Here We Go
Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James
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From the moment LeBron James made his "Decision" on July 8, 2010, the NBA had a soap opera storyline on its hands. Can the powerhouse team cruise to a title? Which team could stop them? Now that we know the Mavericks have the task of knocking off the big, bad Heat, and add in the intrigue of Dirk Nowitzki, a 13-year veteran, winning his first championship. On top of all that is the delicious possibility of David Stern handing the championship trophy to Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Or Cuban accusing the NBA of fixing things so LeBron and the Heat would win it all. (OK, that may be a stretch, but you know it's not totally out of the realm of possibility.) Anyway, if you're still on the fence about which team to root for, check out this handy guide.
Where's The Thanks?Last Friday's Hot Clicks featured a link to Tony Romo and Candace Crawford's wedding registry. (The two got hitched on Sunday.) This prompted Hot Clicks reader Todd Lewandowski, of Buffalo, N.Y., to buy the happy couple $8 wash cloths. This isn't the first time Lewandowski bought an athlete a gift after seeing the registry in Hot Clicks. Last year, Lewandowski bought Carmelo Anthony and LaLa Vasquez a $13 butter dish. However, Lewandowski has yet to receive a thank you note from the couple, who was married on July 11, 2010. Since Emily Post says thank you notes should be sent out within three months of the wedding, Hot Clicks is here to hopefully get Anthony to acknowledge Lewandowski's generous gift. If Romo doesn't come through in the appropriate time, we'll deal with him, too.
I also heard from Adam, of New York regarding athlete registries: "My friend Dan and I are big Giants fans, and he is a season ticket holder. When we heard Eli Manning was getting married a few years back, we found his registry and bought him a butter crock off the website. He and Abby sent back a thank you card (Abby's John Hancock, no Eli). They are nice people. Maybe you Cowboy fans can buy Tony something and he may write you back. Then again, Eli is a winner, while Romo is just...well...a Cowboy."
She Should Have Screamed "Fore!"Like Tiger Woods on that fateful Thanksgiving night, here's another golfer who has trouble behind the wheel.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Tamara Ecclestone :: Ferdaus Shamim/Getty ImagesGov, of Philadelphia, says, "Hey, big fan! I am also a rabid Formula One fan (SO much better than NASCAR). Formula One's boss, Bernie Ecclestone, all 5-foot-2 of him, has managed to create a Megan Fox lookalike in his daughter, Tamara. Check out this link, you won't be disappointed. She deserves an LLOD honor one of these days." Just for the record, Tamara is also a Formula One TV host.
Back To The NBA Playoffs...FanDuel.com has compiled the funniest interviews ever from the NBA Playoffs. The first one, with the Hawks' Zaza Pachulia, is really something else.
Sports Video Of The DayDuring Andy Murray's match with Viktor Troicki at the French Open today, a ballboy got a tad overzealous. (For more details, check out SI's Open Source blog.)
Product Of The DayJust what sports fans need -- The Koozie Pocket Shirt. (Thanks to John, of New Jersey, for the link.)
Inspiration Video Of The DayThis dude lost 250 pounds. He made a very cool video detailing the weight loss.