Monday A.M. Hot Clicks: Swim Week begins; NBA All-Star Game highlights
Swimsuit Week Begins
The Swimsuit Issue hits newsstands this week, so I will be filling in for Andy as he gallivants around with the models. Check out his diary of the lead-up to the launch, filled with pictures and GIFs of this year’s Swimsuit models. Also take a look at how Twitter reacted to this year’s treble Swim covers, featuring Ronda Rousey, Ashley Graham and Hailey Clauson.
All-Star Game Notes
The NBA held its annual All-Star Game in Toronto over the weekend, with the West coming out on top and Russell Westbrook winning his second consecutive MVP trophy. The highlight of the weekend was Kobe Bryant’s send-off ... The Dunk Contest, won again by Zach LaVine, also provided a million memorable moments ... Aaron Gordon is probably a lot more popular now than he was on Friday ... Klay Thompson beat his Splash Brother Stephen Curry for the three-point crown ... Karl-Anthony Towns grabbed the Skills Challenge title for the big men ... Reggie Miller beat Drake in table tennis
Von Miller Time
MMQB has a look at Broncos linebacker Von Miller’s amazing week, which stretched from winning Super Bowl MVP to sitting courtside at the All-Star Game. Miller also found the time to stop by Saturday Night Live to poke some fun at Cam Newton.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Start your week off with Lindsey Vonn, who is featured in nothing but paint in this year’s Swimsuit Issue, as your Lovely Lady of the Day. The three-time Olympian and gold medal winner is currently in her 14th season of World Cup skiing. (Click here for full-size gallery.)
TMZ Paid Big for Rice Video
The New Yorker is reporting TMZ paid a whopping $100,000 for the Ray Rice elevator assault video.
Kobe Bryant: All-Star Dad
Kobe Bryant has seen all there is to see in the NBA, but he is still excited for his daughters to meet Stephen Curry.
Don't Let Mookie Drive
This is what happens when Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts drives a golf cart.
Jumping Swimsuit Model
Help the Aged
Matt Barnes Will Fight for Love
Drake Honors Kobe
Will he ever wear this jacket again? No way, right?
Odds & Ends
Relive the greatness of the Vince Carter-Tracy McGrady dunk contest ... Baseball’s All-Star Game is likely heading back to Wrigley Field ... Give Bill Murray some privacy or lose your phone ... Pro dunker throws down while wearing jeans ... Arkansas man has a bad Valentine’s weekend ... How to end the Damage-A-DeAndre strategy ... Shaq can still dunk ... Steph Curry’s All-Star half-court shot ... Kobe got a lot of new Air Jordans .. How to make single serving nachos ... Gallery: The Night in Sports (Feb. 14), featuring photos from Sunday's All-Star game.
The Only Way to Beat Jordan Spieth
All-Star Sing Along
This Seems Mean
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