Hey boys and girls, Pete Blackburn back at the helm for today's P.M. Hot Clicks. I'll continue to tackle the afternoon edition for the remainder of this week while Andy is away, so feel free to send any links or feedback my way via Twitter - @PeteBlackburn.
Dunks & Designers
As we've seen over the past handful of years, fashion sense around the NBA seems to be getting wackier and wackier. That's why the announcement that this weekend's NBA All-Star festivities will include a player fashion show for the first time is pretty intriguing. Among those expected to compete in the event include James Harden, Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins, but the one guy I'm truly hoping to see hit the runway is flashy dresser Russell Westbrook.
Little League Shenanigans
Jackie Robinson West, the United States' 2014 Little League champions, has been forced to vacate its title after an opposing coach got suspicious a 43-2 loss. According to reports, the coach pulled public records, voter registration, vehicle registration and anything else he could use to try to catch recruiting violations.
You're My Boy, Lew!
The Colorado Rockies are holding a fantasy camp for fans this week, and 88-year-old Lew Dunlap is completely stealing the show.
Lovely Lady of the Day
The LLOD section continues to highlight this year's Swimsuit Issue models (go pick up your copy already!) and today's honors go to the incredible Ariel Meredith. The 28-year-old beauty from Louisiana is also expecting her first child soon, so congratulations to her! (Click here for full-sized gallery.)
R.I.P. Tark the Shark
Sad news out of the college basketball world today as the legendary Jerry Tarkanian, who accumulated 729 victories over 31 years as a Division I head coach, passed away at 84.
Boogie Belts Boyz 2 Men
DeMarcus Cousins decided to give his own rendition of "I'll Make Love To You" on the Kings' team bus last night. Not everyone enjoyed it.
Washington Wizards Media Had a Dunk Contest
The contestants were terrible.
A video posted by Ben Standig (@bmstandig) on
But the judges panel was amazing.
Odds & Ends
Just a week after the track suit debacle in Winnipeg, the Jets have traded Evander Kane to Buffalo in a blockbuster deal... Bleacher Report put together a 'Wire'-themed NBA MVP hype video and it's pretty sweet... Matt Stafford and his fiancee have an expensive wedding registry... Kanye West compared Marshawn Lynch to Beyonce, and Brandon Browner ripped into Kanye... Jamie Benn apologized to the Sedin twins for some questionable remarks about them earlier this week... Jon Stweart's top sports-related rants... Spider-Man is getting a reboot (again) so here are 10 actors who could be a good fit to play Peter Parker.
Happy 25th Anniversary
Buster Douglas' shocking knockout of Mike Tyson was 25 years ago today. Check out the video below and this gallery.
LeBron Takes Hollywood
Here's the first trailer for Judd Apatow's new comedy, 'Trainwreck,' which features guest appearances from LeBron James and John Cena.
Remember Allison Stokke?
The pole vaulter and Internet sensation is back with a new video for GoPro.