Johnny Weir: Fashion King
Johnny Weir has quickly been one of the most discussed people in Sochi and he’s not even competing in the Games. The former Olympian has been an analyst on NBC for the figure skating competition but has let his wardrobe do most of the talking. “I’m proud that I can be here in my necklaces and my wedge booties, and nobody is saying anything,” Weir told the AP in an interview earlier this week. “Nobody is looking at me weird, nobody is saying anything derogatory. I honestly get more of an uncool situation walking down certain streets in Manhattan or being in the center of our country.” So while Weir plans his next amazing outfit, I put together some of his favorite looks from the past few years.
Michael Jordan Knows Tennis
How do I know Michael Jordan knows tennis? He took Introduction to Tennis during his freshman year at North Carolina. In fact, his entire transcript is now online, courtesy of UpNorthTrips.com.
Athletes and Sandwiches
Russell Westbrook took his sandwich-making talents to a Subway in Los Angeles, where he joined company spokesman Jared behind the counter making subs. Unfortunately, there was no Westbrook bust made entirely of Subway sandwich meats as there was for Robert Grffin III and Ndamukong Suh.
(Throwback) Lovely Lady Of The Day
Sarah Michelle Gellar is almost 37 and currently raising her two children in Los Angeles. But back in the late ’90s she was every guy’s jam due to the success of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the underrated Cruel Intentions. Ranker has compiled her 20 hottest pictures.
Kwame Disses Hibbert
Lee Jenkins has a must-read profile of Roy Hibbert in this week’s magazine. Included in the piece is a great anecdote about Hibbert attending a WWE event while in high school and getting snubbed by Kwame Brown.
Watch Tracy McGrady Pitch
Next Impulse Sports has video of Tracy McGrady, who is trying to catch on as pitcher with the Atlantic League’s Sugar Land Skeeters, practicing his form from the mound yesterday. The former NBA All-Star was recorded throwing in the high 80s on the radar gun. And for those who find someone pitching off a baseball mound with no batters boring, here’s McGrady scoring 13 points in 35 seconds while a member of the Rockets.
J.R. Smith is the Worst
Knicks guard J.R. Smith is earning $5.5 million this season but apparantly that wasn’t enough to motivate him to play last night. The Knicks guard sat out the game because his mask didn’t fit right. The Knicks ended up losing by five points in overtime to Sacramento.
Odds and Ends
David Price told fantasy owners to pick Yu Darvish over him … Al Michaels knows what music the kids are listening to these days … The TV show Scrubs is being made into a Broadway musical … The 49ers’ new stadium is pretty impressive … This is the most entertaining high school wrestling story I’ve read in a while … Is this Italian soccer player age 17 or 41?
Space Jam Meets NBA 2k14
They even got Wayne Knight (a.k.a. – Newman) in the game!!
Marvin Gaye Brings Down the House
On this day in 1983, Marvin Gaye performed his famous version of The Star Spangled Banner before the NBA All-Star Game.
Penguin vs. Butterfly
A group of penguins try to chase down a butterfly.