Posts Tagged ‘los angeles clippers’

Chris Paul always wanted to be a fireman

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Foot Locker has been dropping hilarious commercials all season long, so we probably shouldn’t be surprised that this latest spot is just as good. In this ad for Kids Foot Locker, Chris Paul admits that he always wanted to be a fireman and we get to see his skills driving a fire truck. He is great at handling…


VIDEO: CP3 Fireman

DeAndre Jordan channels Marshawn Lynch

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We talked about Star Wars night in Dallas, but unfortunately the force was not with the Mavericks, who lost to the Clippers, 115-98. The Clips got a huge game from center DeAndre Jordan, who went for 22 points and a career-high 27 rebounds. And to commemorate his big game, Jordan did his best Marshawn Lynch impression during the postgame interview.

Why did Jordan have such a big game? Perhaps because he was playing near home and his Mom was at the game…

(via SBNation)

Kevin Durant hits Chris Paul with classic scoreboard burn

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s been a rough few days for the Los Angeles Clippers. They’re on an extended road trip while the Grammys were held back in their home arena, the Staples Center. After looking like they’d found their groove, they’ve lost 5 of their last 6 games. And to add injury to insult, now Blake Griffin is out indefinitely with a staph infection in his elbow that will require surgery.

All of those factors apparently came together yesterday in the Clippers game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder were winning big in the second half, coasting to a win, when Clips All-Star point guard Chris Paul knocked down a midrange jumper to cut OKC’s lead down to 20. The cameras caught Paul staring at Kevin Durant after the shot, and Durant seemed to say something about Paul now being “down 20 now, homie” in response, a variant of the classic “check the scoreboard” burn.

Doc Rivers apologizes to a Clippers fan

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night the Clippers faced off against the Cavaliers in Cleveland, and things went about as poorly as they could have for the Clippers. The Cavs ended up winning 105-94, but it wasn’t really even that close — the Cavs led by 32 in the second half before sitting their starters to get them some rest.

At one point during the game last night, Clippers coach Doc Rivers spotted a fan sitting along the sideline wearing a Clippers jersey. And considering the way things were going, Rivers decided to take a moment to apologize to the fan…


VIDEO: Doc Apologizes

Boris Diaw’s shot pops Gregg Popovich

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — On Saturday night, the San Antonio Spurs hosted the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clips got off to a fast start, and at the half were holding on to a commanding 56-42 lead. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich couldn’t wait to get to the locker room, presumably to start yelling at the Spurs. But Pop started leaving before the clock ticked out, before Boris Diaw had time to hoist a full-court shot that missed the basket but connected with Pop…

DeAndre Jordan celebrates Jamal Crawford’s fourth quarter in song

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night Jamal Crawford got hot. It wasn’t quite Klay Thompson-level hot, but Crawford scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Clippers to a 102-98 win over the Denver Nuggets. And after the game, when it was time to interview Crawford, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan decided to show his appreciation in song…


VIDEO: Jordan Sings

Big Baby Davis dances like nobody’s watching

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Just last week we saw Andre Drummond get his groove on during an interview. But what if an NBA player decided to get funky during an actual game?

Reddit user “kylepg” posted this terrific vid of Clippers forward Glen Davis in a game against the Celtics taking a midrange jumper and trying to use body his language to help the shot drop. Except here, with some creative editing and a great musical selection, it looks almost as if Big Baby decided to just make it funky out here…

(via r/NBA)

Fergie inspires Steve Ballmer dance performance

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERSteve Ballmer has only been the owner of the Clippers for a few months, but he’s already made quite a splash with some of his courtside reactions. Last night things went to a whole new level.

For last night’s Clippers/Lakers game, Ballmer sat in his courtside seat next to pop singer Fergie. In between the first and second quarters, someone handed Fergie a microphone for a quick performance of her new single “L.A. Love.” This made Ballmer pretty happy.

As Fergie sang her song, Ballmer went into DANCE FEVER MODE…


VIDEO: Ballmer Dances

Here’s a Vine of the moment…

Later, the Clippers reacted to their owner’s funky moves…

Atlanta Hawks give fans excuse for being late to work


VIDEO: Hawks beat Clippers

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Atlanta Hawks are on an epic run right now — going into last night’s game in Los Angeles, the Hawks had won 18 of their 20 previous games and moved into first place in the Eastern Conference. This is the latest in a season the Hawks had moved into first place since the 1993-94 season when the Hawks won the Eastern Conference (and then lost in the second round of the playoffs).

For Hawks fans, every game has become must-see TV, which is fine until the team goes on a West Coast trip like they’ve been the previous week. But after wins at Utah and Portland, last night the Hawks ended their road swing in Los Angeles in a game that started at 10:30 PM Atlanta time. The Hawks came from behind to get the win, 107-98, in a game that ended after 1:00 AM Atlanta time.

So in case any Hawks fans were dragging this morning, Hawks CEO Steve Koonin took to Twitter and gave them a note to take to their bosses not only explaining their tardiness but also trying to drum up more support for their next home game against Memphis on Wednesday.

If you can’t read it, it says…

Dear Boss,

From one boss to another, please excuse _________ for being late to work Tuesday morning.

_________ is a huge Hawks fan and just couldn’t bear to miss watching Monday night’s game against the Clippers on SportSouth, which tipped off at 10:38 ET.

As a token of our appreciation for your kindness, we’d like to invite you, the boss, to the Hawks-Grizzlies game on Wednesday. We expect — will buy a ticket, but if the two of you show this letter at the box office, your ticket will be taken care of.

Thanks for your support,

STEVE KOONIN

Spencer Hawes redefines NBA style

Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Los Angeles Clippers center Spencer Hawes did not play in last night’s win over the Golden State Warriors as he recovered from injury, but that didn’t stop him from having a big impact on the game. It was Christmas Day, you see, and while that normally means ugly sweaters, Hawes instead showed up with what appeared to be a custom suit perhaps made out of wrapping paper. As Charles Barkley said on “Inside the NBA,” “I’d hate to see the suit he didn’t buy.”

Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers