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Blake Griffin and P.J. Tucker get into scuffle during Clippers-Suns

Nearing the end of tonight’s Suns-Clippers, things got a little chippy between Blake Griffin and P.J. Tucker. While the two were battling for position after a Matt Barnes missed three, both of them got tangled up within each other. During the play, Tucker delivers a quick strike to Griffin’s face before the two are eventually separated: Tucker was ejected from the game for the...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin does Karl Malone ‘Mailman’ dunk against Suns

Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we featured a story where Utah Jazz legend Karl Malone promised to pay Blake Griffin’s fine to defend himself against cheap shots. During tonight’s Clippers-Suns affair, Blake paid a little tribute to Karl by busting out the Mailman dunk in the first quarter: *** Griffin’s Mailman Dunk [GIFDSports] Griffin image courtesy of Getty Images
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith prefers Golf Channel over Phil Jackson speculation

There have been recent reports linking former NBA coach Phil Jackson with a job in the New York Knicks front office. Jackson’s job, assumably, would be to rebuild the team into a contender again. Knicks guard J.R. Smith was asked after a win over the Philadelphia 76ers what he thought of the rumor. Smith deflected answering the question, but instead told the media what TV station...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat does somersault after basket in Miami

Marcin Gortat, or the Polish Hammer as some like to call him, is a very big man that does look like the type of athlete who is particularly flexible or nimble. However, the post move he showed tonight made him look more agile than you would have expected. Gortat’s Wizards were taking on the Miami Heat, and after a successful hook shot Gortat stumbled to the floor, but jumped right...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Terrence Ross slams down monster dunk against Nets

Fans of the NBA learned from the last two Dunk Contests that Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross is one of the best dunkers in the league, but he doesn’t just put his leaking ability on display during All-Star Weekend. Ross also has showed that he is a great in game dunker. He reminded everyone of the fact tonight with a monster slam as the Toronto Raptors took on Brooklyn Nets...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay take funny selfie for UNICEF

These days, almost everyone is taking a selfie and the latest NBA players to join the craze is DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay. Currently, the Kings are in NYC and have teamed up with UNICEF to make a video to help out kids throughout the world. The official Sacramento Kings Twitter account posted an image of DeMarcus and Rudy hanging out with some kids while taking a selfie: Kings...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert would pick Brook Lopez to be his mentor

With all the talk about Indiana Pacers guard Paul George wanting LeBron James to mentor him, let’s not forget that there are other NBA players looking to help from their peers. Recently, Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star decided to ask Pacers center Roy Hibbert about a current NBA player that he would like to be mentor by. The first name that came up was Brooklyn Nets center...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Vince Carter leaps high for incredible rebound against Pacers

It’s not often that a singular rebound can bring a crowd to their feet but that’s exactly what happened during last night’s Pacers-Mavericks game. In the fourth quarter, Dirk Nowitzki attempted a jump shot and while the shot was off, Vince Carter was able to get the ball back after the hustle to grab the rebound: Just impressive, Vince! *** Carter image courtesy of Getty Images
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat loves watching Storage Wars

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love tracking down the favorite television shows of NBA players and earlier today, we learned that Marcin Gortat is a huge fan of the A&E show, “Storage Wars”. For a little bit more details about Gortat’s love of hte show, we turn to ESPN’s True Hoop blog: On the road in the NBA, you have a lot of free time to fill, on planes, etc. I read...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaquille O’Neal cradles Brian Bosworth in Instagram photo

We all know that Shaquille O’Neal can make some human beings look like mere mortals and earlier today, he held a former NFL linebacker like a baby. Check out the below photo from his official Instagram account which shows him holding former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Brian Bosworth in a cradling manner: Shaq knows Boz, anything else would be uncivilized. *** Shaq image courtesy of Getty Images
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook throws down monster dunk on Kent Bazemore

Let’s be honest folks, Russell Westbrook can throw down dunks with the best of them. In the waning moments of today’s Lakers-Thunder game, Westbrook attacked the basket and decided to put Kent Bazemore on a poster. Watch as Westbrook skies for the nasty jam: *** Russell Westbrook dunks on Kent Bazemore [@gifdsports] Westbrook image courtesy of Getty Images
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook jumps from free throw line on missed lay-up

We all know that Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is crazy athletic and to be honest, this Vine needs to be seen to be believed. In the final minutes of today’s Thunder/Lakers, Westbrook was trying to get past Lakers Jodie Meeks to the basket. Watch as Russell jumps from the free throw line and somehow gets to the rim on a closely missed lay-up: *** Westbrook jumps...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kent Bazemore is disgusted after Jodie Meeks missed three

If you wanted to sum up this Los Angeles Lakers season in a single Vine video, this would be that Vine. In the second quarter of today’s Lakers/Thunder game, Jodie Meeks attempted an open three pointer as teammate Kent Bazemore got ready to celebrate. Sadly, Jodie’s shot was just a bit outside and well, Bazemore was honestly disgusted about it: *** Bazemore image courtesy of Getty Images
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Nerlens Noel tweet the date of his possible return?

For all of you Philadelphia 76ers fans out there looking for good news, I might have some as Nerlens Noel might be playing this NBA season. Less than ten minutes ago, Noel sent out this tweet on his official Twitter account: 4-4-14 — Nerlens Noel (@NerlensNoel3) March 9, 2014 As you might figure, that date is when the 76ers road game against the Boston Celtics and unless Noel...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Yannick Noah does finger wag after Joakim Noah block

Just when you thought that we had run out of Yannick Noah content for today, he decided to show off his finger wagging skills. After Joakim denied Michael Beasley, check out Yannick deciding to go with the old school Dikembe finger wag: *** Yannick Noah finger wag [@AnthonyVSlater] Noah image courtesy of Getty Images
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant builds the Kobe light bulb in Foot Locker commercial

Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we posted a Foot Locker/Nike commercial featuring Kobe Bryant building the Kobe Bryant logo piano. As you might figure, the ad wizards over at Nike decided to create more Kobe logo commercials and here is the one featuring the Kobe light bulb: Clearly, Nike has discovered that Kobe has more than just carpentry skills. *** Bryant image courtesy of Getty Images
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James gets tangled up with Jimmy Butler during Bulls-Heat

As you might figure, the Chicago Bulls-Miami Heat affair has turned into a defensive slugfest and LeBron James is matching wits with Jimmy Butler. In the second quarter of play, LeBron got tangled up with Jimmy underneath the Miami Heat basket and both needed to be separated by officials: Both LeBron and Jimmy received technical fouls due to the tangle. *** LeBron gets tangled up...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Yannick Noah reacts to Joakim Noah’s play during Bulls-Heat

In case you didn’t know already, Joakim Noah’s father Yannick was a famous tennis star back in the day and was at the United Center to cheer on his sun against the Miami Heat. During an interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters, Yannick was talking about growing up a Bulls fan until his son started to guard LeBron James. That’s when the magic happened: *** Yannick Noah reacts...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James attends Zydrunas Ilgauskas number retirement ceremony

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...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers fans chant Z during Zydrunas Ilgauskas jersey retirement

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
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyson Chandler finishes monster alley-oop dunk over Spencer Hawes

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: Just nasty… *** Chandler dunks over Spencer Hawes [Beyond The Buzzer] Chandler image...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith throws off-the-backboard pass to Amare Stoudemire

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...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert wants Game of Thrones-inspired sword throne

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...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron pays tribute to Zydrunas Ilgauskas on Instagram

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...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant hangs out with Mark Wahlberg on movie set

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: KD, director? *** Durant image courtesy of Getty Images
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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