As previously noted on That NBA Lottery Pick, we love posting NBA players throwing up trick shots and Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari recently pulled off an epic one that he got on film for us to view over and over again.Watch as Danilo hits a 35-foot one-handed backwards shot over two different baskets at the Nuggets practice facility:
Nearing the end of the third quarter of Sunday night's Toronto Raptors/Cleveland Cavaliers affair at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto's Landry Fields hoisted a full-court shot that ended up missing the basket.What it didn't miss was the head of the mop guy attempting to clean up court at the other end:(Courtesy of Cosby Sweaters)
Back in the grand year that was 1995, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls were the hottest ticket on the planet and everyone wanted to get a piece of "His Airness".At that time, famed Japanese baseball player and future Seattle Mariners star Ichiro Suzuki got a chance to meet Mr. Jordan at the United Center before a game against the Toronto Raptors.Check out Ichiro'...
After showing off his aerial exploits in the 2013 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, Toronto Raptors rookie Terrence Ross athletic ability shouldn't be questioned by many.Back on Sunday night, Ross almost pulled off an impressive 360-degree lay-up against the Cleveland Cavaliers in transition.Watch as Ross misses the whirling dervish play but follows his own miss:
Personally, I've run out of words to describe some of these amazing slam dunks pulled off by the Los Angeles Clippers.To make this simple, I'm going to say this....DeAndre Jordan just dunked on Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight hard.The dunk was so impressive that it caused little kids at Staples Center to freak out:
Looking for the assist of Sunday night in the NBA? We here at That NBA Lottery Pick have it for you to view.It happened in the second quarter of Magic/76ers game as Orlando's Tobias Harris dishes an impressive behind-the-back assist to Nikola Vucevic for an easy slam dunk:
Nearing the end of the first half between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade pulled off two consecutive baskets worth noting.Watch as LeBron soars to the rack for a right-handed stuff and subsequently seconds later, Dwyane Wade comes up with a steal that leads to a buzzer beating jumper:
It wouldn't be a week here at That NBA Lottery Pick without a couple of high-flying slam dunks by Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin.During Sunday night's first half against the Detroit Pistons, Griffin had two spectacular dunking efforts including this nice alley-oop from Caron Butler:Only a couple of seconds later, watch as Blake juggles the ball but throws down the...
Normally, Denver Nuggets coach George Karl is a pretty calm individual during NBA games but last night against the Minnesota Timberwolves, a charging call against the Nuggets drew the ire of George.It happened in the third quarter of play as Denver's Ty Lawson was called for an offensive foul during a collision with Minnesota's Ricky Rubio.From Karl's viewpoint, it appears...
The best assist from Saturday night in the NBA came from Phoenix Suns rookie Kendall Marshall against the Houston Rockets.In the second quarter, Marshall found teammate Jared Dudley for a backdoor lay-up as he dished the ball between-the-legs of Houston center Omer Asik:
We all know that through the magic of television, bloopers made during commercial shoots and television shows are usually left on the cutting room floor.The fine folks over at Capital One decided to reveal some of the blunders made by actor Alec Baldwin and TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley during a recent commercial shoot called "Bleacher Banter":For those of you who didn...
Via Reggie Miller's twitter account, comes this gem-of-a-photo showing Reggie rocking his TNT cohost Shaquille O'Neal's gigantic suit jacket.With this glorious flick of Reggie in a Shaq suit jacket (a Shaquet, dare I say?) as a foundation to build upon, will someone please snap a picture of Nate Robinson wearing a Yao Ming suit jacket?
Apparently, LeBron James is using the power of Twitter for good this week by posting this unique picture of his sons, Bronny and Brice.The below photo shows their brand-new haircuts reminiscent of "Kid N' Play":(Courtesy of Larry Brown Sports)
We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love long-distance shots and during last night's Memphis Grizzlies/Cleveland Cavaliers game, Cleveland's Alonso Gee dialed up an impressive one.With less than a second to go in the first quarter of play, Alonso took the inbounds pass and heaved it from past half-court.Watch as the shot hits nothing but net:
As part of his new shot on TruTV called "Upload with Shaquille O'Neal", the former NBA big man is making some pretty hilarious sketch comedy clips.In the below videos, Shaq reveals his secret auditions for the classic hot movies, Brokeback Mountain and Casablanca:
Back in January, Milwaukee Bucks center Epke Udoh posted this little gem on his Twitter account of wanting to meet actress Betty White.Yesterday, the fine folks over at TV Land's Hot in Cleveland made Epke dream come true and they posted the photos to prove it:
As previously noted on That NBA Lottery Pick, we love trick shots and this effort from Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was pretty spectacular.It was before Wednesday's game against the Sacramento Kings as Curry was practicing his shooting from the tunnel:Your browser does not support iframes.(Courtesy of Players View)
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we featured a post regarding a Foot Locker commercial starring James Harden and Kris Humphries called "Entourage".Well, the fine folks over at Foot Locker decided to release an alternate ending to that commercial which can be seen below:Huh, I wonder what Kris wanted to use the time machine for?
In another edition of "That's So JaVale", check out the Nuggets center showing off his signature skills by pretending to sign a ball after a block attempt.To keep up with JaVale's classy demeanor, he even hands the ball to the referee:(Courtesy of @Cjzero)
In this week's edition of "That's So JaVale", the Nuggets center decided to deny Los Angeles Clippers Lamar Odom an easy basket in the first quarter of Thursday night's Clippers/Nuggets affair.Watch as McGee climbs the imaginary and blocks Odom's slam dunk attempt:
In the first quarter of Thursday night's Oklahoma City Thunder/New York Knicks game, Thunder forward Serge Ibaka took a shot from New York's Amare Stoudemire on the chin.As Stoudemire tried to back Ibaka down, Amare inadvertently whacked him in the face and sent the OKC big man down for a period of time:
Missed lay-ups happen all the time in the NBA but during Thursday night's Oklahoma City Thunder/New York Knicks game, OKC star Russell Westbrook had an epic miss.After stealing the ball from Knicks guard Raymond Felton, Westbrook appeared to have an uncontested lay-up at the other end.That was until his indecision caused him to miss the easy shot:
The newest baby giraffe addition to the Houston Zoo is named after Houston's beloved former big man, Yao Ming. May the legacy continue to live on.In the future, it would be awesome if giraffe Yao could be joined by a series of other animals named after famed Rockets ballers.. can anybody say T-Mac the tiger?(Courtesy of Ball Don't Lie)
I guess you learn something new every day.According to an interview over at GQ, Cavs guard (and former rookie of the year) Kyrie Irving knows all the words to the songs in Rent and enjoys a variety of other musicals. Additionally, Irving apparently buys a ridiculous amount of undies––to the point that they are justifiably deemed disposable. Check out this snippet from the GQ...
'NORTH KOREA JAM'
You knew it was only going to be a matter of time until some intrepid YouTuber would create a basketball video game parody based on the new found friendship of former NBA player Dennis Rodman and North Korea leader, Kim Jong-Un.Let us first thank the fine folks over Official Comedy for this gem and get ready to enjoy the supreme ruler slam it down: