Michael Jordan, Family Man
Congratulations to Michael Jordan and wife Yvette, who welcomed the birth of identical twin daughters (Victoria and Ysabel) on Sunday. Will MJ be a good dad? He has three children from his previous marriage, and if the above gallery is any indication, he should be all right. And for those who can’t get enough MJ, here are his 100 best SI photos.
Grandma Knows Best
Team Sweden is one of the favorites to capture gold in men’s hockey, but center Nicklas Backstrom isn’t exactly feeling the love from his family. His grandma was interviewed by a Swedish newspaper and said: “He will make a fool of himself.” She then added, “On the whole, they’ve got no game. I’m up and looking at some periods … when it’s bad I go to bed.”
Amar’e Knows Fashion
Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire has been vocal about his love of fashion and his desire to get into the industry when his career ends. One place he won’t be welcome is PETA, especially after he wore this hooded fur coat to a Fashion Week Event. Though Stoudemire does deserve props for keeping it real with a gold chain Hanukkah Menorah. He is Jewish, after all.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Lily Aldridge is Rookie No. 8 of this year’s star-studded SI Swimsuit class of first-year models. Aldridge joins Samantha Hoopes, Lauren Mellor, Marloes Horst, Hannah Ferguson, Emily Ratajkowski, Gigi Hadid and Sara Sampaio as members of this year’s rookie class. The remaining four rookies will be revealed this week.
Dwight Howard and Imitations
Dwight Howard busted out his Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley impressions while signing autographs after Monday’s Rockets-Timberwolves game. The last laugh, however, is on Howard after some random fan pretended to be the Rockets center and posed for a photo with fans.
What Is Going On With Bruce Jenner?
Former Olympic hero Bruce Jenner, who just had his Adam’s Apple removed, was out in Los Angeles sporting a bizarre new “ombre” hairstyle complete with huge bouffant on top. He’s come a long way since the barefoot, acoustic guitar days.
SI Vault Photo of the Day
Shane Battier drives past Julius Peppers during a 2001 game between Duke and North Carolina. The two longtime rivals face off tonight in Chapel Hill. For more vintage sports photos, follow the SI Vault on Twitter. While you’re at it, follow my personal Twitter account (it’s the first place I post Clicks every day, which is valuable for giveaways).
Odds and Ends
A fan threw a yellow lighter at Cristiano Ronaldo and nailed him in the head during Madrid’s victory over Atletico … Nats pitcher Gio Gonzalez caught a huge sailfish that took 47 minutes to reel in … Celtics coach Brad Stevens took time to meet with a former player who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma … Bob Costas blames Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal for his eye infection … Lebanese skiier Jackie Chamoun is being investigated by her country’s Olympic Committee after topless photos of her emerged online last night … Shia LaBeouf had some interesting filming ideas for his latest movie, Nymphomaniac.
The Butt-Fumble Gets Lego Treatment
Someone needs to sign Mark Sanchez so this play isn’t his legacy.
Movie Title Breakup
This is fantastic. A couple breaks up using just movie titles.
Swedish Girls In Underwear Ski With Cows
I have no idea where The Big Lead found this video but I saw it and felt like it needed to be shared.
Dave Chappelle Does Rick James
The famous Rick James sketch debuted on Chappelle’s Show 10 years ago today (Warning: swearing is involved).