This will be the highlight of the Mavs’ season
Mavs rookie Luka Doncic is absolutely living up to the hype in his brief NBA career. Expectations were high after he dominated the Euroleague at age 18 but he’s been everything Dallas fans could have hoped for. The 19-year-old Slovenian is averaging 20.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game.
You might say Doncic has been a rockstar, which is why the Mavs created this incredible video where Doncic is inserted into the leading role in Bohemian Rhapsody. They call it “Slovenian Rhapsody.” The video played on the jumbotron during Dallas’s win over the Thunder on Saturday, which snapped OKC’s seven-game winning streak. Another one bites the dust.
We’re pretty close to making this a Mike Leach-only column
Washington State is keeping itself on the periphery of the playoff field after moving to 9–1 with an easy win over Colorado. Redshirt senior Gardner Minshew, a transfer from East Carolina (and his mustache), is leading the way and having a blast doing it.
The best of SI
Jonathan Jones makes the obvious case that the Jets should finally fire Todd Bowles. ... Louisville fired Bobby Petrino and needs to hire Purdue’s Jeff Brohm to replace him. ... Frank Gore has improbably rushed for over 500 yards in all 14 of his NFL seasons, a new league record. ... LaMelo Ball says he wants to play in college. Is that even possible?
Around the sports world
Justin Verlander and Kate Upton welcomed their first child, a girl named Genevieve. ... The Rockets’ GM denies that Carmelo Anthony will be waived but the players reportedly believe that he’s done with Houston. ... Dion Lewis absolutely ripped the Patriots after beating his former team. ... The Jets got called for not one, not two but three holds on a single play. ... Bears kicker Cody Parkey hit the upright four times in yesterday’s game.
Easily the best performance at the Meadowlands yesterday
Anthony Robles, the one-legged former wrestler who you may remember for winning a national championship at Arizona State in 2011, set the world record for most pull-ups in a minute by knocking out 63 during halftime of the Jets game.
And after a performance like that, you get to eat an enormous plate of food.
I want to know, too
Jimmer Fredette is the Steph Curry of China
Former Knicks legend Jimmer Fredette dropped 75 points yesterday in a game for the Shanghai Sharks. The Chinese Basketball Association record for points in a game is 82, held by Errick McCollum, C.J.’s older brother.
Did Michael Thomas’s phone even have a camera?
Quenton Nelson blocked this guy all the way back to South Bend
The way Khalil Mack uses a deadly finesse move here followed by a lethal power move is terrifying
Wait for it...
I come from a state that loves college football
Just listen to your caddie, for crying out loud
It’s already buzzer-beater season
An Amazon Alexa unit is believed to have recorded audio of a murder. ... The latest episode of It’s Always Sunnyfeatured a surprisingly straight-faced scene. ... George R. R. Martin explained why his new book is taking forever to write. ... PBR says its very existence is at risk due to a dispute with MillerCoors.
This 14-year-old does a perfect movie trailer voice
SNL does House Hunters
A good song
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