Thurs. A.M. Hot Clicks: Raptors Bust Out Retro Jerseys For Drake Night
Raptors Go Retro
The Toronto Raptors celebrated Drake Night at the Air Canada Center on Wednesday and brought back the franchise's original uniforms for the event. I love everything about these jerseys and hope they become permanent. As for Drake, he made some solid jokes while announcing the starting lineups, busted out a DeGrassi High joke on commentary and accidentally confused Donald Sterling and Adam Silver. The Raptors also had a big night on the court, defeating the Nets 105-89.
The Marlins are Clever
Miami inked free agent slugger Mike Morse to a two-year, $16 million deal. And they announced it via Morse Code because why not? The Marlins have done a lot of things wrong over the years but I love this move.
Carmelo Anthony Hat Record
Kudos to Kenny Ducey of WFUV for breaking down Carmelo Anthony's stats by the hat he wore after each game. Unfortunately, the Knicks are 5-20, so the numbers don't look good with any hat.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Hot Clicks fave Ashley Benson turned 25 today, which is a good excuse to make her the LLOD (click here for full-size gallery).
Worst Fantasy League Ever
Fantasy site Phenoms announced that it would be unable to pay fantasy football league winners their full prizes after burning through all its money on web development costs. The company plans to declare bankruptcy and prize money will be held “securely” in Wells Fargo and PayPal accounts.
The Famous SI-Kurt Vonnegut Story
Fan of the Year
Dream Come True
Making an Easy Play Hard
Happy Birthday Charles Oakley
From the SI Vault
This little guy is Jakub Voracek's biggest fan ... The Diamondbacks may have traded Wade Miley because he refused to go gluten-free ... Baily Cargill, a soccer player for AFC Bournemouth, lost his wig in the middle of a game ... Nashville's James Neal became the first NHL player fined for diving ... The Grizzlies-Spurs game had several must-see buzzer-beaters ... LeBron James got angry with a reporter for only asking negative questions ... Former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini went on a expletive-filled rant against the school's athletic director and administration while saying farewell to players after he was fired ... The Browns make Bernie Kosar want to throw up ... Why more and more colleges are using The Simpsons as part of the curriculum ... A PR professional in NYC spends $11,000/year on sushi ... Feel-Good Video: A deaf toddler hears his mom's voice for the first time.
Dwight Howard vs. Rocky
The Rockets center battles the Nuggets mascot.
View From the Sky
Challenger, a 25-year-old male bald eagle, flies around Lincoln Financial Center before Sunday's Eagles-Cowboys game.
A Very Star Wars Christmas
Tom BetGeorge, who lives in Newark, Calif., is responsible for this masterpiece. (H/T Daily Dot)
Dog Video of the Day
Derby, who was born with deformed front legs, runs for the first time with the help of prosthetics. (H/T FTW)