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Metta World Peace says Rick Adelman is Jay-Z of coaching

About a month ago Metta World Peace was bought out by the New York Knicks. Now that he is not playing in the league he has more time on his hands to share his opinions to the world via Twitter. Metta loves to give honest, upfront albeit odd opinions on basketball. Today, Metta gave compared Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman to a famous rapper. Fill free to draw whatever conclusions...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Young raids concession stand before Noah movie viewing

NBA players’ lives are often very different from your’s or mine. They are constantly on the road with large sums of money to spend, but leave it to Nick Young to show us that they are still regular people. Some of the Los Angeles Lakers players went to see the new film Noah, and before the movie started they raided the concession stand like everyone else does. The below video...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Thibs doesn’t like Joakim Noah shooting threes in practice

This season Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls has demonstrated his ability to be one of the most versatile players in the league. Not only is Noah a defensive anchor, he also is a great facilitator of the offense. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has given Noah the opportunities to run the offense, but according to a tweet sent out by Noah, Thibodeau isn’t ready for him to expand his shooting...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons fan has Charlie Villanueva forearm tattoo

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love to track down tattoos that fans get of their favorite NBA players and the latest comes to us from Detroit. Check out the below image from Ananth Pandian of a Pistons fan with an impressive Charlie Villanueva tattoo on his forearm: This #Pistons fan has a Charlie Villanueva tattoo!!! pic.twitter.com/Rs9tLbtv4Z — AP (@Ananth_Pandian) March 26...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard tries to break dance in Instagram video

The ability to break dance requires a lot flexibility and dexterity. The best break dancers are often smaller individuals who were born with the skill to throw their bodies around on the dance floor. None of these attributes of break dancers can be said about Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard, but that did not stop him from trying his best to bust a move in an Instagram video...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stephen A. Smith loses it over pathetic Knicks

ESPN analyst and noted New York Knicks fan Stephen A. Smith has been frustrated with the Knicks season all year long. His frustration reached its tipping point after last night’s loss to lowly Los Angeles Lakers. Today on the ESPN show First Take, Stephen A. ripped the Knicks over the loss and the entire season saying that he wouldn’t to go to another game. Watch his full take...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant says he doesn’t have obsession to be great basketball coach

After his playing days are over, some speculated that Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant might become a great coach/teacher of the game. However, he has re-interated earlier today that he just doesn’t have the passion and obsession to be a great basketball coach. In the below CNBC interview, Kobe states that he doesn’t plan on coaching and focuses about talking his newest company...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Giannis Antetokounmpo tweets scary clown image to friend

It wouldn’t be a week here on That NBA Lottery Pick without a post featuring Milwaukee Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo. Yesterday, Giannis decided to send some sweet dreams toward a friend on Twitter by using an image of the scary clown from the Stephen King movie, “It”: Goodnight @krasotav sweet dreams..!! #Muhahaha pic.twitter.com/rPLD68oNoy — GiannisAntetokounmpo (...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Young celebrates missed three-pointer against Knicks

In more of interesting results from Tuesday’s NBA action, the Los Angeles Lakers cruised to easy win over the New York Knicks by the score of 127-96. Nick Young scored 20 points but his contribution to the Interweb from last night’s action will be remembered for a three-pointer that he missed. Check out Nick doing a little bit of premature celebration before the shot rims out...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Woodson accidentally curses in response to Mike D’Antoni question

The stress of being an NBA coach must be extremely high. Coaches are constantly under pressure and have to answer questions from the media and fans. Tonight in Los Angeles before taking on the Lakers, New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson slipped up and accidentally cursed when responding to a question about Lakers’ coach Mike D’Antoni: Woodson, asked abt D'Antoni having to coach...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo breaks Mo Williams ankles with crossover

Throughout his first year in the league rookie Victor Oladipo of the Orlando Magic has showed that with his blend of athleticism and aggressiveness he is destined to have a long career in the NBA. Tonight as the Magic were at home against the Portland Trail Blazers, the rookie Oladipo gave the veteran Mo Williams a taste of the floor as he crossed him over and broke Williams’ ankles...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Robin Lopez messes with Magic mascot

Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez has a affinity for the zany and wild, and that is a perfect description for the Orlando Magic mascot Stuff the Magic Dragon. As the Blazers take on the Magic in Orlando tonight, Robin Lopez and Stuff met before the start of the game where they appeared to be taunting one another: *** RoLo & Stuff talking a little noise pre-game in Orlando...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Daryl Morey thinks NBA GM’s might get trade ideas from online message boards

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey is seen by many as a creative dealmaker who loves swapping players and picks in order to gain assets for the future. Over the last few years he has used this creativity to build the Rockets into the contender that they are now. But, maybe not all of his completed trades were his original idea. Today, Morey was answering fans’ questions...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

TNLP Podcast – Episode #6

Hey folks, it’s that time again as the sixth episode of the That NBA Lottery Pick podcast has dropped. Some of the topics covered includes Nick Young’s stolen Yezzy’s, March Madness impact on the NBA Draft, and Kobe Bryant’s bet over Katy Perry and Justin Bieber. So, grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!: *** Young image courtesy of Getty Images
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan and Jeff Ayres might have experienced ghosts at Bay Area hotel

Just when you think that you’ve heard every haunted hotel story involving NBA players, the San Antonio Spurs might have experienced one at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, California. The Spurs stayed at the hotel when they faced the Golden State Warriors and apparently, Jeff Ayres and Tim Duncan experienced “ghostly noises”. We get more information from Dan McCarney from Spurs...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard does astronaut training at NASA

At one time or another, we’ve all looked to the stars and wondered about the outermost reaches of the cosmos. Earlier today, Houston Rockets Dwight Howard got the chance to train like an astronaut at a behind-the-scenes look at NASA. Check out some of D-12′s spaceman training in the below video clips: *** Howard image courtesy of Getty Images
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Love gives sad postgame interview after Memphis loss

Before the start of this NBA season, most people had the Minnesota Timberwolves penciled in as a playoff team but at this point of the season, it looks like they will be missing the playoffs. Last night’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies was their third straight and star Kevin Love’s postgame interview was a depressing affair. Watch as Kevin answers a slew of questions from reporters...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul George wears all-leather outfit after Bulls-Pacers

We all know that Indiana Pacers forward Paul George can wear some interesting outfits from time-to-time but this one is unique. After the Pacers loss against the Chicago Bulls, George decided to wear an all-leather outfit and snap a quick postgame photo with an old friend: Leather up, Mr. George! *** George image courtesy of Getty Images
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert with ridiculous flop against Bulls

The NBA has been trying to crack down on flopping over the past two seasons. For years players would get foul calls by throwing their bodies around after barely being touched. Because of this the NBA has instituted a fine for when a player is caught flopping. Roy Hibbert might be getting a warning after tonight when he fell to the floor after a Joakim Noah foul: Noah’s face is...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant crosses over Darrell Arthur and hits and-1 layup

Kevin Durant is a tough guy to guard. He often makes good defense look silly, leaving us to question if there is anything that can be done to stop him? Tonight, Darrell Arthur tried his best, but unsurprisingly Durant got the better of him. Watch below as Durant crosses over Arthur multiple times leading to an and-1 layup: *** Kevin Durant Puts Darrell Arthur On Skates, Nails And...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James throws down one-handed alley-oop dunk against Portland

Another day, another amazing LeBron James alley-oop dunk! In the second quarter of tonight’s Blazers/Heat affair, LeBron took a alley-oop pass from Mario Chalmers and throws down the monster dunk with one-hand: Just insane, LBJ! *** LeBron James hammers one-handed dunk [@gifdsports] James image courtesy of Getty Images
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James slams down reverse alley-oop dunk against Blazers

LeBron James gets many alley-oops thrown his way. His ability to finish those dunks might have something to do with his long arms, his 6’8″ height, and the fact that he is one of the best leapers in the game. LeBron also has great hands and often appears that he can catch anything as long as it is in his vicinity. All of these abilities were on display against the Blazers when...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard throws down double pump dunk against Heat

Point guard Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers is a little guy in NBA standards. Despite this, Lillard participated in this season’s Slam Dunk Contest, and showed that he has the hops to put down spectacular dunks. Lillard doesn’t often dunk in game action so when he does it can catch you by surprise. Tonight while playing against the Miami Heat, Damian took the Heat...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

James Harden throws down monster dunk on Josh McRoberts

Houston Rockets guard James Harden is one of the best at using his body to draw contact and get to the free throw line. Harden is a smart, crafty player that would rather get two free shots from the line than pull off a flashy play. Because Harden is so good at doing drawing fouls, it is easy to forget how athletic he is. Tonight as the Houston Rockets were playing the Charlotte...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant thinks Katy Perry has more staying power than Justin Bieber

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has lived in and been apart of the Hollywood lifestyle his whole career. Bryant knows what it takes to be in the spotlight, and how their are positives and negatives to that life. With his experiences in Los Angeles, Kobe might be an expert on how to successfully be a celebrity. An article in the New Yorker Magazine shed light on who Kobe thinks...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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