As the Boston Celtics look to be on their way to the second round of the 2012 NBA playoffs, star forward Kevin Garnett decided to make an interesting analogy to explain the team's stellar playoff play.He told the folks at Boston's WEEI that the team's success was like baking a cake:“I always like to use baking a cake as an example,” said Garnett. “Nothing’s going...
During last night's game five between the Grizzlies/Clippers, Grizzlies center Marc Gasol stepped on the right sneaker on Blake Griffin causing a shoe malfunction that sent Blake to the sideline.After removing the sneaker, TNT's Jamie Maggio tracked it down and showed to the viewing public that Gasol's foot caused a rip in Blake's Nike shoe:
Last night, the Atlanta Hawks stayed alive in their series against the Boston Celtics and set up a game six in Beantown.After the game, a cameraman was just doing his job of filming players near the locker room when Celtics guard Rajon Rondo spotted him and decided to confront him about filming him.Rondo told him to stop and walked away from it: (Courtesy of Celtics Life)
Before entering the Staples Center for game four of the Clippers/Grizzlies, Clippers guard Nick Young decided to show off his rather colorful shirt.Yep, you could blind people with it:(Courtesy of Deadspin)
Normally, flagrant fouls aren't something we post here on this site but when Wizards center JaVale McGee was fouled by Andrew Bynum during last night's Nuggets/Lakers game five, it gave the term "flagrant foul", a whole new meaning.Watch as Bynum throws McGee to the ground like a rag doll:
I'll be honest, the odds that former Seattle Supersonics star Shawn Kemp would perform any work of Shakespeare was pretty low.However, Kemp teamed up with Seattle Times writer Steve Kelley for a charity performance with the Seattle’s Shakespeare Company to show off his acting range.Sure, he read some of his lines off a paper but the Reign Man can act:(Courtesy of Rant Sports)
Last night, Lakers forward Metta World Peace who is still currently under suspension decided to drop by Conan last night.Metta talked about the elbowing of OKC Thunder star James Harden, his past as Ron Artest, and his criticism of people who criticism him: (Courtesy of Team CoCo)
After the Oklahoma City Thunder swept the Dallas Mavericks, Russell Westbrook was going through the usual postgame interviews when someone from RealGM.com decided to ask if he believed that James Harden was a max contract player.Westbrook didn't really appreciate the question and decided to shutdown that reporter with the old standby, "No more questions for you bro"...
DON'T BE THAT GUY
If you're a diehard NBA fanatic like myself, you have probably met the "bandwagon fan" during your time of fandom. You know the guy who likes the Lakers one year and then the Heat the next?The Memphis Grizzlies decided to do a commercial mocking bandwagon fans and show their mascot "Grizz" laying the smack down on one unsuspecting bandwagoner:
After the Los Angeles Clippers game three victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, Chris Paul decided to bring his son to his postgame press conference.When a reporter asked a question about a certain pass from Paul to Griffin, Chris decided to let his son do a little bit of impromptu acting by showing off his "Blake Face":(Courtesy of A Stern Warning)
We've covered some pretty strange moments here at That NBA Lottery Pick but this moment from last night's Nuggets/Lakers game four is up there.Check out this lady who appears to have had a little bit too much to drink and stumbles from her courtside seat onto the court.She is eventually lead off by security and provided us with this bizarre clip:
Just when you thought that things couldn't get any worse for the Chicago Bulls, this pass by Carlos Boozer in today's 76ers/Bulls game three happens.Watch as Boozer air mails this pass to Kyle Korver in the second quarter and the ESPN broadcast team of Hubie Brown/Mike Tirico decides to rib him for it:
A couple weeks back, Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade was in New York City and got the opportunity to play some pick-up basketball.In the below video clip, Wade joins a small game in the SoHo area and shows off his skills in a game of 3-on-2:(Courtesy of New York Daily News)
A couple weeks ago, the Los Angeles Lakers held a team signing session where certain players autographed memorabalia for charitable organizations and sponsorship events.Below is a time-lapse video of Pau Gasol signing at the event and well, he signed alot:(Courtesy of The Basketball Jones)
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we featured a story about a larger than life foam statue of Miami Heat star Lebron James.Well, it appears that the same company, Primetime Amusements decided to create 18-foot versions of Heat stars, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh to pair with the 18-foot Lebron.Below is the proof of the "Big Three": (Courtesy of With Leather)
For a nation of comic book fans, the Avengers movie premiered nationally on Thursday and it appears that some members of the San Antonio Spurs got a chance to see the flick.Check out Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Tiago Splitter, Cory Joseph, Danny Green, Manu Ginobili, Matt Bonner, Boris Diaw and Patty Mills hanging with some hardcore Avengers fans on Thursday night:(Courtesy of Project Spurs)
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we featured a clip of Miami Heat star Chris Bosh photobombing teammate Lebron James during a postgame interview in game two.Well, Bosh was up to his old tricks after game three of the Heat/Knicks series as he photobombed a Dwyane Wade post game interview:(Courtesy of D Wizzle's World)
Just when you thought that you had seen it all, New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin tweeted out this photo of a replica Fruit Roll-Up jersey that he received.(Courtesy of Midwest Bias)
Earlier in the year, Kobe Bryant was wearing a mask to protect his broken nose and now, it is up for auction on the popular auction site, eBay.The auction itself ends on May the 8th which means you still have a chance to own a piece of Lakers history.The proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation’s Youth Homelessness Initiative.(Courtesy...
SIMMER DOWN NOW
Just when you thought that Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle was a peaceful individual, he decided to have an epic coaching meltdown last night.It happened in the second quarter of last night's game three between the Mavericks/Thunder after a lack of an offensive goal-tending call on Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins sent him into a rage not seen before.Carlisle needed...
As the Miami Heat took a 3-0 series lead against the New York Knicks, one Knicks fan was creative with his anti-Lebron sign.It appears that he photo-shopped Lebron's face on a picture of a balding man and oversized the photo at a local Kinko's.Below are the spoils of his work:(Courtesy of Beer Mug Sports)
We've already shown you the Next Media Animation take on the Amare Stoudemire fire extinguisher situation and now, here is the Indiana Pacers training staff take on it.The below picture was tweeted out by Pacers forward Austin Croshere and it is glorious:(Courtesy of Larry Brown Sports)
As you may figure, once the good folks over at Next Media Animation caught wind of the Amare Stoudemire fire extinguisher punching incident, there would be an awesome video about it.Below is the spoils of their labor:
Over the years, I've seen some pretty interesting celebratory fan photos but this one ranks up their as one of the best.It comes from last night's Clippers/Grizzlies game two as this little Memphis Grizzlies fan got all excited that the team would win game two:Put him in coach, he's got a shooting sleeve on.....
POWER OF PERSUASION
The San Antonio Spurs made quick work of the Utah Jazz in game two of their playoff series as they defeated them handily by the score of 114-83.During the game, Spurs guard Tony Parker had an interesting exchange with head coach Gregg Popovich who wanted to limit him to 29 minutes.Then, Tony P told Popovich that he was rested and to quote him, "I'm 29":