Playing the Field: NBA draft day WAGS ready for their close-ups

Kytra Hunter is a world-class gymnast and about to become some very expensive NBA arm candy.

Feeling a draft?

Yep, we just used that tired cliché to introduce our NBA draft day edition of Playing the Field. We could take a fine-tooth comb and analyze which prospect has the best jumper or which player has the highest basketball IQ, but we know you don’t care.

So we’ll cut to the chase and present the hottest WAGS about to make their pitches for the next season of “Basketball Wives.” But, to keep it sports-related, we are going to grade them on certain, invaluable skill sets. Away we go:

Elle Bielfeldt


She is the girlfriend of Illinois stud Meyers Leonard, who is one of the few true centers in this draft. Leonard is projected to go between No. 10-15. From what we can gather on the internet machine, his girlfriend, Elle, is a cute brunette co-ed with 1,962 Facebook friends.

IQ: A. She reportedly graduated top-25 in her high school class.
Athleticism: A. Racked over 1,000 points during her high school hoops career.
Overall sex appeal: A+. Read above and then Google image her.

Kytra Hunter


Arm candy to Florida’s Bradley Beal, who is projected to go in the top-5 in most mock drafts. The silky smooth two-guard has drawn comparisons to Ray Allen. His girlfriend is drawing them to Dominique Dawes after being named the nation’s top gymnast.

IQ: B. We can’t find her test scores, but she did get a full scholarship to Florida.
Athleticism: A+. Umm, she’s a gymnast. Ask Jerry Seinfeld about that.
Overall sex appeal: A. Did we mention she’s only 5-foot?

Brittany Hotard


here are conflicting reports as to whether she is still dating Duke’s Austin Rivers. However, Rivers and the buxom blonde were high school sweethearts. Keep an eye on the seating arrangements tonight.

IQ: B. No transcripts, but she’s dating a lottery pick and the son of an NBA coach. Pretty smart.
Athleticism: A. Ever seen the movie Bring It On? Hotard was a cheerleader at her community college.
Overall sex appeal: B. Sorry, we’re not big into blondes.

The Unibrow


We couldn’t find any concrete evidence that the No. 1 overall pick is dating anyone, other than that snippet. But Davis did trademark his signature eyebrows. So, with that in mind …

IQ: A. Those eyebrows are smarter than yours. Trust us.
Athleticism: C. We would like to grade higher, but we’ve never seen them wiggle. Not even a twitch.
Overall sex appeal: F. They are fantastic. They are imposing. They just aren’t very attractive, according to the females we polled.

Europeans are racist

We hate polluting our sports section with soccer, but those Europeans are crazy. They really do make our American tabloid-style newspapers look like Disney movies. Anyway, two very controversial (and politically-incorrect) front pages made headlines recently in the wake of Italy and Germany’s EuroCup 2012 match.

The first comes from Italy itself after the Azzuri beat England. It depicts one of their star players, Mario Balotelli, drawn cartoon-style as King Kong climbing Big Ben. It’s very clever, except for the fact that Balotelli happens to be a black man.

Not to be outdone by racism and stereotypes, Germany offered a front page showing the mugs of Italian soccer stars embedded as pepperoni slices on a pizza. The headline, according to Deadspin, translates to “End of the Line for Pizza.”

Guess they are still holding a grudge after the Italians bailed on them in World War II.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

TIPS: How to take great photos during 'Manhattanhenge'

Grab your camera and make the perfect picture this Saturday.

National

Seinfeld emoji cound be available next week

Get your puffy shirts and your marble rye ready, America. Seinfeld emoji could become available as early as next week.

Local

Thousands come to pay respects to fallen NYC…

Thousands turned out to say farewell to fallen firefighter Gordon Ambelas at St. Clare’s Church in Staten Island this morning.

Local

Lawsuit against Amazon could result in refunds for…

The federal government filed a lawsuit to force Amazon to refund money spent without parental authorization.

Movies

Interview: Matt Reeves on directing 'Dawn of the…

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" director Matt Reeves discusses his love for the franchise, working with actors as apes and the weight of 3-D cameras.

Television

Final season of 'Glee' will be only 13…

The final season of "Glee" will officially be only 13 episodes, instead of the usual 22.

Entertainment

Complex characters, juicy scripts boost Netflix's Emmy nominations

The unconventional approach to TV at Netflix netted 31 Emmy nominations, a major achievement after plunging into original programing just last year.

Entertainment

Actor Josh Duhamel dons bunny suit to encourage…

The former Transformers star and husband to singer Fergie took to the Venice Beach boardwalk in California in a bright pink, Christmas-story inspired bunny suit Wednesday to help spread the…

World Cup

A game of two popes: Vatican plays down…

By Philip PullellaVATICAN CITY (Reuters) - With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican on Friday brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry…

NFL

Which Jets player has the best odds at…

Metro New York asked Bovada.LV to rank the top three contenders for the NFL MVP on the Jets.

World Cup

Argentina prevails in penalties, advances to final

The drama never seems to subside as the World Cup finally has its final two.

MLB

A Joffrey Ballet dancer threw the most beautiful…

http://youtu.be/Hg61JOZJrYM?t=29s While asked to throw a first pitch at a baseball game can be a treacherous and/or embarrassing experience (see Cent, 50), sometimes everything can…

Wellbeing

This Week in Health: Sexual headaches can be…

Sexual headaches: an under-discussed health issue Location: U.S. Results: If getting frisky brings on a headache, you’re not alone. Headaches associated with sexual activity represent a…

Food

Head to FiDi for free Chia Pods from…

They may have been last summer's darlings, but chia seeds have definitely not gone out of style. A great source of omega-3 fatty acids, they…

Wellbeing

Stop thinking your diabetes risk begins above a…

When it comes to diabetes research, a new study says black and Asian adults may be at risk for developing diabetes at a lower weight…

Food

Christian Siriano inspires Magnum's color-blocked dessert

Christian Siriano, chef Andrew Carmellini and Magnum team up to create "America's Most Fashionable Chocolate Dessert."