Kaman Kills Bobcat, Loses To Bobcats
Chris Kaman :: @ChrisKaman
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All athletes have different pregame routines. Warriors guard Monta Ellis dips his hands in hot wax. Jaguars defensive tackle John Henderson likes to have someone slap him in the face. Hall of Famer Wade Boggs famously ate chicken before every game. But Hornets center Chris Kaman may have the strangest pregame ritual of all - even if it was just for one game. Before yesterday's matchup with Charlotte, Kaman tweeted photos of himself holding a dead bobcat with the message, "Guess who we're playing tonight?" If you're wondering, Kaman had 12 points and 16 rebounds, but the Hornets lost to the Bobcats 73-71. I'm just wondering which NBA player will tweet a photo of a dead hornet before their next game against New Orleans.
More Tournament LinksNot sure if you heard, but the NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament begins today and there are plenty of links I didn't get to yesterday. Awful Announcing has collected the best Gus Johnson tournament moments while Business Insider has a bracket of funniest player names in the tournament. Midwest Sports Fans has a look at the 16 sweetest tourney upsets of all time and I put together an important photo gallery of the tournament's best mascots.
Photo Gallery Of The Day
Alyssa Miller:: James Macari/SIAs many of you realized (and pointed out to me in a series of pleasant emails), I committed a faux pas yesterday by recycling one of last week's Lovely Ladies of the Day (Anara Atones). I wish I could send a free helmet phone to all the Hot Clicks readers as an apology but the supply is limited. So all I can do is show you this skimpy photo and gallery of my favorite swimsuit model (Alyssa Miller) and hope we can put this awful chapter behind us.
Chad's Twitter DinnerIt's hard to argue that Chad Ochocinco was overpaid last season. The former Pro Bowl receiver earned $6 million for catching just 15 passes last season. He put the money to good use last night, however when he announced on Twitter that he'd buy dinner for the first 200 people who showed up at Sylvia's in Harlem. The dinner was a huge success and Ochocinco was in a gracious mood all night, perhaps because his wedding to Evelyn Lozada will be televised on VH1.
Random LinksThe coach of a sixth-grade basketball team in Springfield, Mass. pulled a Mike Tyson (bit off a chunk of ear) on an opposing coach ... Kevin Durant is looking to sell his Seattle home for $2.8 million ... Here's a piece on what historic American hockey arenas look like now (hint: parking lots) ... Did you know Emmanuel Lewis and Gary Coleman were slated to star in a buddy flick where they save the world?
Buzzer Beater Of The DayA bunch of people sent in this amazing tip-in by Chaparral High School's Josh Adams during the CHSAA 5A Boys Basketball Championship in Colorado.