Tuesday's A.M. Hot Clicks
I just feel bad for Roy Hibbert at this point and have a feeling something will come out after the playoffs to explain his disappearance. The center played nearly 18 minutes last night, finishing with zero points and rebounds in the Pacers 102-96 loss to the Wizards. He then was abused on social media by former players Gilbert Arenas and Tracy McGrady. In other NBA news, the Clippers rolled to an easy victory over the Thunder, Carmelo Anthony dressed like Mr. Monopoly at the Met Ball and Anthony Bennett officially became the worst No. 1 overall pick ever.
Tigers pitcher Joba Chamberlain bought Zubaz pants for his teammates and they are phenomenal. I bet Prince Fielder, a trendsetter in the Zubaz world, is angry he's no longer with the team.
That is the contention of Mariano Rivera, who conpares the two in his new book. Rivera says of Pedroia: "Nobody plays harder, gives more, wants to win more. He comes at you hard for twenty-seven outs. It’s a special thing to see.” He then adds, "If I have to win one game, I’d have a hard time taking anybody over Dustin Pedroia as my second baseman.”
The annual Met Ball Gala (a.k.a. - the Super Bowl of cleavage) took place last night in NYC. There were a lot of LLOD options but I'm going with the recently single Olivia Munn as today's choice.
Good news, video game fans. The $450,000 crowdfunding campaign for Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn surpassed its funding goal and will soon be available on Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. According to Indiegogo, which hosted the crowdfunding campaign, the game was released in 1994 and starred "a then 22-year old basketball superstar by the name of Shaquille O’Neal. Capitalizing on his immense popularity, the publisher allowed the game to be released with numerous shortcomings. In many circles, the game has become a cult-classic, attaining the status of “so bad its good” and even prompting one fan to dedicate a website, ShaqFu.com, to the destruction of all remaining copies of the game."
A week after announcing that he'll wear No. 8 next season and coming up with a catchy nickname (V8), Michael Vick changed course and decided to wear No. 1 instead. He purchased the number from punter Ryan Quigley, who announced that the money will go to Teen Angel of North Myrtle Beach, a charity that supports homeless teenagers, and to the Boys and Girls Club of New York. What makes Quigley's gesture more impressive is that he doesn't even have his own apartment and has been sleeping in the bedroom of a teammate's sister who is away at college.
Commissioner Pete Rozelle writes down the name of offensive tackle Ron Yary, the first overall pick in the 1968 NFL Draft. Who will be the first overall pick in the 2014 draft? Peter King has the Texans selecting outside linebacker Khalil Mack. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter, and for a refresher on the top draft bargains of the past 25 years, take a look at this.
Jameis Winston showed good attitude during his 20 hours of community service for stealing $32 worth of crab legs ... Joe Montana was reportedly approached about a business proposition by an undercover FBI agent in a recent sting operation, but is not accused of any wrongdoing ... Rutgers asked Eric LeGrande to speak at its commencement, then told him the school was going in a different direction ... Serge Ibaka channelled Walter White with his outfit for last night's Thunder-Clippers game ... The bus transporting Jackson State's baseball team was destroyed by fire but nobody was hurt ... There is a new video game based on the Junior Mint episode of Seinfeld ... A woman in Colorado spent five days inside her crashed car before she was finally rescued ... A college diploma is worth $831,000
Corey Perry fills Jeff Carter's glove with water during a break in the action of last night's Ducks-Kings game.
Padres minor leaguer Corey Decker guests as sports anchor for El Paso's KTSM-TV and calls his own highlights.
A very young Jaromir Jagr (and his mullet) appear in an ad for Bubble Tape.