Buzz That Was: Sports Bloopers
In case you were too busy listening to old Coldplay and remembering the good times for Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed last night.
Phil Jackson made his return to Staples Center in his first appearance as New York Knicks president. And he probably wishes he hadn't. The Jodie Meeks- and Chris Kaman-led Los Angeles Lakers destroyed his new team 127-96 and scored 51 points in the third quarter alone. Fifty-one points. In one quarter. Marking a new single-quarter franchise record for the Lakers, and yet another low point in a season full of low points for the Knicks. Jackson, however, didn't let that pesky rout spoil his night, as he hung out with former Laker and Knick Metta World Peace in a luxury box.
pic.twitter.com/d8tbFxtUwH Great seeing Old Pals- Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) March 26, 2014
World Peace hopefully found his Zen place after hanging out with the coach. A far cry from the stream of consciousness he unleashed on Twitter prior to their meeting.
I found my calf muscle. It's in my glute muscle. This is weird- Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) March 25, 2014
Sitting courtside during a basketball game is no different from sitting on the bench. I am no different tonight , than a bench player- Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) March 25, 2014
Jackson didn't tweet but, according to the New York Times, he did text his fiancée -- and Lakers president -- Jeanie Buss with 8:54 left to play and made immediate plans to leave the arena together. He exited the luxury box moments later by saying, "It was awful, huh?" So cheer up Knicks fans who watched that disaster until the final buzzer, you made it longer than the person currently paid millions of dollars to watch.
It seems as if everyone on the planet is engrossed in March Madness, but how many people are actual college basketball fans? Or heck, can even name a college basketball player? Jimmy Kimmel's staff hit the streets of Los Angeles to find out the depressing truth.
How about those Kentucky Wildcards, huh?
The extra Miles
Despite foul trouble and losing star Jeanne Kenney with a concussion in the first half, No. 7 seed LSU rallied from a late seven-point deficit to upset No. 2 West Virginia, 76-67, in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Lady Tigers will return to the Sweet 16 for the second straight year. While many students and staff on campus were ecstatic, one purple-and-gold fan stood out among the rest. Football coach Les Miles tweeted his support of the team late Tuesday night.
Great game by LSU in NCAA win over West Virginia. To win despite playing most of game without senior leader - wow. Congrats Nikki! LM- Les Miles (@LSUCoachMiles) March 26, 2014
Here's to hoping the legendary coach gives the Tigers a (filmed and immediately uploaded to YouTube) pep talk before their meeting with Louisville on Sunday.
ACC team Clemson held off OVC team Belmont to advance to the semifinals of the NIT at Madison Square Garden. Despite the better seeding and playing in the same conference as North Carolina, Duke and Syracuse, the Clemson fans were so thrilled by the victory that they stormed the court after the game. And that just about sums up the state of Clemson basketball.
And if you still can't believe the reaction to a win over Belmont, you're not alone. Even the Belmont players agree with you. Guard Craig Bradshaw was seen on camera leaving the court shaking his head in disbelief and saying, "C'mon. We're Belmont, man."
Break it down
Because the Internet truly loves you as much as you love it, here is the remix of Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg's epic postgame dance celebration. You may not have known your life needed this, but the Internet sometimes knows you better than you know yourself.
And there goes my productivity for the day. If you need me, I'll be watching this on repeat for the next eight hours or so.
In "spelling is hard" news, an Ohio State student noticed an interesting basketball jersey at a Columbus Foot Locker this week.
Oh. Considering the most famed Ohio State chant involves spelling the state's name aloud and the fact that it's ONLY FOUR LETTERS, it was only a matter of time before someone would notice, right?
The tail end
With apologies to Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, I think it's safe to say the real breakout stars of the Sochi Olympics are the stray puppies adopted by American athletes. And lucky for us, we can follow every step of their new lives in the U.S. with an adorable Instagram account.
I dare you to look at this picture -- or any post from this account -- and not completely squeal in delight.
SO. MUCH. CUTENESS.
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