Buzz That Was: Hot stuff
In case you were too busy celebrating the return of Jack Bauer and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's what everyone else was talking about last night.
Whole lot of nothing
Bradley Beal scored 25 points to lead the Washington Wizards to a 102-96 victory in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinals against the Indiana Pacers. It was Washington's first second-round win since 1982, a drought that is longer than all but three of the Wizards' lives.
While the Wizards impressed, it was a member of the Pacers who drew the most attention. Stop me if you've heard this one before: Roy Hibbert -- a dude who is paid millions of dollars to start and presumably contribute to the Indiana cause -- scored zero points and had zero rebounds. It was his third zero-point night in a four-game stretch. After averaging 10.8 points and 6.6 rebounds during the regular season. Former players Tracy McGrady and Gilbert Arenas decided they couldn't let random trolls have all the fun and decided to join the online bashing of the Pacers' big man.
Me and Roy Hibbert had the same amount of points and rebounds tonight.- Tracy McGrady (@Real_T_Mac) May 6, 2014
Agent Zero took the trash talk to a literal level.
As if McGrady and Arenas' commentary wasn't bad enough, Hibbert's own teammates are reportedly less than thrilled with his struggles.
A beyond furious David West, on Hibbert: "He's got to be part of the fight. H's got to be part of this thing for us to go anywhere."- Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) May 6, 2014
So this won't cause any friction or tension in the Pacers' locker room or anything.
Chris Paul had 32 points and 10 assists to lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a 122-105 rout in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Like Cliff Paul doling out insurance claims at the scene of a car accident, Chris Paul was virtually unstoppable going 8-for-9 on 3-point attempts. His night is captured best in one picture.
This is an untouched photo of Chris Paul from tonight. pic.twitter.com/psQOzCSTEK- SportsNation (@SportsNation) May 6, 2014
Not a hair out of place
Vogue's Anna Wintour hosted the annual Met Gala on Monday night in New York City. Anyone who is anyone was there ... and some other people. The night was dominated by models and actresses, but a slew of athletes braved the carpet sporting their finest attire.
Joined by his wife La La, Carmelo Anthony boldly wore an undersized top hat because, FASHION!
David and Victoria Beckham wore matching ensembles.
After he gave fans a scare with a blond faux-hawk in the days leading up to the Gala, Tom Brady's hair returned to its normal look. Likely at wife Gisele's -- or Wintour's -- insistence. They, of course, looked great and stylish and blah, blah, blah.
A pic of Tom Brady and Gisele during last night's Met Ball. pic.twitter.com/CRTTHqUZvF- ABC6 News Desk (@ABC6) May 6, 2014
I think being rich, famous and gorgeous really might have its perks.
'I always like to have somebody to blame'
Peyton Manning stopped by the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday night and the two awkwardly discussed that whole Super Bowl fiasco.
Buckeyes on board
The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is well documented, dating back more than a century. But just how deeply engrained is the hatred between the two schools? I think this taped-on paper spotted on a car in Columbus answers that question.
We get it, Buckeye fan. You HATE Michigan and don't want anyone to throw stuff at you as you cruise around Columbus. But you really couldn't have sprung for colorful markers and written out "rental car?" Disappointing.
What a mess
David Price and Chris Archer somehow agreed to play a game that involved dumping milk, pasta, "sports drinks" and other items on their heads for the MTV2 series "Off the Bat." I don't want to start any rumors, but a producer of this show must know something super embarrassing about the Tampa Bay pitching staff.
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