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Derrick Williams throws down monster dunk against Pacers

Since moving from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Sacramento Kings, Derrick Williams has become a highlight machine for Sacramento. During tonight’s Kings/Pacers game in Indiana, Williams decided to show off his aerial antics as he soars for this two-handed jam in the second quarter of play: Nice move, Mr. Williams… *** Williams image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Barack Obama jokes about Miami Heat players yelling at Mario Chalmers

One of the best running memes in the NBA today is Miami Heat players yelling at point guard Mario Chalmers. (It inspired a Tumblr page) During today’s trip to the White House, United States president Barack Obama decided to crack a joke about that fact during his speech before taking the picture with the championship team: Don’t worry Mario, POTUS got your back! *** Chalmers...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat present Barack Obama with black championship trophy

Today, the Miami Heat visited the White House in Washington D.C. to meet with United States president Barack Obama about their championship win from 2013. The Heat organization decided to present Mr. Obama with a facsimile Larry O’Brien trophy that was inscribed with players names in an all-black look. Check out the image of the trophy in the below Instagram images: Pretty cool...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

JaVale McGee asks Marlon Wayans on Twitter about next movie

Since JaVale McGee is still recuperating from an injury, he has a bit of free time on his hands to focus on the realm of social networking. Less than fifteen minutes ago, actor Marlon Wayans decided to start a live Twitter Q&A and JaVale decided to ask him a question about it: “@MarlonWayans: IM live tweeting answering questions ROGHT NOW!!!!” WHEN U GONE PUT ME N YO NEXT...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Barack Obama burns Miami Heat fans with joke to media

In less than an hour, the Miami Heat will be visiting the White House and President Barack Obama to celebrate their championship victory from last season. Before the start of the ceremony, Barack decided to poke some fun at the Miami media covering the event by dishing a burn at Heat fans who left early from game six of the 2013 NBA Finals: President Obama opened his speech by telling...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson simulates Pacers upcoming games on NBA 2K14

I have a sinking suspicion that most of you who happen to read this website probably play video games and have picked up a copy of NBA 2K14 to play with your favorite players. As you might figure, NBA players play the 2K Sports simulation of the NBA and thanks to this nugget from Pacers.com writer Scott Agness, we learn that Lance Stephenson simulates his team’s upcoming games...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz mascot dances with referee Mark Ayotte

If you happen to be a fan of dance parties, this post here on That NBA Lottery Pick might be the post for you. During a stoppage of play in the fourth quarter of last night’s Jazz/Nuggets affair, Utah Jazz Bear decided to show off his smooth moves with referee, Mark Ayotte. The two did a little bit of dancing and well, there was some twerking: *** Jazz Bear image courtesy of Getty Images
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Rajon Rondo hints at return on Twitter with seconds tweet

With the news that Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo was thinking about a return to the team before the All-Star Break, Rondo might have given away his return on the realm of Twitter. Check out the below tweet which he just sent off only an hour ago: 29,233,380 secs — Rajon Rondo (@RajonRondo) January 14, 2014 The total amount of seconds listed in the tweet is the exact amount...
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Ty Lawson stars in Nuggets skit to campaign for All-Star votes

As the NBA All-Star game nears in February, many players are campaigning for votes. Some of the player’s teams are helping in the campaign by creating videos that show why their best player should make the All-Star game. The Denver Nuggets produced a video to show how important point guard Ty Lawson is to the organization and why he should be an All-star. Lawson does more for Denver...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gerald Green throws down double pump reverse fastbreak dunk

In 2007, Gerald Green showed the NBA world in the dunk contest his fantastic ability to get up and throw down special dunks, but now in 2014, he never misses an opportunity to show off his hops during game action. Tonight as the Phoenix Suns took on the New York Knicks, Green stole the ball to start a one man fastbreak and finished with a sweet dunk: *** Green image courtesy of Getty Images
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New York Knicks fan has Patrick Ewing leg tattoo

Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we’ve posted some pretty legendary tattoos featuring current NBA players and legends of the game. In this post, one New York Knicks fan decided to pay the ultimate tribute to legendary Knicks center Patrick Ewing with leg ink: That’s just impressive… *** Knicks fan has Ewing leg tat [Ball Is Life] Ewing image courtesy of Getty Images
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Photo: Gheorghe Muresan dwarfs 6-10 Marcin Gortat

There are few people in today’s society that are taller that 7-foot Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat and one of those men is former Washington center Gheorghe Muresan. The former NBA big man stands at an astounding 7’7 and check out the below photo of the two that was posted to Marcin’s Instagram account: Man, Marcin looks super tiny! *** Gortat image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Bird untied Chuck Person’s shoe during NBA playoff game

With J.R. Smith causing people to be concerned with NBA players untying opponent’s shoes, the latest work by Jack McCallum gives us an example that J.R. wasn’t the only man to do it. Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird did as well. Check out the below excerpt tracked down by Deadspin in McCallum’s new book about the 1990-91 Boston Celtics season called “Unfinished Business”...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBroning is the new hot meme to do

Just when you thought that you had learned of every new meme, something called Lebroning has come to light. The act of LeBroning thanks to Buzzfeed is pretending to flop like LeBron James and below are just a couple of examples: *** LeBron image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson didn’t tell Evan Fournier about seeing Wolf of Wall Street

Thanks to the crazy realm of social networking, we can now know what our favorite NBA players are doing at any time. Last night, Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson decided to go see “Wolf of Wall Street” and decided to let his Twitter followers know about it. Bout to see this wolf on Wall Street .. Who's seen it — Ty Lawson (@TyLawson3) January 13, 2014 After a minute or two...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilt Chamberlain thought someone would poison his in-game soda

Over the years, I’ve heard some pretty crazy stories about legendary center Wilt Chamberlain but this one that came courtesy of University of Memphis head coach Josh Pastner is an epic one. Recently, Pastner was in the Philadelphia-area to take face Temple University and one story that caught the eye of The 700 Level’s Nick Menta was this story about Pastner’s father (who used...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmer Fredette denies Ray McCallum’s high five attempt

As noted here on That NBA Lottery Pick, NBA players sometimes leave their teammates hanging on high five attempts. The latest comes to us from Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette who accidentally left teammate Ray McCallum hanging on the bench during tonight’s Kings/Cavaliers game: *** Jimmer leaves McCallum hanging [@CrabDribbles] Jimmer image courtesy of Getty Images
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago-area pastor uses J.R. Smith in his sermon

With all of J.R. Smith’s crazy antics over the couple of weeks, it would make sense for a pastor to use it to teach a life lesson. Thanks to Reddit NBA user CZbwoi, we learn that a pastor at the Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago decided to use J.R. antic’s in his sermon: I went to one of the Harvest Bible Chapel churches in the Chicago area this morning and at the start of the...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

JaVale McGee’s spy rover video is hilarious

Yesterday, Nuggets center JaVale McGee graced the internets with the presence of a home-filmed hilarious Instagram video starring his dogs and a remotely-controlled spy rover. As a brief recap, McGee utilized the night vision technology of his spy rover to scare the “BALLS” off of his dogs. Check this out for yourself below: *** McGee image courtesy of Getty images.
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry breaks Shaun Livingston’s ankles

Nets point guard Shaun Livingston should probably set up an orthopedist appointment soon, because his ankles just got BROKEN by none other than Kyle Lowry during today’s Brooklyn-Toronto game. Feast your eyes on Lowry’s epic behind-the-back shimmy/pass combination in the video posted below: *** Lowry image courtesy of Getty images.
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Taj Gibson posterizes Bismack Biyombo with huge dunk

During today’s Chicago-Charlotte game, high-bounding forward/center Taj Gibson absolutely posterized an ill-fated Bismack Biyombo with a massive slam at the beginning of the 2nd quarter. Video courtesy of the good people at beyondthebuzzer.com, check this highlight out for yourself below: *** Gibson image courtesy of Getty images.
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Dwyane Wade had sneaker birthday cake for his 32nd birthday

Unless you happened to be a close friend of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, I’m going to bet that you didn’t get an invite to D-Wade lavish 32rd birthday party. Not only did D-Wade celebrate his party on a yacht called “Way of Wade” but he got a rather awesome birthday cake with his trademark shoes on them from Miami’s own Divine Delicacies: *** Wade image courtesy of Getty Images
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Dwight Howard blocks Wizards mascot’s shot during rain delay

Earlier tonight on That NBA Lottery Pick, we noted that the Washington Wizards/Houston Rockets game had a rain delay and as you might figure, players had to find a way to pass the time. During the delay, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard got to shoot some hoops with little kids and also got the opportunity to deny a shot from the Wizards mascot: Your browser does not support iframes...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaq rides a Zamboni at Panthers-Devils NHL game

At New Jersey’s Prudential Center amid tonight’s Florida Panthers-New Jersey Devils matchup, hockey fans were able to catch a glimpse of none other than Shaquille O’Neal sitting atop a zamboni. Check this hilarious photo out, below courtesy of NHL writer Dan Rosen’s Twitter account: Shaq on a Zamboni. pic.twitter.com/Wq3kQp297Q — Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) January 12, 2014...
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Rockets-Wizards game delayed by rain

According to the Associated Press, the Verizon Center (the Wizards’ home arena) has acquired a leak in its roof. Presenting itself via visible water droplets on the court in the second quarter with 11:51 to go, this untimely leakage halted play for a few minutes…players responded by promptly taking part in an impromptu warm-up shot session. *** Wall image courtesy of Getty images.
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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