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Mike Tirico drops Drake joke during Raptors-Nets game 7

It seems that everyone these days wants to talk about Toronto Raptors global ambassador Drake and during today’s game seven ESPN telecast, Mike Tirico tried to drop a funny drake reference. Mike decided to parody Drake’s first line from “Forever” by calling him by his birth name, Aubrey Graham. Sadly for Mr. Tirico, the joke didn’t go well and he immediately regretted over...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwane Casey takes Toronto subway to Raptors-Nets game 7

It’s not often that an NBA head coach takes a subway to deciding game seven but that’s exactly what Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey did today. As Casey tried to drive to the Air Canada Centre but traffic issues arouse because of Toronto holding the Goodlife Marathon. So, he decided to take the Toronto subway instead and below is photo proof of that: Dwane Casey was stuck...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin hits incredible circus shot during Clippers-Warriors game 7

There are few thing that we love here on That NBA Lottery Pick than circus shots and during the final minutes of tonight’s Clippers/Warriors game, we had a great one from Blake Griffin. Watch as Griffin drives past Draymond Green and collides with Harrison Barnes but not before somehow hitting the shot: Just incredible, Mr. Griffin! *** Blake Griffin’s game 7 circus shot [NBA...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Lady Gaga concert might cause conflict with Wizards-Pacers game 6

To be honest, it’s not that often we get to talk about pop star Lady Gaga here on That NBA Lottery Pick but a possible concert conflict might impact an 2014 NBA playoff series. The Indiana Pacers/Washington Wizards Eastern Conference Semifinals series schedule was released and game six is set to be played at the Verizon Center on May 15th. The only issue with that is Lady Gaga’s...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan jokes about Brooklyn Nets payroll before game 7

Tomorrow, the Toronto Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets will do battle in game seven of their first round playoff series to determine who will face the Miami Heat in the next round of the playoffs. Earlier today, Toronto Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan was asked a question about Brooklyn’s massive payroll and if he thinks that puts more pressure on the Nets. Below is his response: DeMar...
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Russell Westbrook denies Tony Allen with flying block during Grizzlies-Thunder game 7

As we continue the Saturday of first round NBA playoffs game sevens, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is off to his old aerial abilities. In the second quarter of play, it appeared that Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen was going to have an easy lay-up near the rim. Watch as Westbrook denies him with a nasty block: *** Westbrook’s nice block of Tony Allen [Steve...
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WATCH: Pacers fan drops funny photobomb on Larry Bird

There are few things on That NBA Lottery Pick that we love more than classic photobombs during NBA games and you might want to check this one from today’s Pacers-Hawks game 7. As cameras were focused on Pacers president Larry Bird, a Pacers fan sitting behind him in a black fedora decided to pull of the photobomb: I want to frame this pic.twitter.com/lQO2fnlW1e — Brian Floyd...
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Lance Stephenson dishes incredible assist to George Hill during Hawks-Pacers game 7

There are few players in today’s NBA landscape that have the flair of one Lance Stephenson and during today’s game 7 between the Pacers-Hawks, he had an impressive dime. It happened in the third quarter of play after Stephenson got around Kyle Korver with an incredible behind the back move and found George Hill with a fancy bounce pass: Nice move, Lance… *** Stephenson incredible...
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Hacked Wikipedia page lists Lillard as Rockets owner

As we continue to cover the aftermath of Damian Lillard’s game-winning shot, one intrepid Portland Trail Blazers fan decided to do some editing to the Houston Rockets Wikipedia page. Check out the below tweet from ESPN’s Stuart Scott which shows an image from the mobile version of the Rockets official Wikipedia page that has Damian Lillard listed as owner: This ain't right. ...
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Houston Rockets fans react to Damian Lillard’s game winner

While the excitement has yet to fade from fans of the Portland Trail Blazers over Damian Lillard’s game-winner last night, Rockets fans had a distinctly different reaction. These days, it’s become popular to film yourself and your buddies watching the game to see the reaction. The below clip shows four Houston Rockets fans reacting to the Chandler Parsons tip-in with excitement...
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Damian Lillard’s game-winner against Rockets from courtside view

For those of you who thought that you saw every angle of the game-winning shot from Portland’s Damian Lillard against Houston Rockets in game six of their first round playoff series, you might not have seen it this way. Check out this impressive Vine shot from courtside at the Moda Center which shows Lillard breaking to the ball and draining the shot: That’s a pretty clutch...
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Damian Lillard yells Rip City after game-winning shot against Houston

For those of you unable to join the party at the Moda Center after Damian Lillard’s game-winning shot against the Houston Rockets, you might enjoy this clip. After Damian sunk the game-winner, he decided to grab hold of the public address microphone and yell “Rip City” to the fans: Congrats Blazers! *** Lillard yells Rip City after game-winner [DaneCarbaugh] Lillard image...
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WATCH: Damian Lillard wins series with buzzer-beater

Just when you thought that the 2014 NBA Playoffs first round couldn’t get any more zany, Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers pulled off a miracle. With the Rockets leading by two with under one second to play, it appeared that we would be heading to a game seven. That was until Damian Lillard hit a miracle three pointer to sink the Rockets in six games: *** Lillard sinks...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs have six men on floor in final seconds of game six

The first round of the current playoffs has featured some of the craziest plays and close finishes of any first rounds in recent memory. It continued tonight in Dallas in game six. In the final seconds of the game, the Spurs were inbounding the ball and some how were able to sneak six players onto the court: *** Spurs 6 Men On Floor Last Play [@cjzero] Duncan image courtesy of Getty Images
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Andray Blatche guarantees series win over Raptors

Earlier tonight, the Brooklyn Nets won game six of the first round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors to send their first round series to a deciding seventh game. After the victory, New York Daily News reporter Stefan Bondy sent out the below tweet where Brooklyn Nets reserve forward Andray Blatche guaranteed the victory for Brooklyn: Andray Blatche: "It's a guarantee. We...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets photoshop Nets jersey onto Drake

The rapper Drake has been getting a lot of publicity from fans and the media during these NBA Playoffs because of his affiliation with the Toronto Raptors. Tonight during game six of the Brooklyn Nets/Toronto Raptors series, Drake who was sitting courtside in the Barclays Center had a Nets jersey photoshopped onto his body and shown to the crowd on the jumbo screen: *** Nets Poke...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Deron Williams ‘Missing’ sign posted outside of Barclays Center

Deron Williams’s time as a member of the Brooklyn Nets has been an up and down affair. He has been plagued with injuries and played inconsistently all while pulling in big money from his contract. Tonight, it is game six of the Nets/Raptors series with elimination on the line for the Nets if they don’t find a way to win. Someone posted a Deron Williams ‘Missing’ sign outside...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets Twitter trolls Drake with tweet before Raptors-Nets game 6

One of the funny things to arise from the Toronto Raptors-Brooklyn Nets series is the entertaining beef between both teams. Earlier today, the Brooklyn Nets Twitter account decided to mention Raptors global ambassador Drake in one of their tweets and do a little bit of trolling: Word on the street is that @drake will be in the house for tonight's #Nets game. Let's make sure he knows...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Scottie and Larsa Pippen arrive at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby

Tomorrow, the famed Kentucky Derby will be run and legendary Chicago Bulls forward Scottie Pippen is already at Churchill Downs enjoying himself. Check out the below Instagram images from Scottie’s wife Larsa Pippen’s Instagram account which shows her hanging out with her hubby: We have to note, Scottie Pippen’s hat is pretty darn impressive. *** Pippen image courtesy of Getty Images
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LeBron James defends Kevin Durant over ‘Mr. Unreliable’ headline

Yesterday on That NBA Lottery Pick, we covered a story where the Oklahoman newspaper had a headline on their Thunder Extra section calling Kevin Durant, “Mr. Unreliable”. Today, Miami Heat star LeBron James chimed in on the headline and decided to defend Durant by noting that KD eventually will become a free agent at some point in his career as he told ESPN’s Michael Wallace...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal wrestle on Inside the NBA

There are few sports shows like Turner Sports Inside the NBA and Charles Barkley/Shaquille O’Neal are one of the reasons why. Over the last couple of weeks, Barkley and Shaq have discussing an MMA-style match and during last night, Shaq showed us that he might be the overall winner. Check out the below video of Shaq pinning Barkley: *** Charles Barkley and Shaq wrestle on Inside...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Crawford breaks Blake Griffin’s ankles in Clippers-Warriors game 6

The Golden State Warriors have many playmaking guards that make it difficult for post players to stop when hedging on the pick and roll. Tonight during game six of the Los Angeles Clippers/Golden State Warriors series, Jordan Crawford sent Blake Griffin to the floor by crossing him over and breaking his ankles: *** Jordan Crawford breaks Blake Griffin’s ankles [@gifdsports] Griffin...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Scott throws down poster dunk on Ian Mahinmi

There have been many interesting story lines throughout the Atlanta Hawks/Indiana Pacers series, and now tonight the Hawks can close out the top seeded Pacers with a win on their home floor. In the third quarter of the game, Hawks forward Mike Scott gave the team and the crowd some much needed energy when he threw down a dunk right in the face of Ian Mahinmi: *** Scott image courtesy...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson trips Pero Antic during Hawks-Pacers game 6

For everyone that has watched the Indiana Pacers over the last month, they have witnessed an historic collapse. Tonight, the Pacers are fighting for their lives in a game six elimination game against the Atlanta Hawks. Desperation might have started to kick in for the Pacers players as witnessed when Lance Stephenson tripped Pero Antic as they were both running down the court: ...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The best NBA bloopers from the 2013-2014 season

Lots of things can happen throughout a long 82 game NBA season from great highlight plays to close finishes, but we also get tons of funny mistakes. Check out the video below of the best bloopers from the NBA this season featuring players such as LeBron James, Dwight Howard, John Wall, and DeAndre Jordan: *** Drummond image courtesy of YouTube/NBA
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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