Wednesday's A.M. Hot Clicks: Kate Upton; Cleveland's unlikely hero
Good morning, all. Andy's still out of town, leaving me to bring you Wednesday's Hot Clicks. Follow me on Twitter right here if it suits you.
Your New Favorite Delly
Sure, LeBron posted another ridiculous stat line and helped carry the Cavs to a 2–1 series lead. But Cleveland (and Twitter, and almost everyone outside the Bay Area and Atlanta) fell hard for Matthew Dellavedova on Tuesday night. The guy who drives a Mazda and is making the lowest salary of any player in the Finals did this, then he did this, then he was hospitalized with cramps after the game. Dellavedova's night was not without its flaws, and his low hit on Draymond Green drew the ire of Green's mom. After Delly, it's all noise, but other notable moments: Cavs fans got in on the massive pre-game banner scene ... LeBron paid the proper respect to Cleveland legend Jim Brown ... Mike Miller paid the proper respect to LeBron ... Steph Curry was not great again, even when he wasn't getting slide-tackled, and the internet let him know about it ... The Quicken Loans Arena scoreboard knows how to quiet a crowd:
Timberlake At Tahoe
Avid golfer Justin Timberlake will join the star-studded field of celebrities competing at the American Century Championship next month, along with Charles Barkley, Aaron Rodgers and many others. A few years back, JT imparted some helpful tips on his practice routine:
Today In Dingers
Giants rookie Chris Heston threw a no-hitter against the Mets in front of his Little League coach, but he had to compete for attention with a bumper crop of home runs around baseball. Joey Votto hit three of them, Giancarlo Stanton hit two, Astros rookie Carlos Correa sent one to the moon, and Edwin Encarnacion walked off the Blue Jays before warning his teammates not to mess with his injured shoulder at home plate.
Lovely Lady of the Day
We know Kate Upton is only a couple of weeks removed from receiving LLOD honors, but to celebrate her 23rd birthday (and with boyfriend Justin Verlander set to make his first start of the season for the Tigers this weekend), we dug up another set of shots for your enjoyment. (You can check out the full-size gallery here.)
Food Fights Around The World
Shirtless College Football Coaches Calendar
First Glimpse Of Gronk On Family Feud
To be honest, before more details came out I was initially hoping the Gronkowskis had made it onto a normal episode of Family Feud instead of the celebrity one. Can't be picky in this situation.
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The Kobe System
Is this a common expression? It should be. Regardless, Kobe's basketball analysis remains on point.
Mr. Redlegs, Hiding In Plain Sight
Thesis: Water Guns Are Stupid
Some very strong points made within, though I can't help but wonder if the capture-the-flag lobby is somehow involved.
A Headline-Writing Legend Leaves Us
Odds & Ends
A high school graduation dress made out of homework assignments, crafted for a good cause ... This horror-only movie streaming service from AMC is a great idea that won't be getting my business ... Slicing up a mango with some flair ... ESPN extended Dick Vitale's contract through 2018 ... St. Louis hosts a very short parade in honor of a very short baseball player ... LeBron hooked Spelling Bee champ Gokul Venkatachalam up with some sneakers .. Brett Lawrie sent flowers to the Red Sox fan who was struck by his bat.
Bobby V's Finest Hour
We missed its anniversary yesterday, but relive the craziness below.
Bob Baffert's First Pitch
If you've trained a Triple Crown-winning horse, you get to call an audible and throw your ceremonial first pitch from the rubber. You also apparently get to miss the plate badly without much fear of public humiliation. (Also: Don't miss Tim Layden's detailed timeline of American Pharoah's historic day.)
John Oliver Takes Aim At Jack Warner
The FIFA scandal is the comic gift that keeps on giving.
I Don't Wanna Lose You Now
You thought you were getting off with just one Justin Timberlake video on a day when he's in the news?
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