The Miami Heat have plenty of haters, but the Oklahoma City Thunder can claim a big-time Hader. "Saturday Night Live" star Bill Hader, a Tulsa native, talks up the Thunder before Game 2.
Dolphins wide receiver Chad Ochocinco roots his new hometown team to its 100-96 victory against Oklahoma City Thursday. He is joined by this man in black -- at least when the Saints choose their dark uniforms.
— Chad Ochocinco (@ochocinco) June 15, 2012
Smith, a defensive end for New Orleans, has been suspended for the first four games of the season. He kept his followers updated throughout the game. He is pretty pleased with the outcome:
— Will Smith (@iWillSmith) June 15, 2012
Jeff Gordon stays up a bit too late to cheer on the Thunder:
Way past my bedtime but this game has gotten too good to sleep. #NBAFinals
— Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) June 15, 2012
In the sounds-like-NASCAR department, the other Jimmy Johnson (the one with the "y" and those two Super Bowl rings) reinforces his South Florida ties:
My Heat going to make this finals VERY interesting!
— Jimmy Johnson (@JimmyJohnson) June 15, 2012
Away from the court, Minnesota's Ricky Rubio puts his followers through quite a workout:
— MN Timberwolves (@MNTimberwolves) June 14, 2012
A major coaching announcement in the Premier League set Twitter abuzz on Friday. The below-mentioned Spurs reside in Tottehman, not San Antonio:
Unless Spurs get Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, Michael Laudrup to Swansea is the sexiest managerial appointment of the summer
— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) June 15, 2012
After offering his English teammates some scoring tips, suspended striker Wayne Rooney will be cheering them on vs. Sweden:
Excited for game later. It's definitely more nervous watching rather than playing. Tough game. Hopefully get a good result
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) June 15, 2012
The Kings celebrate their Stanley Cup crown and the NHL offers this championship-eye perspective of the festivities:
— NHL (@NHL) June 14, 2012
Finally, today's "aw, shucks" image of the day comes courtesy of Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald:
Devin & I had fun @ fan fest last night what a turn out 15k fans. Just broke mini camp 40 days to training camp opens. twitter.com/LarryFitzgeral…
— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) June 14, 2012
• Just how young are Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant? Well, they look up to Micheal Cera and Carly Rae Jepsen on the celebrity age chart. (Buzzfeed)
• Oh, heavens no! Kevin Marcus Ellison of the Spokane Shock Arena League jumped from his burning third-floor apartment, reportedly after he started a fire with a marijuana cigarette because "God had told him to," authorities said. (The Spokesman-Review)
• Who says it isn't always about the money? Check out the monetary prize breakdown from this weekend's U.S. Open. (GolfBlogger.Co.UK.)
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