Posts Tagged ‘Madison Square Garden’

Stephen Curry’s pregame routine is pretty awesome

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night I went to the Clippers/Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. While standing on the court during pregame warmups, I noticed Clippers point guard Chris Paul going through a series of pretty cool warm-up drills, so I pulled out my phone and took to social media…

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Every NBA player has his own warm-up routines and rituals. The Warriors posted this video of Stephen Curry going through his pregame routine, and it’s pretty cool to see all the different things he can do, and how effortlessly he’s able to make all of them look…

VIDEO: Curry Warmup

Throwback Thursday: 1998 All-Star Game

VIDEO: All-Access: 1998 All-Star Game at MSG

Welcome to Throwback Thursday here on the All Ball Blog. Each week, we’ll delve into the NBA’s photo archives and uncover a topic and some great images from way back when. Hit us up here if you have suggestions for a future TBT on All Ball. Suggestions are always welcome!

Today’s Topic: 1998 All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden

This Sunday’s All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden will be the first held at the “Mecca of Basketball” since 1998, when Michael Jordan won his third and final All-Star Game MVP after scoring 26 points with eight assists in the Eastern Conference’s 135-114 win. Second-year pro Kobe Bryant led the Western Conference with 18 points as he matched up with Jordan.

This Throwback Thursday, we honor this classic All-Star Game with the All-Access video above and the photo gallery below.

Gallery: 1998 All-Star Game at MSG

What are your favorite All-Star Game moments? Leave your comments below

Knicks’ Iman Shumpert: Emmy Winner

By Nick Margiasso IV

VIDEO: Knicks’ guard Iman Shumpert wins an Emmy Award

All NBA fans are by now familiar with Knicks guard Iman Shumpert.

He of the flat-top haircut. He of the clock hat. He who makes sing-song fun of Carmelo Anthony. Well, now you can add another descriptor, albeit a bit of a surprise one — Emmy Award winner.

That’s right, on a pre-recorded clip aired during New York’s preseason win over the Wizards on Wednesday, MSG broadcaster Al Trautwig presented the vaunted golden trophy to the talent they call “Shump” for his role behind the scenes and as the star of the network’s show “Beginnings.”

Just think, if New York re-signs The Panda’s Friend (The Artist Formerly Known As Metta World Peace And Ron Artest), they could grab a little hardware for some type of nature show, too. Stay tuned.

Picture Perfect: Knicks Edition

By Nick Margiasso

It’s hard not to miss New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson on the court with his team. Even in practice, his presence looms large.

Or maybe it’s just what he’s wearing.

Thanks to Wall Street Journal Knicks beat writer Chris Herring for this gem of a pic. Follow him @HerrigWSJ.

Sad Trombone Of The Week

by Kevin McCormack

In the spirit of elections, this week’s vote for the Sad Trombone of the Week is too close to call so we decided to open it up for a vote. Your nominees:  (And in case you need a refresher on what the STOTW is all about, click here.)

1) NBA poster legend Shawn Bradley, who managed to lose his bid for the Utah state legislature running under the Republican banner on a night when the GOP swept statehouses across the country. How does a Republican lose in Utah?

2) Madison Square Garden. Yes, beloved old Spike-Lee-sitting-courtside-at-The-World’s-Most-Famous-Arena Madison Square Garden. But asbestos debris? Really? C’mon MSG!

3) Squatch the mascot. Read this. Not sure whether to applaud the man or shed a tear. Either way, it’s awesome.

So who gets to hear the dulcet sounds of the trombone? Vote early, vote often.

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