Thursday A.M. Hot Clicks: Gemma Arterton; Meet "Coach" Joel Embiid
The Sixers ended their season of tanking by having Joel Embiid design a play and giving Allen Iverson control of the team's Twitter feed ... A Knicks fan hit a halfcourt shot for $10,000 while the rest of MSG had to settle for free popcorn and whatever else they could grab. At least they didn't spend $26,000 to see every Knicks game like this poor guy did ... Kevin Durant revealed his NBA Mt. Rushmore while teammate Russell Westbrook won the scoring title ... Final regular season grades for all 30 teams ... And in the best NBA moment of the season, Joey "pay attention to me" Crawford took an unfortunate spill crossing halfcourt.
Blake Griffin's New WAG
I'm suddenly jumping on the Clippers playoff bandwagon for no other reason than Blake Griffin's new ladyfriend—Kari Klinkenborg. If the name sounds familiar, it's because she briefly dated Terrell Owens and appeared on his reality show. Not to tout my own horn, but I was on Team Klinkenborg way back in 2007, when we ran a feature on her for SI on Campus. Ignore the misspelled headline—it was my day off.
Museum of Tonya and Nancy
In February, I linked to this great Kickstarter by two roommates who wanted to transform the hallway of their Brooklyn apartment into a Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan Museum. Well the idea is now a reality and The Daily Beast took a tour of the place.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Cyrus from Boulder wrote in requesting English actress Gemma Arterton be named Lovely Lady of the Day. This black dress she wore to The Olivier Awards sealed the deal. She earns today's honors (click here for full-size gallery).
NHL Playoff Beard Watch
The World's Sexiest Grandma
Jon Lester vs. Twitter Trolls
@SamSciascia Thanks for the advice Sam, I'll give it shot, didn't know trolls had kids.— Jon Lester (@JLester34) April 14, 2015
Big Man. Small Clubs.
This Bowling Ball is Worth $4.8 Billion
This Cracked Me Up
Time Lapse Video of the Day
Odds & Ends
This 8-year-old boy ran a 33-mile ultramarathon with a brain tumor. What did you do today? ... MLB is monitoring the field at Toronto's Rogers Center because
it's so crappy of irregular bounces ... Maurice Clarett wrote for Time about what Aaron Hernandez can expect in jail ... The NBA playoffs first-round schedule ... Antonio Gates isn't just a tight end, he's also a boxing promoter ... Good joke here by LeBron ... I love when UFC fighters talk trash against boxers ... Derek Jeter doesn't miss baseball ... Snowboarder Billy Morgan landed the world's first quad cork ... Here's an MRI of a person's knuckles being cracked ... Baron Davis celebrated his birthday at a strip club.
Are You Ready for the NHL Playoffs?
Perhaps this ad will get you in the mood. (H/T Matt from San Diego)
The Cinnamon Challenge
Angels pitcher Hector Santiago attempts ... and fails.
NHL Goal of the Year
Still not sure how Tyler Ennis scored on this play.
Bill Belichick Mic'd Up
The Patriots coach turned 63 today. Here are some of his best mic'd up moments.
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