Wed. AM Hot Clicks: Jessica Alba; Rubik's Cube Making a Comeback?
The best series of the NBA playoffs so far just got a lot more interesting. With fewer than 10 seconds remaining and the Spurs clinging to a 108-107 lead, DeAndre Jordan tipped in a Blake Griffin shot to give the Clippers a one-point lead. But the basket was waved off and the Spurs hit two free throws to ice the game and take a 3-2 series lead. In other NBA news, Chris Paul continues to impress with his hat game, Boris Diaw made an impossible shot look easy and the person who runs the Rockets Twitter account did not have a good Tuesday night.
Manny Pacquiao is confident, telling the AP that he "knows" he's going to beat Floyd Mayweather ... The official fight t-shirt has been released. Speaking of t-shirts, Mayweather is sure to anger Pacquiao and residents of The Philippines with this image ... Hopefully Floyd found something less controversial to wear during his late-night shopping spree ... HBO and Showtime filed a copyright infringement complaint against sites looking to stream the fight for free ... Stephen A. Smith is still desperate for attention ... Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach took a memorable selfie ... The New York Times has a good piece on why boxing still has major problems in the 21st century.
Rubik's Cube Making a Comeback
Earlier this week, I mentioned how a Pennsylvania high school student set a new world record after solving a Rubik's Cube in 5.25 seconds. It appears he isn't the only one with a Rubik's addiction. Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts showed off his skills during an in-game feature while Vanderbilt's Stephen Weatherly proved he is no slouch either. Call me when athletes start playing Tetris on their old-school Gameboy.
Lovely Lady of the Day
I received two emails (from Aaron in California and Evan in Florida) asking me to feature Jessica Alba on her 34th birthday. As you know, Hot Clicks Rule No. 12.4 states that anytime I receive two LLOD requests within a three-hour period, I must feature that girl. Her birthday was actually Tuesday, so belated Happy Birthday wishes, Jessica (click here for full-size gallery).
Peanut Allergy Awareness Night
Just when you think every idea for a minor league theme night is taken, along come the Indianapolis Indians (AAA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates), who are banning all peanut products Wednesday for Peanut Allergy Awareness Night.
Foods That Unintentionally Look Like Other Things
Jonny Gomes Has Great Bat Decals
Robin Lopez, Sneaker Artist
Wisconsin Celebrates National Hero Day
Jose Bautista Channels Robert Redford
Odds & Ends
The best horse names at this year's Kentucky Derby ... The Nationals rallied from eight runs down to defeat the Braves, then celebrated with chocolate syrup ... The UFC suspended Jon Jones indefinitely and stripped him of his title in the wake of his arrest for a hit-and-run accident ... This NBA fan agreed to eat a mailbox key if Deron Williams scored 30 points on Monday, then chickened out after Williams poured in 35 ... Retta of Parks and Recreation is quite a Brent Burns fan ... The NFL's best draft bargains since 2000 ... The hottest boxing ring girls ... A 17-year Navy vet will make his college pitching debut for Jacksonville University ... If anyone is in Austin on Saturday, this looks like fun ... Tom Brady will be on the field for Super Bowl 50, despite how the Patriots do next season ... When animals smile.
Inside the Hockey Handshake Line
Alex Ovechkin was mic'd up as the Capitals and Islanders engage in a post-series handshake line.
Retro Commercial: Andre Agassi for Nike
The retired tennis player turned 45 today. Here's a 1990 ad he filmed with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Jerry Seinfeld's Stand-Up Debut
The comedian turned 61 today. Here is his HBO stand-up debut from 1981.
Random Song of the Day
The Red Hot Chili Peppers cover Jimi Hendrix's Castles Made of Sand in 1989.
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