Friday's A.M. Hot Clicks: Sam Hoopes; Larry Bird Zings Dominique Wilkins
Dominique Wilkins Gets Statue; Larry Bird Makes Epic Joke
Dominique Wilkins, who earned nine All-Star selections and is 12th all time on the NBA’s scoring chart (26,668 points), was honored in Atlanta last night with his own statue. Seems like just yesterday he was a student at UGA hitting on girls and playing dorm room DJ with his boom box. The unveiling was part of “Nique Week” and will continue tonight with a 3-D tribute to the Human Highlight Film before tip-off against the Cavs. Larry Bird, who famously battled Wilkins during their playing days, couldn't help but steal the spotlight with this great joke.
Welcome Back, Craig Sager
Craig Sager returned to the sideline for TNT after missing much of the past year battling cancer. He was feted with well wishes from Gregg Popovich and Mark Cuban before receiving a blazer from Chicago mascot Benny the Bull. Of course, the last thing Sager needs right now is another ugly blazer.
Hockey Hair Hero
Not paying attention to Minnesota high school Class 2A hockey this season? I suggest jumping on the Lakeville North bandwagon for no other reason than defenseman Luke Seper and his majestic head of hockey hair.
Lovely Lady of the Day
I'm a weak man. I promised to go two months without featuring an SI Swimsuit model as LLOD. But then I received a text from Sam Hoopes letting me know she'll be in NYC next week. Then she posted this Instagram photo and I caved. I hope you all forgive me (click here for full-size gallery).
Harrison Ford Crashes Plane Into Golf Course; Internet Makes Jokes
Actor Harrison Ford was hospitalized after crash-landing an airplane on a golf course in Los Angeles on Thursday. Ford, an experienced pilot, is expected to make a full recovery, though his family described him as "battered, but OK." One might think the internet would suspend its snarky jokes while Ford recovers but that isn't the case.
David Price: Fashion Icon
Justin Verlander, David Price and minor-leaguer Tim Melville went golfing Thursday. One of them wore a sleeveless argyle sweater.
Welcome to the Batman Hotel
Alice Cooper Meets Alice Cooper Mask
Kenny Smith's 50th Birthday Present
ASU's Curtain of Distraction
Odds & Ends
Indiana fans are not loving Tom Crean these days ... This may be the best alley-oop I've ever seen ... The NFL's best free-agent bargains ... The week's funniest GIFs ... Rick Carlisle is turning into the saltiest coach this side of Gregg Popovich ... Ten most haunted colleges in America ... Fifty all-time best bumper stickers ... This deleted Back to the Future scene will start some controversy ... Peeps are now invading your cereal bowl.
Halfcourt Shot of the Day
A lucky Rockets fan wins $25,000.
That Time Reggie Miller Tried Talking Trash to Michael Jordan
Reggie Miller shares a story with Jimmy Kimmel.
Want to be an NHL Goalie?
The Panthers are holding open tryouts.
Hot Clicks' New Favorite Band
Meet the Skivvies, who perform in their underwear! Thanks to Bili in Boston for the heads up.