Buzz That Was: Party all the time
In case you were too busy wondering why Rob Kardashian wasn't in attendance at THE BIGGEST WEDDING EVENT OF THE CENTURY (as proclaimed by the tabloids) and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's what everyone else was talking about this weekend.
Johnny and Gronk go to Vegas
Nothing says 'MURCIA quite like a long holiday weekend of family barbecues, warm weather, apple pie and Rob Gronkowski and Johnny Manziel partying together in Las Vegas. It was only a matter of time before these two kindred spirits found each other. Like the other great meetings of the minds of our time, it resulted in pictures with bikini-clad women and countless "SUN'S OUT, GUNS OUT" references.
Somehow, Manziel also found "Jersey Shore" (remember that show?) star Pauly D, and the two discussed world issues like proper sunscreen application and hair products. Basically, the weekend in Las Vegas was like a leadership conference for bros who think debauchery and democracy sound similar for a reason.
But have no fear, Cleveland Browns fans, the trip wasn't all pleasure for your new quarterback. Manziel made sure to take some time to study the playbook while lounging poolside, or at least to take a picture of the playbook while by the pool.
If this weekend -- full of fun, friendship, sunshine and studying (!) -- doesn't make you proud to be an American, nothing will.
Partying with Prince
While Manziel and Gronk lived it up in Vegas over the Memorial Day weekend, Prince Amukamara brought his partying game to ... a bar mitzvah. Just like you were expecting. The New York Giants cornerback had the best weekend ever by middle-school standards, and posted the visual proof online for all the world to see.
Needling the King
Before Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, Lance Stephenson made headlines for saying LeBron James' trash talking was a "sign of weakness." On Monday night, LeBron was all like "oh no, he didn't" and dropped 32 points and grabbed 10 boards to lift the Heat to a 102-90 win and a 3-1 series lead. You were saying, Lance?
Stephenson, for his part, had nine points in the losing effort and claimed he had "no regrets" about his comments when asked by reporters.
Lance Stephenson: "I have no regrets."- Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) May 27, 2014
More Stephenson: "I tried to get into his head, I guess he stepped up and got the win. I can take the heat. I can take the fire."- Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) May 27, 2014
Learning nothing from Stephenson's public comments, Paul George decided to take his turn with the head-scratching commentary after the game. While talking to reporters, George blamed the loss on free throw discrepancy and skewed officiating and not on, you know, playing like the inferior team.
Paul George on the free-throw discrepancy: "It's just demoralizing when the game is lopsided."- Joseph Goodman (@JoeGoodmanJr) May 27, 2014
Note to Pacers: Maybe it's time to stop talking and start, I don't know, focusing on staving off elimination.
Chris "Birdman" Andersen was sidelined for Game 4 due to a thigh bruise, but that didn't stop his pint-sized doppelganger from attending. The young Heat fan posed with ESPN's Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose, likely monetarily causing parents everywhere to gasp over the (presumably/hopefully) fake tattoos covering his body.
Collision on the track
The American 4x1,500 relay team finished second at the weekend's IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas despite suffering a mid-race collision during the baton exchange.
Who knew track was a full-contact sport?
Glad you asked?
After a tennis match, there is a winner and a loser. On Monday, Frenchman Nicolas Mahut was on the losing end of his French Open opener against Mikhail Kukushkin. But that seemed to be too confusing for one unidentified reporter who immediately congratulated Mahut during his postmatch news conference.
So that's not super awkward or anything.
No sippy cup
Ryan Hunter-Reay won the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, becoming the first American to claim victory at the storied race since 2006. Per tradition, Hunter-Reay celebrated with a milk chug. His young son, however, spurned the customary celebration with a gesture that has since gone viral. Ugh, some 17-month-olds just don't know anything about history.
Having a ball
Happy summer! Let us all celebrate with a pool dunk.
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