What Had Happened Was: 6/10/16
LeBron James giving NFL teams that work, Stephen Curry’s nursing shoes and Lil B cursing yet more folks
If LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers lose Game 4 of the NBA Finals tonight, you can expect the process to begin: Teams clamoring for the man to consider using his opt-out clause after this season — recruiting pitches everywhere. What you might not have expected: For one of those recruiters to be … gulp …Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan.
“I don’t know a whole lot about [basketball], but that big ol’ rascal can come play tight end for us, if he wants to,”Ryan said, per Mike Rodak of ESPN.
First, who you calling a “rascal,” man? Secondly … hmmm … that does sound kind of intriguing, absurd though it is.
Jason Witten once told me he thought LeBron could be the best tight end in the NFL. https://t.co/wWjUcBA9Ly
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) June 8, 2016
Everyone wants Lebron at tight end, but I think he'd be the best defensive end ever. His array of spin/bull rush moves would ruin QBs
— Justin Loring (@Coach_JLo_) June 9, 2016
The old adage goes: One may do what one wants, when one is poppin’. Larissa Martinez, who graduated with a 4.95 GPA, 17 AP classes, a full-ride to Yale and was the valedictorian of her class, fits in this category of people.
Martinez graduated from McKinney Boyd High School, which is located in a Dallas suburb, and announced during her graduation speech that she is an undocumented immigrant. Her mother and sister fled Mexico to escape her alcoholic father. She posted a tweet celebrating her accolades, at its peak reaching close to 9,000 retweets and 19,000 likes, before she had to delete it and her other social media, because of the negative vitriol she received.
Many complained about their tax dollars, and how an American missed out on the opportunities “she stole.” In reality, she actually put in an application for citizenship seven years ago, so haters may carry on hating.
This is what happened after a Yale-bound valedictorian in Texas revealed she is an undocumented immigrant:https://t.co/YamQEsiKjt
— Mic (@mic) June 9, 2016
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) June 9, 2016
Question: So if Lil B isn’t cursing the Los Angeles Clippers, and holding the team out of the Western Conference finals, then who or what is? *thinking emoji*
FOR THE CULTURE
Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry’s new Under Armour shoe dropped and, like his current NBA Finals performance, the reaction was very underwhelming. The photo release of the UA Curry Two Low have ignited a roast session from sneakerheads around the Twittersphere.
Do they look like something your doctor would wear? Yes
THE "PROSTATE EXAM" 7'S ARE LIMITED RELEASE & U *MUST* SIGN UP FOR THE LOTTERY VIA YOUR AARP APP. GOOD LUCK! pic.twitter.com/RJVAB5MKZs
— THE KID MERO 🇩🇴 (@THEKIDMERO) June 10, 2016
CURRY 2 STARTER PACK pic.twitter.com/rna936qhqb
— Complex Sneakers (@ComplexSneakers) June 10, 2016
Do they look like something your dad would wear? Yes.
— Alex (@Alextennis14) June 9, 2016
the "make sure you're home before dark" 5s pic.twitter.com/9avv5Yrpm7
— Drew Corrigan (@Dcorrigan50) June 10, 2016
TOP THREE TWEETS
Every morning we’ll hit you here with the best of what we saw on social media the previous night. Why? Why not?
1. WELL DONE, INTERN
Delete your account. https://t.co/Oa92sncRQY
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 9, 2016
2. ATTACK OF THE NERDS
— Bill Nye (@BillNye) June 9, 2016
— James Blake (@JRBlake) June 9, 2016
Following the jarring news that Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Sean Rooks died after suffering a heart attack, our own Marc J. Spears looked at a ballooning problem for the league:
“It’s definitely disturbing when guys seem to be healthy and just pass way too soon,” Jarron Collins told The Undefeated Wednesday morning after the Warriors’ shootaround in preparation for Game 3 of the NBA Finals. “It’s scary. It’s sad. It’s tragic. It’s tough. The doctors could probably point to something with our [ex-NBA big men’s] hearts. But I don’t know. It’s definitely sad. I was just thinking of the big picture and the loss [the Rooks family] is suffering right now.” NBA alumni are concerned about the string of former big men like Rooks who have passed in recent years due to heart problems. Hall of Fame center Moses Malone, 60, died on Sept. 13, 2015, of heart disease. Former NBA forward Darryl Dawkins, 58, died on Aug. 27, 2015, of a heart attack. Former journeyman center Jack Haley, 51, died of heart disease on March 16, 2015. Former NBA forward Anthony Mason, 48, died on Feb. 28, 2015, weeks after having a massive heart attack. Former NBA and ABA forward Caldwell Jones, 64, died after suffering a heart attack on Sept. 21, 2014.
You are awesome Internet, just awesome pic.twitter.com/m6aZKYSVu5
— World Series Champs (@mccauley318) June 10, 2016