Allen Iverson is back
Allen Iverson is back. The Sixers legend made his return to the court during yesterday’s BIG3 league debut in Brooklyn. The Big3, if you don’t know, is the new three-on-three league founded by Ice Cube. Here’s a bunch of photos from yesterday’s games, which will be televised tonight on FS1. My co-worker and pal Rohan Nadkarni was also in attendance and filed this diary. As for Iverson, he appears on the cover of SI’s ‘Where Are They Now’ issue, and Lee Jenkins‘ profile is the best thing you’ll read all week.
David Ortiz defends woman on airplane
Not sure why more news outlets didn’t pick up this story but David Ortiz was on a plane to New York City that had been grounded for three hours. One of the passengers (the wife of Dominican chancellor Miguel Vargas Maldonado) started playing music and dancing to pass the time. Another (really annoyed) passenger then yelled at her for playing the music too loud. Ortiz, always the gentleman, stepped in to defend her, then discussed the incident and how poorly Dominican women are treated, in a selfie video afterwards.
Erin Andrews is married!
Lovely Lady of the Day
Tia McDonald is a former Miss Florida and current Miss USA United Nations 2017. Impressive credentials. She is today’s LLOD (click for full-size gallery).
Hassan Whiteside visits the Louvre
Heat center Hassan Whiteside visited The Louvre where he discussed blocked shots with Mona Lisa and provided commentary on all the statues even the headless ones). Then he busted out a James Brown dance and Hassan Whiteside really needs his own travel show.
Tom Brady beats little girl in throwing contest
Tom Brady is in Japan and hosted a quarterback clinic for the country’s growing NFL fanbase. There was a throwing contest, and if you think Brady is letting a young girl upstage him, then you don’t know the Pats QB very well.
These five guys took the exact same photo for 35 years
Ric Flair and The Rock have known each other for a long time
Knicks fans speak out
Jimmy Butler has no shame in his fanny pack
Odds & ends
Kevin Durant thinks its funny the Sixers have a nickname without ever playing together … WWE is trying to book LaVar Ball for Monday Night Raw tonight in Los Angeles … The story behind the women’s wrestling show that inspired Netflix’s GLOW … Tim Tebow‘s baseball career is showing signs of life … Kate Bock and her rifle enjoyed a Canadian weekend. Not sure if Kevin Love did any shooting … A Virginia lawyer blasted the Nationals bullpen in his obituary … Emmitt Smith‘s sister, a cancer survivor, threw out the first pitch of a Ray game and got a nice surprise … Why you should always fly with a tennis ball.