As you might have heard, actor Kevin Connolly broke his leg on the set of the upcoming Entourage movie. The scene involved Connolly and Jerry Ferrara doing some sort of athletic contest with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, and a freak accident ensued. But you might not be aware of how Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman of the Patriots, who were on the set at the same time, encouraged Connolly to tough it out.

"They wanted to shoot him up something to get him to keep going," Entourage creator Doug Ellin says. "Kevin was brave enough to go another three days with a double fracture in his leg that ultimately required surgery, and he was down for about eight weeks."

Wilson, Gronkowski and Edelman are among more than 20 athletes who shot scenes for the film, which is scheduled for release next summer. Those special appearances are consistent with the show's vibe when it ran for eight seasons on HBO and featured multiple cameos from sports stars. Ellin cited episodes with Kobe Bryant, Mark Teixeira and Tom Brady as being particularly memorable.

"Getting Tom Brady to come in and save the day when Eli Manning screwed me pretty badly," Ellin says. "We were in serious trouble because Eli Manning told me he was doing it and at the last second he bailed on me."

Without giving away any plot secrets, Ellin says the movie will have more of the sensibility from the show's earlier episodes.

"Hopefully we're getting back to the roots of the early seasons, seasons one and two," he says. "It's really about these guys and friendship, and these kind of fish out of water living in L.A. and living the high life but looking out for each other."

Doug Ellin, creator of the HBO hit Entourage, is a huge Knicks fan, and he doesn't mince words about why the team has been such a disaster for more than a decade.

"Clearly it's management and ownership," Ellin says.

Since Jeff Van Gundy, who led the team to an appearance in the 1999 NBA Finals, stepped down as coach early in the 2001-02 season, the Knicks have only won a single playoff series.

But with Phil Jackson now in charge of the basketball operations and Derek Fisher in place as the new coach, Ellin is optimistic about Madison Square Garden once again hosting NBA games of consequence and significance:

Henrik Lundqvist is quite the renaissance man. He plays music. He is a style icon. He just launched his own foundation. And his goaltending was a huge reason why the Rangers advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years last season.

But near the end of our conversation with him, Lundqvist revealed something that he cannot do very well.

Nate Robinson has a new book, Heart Over Height, that covers how he became a star in college football and basketball, then went on the NBA where he won the Slam Dunk Contest three times.

There are some personal insights that Nate does not reveal in the book but was happy to provide during his visit to ThePostGame Lounge. Not only does he remember his first stuffed animal, Robinson can sing the product's commercial jingle.

Book Excerpt: Robinson Proves Doubters Wrong

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As you might imagine, U.S. soccer captain Clint Dempsey is plenty busy these days. With the World Cup less than two weeks away, Dempsey has team commitments, media functions and sponsorship obligations, including one with Pepsi that involved an interactive vending machine. But Dempsey still had the time to demonstrate his rapping skills for ThePostGame and explain his underwear superstition.

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On the field, A.J. Green is making history as one of the most productive young receivers in the NFL. His 260 receptions through three seasons are more than any other receiver in the history of the league, and he's been selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his years on the Bengals.

Off the field, Green takes his mind off of football by playing "Call of Duty." He calls it his "getaway," and even though he lost to Eagles running back LeSean McCoy in a head-to-head matchup of Call of Duty: Devastation, Green still proved himself a worthy opponent.

Green, who has a whole litany of moves on gridiron, discussed what type of video game character he'd be and what his moves would look like.

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The only place where LeSean McCoy is more dangerous than the open field is, apparently, the couch.

Over the past few months McCoy has proven himself extremely adept at video games, winning Madden Bowl XX in the days leading up to the Super Bowl and then dominating Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green in a Call of Duty: Ghosts: Devastation showdown.

The 2013 NFL rushing yards leader had high praise for the new expansion pack after getting a sneak peek last week:

McCoy, a big boxing fan, also opened up about the Apr. 12 Timothy Bradley-Manny Pacquiao rematch and laid down a hefty wager on the fight.

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The only way to stop Jamaal Charles, it seems, is to play him while he sits down.

Charles squared off against Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews recently in a Call of Duty: Onslaught challenge, and Matthews got the best of the Pro Bowl running back. It turns out Charles, who recorded a career-high 12 rushing touchdowns and 693 receiving yards for the Chiefs in 2013, isn't as unstoppable when he's in a chair.

But, as Charles told ThePostGame in an interview, Matthews may have had an unfair advantage.

After facing Matthews, Charles discussed some football-related topics, including the revised Pro Bowl format and his thoughts on whether the NFL should allow players suffering from a concussion to use medical marijuana.

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One benefit of missing games due to injury? More time to play Call of Duty.

While Clay Matthews certainly would have liked to have play in more than 11 games this year for the Packers, he was held back by a broken thumb that he re-broke late in the season.

Matthews recently took part in a Call of Duty: Onslaught challenge, where he squared off against Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles. ThePostGame caught up with the four-time Pro Bowler to talk about the new map pack and his other gaming interests.

Matthews also discussed several football-related topics, including his thoughts on the use of medical marijuana to treat concussions and why he's optimistic that he and the Packers can make it back to another Super Bowl.

At Super Bowl Media Day, Seattle Seahawks defensive players Tony McDaniel and Mike Morgan make the call between Rihanna and Beyonce, and other singing showdowns.

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