Friday's A.M. Hot Clicks
On Thursday, this billboard was erected along I-43 in Milwaukee, courtesy of the fans at SaveOurBucks.com. The group wants the team to fully commit to losing in order to snag one of the potential franchise-changing players in the upcoming NBA Draft. The Bucks currently have the NBA's worst record at 5-20. In the meantime, here are some other memorable sports-related billboards.
In one of my favorite NBA stories of the season, Thunder center Kendrick Perkins politely asked Bulls center Joakim Noah to leave the Oklahoma City locker room following last night's game. And by politely, I mean he said, “Get your a– up out of here.” Noah had been invited by former teammate Thabo Sefolosha.
It's been a nightmare first season for Jets quarterback Geno Smith (10 touchdowns, 21 interceptions, 62.9 QB rating) and now he has a new critic. Her name is Siri.
Hot Clicks fan Josh emailed me all the way from Tokyo requesting I make Raquel Pomplun today's LLOD. I see no reason not to comply with his request.
If I was a Giants fans I'd buy a ticket right now for the April 9 game against Arizona so I could get my hands on this amazing Hunter Pence bobblehead doll.
Not only is Rafael Nadal one of the world's top tennis players, he also knows his way around the poker table. Nadal, who has only been playing for 18 months, defeated the world's No. 1 poker player (Daniel Negreanu) in a charity tournament last weekend. But Negreanu is claiming the victory was all luck and wants a rematch. As for the charmed life headline, let's not forget Nadal's 2012 SI Swimsuit appearance with Bar Refaeli.
Kobe Bryant shares a laugh with Michael Jordan during the 2003 All-Star Game. Bryant isn't laughing these days after finding out a knee injury will cost him another six weeks. SI's Lee Jenkins thinks Kobe's injury will provide the Lakers an opportunity to finally rebuild for the future.
Patriots receiver Julian Edelman is having a career year with 89 catches and 914 yards but he sure has a strange way of showing appreciation toward his quarterback. In October, he famously dissed Tom Brady's attempted high five on the sideline and yesterday he refused to acknowledge the nickname Mini-Tron given to him by No. 12.
Dennis Rodman held trials for a North Korean basketball team that will face a dozen NBA veterans in an exhibition game on leader Kim Jong-un's birthday next month ... The NHL's 13 most painful to watch injury moments of 2013 ... The ECHL is letting fans pick the 2015 All-Star jerseys ... A good collection of recent Undie Run photos ... Vulture has an oral history of Donna Martin losing her virginity.
TNT's Kenny Smith, Shaquille O'Neal and Ernie Johnson have fun during last night's NBA doubleheader. Charles Barkley is not amused.
Flyers captain Claude Giroux scored an improbable game-winner against Columbus last night.
Since it'll be another six weeks before we see Kobe Bryant on the court, here are his top 10 all-time dunks.