Celtics fans everywhere were thrilled with Tuesday night’s win over Miami in Game 5. Some a bit more than others:
— maria menounos (@mariamenounos) June 6, 2012
That wasn’t the only “good job, good effort” in South Beach. After a young fan was heard on ESPN's telecast cheering on the Heat players with those words as they walked off the court following Boston’s 94-90 victory, “Good Effort” became an instant trending topic on Twitter. The parody account @GoodJobKid had more than 1,300 followers within 60 minutes of its first tweet. Among the barbs:
Watching a replay of that Paul Pierce 3-pointer...LeBron ALMOST got a hand in his face. Good effort, good job! @kingjames
— Good Job Kid (@goodjobkid) June 6, 2012
Paul Pierce posted a message for the Game 6 crowd:
I want the Garden I mean The Jungle to b as loud as ever come Thursday
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) June 6, 2012
And had a question after Jay Pharoah of “Saturday Night Live” fame called him "an actress" and "a diva" before Game 5. Here it is, asked and answered:
@paulpierce34 The Comedy Truth.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers21) June 6, 2012
Among the zingers directed at the embattled Miami coach:
Doc Rivers coaches methodically like a general on the battlefield. Erik Spoelstra coaches like he's playing Xbox.
— Dane Cook (@danecook) June 6, 2012
Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers can appreciate accuracy from any distance:
Final thoughts: KG has balled in playoffs, pierce big shot, Ray is clutch, love @drewgooden's mid-range gameNight folks
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) June 6, 2012
Carlos Quentin enjoyed a big night for the Padres with two homers (he has five in six games since coming off the DL) and was trending, as was Logan Forsythe after his HR beat the Giants in the bottom of the ninth:
Not sure if I am more impressed by Dale Thayer's mustache or Hard Hittin Frickin Carlos Quentin's legendary bat flip?
— Eric James Byrnes (@byrnes22) June 6, 2012
Bryce Harper’s coming-of-age continued with his walk-off game-winning single for the Nationals:
Bryce Harper is a man among boys. Er, a boy among men. Er, he just won the game for the #Nats in the bottom of the 12th. Final: 7-6.
— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) June 6, 2012
Los Angeles Kings fans, time to make a wish. The Kings face New Jersey Wednesday in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final with a 3-0 lead:
Happy 45th birthday to us. We're all grown up now.
— LA Kings (@LAKings) June 6, 2012
QB Drew Brees missed the first day of Saint's mini-camp. He was otherwise occupied:
On set with Vicks practicing my Nyquil lines :) twitter.com/drewbrees/stat…
— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) June 5, 2012
• The “Loyalty” Orlando Magic T-shirt featuring Dwight Howard triggered some other possibilities on this photo gallery based on ideas tweeted to Mike Bianchi. (Orlando Sentinel)
• What do Patrick Wisdom, Chuck Taylor, Spencer Kieboom and Damien Magnifico have in common? They were among the uncommon names selected in the early rounds of the baseball amateur draft. (Bus Leagues Baseball)
• It’s time to take a look at the rules of engagement between NASCAR drivers and those who cover them in the wake Kurt Busch’s suspension. (Godfather Motorsports)
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