Friday's A.M. Hot Clicks: Babyface Stephen Curry Just Wants a Beer
No Drink For You
The above photo shows Dell Curry, Mitch Richmond and Drazen Petrovic at the 1992 Three-Point Contest. That little dude on Dell's lap is Stephen Curry, who has blossomed into one of the NBA's best scorers. Unfortunately, Steph still has the same babyface and it didn't do him any favors when he tried to get a beer with his wife while dining at California Pizza. The waitress refused to serve him without ID and Curry had to call a manager over to get served.
Little League Stud
Little Leaguer Pierce Jones is grabbing all the headlines after smacking three home runs to lead Chicago's Jackie Robinson West All-Stars to a 12-2 victory over Lynwood Pacific. But for my money, the MVP is first baseman Trey Hondras because of his unique good luck routine.
France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, a two-time Olympic silver medalist, just took the "dumbest celebration of 2014" trophy. Mekhissi-Benabbad was on the verge of winning his third straight title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the European Championships in Zurich when he took off his shirt to celebrate. Unfortunately, there's a rule that bibs cannot be obscured during a race. After a protest by Spain, Mekhissi-Benabbad was disqualified and stripped of his gold medal.
Lovely Lady of the Day
It's Jennifer Lawrence's birthday and as luck would have it, she's never been a LLOD. That changes today (click here for full-size gallery).
Paging Judge Judy
Aurelio Jimenez, a 74-year-old lawyer from Colombia, filed a 1 billion euro (that's $1,338,989,734.33 in U.S. dollars) lawsuit against referee Carlos Velasco Carballo (who looks exactly like former WWE star Alberto Del Rio) for his performance in the Brazil-Columbia game. In a statement to the BBC, Jimenez said of the loss, "I felt very bad. I was heartbroken. My cardiac rhythm was altered and my relatives took me to the emergency at the hospital. I was surrounded by my grandchildren, who were crying a lot."
Your National Scrabble Champion
Meet Conrad Bassett-Bouchard, a 24-year-old from Portland who beat out 525 other players to win the 25th National Scrabble Championships in Buffalo (and the $10,000 prize that came with it). The winning board contained the words florigen, trooz, venerate, contuse and barf. The second-place finisher actually had a chance to win but didn't see the word gramarye during one of his turns. Let's hope Shaquille O'Neal, who already has proved his acumen at the famous word game, enters next year's competition.
From the SI Vault
In perhaps the greatest sports photo ever, Cleveland Williams lies flat on the mat after being knocked out by Muhammad Ali in 1966. This photo, and many others, are highlighted in this SI Longform piece looking at Neil Leifer's most iconic boxing pics. If you've never seen Leifer's work, take five minutes and check it out. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds & Ends
The Falcons will sell alcohol-infused cupcakes at games this season ... Not sure what to make of the red field turf being used by Northwestern Ohio this baseball season ... A group of bored teenagers broke into Ray Allen's house ... Kobe Bryant thinks the Cavs are making a mistake by trading Andrew Wiggins ... Lands End managed to infuriate a bunch of loyal customers by sending them a half-naked Emily Ratajkowski GQ cover with their catalog ... I liked this graphic showing the average age of Saturday Night Live cast members by season ... Donald Trump has a 20-year-old daughter who wants to become a pop star ... This guy will probably have a better year than you will.
Texas A&M is Excited About Movie Night
Practice must be brutal for the players to be this excited.
Hockey Celebration of the Day
The Czech under-18 team celebrates its victory over Russia.
Tim Hardaway Trash Talks Charles Barkley
The Reddit NBA section comes through with another epic find. Watch this video. It's six seconds and tremendous.
Dancing Dogs Compilation
Dancing dogs? How can you not watch this?