Weds. A.M. Hot Clicks: Rachelle Goulding; Timberwolves Finally Win
Timberwolves Finally Win Something
The NBA helds its annual Draft Lottery Tuesday and Minnesota scored the No. 1 pick, then celebrated like a bunch of teenagers who just discovered a naked Kate Upton photo. Knicks fans, meanwhile, were not pleased when the team landed the No. 4 pick instead of No. 2 (where they were statistically projected to pick). The Lakers scored the No. 2 pick but Kobe Bryant chose to attend Dancing With the Stars in person rather then watch from home (though he did have one of the night's best tweets). It was also a big night for fashion as Russell Westbrook and Nerlens Noel turned heads but it didn't help their teams land the top spot. Here's a very early mock draft and the latest news and rumors from around the league.
Riley Curry Wins Game 1
Actually, the Warriors held off the Rockets 110-106 to take a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. But all anyone is talking about is Stephen Curry's young daughter Riley, who told her dad to "be quiet" during his postgame press conference. It's good to see Curry smiling after the Rockets dissed him by bringing their last man on the bench to the pregame captains's meeting. Curry responded with 34 points and one halftime buzzer-beater. Also of note: Draymond Green got vocal after taking a first-half charge on Dwight Howard; Trevor Ariza may or may not have given Green a cheap shot (decide for yourself) and Rockets fans are hoping an injured Howard returns for Game 2.
Poor Tom Bradby
It's been a rough few weeks for Tom Brady and an even tougher few weeks for Tom Bradby. The British political reporter has been lambasted on Twitter by people who are confusing him with the Patriots quarterback. Reminds me of the abuse I took when my man Andy Gray got the ax for "unacceptable and offensive behaviour".
Lovely Lady of the Day
Casting for the 2016 SI Swimsuit Issue has begun and we've created profiles and some videos for all the girls coming by the office. Last week we debuted with Josie Canseco. Tuesday we introduced you to our second potential model, Rachelle Goulding. She earns LLOD honors (click here for the full-size gallery).
For the Pro Wrestling Fans
We had a great interview with Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, during which he discussed playing for Ed Orgeron at Miami, the close friendship he shares with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and his advice to Roman Reigns. I also stumbled upon this great website—Pro Wrestling Stories—which is full of behind-the-scenes anecdotes and a good way to lose 30 minutes of your life.
Bridge Made Completely From Paper
Points For Honesty
Points For Door Knob Placement
Someone Arrest This Band!
Home Run Lands on Boat
Bill Murray Falls Off Chair
Odds & Ends
Of course one NBA team had to make a Deflategate joke during the Draft Lottery ... NFL players react to the news of an extended extra point try ... Former MLB commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti somehow signed a baseball card months after his death ... A history of Seattle baseball uniforms ... Tiger Woods’s off-color language has prompted FCC complaints ... Everyone's favorite adult film star/Florida State fan is excited for the Everett Golson era ... Someone has designed a flag for Planet Earth ... Alfonso Ribeiro is the new host of America's Funniest Home Videos ... A restaurant in China is offering up to 90% discount to customers wearing short skirts ... Good news for people who wanted a fireplace in their private jet ... Krist Novoselic of Nirvana and Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses covered Sweet Child O' Mine on accordion and bass. Make sure you take a moment to watch it.
Jahlil Okafor Never Lets His Guard Down
Top NBA draft prospect Jahlil Okafor made an appearance on SINow Tuesday when my good friend (and SI.com NBA producer) Matt Dollinger came in for a dunk. I'll let you watch to see what happens.
NHL Referees Mic'd Up
An inside look at one of the hardest jobs in sports.
Russell Wilson's Scene From Entourage
The Seahawks QB is among the many actors with a cameo in the soon-to-be-released film.
Stephen Colbert Speaks at Wake Forest Graduation
Reminder: Late Show with Stephen Colbert will debut Sept. 8 on CBS.
Eddie Vedder performs the Pearl Jam classic during an appearance with David Letterman.
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