Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

NBA Cartoons

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We’ve seen several NBA-related memes crop up on Twitter this summer, from NBA Movies to NBA Musicians.

Another NBA hashtag party broke out yesterday, this time themed around NBA cartoons. Here are some of our favorites…


NBA Movies

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It has been the summer of NBA Twitter. After the fun of NBA Musicians and NBA Superheroes, the NBA teams (and some NBA fans) returned yesterday to give their takes on NBA Movies…


NBA Superheroes

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last week on Twitter, “NBA Musicians” became a trending topic that people had a lot of fun with. Today, in a similar vein, “NBA Superheroes” started trending on Twitter, eventually becoming the number one trending topic worldwide. Here are some of our favorites…


NBA Musicians

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Finals are over. The draft is over. Most of the free agents have agreed to terms. Summer League is over.

And now, before the FIBA Basketball World Cup gets going in September, we have a little bit of NBA down time. Which doesn’t mean the NBA talk stops — instead, it just takes a turn toward the…strange.

For instance, last night on Twitter, somehow the hashtag #NBAmusicians started trending. What was this hashtag? Basically, people took NBA player’s names and mashed them up with band names. And it’s still going this morning!

How did all this start? That’s not important. What’s important is that it did start, and then the Twitter accounts of actual NBA teams started playing along, and next thing you know you’ve got a trending topic. Here are some of the greatest hits…


What They’re Saying: July 4th

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Here in the United States, July 4 is observed as our Independence Day. Let’s check in with some of the NBA’s best to see how they’re celebrating…

Posterizing: The Next Big Thing?

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER – If you know basketball, you know posterizing. For those of you who are unaware, the term basically refers to the phenomenon of a person getting dunked on. And at least back in the ’80s, when people had things like posters and stores like Spencer Gifts flourished, these dunking occurances would frequently become memorialized on a poster.

Fast forward to today, and it only makes sense that dunks now live in perpetuity online. Thanks to some creative students out there somewhere in Internet-land, by using posterizing as a “thing,” we might have just found the next great viral internet movement, this time with basketball as the fulcrum.

This gif came across Twitter’s radar late Saturday night, when user Scrimsurlalune tweeted…

It immediately got a lot of notice. For good reason, because there is a lot to notice. A few things I’d like to bring to your immediate attention…

1. The general timing required to pull off this whole endeavor is impressive — the dude with the trash can has to emerge and hold the can up at proper height, just as the dunker runs in and fires the ball off the wall.

2. The big dude strolling through carrying the t-shirt seems transfixed to be witnessing this, just as I would probably be.

3. Nice lefty windmill, bro.

4. After watching this about a dozen times, I wondered if these kids got into any trouble for doing this in school. And then I saw the security guard standing in the back on the right, watching the entire thing take place.


This could easily become…something. And remember — if you get posterized, handle the aftermath with humor…

Roy Hibbert and David Lee Don’t Like Each Other, Are OK With That

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER – Pacers center Roy Hibbert had a pretty good day yesterday. His team throttled the Atlanta Hawks in their playoff opener, 107-90, and Hibbert finished with 16 points and eight rebounds.

Meanwhile, yesterday Warriors forward David Lee had a no-good, very bad day. Less than 24 hours after the Warriors lost their first game, 97-95, on a last-second shot from Andre Miller, it was announced that Lee would miss the rest of the postseason after suffering a complete tear of his hip flexor.

And although these two men are obviously competitors, at heart they are both gentlemen, as we saw from their honest and blunt interaction on Twitter earlier today. (Get well soon, D-Lee!)

Injury only increases amazingness of MWP’s Twitter feed

By Nick Margiasso IV

You already follow Metta World Peace on Twitter because, well, it’s the perfect Twitter account. Hilarious posts; real opinions; random party invites; even some useful info … sometimes. It’s got it all.

But the infamous Laker’s recent unfortunate left knee injury has really cranked up the pomp and pace of his social media life. Sorry about the bum leg, Metta, but thanks for the tweets.

A sampling:

Follow Metta World Peace on twitter at his handle, @mettaworldpeace

Connect With Kobe … Finally

By Nick Margiasso

Well, it’s been two weeks since the great Kobe Bryant became seemingly the last major NBA star to join Twitter (c’mon, Tim Duncan‘s too old people). Two weeks is about the true test of time for anything: it’s how long you need to decide to fire your coach, how long it takes for a new one to put your team in the tank and, of course, to know whether or not your Twitter account is successful. Here are some of the gems so far, separated, for your viewing ease, by helpful hashtags. You’re welcome.













NBA players react to Osama news

by Micah Hart

It’s a big day in the USA, with the news breaking last night that the U.S. military finally got public enemy No. 1, Osama bin Laden.

As with any big event nowadays, the bulk of the country took to social media to share their thoughts and feelings on the historic news — and that includes professional athletes.

Many NBA players had a reaction to the news, spanning a wide range of emotions and reactions to a day that many will never forget.


@MrJonBrockman (Jon Brockman) Ain’t that America! (photo above)

@jtthekid (Jason Thompson) Shoutout to ALL the Troops n Soliders That Sacrafice Their Lives to Make Us ALL Safe!! Luv Yall n I Saluate You!! #USA. Yessir

@hdubb21 (Hakim Warrick) Ok on a serious note #salute to all of our branches of the military….

@mopete24 (Morris Peterson) Tonight is a great night for our country…..

@Leon_Powe (Leon Powe) We got Bin Laden, this is a Historic day for the U.S.


@KingJames (LeBron James) #WoW!! Obama words are earth moving and inspiring.

@ATolliver44 (Anthony Tolliver) Unbelievable…we finally got Bin Laden! Thats some GREAT news to wake up too :)

@DeJuan45 (DeJuan Blair) LOL GOT eeemmmmmm!!!

@Hoya2aPacer (Roy Hibbert) Obama’s swag is thru the roof!

@mogotti25 (Mo Williams) We got his ASS. Osama Bin Laden is DEAD……… Obama that’s impressive


@SteveNash (Steve Nash) Since we caught Osama do I still have to take my laptop out at security?

@rudygay22 (Rudy Gay) Ok so we killed Osama. Now all we have to do is find Waldo and Carmen San Diego! Then I will be impressed!!!!


@George_Hill3 (George Hill) I’m glad we found him cause he deserved to get whatever he got for what he did the world hasn’t been the same since then…..

@mikejames7 (Mike James) The only worry Osama has now is his judgement day came.that’s what we all should worry about is our own judgement.none can run or hide 4eva

@BooBysWorld1 (Daniel Gibson) An Amazing victory for the families who lost someone close from those tragic coward attacks.. #PrayedUp

@TheReal_TMAC (Tracy McGrady) to the families that lost loved ones on 9/11, we keep you in hearts and prayers

@CDOUGLASROBERTS (Chris Douglas-Roberts) It cost us (USA) roughly $1,188,263,000,000 to kill that………..guy. But we #winning though. Haaaa. (Sarcasm)

@jrich23 (Jason Richardson) Now that we have confirm deaths on both Bin Laden & Sadam a few yrs ago, can they bring all of out troops home now?


@ReggieEvans30 (Reggie Evans) I feel like that dude Osama Bin Laden is not dead.

(UPDATE) This is a basketball blog people, and we cover the NBA, which is why we posted how many NBA players reacted to yesterday’s historic events. We are not trying to stir up controversy or start political discussions — there are plenty of other places to have those conversations if you want them. If you can’t be nice to each other, your comments will be deleted.

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