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This weekend's Hot Clicks features more takes on Drake's courtside behavior, Novak Djokovic going too strong and Teaira McCowan's memorable debut.

By Alaa Abdeldaiem
May 25, 2019

Classic Barkley

Charles Barkley has a solution for Drake's courtside antics during Raptors games, and it's typical Charles Barkley material. 

After Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer and Giannis Antetokounmpo's ex-agent shared concern over the rapper's behavior during the Eastern Conference finals Game 4 matchup, Barkley offered his take on how to handle the situation during Thursday's pre-game show.

"I ain't worried about no Drake," Barkley said. "But I would do is I would say 'Kenny, throw the ball out of bounds one time,' and I'd knock the hell out of Drake."

Giannis, take notes.

Novak Djokovic turns into The Hulk

Ahead of this year's French Open, the biggest names in tennis opened the week with a splash. Roger Federer headed to a Möet & Chandon celebration with A-listers, Serena Williams hit up Disneyland Paris, and Novak Djokovic... broke the gym floor.

On Friday, the top seed posted a video of himself on social media placing cones around a depression in the gym floor after Djokovic threw a medicine ball down as part of his warmup routine before practice, breaking the wood.

“Today warming up in the gym before my practice I used a medicine ball by slamming it on the floor pretty hard," he said on Twitter. "As a result, I wrecked a wooden floor. @rolandgarros please forgive me!" Djokovic then joked, “Just fyi I left Paris for several days until the investigation is completed.. my participation at RG is maybe under review?”

The French Open hasn't started yet, but Djokovic is already laying traps for his opponents it seems.

Welcome to the WNBA, Teaira McCowan

Teaira McCowan has only played one game for the Indiana Fever, but the rookie is already coming in clutch.

During Indiana's matchup against the Liberty on Friday night, McCowan knocked in a game-winning, buzzer-beating shot to lift the Fever to a 81–79 victory.

That'll be a debut to remember.

Around the sports world

LAFC celebrates pride night with Freddy Mercury tifo

This Ali-Liston fight photo is still legendary, 54 years later

Twins make history

The best of SI

The Blues have finally returned to the Stanley Cup final. ... The MLB has a fake injury problem. ... How the Owen Hart tragedy became the moment we saw wrestlers as human. ... The Warriors are still finding strength in numbers.

Not sports

Theresa May's resignation speech is being reinterpreted—in dance. ... This Game of Thrones chart showing the rate of words per minute over the years says a lot. Or doesn't. ... Adam Levin quits The Voice.

A good song

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