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WATCH: Gerald Green throws down long-range alley-oop

Phoenix Suns guard Gerald Green is one of the best high-flying players in the NBA. Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried also can dunk with the best of them. Tonight, as the Suns took on the Nuggets both players were involved in a play where Green caught an alley-lop and gave Faried a taste of his own medicine: *** Green image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks Vine account is trolling Miami Heat fans

With the Miami Heat in town, the fine folks over at the Dallas Mavericks Vine account decided to have some fun at the expense of Miami fans. Check out the below two videos which shows Heat fans getting mocked in under seven seconds or less: *** Heat Fans image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace visits Memphis hotel where Dr. Martin Luther King died

The New York Knicks are in Memphis to face the Grizzles tonight. Memphis is the location of the hotel where Dr. Martin Luther King was shot and ultimately passed away in 1968. Knicks forward Metta World Peace took the time during his short stay in Memphis to visit the landmark for the civil rights leader as seen in the Instagram photos below: *** Peace image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard slams off-the-wall windmill dunk

This year’s Slam Dunk Contest left many people disappointed because the lack of excellent dunks and the odd, new format. Dwight Howard has won the Dunk Contest in the past and if he was in this season’s probably would have added the much needed excitement. Here, the Houston Rockets center, just days after the competition, is seen throwing a off-the-wall windmill dunk which would...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

John Wall loses bet and must wear Florida onesie

The backcourt of the Washington Wizards starts two players that came from SEC universities. John Wall is from Kentucky and Bradley Beal is from Florida. The two teammates made an odd wager over the outcome of the Wildcats/Gators game of last Saturday. The loser of the bet has to wear a footed pajama onesie of the opposing school. Florida won the game which meant that Bradley Beal...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James compares winning to ice cream in GQ article

If you happen to come along this month’s issue of GQ, you might have seen Miami Heat star LeBron James on the cover. Within the magazine, there is an in-depth article about James career in the NBA and a rather memorable quote of what he compares winning to: "Winning is my drug. Winning is my ice cream." – @KingJames: http://t.co/Myk1URl8J3 — GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) February...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The First Ever TNLP Podcast – Episode 1

If you happen to be looking for the latest and greatest new NBA podcast, you finally come to the right place. Check out the new TNLP podcast with Ben Chew/Nathan Fink and topics today include a recap of NBA All-Star Weekend, NBA Trade Deadline news, and other fun facts. So, grab chair and put the earbuds in, it’s time to go on a journey: *** Kyrie Irving image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard does squats with fitness model Jen Selter

We all know that Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is always on his game playing for the Houston Rockets put did you know, he has some serious squat game as well. Check out the below tweet set out by fitness model Jen Selter which shows the duo bending over and doing a simple squat: @DwightHoward on his squat game #adidasintheQuarter pic.twitter.com/i2FflM5Gh4 — Jen Selter ...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond catches Peyton Siva singing in Vine clip

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love it when NBA players get to work on their vocal skills and thanks to Mr. Drummond, we know that one of his teammates has some golden pipes. Check out Andre filming Peyton Siva doing a little bit of singing in the car to “I’ll Be There” and listen to the docile tones on this one: *** Drummond image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets players have dance party in locker room

Without a doubt, the team that probably has the most epic dance-offs has to be the Houston Rockets and thanks to the Instagram of Chandler Parsons, we have video of one. Check out this incredible dance party which features appearances from Dwight Howard and Aaron Brooks who wears very stylish towel on his head: Dance Party… *** Rockets huddle image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons shot fake mix is incredible

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love YouTube mixes of NBA athletes doing what they do and in this post, Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons is center stage. One of the noted abilities that Parsons has used over his short NBA career is the shot fake and in the below YouTube clip, over four minutes of Parsons pump fakes can be seen: Truly great, if you ask me… *** Parsons...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah says Jenny McCarthy is ‘Hottest Woman Of All Time’

We all know that Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is the type of individual that isn’t afraid to speak his mind and what we learned about Chicago’s big man is that he loves Jenny McCarthy. Recently, an article written by Sam Smith of Bulls.com, Sam reveals the fact that Joakim called Jenny, “The Hottest Woman Of All-Time”. Noah also doesn’t play NBA video games but plays...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade surprises high school basketball team with new locker room

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick always love a heart-warming story or three and the fine folks over at Gatorade helped team up with Dwyane Wade to provide us with one. Riverdale High School in New Orleans was in need of a brand-new locker room for it’s boys’ basketball team and Gatorade stepped in to re-do the locker rooms. What makes the surprise even more memorable is the fact...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan audio outtakes of Gatorade commercial, ‘Is it in you?’

Since today is Michael Jordan’s 51st birthday, we here at That NBA Lottery Pick are feeling a bit nostalgic over MJ’s career. Back in 2010, a YouTube video surfaced of Michael Jordan practicing for a Gatorade commercial with the trademark line, “Is it in you?”. Check it out below and well, there were many takes: *** Jordan Gatorade outtakes [Next Impulse Sports] Jordan image...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving hugs his dad after winning NBA All-Star MVP

On a Sunday night full of stars, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving shined the brightest by scoring 31 points and dishing out 14 assists to collect the 2014 NBA All-Star Game MVP. After Irving received his MVP award, he was walking down the Smoothie King Center corridor and got a nice hug from his father, Drederick Irving: UNCLE DREW! *** Irving image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James stars as ‘Judge James’ in Powerade commercials

If you happen to be looking for the latest advertising campaign that stars Miami Heat’s LeBron James, well…you have come to the right post. Recently, LeBron teamed up with the fine folks over at Powerade to put together a series of commercial where LeBron plays a judge deliberating over street ball disputes. Below are just some of the best ads: *** James image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard mocks James Harden over All-Star patches

As previously noted here on That NBA Lottery Pick, this year’s crop of All-Stars got patches on their warm-up uniforms. Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard decided to show off his patches to NBA cameras at the event and decided to clown his teammate James Harden over the lack of patches on his warm-up: Man, trolling your own teammate, that cold, D-12! *** Howard image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James hits elbow on backboard after missed All-Star dunk

It’s not often that you see LeBron James miss a dunk but this one during tonight’s NBA All-Star game is just crazy. Watch as Eastern Conference teammate Paul George tries to toss him the alley-oop and LBJ ends up missing it by accidentally hitting his elbow on the backboard: Just…I don’t know…what to say… *** LeBron image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James throws down windmill alley-oop at 2014 NBA All-Star Game

The NBA All-Star is a time for players to show off what makes them special. The biggest stars have always come out for the event from Michael Jordan to Kobe Bryant to now LeBron James. In the 1st quarter of the 2014 All-Star game LeBron started off the show by catching an alley-lop and finishing with sweet windmill dunk: *** James image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA players try to guess Craig Sager suit or sofa

TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager has gained a reputation throughout the years of wearing bright and loud suits while reporting during games. Because of this reputation for crazy fashion, TNT asked players to differentiate between close up images of a Craig Sager suit or a sofa: *** Sager image courtesy of Turner Sports
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Nash gets asked for ID by waitress

Los Angeles Lakers veteran point guard Steve Nash just celebrated his 40th birthday only weeks ago. Throughout his career in the NBA, Nash has been a fan favorite and often voted to the All-Star game. This year, however, Nash who has missed much of the year with an injury is not in the star-studded contest. Instead as he was out to eat, Nash got asked a question that a famous NBA...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Craig Sager wears tropical suit during 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend

We all know that Turner Sports reporter Craig Sager is a man of many suits and unless you happened to be in New Orleans for All-Star Weekend, you might have not see what he was wearing. During a segment for NBA’s “Style Guide” television, Craig was being interviewed was wearing a suit that only Craig Sager could pull off: Gah! Easy there, Sager. Eaaaaaaaaasy. pic.twitter.com...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves create Minnesota Timberpuppies video

Looking for some time to kill before the start of the 2014 NBA All-Star Game? Well, the fine folks over at the Minnesota Timberwolves creative team produced a rather cute puppy video called “Minnesota Timberpuppies”. The video essentially puppies playing the roles of the Timberwolves starting five and who knew that puppy Nikola Pekovic was so cute! *** Love image courtesy of Getty Images
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin wants to teach Ben McLemore how to bow

While yesterday’s NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest was a tad shorter than usual, Sacramento Kings rookie Ben McLemore’s notable dunk came when flew over Shaquille O’Neal and was given a crown by Shaq. After the dunk was completed, McLemore and Shaq decided to bow to one another and that caught the eye of Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin: I can teach McLemore how to do the bow...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert compares 2014 Slam Dunk Contest to Hunger Games in tweet

After a rather short All Star Slam Dunk Contest, many irritated NBA fans voiced their opinions of the new format on Twitter and Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert decided to join them. Check out the below tweet where Roy decides to compare this year’s Slam Dunk Contest to the ending of “Hunger Games: Catching Fire”: The end of this year's dunk contest was like the end of "The...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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