Posts Tagged ‘Milwaukee Bucks’

Choose Brandon Knight’s Adventure

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Just before halftime last night in Indiana, Bucks point guard Brandon Knight drove into the paint, jumped into the air…and then guess what happened?

A. He took a shot and scored
B. He passed the ball to an open teammate
C. He threw the ball sideways to a fan sitting in the front row

If you guessed C, you must be a regular All Ball reader…


VIDEO: Knight play

Jabari Parker gives treats not tricks

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Bucks rookie Jabari Parker sure knows how to win over fans in his new home of Milwaukee. In the video here, he dresses up like one of the Blues Brothers (he never specifies if he’s Jake or Elwood) and then gives out copious amounts of candy to unsuspecting kids who were out for Halloween. Except that one times when he drops the candy bucket and he makes the kids pick it up — way to instill a strong work ethic, JP.


VIDEO: Jabari Halloween

Milwaukee Bucks break out trick play

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We’re still in the NBA preseason, but Jason Kidd and the Milwaukee Bucks are already in midseason form when it comes to trick plays. Kidd, you’ll remember, had a few tricks up his sleeve last season when was coaching the Nets, such as the game where he “spilled” a drink on the court to get a free time out. Last night against Minnesota, guard Bucks Nate Wolters trotted over toward Kidd on the sideline as if he was going to call a timeout, and when the defense made a similar assumption, Wolters had a clear path to the rim. Nifty play…


VIDEO: No TO

Meet Giannis Antetokounmpo, your friendly neighborhood fire chief

Bucks Fire Safety

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Being really tall has benefits if you’re an NBA player, but it also comes in handy if you’re doing things that require you being near the ceiling. So perhaps it makes sense that Bucks big man Giannis Antetokounmpo was recently named honorary fire chief in Milwaukee, where he went home to home installing smoke detectors. Here’s a video of Chief Antetokounmpo (and some of his Bucks teammates) doing good work…


VIDEO: Chief Giannis

NBA People Throwing First Pitches (Pt. 2)

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — All summer long, we’ve seen NBA players throwing out the ceremonial first pitches at baseball games. Not just major league games, and not just from active NBA players, but from NBA-related folks (coaches, retired players) all over the place.

I’ve been collecting these videos for a few months, and now we present them, all of them, in several parts, because there’s a lot to get through.

And so, here are a bunch of NBA people throwing out the first pitch at baseball games…

PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE

ZACH LAVINE
Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine threw out the first pitch at a Twins game before they played his (former) favorite team, the Angels. I like how fired up he is after meeting Mike Trout


VIDEO: LaVine pitch

ANDREW WIGGINS
Staying in Minnesota, just last night, Andrew Wiggins took the hill to give it a shot. Have to say, I think he threw a strike…
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Milwaukee Bucks tailgate at a Green Bay Packers game

jabari

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — A group of Milwaukee Bucks players hopped a bus and went out to historic Lambeau Field for the Green Bay Packers/New York Jets game on Sunday. The Bucks produced a video of the day, which features several of the players (Brandon Knight, Larry Sanders) talking about how much they enjoyed the experience, but what you really need to watch for is the end of the video, when Jabari Parker dons a cheese head. Welcome to the NBA, rook…


VIDEO: Bucks at Green Bay

Khris Middleton milks a cow

By Jeff Case

The offseason is a great time for NBA players to get a real feel for some of the culture of the city they play in. Such has been the case for a few members of the Milwaukee Bucks, who chose to take in the Wisconsin State Fair and the trappings there within.

If you missed a few days ago, we showed you Bucks forward John Henson trying a variety of deep-fried goodies sold at the Wisconsin State Fair. Well, if you’re at a fair that’s focused on the dairy industry — which is big in Wisconsin — you’ve gotta try milking a cow, right?

Take it away, Khris Middleton:


VIDEO: Khris Middleton tries milking a cow at the Wisconsin State Fair

 

John Henson eats Wisconsin State Fair food

Jon Hartzell, NBA.com


VIDEO: Eat it or nah with John Henson

The Wisconsin State Fair is, uh, interesting. The 11-day event takes place in a Milwaukee parking lot that features farm animals, questionably safe amusement rides and food. Lots and lots of food, most of it the kind you would quickly regret putting in your body. (Cajun shark on a stick, anyone?)

The Bucks convinced third-year forward John Henson to venture into this terrifying food realm and the slender big man comes out alright. Relatively. The video doesn’t show how that Loaded Twister Dog treated him the next day.

Want more Wisconsin State Fair? (You do.) Check out this list of every food they’re putting on a stick in the great city of Milwaukee this week. The deep-fried bacon-wrapped tater tots on a stick won’t eat themselves, folks.

Brandon Knight has hops

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Up until now, the most famous (or infamous) moment of Brandon Knight‘s NBA career may have been when he got posterized a few years back by DeAndre Jordan. But as it turns out, Knight has some hops of his own. Check out this Vine posted by the Milwaukee Bucks, showing Brandon Knight jump on top of a stack of stuff that’s 60 inches high. Yeah, that’s five feet there…

Throwback Thursday: Best teams of the 1970s


VIDEO: Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar dominated during the 1970s

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.

Today’s Topic: Best Teams of 1970s

This week we continue our Throwback Thursday: Best Teams of Each Decade series by looking at the best teams to play in the 1970s.

Make sure to check back next week for our look at the best teams of the 1980s!

(NOTE: Click the “caption” icon below the photo for details about each moment.)


Gallery: TBT: Best Teams of 1970s

Previous weeks:

Best Teams of 1940-50s
Best Teams of 1960s

Which of these teams do you think would do best in today’s NBA? Leave your comments below!