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Dikembe Mutombo does Cookie Monster impression on Pete Holmes Show

On last night’s edition of TBS late-night comedy talk show, “The Pete Holmes Show”, they showed an interview with legendary NBA center, Dikembe Mutombo. As many of you know, Dikembe’s deep voice often caused him to be compared with the Sesame Street character, Cookie Monster. During the interview, Pete asked for Dikembe’s Cookie Monster and it was classic: *** Mutombo...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steve Nash becomes third all-time in NBA assists

Earlier tonight, Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash dished his 10,335 assist of his career to place him third on the NBA All-Time assist leaders list. For those of you who might have missed it, check out Nash’s assist to Jodie Meeks on a Lakers fast break against the Houston Rockets which allowed him to past Mark Jackson for third on the NBA’s all-time list: Congrats Steve...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James upset with Mason Plumlee block call in Heat tunnel

Earlier tonight, we posted a video of Brooklyn forward Mason Plumlee denying LeBron James at the rim to help seal a victory for the Nets. After the play had occurred, LeBron felt that he was fouled on the dunk attempt and after viewing the replay, he had an emotional response: *** LeBron James upset with Mason Plumlee block call [Black Sports Online] James image courtesy of Getty Images
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings fan hits half-court shot to win car

Everyone loves when teams give away prizes during home games. Fans will do crazy things in order to win free merchandise like t-shirts or hats. Sometimes there are prizes that are way better than t-shirts, and tonight in Sacramento a fan hit a half-court shot to win a free car: *** Kings fans hits a halfcourter, wins a car [@anthonyVslater] Kings Fan image courtesy of Getty Images
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Mason Plumlee’s block denies LeBron James game-winning dunk

LeBron James is probably the number one player in the league that you want to have the ball in the final seconds of a close game. Who would you want to be defending LeBron on a last possession? I bet you didn’t think Mason Plumlee. Tonight in Miami, Plumlee came up huge in the final seconds by blocking LeBron’s game-winning dunk attempt: *** Mason Plumlee blocks Lebron James...
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Atlanta Hawks have Nicolas Cage pump-up video

Local arenas around the NBA love putting together videos to help the crowd get into the game. These videos often are mash-ups of pop culture references, and the funnier the better. The Atlanta Hawks have an especially good pump-up video full of some of actor Nicolas Cage’s loudest and craziest moments: *** Cage image courtesy of Getty Images
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Timberwolves-Spurs game gets Mexican wrestling poster

On December 4th a Minnesota Timberwolves/San Antonio Spurs game was scheduled to be played in Mexico City as part of the NBA Global Games series. The game was never played due to a generator malfunction that filled the arena with smoke. The game was rescheduled for tonight, and to built up publicity for the event the Timberwolves PR team created a Mexican wrestling style poster featuring...
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J.R. Smith’s LMFAO ‘Shots’ YouTube mix is fantastic

In a Sunday matchup against the Miami Heat, New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith broke the NBA record for most three point attempts in a game with 22, and the Knicks record for most made three pointers with 10. Unfortunately, this effort was in a loss, but nevertheless something had to be done to commemorate this performance. How about a highlight mix set to the LMFAO and Lil Jon song...
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Kevin Durant felt like ‘part of the team’ after UConn won national championship

Last night, the UConn Huskies men’s basketball team won the division one National Championship after defeating Kentucky by the score of 60-54. The head coach for the Huskies was former NBA player Kevin Ollie who secured his first championship at the NCAA level. When asked about his former teammate’s victory, Thunder star Kevin Durant provided some interesting words about feeling...
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Giannis Antetokounmpo makes fast food joke during NPR interview

As the Milwaukee Bucks end their season in the next few days, that means we here at That NBA Lottery Pick are going to be saddened that Giannis Antetokounmpo won’t be playing in any NBA games this season. However, thanks to WBUR’s “Only A Game”/NPR did a quick interview with the Greek Freak and we learn that Giannis know his American fast food: That playfulness seems to be...
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Indiana Pacers fan posts Craigslist ad looking for Paul George’s missing talent

Recently, the Indiana Pacers haven’t exactly played like one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference and well, it seems that one Pacers fan has decided to place a Craigslist Ad to try and find Paul George’s missing talent. The full body text of the ad which was posted in the “lost and found section” in the Indianapolis Craigslist can be seen below and it’s pretty funny...
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Portland Trail Blazers meet Toni and Candace in Portlandia sketch

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick are huge fans of the television show, “Portlandia” since we happen to be based in Portland, Oregon. Recently, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein got the opportunity to film a couple of sketches for an upcoming episode which featured many notable Trail Blazers players and the Blazer dance team. One of the sketches features Toni and Candace (from...
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Portland Trail Blazers try to name the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

In the annals of notable cartoons of the 1990′s, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were among the most notable. Recently, the Portland Trail Blazers in-arena video team decided to ask members of this squad if they could name all four of them. Clearly, this Robin Lopez time to shine: *** Trail Blazers team courtesy of Getty Images
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Kevin Seraphin does the Street Fighter Nae Nae dance

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick are huge fans of the Nae Nae dance and well, Washington Wizards Kevin Seraphin decided to put a new spin on it. Check out the below Instagram video which shows Seraphin adding the “Street Fighter Hadouken” move to the classic dance with teammate, Garrett Temple: HADOUKEN!!! *** Serpahin does Street Fighter Nae Nae [@crabdribbles] Seraphin image...
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Kemba Walker gets Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to wear UConn t-shirt after NCAA title game

Earlier tonight, the University of Connecticut beat the University of Kentucky to claim the NCAA men’s division one basketball title. As you might figure, Charlotte Bobcats Kemba Walker and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has separate rooting interests in the matter and well, Kemba celebrate his Huskies win with the below photo. Check out the photo of Kemba forcing MKG to wear a UConn t...
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Ryan Kelly sings ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ at Lakers foundation event

Let’s be honest, Los Angeles Lakers rookie Ryan Kelly has become more of a household name as the season has gone on and has shown that he can play in the NBA. Earlier today, Ryan decided to show off his docile tones by singing an R&B classic made famous by another R. Kelly, “I Believe I Can Fly”. Check out Mr. Kelly belting out the song at a Lakers youth foundation event...
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Dwight Howard posts sad Terrence Jones video after NCAA title game

Only a few moments ago, UConn defeated the University of Kentucky to win the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and well, one Houston Rocket was not too pleased with the result. Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones (who went to Kentucky) was a tad saddened by the result and well, Dwight Howard decided to take a quick Instagram video after the Huskies win: Cheers up, Mr. Jones...
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Charles Barkley 1992 halftime interview is amazing

After retiring from basketball, Charles Barkley has made career for himself as a basketball analyst for TNT and as a television personality having appeared as a guest on many shows. When did Chuck realize that he had another successful career outside of basketball waiting for him? It could be from the video below where Barkley, during the 1992 playoffs, is a guest analyst at halftime...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook’s Twitter account sends bizarre name tweet

These days, autocorrect and accidentally texts/tweets can happen to anyone and the latest NBA player to be stricken with the disease is Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook. Check out this tweet that his official Twitter account sends out with just his name in the body of it: Russell Westbrook — Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) April 7, 2014 What does it mean? I think we...
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J.R. Smith is bored according to his Instagram account

Since today is a Monday, I have feeling that many of you are feeling a tad on the bored side and it appears that New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith is feeling your pain. Check out the below photo that he posted to his Instagram account with the “#bored” hashtag: Instagram, ya gotta love it! *** Smith image courtesy of Getty Images
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Gerald Green has insane 2013-14 dunk reel

Here at TNLP, we love a good Gerald Green dunk, and whenever he goes up for a high flying finish the result is never disappointing. As the regular season is coming to a close and the playoffs are about to begin, watch the video below of all of Green’s best dunks throughout the season just in case you have forgotten some of his spectacular finishes: *** Green image courtesy of Getty Images
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LeBron James takes Instagram photo with Andre Johnson

Thanks to the crazy social networking world that we live in today, we have picture proof when our favorite NBA players meet famous people. Yesterday, Miami Heat star LeBron James ran into a notable member of the Houston Texans in wide receiver Andre Johnson. Check out the two posing for an Instagram pic: *** James image courtesy of Getty Images
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Lance Stephenson kicks Paul Millsap in the groin

The Indiana Pacers have been free-falling for the last couple of games and well, they probably would have liked to forget last night’s performance against the Atlanta Hawks. In the fourth quarter of play with the Pacers trailing by 21 points, Lance Stephenson tried to get some of those points back on a drive to the hoop. Atlanta’s Paul Millsap attempted to block the shot and...
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Kevin Durant wishes his 25-point game streak was over

Last night, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant surpassed Michael Jordan for the most games with 25 points or more with a grand total of 41 straight games. Sadly for OKC, they ended losing to the Phoenix Suns by the score of 122-115 and after the game, KD was asked about the continuing of his streak by the Oklahoman’s Darnell Mayberry: Durant on passing Michael Jordan's streak...
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Amir Johnson to cameo on Top Chef Canada episode

For those of you happen to be Jonesing for some Amir Johnson on your Monday night, he’ll be making a special cameo appearance on Canadian version of Top Chef. Check out the below sizzle reel that Amir posted to his official Instagram account which shows some of his appearance: Clearly, Amir knows his food! *** Johnson image courtesy of Getty Images
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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