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DeMarcus Cousins sets goal for this season


VIDEO: Kings T’s

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the surprise inclusions on this summer’s U.S.A. Basketball for the FIBA Basketball World Cup squad was Sacramento’s DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins. It wasn’t because of his talent — Cousins is one of the most versatile and skilled big men in the NBA. If anything, people we surprised Cousins made it because in the past, his attitude had worked against him.

But Cousins was terrific in Spain, even at times showing restraint. (That’s two for flinching, Valanciunas.) Now, with the Kings back together in Sacramento and prepping for a new season, Boogie has apparently set a new goal for himself. As we see in this Instagram picture from Reggie Evans, Cousins is hoping to cut down on the league-leading 16 technical fouls he received last season, by a significant amount.

As Evans noted, “Myboi @boogiecousins goal for this year. 5 Technical this season. I feel like he can do it.”

Myboi @boogiecousins goal for this year. 5 Technical this season. I feel like he can do it.

A photo posted by Joker Evans (@reggieevans30) on

NBA Behind The Scenes: The Photo Game (Part One)

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(Editor’s Note: While we cover the NBA as obsessively as we can around here, there are still numerous ancillary parts of the game experience that we want to uncover and explore. Being involved with the NBA can mean everything from serving up exotic foods to firing shirts into the crowd. We will delve into these angles of the NBA as part of a new regular (and perhaps a bit irregular) All Ball series, NBA Behind The Scenes.)

BROOKLYN – It was 3:30 on Monday afternoon in Brooklyn, four hours before the Brooklyn Nets would play host to the Portland Trail Blazers. The interior hallways of the Barclays Center were mostly deserted, save for a few food service employees firing up ovens and custodial staff giving the place a final shine before thousands of fans arrived. Out on the arena floor, a rec league championship game was taking place.

Sitting in a folding chair just below one of the baskets was a man in a black polo shirt and jeans, working at a determined pace. He wasn’t tall, wasn’t short, and his blond hair made determining his age require more than a glance. He tore black gaffers tape into strips and secured loose wires that were splayed all over the place — to the basket support, from the basket support, along the cement arena floor, on the edge of the court. Three large hard plastic containers were open on the floor around him, all neatly packed with lenses, cameras, tripods and various other equipment. A hand truck was just behind, waiting to be loaded up and rolled away.

The man’s assistant turned up, carrying several camera batteries, which were checked and rechecked, and some were swapped out for more potent options. Words like “reflectors” and “overheads” were used casually between the two men in conversation. A ladder was propped up under a backboard, and a multi-thousand dollar camera was affixed to the glass and carefully aimed out toward the paint.

I had come to Brooklyn to meet up with Nathaniel S. Butler, who is a photographer for NBA Photos, and has been chronicling the NBA in pictures for about two decades now. You may not know Nat Butler’s name, but if you’re an NBA fan, you almost definitely know his work. Like perhaps this image …

John Starks drives hard for a slam dunk

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Reggie Evans: Have No Fear, The Beard Will Be Back

Brooklyn Nets v Denver Nuggets

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Brooklyn F Reggie Evans made relentless hustle his calling card, but his relentless beard had become his trademark. This season, however, Evans showed up sans beard, a look that has taken some getting used to. But why did the beard go away? And what of its future? In the video below, Evans addresses these important issues…
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(via The Brooklyn Game)

Dance Off: Brooklyn Nets

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Footage has been unearthed from Media Day in Brooklyn, where for some reason everybody was dancing to “Cookie Dance” by Chip Chocolate. After watching these videos, I have to say Brook Lopez wins most improved dancer, even from earlier in the video. Also I think we can all agree that as a dancer, Reggie Evans is a good basketball player.
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The Season In Flopping


ALL BALL NERVE CENTER – Much has been made the last few years about flopping. The NBA’s full definition of a flop is here, but, loosely defined, flopping is when a player embellishes his movement in the hopes of influencing a call from a referee.

It is hard to make a blanket statement here, but for the most part, flopping is a bad thing. (It is hard for me to be completely objecting about this topic mostly because flopping was the part of the game I excelled at when I played in high school.) At its core, flopping is designed to trick the officials into giving you an unfair advantage.

The NBA recently announced that those caught flopping during the playoffs will be subject to a series of escalating fines designed to discourage this sort of behavior.

But perhaps the best way to publicly shame the floppers? Videos like the one below from Slate, set to appropriately dramatic music, highlighting the most egregious flops of the 2012-13 NBA season…

All Lob Everything in L.A.

by Zettler Clay

Last night, there were a ton of dunks in the Clippers’ victory over the Nuggets.

A ton. Within these dunks, there were a few alley-oops of the Millerian variety. A brief review:



Andre Miller is just getting warmed up. Dialing on.



He’s connected.



Whoa. He’s up and running.

The amazing part about the aforementioned smashes? They weren’t even the best dunks of the night. Witness Jordan Hamilton throwing down a gauntlet on Reggie Evans:


But you didn’t think there would be any kind of dunking list featuring the Clippers without this guy in it, did you?


Man I love this game.

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