Buzz That Was: Count on us
In case you were too busy finding the perfect Kentucky Derby hat and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's what everyone else was talking about last night.
The Indiana Pacers staved off an early vacation -- for at least two more days, anyway -- by holding off the Hawks, 95-88, in Game 6 of their NBA playoff series in Atlanta. With Indiana down five with just over three minutes to go, the Pacers' season looked all but over. But a 16-4 run forced a Game 7. In keeping with the series trend, the game turned ugly -- even featuring a scuffle between George Hill and Mike Scott in the final seconds of the first half.
Players and a ref stepped in and Scott was charged with a foul.
For the second straight game, Roy Hibbert had zero points in the effort. The good people of the Internet provided constant reminders of this throughout the game, just in case anyone had forgotten.
On the bright side, Hibbert did have two rebounds -- two more than in Game 5 -- so there's that.
Roy Hibbert be like... pic.twitter.com/eNxptrbb5a- Funny Basketball (@BasketballPics) May 2, 2014
On the same day an Oklahoma City newspaper called him "Mr. Unreliable," Kevin Durant scored 36 points and carried the Thunder to a 104-84 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies to force a Game 7. While Durant said he didn't have a problem with the headline and denied that it motivated him in Game 6, his mom felt otherwise.
Typical Oklahoman on Kevin. UNBELIEVABLE!! KEVIN is RELIABLE!!!- Wanda Pratt (@MamaDurant) May 1, 2014
After issuing an apology on Thursday, the Oklahoman tried to redeem itself in today's issue.
So that's underwhelming. Perhaps they should have gone with "Mr. Undeniable," as seemingly everyone on Twitter suggested.
Rolling with it
If you thought the works of art after Jameis Winston was busted for shoplifting $32 worth of crab legs were impressive, just wait until you see what an Alabama grocery store did in response. A day after the Florida State quarterback was issued a citation, Jack's Foodland Supermarket put his name on a package of crab legs.
Jack's Foodland grocery store in Alabama is advertising "Jameis Winston King Crab Legs." (via Eric Smith) pic.twitter.com/zbBdBBw0gR- SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 1, 2014
Only in Alabama.
Baseball players don't have many days off during the season, so when they do, they usually spend time with family or relaxing. But not Josh Reddick. The Oakland A's outfield spent his day off on Thursday at ... a baseball game. In town to open a three-game series with the Boston Red Sox on Friday, Reddick headed to Fenway to watch the Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.
Where am I?! Off day fun pic.twitter.com/NYptKSFZTV- Josh Reddick (@joshreddick16) May 1, 2014
He even managed to score a Dustin Pedrioa bobblehead while he was there. Because, WHY NOT? I'm sure his teammates are SO jealous he got one of those.
What do u guys think of my bobble head? pic.twitter.com/nXpgRMoLwg- Josh Reddick (@joshreddick16) May 1, 2014
Taking #TBT to new heights
Like the old saying goes, the only thing better than a #TBT of a celebrity is a #TBT of two celebrities together. That said, Lindsey Vonn all but won the Internet on Thursday with a picture of herself and Julia Mancuso when they were just 17.
A San Francisco Giants minor league team earned "Prank of the Week" honors after hiding a LIVE CHICKEN in the locker of an unsuspecting teammate. His reaction was filmed for our enjoyment.
And for all you skeptics out there who don't believe it truly was a chicken in the locker, here's some proof.
So this is a first for me in all my years. Putting live chickens in people's lockers and filming their reactions. pic.twitter.com/nVxUHPIG0o- Shane Loux (@shaneloux) May 1, 2014
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