Will it be ring No. 5 for Tim Duncan or will LeBron James go back-to-back with NBA titles? We'll start finding out the answer to that question tonight when Game 1 of the NBA Finals tips off at 9 p.m., ET. To prepare you for the series, SI.com's Bryan Graham has put together this offbeat Miami-San Antonio Tale of the Tape.
If you like to make some recreational plays on the NBA Finals, Bovada.lv is offering a slew of prop bets. Here's a sample of some of the more interesting ones.
* Series Price
San Antonio Spurs +200
Miami Heat -240
* Will there be a flagrant foul in the 2013 NBA Championship?
* Will there be a game-winning buzzer beater in the 2013 NBA Championship?
* Will any game go to overtime in the 2013 NBA Championship?
* Average Points Per Game: LeBron James
* Will LeBron James record a triple double in the 2013 NBA Championship?
* Average Points Per Game: Tim Duncan
The White Sox and Mariners played a wild game yesterday, which was scoreless for 13 innings before Chicago scored five runs in the top of the 14th. Seattle quickly responded with five in the bottom of the inning, four of which came on a Kyle Seager grand slam (Here's the call from White Sox play-by-play announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson). Also, take note of the horrible guy who knocks over a little kid to get the baseball.
Colts long-snapper and Hot Clicks reader Matt Overton demanded that I feature Carrie Underwood in Hot Clicks today after her appearance at the CMT Awards last night. (He's a big fan.) Even Erin Andrews was tweeting about Underwood's legs. So, here' s a recap of Underwood's looks for the show. ... This is the first time Hot Clicks has ever linked to model Deborah Mace, but I'm sure it won't be the last. ... Actress and model Paula Labaredas also needs to be featured more in Hot Clicks.
Tennis player Alexandr Dolgopolov is nicknamed "The Dog." His flashy car reflects that. ... Even on off days, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has classic interactions with the media. ... I'm not sure what was going on with this Phillies fan yesterday.
We often see people try to harass a reporter while he or she is doing a live report. In this case, the troublemakers left the reporter alone, but took things to the next level.
The '90s classic, I Wanna Sex You Up, by Color Me Badd (yes, they're so bad they get two "d's"), gets the ragtime treatment.
Fred Rodgers ... remixed.