After awhile, you just have to marvel at the shear athleticism of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant.Earlier tonight in the second quarter of play against the Phoenix Suns, Durant found an opening in the Suns defense and threw down a nasty dunk on Phoenix's Markieff Morris:
It looks like we have an early candidate for "Dunk of 2013 in the NBA" as Toronto star Rudy Gay took flight against the Indiana Pacers.In the first quarter of play at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, watch as Rudy receives the pass from Kyle Lowry for the nasty one-handed dunk:
Due to injuries to Heat forward Chris Bosh, the Miami Heat had forward Shane Battier attempt the opening tip-off against the Los Angeles Clippers earlier tonight.Watch as the 6'8 Battier goes against the 6'11 DeAndre Jordan and almost win the tip:
We all know that Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash has a soccer background and during last night's Lakers/Celtics game, a stoppage of play gave Steve a chance to kick the ball around.Check out Nash's fancy footwork below:
To add to his list of impressive talents, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin can do a pretty mean impression of former Chicago Cubs/White Sox broadcaster Harry Caray:Overall, I give that about a 7.8 but he's still not better than this US Army soldier.
Back on Wednesday night, the Indiana Pacers were crushing the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center and it appeared that the scoreboards at arena decided to shut down.Check out the video proof of the scoreboards going blank:
Thanks to the ticket website StubHub, you can get incredible deals on tickets to your favorite NBA team.Last night, one Twitter user by the name of Sixto Lezcano decided to take advantage of a deal for end seats against the Indiana Pacers.Below is the deal that Sixto took advantage of:Here is a picture of Sixto chillin at the game:(Courtesy of Bob's Blitz)
We here at That NBA Lottery Pick have come across some pretty crazy moments over the years but Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic gets special treatment for this effort against the Detroit Pistons.In the fourth quarter of play, Mirza had three consecutive shot attempts fall short of the goal and provide us with a laughable moment:
Yesterday, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant posted an old photo from 1996 of his workout with the Boston Celtics on Twitter.For you Celtic fans who dreamed of having Kobe Bryant in the green and white, this is the closest that you're going to get:
After LeBron James spurned Cleveland for the warm weather of Miami, you can understand that many Cleveland Cavaliers fans wanted to express their hatred for LeBron's leaving.One of those ways were through the license plates on their car but it appears that the folks over at the Ohio DMV shut down those anti-LeBron plates.The fine folks over at the Dayton Daily News posted the...
If we are talking about athletic guards in the NBA, there are few like Oklahoma City guard Russell Wesbrook.During tonight's game against the Golden State Warriors, watch as Russell in transition makes an incredible scoop lay-up after a block by Serge Ibaka:
As previously noted on That NBA Lottery Pick, when the Los Angeles Clippers play a basketball game...there will at least be one notable slam dunk.Check out Clippers DeAndre Jordan throwing down a nasty one-handed jam over Orlando's Nikola Vucevic:
After missing the first thirty-three games of the 2013 regular season, Wizards guard John Wall is making up for lost time.Early on in the Wizards game tonight against the New York Knicks, Wall was able to reject a shot from Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony.After controlling the swat, John went coast-to-coast for an easy lay-up:
One of the big stories last night in the NBA was the Houston Rockets tying the NBA single-game record for three pointers made against the Golden State Warriors.For those of you who didn't get to watch the amazing shooting display, below is a compilation video of the 23 three-pointers that the Rockets made in the game:For anyone wondering whose record the Rockets tied, it was...
Looking for the shot of the Tuesday night in the NBA? We here at That NBA Lottery Pick have a great shot from Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari to present to you.In the waning moments of the Nuggets/Bucks game, Denver's Ty Lawson was able to take the ball from Bucks guard Brandon Jennings and started a fastbreak attempt.The ball ended up in the hands of Gallinari on a 3-on-1 advantage...
Despite the Houston Rockets tying an NBA-record for three-pointers in a game against Golden State, the shot of the night came from Warriors star Stephen Curry.Check out this half-court heave near the end of the first half that Curry banks off the glass:
It's not often that we post a big man throwing a look-away pass on That NBA Lottery Pick but earlier tonight Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert pulled off one impressive dish.It happened in the first quarter against the Atlanta Hawks (on throwback night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse) as Hibbert caught a rebound off a missed shot by Paul George.Watch as Hibbert looks off two defenders...
I'm going to assume that many people across this fair nation had bets regarding the Super Bowl and hopefully, you won yours.Last night, New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler (a 49ers fan) had to pay up after losing a bet to Carmelo Anthony (a Ravens fan).Below is the story of his punishment and how he felt that he got jobbed according to the New York Post:For the postgame interview...
It wouldn't be a week here on That NBA Lottery Pick without a post about Miami Heat star LeBron James and this one is a doozy.About an hour ago, LeBron decided to post the below image to his Instagram account of him wearing a hockey mask similar to Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th:(Courtesy of LeBron James Instagram account)
For every little NBA fan, the possibility of playing on an NBA court is a dream that many would like to accomplish.During last night's Knicks/Pistons affair, a group of NYC kids got a chance to play on the hardwood floor of Madison Square Garden.Watch as Knicks guard J.R. Smith attempts to crash the game but doesn't successfully do so: (Courtesy of Cosby Sweaters)
THREAD THAT NEEDLE
It wouldn't be a week here at That NBA Lottery Pick without a nice play by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant.During last night's Thunder/Mavericks game, KD was able to thread the needle to Kevin Martin for an easy slam dunk.Check out the nice no-look pass that Durant went by nearly three Mavericks defenders:
Earlier tonight, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George arguably pulled off one of the best passes of 2013 against the Chicago Bulls.It happened in the first quarter of play as an Indiana fastbreak saw Paul find George Hill for an easy lay-up with a between-the-legs pass that went past two Bulls defenders:
While I thoroughly enjoyed Beyonce's Super Bowl performance, I'm pretty sure that I didn't enjoy it as much as former NBA player/TNT analyst, Shaquille O'Neal.Shaq was in attendance at the New Orleans Superdome for the game and got show off his lip-synching ability during Beyonce's performance of her hit, "Halo": (Courtesy of Mashable)
Since Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum hasn't played an official NBA game this season, we haven't exactly had a lot of Bynum content to go on.During Friday night's game against the Sacramento Kings, Andrew was sitting on the 76ers bench and Comcast Sportsnet California cameras caught Bynum's new hair-do: (Courtesy of SB Nation)
In Dikembe Mutombo's NBA career, he blocked over 3,000 shots in his NBA career and thanks to the fine folks over at Geico, Deke got to block some more shots.Check out this new ad that features Dikembe blocking everything from cereal to laundry: Let us never forget the Dikembe laugh...