It was a busy night in the NBA but I need to take a second to acknowledge Kevin Klein. The Rangers defenseman had part of his ear ripped off in the first period last night after a high stick by Pittsburgh's Zach Sill. The piece was sewn back and Klein would go on to score the game-winner in overtime. I have a feeling it will make SI's most painful NHL injury moments of the year.
LeBron James met Prince William and Kate (a.k.a. - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) and gave them Cavs shirts before last night's game against the Nets. James wore an "I Can't Breathe" t-shirt in honor of Staten Island victim Eric Garner ... The Clippers beat the Suns on a Blake Griffin three-pointer that clanged around the rim before dropping in. Big Baby is still in shock ... A distraught John Wall broke down in tears after the Wizards beat the Celtics; he was reacting to the death of his 6-year-old friend Miyah, who succumbed to cancer earlier that day.
100 Best GameDay Signs of 2014
The headline says it all. My two favorites are "This sign is equivalent to an OSU diploma" (by a Michigan State fan) and "Katherine Webb is a soft 6 at Ole Miss." Webb is a former SI Swimsuit model and definitely not a soft 6, but the sign is still hilarious.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Longread of the Day
Got some time on your hands? I recommend this Indianapolis Monthly feature titled "Larry Bird’s Greatest Shot Was the One He Didn’t Take." The story focuses on Bird's life after Indiana University and how he ended up at Indiana State, though it's much better than the description I just gave.
This Guy Won $45,000 on a $15 Parlay
Patriotic Helmet Alert
LeBron Meets the Royals
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Dikembe Mutombo Meets the Royals (and shares popcorn with them)
Odds & Ends
Redskins coach Jay Gruden randomly reads the tweets of his players during team meetings ... The 10 most disappointing college football teams of 2014 ... George Brett's sunglasses from the 1980 World Series are now on sale ... Kevin Durant delivered a pair of his sneakers to a 13-year-old kid who had his stolen ... The jersey Odell Beckham Jr. wore when he made his amazing catch is now on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame ... Devon Still and daughter Leah received custom "Leah Strong" jackets from North Face ... Gina Carano is single again after breaking up with actor boyfriend Henry Cavill ... The Price is Right now has male models ... The 85 funniest tweets of all time ... The 20 most memorable moments from Sons of Anarchy, which concludes its seven-year run tonight.
Who's Excited for the Bahamas Bowl?
It's 33 degrees on the Central Michigan campus right now. Can you blame the players for getting this excited?
Holiday Sweater Rap
The San Jose Sharks made this video and it's atrocious. Yet I can't stop watching.
Victoria's Secret Models Shake it Off
Here's one way to forget that Holiday Sweater Rap.
Little Peter Misses Putt
I love this little guy.