Buzz That Was: Courtside seats
In case you were too busy envisioning what a "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" crossover episode would actually look like and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's what everyone else was talking about last night.
Joined by Beyonce, who was also seen in the leaked security video, the two looked carefree and definitely not as if the whole country was talking about them. While everyone at home was desperately seeking answers about the Knowles-Carter family drama (Did Jay Z forget to feed Solange's fish when she was away? Was Jay Z responsible for her poor album sales?), it appeared even LeBron James wanted to get to the bottom of it.
Naturally, Twitter had a field day with the interaction.
"Seriously, what did you say to her sister? 'Cuz that was cray." pic.twitter.com/TrS3CaxC2k- Dylan Stableford (@stableford) May 13, 2014
Lebron: "Ok, so tell me about this fight..." Jay-Z: "What fight?" pic.twitter.com/uamvJLFYvJ- 3030 (@jose3030) May 13, 2014
But alas, unlike the Internet, LeBron managed to stay focused on the game, tying his playoff career high with 49 points and leading the Heat to a 102-96 victory and a 3-1 series lead.
Time for a sequel
Somewhat buried on social media, a "He Got Game" reunion took place before the Heat-Nets matchup as Ray Allen, Denzel Washington and Spike Lee hung out on the court. Lee was even rocking the jersey of Allen's character Jesus Shuttlesworth.
Please let this be a sign from the movie gods that a sequel is coming!
On the attack
CNN aired Anderson Cooper's full interview with disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday night, and it seems he's somehow even more delusional than we previously thought. Claiming his taped remarks were fueled by jealousy and not racism, he all but blamed V. Stiviano for setting him up and went on to say his players loved him. OK, dude.
And if you think that's bad, his comments on Magic Johnson will surely elicit a face palm. Saying the basketball legend wasn't a good role model for the children of Los Angeles because he had acquired HIV (which Sterling incorrectly called AIDS), Sterling likely all but guaranteed every single NBA owner would vote in support of his dismissal.
Johnson took the high road on Twitter, choosing to tweet about on-court action and not about the crazy old guy who won't stop talking about him.
I'd rather be talking about these great NBA Playoffs than Donald Sterling's interview.- Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 13, 2014
As Johnson tried to stay out of the nonsense, NBA commissioner Adam Silver felt compelled to speak out and apologize to the Lakers icon in a statement.
Commissioner Adam Silver releases a statement in response to Donald Sterling's CNN interview: pic.twitter.com/Fj6n01zrJd- NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 13, 2014
What is 'awesome'
In "now you know you've made it" news, Olympic luging medalist Erin Hamlin received the ultimate honor Monday when she was featured as part of a question on "Jeopardy."
Over the weekend, two lovebirds named Madeline and Jason were just having a nice little wedding day celebrating with friends and family when a surprise guest crashed the occasion. As the couple and their wedding party were taking photos in downtown Indianapolis, Colts QB Andrew Luck happened to be walking by. And when an NFL quarterback walks by your wedding photo shoot, you just have to ask him to partake. Luck obliged, and the rest will be remembered in a cheesy "OUR WEDDING" album for the rest of time.
In case you need help identifying Luck, he's the one totally not dressed for the occasion. Rude!
You might not have known how desperately your life needed a remixed version of Dikembe Mutombo's interview on "First Take," but it definitely did. A clever YouTuber presented his gift to the Internet with "The Nene Song," not to be confused with that other viral trend known as the "Nae Nae."
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