Trending headlines: LA-OKC game tweets

A few items you may have missed that are worth a quick look:

Call it a Metta World Peace Tweety:

Nine of the top 10 trending topics on Twitter in the minutes after the Thunder eliminated the Lakers were game-related:


Congrats OKC

Mike Brown


Western Conference Finals

Mitch Kupchak

Phil Jackson

Maybe Next Year

Lamar Odom

Among the other highlights was “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” host Chris Harrison’s big, fat rose for the Lakers. Harrison began his TV career in Oklahoma City, where he went to college on a soccer scholarship.

Sacramento’s Jimmer Fredette offered this post-game analysis:

Meanwhile, Derrick Williams of the Timberwolves called it with about 7:30 to play and the Thunder up by 15.

There were the (printable) zingers during and after the game:

Even Zaza Pachulia was feeling it:

• Now that the Orlando Magic have fired Stan Van Gundy and parted ways with Otis Smith, the next move is yours, Dwight Howard, writes Mike Bianchi. (Orlando Sentinel)

• John Lennon had many talents, shooting a basketball was not one of them. (You Tube via Buzzfeed)

• Katherine Legge hopes to get a leg up on the competition at the Indy 500 but has no interest in replacing Danica Patrick as the “female face of the Indy Car series.” (Detroit News)

• NASCAR announces the five inductees to its 2013 Hall of Fame class on Wednesday, sadly one person not on that list will be the late Tim Richmond, even though he should be, writes Tom Sorenson. (Charlotte Observer)

• It’s time to clean up collusion in baseball, fantasy baseball that is. (The Hardball Times)

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