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Mike Budenholzer accidentally hits referee with his clipboard

We’ve here at That NBA Lottery Pick have posted some pretty classic coaching moments over the years but during tonight’s Hawks/Nets affair, we saw nothing that we’ve never seen before. During a stoppage of play in the third quarter, Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer wasn’t too pleased with his team’s play and decided to throw his clipboard. Watch as the clipboard hits referee...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin throws down windmill alley-oop dunk against Magic

With the Los Angeles Clippers playing tonight, we here at That NBA Lottery Pick kinda knew that there would at least be one notable “Lob City” dunk. It happened in the second quarter of play as Jamal Crawford passed the ball ahead to Matt Barnes who tossed it up to Blake Griffin for the nasty windmill jam: That was just nasty… *** Griffin image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace defends Tim Tebow on Twitter

It’s not often that we get to talk Tim Tebow on an NBA website but when Metta World Peace decides to tweet about him, It’s all aboard the Tebow train for us! Check out the below tweets that Metta sent out on Sunday where he defends Tebow as an NFL quarterback and gives him his mayoral endorsement: Tebow is still the best QB!!! Just in case yal forgot!!! — Metta World Peace...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett yells Ball Don’t Lie after Tim Duncan missed free throw

Since Rasheed Wallace has left the ranks of NBA playerhood for the coaching ranks, there has been a lack of “Ball Don’t Lie” calls in the current NBA. However, Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett decided to bless us with one on Sunday and check it out below as Tim Duncan misses a free throw in the third quarter when the call of “Ball Don’t Lie” happens from the mouth...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin shaves three stripes into his hair for Adidas in Instagram video

In case you missed it, Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin decided to sign a new athletic shoe endorsement deal with Adidas and in honor of that, he decided to do something for the company. In the below Instagram video, Jeremy has three stripes shaved into his head (Adidas company logo) as Dwight Howard, Patrick Beverley and Omri Casspi’s help: Nice nice, J-Lin! *** Lin image courtesy...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins stars in skit to campaign for NBA All-Star votes

These days, NBA players will do some crazy things for all-star votes and just a few moments ago, we learn that Sacramento Kings fan DeMarcus Cousins will go to the streets to get his votes. Check out the below video called, “One Fan At A Time” where DeMarcus with a suggestion from Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson takes to the streets to get some All-Star votes from the people:...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard texted ‘ut oh’ to CJ McCollum during 2013 NBA Draft

In case you didn’t know already, Portland Trail Blazers rookie CJ McCollum was enlisted (along with other rookies) by the fine folks over at Men’s Health to do a piece on his rookie season in the NBA. Back in December of 2013, the article was posted and one of the interesting parts of the piece was a correspondence that Damian Lillard sent him during the 2013 NBA Draft. I’ll...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pero Antic fan will cut Charles Barkley’s and Shaq’s lawn for Rising Stars appearance

We all know that NBA fans are a pretty passionate bunch and one Atlanta Hawks fan is so passionate for center Pero Antic that he decided to offer his “Lawn mowing” services to Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal. The fan (whose name is Ivan Menkinoski) posted this message on Twitter featuring a personalized message for both men asking for one of them to pick Pero Antic for...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson sings and plays piano in Instagram video

Since the Indiana Pacers are currently snowed in at the moment, it gave the team time for some unique bonding. Thanks to the Instagram account of big man Roy Hibbert, we learn that Lance Stephenson can play the piano and do a little bit of singing. The only question is this: Is Stephenson singing badly intentionally or does he not know? *** Lance image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James shoots submachine gun at Miami gun range

It’s not often that we get video of an NBA player shooting a machine gun but that’s exactly what this post is about. Check out this YouTube video from the Lock and Load gun range in Miami which shows LeBron James firing a Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine gun: *** LeBron James shoots machine gun [SB Nation] LeBron James image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate Robinson hangs on the rim after alley-oop dunk against Lakers

We all know that Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson can do some pretty crazy aerial things but during last night’s Nuggets/Lakers game, he showed that he can hang on the rim. With less than three minutes to go in the fourth quarter, Nate caught an alley-oop pass from Ty Lawson and held onto the rim for the sake of it: You go, Nate! *** Robinson image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith unties Shawn Marion’s shoe during free throw

As opposed to the customary “block-out” method following a free throw, Knicks guard JR Smith untied Mavs forward Shawn Marion’s shoe in pursuit of a rebound during tonight’s Dallas-New York matchup. Check out this crafty maneuver in the video posted below:
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry throws an off the backboard alley-oop to Andrew Bogut

During today’s Warriors-Wizards matchup, Stephen Curry set up everyone’s favorite Aussie big man Andrew Bogut with a nice off-the-backboard assist for a huge alley-oop slam at the start of the 3rd quarter. Sneak a peak at this highlight in the video provided below: *** Curry’s off of the backboard alley-oop [Warriorsworld] Curry image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Brooks says Steven Adams eats a lot of food

According to Thunder coach Scott Brooks, Steven Adams maintains two primary concerns in life — as outlined in the quote below provided by Oklahoman beat writer Anthony Slater: Scott Brooks on Steven Adams' toughness: "Nothing phases him. All he cares about is eating a lot of food and playing basketball." — Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 5, 2014 Keep that nutritious...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade finds LeBron James for alley-oop dunk against Raptors

Since the Miami Heat are playing today against the Toronto Raptors, we all kinda knew that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade would connect on an alley-oop attempt worth noting. Check out this first quarter alley-oop dunk as Wade launches the ball up into the air and LeBron slams it down with two hands for safety: *** Wade image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler dances to Taylor Swift’s 22

Following the Bulls’ 91-84 victory over the Hawks last night, Chicago guard Jimmy “Buckets” Butler took it upon himself to bless the locker room with a whirling dance-along to Taylor Swift’s 22 song. Scope these victory dance moves for yourself, straight from the Instagram account of teammate Nazr Mohammed: *** Butler image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Woodson says Beno Udrih shouldn’t have passed to J.R. Smith on controversial shot

As you might figure, there is still some fall-out from J.R. Smith’s ill-timed three-point attempt back on Friday against the Houston Rockets. Only a few moments ago, the New York Daily News Frank Isola posted this tweet saying that Mike Woodson believes that Beno Udrih shouldn’t have passed to J.R. Smith on the play: Woodson said J.R. was "wide open. The bottom line is you look...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Manu Ginobili pokes Tim Duncan’s face with his finger

Since the San Antonio Spurs cruised last night against the Los Angeles Clippers, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili got to ride the pine on the bench. With less than nine minutes left in the game, Fox Sports Southwest cameras caught Manu fooling around with Tim Duncan. Check out the fingering by Manu of Timmy’s face: *** Manu image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin throws down posterizing dunk on Tim Duncan

Looking for the poster dunk of Saturday night in the NBA? We here at That NBA Lottery Pick have it for you. It happened during tonight’s Spurs/Clippers affair as a loose ball ended up in the hands of Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin as he soars over Tim Duncan to throw down a poster dunk: Blake Griffin, everybody! *** Griffin image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Luol Deng sinks half court buzzer-beater against Hawks

Just prior to halftime during tonight’s Bulls-Hawks game, Bulls forward Luol Deng sinks a half court longball to bolster the Bulls’ lead heading in to the second half: Well-played Mr. Deng, well-played. *** Deng image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Alexis Ajinca throws down monster dunk on Roy Hibbert

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love “poster dunks” and during tonight’s New Orleans Pelicans/Indiana Pacers game, Pelicans reserve center Alexis Ajinca decided to put Roy Hibbert on a poster. Check out Alexis as he rises over Roy in the third quarter of play and throws it down on the big man: *** Hibbert image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Love blocks Kevin Durant dunk attempt

As a highlight featuring two of the league’s most notable players going by the name of “Kevin”, Kevin Love rises to stuff a dunk attempt by none other than Kevin Durant in the first quarter during tonight’s Timberwolves-Thunder matchup at the Target Center: *** Kevin Love blocks Kevin Durant dunk [@CJZero] Love image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Goran Dragic shoots smile at young fan in Instagram photo

Prior to tonight’s Suns-Bucks matchup, guard Goran Dragic blessed a young Phoenix fan to make for a heartwarming Kodak moment. Check out this photo from the Suns’ official Instagram page below: *** Dragic image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers PG Kendall Marshall asks Kobe to follow him on Twitter

After a breakout performance last night against the Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kendall Marshall is warming up to a legion of Lakers fans and well, he decided to use his newfound fame on Twitter. Check out this tweet that Marshall sent to Kobe Bryant asking him for a Twitter follow: @kobebryant #followback? — Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) January 4, 2014 Below is Kobe...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks fan was all over Stephen Curry about his mouthpiece

We all know that NBA fans can be a tad boisterous at times and in this clip, one Atlanta Hawks fan decided to convey a message to the Stephen Curry about his mouthpiece. After Curry had lost his mouthpiece due to a foul, the Hawks fan could be audibly heard on the Comcast Sportsnet broadcast yelling at him to “put his mouthpiece” back in: Good looking out, Hawks fan! *** Curry...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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