Hair Art, Starring James Harden
Filip Peraic is a Croatian artist and the man behind James Harden Illustrated, a site dedicated to "illustrating James Harden's bearded profile through various mediums & styles." Peraic posted his latest creation last night, a portrait of Harden made from human hair. "For this portrait, I had to enter the creep zone and ask [the] barber for some hair leftovers," he explained on Twitter. In case you were wondering what Harden looked like with a well-groomed beard, this gallery should give you an idea.
Scenes from the 10th Annual Northern Ireland Bog Snorkeling Championship
Yes, this is a thing. It is really messy and I don't know why people do it.
Joel Embid Continues To Dominate Twitter
The Sixers rookie weighed in on last night's Bachelorette finale (with the help of US Magazine and some glue).
Lovely Lady of the Day
Ben in Brooklyn asked why I've never featured Elyse Taylor before and I really don't have a good answer. So I'm just going to name her today's LLOD and put this whole ugly incident behind me (click here for full-size version).
Hot Clicks Giveaway
My friends at NHL Studios and Cinedigm just released Stanley Cup Champions 2014: Los Angeles Kings on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download to celebrate the Kings’ second title in three years, and they've given me some copies to give away. Here is a clip from the last moments of Game 7. I will send the copies to the first 10 people who email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the name of the two LLODs featured in Monday's P.M. Hot Clicks. Please make the subject line "Kings."
Update (11:39 a.m.): Contest is closed. More giveaways coming later this week. Thanks for playing.
Chip Kelly vs. NFL Writer
In yesterday's MMQB, Eagles coach Chip Kelly discussed the hype surrounding the NFL Draft and how it puts a lot of unfair expectations of first-year players. These comments didn't sit well with CBS Sports' Pete Prisco, who went on Twitter and trashed Kelly for his comments. My favorite: "Don't like the hype? Go coach PE, [call] roll in gym class and coach high school football for a stipend. Geez."
LeBron James, Master Thespian
Cavs forward LeBron James (still feels weird typing that) was on the NYC set of the new Judd Apatow movie Trainwreck, in which he has a small role. The movie features Tilda Swinton, Marisa Tomei, Amy Schumer, Brie Larson and Daniel Radcliffe, along with a slew of other recognizable names (one of which is John Cena).
From the SI Vault
USA Basketball had its first day of training camp on Monday as it prepares for the World Championships and Derrick Rose finally looks like Derrick Rose again. The Bulls guard "threw down dunks, tossed in three-pointers and whipped no-look passes," according to SI's Ben Golliver, who attended the practice at UNLV. This news must make Joakim Noah happy as the center has had to carry the Bulls over the past two seasons with Rose injured and out of action. With James off to Cleveland, the Bulls will be the favorites to win the Eastern Conference next season, provided Rose stays healthy. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter (and follow me as well while you're there).
Odds & Ends
Charles Barkley has offered to pay for the funerals of the three children who were killed during a carjacking in Philadelphia ... An ESPN employee sent out an inappropriate (but funny) tweet about Jumbo Fisher, then deleted her entire Twitter account ... Melky Carbera broke a windshield after hitting a home run out of Fenway Park ... Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik is not very popular among his peers ... A game-used Johnny Manziel jersey from his Texas A&M days is expected to sell for $100,000 at auction ... Good feature on Manny Ramirez ... Safe to say Freddie Prinze Jr. did not enjoy his time on 24 with Keifer Sutherland ... Is it time to replace handshakes with fist bumps?
Table Tennis Video of the Day
Start your day with a 41-shot ping-pong volley.
This Would Draw a Hefty Fine in the NFL
Legends Football League (a.k.a. - Lingerie Football League) quarterback Heather Furr of the Chicago Bliss celebrates a touchdown with a cold beer. (H/T Busted Coverage)
July's Best News Bloopers
These never get old.
Seinfeld Without Jokes
The show isn't quite as good when it's all plot and no jokes. Here's the famous Junior Mint episode as an example.