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Detroit Pistons prank Kyle Singler, don't run out of tunnel with him (Video)

Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we featured a clip where the Philadelphia 76ers veterans pranked their rookies last season by not running out of the tunnel with them in a game against the Detroit Pistons.It appears that the Pistons were taking notes as they got second-year man Kyle Singler with the same exact prank last night against the Charlotte Bobcats:(Courtesy of The Victory Formation)
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October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Here's a behind-the-scenes of Jeremy Lin's GQ shoot (Video)

A couple of days ago, we featured excerpts from Jeremy Lin's GQ interview for the upcoming October issue of the popular men's magazine.In this post, check out this video that features a special behind-the-scenes look of Mr. Lin's photo shoot:
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October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Yep, Brian Scalabrine has an ultimate highlight (Video)

Normally when the NBA does highlight compilations, it is usually of stars like LeBron James or Kevin Durant.However back in September, they decided to put together a ultimate highlight of Bulls reserve forward Brian Scalabrine.Check out some of the best highlights of "The White Mamba":
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October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard graces cover of Slam Magazine (Picture)

The latest edition of Slam Magazine was released earlier in the week and the new Lakers big man got to be front and center on the cover.Dwight Howard is the man with the plan and check out his mean mug on issue number 163: (Courtesy of Slam Online)
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October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Chris Paul plays street ball in Shanghai (Video)

One of the great things about the sport of basketball is that professional players can actually play against their fans.Last week, before the Miami Heat's preseason game in Shanghai against the Los Angeles Clippers, Chris Paul faced some streetball players outside of the Nike Huaihai to help promote his new shoe; the "CP3 VI's":After the game, Paul decided to give...
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October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Little kid freaks out over Thaddeus Young dunk (Video)

Back on Thursday, the Philadelphia 76ers took on the Cleveland Cavaliers in a preseason affair that featured a nasty slam dunk from Philly forward Thaddeus Young.Check out the reaction that this young 76ers fan give following the jam:(Courtesy of Sportress of Blogitude)
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October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Shaquille O'Neal sings "When Doves Cry" on Live with Kelly and Michael(Video)

We all know that former NBA center Shaquille O'Neal is one wild and crazy guy but he might have gone off the deep end with this moment from his guest appearance back on Wednesday's episode of "Live with Kelly and Michael".Watch as Shaq sings the classic Prince song, "When Doves Cry" in full costume during "Live's Karaoke-Off":
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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant to open upscale sports bar in Oklahoma City

Many famous NBA players own restaurants or bars and the latest to join the club is Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant.Durant along with the Hal Smith Restaurant Group filed a building permit this week for a $700,000 one-story building that will be about 10,000 feet in total size.The folks over at the Oklahoman got Durant's view on the new business venture:“It’s going...
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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade passes from the floor to LeBron James

During last night's Miami Heat/Detroit Pistons preseason affair, Heat guard Dwyane Wade went beyond the call of duty on this assist.Watch as Wade from his behind throws this pretty pass to LeBron James: 
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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant is not a fan of the new NBA pregame rules

For those of you not in the know, the NBA has set some new pregame rules for the start of the 2012-2013 NBA seasons.The new rules state that players have about 90-seconds to get ready for the tip-off after player introductions or they can called for a delay of game penalty.That has drawn the ire of some star players who have elaborate pre-game rituals and Thunder star Kevin Durant...
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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin in GQ interview, "I wanted to stay with the New York Knicks"

If you happen to pick up this month's issue of GQ magazine, you will see the smiling face of Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin starring back you.In the GQ interview, most of Lin's answers are pretty pedestrian but he does provide some interesting comments about wanting to stay with his last team, the New York Knicks:"You can't ask for a city or a fan base to...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets Brook Lopez went to Comic-Con (Photo)

Back in the 1980's, I'm going to take a guess that many NBA players weren't hitting up their local Comic-Con's.However since we are now in the new millennium, NBA players are now free to roam and enjoy the comic goodness.Check some of the pictures of Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez attending the event on Sunday and geeking out:For those of you thinking that Brook...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeremy Evans swats Ronny Turiaf, dunks on him seconds later (Video)

There are moments in the National Basketball Association where players can get the worst thing happen to them on both ends of the court.During last night's Jazz/Clippers game, Clippers reserve forward Ronny Turiaf had a jump shot swatted by Utah's Jeremy Evans.After collecting the block, Evans dribbled down the court and slammed down a poster dunk on the other end.The victim...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Portland rookie Meyers Leonard throws down dunk on Wilson Chandler

Look for the dunk of the night from last night's NBA preseason action?Check out this alley-oop dunk thrown down by Portland Trail Blazers rookie Meyers Leonard against the Denver Nuggets:
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings new arena is called "Sleep Train Mattress Arena"

Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we mentioned that the Sacramento Kings were looking for a new sponsor for their arena and one of their options was the Sleep Train Mattress company.Well, the deal is now official and the Sleep Train Arena has come into our lives:The Sacramento Kings and Sleep Train Mattress Centers announced Monday they have signed a five-year deal to rename...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Love throws behind-the-back pass to Nikola Pekovic (Video)

We all know that Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is a pretty good passer but check out this behind-the-back effort against Maccabi Haifi.After a Love block, Andrei Kirilenko found Kevin on an outlet pass and that's when the magic happened:
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Love injures right arm after sleeping on it wrong

Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we've talked about some of the more strange injuries that players in the association have suffered.The latest man to be added to the interesting injury list is Timberwolves forward Kevin Love who sat out last Saturday's preseason game against the Chicago Bulls because of an injured arm that was aggravated because he slept on it wrong:Love...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors rookies sing, team dances to "Gangnam Style"

Before every NBA season, rookies and newly-acquired players have to go through the usual rookie hazing.Check out the Golden State Warriors version as they got many of the rookies to sing and dance to Psy's hit "Gangnam Style".  Also may I add, Draymond Green kills "Lean On Me"...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Deron Williams and AJ Price have war of words (Video)

As the NBA preseason rolls on, the Brooklyn Nets faced off against the Washington Wizards at the Barclays Center.Nearing the end of the game, Nets guard Deron Williams was fouled hard by Wizards guard AJ Price while attempting a lay-up.After the foul, both had some words for each other but it looks like D-Will had the last laugh:
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

McJordan barbecue sauce sells for nearly $10,000

Back in the grand year that was 1992, Michael Jordan was the toast of Chicago and in many local area McDonald's, they had a sandwich named after him called the "McJordan".Recently, a gallon of the McJordan barbecue sauce was placed on eBay and just sold for nearly $10,000.We have more from ESPN Chicago from the seller of the item:"I've got quite a bit of McDonald...
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks Ivan Johnson shatters backboard in practice (Picture)

The Atlanta Hawks were going about their normal business during a practice at Butler University before their Monday preseason game against the Indiana Pacers.That was until Ivan Johnson dunk attempt caused a backboard to shatter:(Courtesy of Beyond The Buzzer)
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond dunks on Ersan Ilyasova (Video)

Need a poster dunk to get you through the day?Check out this offering from Detroit Pistons rookie center Andre Drummond from last night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Bucks reserve forward Ersan Ilyasova:
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol talks to reporters about Robert Sacre, doesn't realize Sacre is sitting next to him (Video)

I've seen some pretty interesting postgame interviews over the years but this one from Los Angeles Lakers star Pau Gasol might be all-timer.Gasol was being asked a question about Lakers rookie center Robert Sacre and he answered it.The most interesting part however was that Gasol didn't realize that Sacre was sitting right next to him:
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace kisses hand of female fan during preseason game (Video)

As it has been previously noted on this fine website, I'm a huge fan of Lakers forward Metta World Peace and he was up to his usual antics last night during the Lakers preseason game against the Utah Jazz.In the third quarter, Metta rejected Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward and walked off the court to retrieve the ball.The ball was being held onto by a female fan behind the basket...
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Manute Bol's son is a 6'5 middle school hoops star (Video)

One way you can tell that you're getting old these days is Manute Bol's son is getting ready to start tearing up middle school basketball players.Currently, Bol Bol is a 6'5 middle schooler in Kansas and thanks to the folks over at City League Hoops, here is a quick highlight reel of Bol showing off his game: Just from the video, it looks like that he's got the same...
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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