With the passing of Lakers owner Jerry Buss, there will be one spot open at this year’s World Series of Poker since Buss was an avid player in one of the biggest poker tournaments in the world.
The WSOP Twitter page recently sent out in an invite to Kobe Bryant to play in Buss honor:
Poker misses Dr. Buss. Game. Class. We invite @kobebryant to play in tribute. #sharksvsmamba twitter...
To be honest, most of us would probably freak out if an NBA player fell into our laps during a game and last night during game three of the 2013 NBA Finals, one lucky Spurs fan got the chance to catch Tim Duncan.
Keep an eye on the blonde woman sitting in the lower level as Duncan dives into the stands to save a loose ball and her shocked look upon catching Tim:
Back on Monday, NBA TV debuted a documentary about Julius “Dr. J” Erving called “The Doctor” and the final ten seconds from it shows that the aging doctor can still get up.
Watch as Julius at 63-years-old soars for a one-handed jam with ease:
Julius Erving can still dunk [Point Forward]
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we featured a video of Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert chugging a Gatorade during game seven of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals.
Back on Tuesday, Roy and Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley made an appearance of the hit ESPN show “SportsNation” to participate in a Gatorade drinking contest with host, Charissa Thompson.
So, who won the...
There are few people who ask hard-hitting questions like Jimmy Kimmel’s security guard Guillermo and back on Sunday, he got the chance to travel to Miami, Florida to interview members of both the Spurs and Heat.
Clearly, the best part of the entire video is when Heat star LeBron James ignores Guillermo’s attempt at a interview even after 50 calls of his name:
For last night’s game three edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Gametime, “The Jimmy Kimmel Live Children’s Choir” got a chance to sing some NBA player tweets.
Check out the below videos which feature tweets by Roy Hibbert, Metta World Peace, and Nick Collison:
As time was running down in the first half of game three of the 2013 NBA Finals, Spurs guard Gary Neal continued his hot shooting by draining a buzzer-beating three pointer.
Watch as Mike Breen of ESPN drops his customary “bang call” as the buzzer sounds:
Neal beats buzzer to end first half [Point Forward]
Even great shooters like Miami Heat guard Ray Allen need to practice their shot and before the start of game three of the 2013 NBA Finals, Ray decided to take one of the tunnels of the AT&T Center to practice.
Watch as the man who once played “Jesus Shuttlesworth” take jumpers against a concrete beam:
Ray Allen shoots jumpers at concrete beam [@BuzzFeedSports]
For the San Antonio Spurs fan who brought the crying LeBron James cut-out to game three of the 2013 NBA Finals, we here at That NBA Lottery Pick salute you!
This post has been officially dedicated to “Fan Holding Crying LeBron Sign”….
Fan brings crying LeBron cut-out to 2013 NBA Finals Game 3 [The World of Issac]
Before the start of game three of the 2013 NBA Finals, Miami Heat star LeBron James threw down a rather impressive dunk during the Heat lay-up line.
Watch as LeBron throws the ball off the backboard and puts it home with one-hand:
Before viewing this clip, I didn’t know that Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo was so good at the game, “Connect Four”.
In this clip from “Conversations with Rajon Rondo”, Rondo talks with basketball writer Brian Kamenetzky and ESPN personality, Sal Masekela and shows off that “Connect Four”:
Things I need to remember, “Never Challenge Rajon Rondo to a game of Connect...
With the upcoming release of the Xbox 1 and the Playstation 4, NBA 2K14 will be the first basketball video game coming from the folks at 2K Sports.
Since yesterday was the E3 video game conference, 2K Sports released the below video of LeBron talking to his virtual self aka, “Video Game James” along with some gameplay clips:
Clearly, the next-generation of video games will include...
One of the more memorable blocks from the 2013 NBA playoffs came when Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert shut down a Carmelo Anthony dunk attempt in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Back on Thursday, Roy tweeted the below photo which shows his ownership of two pictures of said block:
Got 2 of these now. 1 from a real good friend here in Indy. The other from the @pacers Def man cave...
THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE
The size difference between comedian Kevin Hart and Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard is an outstanding 1 foot and 9 inches. So, you can understand when “The Roots” drummer Questlove Jenkins attempted to take a photo of the two at Spike TV’s “Guy’s Choice Awards”, that it might be a challenge. Below is the photo that Questlove took and well, Kevin got fully in the shot at least:
Prior to Rafael Nadal winning his 8th French Open Men’s Singles Title at Roland-Garros, Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol decided to pay a visit to the tennis legend.
Check out the below tweet that Gasol posted on his Twitter page of him posing with Nadal and opponent, David Ferrer:
With 2 Greats before the final! Incredible tennis players and amazing guys!! @rafaelnadal @davidferrer87...
While most of the other NBA blogs/websites, do impressive analysis of the Finals games…we here at That NBA Lottery Pick prefer the route of LOLCATZ.
So without further ado, here are the 2013 LOL NBA Finals for game two:
(All Images courtesy of Getty Images/Associated Press Images)
It seems that the only thing that NBA fans want to talk about the day after game two of the NBA Finals is LeBron James epic block on Spurs center Tiago Splitter.
Just when you thought that you had seen every possible angle/audio feed, check out this treatment of the play as audio of WWE’s Jim Ross freaking out gets inserted in:
LeBron Block on Tiago Splitter gets Jim Ross...
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we posted a video clip of 2-year-old trick shot artist Titus Ashby defeating former Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal in a shooting contest.
In this shooting contest, Titus faced off against Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and thanks to a buzzer beater, Kobe was able to survive the embarrassment of being beaten by a 2-year-old:
If you happen to be a fan of Jimmy Kimmel Live, then you know that he has a popular segment called “Celebrities Reading Mean Tweets”.
For his “Jimmy Kimmel Gametime” special, a collection of NBA players and personalities got a chance to read mean tweets about themselves.
Personally, my favorites are Greg Anthony and DeAndre Jordan:
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we noted a unique tweet by Los Angeles Lakers star Metta World Peace using a hamburger analogy for game one of the 2013 NBA Finals.
As you might figure, Metta live-tweeted during game two of the Finals and he used another burger reference:
Miami is bringing the lettuce!!!!!!!!No matter good the spurs burger is, if Miami brings the lettuce , they...
What might possibly be one of the greatest blocks that I’ve ever seen in an NBA Finals game, San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter learned not to go into the paint against LeBron James.
Tiago, just don’t….
Here is another alternate angle of the block from behind the backboard:
Here is LeBron’s reaction to the block:
As we continue to cover the emotions of one LeBron James during game two of the 2013 NBA Finals, LeBron was not too pleased with himself during the third quarter of play.
Watch as LBJ hits himself on the head multiple times in this classic GIF:
LeBron James can’t believe himself [SB Nation]
There might not be a more expressive person in the NBA than Miami Heat star LeBron James and only a few short moments ago, a second quarter foul call caused him to be shocked.
Watch this classic GIF of LeBron reacting to a loose ball foul in the final minute of game two of the 2013 NBA Finals:
LeBron is shocked by foul call [@CJZero]
The first half of the 2013 NBA Finals game two hasn’t exactly had many memorable moments but this LeBron James block is one of those few things.
Watch as Tim Duncan attempt to finger roll a lay-up and gets swiftly denied by a leaping LeBron:
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we featured a short video of Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook lip-syncing to a Taylor Swift song.
Well, Russell is at it again and check out this clip of him singing Taylor’s “Stay Stay Stay”:
Nice jump cut Russell….nice jump cut….