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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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Sacramento Kings social media taken over by a dog

Tip-off! (Via Guest Instagrammer @kevinur2cool) #CorgiTakeover

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — For this weekend’s Indiana/Sacramento game, the Sacramento Kings had their social media taken over by a dog. Meet Minnie the corgi, who (with her owner) took over the Kings’ Twitter/Instagram/Facebook/Snapchat accounts for the night.

Corgi Alert! Guest Instagrammer @kevinur2cool and his corgi Minnie are taking over for tonight's game! #SacramentoProud

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And what exactly did Minnie do during the game? Well, a lot of posts about the game, of course…

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…)

Help the Sacramento Kings make their new court

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Next season the Sacramento Kings will move into the new Golden 1 Center, and they want your help in constructing a new court…as long as you’re not a fan of one of their rivals.

The Kings are asking fans to donate their used basketball shoes, which the Kings will use to create a cushion for their new floor…

A key piece in making the portable court for the in-arena game surface is a special foam underneath the base layer of wood.

That foam is essential in creating a cushioned environment for players and greater distribution of weight.

To help create it, the team is asking fans to donate their used basketball shoes, which will in turn be utilized in the foam’s manufacturing.

There are several ways you can donate, which are listed on the site. And of course, don’t miss the editor’s note…

*Editors Note:
This is a unique opportunity for fans to be a part of an important element of the new arena, so we kindly ask fans not to donate any Kobe’s. ;)

Rajon Rondo takes on kid reporter in Connect 4

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Sacramento guard Rajon Rondo‘s love for the game Connect 4 has been documented through the years. Perhaps it was ingrained during childhood, maybe it’s Rondo’s analytical mind, but whatever it is, Rondo has always loved playing (and excelled at) Connect 4. So when the Sacramento Kings’ kid reporter recently sat down with Rondo, it only made sense to challenge him to a game of Connect 4. Guess how it turned out?


VIDEO: Rondo Connect 4

Ricky Rubio high-fives imaginary teammates

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Earlier this week we saw what happened when DeMarcus Cousins asked for a high-five, and there were no teammates around to help him finish the job. What did Boogie do? He gave himself a high-five.

Ricky Rubio found a different solution. After going to the free throw line by himself to shoot a technical foul shot against the Spurs, Ricky made the shot and doled out a couple of high-fives to teammates that didn’t exist…

Someone please high five DeMarcus Cousins

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Look, DeMarcus Cousins doesn’t ask for much. Play hard, leave it all on the court, and above all else, complete all high fives.

We saw something similar earlier this season when Boogie accidentally left his teammate Kosta Koufos hanging on a high five, then took to Twitter after the game to complete the high five.

Last night, just before halftime, Boogie reached for a high five that wasn’t returned. And in that instance, what do you do? Well, Boogie completed the high five himself…

DeMarcus Cousins gives family a new car


VIDEO: Cousins car

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s the season of giving, and Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins took that message to heart recently when he gave a Sacramento family a new car. Cousins worked with the Kings to find a family in need, and as this report from Sacramento’s ABC 10 explains, this family has a rather incredible story

Williams and Pina are raising their 3-year-old daughter Marina, in addition to Selena’s two younger twin sisters J’nay and J’nette Sims, who were twice abandoned – once by their biological mother, and then again by family friends who didn’t want them anymore.

Malnourished and neglected, the twins, almost six-years-old at the time, were left at the front door of Maurice and Selena, who then contacted Child Protective Services for help.

They worked to try to get full custody of the J’nay and J’nette and raise them as their own, beginning an adoption process. In Oct. 2015, Maurice and Selena were granted full guardianship of the twins.

During that process, Maurice was working to finish school. He has a medical assistant diploma but hadn’t been able to find a job because of lack of transportation and childcare. Selena is currently attending Yolo Continuation School and is scheduled to graduate in May with her high school diploma. She had their daughter Marina when she was 16-years-old.

POSTERIZED POLL Week of Dec. 17

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!

A quick honorable mention this week to Rajon Rondo, who has a terrific dunk last week against the Knicks, his first dunk in years. But try as I might, I don’t believe we can count this as a #POSTERIZED dunk, as you can clearly see Carmelo Anthony wisely get out of the way as he realizes Rondo is trying to put him on a poster.


VIDEO: Rondo dunk

Either way, nice dunk. Besides, there are some great entries this week with people getting directly dunked on.

Oh, and before we get to all the latest dunks, congratulations to last week’s winner, Kevin Garnett!

Now, let’s go to the posters, and don’t forget to vote for the winner…

WILL BARTON ON DONATAS MOTIEJUNAS


VIDEO: Barton on Motiejunas

RUDY GAY ON PATRICK BEVERLEY


VIDEO: Gay on Beverley

JORDAN HILL ON ERSAN ILYASOVA


VIDEO: Hill on Ilyasova

RICHUAN HOLMES ON AL HORFORD


VIDEO: Holmes on Horford

DEANDRE JORDAN ON GREG MONROE


VIDEO: Jordan on Monroe

PAUL MILLSAP ON HASSAN WHITESIDE


VIDEO: Millsap on Whiteside

THOMAS ROBINSON ON CLINT CAPELA


VIDEO: Robinson on Capela

Quincy Acy can’t believe Rajon Rondo’s dunk


VIDEO: Rondo dunk

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Down the stretch during last night’s TNT game between the Kings and Knicks, Sacramento point guard Rajon Rondo drove baseline and surprised everyone by turning in a dunk that will almost certainly get him a slot in next week’s #POSTERIZED Poll. (You can see that dunk above.) Not only did Rondo dunk over/around Carmelo Anthony, but it was his first dunk in three years, Rondo said after the game.

In fact, it was so surprising that the Kings bench had to help revive Quincy Acy, who reacted hilariously…

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