As previously noted here on That NBA Lottery Pick, Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons made an appearance during today’s University of Florida/University of Connecticut NCAA Men’s Final Four basketball game in Dallas.
As you might figure, Dwight decided to do a little bit of social networking during that period of time and check out Dwight/Chandler hanging out in the University...
In case you didn’t know already, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is at the Final Four in Dallas with fellow teammate Chandler Parsons.
During the UCONN-Florida Final Four game, Howard was shown on AT&T Stadium massive scoreboard and well, the reaction was unanimous according to CBS Sports Gregg Doyel:
Scoreboard shows Dwight Howard, and all four fan bases are united: booooooos...
In case you might have forgotten, Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons went to the University of Florida and he is in attendance for tonight’s Florida/UConn NCAA Men’s Final Four basketballgame in Dallas.
He was eventually tracked down by TNT sideline reporter James Bates and Chandler’s special orange-and-blue sneakers got held up for all the world to see:
Gator alum James...
During last night’s double overtime affair against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat star LeBron James missed a key free throw in the second overtime that kept T’Wolves in the game to eventually win it.
Earlier today, LeBron decided to poke a little fun at himself by posting the below Instagram video which shows his son Bryce draining a free throw during a youth game.
Kids at home, LeBron James is still trolling us with the infamous Pharrell hat after wearing it during a postgame interview on Friday night.
Check out the below photo that he posted to his Instagram account which shows him wearing the hat next to mounted heads of a deer and a ram:
LeBron James image courtesy of Getty Images
Just when you thought that we had finally avoided Pharrell Williams infamous Grammy hat style for the last time, LeBron James decided to don one during postgame interview after Miami’s double overtime loss to the Timberwolves.
Check out the below photo from the Twitter account of ESPN’s Michael Wallace which shows LeBron wearing the sizable hat:
LeBron goes with the Pharrell...
There are few people in today’s NBA that can soar like Phoenix Suns forward Gerald Green and well, he showed that he can even take his own alley-oops.
In the third quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers, Green decided to throw an off-the-backboard alley-oop to himself and well, it was plain nasty!:
Green image courtesy of Getty Images
Just when you thought that NBA players had run out of locations to take selfies, Denver Nuggets JaVale McGee provided us with a unique location.
Check out the below airplane cockpit selfie that McGee took while the Nuggets traveled to Houston for Sunday game:
McGee image courtesy of Getty Images
We all know that Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka is pretty good at blocking shots and during tonight’s Rockets-Thunder affair, he denied James Harden.
Check out the swat of Harden attempt at a jam late in the second quarter of play at the Toyota Center:
Ibaka denies Harden dunk [Anthony Slater]
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If you happen to be looking for the alley-oop of Friday night in the NBA, we have it here for you at That NBA Lottery Pick.
It happened during the Jazz-Pelicans game as Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans skies for the alley-oop jam and keep an eye on where he catches the ball:
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Before an NBA game starts the fans slowing make their way into the stadium filling it up into the tens of thousands.
Tonight at the Portland Trail Blazers/Phoenix Suns game at the Moda Center, the fans weren’t the only thing that made their way in to watch the game. A small bird somehow found its way in, and landed on the court during a timeout:
#blazers put a bird on it. Landed...
These days, everyone wants a nice pair of sneakers and well, some NBA fans go beyond the call of duty to get some game-worn kicks.
Listen to this fan attending tonight’s Memphis-Denver game as Randy Foye steps to the free throw line and the boisterous fan asks for his game-worn kicks:
Fan asks for Foye’s Sneakers [@CJZero]
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When Amare Stoudemire was in Phoenix earlier in his career he was one of the best dunkers in the league. Now as a member of the Knicks, Stoudemire has been decimated by injuries that have taken much of his athleticism.
Tonight in Madison Square Garden, the fans got to see vintage Stoudemire as he threw down a poster dunk on Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat:
Most of the time highlights are dunks or buzzer-beaters, but sometimes a pass is so spectacular that it outshines the resulting basket.
Kevin Love is the man of the long outlet pass, and tonight against the Miami Heat, he did it again with a full court pass over LeBron James’s head for a Corey Brewer dunk:
Kevin Love full court outlet pass vs Heat [gifdsports]
Love image courtesy...
Tonight’s Toronto Raptors-Indiana Pacers game had a playoff-type atmosphere and there was some heated tension on the court after a confrontation between Paul George/John Salmons.
It happened after the two got tangled up with each other and Salmons decided to separate himself from George by pushing him in the back.
Watch as Paul gets in Salmons grill after the push:
New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been known as a high volume shooter often taking bad shots over the correct pass, but recently he has shown an improved ability to dish out the dimes.
Tonight during halftime of the Washington Wizards/New York Knicks game, J.R. demonstrated his unselfishness once again by assisting on a incredible basket made by a little kid during a halftime...
We here at That NBA Lottery Pick are fans of people proposing at NBA games and earlier tonight, one male Raptors fan decided to pop the question during a stoppage of play.
The man’s girlfriend was none the wiser since she believed that she being brought on stage to play a game of “Spin to Win”
Check out the below reaction to the unveiling of the ring and her boyfriend’s proposal...
There has been a recent trend over the past couple years of NBA players becoming more fashion forward. Many players appear to enjoy wearing trending clothing to and from games.
Tonight before the Houston Rockets/Oklahoma City Thunder matchup, Kevin Durant made a statement when he walked into the arena wearing what can’t be described otherwise as a very interesting hoodie:
Like any fan base the New York Knicks fans can be hard to please. They expect winning and excellence, and thus have accepted new President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson with open arms because of his reputation and results as a winning coach.
On Tuesday night at halftime against the Brooklyn Nets, Nick Cannon of America’s Got Talent was shooting a promo. The Knicks fans...
Since we are less than two weeks away from the start of the NBA playoffs, the Internet will soon be filled with unique mash-up trailers for the NBA’s second season.
The latest is this unique “Game of Thrones”-inspired trailer which might get you pumped up for the playoffs just like for the Battle of Oxcross:
This trailer has been deemed worthy!
Game of Thrones NBA playoffs...
We all know that former NBA player Charles Barkley is always willing to speak his mind and well, he did just that during an interview with late night host Conan O’Brien.
One of the topic that Conan posed to Barkley was about his legendary tipping and when asked the cheapest tippers, Michael Jordan’s name came up in discussion:
Never change Chuck, never change….
It seems that almost everyone these days is doing the “Nae Nae” dance and the latest NBA to attempt it is Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade.
Check out the below video that Wade posted to his Instagram account of him doing the dance and well, he does an okay job at it:
You win this round, D-Wade!
Wade image courtesy of Getty Images
For the final run of Conan O’Brien’s Dallas-based show, he invited NBA legend Charles Barkley to talk some college/professional hoops.
One of the sidebars for the conversation was Barkley’s dislike of Shaquille O’Neal and Conan gave him the opportunity to hit some Shaq golf balls into the crowd:
Nice job, Chuck!
Charles Barkley hits Shaq golf balls [Team Coco]
New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has had a roller coaster of a season where early on he was suspended and played horribly, but now is riding a hot shooting streak.
J.R. appears to be turning his game around at the right time with focus and effort. But tonight Smith’s biggest focus was not basketball, but with jealous guys, and he went on a Twitter rant telling all about his frustrations...
We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love nasty slam dunk and just a few moments ago, Russell Westbrook threw down an impressive reverse.
After a San Antonio turnover, Westbrook went the length of the court and throws down the impressive reverse jam with two hands:
Westbrook reverse dunk vs. Spurs [@gifdsports]
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