Posts Tagged ‘Memphis Grizzlies’

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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POSTERIZED POLL Week of Nov. 10

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — So we’re now a few weeks into the NBA season, and we’ve reached a critical mass of dunks and, more importantly, people getting dunked on. So let’s take a look at the best instances of people getting #POSTERIZED over the last week and, at the bottom of the post, place your vote for a winner…

Kristaps Porzingis on Kevin Love


VIDEO: Porzingis on Love
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Damian Lillard meets 92-year-old fan

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Before last night’s Portland/Memphis game, Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard interrupted his pregame routine…and he couldn’t have had a better reason for it.

First, a little explanation. The Oregon-based Vital Life Foundation exists to help support “programs that provide meaning and vitality in the lives of seniors and staff members living and working in long term care.” A 92-year-old Portland woman named Merle was a lifelong Blazers fan, but had never been to a Blazers game. Which is where the Vital Life Foundation stepped in, and not only helped Merle get Blazers tickets, but started a social media campaign to try and help make sure Merle would get to meet her favorite Blazer, Damian Lillard.

Word got back to the Blazers and Lillard, and just before tip-off last night, he jogged up into the stands and spent a few moments with Merle…

Tune in to the Tony Allen News Network

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — A few months ago, I asked Grizzlies forward Tony Allen about his ability to cover Twitter as thoroughly as he defends his opponents.

Me: You are one of my favorite people to follow on Twitter. It seems like you don’t miss anything on there.
Allen: I don’t miss nothing! I listen to all the writers, I listen to everybody.
Me: You must search your name.
Allen: No, I ain’t gotta search my name. If someone say something about me it comes right on my mentions. It’s all love.

So who better than The Grindfather to become a news anchor focused exclusively on Twitter videos, presumably of himself? (Also, the part at the end where he was straightening his papers is so great.)


VIDEO: Tony Allen News Network

The NBA Season Opening Hype Video Roundup

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The 2015-16 NBA season is not a few days underway, and if you’re not fired up already, we’ve got one last resort you can turn to: Hype videos. A bunch of different NBA teams released videos to get their fans properly fired up.

Which is your favorite? Watch them all and vote at the bottom…

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (en Espanol)


VIDEO: Cavaliers Hype

DETROIT PISTONS


VIDEO: Pistons Hype

DENVER NUGGETS


VIDEO: Nuggets Hype

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS


VIDEO: Warriors Hype

HOUSTON ROCKETS


VIDEO: Rockets Hype

INDIANA PACERS


VIDEO: Pacers Hype

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS


VIDEO: Clippers Hype

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES


VIDEO: Grizzlies Hype

MIAMI HEAT


VIDEO: Heat Hype

MILWAUKEE BUCKS


VIDEO: Bucks Hype

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS


VIDEO: 76ers Hype

PHOENIX SUNS


VIDEO: Suns Hype

SACRAMENTO KINGS


VIDEO: Kings Hype

TORONTO RAPTORS


VIDEO: Raptors Hype