Jimmy needed the day off to mourn the loss of Twinkies. He'll return on Monday. Meanwhile, they say bravery isn't measured by size, and there may be no better example than 7-foot, 225-pound Robin Lopez. The Hornets center visited Splash Mountain at Disneyland on Thursday, and as this photo demonstrates, he's absolutely terrified. My guess is he got home afterwards, put Man in the Mirror on repeat (Lopez is a huge Michael Jackson fan) and tried to erase the incident from his mind.
While his head coach Jim Harbaughwas being hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat, Niners running back Brandon Jacobs tweeted that you should "never work in a place where you hate your boss so much, you should always be happy at work. #YouLiveAndYouLearn"
When not filling in for Jimmy on Hot Clicks, I run the SI Vault Twitter feed and like to post old and embarrassing photos of athletes. It just so happens that 7-7 Giant Gonzalez (real name: Jorge Gonzalez) was once a third-round pick of the Atlanta Hawks. Here is an AP photo of him standing next to then-coach Mike Fratello, who is listed at a generous 5-foot-7.
NBA Commercial of the Day
Whenever Tony Parker is the doorman for a barbecue involving a mascot as a chef and Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobli in full uniforms, I post it.
Dogs on a Waterslide Video of the Day
We should all be as happy as this dog on his waterslide.
Back to the Future Video of the Day
The DeLorean from Back to the Future is being restored. Here is video of this important event: