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Spelling Bee Co-Champ Nihar Janga Taunts Opponent, Is a Savage (Video)

Damn, Nihar Janga has absolutely no pity.  Just straight clapping in his opponent’s face after he incorrectly spelled a word at last night’s Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Dude’s the Richard Sherman of spelling bees.  Check it out:

Savage. [via Twitter/CauldronICYMI]

A video posted by theScore (@thescore) on

A Warriors Fan Tried to Fight Charles Barkley at a Bar

Charles Barkley Bar

After a record-breaking 73-win season, Golden State Warriors fans are probably pretty used to everyone picking their team to win.

And when someone diverts from this common course of action and goes against Golden State?  Well, let’s just say that Warriors fans don’t take too kindly to their doubters.

Charles Barkley found that out firsthand following the Thunder’s Game 3 victory on Saturday, as he was challenged to a fight at an Oklahoma bar by a Warriors fan who was not pleased with the fact that the ‘Round Mound of Rebound’ chose the Thunder to win.

Lucky for the fan, he was kicked out of the bar by security before Barkley could get his hands on him.

Perhaps the smarter move would have been to challenge Charles to a three-point contest, rather than a fight.

Hat Tip – [USA Today]

Drew Brees Launches Homer at Saints Charity Softball Game (Video)

Drew Brees softball home run

On Wednesday night, the New Orleans Saints took a break from preparing for the upcoming NFL season to play a little softball. The game took place at Tulane’s Turchin Stadium, with proceeds going to the Son of a Saint and Team Gleason charities.

The festivities began with a home run derby, which was won by Saints long-snapper Justin Drescher:

Who knew long-snappers were good at hitting dingers, amiright?

You know who else is pretty good at hitting dingers? Drew Brees.

Here he is hitting one out of the park during the derby:

And here’s an absolute moonshot from the Saints quarterback during the actual game:

I’m not sure who won the game, so we’ll just go ahead and say that the real winners on this night were the fans and the two charities.

Great stuff, guys.

Internet Reacts to Cavs’ Game 5 Blowout vs. Raptors (Tweets)

Much like Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Game 5 also turned out to be a blowout in favor of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

With the series tied 2-2, the Cavs took control of Wednesday’s pivotal match-up early on, jumping out to a 37-19 lead by the end of the first quarter, and a 65-34 lead at the half.

When the final whistle had blown, the home team held a 116-78 advantage, and the internet was already chiming in with their two cents.

Here are some of the best Twitter reactions to the Cavs’ 38-point victory over the Raptors:

Raptors Coach Dwane Casey Gets Into Argument With Cavs Fan (Video)

Dwane Casey Argue Cavs Fan

On Wednesday, the Toronto Raptors were reminded of the harsh reality that playing in Cleveland is not the same as playing at home in front of their fans at the Air Canada Centre.

After winning Games 3 and 4 to even their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals at two games a piece, the Raps were throttled by the Cavaliers at Quicken Loans, losing Game 5 by score of 116-78.

And if losing a crucial game by 38 points wasn’t embarrassing enough, the Raps showed little composure in the process.  Even their head coach, Dwane Casey, got into it with a Cavs fan at one point in the contest:

Boston Cider House Blocks Roger Goodell From Accessing Their Website

Downeast Cider House

If you’d ever like to pay a visit to the Downeast Cider House’s website, there are only two prerequisites you must meet:

1. You must be at least 21 years of age OR be able to lie on the internet.

2.  You must NOT be Roger Goodell.

Fail to meet the first prerequisite and you’ll be taken to a YouTube page where Adam Sandler will tell you “You Blew It!

Fail to meet the second, and you’ll be taken to the Wikipedia page for “Ideal Gas Law“—with the hope that if you are in fact Roger Goodell, perhaps you’ll learn something about footballs and how they sometimes deflate under harsh conditions.

Now that we’ve ruined the surprise, if you’d like to try the Downeast Cider House’s security test for yourself, you can do so here.

World’s Biggest Douchebag Wears Cardinals Jersey, Cubs Hat (Pic)

Calling this dude the “World’s Biggest Douchebag” may seem a little harsh, but a part of me wants to believe that he was hoping someone would label him as such when he decided to wear a St. Louis Cardinals jersey and a Chicago Cubs hat during today’s game between the two teams at Busch Stadium.

Russell Westbrook Wearing Pinstripe Overalls to Game 4 (Video)

Russell Westbrook was looking awfully good during Game 4, recording 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to help lead the Thunder to a 118-94 victory over the Warriors and a 3-1 series lead.

The OKC guard was also looking pretty snappy prior to Game 4, as he entered the Chesapeake Energy Arena in some fancy pinstripe overalls:

Meet ‘Stuff Curry’: Steph Curry’s Baby Doppelgänger (Pics + Video)

Stuff Curry

Question: If you took Steph Curry, zapped him with a shrink ray, then injected him with a couple of gallons of cream filling, what would you be left with?

Answer: ‘Stuff Curry

That’s the name that has been given to this adorable little toddler that looks exactly like a fat baby Curry.  The real name of this 10-month-old toddler is Landon Lee, but he’ll always be ‘Stuff Curry’ in our books.

Landon’s mother, Jessica, wasn’t thrilled about the nickname at first, but she and her family have learned to accept it.  And now they’re owning it.

Via ESPN:

“I’m not going to let them fat shame my baby and put it all over online and I just give up there,” Benton said. “I wanted to really turn it into something good and take control of it and say, ‘OK, we’re gonna own this name. Yeah, we’re Stuff Curry. We look like the famous basketball player.’”

We’re not sure if Stuff Curry can ball, but when it comes to adorableness, he’s the real MVP.

Craig Sager to Receive Jimmy V Perseverance Award at ESPYS

Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors - Game One

Prior to last night’s Game 4 battle between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors (which OKC won, 118-94, to take a 3-1 series lead), it was announced by the TNT crew that one of their own, sideline reporter Craig Sager, will be receiving the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at this year’s ESPYS.

Sager was diagnosed with leukemia back in 2014, forcing him to miss 11 months of action.  He has since returned to the sidelines in an effort to continue doing what he loves most, however, back in April during an interview with HBO he revealed that his cancer was no longer in remission.

When speaking with TNT prior to last night’s game, Sager spoke about the honor of receiving the Jimmy V Award and the impact Jim Valvano‘s ESPYS speech from 1993 has had on him:

“That speech he made on March 3 of 1993 resonates as strong today as it did that day. I have it on my cellphone. I can play it at the hospital when I’m feeling down. ‘Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.’ That’s pretty much what I’ve tried to follow. Don’t give up and don’t give in.”

This year’s ESPYS are scheduled to air live on ABC on July 13.

Draymond Green Claims Groin Kick Was Accident: ‘I’m Sure He Wants To Have Kids Someday’

Draymond Green Groin Kick Steven Adams

Russell Westbrook things Draymond Green‘s kick to Steven Adams‘ groin was clearly intentional.  Green himself thinks such accusations are completely ridiculous.

While speaking with the media, Green was quick to refute claims that his first-half groin kick was delivered with purpose.

“I don’t know how anyone could possibly say I did that on purpose,” he told reporters following the Thunder’s 133-105 victory in Game 3 on Sunday. “I’m sure he wants to have kids someday. I’m not trying to end that on a basketball court.”

Green was assessed a flagrant-1 on the play, but the punishment may not end there.

The NBA just finished suspending the Cavs’ Dahntay Jones for his groin shot on the Raptors’ Bismack Biyombo over the weekend. When you consider the striking resemblance between the two fouls, it wouldn’t surprise us to see the league take similar action against the Warriors’ all-star.

Here’s another look at the kick:

Where Did the Crying Jordan Meme Come From Anyways? Find Out Here (Video)

Behind the Crying Jordan Meme

The Crying Jordan meme is everywhere these days, but exactly where did it come from?  When did people start pasting it on every image imaginable?  Who is responsible for taking the original photo of Michael Jordan crying during his Hall of Fame induction speech, and how does he feel about his image’s use these days?

You can find out the answer to those and many more questions about the Crying Jordan meme by watching 2 Point Lead‘s “Behind the Crying Jordan Meme” below:

And, why not…

For those who want more, you can get more Crying Jordan on Twitter and Facebook.

Hat Tip – [Aol]

Derrick Henry’s Cement Feet Were On Full Display at Titans Camp (Video)

Derrick Henry Training Camp

Being the monster that he is, Derrick Henry is fully capable of running over a defender or two.  But the real question will be whether or not the Tennessee Titans’ rookie running back can run around or past NFL defenders once he takes the field in September.

At the moment, the answer to that question is a resounding “NO,” judging by this footage of Henry at Titans Camp earlier this week:

Derrick Henry footwork. #titans

A video posted by pkuharsky (@pkuharsky) on

They say you can’t teach foot-speed, but the Titans coaching staff is going to have to find a way to do it anyway if they want to see their second-round pick turn into a franchise running back (rather than an even slower version of Fat Eddie Lacy, before he got skinny).

Matt Harvey Struggles Again, Hears It From Mets Fans and the Internet (Video + Tweets)

Matt Harvey‘s horrific 2016 season reached a new low on Thursday night when the Mets’ righty allowed 8 hits, 2 walks and 9 runs (6 earned) over just 2.2 innings during a 9-1 loss to the Washington Nationals.

That performance ballooned Harvey’s ERA to an ugly 5.77 and his WHIP jumped to 1.66.  He’s now a disappointing 3-6 on the season.

Apparently that ain’t gonna fly with Mets fans, who booed Harvey as he exited the game at Citi Field:

As for those who couldn’t be there to let Harvey have it in person, they took to Twitter to share their thoughts and feelings:

Internet Reacts to Cavs Stomping All Over the Raptors in Game 2 (Tweets)

LeBron James Tame Raptors

LeBron James walked all over Luis Scola and the rest of the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, recording a triple-double (32 point, 11 rebounds, 11 assists…and 3 steals) to help give his Cavs a 108-98 victory and a 2-0 series lead.

Much like the Cavaliers throughout this Eastern Conference Finals, the internet was merciless on the Toronto Raptors, taking to Twitter to shame the Canadian club

Here are some of Twitter’s best reactions to Thursday’s game in Cleveland: