Roundup: Damian Lillard 3-Pointer at the Buzzer Beats New Orleans; Rotnei Clarke, the Oklahoma High School Basketball Legend

Arianny Celeste … Matt Damon regrets not taking the lead role in Avatar … “Man fatally shoots roommate over argument about pork chops” … this math museum sounds cool … the inspiration for Omar on the Wire has passed away … Marissa Miller had a baby … so what if we’re already talking about the 2016 election? … Drudge got the Hollywood Reporter a million page views in a day with this headline … Cory Booker: better marketer or mayor? … “Commenting on a Death Gets a Puppet in Trouble” … one student at Sandy Hook Elementary survived by playing dead as the shooter killed her classmates …

You’ve probably read a lot about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, but I’ve got to add these as must-reads. [Wash Post, Courant, Star Ledger, WSJ]

Oakley is suing Rory McIlroy for breach of contract. [Telegraph]

Fantastic feature on Butler’s Rotnei Clarke, who basically was to Oklahoma high school basketball as Damon Bailey was to Indiana HS hoops. [Star]

Jeff Pearlman wouldn’t trust Bobby Petrino to walk his dog. [CNN]

“Mom forgives Cowboys player for death of her son.” [WFAA.com]

At what point does JJ Watt deserve consideration for the MVP? [Yahoo Sports]

“I came to hate the Web, hated chasing the next post or rewriting other people’s posts just for the traffic. People shouldn’t live like robots.” [Times]

Lenox Rawlings, longtime columnist, is moving on. [Salem-Journal]

Some NFL pundits chime in on Mark Sanchez. You won’t be surprised by what they say. [Newsday]

Here’s the argument that Cy Young winner RA Dickey isn’t a one-year wonder. [Fangraphs]

A 7-foot-3 tuba player at LSU gave up his scholarship so he could walk onto the basketball team. [NYT]

I enjoy watching parts of NBA games on Christmas Day. Would I want to play in them or attend them? Nope. [SF Chronicle]

No Ballin today, but we couldn’t ignore Damian Lillard’s game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer.

My pulled over for expiring registration sticker. There was a $100 bill in the ticket. [Hot Clicks]

Toronto beat Houston Sunday, and DeMar DeRozan had a nice baseline reverse dunk.

Because you want to see it first!

Like and follow The Big Lead today!