Scenes From Space Jam
Basketball fans rejoiced last month when rumors surfaced that LeBron James would be starring in the long-awaited sequel to Space Jam. The 1996 original featured Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing and other NBA stars, as well as the Looney Tune characters. Martin Rickman nominates several of today's NBA players to participate in Space Jam 2 (if it ever achieves lift off) and discusses how the audition would go down.
NBA Feud I'm Enjoying
Tyson Chandler vs. Kevin Love
Broadcaster Feud I'm Enjoying
Dick Vitale vs. Verne Lundquist
Lovely Lady Round-Up
Danielle Panabaker is one of Guyism's 50 sexy and talented women we want to see more of in 2014 ... Jenna Pieterson is another woman to put on your 2014 radar ... The 22 hottest Jenna Fischer photos to celebrate her birthday ... Kate Usmanova is the latest fitness model blowing up on Instagram ... Polaroids of Marisa Miller from her fitting for the 2004 SI Swimsuit issue.
Mariano Rivera Buys a Church
The retired Yankees pitcher spent $3 million restoring a New Rochelle, NY, church for his wife, a practicing minister.
Gronk Meets The Game
Rob Gronkowski, a longtime friend of NXT wrestler Mojo Rawley, met Triple H yesterday at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. Speaking of wrestling, Colts punter Pat McAfee spoke to Yahoo Sports and mentioned that he has an 18-foot-by-18-foot ring in his barn at home.
Phil Jackson to the Knicks?
Phil Jackson and Pat Riley :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI
Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson turned down an offer to coach the Knicks, but is open to a front office position, according to the NY Daily News. If Jackson takes the gig and somehow returns the Knicks to prominence, a showdown against the Heat and president Pat Riley would be a good time.
Odds and Ends
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is still waiting on beer from Barack Obama after the two wagered on the U.S.-Canada hockey game in Sochi ... Manny Ramirez, 41, is not retired and can still help a team, according to Manny Ramirez ... Forty breakfast cereals lost to bad sales ... Good interview with former NBA player Brian Grant, who suffers from Parkinson's Disease ... Nike is releasing a Penny 6 sneaker (even though Penny Hardaway hasn't played a NBA game since 2007) ... Charles Barkley thinks the Clippers are the West's best team ... Maria Sharapova is a good girlfriend ... I'm hoping Aaron Paul join Sons of Anarchy for its final season ... A church in Troy, NY is giving away an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle at service on Sunday ... Research shows that some people are physically incapable of enjoying music ... Take a virtual tour of Jerry Seinfeld's NYC apartment.
Tom Izzo Rules
The Michigan State coach demands that his player throw the ball out of bounds so that seniors Adreian Payne, Keith Appling and Dan Chapman can receive a final ovation.
Waking Up a Monkey
In case you ever wondered what a monkey looks like after being woken up from a dead sleep.
Wanda Sykes at 50
A scene from Curb Your Enthusiasm. Can someone start a White House petition to bring this show back for another season?