Buzz That Was: Look Both Ways
In case you were too busy hosting Taylor Swift at your bridal shower and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed last night.
No stopping him
Driving to Monday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs at the Toyota Center in Houston, Rockets forward Chandler Parsons was hit by a woman who allegedly ran a red light. While the damage was minimal and neither was injured, the two exchanged insurance information like the good citizens they are. And then the woman asked the Rockets star for his autograph. On her insurance card. That's not completely inappropriate or anything.
Parsons, who is shooting now to see if he can go, was in car accident outside TC. Woman ran red light, hit his SUV, asked for autograph.- Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 14, 2014
No word on if Parsons complied with her request or just rolled his eyes and walked away, as everyone else would have done. Thankfully, the accident didn't hurt him on the court. He scored 21 points in his team's 104-98 win that clinched home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Snowing on his parade
Joakim Noah was having a pretty nice Monday. He scored a double-double to help lift the Chicago Bulls over the Orlando Magic, his team is heading to the playoffs, and he shared his joy over the arrival of spring with reporters after the game. But then one Debbie Downer reporter had to ruin everything by mentioning it was snowing outside in Chicago. Noah's reaction is exactly what mine would be if I received that news.
Pie in the Sky
While the Chicago weather might not be ideal, Noah should probably let Chicago Sky draftee Markeisha Gatling remind him of one of the city's best attributes. Within moments of being drafted on Monday night, the former NC State center told Nneka Ogwuumike that she would be making her new team's veterans take her out for an extra-large Chicago deep-dish pie STAT.
I don't want to speak for the members of the Sky here or anything, but, Noah, I think you would be welcome to tag along if you need to forget about the snow for a bit.
Tee time with Caleb Watson
After winning over the world by being so gosh-darn adorable at the Masters, "It" toddler Caleb Watson knew the people needed more. So the 2-year old wasted no time and started practicing for the Drive, Chip & Putt championship upon the family's return to Florida on Monday. His dad, some dude named Bubba that seemed to have a decent weekend, filmed Caleb and posted it online for your enjoyment.
Impatiently awaiting the inevitable "FUTURE OF GOLF?" topics on sports talk shows about his swing.
Last at last
In proof that hard work truly does get rewarded, the Milwaukee Bucks achieved their season-long goal of compiling the NBA's worst record of the year, sitting at 15-66 with one game left to play. But it wasn't easy. Thanks to the Philadelphia 76ers, who IMPRESSIVELY found a way to lose 26 games in a row, the Bucks had to develop new methods to stink. And despite all odds, stink they did. Congratulations, guys. You were as horrible as it gets.
Congrats to the Bucks on clinching the NBA's worst record. In your face, people who believed in them.- SportsPickle (@sportspickle) April 15, 2014
Congrats to #Bucks, who outlasted streaking 76ers to claim NBA's worst record & most ping pong balls in draft lottery. Now don't blow it.- Tom Oates (@TomOatesWSJ) April 15, 2014
By securing a 25 percent of getting the No. 1 pick at the upcoming draft lottery, the Bucks will now set their sights on acquiring a big name at the June draft. And cheer up Milwaukee fans who actually like - GASP -- winning, the Brewers already have more wins on the road (6) this season than the Bucks (5). So there's that.
A royal batter
Donning heels and a suit that has already sold out of wherever it's from, Kate Middleton (that's the Duchess of Cambridge to you) showed off her cricket skills during her royal visit to New Zealand. The results are exactly what you would expect from someone wearing heels who has probably never played cricket before.
At least we can give her style points, right?
Your lifelong quest to find the Minnesota Wild's biggest fan is officially over. And luckily for all of us, he's an adorable puppy named Georges that will dramatically improve your Tuesday.
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