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WATCH: Westbrook throws down alley-oop from Durant

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook make quite a dynamic duo, and they make it difficult for any defense to stop the Thunder offense. When they are both at their best is when they get into the open court and run in the fast break. Tonight during the Oklahoma City Thunder/Sacramento Kings game, the two hooked up in the break as Kevin Durant threw a perfect alley-oop pass ending with...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce thinks new sleeved jerseys are cool

Many NBA players have shared their dislike for the new sleeved jersey style. Recently, LeBron James subtly hinted that the sleeves caused him to shoot poorly. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is set to discuss the new uniform style with various players in the offseason. LeBron may not voice his approval for the sleeves, but apparently Paul Pierce likes them: .@BKNetsbook asked Pierce...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

John Wall steals pass and double pumps for slam against Pacers

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall is one of the most athletic point guards in the NBA. His leaping ability was on full display in the Dunk Contest this season where he won the Dunker of the Night award. Tonight, Wall’s Wizards are at home against the Indiana Pacers. In the first quarter Wall showed us another dunk from his arsenal by stealing an inbounds pass and finishing...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Battier says ‘It would take an act of God’ for him to return next season

Miami Heat veteran Shane Battier has had a long successful NBA career where he made his keep as a solid defender and knock down three point shooter. At the age of 35, he is now in his 14th season. At the end of this season with the Heat, hopefully for him with a championship, Battier say he plans on retiring unless something out of the ordinary happens: Yes. Shane Battier is retiring...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs start new social media fad called ‘frogging’

The San Antonio Spurs have once again been one of the best teams in the NBA. They are currently riding a fifteen game winning streak and appear to be ready to make another deep run in the playoffs. With all this consistent, maybe even redundant, winning on their hands they might need to find another way to entertain themselves. It appears they have done just that by starting a new...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul George stars in Gatorade Fierce commercial

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George has had a quick rise to NBA prominence. Chosen to his second All-Star game this season, George has only needed four years to become one of the best in the world. One thing that comes out of becoming a highly regarded and popular basketball player is endorsements. Watch below as Paul George proves that he has made it big by starring in the new Gatorade...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets fan gives Hakeem Olajuwon autographed ball to little kid

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love pointing out people doing good for others and during last night’s Rockets-76ers, one Rockets fan did a pretty nice deed. During a stoppage of play, the Rockets mascot Clutch got Houston legend Hakeem Olajuwon to sign a ball and tossed it into the stands. A fan (who might be former professional baseball player Tuffy Rhodes) caught ball but instead...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson says he’ll go broke if he keeps getting technicals

Currently, Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson is on the final year of his rookie contract and so far during his time in the league, he’s racked fourteen technicals fouls. Those technicals fouls ended up costing Lance $41,000 in straight cash and it appears that Lance is noticing the hurt. Check out the below quote that he dropped to Pacers.com writer Scott Agness: Stephenson...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Knicks fan cruelty parody infomercial is hilarious

Despite the Knicks only being less than two games out of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt, that didn’t stop this “fan cruelty” infomercial parody from being made. In the style of the ASPCA infomercials about saving animals, this infomercial wants to save Knicks fans who have been cruelly treated in the 2000′s. Hey, they even have their own, “Sera Maglocklan” fronting...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Twitter account wants Knicks fans to thank them

Last night, the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Atlanta Hawks to give themselves some cushion in the Western Conference playoff race. However, thanks to the Hawks loss, the New York Knicks are only one and a half games out of the final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. After the win, the official Portland Trail Blazers Twitter account dropped this tweet to Knicks account:...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Shawn Marion gets in Matt Barnes face after being shoved out of bounds

Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes knowns how to be an irritant, and by being able to get into his opponent’s head, he often has the upper hand. It didn’t turn out so well tonight for Barnes. As the Clippers were in Dallas facing the Mavericks, Barnes shoved Shawn Marion out of bounds, and after getting into a face-to-face scuffle was given a technical: *** Shawn Marion...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan slams down one-handed alley-oop from Blake Griffin

We all know what Lob City can do when they get out on the fast break, and normally it is point guard Chris Paul throwing up an alley-oop for a big man to slam home. Tonight as the Los Angeles Clippers were matched up against the Dallas Mavericks, it wasn’t Chris Paul dropping the dime, but much improved passer Blake Griffin who gave it up, leading to a huge dunk from DeAndre Jordan...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky does trick shot compilation video

There is more to NBA mascots than just being enthusiastic. They actually have to be in quite good shape, and be able to perform a variety of athletic gymnastic and cheerleading stunts. The Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky appears, along with the abilities listed above, to also be able to hit many difficult shots. Watch below as Rocky hits multiple tricks shots sending basketballs through...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Thaddeus Young doesn’t remember last time 76ers won

Its been awhile since the last time the Philadelphia 76ers won a basketball game. Currently riding a 25 game losing streak, the 76ers haven’t come out on top in a contest since January 29th. Having little positives throughout most of the season, it’s not hard to imagine that depression could sink in. In a New York Times article posted today, Thaddeus Young couldn’t even remember...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony’s wife gets her own day in Atlanta

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is obviously a very famous person not just to Knicks fans, but also people all over the world. But Carmelo isn’t the only famous person in his family as he is married to actress and television personality La La. Today, La La was honored with her own day by the city of Atlanta: Maybe New York can give Carmelo his own day to make sure he...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans cover teammate Jeff Withey’s car with shaving cream

Coming from college or internationally to the NBA as a rookie has many challenges. Young players have to get used to the busy NBA lifestyle. They also have too go through the fun process of being hazed by their veteran teammates. These hazings are normally in good fun just as was Jeff Withey’s of the New Orleans experience today when his teammates Ryan Anderson, Anthony Morrow...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar doesn’t think LeBron James is the best ever

With all the talk about NBA Mount Rushmores these days, it wouldn’t shock me if Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar would be included in many peoples. Recently, Kareem was asked about his NBA Mount Rushmore by the Los Angeles Daily News which started a conversation about LeBron James and Kareem believing that Wilt Chamberlain/Bill Russell were better players than LeBron at the current...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar doesn’t think Kobe Bryant will touch his scoring record

There is no question that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the most prolific scorer in NBA history but Kobe Bryant has the opportunity to pass him if he can stay healthy. In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Daily News, Kareem states that he isn’t too worried about Kobe passing him due to his recent injury history: “Kobe is very dedicated and has worked...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James says he’s a ‘kung fu master’ after Roy Hibbert elbow

In case you missed it last night, Miami Heat star LeBron James was called for a flagrant foul after he elbowed Roy Hibbert in the face during the third quarter of the Pacers/Heat game. After the game had concluded, James was asked about the flagrant foul and provided a unique response that was recanted by Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post: LeBron on his flagrant: "If I can jump...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeopardy contestant answers Magic Johnson to NHL question

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love it when game show contestants screw up regarding NBA player questions but this is the first time we posted a clip where someone guessed an NBA to the wrong format of question. In this clip from Jeopardy, a poor contestant named Joe had Magic Johnson on the brain when he tried to answer an NHL question from a category called “Sports Superstars”...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs Coyote mascot loses eyes after ball hits him

There are few mascots in the NBA like the Spurs Coyote and during last night’s Nuggets-Spurs affair, he sadly had to have his eyes re-adjusted. In the fourth quarter, an errant ball landed out-of-bounds and accidentally hit the Coyote right in the head. The Coyote’s eyes which were held together with velcro were dislodged and created the below bizarre scene: *** Coyote image...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson gets ejected after stare down of Dwyane Wade

As you might have saw earlier on That NBA Lottery Pick, Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson received a technical foul for a shoving match with Dwyane Wade. Later in the fourth quarter, Lance scored on a nice lay-up attempt and after the play, he decided to stare down Dwyane Wade who laughed at his antics and yells at him, “What”. As Stephenson walked back to the bench, he was...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce says that no one on this planet can guard Al Jefferson

Earlier tonight, the Brooklyn Nets fell to the Charlotte Bobcats in a close overtime game and Charlotte’s Al Jefferson finished the day with thirty-five points and fifteen rebounds. When asked about Big Al’s huge, Brooklyn’s Paul Pierce decided to heap some pretty lofty praise on him according to New York Daily News Stefan Bondy: Paul Pierce on Al Jefferson: "Nobody on the...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul George throws down monster dunk on LeBron James

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love monster dunks and just a few short moments ago, Indiana Pacers star Paul George threw down a nasty jam on LeBron James. Check out the fourth quarter slam dunk as George rises up at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to throw down the hammer near Mr. James: *** Paul George throws down monster dunk on LeBron [@gifdsports] George image courtesy of Getty Images
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dion Waiters hits game winning jumper against Pistons

Despite missing their All-Star Kyrie Irving to injury, the Cleveland Cavaliers have now won three straight games and are still making a late push for the playoffs. Tonight in Detroit facing the Pistons, Dion Waiters extended the Cavaliers winning streak by hitting a sweet step back jumper at the buzzer: *** Dion Waiters game-winning buzzer beater vs Pistons [@gifdsports] Waiters...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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