Posts Tagged ‘sacramento kings’

Jason Williams’ son can play ball like Dad

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Just a few days ago, we caught up with Jason Williams, a.k.a. White Chocolate, the former NBA point guard who was a ballhandling wizard, and who can still make defenders look silly. If you thought J-Will was nice, check out this video of his 13-year-old son Jaxon breaking ankles in a couple of summer games…

VIDEO: Jaxon Williams

(via SBNation)

Cauley-Stein gets a Kings welcome

By Jeff Case

The start of the upcoming season marks 30 seasons that the Kings have been in Sacramento. Although success has been few and far between for the team, one thing they’ve seemed to enjoy throughout their stay is consistent fan support. Even as the team is in the throws of a 10-year playoff drought, Sacramento’s die-hard fan base remains excited about the upcoming season and its new draftee, Willie Cauley-Stein from Kentucky.


Cauley-Stein saw in Lexington, Ky., just how loyal fans can be and in this All-Access video from, he discovers what makes Sacramento a unique NBA town …

VIDEO: Willie Cauley-Stein gets a big welcome from Kings fans


DeMarcus Cousins gets schooled at basketball camp

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERDeMarcus Cousins is one of the best young big men in the NBA, with one of the best (and most physical) post games in the NBA. So we probably shouldn’t be surprised that his perimeter defense might not be as great.

And as we found out this weekend at the DeMarcus Cousins skills camp, the best way to beat Cousins off the ball might be going through the legs. At least, it worked here for a little kid. I like how Cousins doesn’t seem too into this until the kid nutmegs him, and then Cousins gets all-in and goes for the two-handed blocked shot…

VIDEO: Cousins nutmeg

Boogie Cousins crashes bhangra dance party

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — This video was presented to me with precious little context. All I know is I got an email from someone at the NBA saying, “Here’s a video of DeMarcus Cousins crashing the dance floor at a bhangra dance party.” I don’t know when this was, I don’t know where this was, but I do know it shows Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins popping into what seems to be a dance party and getting his groove on. They don’t call him “Boogie” for nothing…

VIDEO: Boogie boogies

Flop or Not? with Vlade Divac

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — These days, flopping during an NBA game will get you a fine and a public rebuke from the NBA. But a few decades ago, it was a different world, when flopping wasn’t as reviled and was instead looked at more often with a wink and a smile. And there was nobody better at it then Sacramento center Vlade Divac. But now that Vlade is in the Kings front office, he’s pulling back the curtain and admitting which plays were flops and which plays were actual fouls. (Spoiler alert: They’re all flops.)

VIDEO: Vlade flops

Vlade Divac can be your GPS

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — So, Waze is an app that crowd-sources traffic data, and helps drivers get to wherever it is they’re going as expediently as possible. I live in New York City and I do not own a car, so I’ve never used Waze, but apparently there’s some sort of voice-prompt feature you can turn on, so someone will talk you through how to navigate the roads.

So why not let that person be NBA legend (and new Kings “lead voice”) Vlade Divac talk you through traffic? According to Waze, today users can switch on Vlade’s voice to be their guide.

Here’s video of Vlade doing work…


The Kings fill Nik Stauskas’ house with popcorn

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Rookies in the NBA get pranked, and a common form of pranking is the ol’ popcorn in the car trick. It’s safe, relatively easy to clean, and a good laugh for all involved.

But what if the rookie you are pranking doesn’t have a car? This is what happened in Sacramento, where rookie guard Nik “Sauce Castillo” Stauskas apparently does not drive and thus does not own a car. (That’s a whole other thing we could get into, but whatever.)

So instead of filling his car with popcorn, DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and Reggie Evans filled Stauskas’ apartment with popcorn…

VIDEO: Stauskas Popcorn

Little girl masters Boogie Cousins flex

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Sacramento center DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins has a signature celebration where he flexes his arms and shows off his muscles. Against Utah this weekend, Boogie bullied his way to the basket and got a bucket and a foul, and the broadcast camera panned over and caught a young girl giving her best Boogie flex…

VIDEO: Boogie flex

The Sacramento Kings are having Sauce Castillo Night

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last week we celebrated the birth of a new nickname: Thanks to a typo and closed captioning, Sacramento Kings guard Nik Stauskas had somehow become known as Sauce Castillo. Next thing we knew, the Stauskas and the Kings were all in on this thing.

And now we may have reached peak Sauce Castillo. The Kings have announced that they are going to have a Sauce Castillo Night this weekend…

People at the game will receive a free bottle of hot sauce, and they’ll have Sauce Castillo t-shirts for sale in the team store. For all your Sauce Castillo needs, go here.

DeMarcus Cousins does a pretty good wildcat imitation

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The NCAA Tournament is down to the Final Four, which means there are just four teams remaining with a shot at winning college hoops’ big dance. One of those teams is Kentucky, the former school of Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins. The Kentucky mascot is a Wildcat, which we kind of take for granted, in the sense that I’m not sure if most people know what a wildcat actually sounds like. In this video from the Kings, a kid reporter asks Cousins (as well as Ryan Hollins, Ben McLemore and Nik Stauskas a.k.a. Sauce Castillo) to impersonate their college mascots, with mixed results…

VIDEO: Kings mascots