Thursday's A.M. Hot Clicks: James Harden and His Ugly Shirt
James Harden: Fashion Icon
The Rockets took on the Lakers last night and James Harden wore his best Hollywood outfit for the occasion. And since it's 2014, the internet made jokes about said Hollywood outfit. Harden wasn't the only one in the NBA who made a fashion statement last night. Clyde Frazier, LeBron James and Dwight Howard all showed off their clothing A-game.
Mascot Controversy of the Day
Meet Boston Raider, the new mascot of the Western Hockey League's Prince Albert (Saskatchewan) Raiders. Muslim groups are complaining that the mascot is offensive, and the twitterverse agrees. I have a feeling Boston Raider will go the way of the Coachella Valley High School Arabs.
Scenes from Buffalo
Snowpocalypse has hit Buffalo and the Bills are offering $10/hour and a game ticket to anyone who can help shovel the 220,000 tons of snow before Sunday's game. Members of the team are helping out as much as they can. Kicker Dan Carpenter shoveled snow for his 88-year-old neighbor and Mario Williams lent a hand to Bills (snowed-in) legend Jim Kelly. Kiko Alonso proved that he isn't human by sitting shirtless and taking an ice/snow bath while several other players went the traditional route of posting photos of the snow.
Lovely Lady of the Day
I haven't featured Ana Cheri since August, and frankly, that's way too long. My sincere apologies to all (click here for full-size gallery).
One Way to Prevent Vandalism
USC and UCLA play Saturday and USC is taking no chances with vandalism. The school has duct-taped some of its major statues, including Tommy Trojan, The Traveler and The Trojan Sword to make sure no UCLA students get any ideas.
A Short Story About Michael Irvin Running Out of Gas
From the SI Vault
This is Kamala, as shot by SI's Walter Iooss in 1985. The pro wrestler, who hails from Uganda, has had both his legs amputated in recent years and is the subject of a great profile by Bleacher Report's Jason King. And while we're on the subject of pro wrestling, be sure to check out Bret Hart's first-person account of the Montreal Screwjob (full of never-before-heard details!). And also visit the SI Vault on Twitter for more classic sports pics.
Odds & Ends
Paul George is now an intern with the Pacers ... Jordan Zimmerman bought Steven Souza a Best Buy gift card for helping save his no-hitter ... A Texas high school girl's basketball game ended with a 98-0 score ... Jerry Rice is still talking trash, even in retirement ... Read this letter by an angry FSU alum ... Ranking the NHL's third jerseys ... Manny Pacquiao met his Doppelganger ... This Creighton hoops player got a beer bath after diving into the scorer's table ... The 15 best of Jim Ross sports dubs.
Six-Pack of Highlights
The best action from a busy Wednesday in sports.
Trick Shots, by Bruce Pearl
Auburn's new coach shows off his skills.
Vince Carter Tribute
The Raptors played this great tribute to Vince Carter before last night's game against the Grizzlies. Things got a little misty for the former Raptor.
Charlie Day Does Conan
The It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star discusses being neighbors with Zac Efron.