What's up, my people? Pete Blackburn here filling in for Andy, who has his hands full with today's Swimsuit Issue release. I'll be handling PM Hot Clicks for the remainder of this week, so don't be a stranger - just follow me on Twitter (@PeteBlackburn).
Trey Lyles = Kevin McCallister
Kentucky coach John Calipari botched this morning's head count before taking off for Baton Rouge, leaving him with the horrifying realization that he accidentally left forward Trey Lyles behind in Lexington. Eventually, Lyles was found and made the trip, but not before Twitter had a little bit of fun at his expense.
Larry Bird's Trash Talk Was Also Legendary
In anticipation of the Hawks' visit to Boston on Wednesday, the Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett published a great piece on Dominique Wilkins' first encounter with Larry Bird during his rookie season, in 1982, during which Bird had some pretty fantastic trash talk for the Human Highlight Film. Larry Legend clearly knew how to get into the head of his opponents. If that tickles your fancy, you can also check out this gallery of the 10 Most Entertaining NBA Players of All Time.
In this morning's Hot Clicks, there was a story about a 1937 Blackhawks sweater being valued at $7,000-$10,000 at auction. Well, a couple from North Carolina unknowingly purchased one of Vince Lombardi's West Point sweaters for 58 cents at a Goodwill Store... and its estimated value is way, way higher than that.
Lovely Lady of the Day
This afternoon's LLOD honors go to last year's Swimsuit Rookie of the Year, Sara Sampaio. The 23-year old became the first Portuguese model to appear in the Swimsuit Issue and, as you can see, she was definitely worth the wait. (Click here for full-sized gallery.)
Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny Teaming Up Again
Unfortunately, it's not for a 'Space Jam' sequel.
When You Gotta Go...
I'm not sold, but this might be Matthew Slater peeing on the sidelines during the Super Bowl.
Nice Shirt, Vince Wilfork
The Sixers' New Mascot Seems Fun
The team unveiled its new mascot, Franklin the dog, today... and he kind of owns.
Odds & Ends
Nick Young was almost killed by a dolphin... DeAndre Jordan is a fun (and unpredictable) interview... The lovely Erin Heatherton joined Keith Olbermann's show to talk sports... Steph Curry met Mo'Ne Davis and got her autograph before last night's Warriors game... The EPL's broadcast rights for the next three years sold for $7.8 billion... Julio Franco, 56, is becoming player-manager for a baseball team in Japan... The Tampa Bay Lightning really enjoy Valentine's Day... Speaking of romance, Landon Donovan just got engaged... A youth hockey player pulled off one of those awesome Michigan, lacrosse-style goals... Jessica Simpson posing in six-inch heels on a cliff... Here are the first images from the set of 'True Detective' season two... Delta's Facebook page got hacked.
Super Bowl Sharks Still Trending
ESPN borrowed Katy Perry's sharks for its latest "This Is SportsCenter" ad.
The 1991 NBA All-Star Game Was 24 Years Ago Today
This dance-off between Virginia fans at a game this week was pretty great, but I don't agree with their chosen victor.