Posts Tagged ‘Memphis Grizzlies’

Harrison Barnes does the splits

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — I don’t think this will qualify in our Crossover Contest, because Courtney Lee doesn’t actually do a crossover dribble, but Harrison Barnes almost definitely breaks something here. During last night’s Golden State/Memphis game, Lee dribbles toward the basket, stops short, and Barnes slams on the breaks. The only problem for Barnes is, one foot stops, and the other just keeps going…

Memphis guy flips out of his shirt

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — During a timeout in Game 4 between the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors, the Grizzlies welcomed the Beale Street Flippers, a group of local kids who entertain tourists on Beale Street with a lively acrobatics routine. I was at the game, and these guys may have been the highlight of the second half for Grizzlies fans, who had to watch their team struggle against the Warriors in Game 4. But check out this dude from the Flippers, who not only put together a long string of flips, but also managed to take his shirt off in the middle of all of this…

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(via FTW)

Memphis Grizzlies ask if Warriors are ready to come out and play

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Golden State Warriors had an incredible regular season, finishing 67-15 and losing just twice at home all season long. After dispatching the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round, they matched up against the Memphis Grizzlies in the second round, and received a jolt in Game 2 when the Grizzlies snatched a win in Oakland, thanks largely to the defensive efforts of Tony Allen.

The series shifts to Memphis this weekend, and the Grizzlies took to Twitter and used a scene from the classic film “The Warriors” to make sure Golden State is ready to come out and play…

Marc Gasol as a matador

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Grizzlies center Marc Gasol has spent a lot of time in Memphis — he went to high school there when his brother, Pau, playerd for the Grizzlies, and then Marc has spent his entire 7 year NBA career in Memphis. He’s developed into one of the NBA’s best centers, and he’ll be a hot property this summer when he becomes a free agent. So what better way for Grizzlies fans to show their appreciation for what Marc brings to the team than by painting a larger than life version of Marc Gasol on the wall of a building, while also paying tribute to his Spanish heritage? Here’s artist Kyle Taylor, via Choose 901, doing his thing…

(via SBNation)

Tony Allen had a lot to say during Game 2

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — In case you missed it, last night the Grizzlies and Warriors squared off for Game 2 in the Western Conference Semifinals. After missing Game 1 with multiple fractures in his face, Grizz guard Mike Conley returned for Game 2, and the Grizzlies used their grit and grind style to steal a game at Golden State, only their third loss at home all season. Multiple people involved in the game last night were wearing microphones, which makes the following video a lot of fun. Do you think Tony Allen thinks he should be first-team all defense?


VIDEO: Grizz/Warriors Game 2

 

Tony Allen joins children’s dance routine

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Playing in an NBA playoff game is an all-consuming event. Players have to be focused, with their attention fully invested in what’s happening during the game. So I’m willing to forgive Memphis’s Tony Allen, who accidentally joined a children’s dance group during yesterday’s Grizzlies/Warriors game. Warriors fans were a little more upset about it — they booed Allen every time he touched the ball after this happened. Draymond Green‘s mother showed her displeasure on Twitter…

I think it was more of a case of Allen being focused on the game, then looking up and realizing he was in the middle of dance routine. I mean, once he realizes what’s happening he does give the kid a pound…

After the game, a Warriors win, the kids were able to put on an uninterrupted performance…

Justin Timberlake’s newborn son already supports the Grizzlies

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — You may recall a few months ago when Justin Timberlake took to Twitter to swat down a hater who claimed that he wasn’t a real fan of the Memphis Grizzlies. Not only is Timberlake a Memphis native, he’s a part-owner of the team.

So we shouldn’t be surprised that yesterday, when Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel shared the first public photo of their newborn son, Silas, he was decked out in Grizz gear to support the start of the postseason…

The Timberlakes are ready!!! GO GRIZZ! #GritNGrind #Playoffs #BabyGrizzROAR

A photo posted by Justin Timberlake (@justintimberlake) on

Grizzlies mascot goes full WWE

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — I’m a little fuzzy with the details on this video, so “bear” with me, if you will.

I think it does like this: Last night, the Memphis Grizzlies hosted the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of their first round series. The Grizzlies mascot is a bear named Grizz. Grizz has a sidekick named Natch. At some point in the game last night, Natch pulled a heel turn and revealed himself to be fan of the Trail Blazers. Of course, Grizz couldn’t stand for this, so he hit him with the RKO, and then turned things into a tables, ladders and chairs match…


VIDEO: NBA WWE

I guess the Grizz really are going for that championship belt…

Wild t-shirt cannon delays Clippers game

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — A big part of the NBA in-game experience is during timeouts, when fans are treated to occasional giveaways. T-shirts are a common gift, fired into the upper decks through high-velocity cannons. But during the Clippers/Grizzlies game this weekend, a t-shirt cannon with bad aim ended up bringing the actual game to a halt.

The cannon fired a shirt that somehow ended up stuck on the upper corner of the backboard. Now, the very, very best part of this incident is not the shirt getting stuck or Spencer Hawes remedying the situation with a broom. No, the best part is Glen “Big Baby” Davis attempting to jump up and grab the shirt. I saw Big Baby in person a few weeks ago and was reminded of what a massive man he is. And while that size translates well to banging around with other big man, it apparently doesn’t help so much when you’re trying to retrieve a shirt that’s about 13 feet in the air.

Good job, good effort, though.

(via SBNation)

Marc Gasol rips open jersey

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Memphis Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol has one of the best jump shots in the NBA, and he’s generally automatic from midrange. But when he missed a jumper the other night against Sacramento, Gasol was so frustrated that he tugged on his jersey and ripped open his shirt. Guess he doesn’t know his own strength…

(via TNLP)