Wednesday's A.M. Hot Clicks: It's Getting Interesting in Cleveland
Trouble in Cleveland?
The Cavs dropped below .500 (19-20) on Tuesday with a 107-100 loss to the Suns. ESPN's Brian Windhorst has a good piece on Cleveland's disappointing season and the deteriorating relationship between the players and coach David Blatt. The clip below of James shoving Blatt aside has people talking, but if you watch the entire sequence you can see Blatt defending James after a bad call and James protecting his coach from getting a technical foul. Furthermore, this same thing happened four years ago with James and Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and they ended up doing just fine.
Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau is one of the league's top rookies and also one of its smartest players. Sensing a potential business opportunity, Gaudreau filed a patent and trademark application in Canada and the United States for the name "Johnny Hockey." Now he needs to speak with Julian Edelman about getting some t-shirts made and the money will roll in.
Stop Bullying Beast Mode
A Seahawks fan has started a petition titled "Enough is enough! Stop bullying Beast Mode!", demanding the NFL stop forcing Marshawn Lynch to talk to the media. As of this writing (8:45 a.m.), it has 27,291 signatures.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Speaking of Lovely Ladies
Kevin Durant Gets Philisophical
Why do you post on Twitter?— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) January 13, 2015
You want a voice? You wanna be more popular?— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) January 13, 2015
You want to show people how funny you are because you're too insecure to do it in person? I know that's why posted in the past.— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) January 13, 2015
You say it's "just Twitter" but is it really "just Twitter"— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) January 13, 2015
Oh well just thinking out loud.— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) January 13, 2015
Romance on the Gridiron
Carmelo Makes Friends in England
Jeff Gordon Wins Important Race
Odds & Ends
The L.A. Kings Twitter account is one of the best in sports but this suicide joke was not in good taste ... John Calipari called out Dick Vitale during a halftime interview ... J.J. Watt hooked up the 7-year-old fan who sent the Texans defender his own signed jersey ... The DePaul basketball team has some great bench celebrations ... Tyson Chandler will get fined for this flop, but it led to a Mavs victory ... A second grade teacher in Memphis is using the Grizzlies to help her students learn math ... The most photographed places on earth ... The 25 best minor characters on Parks and Recreation ... A paper replica of Monica's apartment from Friends ... You can now buy a T-shirt with Kurt Cobain's suicide note.
Mitchell Skiba of the (junior hockey) Alpena Flyers takes out his frustration after getting a game misconduct for spearing.
Tribute to Odell Beckham Jr.
A gift for the Giants fans.
Happy Birthday, Hakeem Nicks
The Colts receiver turned 27 today, which is a good excuse to bust out this video of his fiancee, Ariel Meredith.
Happy Birthday, Carl Weathers
I love Carl Weathers but couldn't decide whether to go with the awkward beach running scene from Rocky III or something from Arrested Development. So I chose both.