Going the Distance
Jose Canseco Update
Jose Canseco underwent surgery this morning after accidentally shooting his left middle finger while cleaning his handgun. It is not known whether he'll ever regain use of the finger. His fiancee, Leila Knight, said, "The doctors said they would either have to amputate or do reconstructive surgery. But if they do surgery, he won’t be able to use it again. He blew away an artery and a big bone chunk.”
Michael Jordan's Twitter Takeover
Micahel Jordan took over the Hornets Twitter account yesterday and showed off his sneaker collection, photobombed the lovely Eryn Gradwell and gave Keegan Bradley a lesson in trash talk. All in all, a great day for MJ -- kind of makes you want to grab your umbrella and dance around a dorm room.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Halloween is only two days away. Hannah Stocking is ready. Are you? (click here for full-size gallery).
Best (or Worst) Idea Ever
Vivek Ranadive, the new owner of the Sacramento Kings, has an interesting idea for his team's defensive strategy. Instead of sending all five guys back to play D, he may have one of his players cherry-pick and have the team play 4-on-5 defense so a long outlet pass can be converting into an easy basket. If you've never seen Ranadive, here's video of the Kings war room as they made the Nik Stauskas selection.
J.J. Watt Prepares for Life After Football
Spurs Get Their Rings
From the SI Vault
Gordie Howe poses with 1,071 pucks, the total number of regular and postseason goals he scored during his 32-year career in the NHL and WHA. Howe suffered a "pretty bad stroke" on Sunday, according to his son Murray, who told the Detroit Free Press, "I feel like this is his last lap around the rink. I'm guessing he's not going to recover ... but then again, he's about as strong as they get. If anyone can do it, he can."
Odds & Ends
The 76ers may be awful this season, but they'll have great 3D floor animation ... The top NBA Twitter feeds for the 2014-15 season (which includes the SI Vault, a sure-fire to make sure the list ends up in Hot Clicks. Smart move, Playboy) ... Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard nearly came to blows last night ... Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin claims he ran a slow 40-yard-dash at the NFL Combine so his draft stock would fall and he'd slip to Carolina ... The Toledo Walleye will wear Batman Jerseys while the Evansville IceMen will dress as The Riddler when the two teams' minor league hockey squads square off in November ... Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was not happy about letting up the game-winning goal ... These old Melanie Griffith photos of her playing with a lion are amazing ... David Letterman told Amy Poehler that he thinks she's funnier than Tina Fey ... This woman was hit on a billion times (roughly) while walking silent through the streets of NYC.
Thriller Invades College Baseball
San Diego State's annual Halloween game gets interrupted by a Michael Jackson dance party.
Gregg Popovich Interview of the Day
I missed the NBA.
Blake Griffin, Avenger
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actor Clark Gregg discusses what NBA players would make the best heroes and villians in Avengers.
One Reason to Join the Patriots
Craig Carton, who hosts a NYC morning radio show with Boomer Esiason, gives a great reason for wanting to play in New England.
Rap Music + Office Stock Video = Awesome
This is outstanding. (H/T Gawker)