Shades of Big Al

Big Al’s Paint comes in various shades and tones to please even the most sophisticated color palettes. Whether you prefer the up-and-under, the jump hook or the baseline push shot, Big Al’s Paint is flexible enough for any of the advance brush strokes you apply. Below are some examples of Big Al demonstrating his painting techniques.

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Press Room

Looking to learn more about how Big Al’s Paint has become one of the leaders in low-post scoring while also helping turn the Bobcats around? Check out some of the media coverage Big Al’s Paint has received.

Sports Illustrated: Al Jefferson, A Low-Post Whiz, Brings Sunshine to Charlotte

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nba/news/20140319/al-jefferson-charlotte-bobcats/index.html

USA Today: Lessons Learned have Benefited Bobcats

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/bobcats/2014/02/09/al-jefferson-leading-charlotte-bobcats-nba/5342927/

NBA.com: Jefferson Hits Stride with Bobcats

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Jefferson Hits Stride With Bobcats

Charlotte Observer: The Good Grandson

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http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/29/4424903/bobcats-al-jefferson-guided-by.html

Bleacher Report: Al Jefferson – Best Season No One is Talking About 

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http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1982198-is-al-jefferson-having-the-best-nba-season-that-no-one-is-talking-about

NBA.com: Al Jefferson MVP Ladder

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http://www.nba.com/mvp-ladder/

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Al Jefferson is Reaching New Heights 

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http://www.startribune.com/sports/wolves/250483451.html

Bleacher Report: Jefferson Proving He’s Worth Every Penny 

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http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2003024-big-al-jefferson-proving-hes-worth-every-penny-for-charlotte-bobcats

Charlotte Observer: Bobcats Make a Big Deal

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http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/07/04/4147645/charlotte-bobcats-al-jefferson.html

Painting With Big Al

Here’s your chance to learn from the pro himself. Big Al shares some of his most important painting tips in these instructional videos that are beneficial for not only rookie painters, but long-time veteran painters as well. Whether it’s your first time painting or you are just brushing up on your technique, these easy-to-follow videos will have you dominating the paint like Big Al in no time.

 

 

Customer Reviews

Since relocating to Charlotte, Big Al has been amassing rave reviews for his high-quality production, smooth finishes and ability to improve the painting skills of those around him. Customers have been glowing about his ownership of the paint, which has resulted in the Bobcats win more games this year than the past two seasons combined. See what some of the others around the NBA are saying about Big Al’s Paint.

“I think everybody needs to question the Eastern Conference voting onPierce-Quote

why Al Jefferson wasn’t on the All-Star team because clearly, he is one of the best in the game. He showed it tonight and I have to give him credit.”
Frank Vogel, Indiana Pacers head coach – March 5, 2014

“Al Jefferson … no one on the planet can guard him. We tried to double him, single, triple, there’s nothing we could’ve done with him tonight. Hewas in that type of zone, and that’s the way he’s been playing. It’s so surprising he didn’t make the All-Star team or even an MVP discussion.

He’s one of the more underrated players in the game.”
Paul Pierce, Brooklyn Nets forward – March 26, 2014

“He’s ridiculously talented, possibly the most skilled scorer at the center position right now.”
Robin Lopez, Portland Trail Blazers center – March 22, 2014

“Al is Al, he can score. It’s difficult to explain how he’s doing it because some of the shots he shoots are unorthodox. He’s got to be one of the toughest, if not the toughest guy to guard in the post. He’s very difficult to get any kind of read on him…He hurts you with his passing now, you have been careful when you send a double team. When he sees the guy coming, he’ll pick you apart.”
Doc Rivers, L.A. Clippers head coach – January 22, 2014

“He was great tonight and we just didn’t do a good job on him.  When we double-teamed him he found people to pass out to or he reported, and when we didn’t he shredded us.  That’s the story.”
Rick Carlisle, Dallas Mavericks head coach – February 11, 2014

“…Al’s pump fakes, which are maybe the best in the league. They’re ridiculous. He’s still got that herky-jerky, unbelievably tough game to guard. He gets people off their feet constantly.”
Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs head coach – February 8, 2014

“Al is a tremendous offensive talent. He can score a lot of different ways, he’s a guy you’re not going to stop with one guy and it has to be a team effort. You have to give him different looks and keep him off-balance, rather than letting him figure out what we’re doing.”
Randy Wittman, Washington Wizards head coach – March 31, 2014

“He’s good first of all.  He’s been doing this to a lot of people and we tried a little bit of everything.  We dug. We tried to play a little bit straight up at first. We tried to double team him.  We tried to do different things.  You’ve got to give him a lot of credit.”
Mike D’Antoni, L.A. Lakers head coach – January 31, 2014

“He’s a bad matchup for the entire league right now. We knew exactly what we were going to do – they ran the same plays they always run – but there’s not much you can do to stop him.”
John Loyer, Detroit Pistons head coach – February 19, 2014

“He’s one of the most effective low-post scorers in the league. He’s really difficult to guard one-on-one when you try to double him it creates opportunities for other guys and if you don’t he scores it efficiently. There aren’t a lot of guys like Al Jefferson in the league. He’s a game changer.”
Mike Budenholzer, Atlanta Hawks head coach –March 17, 2014

“Al Jefferson can score on anybody.”
Mark Jackson, Golden St. Warriors head coach – February 4, 2014

“He’s an All-Star player, a matchup nightmare. We know it takes a total team effort to stop a guy like that.”
Will Bynum, Detroit Pistons guard – February 19, 2014

grantland-quote“He’s been a load his whole career. He’s really starting to get a rhythm at the right time with this team. He’s really established an inside game when they most need it and he’s a guy that can’t be guarding with a single guy, so he allows other guys to get better and that’s what you need. Going into the playoffs, you need a guy to the t, no matter what play you run, commands attention of at least two-or-more people. Jefferson is that guy and it really makes other guys better.”
Mike Brown, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach – March 7, 2014

“He can really face up and create…They’re a totally different team with a player like him inside. They can rely on him in the fourth quarter and it really opens the game up.”
Rick Adelman, Minnesota Timberwolves head coach – March 14, 2014

“He’s a good player.  He’s a solid low post player, and when you put the ball in his hands down low he can make a lot of things happen.  He did seem to take over in that second half.  We gave him different looks but he still scored.”
Larry Drew, Milwaukee Bucks head coach – November 29, 2013

“He a good player, he’s tough to guard, he’s a big body.  We did the best we could on him.  He made some tough shots, and got it going early.  Once he gets going early it’s tough to shut him down.”
Jodie Meeks, L.A. Lakers guard – January 31, 2014

“Professor Al is having perhaps the best all-around season of his career, carrying a heavier burden than ever for a Charlotte offense that dies without him. He’s still holding court on the left block, tricking hopeless fools with Randolphian footwork and the league’s most unfair two-handed pump fake.”
Zach Lowe, Grantland – March 4, 2014

Last night, Jefferson was the best player in the gym. Better than Hibbert (whom he trashed), better than Lance, better than George. He scored 34 points and he’s averaging 26 and (almost) 10 in his last 10 games, and like Joakim Noah, his sheer presence keeps the Bobcats in almost every game they play…Jefferson is one of the most valuable players in the league.
Grantland – March 6, 2014

 

Painting Tips

Having been in business for 10 seasons, Big Al’s Paint is one of the most experienced low-post painting companies in the NBA. Highlighted below are some of Big Al’s most successful tips:

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First player in franchise history to be named Eastern Conference Player of the Month

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Rank in field goal percentage (50.0%) among NBA players who’ve attempted 100 or more shots in the paint (5-9 feet)

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Consecutive games making 15+ field goals and shooting 64%+ on March 3 and 5, joining LeBron James as the only two players to accomplish the feat this season

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Games with 30+ points and 15+ rebounds, the most by any player in Bobcats franchise history

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One of three players in the NBA to have three straight games with 30+ points and 10+ rebounds (Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Minnesota’s Kevin Love)

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One of four players in the NBA to have three straight games with 30+ points and 10+ rebounds (New Orleans’ Anthony Davis, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Minnesota’s Kevin Love)

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Games with 30+ points and 15+ rebounds, the most by any player in Bobcats franchise history

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Consecutive games scoring 25+ points while shooting over 60% from the floor, the only player in Charlotte’s NBA history (Hornets or Bobcats) to produce four straight games of that nature

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One of four players in the NBA to score 40+ points and grab 15+ rebounds in a single game

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One of five players in the NBA (the only player in the Eastern Conference) averaging 20+ points and 10+ rebounds per game

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Turnovers per 100 possessions, seventh-fewest in the NBA and second-fewest among centers

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Defensive rebounds per game, his highest since 2008-09

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Consecutive games as the Bobcats outright leading scorer from Feb. 28 – March 14, the longest streak in franchise history

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Field goals made per game, ranking fourth in the NBA

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Rebounds per game, tied for ninth in the NBA

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Consecutive 20+ point games from Jan. 11 – Jan. 31, the longest streak in franchise history

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Times scoring 30+ points, most among NBA centers

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Field goals made on Jan. 31 against L.A. Lakers, a franchise single-game record

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Points per game, his highest average since 2008-09

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Games with 20+ points and 10+ rebounds, a franchise single-season record

22.6

Player efficiency rating, 15th-best in the league and second among centers

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Defensive rebounding percentage, eighth-best in NBA

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Double-doubles

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Times scoring 20+ points, second among centers

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Career-high-tying points on Jan. 31 against the L.A. Lakers

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Field goal percentage, his highest since 2006-07

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Games scoring in double figures out of 65 games played

About Big Al’s Paint

paint canBig Al’s Paint has been one of the most established painting companies in the NBA during the past 10 years. Originally founded in Prentiss, Mississippi, Big Al’s Paint has offices located across the country, including Boston, Minneapolis, and Salt Lake City. In July 2013, Big Al’s Paint headquarters relocated to Charlotte where the company has experienced unprecedented growth. Big Al’s Paint has established itself as one of the most durable and hard-wearing paints while topping its competition with its superior finish. Some competitors may be glossier, but no other paint features the trademark “low post formula” found in Big Al’s Paint. Newly introduced this year, Big Al’s All-NBA Grade Paint has been the leading seller in hardware stores across the nation. It also garnered the very prestigious seal of approval by the National Painters Association (NPA).

Warning: 

Big Al’s Paint Presence has proven hazardous to low post-NBA defenses. If not properly prepared, interaction with Big Al has been known to cause the following: eye and general irritation, repetitive head shaking, personal fouls, double teams, disgusted looks to the sidelines, frustration, confusion, shortness of breath, dizziness, and even losses. Big Al is one of only five NBA players (and the only player in the Eastern Conference) averaging 20+ points and 10+ rebounds per game.

Paint KitCaution:

Avoid falling for pump fakes and reading of the eyes when defending Big Al. If headaches occur and scoring persists, add additional defender immediately. However, there is no guarantee scoring will cease. Double-doubles are a common SIDE effect, regardless of prep time or amount of tape time applied. Big Al leads all NBA centers with 11 30-point games and ranks second with 35 20-point contests.

  Storage:

Store in mild North Carolina temperatures in (or around) Time Warner Cable® Arena.

 

 

Preparation:

1. Study tape generously.
2. Don’t forget your “A” game.
3. Bring your friends.

Coverage: Most effective on a smooth wooden surface, Big Al dominates the paint with an array of old school low post moves not found on any other team. Use Big Al to cover areas of up to 94’ x 50’. Double-teaming is highly recommended as one-on-one coverage often results in failure to fully cover.

Drying Time: Buckets are known to stay consistently wet. Time spent drying your eyes after direct interaction with Big Al’s old school moves may vary. Recoat: Next game.

Cleanup: Big Al does a thorough job cleaning up the paint throughout the season. Ranks seventh in the NBA in defensive rebounding percentage, pulling down 27.9% of available defensive rebounds. In total, Big Al’s 10.4 rebounds per game rank ninth in the NBA.

Big Al’s Paint is the Charlotte Bobcats All-NBA campaign for center Al Jefferson. The campaign’s effort is to raise awareness of the tremendous individual all-around season Jefferson is having, while also spotlighting the impact and success he has brought to the Bobcats franchise this year. The photo above is the media kit sent to members of the media that vote on the 2013-14 All-NBA Teams.

Big Al’s Paint vs. Leading Brands

Big Al’s Paint remains one of the most durable and effective brands on hardwood floors throughout NBA arenas. Big Al provides an All-NBA paint presence when matched up against the leading competitors, tying for the league-lead in the NBA in FG% for shots in the paint (5-9 feet) at 50.0% (100 or more attempts). The key differentiator is Big Al’s trademark “low post formula.” Here’s a look at how Big Al stacks up against other leading brands throughout the NBA:

Big Al Compares Favorably With Other Top NBA Centers in Per Game Stats

Players PTS REB DREB AST TO BLK FG% PIE
Al Jefferson 21.5 10.4 8.4 2.1 1.6 1.1 50.6% 16.5%
Chris Bosh 16.4 6.7 5.5 1.1 1.4 1.0 52.0% 13.0%
DeMarcus Cousins 22.3 11.7 8.5 3.0 3.5 1.3 49.6% 18.2%
Marc Gasol 14.0 6.9 5.5 3.6 1.9 1.4 46.0% 12.7%
Roy Hibbert 11.2 6.9 4.3 1.1 1.9 2.3 45.4% 8.6%
Dwight Howard 18.5 12.3 9.0 1.8 3.3 1.8 59.0% 14.7%
DeAndre Jordan 10.3 13.9 9.7 0.9 1.5 2.5 66.9% 12.2%
Joakim Noah 12.5 11.1 7.6 5.2 2.4 1.6 48.2% 15.7%
Average 15.8 10.0 7.3 2.4 2.2 1.6 52.2% 14.0%
The NBA’s PIE (Player Impact Estimate) statistic measures a player’s overall statistical contribution against the total statistics in games they play in.
Kevin Durant leads the NBA with a PIE of 20.9%.

New & Improved Formula

Big Al’s Paint has made a huge impact since relocating its headquarters to Charlotte.

  • Named Player of the Month (March) for the first time in his career
  • Averaging 20+ points and 10+ rebounds for the first time since the 2008-09 season.
  • Highest defensive rebounding average of his career.
  • Highest field goal percentage since the 2006-07 season.
  • Usage rating of 26.6 is a career high.
  • The player efficiency of 22.6 is the highest since the 2008-09 season.

New & Improved Formula Part 2

Since Big Al’s arrival, the Bobcats have improved in the following ways:

  • The Bobcats have 36 victories so far this season, surpassing their total of 28 wins from the previous two seasons combined. The Bobcats are one of only 13 teams in NBA history that have surpassed their win total from the two previous seasons combined.
  • The Bobcats have the eighth-ranked overall defense in the NBA allowing 101.9 points per 100 possessions and are sixth-best at defending two-point field goals (allowing 46.8%). Big Al works overtime, ranking second on the team in minutes played (34.3 mpg).
  • The Bobcats are No. 1 in the NBA in defensive rebounding percentage, pulling down 77.2% of available defensive rebounds
  • The Bobcats are giving up only 97.5 points per game, the fourth-lowest average in the NBA. Last season, the team allowed 102.7 points, ranking 29th in the league.

 

Al Jefferson 2013-14 Month-by-Month Per Game Stats

Month   GP MIN FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% OR DR TR AST STL BLK PTS
October 1 30.0 6.0 19.0 31.6% 1.0 2.0 50.0% 4.0 4.0 8.0 1.0 0.0 2.0 13.0
November 7 28.9 6.9 13.7 50.0% 2.4 3.6 68.0% 2.6 5.3 7.9 2.4 0.9 1.6 16.1
December 15 34.6 7.7 17.4 44.1% 2.3 3.6 64.8% 2.8 8.7 11.5 1.5 1.1 1.3 17.7
January 16 35.5 10.6 19.7 53.7% 2.8 3.9 71.0% 1.3 9.9 11.3 2.6 0.9 1.0 23.9
February 10 33.6 10.0 20.6 48.5% 2.8 4.1 68.3% 1.4 7.8 9.2 2.1 1.0 0.9 22.8
March 16 37.2 11.1 20.1 55.5% 2.4 3.4 70.4% 1.9 8.8 10.6 2.2 1.0 0.9 24.7

 

Al Jefferson 2013-14 Pre and Post All-Star Game Periods

Period GP MIN FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% OR DR TR AST STL BLK PTS
Pre All-Star 44 33.8 8.8 17.8 49.0% 2.5 3.8 67.3% 2.1 8.4 10.5 2.1 1.0 1.2 20.1
Post All-Star 21 36.4 11.0 20.6 53.3% 2.5 3.5 71.2% 1.8 8.5 10.3 2.2 0.9 0.9 24.5
* Stats through March 31, 2014

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