In today's special Thanksgiving Hot Clicks, we look at athletes and their turkeys. Plus a feature on the lovely Klara Vrtalova.

By Andy Gray
November 22, 2017

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Athletes and their Turkeys

Happy Thanksgiving! I am headed to Queens for dinner with the wife and mother-in-law. Should be a hoot. Hope you have a safe and fun holiday. Be sure to check out this gallery of Athletes and Their Turkeys as well as our Sports Turkeys of the Year. And in case you were wondering, Colts coach Chuck Pagano is disgusting and doesn't deserve Thanksgiving.

Manute Bol was how old?

New reports are surfacing that Manute Bol's official age was never official at all and he may have been playing at age 50. If you have some time, SI's Leigh Montville had a great profile of Bol in Dec. 1990.

Best sneakers of the NBA's first month

Marcus MorrisAir Jordan XI "Win Like 82" is my favorite. 

Nothing says Thanksgiving quite like Czech model Klara Vrtalova​, who came in for a SI Swimsuit casting and impressed everyone. She is today's LLOD (click for full-size gallery). 

Donald Trump vs. LaVar Ball: A Timeline

The best battle in sports and politics are one and the same. Here's the full history.

Much to be thankful for

I'm so jealous of this New Zealand native who purchased two Banksy paintings for less than $100 each from a market in New York City. She then sold the paintings for $194,000 and bought a home.

Black Friday has already started at these places

Even though Black Friday is not officially until tomorrow, tons of places are already offering up big savings. In between plates of turkey and mashed potatoes, don’t forget to check out some of the sales. Here are some of our favorites:

• Foot Locker: Take 20% off $99 plus free shipping with the code FRIDAY20 through 11/25.
 Forever 21: Shop on Thanksgiving Day and get an Extra 50% Off with code EXTRA50
• Sweaty Betty: The entire site is 25% off with the code: BLACK25 until midnight on 11/27.
 LL Bean: Take 20% off clothing and outerwear, plus enjoy free shipping. 
• ThinkGeek: This is a great store for unique gifts and fun gadgets and they have daily doorbusters and Black Friday deals, plus you can get 20% your order of $80+ with code: 8020RULE.

My favorite Manute Bol photo from SI's archive

Two gross-looking foods

Odds & Ends

LeBron James' love of memes may pay off with a guest TV appearance ... Mike Leach has some interesting thoughts on marriage ... Kobe Bryant's 11-year-old daughter hung out with the UConn Women's Basketball team ... Daniel Bryan is definitely going to wrestle again and is already discussing his first opponent ... Golden Tate lost a bet to The Rock and had to wear his Miami jersey ... Vegas has set the odds for Tiger Woods to win a major next year ... The Nuggets social media department had its priorities straight last night ... Enjoyed this piece on sports media turkeys of the year ... Revisiting the Top 20 TV shows of Thanksgiving 1996 ... The 20 best whiskeys of 2017 ... Silicon Valley people are the worst ... Not sure this Charles Manson donut tribute was entirely necessary.

Two old pals reunite for the holidays


Great shot (but Suns still lost)

Don't see this very often

Sports fans try to spell hockey player's names

Sports Illustrated has a new TV network

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