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Kobe Bryant is dressed for Toronto weather in Instagram photo

With the Lakers playing in an afternoon game tomorrow in Toronto, Canada, the team from sunny Los Angeles landed earlier today. As you might figure, it’s pretty cold in Toronto right now and it appears that Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is ready for that: Stay warm, Mr. Bryant. *** Bryant image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan receives NBA invite to 2014 All-Star slam dunk contest

As the NBA does their best to fill out their roster for the 2014 All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, they have already seen a declined offer from Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard. Back on Friday, Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan was given an offer to compete but isn’t 100% sure about accepting the invite according to the LA Times: So when NBA officials approached the Clippers’...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace wears Cookie Monster pajamas to bed

While most of you were probably cuddling up with that special someone or going commando under your sheets, it appeared that New York Knicks Metta World Peace was feeling a little Sesame Street with his bedroom attire. Check out the below tweet that Metta sent off last night which shows him wearing Cookie Monster pajamas: Goodnight pic.twitter.com/2pAv4l1Vp2 — Metta World Peace...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenneth Faried blocks Dion Waiters dunk attempt with two hands

We might have to shut down the voting for “NBA block of 2014″ here at That NBA Lottery Pick since we already might have a winner for that award. During last night’s Cavaliers/Nuggets game, it appeared that Cleveland guard Dion Waiters had an open fastbreak attempt at a slam dunk. That was until Kenneth Faried caught up with him and denied his dunk with two hands: *** Faried...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo says Kobe Bryant’s a-hole comment was great compliment

Earlier today on That NBA Lottery Pick, we posted a story where Lakers star Kobe Bryant affectionately called Rajon Rondo, “an a-hole”. After the Lakers win over the Celtics, Rajon responded to Kobe’s comment with very nice affection. Check out the below quote from ESPN Los Angeles Dave McMenamin: Rajon Rondo on Kobe affectionately calling him an "a–hole": "That's a great...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blake Griffin stares down Spike Lee after making shot

There might not be a more recognizable New York Knicks fan than Spike Lee and during tonight’s Clippers/Knicks game, the two got into a starring contest in the fourth. After barking at each other for most of the night, Griffin hit a tough shot over Tyson Chandler and decided to stare over at the direction of Spike’s courtside seat: Blake just pulled a Reggie! *** Griffin image...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

John Wall finishes and-1 circus shot against Bulls

Sometimes the unexpected happens during NBA action. Nothing is more fun when shots go through the net when they had no business doing so. Watch as in the 3rd quarter of the Washington Wizards/Chicago Bulls game, John Wall drives on a fastbreak, gets spun around, and as he gets fouled throws up a prayer that is surprisingly answered: John, when that is falling, things are going your...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin slams two-handed fastbreak alley-oop against Knicks

The mystique of Madison Square Garden has brought out some of the best performances and plays out of star players each and every NBA season. There’s no doubt Blake Griffin wants to join in the fun. In tonight’s matchup in the mecca of basketball between the Clippers and the Knicks, Jamal Crawford threw up an alley-oop to one of the best finishers in the league and Mr. Griffin...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo throws down monster dunk on Gerald Henderson

As a guard in college at Indiana, Victor Oladipo demonstrated time and time again his elite athleticism with steals leading to thunderous fastbreak dunks. Tonight, during the Orlando Magic/Charlotte Bobcat matchup Oladipo showed more of what we often saw when he was in college. He grabs a steal and races down the court for a strong slam in Gerald Henderson’s face: *** Oladipo...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant says Rajon Rondo is an ‘a-hole like me’

We all know that Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is not a man to mince words and when asked about Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo dealing with a possible rebuild, he provided with a classic response. Below is the words straight from Kobe’s mouth courtesy of SB Nation’s Paul Flannery: Kobe on how Rondo will survive the rebuild: "From what I understand he's an asshole like...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Quincy Pondexter celebrates his dog’s birthday with Instagram photo

Let’s us be the first to note, that Memphis Grizzlies Quincy Pondexter is a big fan of his dog, “Buckets”. Earlier today, Buckets celebrated a birthday and well, Quincy decided to give one pretty sweet stash of dog treats. Check out the below Instagram photo for the proof of that: *** Pondexter image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Parker will fight Gregg Popovich to play against Blazers

Currently, San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is questionable to play tonight due to a bad shin against the Portland Trail Blazers and it appears that he will do anything to get back on the court. Check out the below quote that San Antonio Express-News Spurs writer Dan McCarney posted to his Twitter account stating that Parker will fight Pop to play tonight: Parker on shin: "It...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets are giving away Dwight Howard action figures

If you happen to be attending Saturday’s game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Houston Rockets, you might have a shot to get your hands on a Dwight Howard action figure. Below is the short promotional video showing off the D-12 action figure wearing Houston’s red away jerseys: The figures were created by Memorial Herrman and well, they will clearly become collector’s items...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Angry Knicks fan yells at J.R. Smith during Knicks/Pacers pregame

If you have been happening around the Interwebs over the last couple months, you probably saw the video of the Angry Knicks fan who went on one of the most epic rants in Internet history after a Knicks blowout loss. Well, that fan decided to get some solid seats for the Pacers/Knicks game on Thursday night and before the action started, he decided to yell at J.R. over his immaturity...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ian Eagle calls Jim Spanarkel wanker during Nets/Hawks London telecast

With yesterday’s Atlanta Hawks/Brooklyn Nets game in London, England, the Brooklyn Nets play-by-play team of Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel had a chance to use some proper British slang. In the first quarter of play, Jim decided to use the term “knackered” and Ian Eagle decided to drop the wanker reference right after: *** Ian Eagle says wanker during Nets/Hawks [Brooklyn Game...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul George wore Larry Bird socks during Pacers/Knicks game

Earlier tonight, the Indiana Pacers defeated the New York Knicks by the score of 117-89 and Paul George ended the game with 25 points and 7 rebounds. After the game, Indiana Pacers director of relations David Benner decided to reveal the socks that George wore during the game. Check out the “Larry Bird” socks that George wore: Paul George's socks he wore to the game. MJ said...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden throws down nasty dunk on Serge Ibaka

Just when you thought that Kevin Durant was going to be the only NBA star that would throw down a nasty dunk, check out Houston Rockets guard James Harden throwing down a massive effort. In the first quarter of Rockets/Thunder affair, Harden on a transition opportunity got to the basket and threw down a monster dunk on Serge Ibaka: Nice jam, James! *** Harden image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Durant throws down monster dunk on Dwight Howard

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love monster dunks and during the first quarter of tonight’s Houston Rockets/Oklahoma City Thunder affair, Kevin Durant had a monster one. Watch as KD soars to the rack at the Toyota Center and throws down the poster on Dwight Howard: *** Durant image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson tells Knicks fan to go buy his jersey

Currently, the Indiana Pacers are cruising against the New York Knicks and it appears that Pacers guard Lance Stephenson had some interesting words for a Knicks fan at the game. Check out the below tweet from Conrad Brunner from 1080TheFan.com which reveals Lance wanted the fan to purchase his jersey: Lance to Knicks fan wearing Melo jersey: "Better go to the gift shop," points to...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert denies Carmelo Anthony dunk attempt at the rim

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love amazing blocks and during tonight’s Pacers/Knicks affair, Indiana big man Roy Hibbert decided to deny Carmelo Anthony. Watch as Carmelo rises to the rack with less than a minute to play in the second quarter and Roy sending it back: Personally, I think Roy’s denial of Carmelo in the playoffs was better: *** Hibbert image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Johnson’s errant pass hits Danny Ferry in the head

Earlier today, the NBA was overseas in London, England to play a regular season game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Brooklyn Nets. There was a memorable moment in the third quarter of play as Brooklyn’s Joe Johnson was trying to find Alan Anderson for an open three pointer. The pass ended up going into the crowd and hitting a man in the head who ended up being Hawks general...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikhail Prokhorov compares Reggie Evans to Soviet tank

Over the years, current Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans has been compared to many things and the latest comparison has come from Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov. Check out the below tweet from ESPN New York’s Mike Mazzeo where Mikhail compares the bruising forward to military device: Got video of Prokhorov from @markbritball: He says of Reggie Evans, "He is like a Soviet Tank....
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Shaw almost left sleeping Evan Fournier at his house

This has been one wild ride so far for the Denver Nuggets and almost a “Home Alone” moment happened between guard Evan Fournier and head coach Brian Shaw. Apparently, Fournier and other teammates was spending some time at Shaw’s off-season home in Oakland before their game against the Golden State Warriors. As Shaw was about to leave for the team’s hotel in San Francisco...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Luis Scola jokes about stepping on Pablo Prigioni’s injured toe

With the Indiana Pacers hosting the New York Knicks later tonight, New York Knicks guard Pablo Prigioni is probably not going to play. It might be a good thing since it appears that Indiana Pacers forward Luis Scola might be gunning for him. Check out the below tweet from New York Daily News Frank Isola: Indiana's Luis Scola joked that if his good friend and national team teammate...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings coaches might use Google Glass during games

Right now, it appears that the Sacramento Kings are becoming the most tech-savvy franchise in the NBA and with the thought of using Google Glass for the coaching staff, they might be entering a new age in the franchise. Below is the tweet from ESPN business reporter Darren Rovell who noted that they could use it in-game: Kings owner @vivek told me team is experimenting with Google...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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