Posts Tagged ‘Memphis Grizzlies’

Memphis Grizzlies mascot breaks out wrestling moves

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Memphis Grizzlies lost Games 3 and 4 to the San Antonio Spurs this weekend, finally bringing to an end to what had been a rather improbable run to begin with, considering all the injuries they’d been through this season.

But you can’t say they didn’t end the season with a bang. On Friday night during Game 3, Grizzlies mascot Grizz paid tribute to Memphis’s pro wrestling heritage and delivered a table-busting splash off a ladder to a supposed Spurs mascot. Here are a couple of videos to walk you through it…

First, Grizz used a steel chair to drop a couple of opponents…

Then, after positioning his foe on a table, Grizz climbed up a ladder and ended up standing right next to where I was sitting, then dove into the oblivion…

Where did he end up? Well, here’s a video of the end of the sequence. And yeah, Grizz stuck the landing…

#SuperGrizz does it again! This time from way way way up! 👀🐻

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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…

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Memphis Grizzlies fan hits halfcourt shot, wins new car

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s been some time since we saw a fan come out of the stands and, with some sort of prize on the line, knock down a halfcourt shot. Well, yesterday in Memphis, we saw a fan take the floor with the chance to make a halfcourt shot and win a new car. He employed some non-traditional shooting form, but the results were pretty great…


VIDEO: Memphis halfcourt

Kobe gives shoes to Tony Allen, calls him best defender he’s ever faced

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — A few months ago, Kobe Bryant named his top five opponents, a list that included Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Clyde Drexler.

But the best defender Kobe ever went up against? Apparently a different name is atop that list. After Kobe’s final game in Memphis last week, Kobe gave his shoes to Grizzlies forward Tony Allen, and he wrote a special message on the kicks: “The best defender I ever faced!”

POSTERIZED POLL Week of Feb. 5

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!

I missed last week’s #POSTERIZED poll because I was traveling, working on a cool piece for NBA TV (coming soon!). Which means more dunks than usual this week!

Let’s get to the dunks. Special shoutout to the previous winner, Sacramento’s Rajon Rondo!
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Grizzlies bust out the ‘Dab Cam’

By Jeff Case

If you’re not familiar with the ‘dabbing’ craze, well, we’re sorry you’ve been living a cave these last few months.

The Memphis Grizzlies decided to get in on the action during a timeout at last night’s game, unveiling the ‘Dab Cam’. As you’d expect, most of the fans took part (and some had no idea what to do), but the best part of this video has to be the ending and (no surprise here) Tony Allen


VIDEO: Grizzlies unveil ‘Dab Cam’

 

Stax Music Academy sings Happy Birthday to Marc Gasol and Vince Carter

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The city Memphis has played an important part in the history of American music. One of the great soul record labels of all-time, Stax Records, was founded in Memphis, and now the Stax Music Academy is based in Memphis. So when Grizzlies players Marc Gasol and Vince Carter recently celebrated birthdays, who better than some students from the Stax Music Academy to pay a surprise visit to a Grizzlies practice and serenade the birthday duo?


VIDEO: Stax Birthday

Nuggets mascot Rocky leads silly string attack on Grizzlies fan

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s been a big week for Rocky, the Denver Nuggets mascot. Earlier this week he reignited a long-running feud with Russell Westbrook, and then last night, with the Nuggets hosting the Grizzlies, Rocky made sure one Grizzlies fan had a memorable evening.

Now, to be fair, the Grizzlies fan in the video below may or may not have been a plant. But one thing is certain: I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much silly string in one place in my life…

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POSTERIZED POLL Week of Jan. 15

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!

Quick second to send a shoutout to LeBron James. Not only did LeBron make a strong POSTERIZED appearance this week (see the poll below), but he also paid something of a POSTERIZED tribute to legendary power forward Karl “The Mailman” Malone. Check out this breakaway dunk against the Dallas Mavericks…

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LeBron didn’t exactly dunk on anyone, so for our purposes it doesn’t qualify for the poll. But LeBron did do a dunk that Karl Malone put on numerous posters throughout his career…

Anyway, there were a bunch of terrific POSTERIZING dunks this week. Special shoutout to last week’s winner, New York’s Kristaps Porzingis!

OK, let’s get to the POSTERS…where one of Porzingis’ fellow rookies, Jahlil Okafor, didn’t have the best of weeks… (more…)

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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