Buzz That Was: Simply speechless
In case you were too busy watching Sonja Morgan's dog's funeral and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's what everyone else was talking about last night.
Was that a changeup?
Rapper, actor and vitamin water aficionado 50 Cent was given first-pitch honors at Tuesday's Pittsburgh Pirates-New York Mets game. That's the good news. The not-so-good news? You might want to just watch it for yourself.
Warning to anyone who values fundamental baseball skills: You will not see anything that resembles that here. This cannot be unseen.
Now I see why you can find him in da club ... and not on a baseball diamond. He jokingly defended his flubbed toss on Twitter with a "if you look close you can see them move the plate lol" comment. Whatever makes you sleep better, Fitty.
The pitch wasn't a bright spot for 50 Cent, but it's the best thing to happen to Carly Rae Jepsen in months. Not only does she no longer have the worst pitch attempt in recent history, but she also gets guaranteed air time during "worst first pitch ever" montages everywhere. Get it, girl!
Russell and Pop
Russell Westbrook notched 40 points, 10 assists, five rebounds and five steals to help the Oklahoma City Thunder even the series with the San Antonio Spurs behind a 105-92 Game 4 victory. Often called "Good Russell" or "Bad Russell" for his streaky performances, Tuesday night belonged to "Amazing Russell," who joined some dude named Michael Jordan as the only two players in NBA playoff history to record such a stat line. Not too shabby.
In typical Westbrook style, he continued to give fans a reason to talk about him with a trademark postgame fashion choice. Clearly inspired by your grandmother's closet or Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff, circa 1992.
Having blown a 2-0 series lead, the Spurs were less than thrilled about the loss. Not known for his use of words on a good day, coach Gregg Popovich was particularly abrupt when talking to reporters throughout the evening. If you like awkward silence and angry glares, you will love these clips.
So long, Serena
A day after No. 2 seed and Australian Open winner Li Na was knocked out of the French Open, defending champion and top-seeded Serena Williams was eliminated in the second round at Roland Garros on Wednesday. Falling to Garbine Muguruza , 6-2, 6-2, it was the worst loss of Williams' Grand Slam career and her first defeat in the second round at a major since 1998.
After the match, Williams told reporters she was "going to go home and work five times as hard to make sure I don't lose again." So when you see her winning her 40th Grand Slam title in 15 years, you can explain why to your children.
Ring of truth?
New York Sports Club decided to have some fun and make a viral marketing splash at the expense of Kanye West and Kris Humphries with a full-page ad in the New York Post. While I'm not sure anyone who reads a print edition of a newspaper will understand the reference, it thankfully managed to find its way online for the rest of us to enjoy.
Good morning, Kanye West. From your friends at New York Sports Clubs: pic.twitter.com/8JhrdNBmK1- Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) May 27, 2014
'We want you back'
If you've got 91 seconds of your life that you're OK with never getting back, here's a video of a Cleveland-area grandpa (AKA "Grandpa M") rapping a plea to LeBron James to come back to the Cavaliers. I'm just going out on a limb here and guessing this in no way helps the cause.
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