lost a lot of weight. Previous winners include Thaddeus Young and Rudy Gay.

And remember, MUSCLEWATCH cannot be successful without your help. The most effective way to let us here at MUSCLEWATCH HQ know if you see any MUSCLEWATCH news is to tweet and use the hashtag #MUSCLEWATCH.

Also, for what it’s worth, we need numbers. If you’re going to be vague, that’s not MUSCLEWATCH. I’m talking to you, Bulls GM Gar Forman

Hey. we’re all glad Derrick Rose “looks terrific,” but if you want to play MUSCLEWATCH, we need actual digits.

Now, let’s get swole …