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Friday, June 1, 2012
Trending: Kings' music, Fallon, Real Madrid

By Bill Speros
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With the Stanley Cup final underway, questions sometimes get a little more personal. Here, the Los Angeles Kings tell Fuse TV that they are a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll:

Jimmy Fallon could have been sending a subtle message to Dodgers fans by sporting this San Francisco Giants hat and Mets orange and blue on his sneakers while walking through Los Angeles International Airport:

This.Is.Awesone RT @the_whitney: @sfgiants Look at @jimmyfallon rocking a #SFGiants hat in Dodger land (LAX).…

— Bryan Srabian (@srabe) June 1, 2012

Texans defensive defensive end J.J. Watt picked up some pointers and no doubt heard a few tall tales from this Houston football legend:

Glad I got the chance to spend a few moments with Coach Bum Phillips today. Great wisdom. Houston Legend.…

— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 1, 2012
Speaking of tall legends, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar lauded Tim Duncan on Friday

Tim Duncan has been the epitome of steadiness & consistency his whole career. Congrats on passing me in block shots! G-luck in the Playoffs

— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) June 1, 2012

Joel McHale chimed in on The National Spelling Bee (don’t worry - no one was hurt in the typing of this tweet):

Watching the #NationalSpellingBee. It was so sad when that girl tore her ACL spelling "chatoyant".

— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) June 1, 2012

Real Madrid unveiled its new uniform for 2013 Thursday with this “We All Play” spot on You Tube:


• The Thunder rolled to victory in Game 3 over San Antonio at home but something was missing, a boisterous watch-party crowd cheering in Thunder Alley outside Chesapeake Energy Arena. (The Oklahoman)

• Boston fans upset about the current state of NBA officiating can wear their own Tim Donaghy mask to Friday's Celtics-Heat game, courtesy of 98.5 The Sports Hub.

• Vanilla Ice of “Ice, Ice, Baby” fame will drive the 2012 Chevy Camaro SS pace car prior to the Pocono 400 on June 10 as part of a promotional tie-in with his appearance in the upcoming movie "That’s My Boy." The flick also stars Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and features a cameo by Jets Coach Rex Ryan.

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