Tuesday's A.M. Hot Clicks: Buy LeBron James' Jersey Ashes
Buy LeBron's Shirt Ashes
As fans in Cleveland (re)purchase their LeBron merchandise, one fan is trying to cash in by selling the ashes of his burned James jersey on eBay. Here's the description: "For sale is a 2009 LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers Jersey. This jersey was burned to a crisp after he left for the Miami Heat, but luckily for you I saved all of the ashes. Figuring he would eventually come back to Cleveland I have carefully stored all of the ashes in an Urn for safe keeping and preservation." As of this writing (7:36 a.m.), the highest bid is $7.50. Somewhere, Kate Upton is smiling.
New Feud Alert: Tennis Player vs. Drake
I don't follow tennis as closely as others, but consider me a fan of Nick Kyrgios. The Australian was asked why he dropped the first set of his Wimbledon match against Jiri Vesely and he put the blame squarely on Drake. "I came out really flat, so hopefully I won’t listen to that again," Kyrgios said. "It was actually Drake. Didn’t do the job for me." So instead of taking it in stride and laughing it off, Drake got all offended and said that he "wants to meet that guy and look him in the eye and see exactly who he is as a man and size him up and then chop him right down."
Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks and CBS reporter Jenny Dell got engaged over the weekend. Dell, a former Red Sox reporter for NESN, is one of the more underrated WAGs on the market.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Josh from Brooklyn wrote in to ask if I'd consider Fanny Neguesha, girlfriend of Italian soccer star Mario Balotelli, for LLOD. As luck would have it, Neguesha just spent some quality beach time in Miami, where I'm sure she turned a few heads.
When Bad Jerseys Almost Happen
With the NHL season still three months away, Yahoo's Puck Daddy Blog revealed the story of how the Philadelphia Flyers almost wore teal uniforms in the mid-90s and wanted to make "Flyer Teal" an actual phrase Philly fans would use. Thankfully this never happened.
Logo Mashup of the Day
From the SI Vault
Derek Fisher squeezes past Carmelo Anthony and converts a layup during a 2010 Lakers-Nuggets game. Fisher told the New York Post that he expects the Knicks to make the playoffs this season and win the championship. OK, I made up the last part but Fisher does think the team's current roster will make the postseason. And considering the Hawks made the playoffs last season with a 38-44 record, that's not exactly setting the ceiling very high. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter. And check out the Hot Clicks archives here.
Odds and Ends
Chandler Parsons was offended by the Rockets and their decision not to match his contract offer from the Mavs ... Andrew Wiggins pulled off one of the best dunks of the summer league ... Good piece on how Paul Pierce ended up on the Wizards ... A recap of last night's Monday Night Raw ... Things are getting ugly for Roy Williams and North Carolina ... Why LeBron James is worth $500 million to the city of Cleveland ... I thought last season of Saturday Night Live was brutal. Here's the first member of the cast to be shown the door ... You'll want to read this confession of a hotel employee (then never stay at a hotel again) ... An iceberg that looks like Batman ... The 10 best "Weird Al" Yankovic videos of all time.
Best Home Run Swings of Modern Era
In honor of last night's Home Run Derby, Sports Naut put together the best home run swings of the modern era. Jim Thome came in at No. 2.
Lingerie Football Video of the Day
Atlanta Steam head coach Dane Robinson is fired up. The league is now known as the Legends Football League but the old "lingerie" moniker is so much better. There are some curses in this video so put your headphones on.
Jesse Ventura's Best Promos
"The Body" turns 63 today. Here are his best promos from his pro wrestling days.