Thursday December 4th, 2014


Philadelphia 76ers :: AP

After starting the season with 17 consecutive losses, the 76ers captured their first victory last night, 85-77 over the Timberwolves  The game actually had to be restarted after the Timberwolves attacked, and the Sixers defended, the wrong basket. But what do you expect when teams with a combined 4-30 record hit the floor? Joel Embiid celebrated like a champ and these Twitter reactions to the Sixers win were pretty hilarious.

NBA Pretty and Ugly

Pretty: Kemba Walker's crossover on Nikola Mirotic (and Michael Jordan's reaction) ... Monta Ellis' ridiculous fadeaway buzzer-beater to defeat the Bucks.

Ugly: Magic rookie Elfrid Payton airballs consecutive free throws ... Kyle O'Quinn's attempted jump shot that somehow went backwards.

NBA's Best 404 Error Pages

The Sporting News ranked the 11 best NBA website 404 error pages, which is a great idea. The clear winner is Minnesota and its Ricky Rubio GIF, but I also loved the Pelicans and Wizards.

Lovely Lady of the Day

I accidentally stumbled upon Jessica Lesaca's Instagram profile and became an immediate fan. Keep your eye on her (click here for full-size gallery).

Re-ranking the AP Top 25 Based on Movies Filmed in College Towns

Next Impulse Sports has taken the college hoops Top 25 and re-ranked it based on movies filmed in that college town. The top three are Texas (Office Space) Utah (Dumb and Dumber) and Miami (The Godfather: Part II).

Free Man

Ryan Leaf has been released from a Montana prison after serving more than two years for breaking into a home to steal prescription pills.

$60 Tattoo of the Day

A Poem for Bo Pelini

I Want One of These

Flyers Celebrate 76ers Win

From the SI Vault

Tyra Banks and Jimmy Smits :: Getty Images

Tyra Banks, seen here judging the 1998 Celebrity Slam Dunk Contest (in a New York Liberty jersey), turned 41 today. More importantly, she's sitting with Jimmy Smits, who plays Nero in Sons of Anarchy. I really hope Nero finds peace in Northern California and stays off the streets for good. I also hope he finds a good woman as Gemma was no good. I can't wait for the series finale next week. Also, happy birthday Tyra. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.

Odds & Ends

Bernie Brewer really, really wants you to follow him on Twitter ...New Mexico State will have to pay Oklahoma State $10 a year to use the Classic Aggie mascot ... Kansas State coach Bill Snyder wrote another classy letter to an opponent. An Ohio State official wrote a nice note to Michigan QB Devon Gardner ... Kyrie Irving now has his own Nike signature shoe ... Alexander Ovechkin helps seven orphanages in Russia and doesn't want anyone to know about it ... Hawaii play-by-play man Robert Kekaula apologized after calling Fresno, Calif., the "armpit of America" ... Jana Kramer, one of yesterday's LLODs, got engaged ... The 10 best movies of 2014 ... Rough night for Mariah Carey on Wednesday.

Six-Pack of Highlights

The best action from Wednesday in sports.

​Name That '90s Sitcom Character

The Sacramento Kings try to name famous 1990's TV characters​


I've Never Seen This Before

Penn State’s Peyton Banks is fouled against Virginia Tech and shoots a one-and-one. Unfortunately, everyone else thinks he's shooting two free throws.

Tribute to Jean Beliveau

It's in French so you know it's legit.

Happy Birthday, Jeff Bridges

In honor of Bridges' 65th birthday, here's a classic scene from The Big Lebowski. (warning: swearing involved)

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