Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia 76ers’

Nik Stauskas has an interesting TV show

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It hasn’t been a great 24 hours for the Philadelphia 76ers, with GM Sam Hinkie resigning last night. But here’s something to put a smile on the face of Sixers fans: Nik Stauskas teamed up with one of the Sixers’ in-arena hosts and went to Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia to mess around with strangers. Don’t fall asleep in public! You could end up on SixersTV…


VIDEO: SixersTV

Elton Brand needs a lot of time to get ready to play these days

By Jeff Case

After playing 34,687 minutes in 1,041 career games, scoring 16,757 points and grabbing 8,977 rebounds over 15 NBA seasons, Elton Brand decided to call it a career after the 2014-15 season. He didn’t stay away from the game long, though, as he was signed by one of his former teams, the Philadelphia 76ers, in early January to be a veteran voice for a young squad.

All that mileage means he needs a lot more pregame prep time than he did in his younger days. In a chat with the Sixers’ Junior Hosts — who also address who the best dancer is on the Sixers — Brand details everything he has to do just to get ready to hit the NBA court now (fast-forward to the 1:15 mark) …

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Elton Brand details his pregame regimen.

VIDEO: Sixers Junior Hosts

 

Nik Stauskas can name a lot of rappers

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We may have to start a new category here on the All Ball blog for in-arena entertainment, because more and more teams are taking the funny videos they show on the scoreboard during games and putting them online for all the world to see. In this video from the Sixers, Hollis Thompson and Nik Stauskas are each put to the test and given 15 seconds each to name as many rappers as they can. Sounds simple, but with that clock ticking and the pressure on, I’m sure it’s harder than it sounds. That said, impressive showing from Stauskas…


VIDEO: Sixers rappers

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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These kids are pretty excited to meet Al Horford

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — If you’re a kid who is a fan of the NBA, getting the chance to meet an NBA player has to be pretty exciting. The kids in the video below live in Hazelton, PA, and many of them are of Dominican descent. So when these kids found out they were going to have the chance to meet a great Dominican NBA player, Hawks center Al Horford, when the Hawks are in Philadelphia to take on the Sixers, well, their reaction says it all…


VIDEO: Meeting Horford

POSTERIZED POLL Week of Jan. 22

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!

Let’s get right to it this week. Special shoutout to last week’s winner, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan!

OK, let’s get to the POSTERS…so many entrants this week, perhaps our strongest poll yet from top to bottom, including a special double dose of the great Boban Marjanovic(more…)

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…)

Philadelphia 76ers have some novel food truck ideas

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Food trucks are a big deal of late in the culinary world, a way for chefs to put their best dishes on wheels and take the food to the people. So the Philadelphia 76ers asked a couple of their players — Nik Stauskas (a.k.a. Sauce Castillo) and Hollis Thompson — what kind of food trucks they would come up with if they had to make their own food truck. And let’s just say they had some pretty creative answers…


VIDEO: 76ers Food Trucks

The 76ers play Pie In The Face

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — What’s funnier than a pie in the face? Nothing, really, which is why the board game Pie in the Face is so popular. How do you play? Basically, you load up a catapult with whipped cream, then strategically place your face in a target and turn a crank, hoping you don’t get the pie in the face.

If my explanation isn’t detailed enough, just watch this video with Philadelphia 76ers players JaKarr Sampson and Isaiah Canaan playing Pie in the Face…


VIDEO: 76ers Pie in the Face

POSTERIZED POLL Week of Dec. 24

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!

Special shoutout this week to Kristaps Porzingis, who may be a rookie but still had the presence of mind last night to duck out of the way of LeBron James to avoid getting #POSTERIZED. And even then he still ended up in the picture…

It’s the holiday season, so someone give a big present to last week’s winner, DeAndre Jordan!

Plenty of great entries this week. Let’s go to the posters, and don’t forget to vote for the winner…
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