Despite Carmelo Anthony’s 62 point performance, there were other notable moments from Friday night’s NBA games.
If you happen to be looking for the assist of the night, Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo delivered it to Tobias Harris against the Los Angeles Lakers:
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Many notable players have had big games at Madison Square Garden and earlier tonight, New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony etched his name in the record books with 62 points. When asked if he thought that Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan was watching his memorable performance, he replied with the below response: Melo: "I'm sure MJ was watching, since it's his team...
As you might figure, Carmelo Anthony’s 62 point performance against the Charlotte Bobcats will go down in Knicks history as one of the best single player efforts.
After the game, Carmelo noted that during his impressive effort that he tried to sub himself out of the game:
Melo said he tried to sub himself out, but everyone kept telling him to go for it.
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey...
This season, Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love has stuffed the stat sheet on a nightly basis. Now he is stuffing his face with tasty nachos.
Watch Love star in the new Taco Bell XXL Nacho commercial, where they remind us that we aren’t Kevin:
Thanks for the reminder, Taco Bell.
Love image courtesy of Getty Images
Carmelo Anthony is one of the best pure scorers in the NBA today. When Melo gets hot there is no stopping him and it seems as if everything is going to go in the basket.
At the end of an amazing scoring performance in the first half of the New York Knicks/Charlotte Bobcats game, Carmelo Anthony finished off the 2nd quarter with an impression buzzer-beating half-court shot:
An NBA team mascot’s job is to entertain the fans and pump up the crowd. Often mascots do odd and crazy things just to get the attention of the fans, as was the case during tonight’s matchup. Right after the tipoff of Los Angles Clippers/Chicago Bulls game, Clipper guard Darren Collison went to grab the tipped ball, while at the same time Chicago mascot Benny the Bull flew by...
It almost seems like a foregone conclusion that currently Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd will be a member of the Basketball Hall Of Fame.
One of the lingering questions will be what team will he represent in the Hall Of Fame.
Kidd played for Phoenix/New York/Dallas and New Jersey during his lengthy career and when asked about, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban thinks that J-Kidd should...
One of the fun things about attending an NBA game in person is listening to the hometown public address announcer react.
During Wednesday’s Clippers/Bobcats game, Charlotte PA announcer Big Pat broke his trademark “No No NO” for a travel against an opposing team.
The only problem was that Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts was the one doing the traveling and caused Big Pat to stop...
Recently, the fine folks over at Forbes released a list of estimated values of NBA teams and the Dallas Mavericks came in at about 765 million dollars.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban felt that the team was undervalued according to the Dallas Morning News and it appears that Cuban would sell his beloved franchise for the right price:
“They’re way too low,” he said.
So if somebody...
So far, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Anthony Bennett hasn’t exactly lived up to expectation as the overall number one pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Last night, Fox Sports Live’s Gary Payton decided to speak to Bennett during his “Glove Actually” segment and well, he decided to tell him to get in shape:
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In another instance of New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith being J.R. Smith, he recently talked to the New York Post about the team’s defensive coaching scheme.
For the direct quote from Mr. Smith, the whole concept of defense isn’t exactly his area of expertise:
Asked his view of Woodson’s defensive system, Smith said: “That’s really not my area of expertise. I’m more of...
With the Miami Heat playing tonight, we here at That NBA Lottery Pick kinda knew that LeBron James would have at least one notable dunk.
Check out this impressive effort that happened during the third quarter of play as LeBron decided to go coast-to-coast with a nasty one-handed dunk:
Nice dunk, LBJ!
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We all know that the realm of the NBA can be a contact sport at times and in this clip from tonight’s Miami Heat/Los Angeles Lakers game, LeBron James took a pretty big shot to the face.
In the first quarter of play, Lakers rookie Ryan Kelly was trying to stop LeBron James on a transition attempt.
Watch as Kelly’s elbow hits LeBron in the face but James gets the last laugh as...
During tonight’s NBA All-Star Starters selection show on TNT, Shaquille O’Neal and the Turner Sports crew were debating whether or not numbers mattered in All-Star selection.
One of the examples brought up within the argument was Dennis Rodman and during his time, Shaq decided to state that Rodman didn’t put up big numbers as noted by Real GM’s Andrew Perna:
Shaq just said...
In case you didn’t know already, the TNLP offices are located in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon and well, we’ve been to Powell’s Books a couple of times.
Recently, Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez decided to give a quick video tour of the biggest bookstore in North America:
Oh man, that Sci-Fi section…
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As we near the halfway point of the NBA season, there are plenty of notable candidates for NBA Coach Of The Year.
One of them is Phoenix Suns head man Jeff Hornacek and it appears that he has one high-profile NBA name backing him.
Check out the below tweet from Lakers legend Magic Johnson:
Coach Jeff Hornacek of the Phoenix Suns should win the NBA's Coach Of The Year award!
In an alternate universe where basketball doesn’t exist, it is very possible that many NBA players would be doing other things with their lives.
Today, Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic got the chance to hang out with Southwest Airlines as a baggage handler.
Check out the below photo of Goran hanging out with bags:
Don't worry, @Goran_Dragic doesn't have a new job. He just...
Only a few moments ago, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant decided to do an impromptu Twitter Q&A session.
One of the first questions that he answered was about a new monicker given to him by NBA fans, “The Slim Reaper”:
I like KD better RT @BuatsRovert: @KDTrey5 thoughts on slim reaper as a nickname?
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) January 23, 2014
I’ll trust KD on this...
Yesterday here on That NBA Lottery Pick, we posted the failed aerial attempt by Andrea Bargnani as he attempted to throw down on two Philadelphia 76ers players.
Now, thanks to SB Nation, we have the ultimate remix of Andrea Bargnani and R Kelly’s hit joint “I Believe I Can Fly” in one video:
BEST THING EVERRRRRRR!
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Over the last 72 hours, the most notable name in the realm of sports had to be Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.
After his memorable rant at the conclusion of the NFC Championship game, many people took to the Internet to voice their displeasure.
Earlier today, Miami Heat LeBron James took to the Interweb to tweet some support to Richard:
I don't know one "thug...
During last night’s OKC Thunder/San Antonio Spurs game, there was a funny moment when a mini scrum broke out after a loose ball and referee Mike Callahan got stuck on top of Derek Fisher.
As you might figure, the Interwebs got ahold of that clip and well, I think I’ll never feel the same about Ginuwine’s “Pony” ever again:
Fisher ride gets Pony remix [Next Impulse...
The former 1 pick in the NBA draft, Andrea Bargnani always has been known for his shooting ability. But no one has ever looked at the 7 foot Italian as being an incredible athlete.
In the 3rd quarter of the New York Knick/Philadelphia 76er game, Bargnani drove into the lane with the idea of throwing it down. Watch his epic dunk fail:
Bargnani image courtesy of Getty Images
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has a reputation for being rude and sarcastic when doing TV interviews during games. Apparently, other coaches around the league have picked up on Popovich’s antics, and feel bad for the reporters having to interview the Spurs coach.
As Heather Cox interviewed Thunder Coach Scott Brooks in between the 1st and 2nd quarter, Brooks wished Cox...
New York Knick guard J.R. Smith’s season has been surrounded by controversy and lack of professionalism with scandals such as the shoe untying incidents. Maybe after how the season has gone, Smith feels the need to change his public image.
During halftime of tonight’s Knicks/76ers game, as a young girl from the Garden of Dreams Foundation sang and played guitar in front of thousands...
Over the years on the CBS show “Survivor”, they have had Super Bowl winning coached, NL MVP’s and a former member of the Dallas Cowboys. Now, the first NBA player to ever appear on the reality show will be on the upcoming 28th season and that man is former Portland Trail Blazers forward Cliff Robinson. We get more details from the folks over at KATU: Former Portland Trail Blazers...