Monday's A.M. Hot Clicks: April Rose; Tallest Man in U.S. Gets Sneakers

Sunday August 16th, 2015

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America's Tallest Person Gets Shoes

Courtesy of Reddit

Timberwolves superfan Igor Vovkovinskiy, who stands 7-foot-8, hasn't left his home much over the past few years because he doesn't own a comfortable pair of shoes. That changed late last week when Reebok sent him several custom pair, free of charge. Vovkovinskiy was born in the Ukraine but moved to Minnesota in 1989 so that he could undergo treatment at the Mayo Clinic for pituitary gigantism. After 16 foot surgeries he was finally cleared to walk, only he couldn't find sneakers to fit his size 24 10E feet. Also of note: That little guy in the photo with Vovkovinskiy is 6-11 Nikola Pekcovic.

James Harrison Takes a Stand

Steelers linebacker James Harrison's 8- and 6-year-old sons took home "participation trophies," which led their dad to go off on the idea of "participation trophies." In a lengthy Instagram post, Harrison said, "these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy. I’m sorry I’m not sorry for believing that everything in life should be earned and I’m not about to raise two boys to be men by making them believe that they are entitled to something just because they tried their best." Do you agree with Harrison? Answer in the comments section below.

Arizona's Top Cheerleader

I'm not sure who No. 75 is on the Arena Football League Arizona Rattlers as he's not listed on the team's website. But he provided the most entertaining moment of the weekend when he interrupted the cheerleaders' dance routine to bust out a few of his own moves.

Lovely Lady of the Day

I received some fresh photos of April Rose (and her dog Sharkey), courtesy of photographer Andrew Fearman. Rose has appeared in MTV's Guy Code and Girl Code and co-hosts a Bears pregame show in Chicago for Comcast Sportsnet. She also writes and hosts the Playboy web series ARfiles. She earns today's honors (click here for full-size gallery). 

Which Rappers Sons Still Play Sports?

We know, it's hard to keep track. So as a public service, Extra Mustard has an update on which sons of rappers are playing college sports.

​The (other) Curse is Lifted

The Red Sox won on Ben Affleck's birthday for the first time since 1997. The actor turned 43 on Aug. 15.

Great Moments in Peanut Art

TSteve Casino created these from paint and the shells of peanuts.


Kristaps Porzingis' Phil Jackson Socks

I Love This Woman

World's Next Great DJ

Odds & Ends

Rihanna made Matt Barnes look really dumb ... Not sure who had more fun at Sunday's PGA Championship: Jason Day (who won the damn thing) or his son Dash ... (The good and bad of Tim Tebow's preseason debut for the Eagles ... Minor league baseball player David Denson has come out as gay ... Trent Richardson still can't find holes ... Don't smoke weed in front of Novak Djokovic ... Eric Berry spent a special moment with his mom before his return to the field from cancer ... FIFA officials could face expulsion if they refuse to cooperate ... Percy Harvin had some interesting comments about his ex-teammates in Seattle ... The U.S. Women’s National team beat Costa Rica 8-0 in Pittsburgh. Hometown girl Meghan Klingenberg scored, then celebrated by waving a Terrible Towel ... ​Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers is now a beekeeper ... The 100 best novels written in English ... Must-read article from the NY Times about working at Amazon ... Pamela Anderson isn't excited about the Baywatch reboot. 

Derrick Rose vs. Japanese Pro Baller

Takaki Ishida challenges Derrick Rose one-on-one during an Adidas promotional event in Japan. (H/T Next Impulse Sports)

Slacklining Video of the Day

Spencer Seabrooke reportedly sets a new world record for longest solo slack lining walk after crossing a 210-foot gap between two cliffs in British Columbia nearly a thousand feet above the ground — with no safety aids.

Happy Birthday Christian Laettner

Everyone's favorite Dukie turned 46 today. 

Neil Young Gives Meryl Streep a Guitar Lesson

Wish I could get Neil Young to teach me guitar.

Click here for previous versions of Hot Clicks, and visit our Extra Mustard Page throughout each day for more offbeat sports stories and the latest Cheerleader of the Week gallery. Also check out the SwimDaily Page for the latest updates and instagram pictures of models who have appeared in our issues.

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