Posts Tagged ‘Phoenix Suns’

Jeremy Lin explains how to fit in the NBA

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — If this NBA thing doesn’t work out for Jeremy Lin — and for whatever it’s worth, it seems to be going just fine, thank you very much — perhaps Lin should look into a back-up career in the world of video. Because Lin sure does seem to enjoy, and be good at, making viral videos. And while the videos of him pranking people are always funny, this latest Youtube video is also great. Here Lin gets a little help from fellow NBA players like Stephen Curry, Tyson Chandler, DeAndre Jordan and Kemba Walker, in this video about how to fit in the NBA…

VIDEO: Lin fits

The 200 best dunks from Gerald Green

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s the summer, and there’s not much happening around the NBA right now. Luckily for all of us, someone decided to edit together some of Gerald Green‘s best dunks.

The top five?

Oh no, no, no.

OK, the top ten, you ask aloud?

Why are you thinking so small? No way!

Well then, the top 50, you wonder?

No, my friend. Someone edited together the top 200 dunks from Gerald Green.

Two hundred!

Grab a seat. This is gonna take a while…

VIDEO: Green 200

Sonny Weems is a rimwrecker

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Swingman Sonny Weems has played for a couple of NBA teams, but has a new home after signing with the Phoenix Suns over the summer. What will Weems bring to the Suns? Presumably several skills, but for certain, he looks ready to do some incredible dunking.

Here is cell-phone footage from a recent workout at the Suns facility, where Weems goes baseline and dunks, and brings the rim along with him. Think this means we’ll get Weems in the dunk contest this season?

Steve Nash explains the history of the Phoenix Suns

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Phoenix Suns are celebrating their 48th anniversary, and in order to give a little background as to how an NBA franchise ended up “in the desert,” the Suns enlisted their former two-time MVP Steve Nash to deliver something of an oral history of the franchise, with some iconic video clips mixed in there, too. Pretty cool stuff…


Phoenix Suns unveil new uniforms, court


ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With just weeks before NBA training camps tip-off, the Phoenix Suns have their roster mostly in place. But yesterday they announced a few last minute changes that will surely be noticed: new uniforms and a new court. This isn’t the first time the Suns have changed things up, but it is the latest and newest.

For the court, the Suns have the sunburst logo and midcourt, and a simple new design, with the floor ringed with black…

As for the uniforms, the Suns announced a new “Civic Pride” look that they will wear 13 times this season.

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The new alternate “Civic Pride” uniform brings that great tradition to the newest generation of Suns by using a similar PHX in white across the chest of the jersey.

The color of the uniform hearkens back to another group of the Valley’s favorite Suns, too. The black jersey and shorts pay homage to the alternate set that debuted during Sir Charles’ reign during the 1994-95 season. The purple and orange piping along the neckline is also a call back to that beloved uniform.

The numbers and font along with the shorts tie in the current iteration of the Suns uniforms, creating a look that honors the past and present of the franchise.

The Suns were the first franchise in Phoenix and are the only one with the city name across their chests

The time Shawn Marion and the Suns pranked people

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The end of the NBA Finals last week was also the end of Shawn Marion‘s 16-season NBA career. Marion, who won a title with Dallas in 2011, played for a few teams during all those years, including a final season this year with Cleveland. But as a youngster, Marion was a member of some high-octane teams in Phoenix. And in this video below, watch as a rookie Marion pranks patrons riding on his pedicab…

VIDEO: Marion Prank

Throwback Thursday: Celtics Win Finals Thriller

Gallery: Celtics win 1976 Finals Game 5 thriller

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Eric Bledsoe draws foul, gets ejected

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — So here’s something you don’t see every day. During last night’s Suns/Hawks game, Phoenix guard Eric Bledsoe was leading a fast break when he got slowed down by a foul from Hawks big man Pero Antic. But then, before he could even go to the free throw line, Bledsoe was ejected. As he said later in the Arizona Republic, “I said something else that was inappropriate,” said Bledsoe, who had nine points, five assists and five turnovers in 26 minutes. We were struggling. I don’t know what it was. We just got a little frustrated. We just weren’t in it. We’ve been struggling since the break. Trades just happen.”

VIDEO: Bledsoe tossed

NBA players react to Steve Nash retiring

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Earlier today, former two-time MVP Steve Nash announced his retirement. Nash, an 8-time All-Star, had been riddled with injuries the last few seasons as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. As news spread of Nash’s retirement, players around the NBA took to social media to say goodbye and show respect…


The Houston Rockets go full NBA Jam

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Just a day ago we saw the Phoenix Suns dabble in some #Throw Back Thursday greatness with a video that invoked some retro video game introductions. Well, the Houston Rockets have gone one further with this video, putting some of this season’s highlights through an “NBA Jam” filter and making a great video…

VIDEO: NBA Jam Rockets