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Ricky Rubio experiences high and lows of the NBA

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Minnesota Timberwolves were in Los Angeles to take on the Clippers last night, and T-Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio had the opportunity to experience the joy and pain of the NBA during the same game.

The good? Check out this pass, where as Rubio is falling down he delivers a nutmeg to DeAndre Jordan…

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And then, of course, the bad, as Rubio saves a ball from going out of bounds and ends up with his hair full of popcorn…

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Curry, James, Kobe have NBA’s most popular jerseys

CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 18: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on against Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors on January 18, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. 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 Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — During the recent holiday season, a bunch of people apparently got NBA jerseys as gifts — according to a release from the NBA, NBAStore.com had its largest Black Friday (Nov. 27) and Cyber Monday (Nov. 30) in history, with combined sales up 20 percent from the previous year. But which jerseys were the most popular? Here’s a look at the top 15 most popular jerseys, based on sales from October 2015 through December 2015, which features a conspicuous debut from one rated rookie…

1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
4. Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks
5. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
6. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
7. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
8. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
9. James Harden, Houston Rockets
10. Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
11. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
12. Paul George, Indiana Pacers
13. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
14. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers
15. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

Also, here are the ten most popular teams in terms of merchandise sold…

1.  Golden State Warriors
2. Chicago Bulls
3. Cleveland Cavaliers
4. Los Angeles Lakers
5. New York Knicks
6. San Antonio Spurs
7. Oklahoma City Thunder
8. Miami Heat
9. Boston Celtics
10. L.A. Clippers

Basketball rims are mad at the Clippers

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — When the Los Angeles Clippers traded for Chris Paul, and started throwing alley oops to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, “Lob City” was born. Fun was had by all! Well, not quite all. As it turns out, rims across the NBA were not so thrilled. In this video from Funny or Die and the Clippers, the fictional National Association of Rims asks you not to vote for the Clippers for the All-Star Game, to ensure we have an All-Star Game that’s full of jump shots.


VIDEO: Clippers Rims

POSTERIZED POLL Week of Jan. 1

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Like we always do at this time, let’s take a look at the best instances of people getting #POSTERIZED over the last week and, at the bottom of the post, you can place your vote for a winner. And don’t forget, if you see someone get posterized, tweet it with the hashtag #POSTERIZED so we don’t miss it!

By the way, welcome to 2016! I’m thinking we’ll continue with weekly #POSTERIZED polls until we get a little closer to the All-Star break, and then we’ll round up all the previous winners and crown a first half champ. We can do the same with the second half of the season, and then have a poll to select an overall winner as well.

Special shoutout to last week’s winner, Utah’s Alec Burks, as he goes for back-to-back wins this week. And let me say right here, I understand that Burks’ dunk this week generated some controversy — was it technically a dunk? Did he just throw the ball through the basket?

The beauty of the #POSTERIZED Poll is that it doesn’t even really matter. Did a player put someone else on a poster? Then that’s good enough for us!

OK, let’s get to the POSTERS…
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Chris Paul turned into a dunking machine

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERChris Paul is about six feet tall, and unlike his Los Angeles Clippers teammates Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, Paul’s game has always been played closer to the floor than to the rim. But for some reason, last night in Washington, Paul couldn’t stop dunking. First he got a breakaway dunk in the first quarter, his first dunk of the season, where he finished with a two-handed flush that brought the Clippers bench to their feet. Then, a quarter later, apparently feeling emboldened, Paul drove to the basket and #POSTERIZED rookie Kelly Oubre, drawing a foul.

These were such momentous occurrences that Paul himself took to Instagram following the game to commemorate the evening…

OHHHH DIPPPPPPPP!!!!!

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How Chris Paul became Chris Paul

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — At this point, after a decade in the NBA, two gold medals, eight All-Star Game appearances and four All-NBA First Team nods, NBA fans know Chris Paul. But do you know how he became one of the best players in the NBA?

That story will be told this week, as Disney XD’s “Becoming” series focuses on Paul. Debuting on Christmas morning on Disney XD, the show follows Paul as he goes from being an undersized JV point guard to an NBA superstar. Here’s a video clip with footage of CP3 playing AAU ball…


VIDEO: CP3 Becoming

DeAndre Jordan is a handshake enthusiast

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Here’s something I bet you didn’t know about DeAndre Jordan: The man loves an intricate handshake. And in this video from the Clippers, DJ talks us through each of the custom handshakes he has with teammates and staff members. There are actually so many different shakes that Jordan has a hard time remembering them all.


VIDEO: Jordan shake

POSTERIZED POLL Week of Dec. 17

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Like we always do at this time, let’s take a look at the best instances of people getting #POSTERIZED over the last week and, at the bottom of the post, you can place your vote for a winner. And don’t forget, if you see someone get posterized, tweet it with the hashtag #POSTERIZED so we don’t miss it!

A quick honorable mention this week to Rajon Rondo, who has a terrific dunk last week against the Knicks, his first dunk in years. But try as I might, I don’t believe we can count this as a #POSTERIZED dunk, as you can clearly see Carmelo Anthony wisely get out of the way as he realizes Rondo is trying to put him on a poster.


VIDEO: Rondo dunk

Either way, nice dunk. Besides, there are some great entries this week with people getting directly dunked on.

Oh, and before we get to all the latest dunks, congratulations to last week’s winner, Kevin Garnett!

Now, let’s go to the posters, and don’t forget to vote for the winner…

WILL BARTON ON DONATAS MOTIEJUNAS


VIDEO: Barton on Motiejunas

RUDY GAY ON PATRICK BEVERLEY


VIDEO: Gay on Beverley

JORDAN HILL ON ERSAN ILYASOVA


VIDEO: Hill on Ilyasova

RICHUAN HOLMES ON AL HORFORD


VIDEO: Holmes on Horford

DEANDRE JORDAN ON GREG MONROE


VIDEO: Jordan on Monroe

PAUL MILLSAP ON HASSAN WHITESIDE


VIDEO: Millsap on Whiteside

THOMAS ROBINSON ON CLINT CAPELA


VIDEO: Robinson on Capela

J.J. Redick gives shortest postgame interview ever

By Jeff Case

We love a good postgame interview around here, whether it’s a good video bombing, a surly Gregg Popovich, singular-minded interviewees and such. All that said, what J.J. Redick did last night after the Clippers’ thrilling win in Detroit may have taken the cake (for now). Redick had a more than solid game, scoring 24 points and adding in a 3-pointer that forced overtime, too.

Afterward, he stopped to discuss the win with the Clippers’ broadcast team. After a two sentence answer, he took off running at full speed back to the locker room.

Here’s why, per our own Matt Winer:

 

 

POSTERIZED POLL Week of Dec. 8

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Like we always do at this time, let’s take a look at the best instances of people getting #POSTERIZED over the last week and, at the bottom of the post, you can place your vote for a winner. And don’t forget, if you see someone get posterized, tweet it with the hashtag #POSTERIZED so we don’t miss it!

Last week the POSTERIZED POLL went on a bit of a forced hiatus, as I had to spend POSTERIZED TUESDAY going back and forth to Philadelphia for Kobe Bryant‘s final appearance in his hometown. Which means we have more dunks than usual to sort through, which is a good thing.

And in honor of Kobe’s retirement announcement, let’s take a throwback look at the time Kobe #POSTERIZED the great Yao Ming


VIDEO: Kobe on Yao

Finally, before we get to all the latest dunks, congratulations to last week’s winner, DeMar DeRozan!

Now, let’s go to the posters!

DWIGHT HOWARD ON KRISTAPS PORZINGIS


VIDEO: Howard on Porzingis
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