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If there’s one thing I hate, it’s piggybacking off of another person’s idea.

That’s why we’ve decided to start #NBAPRANK, a count-down of our favorite NBA Pranks.  It’s a really easy concept, that needs no further explanation so let’s just dive right in.


Vlade Devean Prank

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According to Rocky Mountain News, Lakers rookie, Tony Bobbitt told fellow teammates that, actress, Lucy Liu was totally into him.   You know what… just read the following and never stop enjoying yourself:


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Lakers rookie Tony Bobbitt fibbed to teammates that he knew Liu and she was looking his way.

Lakers veterans, spearheaded by Vlade Divac and Devean George, sprang into action. They had a ballboy bring a note to Bobbitt with a cell phone number that was said to be Liu’s but really was Divac’s.

A female Lakers employee recorded an outgoing message on Divac’s phone. It wasn’t long before Bobbitt was leaving voice and text messages for Liu.

Lakers players howled with laughter while reading Bobbitt’s attempts at poetry. Messages were sent back that Bobbitt thought were from Liu.

“The whole team got involved,” George said. “He said he went on a date with her, and we knew he didn’t because it was Vlade’s phone he was calling and texting.”

Soon, the veterans moved in for the kill. They sent a limousine to take Bobbitt to a restaurant, with Bobbitt thinking it had been sent by Liu for a meeting.

Hidden cameras recorded the entire episode. But while Bobbitt waited at a table with a bottle of champagne for his dream girl, Lakers teammates instead arrived.

“We jumped out, and he said, ‘She’s coming,’ ” George said. “We said, ‘Quit lying.’ It started as a small prank and grew since he had kept lying for three or four weeks. We got the whole thing on DVDs. When guys on other teams came through, they’d say, ‘You got one of those DVDs?’ We called it ‘Bobbitt Gone Wild.’ “


The Best


Pop Shaq Prank


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I didn’t want to include anyone twice but this prank is too good.



Mark Cuban Prank


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Mark Cuban decided to prank Mavericks assistant coach, Del Harris, by making him think he was getting into a physical fight with a ref.  If it was anyone else, it would be too unbelievable, but it’s Mark Cuban and Mark Cuban would totally fight a ref.



TNT Crew Prank


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This one is simple.  Ernie and Kenny made Charles Barkley say “I’m a dumbass” on air.  It’s so funny.  Watch it.


Nuggets Ball Boy

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A former ball boy for the Denver Nuggets decided it would be funny to execute a common prank done to many NBA players…. POPCORN in the car!  Kenyon Martin was his victim and Kenyon Martin was not happy.

In the words of Martin (via ESPN) – “That ain’t no [expletive] joke,” Martin said. “I’m going to find out who did it … put my [expletive] hands on one of y’all. I’m going to put my hands on whoever did it. You better believe that. It’s [expletive] personal. You better believe it.”


“How ’bout if I don’t play in the playoffs until somebody tells me who did it.”



JaVale McGee Prank

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JaVale McGee pulled a fast one on EVERYONE by perfectly executing this prank.  Did I say perfectly executing?  I meant, straight lying.

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You got us good, JaVale.



Dan Gilbert Prank

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O” Danny boy did good.  Skip ahead to the 1:26 mark of this video to see his painting prank on Coach Mike Brown.


Chuck Prank


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A classic scare prank that would normally be swept under the run, but this one is done to an actual giant so it makes the list.



Pop OLD Prank


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The great Gregg Popovich gave us this wonderful nugget after he decided to not play Tim Duncan against Philadelphia.  See below:


That’s right.  OLD.  As in Tim Duncan is old.  As in, cut down the number of games you make these guys play NBA, or I’m going to keep doing stuff like this.    God Bless Coach Pop Forever & Always.


Phil Jackson Prank


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Phil Jackson played us all for suckers when he joined Twitter and give us this famous first tweet.


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Just when we thought this was the funniest/saddest thing in the world, he dropped this bomb (not really a bomb, more like a “huh”).



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