Friday's A.M. Hot Clicks
LeBron James put on a one-man show (30 points, eight rebounds, six assists) last night in leading the Heat to a 90-79 Game 5 win over the Pacers. He scored or assisted on 25 of Miami's 30 points in the third quarter, ripped his team a new one during one break in the action, and "went back to his Cleveland days."
In case you missed it, last night's Cardinals-Royals game was delayed for four hours and 32 minutes (easily making it one of the top 10 longest rain delays in recent history). Kansas City closed out the win at 3:12 a.m. local time. Royals players were troopers during the delay. Pitcher Jeremy Guthrie helped the grounds crew by carrying out bags of dirt to the field while third baseman Mike Moustakas threw bags of sunflower seeds to the fans in attendance.
After Grizzlies forward Quincy Pondexter had success using Twitter to land a date with Miss Tennessee, Sixers forward Nick Young made a move on Miss California via the social media site on Thursday.
Eagles linebacker (and more importantly, Hot Clicks fan) Connor Barwin held a contest on Twitter this week in which he gave away concert tickets to the Texans fan who came up with the most creative use for his old Houston jersey. The winner somehow turned his No. 98 Texans jersey into a reusable grocery bag. (On a side note, if you search Barwin's timeline, there was one person who had a much more graphic use for his old jersey, which I can't even describe on SI.com.)
The story of a Martin Brodeur fan who made it his life's mission to get the Devils goalie on the cover of an EA Sports game is both amusing and sad.
Arvind Mahankali won the Scripps National Spelling Bee. His reaction was ... well ... there was NO reaction.
Listen, I'm still gonna destroy a steak tonight, but you gotta be touched by this little boy who discusses why he doesn't want to eat animals with his mother.