Friday's A.M. Hot Clicks
A monster fourth quarter in Game 6 to lift his team from the brink of elimination, and 37 points and 12 rebounds in a clinching Game 7 for his second consecutive NBA title. What more can you want -- on the court -- from the best player on the planet? As for off the court, LeBron got a little frisky with the media after the game, telling some members to "Leave me alone. Get the f--k outta my face." This wasn't nearly as bad, though, as Dwyane Wade, repeatedly saying "How do you say two of the best shooting guards ever" about him and Ray Allen.
We told you earlier this week that ESPN college basketball announcer Dick Vitale is a pop culture maven on Twitter. It seems Vitale also knows the NBA because he correctly predicted the final score of last night's game. (For those of you unfamiliar with Vitale's lingo, "VBDI" stands for Vitale's Bald Dome Index.)
Drake got turned away by security when he tried to enter the Heat locker room, but he partied with the team afterward, and LeBron ate pizza. ... ESPN had a very rough postgame show. ... Bill Russell was not entertained by the action.
Canadian model Andi Muise hasn't been in Hot Clicks for a while, but fortunately for us, she just did this new photoshoot. ... Greek model Georgia Salpa is in the new issue of Zoo magazine. ... Here's a new gallery of UFC Ring Girl Arianny Celeste.
A Twins ballboy made a great catch during yesterday's game, but even cooler was the surprising reaction from his brother, A's pitcher Pat Neshek.
One of the most outspoken athletes in sports, Raiders punter Chris Kluwe, has written a book that will be available on Tuesday. Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities (yes, that is the title) has very little football in it. Most of the book focuses on Kluwe's pet peeves and opinions on controversial issues and societal observations. (He does have a chapter on what his day is like as an NFL punter, and it's one of the book's highlights.) We discussed all of these things on a new Hot Clicks Podcast, which you can listen to the podcast below, download it on iTunes or download it to your mp3 player.
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I have one pair of Dodgers headphones and one pair of Padres headphones, courtesy of BiGR Audio, to give away. In addition, BiGR Audio is offering Hot Clicks Nation a 20% coupon for a purchase. The coupon code is HOT20. The first person to email me (Jimmy_Traina@simail.com) the name of the Dodgers pitcher who has tripled this season wins the Dodgers headphones and the first person to email me the names of the two Padres pitchers who have homered this season wins the Padres headphones.
UPDATE: CONTEST IS OVER. WINNERS HAVE BEEN EMAILED.
I know many of you in Hot Clicks Nation are Olivia Munn fans. She'll be today's edition of SI Now (watch it here) at 1 p.m. ET.
Reds third baseman and New Jersey native Todd Frazier used The Sopranos theme song at his at-bat music yesterday to pay tribute to the late James Gandolfini. (In case you missed it here, here is Hot Clicks' tribute to the great actor.)
Here is the latest installment of This Week in Unnecessary Censorship.