Hot Clicks: Nicole Scherzinger; Lakers end season with array of cheap shots

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Jimmy needed the day off to celebrate Derek Jeter's first good game of the season. As Mr. Minka Kelly was leading the Yankees to victory, the Lakers were ending their season in ugly fashion. With the Mavs holding a comfortable fourth quarter lead, Lakers forward Lamar Odomdelivered a cheap shot to Mavs star Dirk Nowitzki, which was topped seconds later by Lakers center Andrew Bynum's cheaper shot on Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea. It was not a great way for Lakers coach Phil Jackson to end his Hall of Fame coaching career (at least he'll have time to work on his sit-ups). The story of the NBA weekend, however, was Rajon Rondo's triumphant return to the Celtics lineup after dislocating his left elbow during the third quarter of Boston's Game 3 win over Miami on Saturday. This image says it all.

Ugly Swan Song For Lakers

Andrew Bynum and J.J. Barea :: Landov

Think your Saturday night was busy? Imagine being Manny Pacquiao. The hard-hitting Filipino defeated Shane Mosley in 12 rounds, shared his post-fight press conference with Paris Hilton and then performed a two-hour concert with his band at the afterparty. The musical highlight of the night was Pacquiao entering the ring to a live version of Eye of the Tiger by Survivor frontman Jimi Jamison.

Manny's Big Weekend

Buried in a busy sports weekend was the triumphant Kentucky Derby victory by the 20-1 shot Animal Kingdom. The real story of the Derby, as always, were the incredible hats worn by spectators. I'd hate to get stuck behind this guy.

There Was Also a Horse Race

I love Led Zeppelin. I love Nicole Scherzinger. I love the NBA playoffs. What I do not love, however, is Nicole Scherzinger belting out Black Dog every time there's a commercial during an NBA playoff game. Nonetheless, Scherzinger still looks like this and that's why she is today's Lovely Lady of the Day.

Lovely Lady Of The Day

Nicole Scherzinger :: Steve Granitz/Getty Images

Find out how this 24-year-old went from working at his family's hot dog stand in a strip mall to becoming the official voice of the Chicago Cubs.

Best Baseball Story of the Season?

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Redskins tight end Chris Cooley joined Jimmy for the Hot Clicks Podcast last week. They discussed American Idol, pottery, the NFL lockout and Maxim's Hot 100 list. You can listen below or download it on iTunes. (Warning: The podcast contains strong language.)

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