By Andy Gray
May 05, 2014


Pierce Saves the Day

Paul Pierce :: Getty Images Paul Pierce :: Getty Images

Paul Pierce made a series-saving block as the Nets squeezed past the Raptors in Game 7 on Sunday. Toronto coach Dwayne Casey found himself in gridlocked traffic on the way to the game so he pulled a U-turn and took the subway. Drake was sitting courtside when ESPN analyst Mike Tirico spotted him and decided to quote one of his raps. It was as awkward as it sounds. With their season over, the Raptors are already looking to next year and may make a run at Vince Carter. Meanwhile in San Antonio, the Spurs rolled to a Game 7 victory over Dallas. The highlight of the game was Manu Ginobli channeling The Undertaker while applying Chapstick and Gregg "Stonewall" Popovich ignoring his two best players when they left the court late in the fourth quarter. 


Future Gronk?

Alabama tight end Michael Nysewander partied like a rock star at Talladega this weekend, which reminded me of another tight end who isn't afraid to chug a beer every now and then. I'm talking about Rob Gronkowski, who spent his Cinco de Mayo weekend partying in Columbus, Ohio. Nysewander will have to work on his shorts game if he wants to become the next Gronk. Jorts don't cut it at the NFL level.


Speaking of Talladega

The world's first BBQ sauce wrestling match took place Friday as part of the Aaron's 499 fan experience.


Lovely Lady Of The Day

I can't believe Carly Lauren has never been featured as a LLOD before. I apologize for this transgression.


Star Wars Mock Draft

Yesterday was Star Wars Day and celebrated with a mock draft of Star Wars characters. The Texans chose Chewbacca with the top pick in hopes of pairing him on the defensive line with J.J. Watt while the Packers snatched R2-D2 with the 21st overall pick. For those who can't get enough of the George Lucas hit, here's a gallery of Star Wars and Sports.


Now This is a Limo

Former Clemson QB Tajh Boyd showed up to an autograph signing in this monstrosity.


From the SI Vault
David Beckham :: AP David Beckham :: AP

David Beckham turned 39 on Friday. Here's a look at his various hairstyles through the years. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.


Odds and Ends

A high schooler in Flourtown, Pa., attended the prom with Shaun White after the Olympic snowboarder accepted her video proposal. It's worth noting that White briefly dated Bar Refaeli ... Mike Trout bought his mom a SUV for Mother's Day ... Mets pitchers set a new record by starting the season 0-for-46 from the plate ... You can enjoy a steak lunch with Mariano Rivera for the low price of $750 ... John Daly wore Hooters pants to the South Georgia Classic over the weekend ... Who has the largest vocabulary in hip hop ... U.S.-based toy inventor Steve Casino has spent the past two years creating tiny celebrity statues out of peanut shells ... Five new record-breaking roller coasters that will terrify you this summer.


Barack Obama Channels Richard Sherman

The president does his best impression of the Seahawks cornerback during the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.


Best Plays of First Round ranked the Top 10 plays of the first round of this year's playoffs.


Andre the Giant Gets Body Slammed

 Turns out I was very, very wrong when I thought WrestleMania III was the first time Andre was bodyslammed.


Extreme Dog Shaming

I'm a little late to this but Seth Meyers tackled this important topic on Tuesday night's Late Night.

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