Buzz That Was: Long-winded stars
In case you were too busy donating money to LeVar Burton's "Reading Rainbow" Kickstarter campaign -- or just singing the show's theme song -- and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's what everyone else was talking about last night.
The Lance Stephenson Show
The Indiana Pacers staved off elimination, for another night that is, with a 93-90 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. Led by Paul George who scored 21 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter, the Pacers rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit for the win. Despite George's heroics, it was beloved troll Lance Stephenson who was the real star of the evening.
During the third quarter, Stephenson ventured over to the Heat huddle with coach Erik Spoelstra to be a part of the team meeting. You know, no big deal or anything.
Just a few moments later, Stephenson found a new way to get in foul-plagued LeBron James' head. And by that, I don't mean more trash talk. Oh no. That would be FAR too conventional. Good ol' Lance blew into LeBron's ear. You can now watch the encounter, set in proper Internet fashion to Ginuwine's "Pony."
LeBron told reporters after the game that he didn't "really care" about Stephenson's antics, although the smirk seen in the video above might tell a different story. And while LeBron may not have cared, the Internet sure did. Much like his extreme flop from Game 2, Stephenson's move will live on in meme history and in our hearts and dreams.
Oh man. Dying. pic.twitter.com/bsj37Fa78L- Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) May 29, 2014
If you need me, I'll be singing James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" to the Internet all day.
Credit to Collins
Before the game, ESPN analyst and former coach Doug Collins earned some major street cred with a "What happened to that boy?" reference when talking about Chris "Birdman" Andersen. Jalen Rose's reaction perhaps best sums this whole thing up. BRRRRRR.
Hitting the beach
According to various reports, Rory McIlroy broke up with Caroline Wozniacki in a three-minute phone call last week. Per The Times of London, the former No. 1 golfer and current top-10 jerk called the tennis star and ended their engagement and relationship in an abrupt call, just a day after telling her how much he loved her and three days after mailing out their wedding invitations. Woz reportedly was so caught off guard that she instantly assumed the conversation was a joke. So much for that whole "mutual decision" thing.
Wozniacki lost in the first round of the French Open earlier this week, but now is doing what every self-respecting, fresh-off-a-breakup girl does - she's partying in Miami with friends.
Made it to Miami! Can't wait to see everyone and have some fun!!������- Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) May 28, 2014
If you thought nothing could be more terrifying at Citi Field than 50 Cent's first pitch on Tuesday, you would somehow be wrong. On Wednesday, the New York Mets held "Dinosaur Day," and it was pretty frightening.
Small children weren't the only ones scared of the animatronic creature. Reportedly pitcher Bartolo Colon missed the memo -- and the signs all over the stadium -- and bolted for the bathroom in fear when it was brought into the clubhouse before the game. While Colon bolting or running doesn't seem likely, I can't blame him for not wanting to get devoured by a prehistoric reptile.
No one has had a more impressive offseason than New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman. While sure he's likely lifted a lot of weights, worked on his conditioning and blah, blah, blah, it's his T-shirt homage to Rob Gronkwoski (and Ryan Gosling and Macaulay Culkin) and his new YouTube talk show that has really sealed the deal. The show called "Burgertyme" -- think "Between Two Ferns" for sports -- is actually funny, and not just in the "mildly amusing for a dude who catches balls for a living" kind of way. In the debut, Edelman interviewed teammate Chandler Jones, who he believes is his brother Jon "Bones" Jones. Just watch it already.
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