Joel Embiid Makes His Move
The NBA season is still three months away but Joel Embiid is making an impact already, albeit on on Twitter. The Sixers rookie hilariously hit on Rihanna last night, asking her out to dinner and posting progress reports throughout the night. This comes a week after he hit on Kim Kardashian. Can we just declare him Rookie of the Year right now?
LeBron = Good Neighbor, Genius
LeBron James bought cupcakes for all his Bath Township, Ohio, neighbors as an apology for the commotion he's caused since announcing his return to the Cavs. The box had two kinds of cupcakes: a half-dozen "Just a Kid From Akron Cherry Cola" and another six of "Homecourt Chocolate Chunk." Speaking of LeBron, he has a really good memory. Really good. Like Will Hunting good.
Big Ten, SEC Soccer Kits
Lovely Lady of the Day
I received two requests (Josh from Brooklyn, Rich R. from Montreal) to feature former Chargers cheerleader Andrea Stickel as LLOD. They both have excellent taste (click here for full-size version of gallery). And a reminder. I'm always looking for LLOD suggestions, so don't be afraid to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Bonus points if I've never heard of her, which was the case today.
When Pro Athletes Invade Rec Leagues
Patrick Kane returned to his hometown of Buffalo and joined the local Piranhas Hockey Club on Monday for a game, in which he recorded five goals and five assists in a 13-5 victory. The Chargers softball team wasn't as fortunate. A team consisting of Philip Rivers, Danny Woodhead, Eric Weddle, Nick Hardwick and others lost in the finals of their San Diego rec league to a team they had already lost to twice before that season.
Be Like Chase
From the SI Vault
Nomar Garciaparra turns 41 today. The former Red Sox shortstop (and current Mr. Mia Hamm) played 14 seasons in the majors (Red Sox, Cubs, Dodgers, A's) and retired with a .313 batting average, 229 home runs and 936 RBIs. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds & Ends
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Cristiano Ronaldo Dodges Dandruff
Not sure why he agreed to do this commercial but it's awesome. (H/T Sportsgrid)
Meet The Fungo Brothers
Jimmy Fallon and The Rock team up for an infomercial.
Rough Night at the Office
Yankees pitcher Shane Green committed three bad errors in Monday night's game against the Rangers.
The World's Most Terrifying Free Fall Drop Ride
This is the Sky Tower, located at Tivoli Friheden in Denmark. You couldn't pay me to do this.