Buzz That Was: No bad blood in Miami
In case you were too shocked that someone from a show called "Duck Dynasty" said something stupid and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed last night.
For most of three quarters of Wednesday night's much-hyped Indiana Pacers-Miami Heat game, the home team looked lifeless and out of it. And then they seemed to remember they were the defending champions and decided to play like it.
Led by Dwyane Wade's 32 points and critical 3-pointers from Ray Allen and Chris Bosh, the Heat rallied in the final minutes for a 97-94 victory. But the team's defining moment actually took place on the bench during the third quarter as LeBron James went after Mario Chalmers like he tried to steal his headband or something.
The two made up moments later, but not after every single person on the planet gave their opinion about the matter based on absolutely nothing. LeBron took to Twitter after the game to assure the world he was not feuding with his teammate about their favorite Christmas songs, reindeers or disdain over each other's choices during the team's Secret Santa gift exchange.
I love @mchalmers15 like a blood brother! I was wrong and apologized to him! We good and will always be good. I ride wit him any & every day— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 19, 2013
So breathe easy, guys. LeBron James and Mario Chalmers are not just brothers but blood brothers. Which I think might be slightly redundant.
Despite the Pacers' loss, Roy Hibbert still managed to find the strength through his despair to video-bomb the "NBA Countdown" crew and make fun of Stephen A. Smith's hairline.
In the only positive moment for UConn basketball fans last night, Kemba Walker nailed a game-winning jumper at the buzzer to give the Charlotte Bobcats a 104-102 overtime win over the Toronto Raptors. Your move, Damian Lillard.
The ol’ ball coach
Here's a super awkward video of South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier. Take from this what you will.
Better to receive
Former tennis player Anne Keothavong summed up the state of my current holiday shopping perfectly. If you also fall into this sad category, let's all feel guilty together ... and then buy that cute pair of shoes you've been eyeing.
Gifts I've brought for myself: 6 Gifts I've brought for others: 1— Anne Keothavong (@annekeothavong) December 19, 2013
Thanks for the tip
Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria wore an Evan Longoria jersey and interviewed the cast of some little indie movie called "Anchorman 2." THERE'S A NEW ANCHORMAN MOVIE? I had no idea. It's a shame they haven't done more promotion for this film. I'm sure we all would have loved to be bombarded every five seconds with publicity stunts.
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