Posts Tagged ‘Super Bowl’

Kevin Durant photographs the Super Bowl

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Being a photographer during a sports event is way harder than it looks. I know, because I tried it a few years ago, and you can see the results of my effort by clicking here. My first attempt at photographing an NBA game was during a Blazers/Nets game. For Kevin Durant? His first attempt was during Super Bowl 50, last night in Santa Clara, California. That’s right, with the Thunder still in the Bay Area after facing the Warriors on Saturday night, KD got himself a media credential and sat on the field to shoot the big game for The Player’s Tribune. Nice work!

Miami Heat Hold Epic Super Bowl Party

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Twitter is at its best during big events — nearly everyone has a wary eye on their second screen, looking for facts, jokes and supplementary commentary. And during last night’s Super Bowl XLVIII, many of the Miami Heat players were populating social media with text and images from a team-wide viewing party held at Ray Allen‘s beach-front home.

As Allen posted on Instagram early in the day, “Super Bowl party at my crib. In the words of Bart Scott, CANT WAIT.”…

Super Bowl party at my crib. In the words of Bart Scott, "CANT WAIT".

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He also showcased another image of the inflatable 35-foot screen they were using (with a peek at the Dwyane Wade-designed Stance socks Allen was rocking)…

Thank you @twilightfeatures for hooking us up with the 35 foot inflatable air screen

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The Heat players seemed fired up for the game…

LeBron posted a video from poolside and gave thanks to Allen for hosting…

As for the game itself…well, it wasn’t much of a game, as Seattle jumped out a lead and never looked back…

At least LeBron enjoyed the halftime show…

Great song!! So energetic

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And while LeBron enjoyed the halftime show, Shane Battier continued the Heat tradition of photobombing

I'm just chillin with my red wine watching the halftime show and Shano wanted do this to me! Lol

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By the way, while the Heat players enjoyed the view on the waterfront screen, Heat owner Micky Arison did it even bigger, with the Mississippi River as the background and an even larger screen on which to watch the game, along with a few hundred friends…

Nate Robinson Creates Super Bowl Preview In Snowy Parking Lot Using Pineapple

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson is a native of Seattle, and a huge football fan — he actually played football in college at University of Washington. He is also a vocal and avid fan of the Seattle Seahawks. Which means the last week or so may have been a bit awkward, as Robinson’s Seahawks prepare to play in the Super Bowl this weekend against the Denver Broncos. Still, Robinson can’t go against his hometown team, as he recently explained to the Denver Post

“Even though I’m with the Nuggets, I can’t go against the grain. I’m going with Seattle… Pete [Carroll] recruited me when he was the head coach at USC, and I actually gave him a verbal (commitment),” Robinson said. “I’ve been to a couple of practices this past summer, and Coach Carroll said that he’ll have me hoist the ’12th Man’ flag next season.”

If there was any question where Nate’s loyalties lie, Nate and his friends filmed a couple of Instagram videos that serve as an unofficial Super Bowl preview. These videos represent what Nate thinks Seattle’s defense (and New York’s weather) will make life like for Denver QB Peyton Manning. Also, these videos represent what life would be like if Peyton Manning was somehow forced to use a pineapple instead of a football…

#Part1 #GroceryStorePineappleFootballLeague #GSPFL @teejayregan @bornforgreatness lol

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NBA Players Describe Favorite Super Bowl Party Eats

by Micah Hart

The Basketball Jones sent Aussie correspondent Leigh Ellis out to ask various NBA players what they typically bring to a Super Bowl party:



Fairly standard fare for most, other than Nicolas Batum, who sounds like he could be a future contestant on Top Chef.

No one said seven-layer dip? You can’t have a Super Bowl party without seven-layer dip guys, come on.

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