It’s not often that an NBA player gets punched in the face with a boxing glove but that’s exactly what happened to Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan for a Comedy Central viral video for the upcoming James Franco Roast.
Watch as DeAndre takes a big red boxing glove to the FACE…..
DeAndre Jordan gets punched in the face [Pro Basketball Talk]
Thanks to the realm of Twitter, dreams can come true.
Recently, we told you about a Twitter flirtation between Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond and actress Jennette McCurdy which became the talk of our fair interwebs.
Yesterday, the flirtation turned into a real thing as they finally met each other in person and below are photos to prove it:
With @DRE_DRUMMOND_ ahhhh!!! pic...
Previously on TNLP, we featured a post about Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant asking his Twitter followers if he should create a Vine account.
Well, it looks like Kobe has created that account and his first video shows himself jumping off a high-dive fully clothed:
Kobe Bryant joins Vine [Beyond The Buzzer]
Kobe Bryant image courtesy of Getty Images
Kobe Bryant image courtesy...
Over the last couple of years, NBA stars such as Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have seeked the help of legendary Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon to help them with their game.
Now, Toronto Raptors forward Rudy Gay is the latest player to join that club as seen in the below Instagram video:
Rudy Gay works out with Hakeem Olajuwon [Beyond The Buzzer]
Rudy Gay image courtesy...
Thanks to the realm of Instagram, we come across great photos on a daily basis and thanks to Kevin Love’s account, he showed us a younger version of him and Kevin Durant.
Both of them attended the “NBA Top 100 camp” in the year of 2005 and the full photo can be seen below:
Previously on TNLP, we featured a clip of Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson practicing some of his handling skills with a basketball in an airport.
In these two Vine clips, check out Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond working on some of his moves in another airport setting:
Andre Drummond image courtesy of Getty Images
Unless you are up on your Matt Bonner knowledge, I’m going assume that you didn’t know that Matt’s brother Luke is a CEO for marketing company in New Hampshire called GY&K Marketing.
As part of something called “#exexchange”, Matt and his brother are going to be switching jobs for a day. Essentially, Luke will work out like an NBA player and Matt will work as a CEO...
One of the best NBA memes from the previous season has to be the infamous clip known as “Lakers Bros” as two young Lakers fans celebrate a Kobe Bryant basket in a regular season game against the Houston Rockets.
Recently, the fine folks over at LA Weekly decided to hand them the coveted title of “Meme of the Year” as part of their LA Web Awards.
As you might figure, the bros...
These days it seems that almost every NBA player has a different offseason workout regimen and it appears that San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan have taken boxing.
Check out the below tweets that were sent out by two-time world boxing champion Jesse James Leija:
The greatest Power forward ever ! TD and I after boxing Workout for an Hr. #greatguy pic.twitter.com/nOaxbIQrXP
Today is a dark day in the NBA as San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker has decided to hang up his lyrical stylings and retire from rapping.
Parker produced a self-titled rap album back in the grand year that was 2007 which such classic hits as Premier Love, Balance Tois, and Top of The Game.
The fine folks over at Project Spurs have more detail on the news:
In a recent interview with...
With Tracy McGrady announcing his retirement from the NBA this week, it made many of us want to reminisce about his incredible career.
One of the most notable moments of T-Mac’s career came when he was a member of the Houston Rockets back in 2004, when he scored “13 points in 35 seconds” to steal a regular season game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Below is a short documentary...
For those of you wondering what Roy Hibbert looks like thanks to his offseason workouts in San Antonio, you might want to check out the below image.
Roy posted this on his Instagram page and check out how buff is getting in comparison to Tim Duncan:
Roy Hibbert image courtesy of Getty Images
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Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we featured some clips from NBA 2K14 starring LeBron James and today, the fine folks over at 2K Sports have released the official trailer for the game. The clips are from the Playstation 3 and the XBOX 360 versions of the game and some notable moments include Kent Bazemore celebrating on the Warriors bench, Kevin Garnett in a Nets jersey, and...
When you’re a two-time NBA champion like Memphis Grizzlies forward Mike Miller, you always have to keep your body in good shape.
Recently, Mike appeared in this Zumba promo video and it appears that his Zumba dancing skills are on full display:
Mike Miller does Zumba promo [Bleacher Report]
We’ve posted some pretty strange NBA themed music videos over the years here on That NBA Lottery Pick but this one from a Portland indie rock band Wild Ones ranks up their as one of the strangest.
Below is their music video for a track called “It’s Real” which features clips from a 2011 Eastern Conference Finals game between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics.
Prior to the last couple of season, the Los Angeles Clippers didn’t exactly win much and well, that made them cannon-fodder for comedians, politicians, and apparently, textbook makers.
Check out the below excerpt from a management/team building textbook which provides a Clippers reference to show that a group of talented individuals doesn’t always make an effective team:
These days, it seems that almost everyone is shooting their own short videos on either Vine/Instagram and it appears that Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is considering joining the club.
Yesterday, Kobe sent out this tweet telling his nation of fans that he might join Vine:
I think I may open up a vine #vinovine
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) August 27, 2013
As you might figure...
Previously on TNLP, we featured a video clip of Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving trying his hand at the game of cricket during a trip to South Africa sponsored by UNICEF.
In this video clip from his Instagram page, watch as Kyrie gets down and boogies with some local school children:
Get down, Kyrie!
Earlier this week, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant decided to take a trip to the headquarters of the social networking site, Twitter.
While there, Kobe got challenged to a game of Super Shot Arcade Basketball and despite being Kobe Bryant, he lost by the score of 89-87.
For the visual proof, you can check out the below Vine videos:
Kobe Bryant loses at arcade basketball...
After playing for the Los Angeles Clippers, guard Eric Bledsoe has a new team for the 2013-14 season as he joined the Phoenix Suns as a free agent.
One of his new teammates Goran Dragic recently decided to pay Bledsoe the ultimate honor by telling Phoenix Suns.com writer Matt Peterson that he has the talent of a “mini LeBron”:
“He’s a mini-Lebron James,” Dragic said of...
It’s not often that we get to post about Dwight Howard throwing ping pong balls in an Instagram video but that’s exactly what this post is about.
Recently, D-12 met 2008/2012 Olympic gold medalist Wu Jingyu and created a unique Instagram video with the Taekwondo master.
Watch as she does her best to dodge ping pong balls throw at her by Mr. Howard:
Dwight Howard image courtesy...
After twerking on Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards, we here at TNLP didn’t think that pop star Miley Cyrus could do anything else to top that.
Well, we were wrong and Miley decided to don a Michael Jordan “jerseykini” in the below Instagram photo:
If you had to narrow down one definitive move from Tracy McGrady’s NBA career, it has to be the self-alley-oop.
In the below YouTube clip, some of the best McGrady’s self alley-oops were compiled for your enjoyment:
Tracy McGrady off-the-glass alley-oops [The Basketball Jones]
Currently, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is overseas in South Africa as part of a goodwill trip with the fine folks over at UNICEF.
In the below YouTube video, Kyrie tries his hand at the game of cricket and well, let’s just say Kyrie is a two sport athlete now:
Kyrie Irving plays cricket in South Africa [Slam Online]
While it isn’t odd to see NBA players shout out notable people on Twitter, I didn’t think that Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert would shout out a former Golden Girls actress.
However, check out this tweet where he shouts out to the legendary Betty White:
S/O to the Golden Girls @BettyMWhite. Thank u for being a friend!
— Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer) August 26, 2013