1. While LeBron James got back to doing what he does best Wednesday night, South Park was lampooning his controversial comments about Rockets GM Daryl Morey.
In an episode titled "Let Them Eat Goo," the long-time Comedy Central show used LeBron's exact words from his press conference earlier this week—in which the Lakers' star took Morey to task over his tweet about the China/Hong Kong situation—in a scene about a huge issue that was rocking South Park Elementary School: healthy lunches.
The school had replaced fattening foods with healthier options and Cartman was not pleased, so he channeled his inner LeBron in addressing the matter.
While I fully understand that everyone wants to tear down LeBron right now because of his ridiculous remarks, I enjoyed South Park taking on this disgusting "beyond meat" trend that keeps getting bigger and bigger much more than the mocking of James.
2. You need to see the stunt that Lakers center JaVale McGee brilliantly pulled off Wednesday night.
3. I'm not sure players will be down with an extra regular season game, but more NFL games in February would be a welcome thing for fans and degenerate gamblers.
4. This kid who was interviewed in the arena during Wednesday night's Capitals game is one of the best motivational speakers you'll ever see.
5. Nobody on the face of the earth—including every member of the Astros—cares more about Houston's rotation for the rest of its playoff series against the Yankees than Chris "Mad Dog" Russo.
6. The latest SI Media Podcast is out and it features an interview with SI.com legal analyst Michael McCann. We discussed the NBA/China/LeBron James situation, fallout from the new information regarding Tyler Skaggs’s death, Antonio Brown's grievance against the Patriots, Purdue banning sports betting, how the XFL can learn from the AAF, fan injuries caused by flying objects and more.
7. RANDOM YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE DAY: If you are an old-school WWF fan who grew up in the '80s, today marks the anniversary of a monumental moment. On Oct. 17, 1983, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka flew off the top of the cage in Madison Square Garden. What a call by Gorilla Monsoon. It all begins at the 17-minute mark of the video below.
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