Hot Clicks: La La Vazquez, Mark Cuban, Kenyon Martin dustups
La La Vazquez :: Marlena Bielinska/SI
Things are getting very ugly in the NBA, and I'm not talking about the Lakers' 40-point win over the Rockets last night, or Dwight Howard ripping Stan Van Gundy. Or the fact that Glen "Big Baby" Davis buckled under unfair pressure and apologized for doing nothing wrong just to appease a delusional fan. I'm talking about much uglier and more serious incidents. Mark Cuban taunted Kenyon Martin's mother. Martin responded by using a homophobic slur. And now video has emerged of La La Vazquez, Carmelo Anthony's fiancee and a one-time SI Swimsuit model, getting into a confrontation that led to her ejection from Monday night's Nuggets-Mavs game. Vazquez claims fans were taunting her with racial insults, while the Dallas fans insist Vazquez started the whole thing.
I received several e-mails yesterday about Barry Melrose's face being orange. Apparently, you guys were on to something because Joe Sports Fan has put together a piece on Great Moments in Orange Skin History.
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Home Run Derby looks back at some of the most memorable cases of the wrong player being on the wrong baseball card.
Maxim.com has been counting down the Hot 100 of 2009, and it just revealed its top 10. ... NextRound.net has compiled 10 Awesomely Chauvinistic Vintage Beer Ads. ... Lost wraps up its season tonight so the Blog of Hilarity lists seven real-life women you'd need to survive on the Lost island, while this video gives you a taste of what to expect this evening. ... The Lingerie Football League is still going strong.
This clip has it all. Very impressive soccer goal, over-the-top call by the announcer and teammates pretty much assaulting the guy who scored. (Thanks to Markus Nachtigall, of Porto Alegre, Brazil, for the link.)
Chris Cooley, Brad Penny and Chuck Liddell recently joined Steel Panther on stage for a little Don't Stop Believin'.
As Cooley, Penny and Liddell demonstrated, once a certain hour of the night hits and a few adult beverages have been ingested, something unexplainable happens and I, um, I mean, many people, just can't resist the urge to belt out the Journey classic. But oftentimes people don't even sing the words, and the result ends up being ... well, the video below will show you.
You MUST wait until the 30-second mark to hear what this furniture store is offering you for free. (Thanks to Ron, of Peoria, Ill., for the link.)