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J.J. Hickson throws down monster dunk on Andre Drummond

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love nasty slam dunks and during tonight’s Denver Nuggets/Detroit Pistons game, Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson unleashed one. In the first quarter of play, watch as Mr. Hickson throws down the nasty slam in the mug of Detroit center Andre Drummond: DYNOMITE! *** Hickson dunks on Drummond [Beyond The Buzzer] Hickson image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben McLemore might do 720 dunk at 2014 All-Star Slam Dunk Contest

With the 2014 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest taking on a whole new team format this year, it appears that Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore is thinking about pulling out an impressive jam for the Western Conference. When speaking to the media in Boston before the Kings-Celtics affair, it appears that McLemore is contemplating doing a 720 dunk: “I’m definitely a high flyer....
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Boris Diaw thinks he figured out what odd food poisoned him

If you happened to be tuned into Thursday’s San Antonio Spurs/Brooklyn Nets game, you might have noticed that Spurs forward Boris Diaw didn’t play. The Spurs listed him out due to the game because of food poisoning and San Antonio Express writer Jeff McDonald tells us the culprit of Boris illness: Boris Diaw says he is over his bout with food poisoning. He blames curdled milk...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin sings along to California Love on Clippers bench

Last night, the Los Angeles Clippers pulled out a convincing win over the Toronto Raptors and it appeared that star Blake Griffin was in the mood to sing/lip-sync on the Clippers bench. Check out the below video which shows Griffin doing a bit of lip-syncing to the Tupac verse of the memorable song “California Love”: So, DeAndre Jordan is Dr. Dre? *** Griffin image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith meets Katie Couric after Knicks game

Thanks to the realm of social networking last night, we learned that Katie Couric is pretty big fan of the New York Knicks and last night, she got the chance to meet J.R. Smith. Check out the below photo that J.R. posted to his Instagram account of him giving Katie a big hug after the Knicks win over the Denver Nuggets: After the game, both of them decided to sign a pair of sneakers...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic mascot proposes to Kate Upton

Just when you thought that the Tobias Harris dunk was the only amazing thing to happen tonight for the Orlando Magic, there was something else having to do with swimsuit model, Kate Upton. Check out the below Twitter image that Upton sporting a rather sizable ring given to her by the Orlando Magic mascot “Stuff”: Thanks @STUFF_mascot for the proposal tonight! Great game! pic...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Magic get slam dunk at buzzer to beat Thunder

If you happen to be looking for a fantastic finish on this Friday night, Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris decided to defeat Oklahoma City in the final waning seconds. With less than fifteen seconds to play, Thunder star Kevin Durant missed a jump shot and Victor Oladipo came up with the ball. Watch as Harris takes the pass for Mo Harkless for the slam and the victory: *** Harris...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Wroten hits shot from 3/4 court against Lakers

In the NBA sometimes luck is on your side where even the craziest shots go down. Philadelphia 76ers point guard Tony Wroten has been on a that type of lucky steak the past couple of games. Tonight, as the Philadelphia 76ers were taking on the Los Angeles Lakers, Wroten threw up a prayer of a shot at the end of the 3rd all the way from 3/4 court: On Wednesday, playing against the...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Nash goes behind the back and lays it in against 76ers

Los Angeles Lakers veteran point guard Steve Nash just returned to action this week, coming off of a long injury. Tonight, Nash is celebrating his 40th birthday today as the Lakers take on the 76ers. In celebration of his return and his birthday, Nash pulled off a vintage move which was reminiscent of him at age 30. He goes behind the back and finishes with a nice scoop shot: Even...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry posterizes Warriors coach Mark Jackson

Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry always is draining tough 3 pointers, but he doesn’t often get the chance in an NBA game to posterize another player. Curry got to live his dream of dunking on somebody with some help from his teammates, as can be seen in the Instagram video below: Welcome to Stephen Curry’s poster, Mark! *** Stephen Curry ‘Posterizes...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Ewing is scared of haunted Milwaukee hotel

One of the thing that I do know about NBA coaches and players is that they stay in plenty of hotels over the years. Recently, former Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy decided to tell a relatively interesting story about former assistant Patrick Ewing and a haunted hotel in Milwaukee to Dan LeBatard: Poor Patrick! *** Ewing image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Bynum: Cavaliers didn't have 'positive energy'

With the Cleveland Cavaliers continuing their epic tailspin, newly-acquired Indiana Pacers center Andrew Bynum was asked about the issues that the Cavaliers had. One of the more notable comments was Bynum stating that he believed that the Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t have positive energy: Bynum addressed the @cavs issues, saying the atmosphere did not promote "positive energy...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Young jokes about egging C.J. Miles house over knee injury

During the Los Angeles Lakers victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, Nick Young suffered a knee injury on a lay-up attempt as Cleveland’s C.J. Miles attempt to block it. Since Swaggy P is a pretty talkative individual, he decided to drop a joke to the fine folks over at the Los Angeles Times about possibly egging C.J.’s crib: “We need to go find C.J. Miles, man...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert surprises 3rd grade class with visit

When I was younger, I always dreamed that an NBA player would come to my grade school class and hang out. Recently, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert made that dream come true for a group of third grade kids at the Paramount School of Excellence in Indianapolis, Indiana. Check out Roy decked out in his school gear learning with the little ones: *** Hibbert image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Paul sings goodbye to Jay Leno on Tonight Show

Last night, Jay Leno had his final night as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” and had star-studded end to the night. Actor Billy Crystal dropped by the show and gave Jay, a special musical tribute that included a cameo from Chris Paul singing, “So Long Farewell”: Nice CP3! *** Paul image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James had doubts during his first season in Miami

In a special interview that will air on Monday night on NBA TV, Miami Heat star LeBron James sits down with Steve Smith to talk about his career in Miami. On the below segments released has LeBron noting the issues that Miami had their first year of the “Big Three” era and shows his doubts on his decision to play with Dwyane Wade: *** James image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Payton still has his Blockbuster card

Let’s be honest folks, we don’t clean out our wallets enough and it appears that former Seattle Sonics guard Gary Payton needs to do clean it out. Check out the below tweet from Fox Sports Live as Charissa Thompson shows off Gary’s old Blockbuster card to the social networking realm: In tonight's edition of "What's in Gary's Wallet?", @CharissaT finds...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Young Gregg Popovich in Biddy All-Star team photo

San Antonio Spurs coach, Gregg Popovich, is regarded as one of the best coaches in all of basketball. Every great basketball mind has to start somewhere, and Popovich no doubtably played ball as a young child. Below is a photo of a young Popovich around the age of 12 in Indiana as a member of the Biddy All-Star team: Gregg Popovich, 1960 (requested @arisports) pic.twitter.com/RMeMkRI8lQ...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley can’t pronounce Jonas Valanciunas during Rising Stars draft

Tonight on NBA on TNT, the Rising Stars Challenge rosters were drafted by the members of the cast Chris Webber, Kenny Smith, Grant Hill, and Charles Barkley. When it came to Charles Barkley’s turn to choose a player, Jonas Valanciunas was his selection, but he struggled mightily to pronounce the Toronto Raptors center’s last name: *** Barkley image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant posts photo of new puppy on Instagram

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love photos of NBA players pets and it appears that there is a new addition in Kevin Durant’s life. Check out the below photo from KD’s Instagram account which shows him holding a new bulldog puppy named “Zo” and get ready to say awwwwww: Cute puppy, KD! *** Durant image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan gets video game chair from gum company

One of the perks of being an NBA players is the free stuff that you might get from companies sponsoring you. Yesterday, Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan got a specially-made video game chair from the fine folks over at 5 Gum. You can check out a photo of DeAndre sitting in the chair below: *** Jordan image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal says that he’s never seen Larry Bird shoot

Later tonight, the NBA All-Star Saturday contestants will be revealed and right now, it is believed that Wizards guard Bradley Beal will be competing in the three-point shootout. Earlier today, Michael Lee of the Washington Post asked Beal if he had seen Larry Bird’s memorable three-point shootout in Chicago back in 1988: Bradley Beal was asked about Larry Bird's memorable...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng accidentally tips-in Derek Fisher three-pointer

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love when NBA players screw up and well, last night Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Gorgui Dieng had a rather forgettable moment against the OKC Thunder. With less than ten seconds to play in the third quarter, the Thunder were trying to set up a last second shot. Thunder guard Derek Fisher took a corner three that was going to fall short until Mr....
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James throws down thunderous slam against Clippers

We all know that LeBron James is an incredible athlete and can effortlessly fly through the air. The power with which James throws down dunk is always a spectacular sight. Mid-way through the 1st quarter of tonight’s Miami Heat/Los Angeles Clippers game, LeBron got the pass from Chris Bosh and took off in route to throwing down a nasty slam dunk: *** James image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Amare Stoudemire posterizes Meyers Leonard with nasty dunk

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love poster dunks and only a few moments ago, New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire decided to turn back the clock against Portland. Watch as he takes the pass from J.R. Smith and throws down the nasty slam dunk in the grill of second-year Meyers Leonard: Nasty dunk, bro! *** Amare image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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