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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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‘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:
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: