Obama v. Rondo
President Obama | Rajon Rondo :: AP; John Biever/SI
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Barack Obama may be the leader of the free world, but he lost some fans in Boston after a comment about point guard Rajon Rondo. According to an excerpt in Shaquille O'Neal's upcoming memoir, Shaq Uncut, Obama and several members of the Celtics attended a fundraiser in Boston last season. The president jokingly suggested that Ray Allen should teach Rondo how to shoot (Rondo is a career 24 percent three-point shooter, a poor free-throw shooter and a reluctant mid-range shooter). The guard was devastated by the joke, shot horribly the next game and lost all confidence in his jump shot after the meeting.
Ink UpdateAndrei Kirilenko discussed the enormous back tattoo he got last May and revealed that his kids "went bananas with joy" upon first seeing it. In other tattoo news, Mark Recchi got the Stanley Cup inked on his ankle along with the logos of the Penguins, Hurricanes and Bruins, the three clubs with whom he won championships.
T.O. ReportTerrell Owens is keeping busy this offseason. Unfortunately, it's not on the football field. Owens was on the receiving end of a verbal tirade by a fan who thinks the receiver snubbed him while posing for photos with fans in Miami. And wouldn't you know, TMZ has video of the whole incident (warning: video contains strong language).
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Hilary Rhoda :: Ricardo Tinelli/SIMy favorite non-sports story of the week is how Abercrombie & Fitch offered Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and other castmates of The Jersey Shore a "substantial payment" to not wear its clothes. I did some research and according to this blog, former SI Swimsuit model Hilary Rhoda was once an A&F model. That's why we're making her today's Lovely Lady of the Day.
Drinking Like A ChampKeegan Bradley, who won the PGA Championship last weekend, is enjoying the spoils of victory. The Boston native has been using the championship trophy as a device to drink out of and to hold his Red Sox hat on. But the biggest thrill was a congratulatory text he received from Tom Brady, which he said is "about the coolest thing that's ever happened to me in my whole life."
Random LinksOrioles first baseman Chris Davis injured his shoulder while sleeping and is headed to the DL. ... Chad Ochocinco and his girlfriend had a stirring Twitter debate about who wears the pants in the relationship. ... Back to the Future fans, here's the story of how Marty McFly met Doc Brown. ... A 100-pound giant South American rodent was spotted at a waste-water treatment facility in California.
Novak Djokovic Video Of The DayThe Djoker nails this poor reporter in the family jewels, then laughs hysterically about it. Fantastic.
Miami Video Of The DayMiami's football program may be in trouble, but this song (It's All About the U) still rules.