Fans of the NBA learned from the last two Dunk Contests that Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross is one of the best dunkers in the league, but he doesn’t just put his leaking ability on display during All-Star Weekend.
Ross also has showed that he is a great in game dunker. He reminded everyone of the fact tonight with a monster slam as the Toronto Raptors took on Brooklyn Nets...
These days, almost everyone is taking a selfie and the latest NBA players to join the craze is DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay.
Currently, the Kings are in NYC and have teamed up with UNICEF to make a video to help out kids throughout the world.
The official Sacramento Kings Twitter account posted an image of DeMarcus and Rudy hanging out with some kids while taking a selfie:
With all the talk about Indiana Pacers guard Paul George wanting LeBron James to mentor him, let’s not forget that there are other NBA players looking to help from their peers.
Recently, Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star decided to ask Pacers center Roy Hibbert about a current NBA player that he would like to be mentor by.
The first name that came up was Brooklyn Nets center...
It’s not often that a singular rebound can bring a crowd to their feet but that’s exactly what happened during last night’s Pacers-Mavericks game.
In the fourth quarter, Dirk Nowitzki attempted a jump shot and while the shot was off, Vince Carter was able to get the ball back after the hustle to grab the rebound:
Just impressive, Vince!
Carter image courtesy of Getty Images
We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love tracking down the favorite television shows of NBA players and earlier today, we learned that Marcin Gortat is a huge fan of the A&E show, “Storage Wars”.
For a little bit more details about Gortat’s love of hte show, we turn to ESPN’s True Hoop blog:
On the road in the NBA, you have a lot of free time to fill, on planes, etc. I read...
We all know that Shaquille O’Neal can make some human beings look like mere mortals and earlier today, he held a former NFL linebacker like a baby.
Check out the below photo from his official Instagram account which shows him holding former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Brian Bosworth in a cradling manner:
Shaq knows Boz, anything else would be uncivilized.
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Let’s be honest folks, Russell Westbrook can throw down dunks with the best of them.
In the waning moments of today’s Lakers-Thunder game, Westbrook attacked the basket and decided to put Kent Bazemore on a poster.
Watch as Westbrook skies for the nasty jam:
Russell Westbrook dunks on Kent Bazemore [@gifdsports]
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We all know that Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is crazy athletic and to be honest, this Vine needs to be seen to be believed.
In the final minutes of today’s Thunder/Lakers, Westbrook was trying to get past Lakers Jodie Meeks to the basket.
Watch as Russell jumps from the free throw line and somehow gets to the rim on a closely missed lay-up:
If you wanted to sum up this Los Angeles Lakers season in a single Vine video, this would be that Vine.
In the second quarter of today’s Lakers/Thunder game, Jodie Meeks attempted an open three pointer as teammate Kent Bazemore got ready to celebrate.
Sadly, Jodie’s shot was just a bit outside and well, Bazemore was honestly disgusted about it:
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For all of you Philadelphia 76ers fans out there looking for good news, I might have some as Nerlens Noel might be playing this NBA season. Less than ten minutes ago, Noel sent out this tweet on his official Twitter account: 4-4-14 — Nerlens Noel (@NerlensNoel3) March 9, 2014 As you might figure, that date is when the 76ers road game against the Boston Celtics and unless Noel...
Just when you thought that we had run out of Yannick Noah content for today, he decided to show off his finger wagging skills.
After Joakim denied Michael Beasley, check out Yannick deciding to go with the old school Dikembe finger wag:
Yannick Noah finger wag [@AnthonyVSlater]
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Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we posted a Foot Locker/Nike commercial featuring Kobe Bryant building the Kobe Bryant logo piano.
As you might figure, the ad wizards over at Nike decided to create more Kobe logo commercials and here is the one featuring the Kobe light bulb:
Clearly, Nike has discovered that Kobe has more than just carpentry skills.
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As you might figure, the Chicago Bulls-Miami Heat affair has turned into a defensive slugfest and LeBron James is matching wits with Jimmy Butler.
In the second quarter of play, LeBron got tangled up with Jimmy underneath the Miami Heat basket and both needed to be separated by officials:
Both LeBron and Jimmy received technical fouls due to the tangle.
LeBron gets tangled up...
In case you didn’t know already, Joakim Noah’s father Yannick was a famous tennis star back in the day and was at the United Center to cheer on his sun against the Miami Heat.
During an interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters, Yannick was talking about growing up a Bulls fan until his son started to guard LeBron James.
That’s when the magic happened:
Yannick Noah reacts...
With former Cleveland Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas getting his jersey retired tonight, many asked if former teammate LeBron James would make an appearance at it.
Apparently, LeBron did make an appearance and was seen sitting in a luxury box before the ceremony:
PIC: LeBron James at Cavs-Knicks game for #AllForZ night Get updates and chat during 2nd half: http://t.co/O1QBEuUne2...
Tonight, one Cleveland Cavaliers legend got his number raised to the rafters as former big man Zydrunas Ilgauskas got his number #11 jersey retired.
Before the start of the ceremony as Zydrunas made his way onto the floor, more than 20,000 Cavalier fans in attendance chanted his trademark, “Z” along with being cheered:
Congrats to Z!
Zydrunas Ilgauskas image courtesy of Getty Images
We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love nasty alley-oop dunks and it appears that New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler got into the act tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Check out this nice alley-oop from Raymond Felton that Chandler decided to slam down on Cavaliers center Spencer Hawes:
Chandler dunks over Spencer Hawes [Beyond The Buzzer]
Just when you were ready to count out the New York Knicks, they have won two games in a row and appear to have the upper hand against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Late in the second quarter, a fastbreak attempt by the Knicks turned a little fancy when J.R. Smith decided to feed Amare Stoudemire with an off-the-backboard pass.
The pass wasn’t the greatest but Amare somehow finished...
We all know that Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert is a rather large individual and back in February, we noted his new bed was pretty sizable.
Recently, Roy has decided that he wants another large piece of furniture in his home and it appears to be inspired by his love for Game of Thrones.
Here are more details from Basketball Insider’s Jessica Camerato:
With all these built-to...
Later tonight, the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to be retiring the jersey of former center Zydrunas Ilgauskas and possibly, LeBron James will be in attendance for the ceremony. A few hours ago, LeBron decided to pay tribute to Zydrunas on his Instagram account with the below quote and photo collage: Words can’t express how happy I am for u today! My truly good friend getting...
We all know that Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is tied to the movies after doing, “Thunderstruck” and it appears that he is rubbing shoulder with one notable actor/director.
Mark Wahlberg who is starring in the upcoming movie, “The Gambler” invited KD to the set while the Thunder are in Los Angeles to face the Lakers:
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In the previous post, we posted an image of Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut’s sneaker breaking against the Atlanta Hawks.
However, that wasn’t the only shoe malfunction during that game as Atlanta’s Mike Scott had a memorable three-point attempt in the first quarter.
Watch as Mike hits the triple while wearing only one shoe:
Scott image courtesy of Getty Images
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we noted that San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili had a shoe malfunction against the Detroit Pistons and it appears that it has happened again to another NBA player in Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut.
Check out the below photo from the fine folks over at SB Nation which shows Bogut’s sneaker breaking at the sole against the Atlanta...
There might not be a hotter team right now than the Houston Rockets and in the third quarter of tonight’s Pacers game, James Harden showed off his aerial exploits.
Watch as Harden skies for third quarter jam as he throws down the tomahawk near two Pacers defenders:
Nice jam, James!
Harden image courtesy of Getty Images
We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love poster dunks and during tonight’s Milwaukee Bucks/New Orleans Pelicans affair, Mr. Anthony Davis had a notable one.
In the first quarter of play, Davis took a pass from Eric Gordon and decided to throw down the monster jam on Bucks center Miroslav Radulijica:
Nasty jam, AD!
Davis image courtesy of Getty Images