Posts Tagged ‘los angeles clippers’

USA Basketball cheers on Phelps, Ledecky

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With a night off last night in Rio, what should the members of Team USA do? For a group of guys like Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins, Draymond Green, DeAndre Jordan, Klay Thompson and Kyle Lowry, they took advantage of the downtime by attending one of the night’s biggest events, swimming, which featured a couple of the biggest stars of the Olympics, Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky. Not only did the USA Basketball guys have a chance to cheer Phelps and Ledecky on toward gold medals, they got to spend some time with them post-race, as well…

Pokemon Go comes to NBA and Summer League

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Pokemon Go is one of the hottest mobile games out there, as people are glued to their phones more than ever before. And while I’ve apparently missed the boat on this one — I never played/watched Pokemon growing up, so the nostalgia is lost on me — NBA players and teams are apparently just like the rest of us and love playing the game…

Paul Pierce knows how to throw a party

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — California knows how to party, and apparently nobody knows that better than Clippers forward (and Cali native) Paul Pierce. The Truth’s daughter turned five recently, and Pierce apparently went all out for the birthday bash, bringing in a llama and even posing for a few selfies. Next time we have an office party we definitely have to get Pierce on the Party Planning Committee.

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Chris Paul lip syncs New Edition

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The postseason didn’t go as planned for Chris Paul, who broke his hand a few games into the Clippers’ postseason run, as the Clippers lost in the first round to Portland. But it isn’t all bad for CP3, who not only turns 31 today, but celebrated the date by making an appearance on Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle,” where he delivered this faithful take on New Edition’s “Candy Girl”…

The Clippers do some Lawler-isms

By Jeff Case

For 37 years, Ralph Lawler has been the voice of the Los Angeles Clippers.ย For many years, he plied his craft in a form of NBA anonymity as the Clippers were routinely one of the worst teams in the league. But since Blake Griffin’s debut season in 2010-11, the Clippers have risen in profile and many of Lawler’s trademark calls (such as “the lob … the jam!” and “Bingo!” after made 3-pointers) have become more popular.

The Clippers paid tribute to Lawler on what was called “Ralph Lawler Day” and, as such, Griffin and teammats such as Paul Pierce, J.J. Redick, DeAndre Jordan and Cole Aldrichย did a few Lawler-isms …

VIDEO: Clippers imitate Ralph Lawler

For comparison’s sake, here’s Lawler doing the originals …

VIDEO: Ralph Lawler-isms

… and while we’re at it, here’s a look at the great feature did on the man behind the mic:

VIDEO: Ralph Lawler Day tribute

A decade of the NBA on Twitter

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Today is Twitter’s tenth birthday, and over the last decade the social media platform has become an invaluable tool to use while following the NBA. Not only can fans and teams interact in real time, but NBA players and front office members have also taken to Twitter as a way to communicate with fans.

So, to celebrate Twitter’s tenth birthday, we got into the wayback machine and checked out some of our favorite NBA people’s first tweets…


The Clippers add Mickey Mouse

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Los Angeles Clippers recently introduced their new mascot, Chuck, so they don’t need a new mascot. NBA teams are always in the market, however, for someone with slick passing skills. And as the Clips and Paul Pierce recently found out, Mickey Mouse knows how to make an assist…

Jay-Z is a good NBA scout

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — During the Clippers/Nets game a few nights ago, the Nets hung around and kept the game competitive, until the Clippers clinched the game with a trio of alley-oops from Chris Paul to DeAndre Jordan in the game’s final three minutes. After the game, Jay-Z, who was sitting courtside, grabbed CP3 and showed he had the scouting report figured out. Good luck stopping it, though…

Clippers introduce new mascot Chuck the Condor

LOS ANGELES, CA  - FEBRUARY 29: The Los Angeles Clippers mascot during the game against the Brooklyn Nets on February 29, 2016 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. 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 Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Los Angeles Clippers may be named for a type of boat, but when they were in need of a mascot, they turned to the animal kingdom. Last night the Clippers introduced Chuck the Condor, their new mascot. The condor is the state bird of California, and Clippers coach Doc Rivers noted that he hopes the mascot will bring them some luck…

To celebrate the new mascot, Clippers owner Steve Ballmer threw down a dunk off of a trampoline, which was pretty impressive…

Lexus made an incredible Clippers car

VIDEO: Clippers Lexus

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Years ago, when I was in Los Angeles for the NBA Finals, I had a dinner with big group of people that, coincidentally, included a man known as “Clipper Darrell.” Darrell is a Clippers super fan, who wears a red-and-blue suit to games and, as I saw later that evening in the restaurant parking lot, at least for a while drove a car that was a moving tribute to the Clips.

Well, as we see in the video below, Lexus has teamed up with the Clippers to make the ultimate Clippers car. From logos on the side, to the paint job, to having Doc Rivers screaming at you as part of the GPS, this is the most Clippers car of all time. I mean, the windshield lights up like a backboard. Check the video for more details, or click here to see more pictures and to enter to win the car. You can have Doc Rivers yelling at you every day while you’re in traffic!