About Last Night: Pictures from Wednesday, Dec. 30th

LeBron James hugs Anderson Varejao with all he's got
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Cleveland's LeBron James couldn't contain himself after learning that he had beat out Brazil's Anderson Varejao for the NBA's coveted title of Mr. Global Icon.

Steve Nash and Leandro Barbosa share a secret
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"At the count of three, you will open your eyes and start clucking like a chicken. One ... two ..."


Vince Carter and Mickael Pietrus discuss Orlando's history
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"See, a lot of people think the decade ends tomorrow night but Stan just told me that it actually ends after 2010. Crazy right?


Oleksiy Pecherov of the Minnesota Timberwolves speaks with old teammate of the Ukrainian National Basketball Team Kyrylo Fesenko of the Utah Jazz
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Utah's Kyrylo Fesenko is stunned when the Timberwolves' Oleksiy Pecherov tells him that none of his teammates speak any Ukrainian.


New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist looks on
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson
When quarterbacks wear baseball hats during games, it means that the defense is on the field. When goalies like the New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist wear them, it means they've been benched after giving up four goals in two periods. Better luck in 2010 Henrik.