LeBron James poured in a career-high 61 points last night as the Heat cruised to a 124-107 victory over the Bobcats. Miami forward Shane Battier summed up the night perfectly with a quote I don't completely understand: ”This is what the yogis talk about, about reaching that alternate level of consciousness.” Meanwhile in New York, the Knicks are reaching an alternate level of awful and fans of all ages are not happy about it.
It's Mardi Gras and New Orleans is celebrating. Among the revelers is Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who is slated to be grand marshal for the Krewe of Argus parade today. The coach already got a shout out in The Big Easy during last Friday's Le Krewe D'Etat parade with a caravan of Ryan look-alikes.
Angels infielder Ian Stewart was scratched from the lineup yesterday after being hit in the nose while "messing around with daughter." This is another in a long line of bizarre baseball injuries, many of which we tracked in this handy photo gallery.
Ariel Meredith is one of my favorite SI Swimsuit models (translation: she's nice to me) and is now dating Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks. Check out her 2014 swimsuit photos and this memorable GIF from 2013 that never got the credit it deserved.
This GIF shows every World Cup soccer ball since 1930.
Lost Letterman ranks the NCAA's best benches and their "delightfully over-the-top reactions."
It's National Pancake Day (free pancakes at IHOP!) and, as luck would have it, I have a photo of former Orioles ace Jim Palmer enjoying a big stack.
Extra Mustard looks at bad mascot behavior and its legal consequences ... Time.com profiled MMA fighter Ann Osman, who is Asian, female and Muslim ... Mandatory has a complex breakdown of the different types of sports fans ... This was an ugly sequence from Pistons guard Brandon Jennings ... Bill Cosby wore a really tight Oregon jersey yesterday ... Dodgers rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu really likes his Ramen Noodles ... Former pro wrestler Bill Goldberg has a goat named Goatberg ... Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band will headline a free Final Four music festival.
The Warriors coach and his best player engage in a shooting contest held after the team’s practice in Indianapolis on Monday.
Voice actor Brock Baker nails it.
In Monday's A.M. Clicks, we told you about Duke freshman Jabari Parker passing out his trademark "Jabari Bars" to fans tenting in Krzyzewskiville. Here is a video of him making the bars.
Two pregnant women named Lisa face off at the wheel. (HT Guyism)