Jimmy was not feeling very good today and asked me to pinch hit for this afternoon's Hot Clicks. The NBA season begins tomorrow and Dwight Howard spent his last free weekend partying relaxinggetting baptized. Speaking of the NBA, here are a few predictions from SI's crack NBA staff.
Howard Gets Dunked
Dwight Howard :: Walter Iooss/SI
Props to Pitt basketball coach Jamie Dixon who helped some trapped passengers escape from their car Saturday night after an accident on I-279 in Pennsylvania.
Jamie Dixon = Hero
Congrats to identical twins Amber and Angela Cope, who made their NASCAR debut Saturday at the Camping World Truck Series race in Martinsville, Va. I'm guessing these two are going to be quite popular amongst the male racing fans.
Two Reasons to Watch NASCAR
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Alice Greczyn :: Todd Williamson/Getty Images
I love Harry Potter as much as the next guy, but Quidditch as a legit college sport? No thanks.
Bad Ideas in College Sports
The Oklahoma State hoops squad unveiled their new locker room -- and it belongs on MTV Cribs. I guess you can't blame them for upgrading (look at the pitiful list of NBA players the school has produced.) I don't want to get too down on Oklahoma State, though, as the school was once home to Barry Sanders (and his fan club).
Barry Sanders Would Be Proud
When I'm not filling in for Jimmy on Hot Clicks, I run the SI Vault and like to post funny and/or embarrassing photos of pro athletes to my Twitter feed. Today I found this gem of Rockets center Yao Minglooking about 14-feet tall as he runs past a group of female joggers.
Vault Photo of the Day
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The LSU mascot takes out a photographer.
Mascot Video Of The Day
The Celtics legend promotes the NBA catalog.
Vintage Larry Bird Commercial Of The Day