Unless you have been under a rock for the last couple of days, you probably heard the news that the Charlotte Bobcats are going to revert to their old team name, “The Charlotte Hornets“.
One NBA player on Twitter who took note was Lakers guard Kobe Bryant who was originally drafted by the Hornets in the year of 1996.
Check out the tweet that Kobe sent out on Tuesday along with...
After Paul George hit three straight free throws to give the Indiana Pacers a one-point lead, it appeared that the Miami Heat were going to lose game one of the Eastern Conference Finals with only 2.2 seconds left.
That was until a great playcall from Heat coach Eric Spolestra gave LeBron James an uncontested game-winning lay-up seen below:
Where are thou?, Roy Hibbert
First, we had Shane Battier kicking Roy Hibbert in the groin during a dunk attempt and now, we have video of Heat guard Norris Cole getting handsy with David West.
Watch as Cole tries to turn the corner in the 4th quarter of game one as delivers a very subtle groin punch:
Cole cops a feel on West [@CJZero]
I think we here at That NBA Lottery Pick have to alert NBA players that just because your stylist says the outfit looks good doesn’t mean it is.
Check out the outfit that Indiana Pacers forward Paul George wore to game one of the Heat/Pacers Eastern Conference Finals match-up:
I never knew that an outfit could be so green…
Paul George goes back in time [My Sports Rumors]
For those of you who thought that the Indiana Pacers/Miami Heat Eastern Conference Finals series would be physical, you wee 100% correct.
During the first quarter of play, Miami’s Shane Battier attempted to throw down a slam dunk on Pacers center Roy Hibbert that didn’t convert.
Instead Shane’s knee went right into Roy’s groin region and as you’ll see from the video, it...
Earlier tonight, TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal decided to don a diamond-tie for the TNT pregame show and he seemed pretty excited about it. Listen as Shaq sings the hit song by Rihanna called “Diamonds” as the NBA on TNT crew did a super close-up of his shiny neckwear: *** Shaq sings “Diamonds” [SB Nation]
Just when you thought that everyone in the Bay Area knew the name of Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, check out the below clip of San Francisco mayor Ed Lee calling him by another name during a government ceremony for the team.
The moment happens at about the 29:40 minute mark of the Mayor’s press conference as Lee accidentally calls him “Steve”:
Well, if Metta can...
In terms of fashion for this year’s NBA playoffs, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has put together some of the most creative outfits that I’ve seen in awhile.
From his capri pants to his floral jacket, Wade has stepped his fashion game up and he has his personal stylist Calyann Burnett to thank for that.
Back on Wednesday, Burnett gave an interview to ESPN’s Mike and Mike and...
The new hot thing for NBA players to do in the realm of social networking is producing “Vine” videos which for the non-social media maven are short-looping clips that are usually hilarious in nature.
Orlando Magic forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis recently produced an epic video for Vine and that can be seen below:
Since the Oklahoma City Thunder have been eliminated from the 2013 NBA Playoffs, Kevin Durant has some free time on his hands.
Recently, KD got his massive back tattoo finished and below is a picture of it which contains the entire psalm of James 1:2-4:
Now, if you take a gander near the bottom of the photo, it appears that the word “mature” is spelled incorrectly and let’s...
In the waning seconds of game two of the Western Conference Finals between the Spurs/Grizzlies, Memphis guard Tony Allen produced a rather epic acting job to gain a flagrant foul call against Manu Ginobli.
After the Grizzlies made a defensive stop of Manu, the ball ended up in the hands of Tony on a fast break attempt which ultimately culminated with Ginobili fouling him in the act...
After the New York Knicks loss to the Indiana Pacers in the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs, many fans and analysts pointed the finger at Carmelo Anthony.
One of the people who pointed the finger in the other direction was Carmelo’s old college coach Jim Boeheim who ripped Tyson Chandler and the rest of Carmelo’s New York teammates.
Below is Jim’s analysis of the final...
Move over, “Good Job, Good Effort” Miami Heat fan, we have a new NBA fan to celebrate with his boisterous screaming abilities.
After the Spurs pulled out their game two win in the Western Conference Finals over the Memphis Grizzlies in overtime, a San Antonio fan is audibly heard saying “We Did It” as ESPN began to conclude their game coverage:
Spurs fan shouts “We...
Just when it looked like the Memphis Grizzlies were left for dead in game two of the 2013 Western Conference Finals, the play of Quincy Pondexter and Jerryd Bayless kept them alive.
The most notable moment from Memphis comeback was this poster dunk that Pondexter served up in the grill of Spurs center Boris Diaw:
Quincy Pondexter throws down dunk on Boris Diaw [CBS Sports]
One thing that I will say about NBA fans is that they are a unique bunch of people and one San Antonio Spurs fan caught my eye during game two of the Western Conference Finals.
Check out this lady decked out in basketball sunglasses and a “Go Spurs Go” sign showing off her dance moves:
The Spurs have a dancing lady on their side [SB Nation]
Since this site is called, “That NBA Lottery Pick”…it’s not surprising that the NBA Draft Lottery held later today is our version of Christmas around these parts.
Recently, the Cleveland Cavaliers held a special YouTube contest for fans to submit a short 30-second video to have a chance to accompany owner Dan Gilbert and his son Nick to this year’s NBA Draft Lottery festivities...
Touching upon everything from his unique vantage point on sex to his struggles being a 7-foot-tall adolescent, Wilt Chamberlain’s anecdotes in the following interview are both captivating and revealing.
The PBS Digital series known as “Blank on Blank” exhumed this relic of the past (the original interview occurred in 1992 between Chamberlain and Ann Liguori) and artfully animated...
Since the NBA playoffs had a night off, the only dunks that we will be seeing until tomorrow’s Spurs/Grizzlies game two is this one from Clippers center DeAndre Jordan.
Jordan stopped by the ESPN studios in Los Angeles for a guest appearance on their hit show “SportsNation” and well, he decided to throw down a trash can dunk over SportsNation co-host Charissa Thompson when...
With the money that some NBA players make over their careers, they can afford some pretty tricked out rides and Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion showed off his one his rides around downtown Dallas.
Check out the below image of Shawn driving his three-wheeled motorcycle (or convertible) that was spotted by Twitter user Landon Graves:
I just met Shawn Marion. #pictureoritdidnthappen...
As previously noted on That NBA Lottery Pick, a week with a post starring Lakers forward Metta World Peace is a pretty darn good week.
Recently, Metta visited the fine folks over at Fox 11 in Los Angeles and got the opportunity to do the “Metta Weather Report”.
Apparently, Mr. Peace also decided to work on his yoga game as well:
Sometimes the only way to stop San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is to trip him and well, that’s what Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen did during game one of the Western Conference Finals.
It happened in the third quarter of play and watch as Tony P goes to the ground after Mr. Allen sticks his right leg out:
Tony Allen trips Tony Parker [SB Nation]
Most NBA coaches would be happy with a double-digit lead in the first half of a Western Conference Finals game but not Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.
Watch as Popovich screams at one of the officials regarding a grab and then decides to deliver a classic “Pop dismissal” with a hand wave:
Popovich is angry with refs [SB Nation]
Apparently, NBA referee Ken Mauer decided to get this jump ball between New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire and Indiana Pacers guard D.J. Augustin as soon as possible.
Watch as Amare wins the bad jump ball but Indiana ultimately gains possession:
Ken Mauer throws terrible jump ball [SB Nation]
In the totality of life, there are few moments to be treasured like the high school senior prom and recently, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade made one lucky female fan’s week by going to her prom.
Let’s break down the story for you: Nicole Muxo (a senior at Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School in Miami) posted a YouTube clip asking Wade to be her date for her senior prom.
In tonight’s weighty game six Eastern Conference semifinal matchup between Indiana and New York, Knicks defensive maestro Kenyon Martin rattled Pacers forward David West with an ever-classic “pull-the-chair” maneuver (this is when a defender––i.e. Kenyon Martin––makes body contact with an offensive player and pulls away at the last second).
Leading to David West falling...