Back on Monday, former Utah Jazz forward Karl Malone was a guest on “The Dan Patrick Show” and provided a rather unique and insightful interview.
As the interview was coming to a close, Malone was asked about his “All-Time NBA Starting Five” and had a interesting answer when he included former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen and left out Pippen’s teammate, Michael Jordan...
Back in the days when I attended high school, the only way to score a prom date was to ask someone that you knew or go for the gold by asking the hottest girl in your class. (Clearly, I should have re-thought that second plan!)
These days, high school students have used the realm of social networking to get famous actresses and even NBA/NFL players to accompany them.
Thanks to the social networking realm that we live in, we can learn some new things about our favorite NBA players and recently, I learned something about Houston Rockets point guard, Jeremy Lin.
Lin was doing a live Q&A session on his Facebook page before the start of 2013 Eastern Conference Finals game 7 and answered many interesting fan questions.
The most interesting question...
It is no surprise that Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard isn’t the greatest free throw shooter (career lifetime free throw percentage is 57.7%) but I would expect that D-12 could beat a sports columnist’s daughter.
The below clip shows Kelly Nielson (who is the daughter of Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers) facing off against Dwight in a ten-shot contest to determine...
One thing that I learned from the below video is that I never want to challenge Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert to a Gatorade drinking contest.
The below video is from last night’s Pacers/Heat game 7 and check out Roy chuggin’ a Fruit Punch Gatorade on the Pacers bench in record time:
That’s under 10 seconds for 20 oz Gatorade….that’s pretty impressive to say the least.
As the fine folks over at Inside the NBA finished up their final show of the 2013 NBA playoffs, they sent the Indiana Pacers “Gone Fishing” and almost sent Shaquille O’Neal over the railing of the set.
While show host Ernie Johnson tried to the send the show off to a pre-taped montage, Shaquille O’Neal pretended to try to reel in a “Chuck Whale”.
As he leaned back in...
POP'S GOT POP
As previously noted on That NBA Lottery Pick, one of our favorite NBA coaches has to be San Antonio Spurs head man Gregg Popovich. Thanks to Spurs Nation and a friend of the site Rae D. Cabello, Gregg’s 1970 Air Force yearbook entry has hit the Internet hard. Personally, my favorite part of the entire photo collage has to be the inclusion that Popovich’s future plans include happiness:
Just when you thought that Justin Bieber was going to be the only celebrity note from game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals, rapper Flo Rida got some free publicity after his manager got ejected in the final minutes of the game. Apparently, he got into a confrontation with Indiana Pacers bench and well, here are just some of the classic tweets regarding the incident: Word is...
For those of you star-watchers during NBA games, pop singer Justin Bieber is in attendance during tonight’s game 7 between the Heat and Pacers.
If you cared to wonder what Bieber looked like watching the game, we have that for you to view:
Also, he drinks water like a champ….
Justin Bieber attends Heat/Pacers game 7 [Guyism]
Justin Bieber attends Heat game 7 [@Jimmy_Traina]
We here at That NBA Lottery Pick would like to wish Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford, “A Happy 27th Birthday” and well, Mr. Horford posted a celebratory photo to his Twitter account only a few short moments ago.
Clearly, I don’t think the sunglasses are a good look for Al:
Looking for the best sign from game seven of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals game between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers?
We have it for you here at That NBA Lottery Pick! Check out the below image of one unnamed Heat fan’s tribute to Chris “Birdman” Anderson with this Angry Birds-inspired sign:
Heat fan’s angry birds sign is pretty hilarious [For The Win]
SOARING TO THE RACK
I’ll keep this one pretty brief…. In the second quarter of game seven of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals between the Indiana Pacers/Miami Heat, Heat guard Norris Cole found LeBron James on an alley-oop attempt. Watch as LeBron soars to throw it down and nearly hits his head on the rim:
As previously noted on this fair NBA website, the topic of flopping has been a hotly contested one in the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals and yet another instance of it came up in game seven of the series.
Watch as Indiana Pacers forward Paul George drains a three-pointer after Heat guard Mario Chalmers flops to attempt to draw the charge.
Then, read Paul’s lips on his way back...
We all know that Miami Heat star LeBron James can soar with the greatest of ease and the below video of him throwing down a monster putback dunk in game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals isn’t too surprising.
Check out LeBron soaring over Pacers forward David West to clean up a missed shot by teammate Mario Chalmers:
LeBron throws down monster putback dunk [@Guyism]
For tonight’s Eastern Conference game seven between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers, professional boxer Floyd Mayweather decided to bet a rather large of sum of cash.
In a tweet reported by the folks over at Pre-Game Stream Twitter account, Floyd might have put down almost 6 million dollars worth of bets over a couple of Las Vegas sports books:
**ALERT** Good source from...
Prior to the start of game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals, Miami Heat star LeBron James decided to throw down an impressive dunk during the Heat’s lay-up line.
Watch as LeBron comes from the right side of the line and throws down an epic 360 slam dunk with two hands:
LeBron James throws down big dunk during game seven pre game [@Miami Heat]
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we featured a video montage clip of Miami Heat star LeBron James best flopping moments.
Well, the fine folks over at ESPN SportsNation decided to produce their own version and clearly, it is a worthy effort to say the least:
Personally, I’m still waiting the “LeBron James/ChumbaWumba” version….
Since the Los Angeles Lakers aren’t in the 2013 NBA playoffs, it seems that the person creating the Yahoo Sports poll for the NHL playoffs decided to show them some love.
The NHL’s Los Angeles Kings Twitter feed caught the mistake and saved it for the rest of us to view for a lifetime:
This is real and it’s spectacular twitter.com/LAKings/status…
— LA Kings (@LAKings) June...
As you might already know, one popular location for NBA players to go to during the off-season is Las Vegas, Nevada and it appears that Lakers forward Metta World Peace is enjoying himself today.
Metta posted the below tweet to his Twitter account which shows him hanging out at the Encore Beach Club at the Wynn Social Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The photo that Metta attached shows...
LEAST WE CAN DO
After officially selling the team on Friday, the Maloof family took out a full-page newspaper ad thanking Sacramento Kings fans.
One thing that I do know about NBA players is that they aren’t afraid to speak their minds and use some colorful language from time to time.
After the Pacers defeated the Miami Heat in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals, Indiana center Roy Hibbert was at the podium answering questions from reporters.
At one point, Roy was asked a question about finishing 10th in the 2013...
Think Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has pride for Washington State University? The below photo will probably seal it for you.
Check out Klay in a Cougars onesie from Swagga Suits and well, a picture is worth a thousand words…
Klay Thompson wears Washington State onesie [Next Impulse Sports]
Just when you thought that LeBron James flopping would be the final story of game six of the Eastern Conference Finals, this moment in the fourth quarter comes to us.
After getting called for an offensive foul after making contact with Roy Hibbert, LeBron who clearly frustrated by the call ran all the way to the other side of the court.
Watch as LBJ pulls a Bo Jackson and gets a...
After LeBron James rather noticeable flop in the third quarter of game six of the Eastern Conference Finals, Indiana fans decided to start chanting a familiar jeer at the Miami Heat star.
Listen to the crowd as Mr. James steps to the free throw line with only 2.6 seconds left in the 3rd quarter and you can audibly here the fans chanting, “He’s A Flopper”:
As previously noted on That NBA Lottery Pick, Miami Heat star LeBron James has been noted for his recent flopping tactics since joining the Heat.
Earlier tonight, LeBron provided another epic flop after he took an elbow from Pacers forward Paul George:
If you happen to be looking for a YouTube clip of it, you can see that below:
LeBron flops after taking elbow from Paul George...