Posts Tagged ‘Tony Parker’

The latest round of Spurs HEB commercials are here, and they are hilarious

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — In what has become a fun annual tradition, each fall the San Antonio-based supermarket chain HEB releases a series of commercials starring members of the Spurs. While traditionally these starred the big three of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, last year we saw Kawhi Leonard added to the mix. In this new batch of ads, Patty Mills (and his accent) get involved…


VIDEO: Spurs toga


VIDEO: Spurs BBQ


VIDEO: Spurs organic

Tony Parker nails another trick shot

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — A few weeks ago we saw Tony Parker and a trick shot artist making all sorts of crazy shots in a viral video. At the time, I questioned the veracity of the video. Now a different video has emerged that would seem to validate Tony Parker as some sort of trick shot genius. Check the Vine below, in which Tony P nails a halfcourt show with his back to the basket. Do we believe him? Is Tony a trick shot savant?

Tony Parker is really good — too good? — at trick shots

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We have readers from around the world here at NBA.com, and I think today we could use some of our readers from France to weigh in, because I’m not sure what’s going on in this video.

I mean, on the surface, this is Tony Parker and a man named Rémi Gaillard — who a cursory Wikipedia search reveals is a “French prankster” — in an empty gym making a bunch of amazing trick shots.

But this can’t be real, can it? These are some incredible shots, too good to be believed. Add in the fact that the guy is known as a prankster, and I’m not sure I believe these really happened.

If anyone knows what’s really going on here, let me know in the comments section. Because if this dude can really make shots like this, I know a few NBA teams that could use him…


VIDEO: Trick shots

(via r/NBA)

Boris Diaw and Tony Parker have been doing this for years

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The San Antonio Spurs played such a beautiful brand of basketball during the NBA Finals, sharing and passing and moving and always finding the open player. We heard them speak often about their trust in the system and, more importantly, their trust in each other. That trust is built over time, and while many of the Spurs have played together for several seasons, some of them have played together since they were kids. Like, actual kids.

Boris Diaw and Tony Parker were best friends growing up together in France, and they’ve wanted to play together in the NBA for years. That chemistry was evident in the NBA Finals, and it was evident even way back 15 years ago: Check out this video of Parker and Diaw at 17 years old, running through drills together at the French Institute of Sport. Once you got it, you got it…


Boris Diaw et Tony Parker à l'INSEP à la fin… by BASKETUSA

VIDEO: Boris and Tony

(via r/NBA)

The San Antonio Spurs and the beautiful game

By Lang Whitaker, NBA.com

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — If you hadn’t noticed, the San Antonio Spurs are doing it again — quietly, efficiently, ruthlessly winning their way toward another trip to the NBA Finals. They play their system, they keep pounding that rock, and they never, ever deviate from what got them here. While this has proven to be an effective strategy in terms of winning games, it’s not always all that exciting to watch for casual fans. This video does a terrific job highlighting exactly what makes the Spurs so good and so worth your time. You don’t have to be a fan, but if you love hoops, you should respect the game…


VIDEO: Spurs beautiful game

Shaqtin’ A Fool: Worst Of Round 2

VIDEO: Shaqtin A Fool: Worst of Round 2

Vote for your favorite Shaqtin’ A Fool moment from the Conference semifinals and tweet your favorite to #Shaqtin.

Don’t forget to tune in to NBA TV on June 11 at 9 p.m. ET for a special 30-minute edition of Shaqtin’ A Fool that will culminate in the naming of the 2013-14 #ShaqtinMVP!
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Spurs’ Team Selfie Takes Twitter By Storm

By Nick Margiasso IV

Hey, Oscars … anything you can do, the San Antonio Spurs can do better. Tuesday afternoon, the Western Conference’s top-seeded squad took a cue from last month’s now infamous and star-studded selfie posted by daytime talk show celeb Ellen DeGeneres at the aforementioned award show, posting one of their own to kick off the team’s upcoming fan night festivities.

So, eat your heart out Ellen and friends!

–Coach Pop & the crew

Follow the team on Twitter @spurs.

Tony Parker Makes Bid For Shaqtin’ A Fool

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — During the second half of last night’s Spurs/Bulls game, Joakim Noah picked up a technical foul during a fast break, after arguing that he’d been fouled moments earlier. Tony Parker went to the free throw line for the Spurs to shoot the T, and that’s when…something weird happened.

I think the referee asked him to wait just as he shot it, because Parker seemed to try to hold up as he was shooting. And after this play, he was given another chance at the shot (which he made). Still, as I tweeted when it happened, Parker shot a 7-footer…from 15 feet away.


VIDEO: Tony Parker’s Airball

Pranking With The Spurs Big Three

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Just in case you haven’t noticed, right now the San Antonio Spurs have the best record in the Western Conference, at 13-1. They have won 11 games in a row, are 7-0 at home, and their last (and only) loss this season was all the way back on November 2.

Hey, we get it: The Spurs do what they do. They execute, they move the ball, they defend, they win. It’s not rocket science. But they do this with such remarkable consistency that it can become almost stultifying. People start to think of the Spurs as basketball robots — they have no feelings, no emotions, they just want to make the proper passes and find the open guys and oh hey the Spurs won again.

Which is why this video clip is so valuable: During the waning moments of a recent 30-point win over Cleveland, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich had his big three (Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan) resting on the bench. And here, caught on video, we see Manu pull the old “Make Tim Duncan sit on the paper cup” trick.
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VIDEO: Big Three Pranking

We know the Spurs are great, but now they’re actually having fun, too? Watch out. Next thing you know Tim Duncan will be throwing his warm-up jacket at analyst Sean Elliott

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(GIF via r/NBA)

NBA Players Celebrate Halloween

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — NBA players are just like anyone else, and end up celebrating Halloween by dressing up in wacky costumes. Here’s a sampling of images they’ve shared of them in costume via various social media thus far…

Serge Ibaka as Coming To America‘s Prince Akeem, and girlfriend Keri Hilson as Lisa McDowell…

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