Olympics Trending: 2 Jones, Alex Morgan
— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) August 7, 2012
@lolojones you're welcome! I'm super sore though. Maybe you can return the favor and go to this family thing in my place this weekend?
Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Oprah, Taylor Swift, President Barack Obama, Shaq and, of course, Samuel L. Jackson, are among the Twitter heavyweights who have been weighing in on Olympics. Rap star Ludacris, who arrived in London on Saturday, is playing catch-up and caught up with Team USA members (from left) Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Deron Williams after their 126-97 rout of Argentina.
He caught the action with a couple gold medalists:
It's not all limos and sports cars for these NBA stars in London, as Chris Paul demonstrated with these shots Team USA in transit:
Train Ride... instagr.am/p/OAaOo0yjXY/— Chris Paul (@CP3) August 7, 2012
Alex Morgan used her head and put the U.S. women's soccer team in the gold-medal game against Japan on Thursday:
Kelly O'Hara and Abby Wambach got really close during Team USA's 4-3 victory in the final minute of extra time over Canada -- as noted by O'Hara's former Boston Breakers teammate Jordan Angeli:
Not quite, as several of her O'Hara's followers noted ...
Not surprisingly, Morgan trended after her goal. Shane Battier was vastly outnumbered by tweeps who posted about Morgan’s non-athletics-related attributes. Much to the dismay of Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger and thousands of other well-wishers, Morgan is currently dating Seattle MLS star Servando Carrasco.
Not every NBA player was celebrating:
MAJOR respect to the Canadian woman's soccer team! Didn't deserve to lose. Played some beautiful stuff and fought like crazy. Heads up.— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) August 6, 2012
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