There's a lot to unpack from Cleveland's 95–93 overtime victory that evened up the NBA Finals at one game apiece. Plus, lovely lady of the day Shay Mitchell gets us ready for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final.

By Eric Single
June 08, 2015

Happy Monday, everybody—I'll be pinch-hitting on Hot Clicks this week with Andy out of town. If you fancy, you can follow me on Twitter right here, but the sports world had itself quite the weekend, so let's get down to business.

LeBron, Cavs Grind Out Game 2 Win

There's a lot to unpack from Cleveland's 95–93 overtime victory that evened up the NBA Finals at one game apiece. A sampling: LeBron got his bad shots out of the way with this ugly airball in warmups and proceeded to go completely nuts in the first half ... After wrapping up the win and securing an unreal triple-double, an exhausted James's postgame thoughts came down to one word: "Everything." ... Andrew Bogut (???) almost threw down the dunk of the playoffs in the opening minutes, but by the end of the third quarter he had been upstaged by Marresse Speights in the missed jam department ... We're willing to forego all basketball analysis, chalk up Speights's follies to the Lil B curse and move on ... A shot chart has never been more telling ... Steph Curry struggled, but that didn't make Riley Curry any less adorable ... The officials didn't make many friends in the critical final minutes with a ton of dicey calls, but after they let LeBron walk up the court with the ball on his hip, we should've known ... Carlos Santana shredded the national anthem ... A Warriors fan drained a half-court shot to win a BMW ... And Floyd Mayweather took it all in wearing jorts, because that's the kind of thing he does.

It's Gotta Be The Shorts

When you topple the No. 1 player in the world to win the French Open, you can put your pants wherever you want. Stanislas Wawrinka beat Novak Djokovic in four sets in Sunday's final and then gave the media one last look at his awesome shorts.

Djokovic fell short of the career Grand Slam but still received a chill-worthy ovation. Roger Federer watched the final on his phone at a Swiss soccer game. Stars: They're just like us!

My Name Is My Name

The MLB draft starts Monday night, and those of you who don't follow prospects closely can do some last-minute prep with this mock draft of the best names in the 2015 class. Cornelius Randolph is only good enough for second place this year.

Lovely Lady of the Day

Ahead of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final  Monday night, Ontario native and Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell earns this morning's LLOD honors. If you need any help getting pumped up for high-stakes hockey, here's Shay coaching Liars co-star Ashley Benson through 4-year-old Joshua Sacco's flawless rendition of the pre-game speech from Miracle. (Check out Shay's full-size gallery here.)

Virtual Reality Quarterback Training

The Cowboys have signed up for some really cool technology.

Triple Crown Jockey Donates Winnings To Cancer Research

Nice work, Victor Espinoza. If you missed American Pharoah's win on Saturday, there's enough great writing here and enough great photos here (and below) to make you feel like you were trackside for history.

Canadian Nutrition Advice

Be Gentle, Germany

The German national team crushed Ivory Coast 10–0 in its opening game of the Women's World Cup. The Germans have done this type of thing before.

Good Gronk

More Good People Shaving Their Heads

I Don't Know What We're Yelling About!

Golf Claps For Jose Reyes's Balance

Odds & Ends

Steph Curry struggled Sunday night, but his game-tying layup was so smooth (Santana jokes!) ... FIFA continued to cover itself in glory, using male pronouns in its Women's World Cup match tracker ... A new Simpsons movie would only happen once the show goes off the air. So, never? ... Phil Mickelson gave a hefty tip to a lemonade stand ...  Add this to soft-serve ice cream's many uses: Waking a mini-pig up from his nap ... I don't ever want to be on the same continent as this green ribbon worm recently found in Taiwan.

P.K. Subban Crashed A Street Hockey Game

And the little guy between the pipes held his own.


Richard Sherman's Jurassic World trailer

Legion of Boom members should know all about impact tremors.

Serenity Now!

Happy 88th birthday to Jerry Stiller, who played Frank Costanza on Seinfeld.

Let's Skip From Monday To Saturday

On this day in 1963, this gem from Sam Cooke (not to be confused with underrated Ravens punter Sam Koch) topped the Billboard R&B charts, and that's reason enough to give it another spin. See you all tomorrow. Hope I didn't break anything.


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