Wednesday's P.M. Hot Clicks: Charles Barkley and Other Celeb First Pitches
Celebrities Pitch In
The Curious Case of LeBron's Hair
LeBron James debuted his new line of signature shoes at Nike World Headquarters on Tuesday, but all anyone is talking about is the reappearance of LeBron's hairline. As you can see in these photos, the once-thinning hairline isn't so thin these days. As you may have guessed, the internet had jokes about the situation.
Another NBA hashtag started up last night, this one dedicated to #NBADramas, and it didn't disappoint. I love that they had not one, but two memes dedicated to Sons of Anarchy, though my favorite is Law & Order: SVG in honor of Stan Van Gundy. Sadly, this may be the only win the Pistons have this year. Sorry, Detroit.
Lovely Lady Round-Up
I was browsing through my most recent Guess catalog when I came across some photos of Nicoleta Vaculov. Somehow she's never been featured in Hot Clicks before, so let's rectify that now (click here for full-size gallery) ... Bar Refaeli dancing on a pole will make anyone buy eyeglasses ... Rachelle Ryerson is the latest Miss Coed.
Hot Clicks Giveaway: Harry & David
The good people at Harry & David have provided me with some gifts for four lucky winners. As you know, Harry & David was founded 80 years ago and is America’s trusted gourmet gifting curator. Harry & David makes it easy to send gourmet gift baskets and delectable fruits in addition to many flavors of Moose Munch Gourmet Popcorn, chocolate-dipped fruits, truffles, and much more, most of which are made in our own kitchens from recipes honed over time. I have four of their best products - Game Day Snacks, a BBQ Grilling Gift Crate, Beer-Flavored Snacks Box and a Gourmet Chocolate Cigar Box -- which I will give away to the 20th, 40th, 60th and 80th person who emails me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the name of the Dallas Stars' new mascot. The answer was in A.M. Clicks. Please make the subject line "Harry & David."
Update (6:09 a.m.): Contest is closed. Winners will be notified. Thank you!
The NBA's Top 100 Players
SI.com is counting down the Top 100 players of 2015 and is now up to No. 21 (Kyrie Irving). The top 20 will be announced over the next two days. Irving's teammate may or may not be No. 1 (Spoiler: He is).
New York Times best-selling author Seth Casteel gave swimming lessons to more than 1,500 pups and took photos of them in action. The results are in the new book Underwater Puppies.
Lionel Messi at 13
DJ Chris Bosh Visits Ellen
Odds & Ends
If you love pork, you'll love our Concession Food Item of the Week ... Dwyane Wade unveiled his fancy new line of watches on Tuesday ... It turns out Mark Cuban was exactly right when he predicted some trouble ahead for the NFL ... Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling is coming to the WWE Network ... The NHL rejected a plan to have advertisements on jerseys ... The new Air Jordans come with HDMI ports ... Bill Hader will host Saturday Night Live on Oct. 11 ... Idaho (yes, Idaho) is home to the rudest drivers in America.
Drew Kaser for Heisman
How can you not throw your support behind the Texas A&M punter after this video.
Lolo Jones Exits Dancing With the Stars
Lolo Jones became the first contestant eliminated from DWTS. Here is her performance of the Cha Cha.
Kobayashi vs. Hamster
This is weird and awesome at the same time.