Posts Tagged ‘los angeles clippers’

Blake Griffin shows off crazy reverse block


VIDEO: Blake reverse block

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Blake Griffin goes and pulls off something like this. My favorite part of this play might be the way Boston’s Jonas Jerebko responds, with his hands out in almost a shrug, as if to say, Did that really happen?

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(GIF via r/NBA)

The NBA celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Did you wear green yesterday? It was St. Patrick’s Day yesterday, which in the U.S., at least, means we celebrate Irish culture and heritage. A simple way to do that is by wearing green, and we saw that throughout the NBA last night, from players to fans.

Here’s an entire gallery of pictures from Los Angeles, where the Clips made everything green for the night…

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In Houston, a couple of strategically placed leprechauns did their best to jinx the Magic…


(via SBN)

And in Cleveland, the Cavs want you to have a happy St. Patrick’s Day. Make sure you wear your green wig…


VIDEO: Cavs Day

The Muppets take the Clippers

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We’ve seen the Muppets take Manhattan, but it looks like they’ve finally made it out West. Yesterday in Los Angeles, as the Clippers hosted the Houston Rockets, the Muppets were all over the Staples Center.

For instance, Kermit took over the player introductions, which meant the frog was on the mic when Blake Griffin made his return to action…

Kermit and his long-time friend Miss Piggy made an appearance on the Kiss Cam…

And perhaps not surprisingly, Animal hung out with the Clippers Dance Team…

Next time, I kind of wish we could get mics on these dudes to call the games…

Don’t bump Draymond Green


VIDEO: Green bump

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Clippers and the Warriors have been feuding for a while, and now we’re at the point where I think the players are actively looking for something to get fired up about.

Take Draymond Green. At the end of yesterday’s Warriors win over the Clippers, Green was being interviewed by ABC’s Lisa Salters when Clippers forward Dahntay Jones strolled past and delivered a bump to Green. It wasn’t much of a collision, but it was enough to get under Green’s skin.

Following the game, Green said, “I think he wanted a reaction from me, but he don’t play, so, you know, me getting suspended and him getting suspended, it’s different. You know, when you don’t play, that’s probably his role on that team.”

Check the moment when Green gets bumped. He’s like, wait, is this happening?

Steph Curry, J.R. Smith, Lance Stephenson compete in new Crossover Contest

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last season we had the occasional Crossover Contest post. This season, I was planning on saving up some of this season’s best crossovers for one big season-ending post. But after the weekend we had, I think we need to break out another Crossover Contest, because dudes were putting people on skates all across the NBA.

Let’s start in Cleveland, where J.R. Smith sent Brandon Knight flying with a killer crossover…


VIDEO: J.R. on Knight

Now to Los Angeles, where Chandler Parsons had Lakers forward Ryan Kelly all mixed up…


VIDEO: Parsons on Kelly

In Detroit, down the stretch in a close game, Lance Stephenson went at Anthony Tolliver and left him stumbling in his tracks…


VIDEO: Lance on Tolliver

And let’s end with Stephen Curry yesterday out in the Bay, where he crossed over half the Clippers and drained the three…

VIDEO: Curry cross

Now it’s your turn: Who had the trickiest dribble? Cast your vote for the winner in the latest Crossover Contest…

Chris Paul wants DeAndre Jordan to shoot


VIDEO: Jordan dunk

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With the score tied, the Clippers had the final shot last night, and a chance to beat the Portland Trail Blazers in regulation. Chris Paul missed a shot, and the ball fell to DeAndre Jordan, standing under the basket, and Jordan… didn’t shoot?

I think what happened was Jordan heard the buzzer and thought the game was over. Only it was the shot clock buzzer instead. Either way, Jordan didn’t get a shot off. (And the worst thing? The Clips ended up losing in overtime.)

But it wasn’t for a lack of trying from Chris Paul. Check out Paul here in slow motion doing his best to urge Jordan to shoot…

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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