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:
Durant image courtesy of Getty Images
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
Some of the best plays in the NBA are no look passes that lead to a score, but that is not what happened tonight in Houston. This was a play that was more about a player not looking instead throwing a no look pass.
Omer Asik passed to Chandler Parsons, tonight, as their Houston Rockets were matched up against the Indiana Pacers. Asik’s pass hit Parsons right in the face as he wasn’t...
Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson is one of the fastest players in the NBA able to get up and down the court in seconds. He combines that speeds with great ball-handling ability, making him a tough cover for any defense. Tonight, as the Denver Nuggets were facing the Los Angeles Lakers Lawson gave Laker guard Jodie Meeks a taste of his speed and handles crossing Meeks over and...
Sometimes the aggressiveness and physicality of the NBA gets the best of players, and they lash out in frustration at opponents as a result. Tonight, in the Milwaukee Bucks/New Orleans Pelicans game during the 2nd quarter after running into a hard set screen by Greg Stiemsma, O.J. Mayo let anger get the best of him and elbowed Stiemsma in the face: Unsurprisingly, Mayo was given...
This week rumors came out that Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah tried to recruit the New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony to Chicago for next season. Noah has treated the rumors as nothing, and in an interview during the Memphis Grizzles/Chicago Bulls game Noah did a teenage girl impression to liken the rumors to high school gossip: *** Joakim Noah is a teenage girl [SB Nation] Noah...
You knew it was only going to be a matter of time until the fine folks over at Inside the NBA decided to do a parody of Ellen’s Oscar selfie.
Check out the below image that was posted to the NBA on TNT Twitter account which shows Kenny, Charles, Ernie Johnson, Grant Hill and the crew posing for the shot:
Hey @TheEllenShow, yours may have more RTs, but at least @TheJetOnTNT'...
In case you missed it, the Los Angeles Clippers handed the Lakers, one of their worst losses in franchise history.
While most of America tuned out of the blowout while it was going on, Lakers legend Magic Johnson was already sleeping before it happened:
Glad I fell asleep and didn't have to watch the Clippers blow out the Lakers last night.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson...
We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love half-court shots and it appears that the Denver Nuggets decided to face off against each other in an epic half-court shooting contest at the Pepsi Center. Check out many notable Nuggets players firing up half-court shots and well, only three of them were able to make it: Clearly, Timofey Mozgov was just a bit outside… *** Nuggets image courtesy...
Last night’s battle of Los Angeles was easily won by the Clippers and well, the most notable dunk from the game came from one Blake Griffin.
In the third quarter of play, Chris Paul on a fast break found Blake who decided to hammer home the one-handed alley-oop at Staples Center:
Griffin slams home alley-oop against Lakers [GIFD Sports]
Griffin image courtesy of Getty Images
While playing in the NBA Shaquille O’Neal was one of the most fun loving players in the league. He was always ready to joke around and have a good time.
Today marks the former All-Star’s 42nd birthday which means there is no better time for him to party. His birthday cake was decorated, fittingly, with his big smiling face on it:
O’Neal image courtesy of Getty Images
When the Toronto Raptors joined the NBA in 1995 they had one of the best jerseys of the 1990s that was worn by the likes of Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady.
Next season the Raptors announced at the players gala that they are bringing back these original jerseys for select games for the 20th anniversary of the team joining the NBA.
It has a raptor on it. How can you not love it?...
One of the best NBA announcers has to be TNT’s Kevin Harlan and during tonight’s Spurs-Heat telecast, he decided to joke with Craig Sager about his suit choice.
Sager decided to go with a blueish/aquamarine number and Kevin decided to joke with partner Greg Anthony that Craig was the superhero, “Aquaman”:
Never Change Kevin Harlan, Never Change…
Harlan calls Sager...
Over the last couple of Miami Heat games, LeBron James has worn a mask to protect his broken nose but it finally appears that LeBron doesn’t want to be the NBA player in the mask.
Early in the first quarter during tonight’s Heat/Spurs affair, LeBron takes off his clear mask during a stoppage of play and has so far, LBJ decided to go the rest of the way without it.
Check out the...
Everyone loves a nice trip to the Zoo to check out the many different animals of the world. One such animal that is always a fan favorite is the flightless bird – the penguin.
New Orleans Pelicans players Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson visited the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans this week and got an up close and personnel meeting with a little penguin:
Davis image courtesy of Getty Images
We all know Texas is a state with lots of cowboys, horses, and rodeos. These things are often not common in the places where many NBA players grew up.
Houston Rockets guard James Harden doesn’t seem like the type to jump on the back of a bucking bronco, but in the photo below Harden can be seen channeling his inner country spirit by wearing a cowboy hat for Rodeo Houston: