Friday June 12th, 2015

Hello all, Andrew Doughty from Next Impulse Sports here with Friday PM Hot Clicks. Feel free to follow me on Twitter if your heart desires.


It would be ignorant to think the LeBron James camera incident would be over quickly, and as we've seen during a bombardment of Camera-Gate news and opinions on Friday, it's far from over. Warriors center Andrew Bogut, the man who committed the foul that led to James falling into the cameras, accused his opponent of flopping into them while other players offered strong opinions on cameramen following the incident. And some fans were reminded of Dennis Rodman's infamous run-in with a cameraman 18 years ago.

Hairy Situation

Norway managed to tie Germany 1-1 in Women's World Cup action on Thursday despite getting outshot 27-4. Norway's equalizer came on a magnificent free kick strike from Maren Mjelde, a goal that Stephen A. Smith credited to the German ladies not wanting to mess up their hair. He's kidding...right?

Nap Time

The Toronto Blue Jays were in the midst of a troubling slump in early June, having dropped four of five games and fallen seven games under .500 after two sub-par months of baseball. Therefore, they found the perfect team bonding remedy: Nap time. They've won eight in a row since the June 3 pregame nap, averaging over seven runs per game during the winning streak that has vaulted them within three games of the AL East lead.

P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day

Our LLOD is the beautiful Heather Hahn, a Spokane native who loves nothing more than an old-fashioned whiskey drink and a sun-kissed day at the beach. (Click here for full-size gallery)

Jack Link's Giveaway

Today is National Jerky Day and our friends at Jack Link’s are celebrating with #Meatzilla, the world’s biggest bag of jerky. But that’s not all. They’ve also hooked us up with 12 Wild Side Kits to give away for this special event. Each kit contains two packs of Teriyaki Beef Jerky and Original Beef Jerky as well as one package of Turkey Jerky, Peppered Jumbo Beef Steak, Original Jumbo Beef Steak, Hot Squatch Stick and Original Squatch Stick. But that’s not all. They’re also throwing in a Jack Link’s hat and poster. So basically, if you like jerky, this is the giveaway for you. I’ll send Kits to the 20th, 40th, 60th, 80th, 100th, 120th, 140th, 160th, 180th, 200th, 220th and 240th person to email Andy Gray ( the name of this morning’s LLOD. Please make the subject line “Jack Link’s.”

Holy Crap

Apparently a sport called Extreme Arm Wrestling exists and the no-holds-barred fighting match is pure insanity. XARM, created by UFC founder Art Davie, has existed since 2008 but somehow it remains practically unknown.

Mrs. Curry Throwing Shade


Nothing like #roaracle arena!!! Riley slept through the entire first half both nights here in Cleveland! Can't wait to get back home to the bay!!! #2moretogo We bring the noise in the bay. A photo posted by Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) on

Spikes Charged


Rachel Hilbert


Slipper Shoes


Odds and Ends

Skateboarder Ryan Sheckler's girlfriend Mia Bonde is stunning... Kanye showed up at the NBA Finals podium for whatever reason... MLB logos as area codes are way cooler than they sound... Oblivious Cavs fan blames other Cavs fans for loss... Unconventional brands that need to sponsor college football bowl games... High School yearbook pictures of famous sports figures ... Michael Jordan and his wife hit Paris in style for the 30th Anniversary of Jordan Brand... High school outfielder celebrates sick catch with Whip dance ... Gamblers that bet Andre Iguodala would win NBA Finals MVP could be in for huge payday... Apple's swanky new Upper East Side store is quite majestic... A British soldier accidentally smacked a little girl when saluting the Queen... Bleacher Report lists the 20 biggest sports disappointments since 2000.

Just Stop

Timofey Mozgov was asked unnecessarily long questions during his postgame press conference and, understandably, asked for clarification and provided hilariously brief answers:

Olympic Applicants

Twenty-six sports applied to be in the 2020 Olympics, including Water Skiing, American football and Chess. Also applying for inclusion was Tug of War, and, yes, it's one of the least exhilarating and edge-of-your-seat sports in existence:

Alrighty Then

Because everyone needs to start their weekend with 25 great Ace Ventura quotes:

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