Thursday’s P.M. Hot Clicks: Melissa Satta; Meet Teenage Phenom Nico Mannion
Meet Nico Mannion
One of the best writers in the business, SI’s Chris Ballard has gifted us a longform profile on the 15-year-old, red-headed basketball prodigy who is tearing up Instagram—and already receiving scholarship offers.
You Think You’re a Good Sports Fan?
If so, would you be willing to go to the lengths of the man who faked an illness so he could check into a hospital with a view of a sold-out soccer game?
Tom Hiddleston Loves Bolognese
GQ has a profile of the oft-rumored replacement for James Bond, and you can find out how heartbroken Thor’s stepbrother really was after his breakup with Taylor Swift.
Melissa Satta: P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day
The P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day is Melissa Satta, who has previously appeared in SI’s Swimsuit Issue. (Click here for full-size gallery.)
Costas Out, Tirico In
Sixty-four-year-old Bob Costas announced Thursday he will no longer be the primetime host at the Olympics. Former ESPNer Mike Tirico, who joined NBC last year, will take over as host starting with the Winter Games in 2018. Costas was the frontman for every NBC Olympics broadcast from 1992 through last year’s Summer Games.
If you missed it in A.M. Hot Clicks, former Knicks star Charles Oakley was involved in a bizarre scene at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night, when he had to be removed from the arena after shoving security guards. First-ballot SI Hall-of-Famer Michael McCann has a breakdown on the legal aspect of the situation.
i texted a photo of my ass to my softball rival to curse him now he's wiffing on everything. buddy im getting a cold from that breeze lol— deg (@degg) May 24, 2013
Not Ready For That World
Man, think of how confusing it would've been if just the Ghostbusters song was released, no movie.— Joe Rumrill (@2tonbug) October 12, 2013
Me: Number 17 please— ceeks (@70Ceeks) December 10, 2014
McD: We dont have a 17
Me: Its 2 # 2s, a # 13, an apple pie & a fudge sundae
McD: Ok that'll b-
Me: 22.17, comin around
Odds & Ends
The link between James Brown and “Bad and Boujee” ... Everyone appears to love John Wick 2 ... Six terrible ways your life will change when Net Neutrality dies ... How to buy sex toys for Valentine’s Day ... Why the Duke-UNC rivalry still matters ... I didn’t know lacrosse had a hidden-ball trick ... A play-by-play announcer found god after a 70-foot buzzer-beater ... I may spend $400 on this tiny Seinfeld apartment ... How Noah Syndergaard became Thor ... Breaking down the matchups in the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game.
Cook Something For Once
'Riders On The Storm,' The Doors
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