It wasn't easy, but the Heat won their 23rd straight game last night with a 105-103 victory against the Celtics. Miami trailed by as many as 17, its largest deficit during this streak, but LeBron James bailed out the team with a 37-point effort, including the game-winner with 10.5 seconds left. I know I shouldn't confess this publicly, and I'm not sure how it's happened, but now I find myself rooting for the Heat and LeBron. Please don't hate me, I'm not proud. But I give LeBron enormous credit for how he's turned things around since The Decision. Obviously, winning the title last year has made him more comfortable and relaxed, which, in my opinion, has made him more likable. I'm sure I'm in the minority, but I had to get this dirty secret off my chest.
Fernando Rodney, who has taken his sideways cap to an extreme level at the World Baseball Classic, kept a lucky plantain in his pants during the Dominican Republic's game against the Netherlands last night. He even whipped it out during pregame introductions.
If you need a time killer, check out this amusing story about two guys who not only got into the SEC tournament for free but also ended up getting paid to watch the games from a suite.
Here's what NHL logos would look like if the league decided to go minimalist.
One of the things I wish I did more in Hot Clicks is feature lunatic callers on sports-talk radio. For instance, just yesterday, some guy told New York host Mike Francesa that he should say a novena for the Yankees' season. However, that is child's play compared to this Kentucky basketball fan who has a theory on why the Wildcats were left out of the NCAA tournament.
What would a party be like if the people in attendance were websites? This video shows you.