Posts Tagged ‘los angeles clippers’

Doc Rivers has an awesome home office

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERDoc Rivers has spent most of his adult life around the NBA, either as a player, announcer or, currently, as a coach in Orlando, Boston and Los Angeles. So it would stand to reason that during those decades, Rivers has probably accumulated some pretty cool stuff. And thanks to this photo from CNN’s Rachel Nichols, who visited Rivers’ home for an interview, his home office is jammed with a ton of awesome memorabilia…

(via NIS)

Sir Mix-A-Lot performs at Jamal Crawford’s wedding

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Clippers guard Jamal Crawford is a Seattle native. He lives in Seattle during the off-season, and he helps organize the annual Seattle Pro-Am league.

So when Crawford got married over the weekend, he had the ceremony in Seattle, and put together a collection of some of his favorite artists to perform at the reception, including Tank and Brian McKnight. But he also managed to bring in one of Seattle’s most well-known hip-hop artists, the great Sir Mix-A-Lot, who performed his biggest hit…

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Brandon Knight has hops

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Up until now, the most famous (or infamous) moment of Brandon Knight‘s NBA career may have been when he got posterized a few years back by DeAndre Jordan. But as it turns out, Knight has some hops of his own. Check out this Vine posted by the Milwaukee Bucks, showing Brandon Knight jump on top of a stack of stuff that’s 60 inches high. Yeah, that’s five feet there…

DeAndre Jordan in Sharknado 3?

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night was a banner night of sorts here in the United States, as the SyFy channel aired “Sharknado 2,” the much-awaited sequel to last year’s “Sharknado.” Neither of these movies were much good by traditional standards, but that doesn’t really matter, because both of them were so bad that they were great. The movies are about…well, I’m not sure I can really explain it other than to say they involve a tornado made out of sharks that attack major cities.

During both movies, Twitter was alive with people making jokes and getting in on the fun of making fun of “Sharknado.” And one NBA player, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, piped up with a possible movie poster for “Sharknado 3.”

NBA Musicians

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Finals are over. The draft is over. Most of the free agents have agreed to terms. Summer League is over.

And now, before the FIBA Basketball World Cup gets going in September, we have a little bit of NBA down time. Which doesn’t mean the NBA talk stops — instead, it just takes a turn toward the…strange.

For instance, last night on Twitter, somehow the hashtag #NBAmusicians started trending. What was this hashtag? Basically, people took NBA player’s names and mashed them up with band names. And it’s still going this morning!

How did all this start? That’s not important. What’s important is that it did start, and then the Twitter accounts of actual NBA teams started playing along, and next thing you know you’ve got a trending topic. Here are some of the greatest hits…

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NBA players in Pro-Am leagues roundup

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The NBA recently kicked off its Orlando Summer League, a training ground for players trying to prove they deserve a roster spot in the NBA. Meanwhile, some of the NBA’s more proven players spend the summer playing in various pro-am leagues around the country, getting in some work in a setting a little less structured than summer league, but often with just as much talent. Let’s check in on a few NBA players…

Brandon Jennings showed out at LA’s Drew League with a 57-point, 6-rebound, 5-assist performance.

• Also at the Drew League, Paul George did this.

Jabari Parker will be in Vegas with the Bucks’ summer league team, but before he left, he stopped by his hometown Chi League in Chicago to put up 20 and 10 in a game against NBA players such as Will Bynum and Draymond Green. (Video here)

Tony Wroten scored 53 points in the famed Seattle Pro-Am.

Jamal Crawford made scoring 30 look easy in the Seattle Pro-Am.


VIDEO: Crawford scores 30

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Spencer Hawes challenges Blake Griffin to arm-wrestling contest

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The numbers NBA players wear can be just as important as their shoes or their haircuts. Some players have worn the same number since childhood, or they have some deep attachment to the number. I know one former NBA player who’s phone number ends with his uniform number repeated over and over — and yes, he said he requested it that way. But when a player changes teams, sometimes his former number is suddenly in use by a different player or, worse, retired and totally unavailable. At least when a different player is wearing your number, you may be able to convince him to give up that number, whether through monetary recompense or, as newly acquired Clippers center Spencer Hawes suggested to Blake Griffin on Twitter, even a feat of strength…

Lob City visits Croatia

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Being able to jump like Clippers big men Blake Griffin or DeAndre Jordan must be an incredible feeling. It is a feeling I have never had, and barring some freaky science experiment, will likely never have. It would be useful not only when playing basketball, of course, but also if you found yourself on a tourist-filled beach in Croatia, like this video that recently surfaced featuring Griffin and Jordan on a beach in Dubrovnik, Croatia, having some fun in the sun…


VIDEO: BG and DJ at beach

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Chris Paul posterizes Kevin Hart

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Comedian/actor Kevin Hart has always been a fan of the NBA, taking part in All-Star Weekends and joking around with the “Inside the NBA” crew.

Yesterday, however, Hart a little more NBA-related news…when Chris Paul posted an Instagram video of him dunking on Hart. Kevin Hart tries for the block, but doesn’t quite have the hops.

No. 14 – Cage wins ’88 rebound crown

The84Draft

The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of “The84Draft” on NBA TV.

Michael Cage

Michael Cage was in a rebounding zone during the 1987-88 season.

Name: Michael Cage

Position: Center/Forward

Vitals: 6-foot-9, 224 pounds

Birthday: Jan. 28, 1962

College: San Diego State

Drafted in 1984: 14th overall by Los Angeles Clippers

Draft fact: When the 14th pick of the 1984 NBA Draft, Michael Cage, grabbed 30 rebounds in the last game of the 1987-88 season, it proved to be the difference and led to his lone rebounding crown. He averaged 13.03 rpg (938 rebounds in 72 games) to best Charles Oakley of the Chicago Bulls, who averaged 13.0 rpg (1066 rebounds in 82 games) in one of the closest rebounding crown races of all time.

We’re just 14 hours away from “The84Draft” on NBA TV! Tune in for the captivating story on one of the NBA’s most talent-filled and unique classes ever.