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Wednesday Afterschool Special: Some Seriously Big Rookies

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Hands down our favorite NBA rookie...

​The Spurs' 7' 3", 290-pound Serbian rookie center, Boban Marjanovic has big hands. Like, really huge hands that make everything else look small. Just look at him palming a gallon of ice tea like it's a soda can:

He's put those mitts to good use, too, putting up big numbers with Tim Duncan battling injury. Last week he had 17 points and 13 boards in the Spurs' win over the Phoenix Suns.

...O.K., we like Kristaps a lot too

Happy Birthday to the Great One!

Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky turns 55 years old today. If you're not familiar with his career, take a look at his statistics, which seem more impressive now than ever. Jaromir Jagr, still going strong at 43, is one of the greatest players ever. But even he is still over 1,000 points behind Gretzky's alltime record of 2,857.

Alexander Ovechkin recently scored his 500th goal at age 30, making him one of only 43 players to ever reach the plateau. The Great One, however, already had 718 goals through his age-30 season, more than all but four other players (including Jagr) have for their careers! I could go on, but you get the idea — there will never be anyone quite like 99.

Messi's new dog

Congrats to Sydney Leroux and Dom Dwyer!

U.S. soccer star Sydney Leroux and husband Dom Dwyer announced that they are expecting a child on social media this week. You probably remember Leroux from the U.S. national team's thrilling 2015 World Cup win. Her husband, Dwyer, is also a soccer player and they both play professionally in Kansas City. Boy or girl, I expect this baby to be quite the player!

Nick Saban dances

The Alabama coach will go to any length to get a recruit, including, apparently, dancing, like he did at the home of Texas' Jared Mayden.

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