Thirty-seven-year-old Vince Carter sunk a game-winning three pointer Saturday night to lift the eighth-seeded Mavericks over the Spurs for a surprising 2-1 series lead. The bucket was especially meaningful for Carter, who missed nearly the same exact shot 13 years earlier as a Raptor in a Game 7 against the Sixers. Watch the eerily similar shots compared in this video by Twitter user @MaxaMillion711:
Great moment for Vinsanity who celebrated humbly while Mavs owner Marc Cuban to danced like a crazy man. Elsewhere, in Memphis, a fan implored an unusually quiet Kevin Durant to start shooting the ball, to which the Slim Reaper responded, "Don't worry." Durant took 21 shots and made only five for the Thunder, who got bailed out by Reggie Jackson's career-high 31 off the bench. Also from the Grizzlies-Thunder third consecutive overtime game, check out Tony Allen's fake injury-turned-dunk trick. As for Brooklyn's Game 4 secret weapon? How about Rihanna sitting courtside again.
You're probably aware by now that Clippers owner Donald Sterling is under fire for his racist remarks in a recorded telephone conversation posted to TMZ. NBA commissioner Adam Silver weighed in Saturday night, stating that the League plans on conducting an investigation. Though most would like to see Sterling sell the franchise, Michael McCann explains that that's unlikely to happen.
Even President Obama, currently in Malaysia, remarked on Sterling, calling the owner "ignorant." For by far the most colorful take on Sterling -- and by colorful I mean expletive-laced -- check out what Snoop Dogg had to say (obligatory NSFW reminder). Finally, I'd just like to point out that the Los Angeles branch of the NAACP may want to rethink how they go about choosing recipients of their lifetime achievement award.
What happens when an NHL referee gets drilled in the face with a puck? He gets a quick medical check, chews on glass and nails, and gets right back out there!
This week's cheerleader is Texas Tech sophomore Bridgette, an Animal Science major and a southern girl who isn't shy.
My friends would be surprised to know that: "I field dress my own game and I am spot on with my .270 rifle."
Favorite video game: "I prefer PS3 over Xbox. My favorite PS3 game is Cabella’s Dangerous Hunts. I also like Call Of Duty Black Ops II. It's fun to play online against my two brothers back home!"
My worst habit: "Overpacking for short trips. I also have a small road rage problem."
The most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to me during a game: "Of course there are the stunt falls and the TV cameras catching you doing something dumb like pick your nose. But the worst so far is the time I was called out by a ref at the Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament for questioning some of their calls against us. It was the game against West Virginia. Apparently I was a bit too 'into the game!'"
Guilty pleasure: "I'm obsessed with the AT&T commercials with the kindergarten kids! I could watch them over and over again! My favorite is the Werewolf ad! “Ra rah ra … which means, I want to be back to a human..."
The Brewers paid tribute to the legenday announcer Uecker with another statue -- this one in section 422 -- a nod to his "Mr. Baseball" Miller Lite commercials in the 1980s. Said Uecker, "Fans will be able go up there and sit next to me, maybe a lap dance, I don't know."
UFC 172 highlights include Joseph Benavidez's successful "Joe-a-Constrictor" move, which immobilized opponent Timothy Elliott's arms, forcing him to tap out using his feet. Also check out Danny Castillo's ridiculous right hook knockout of Charlie Brenneman, and -- since the event took place in Baltimore -- Jon Jones's Ray Lewis-esque walkout dance before beating Glover Teixeira by unanimous decision.
Bert and Ernie showed up for the Avalanche-Wild game ... Mets beat writer booted from locker room by Mets players after repeated cracks about Bartolo Colon's size ... Spectator runs off with a fallen biker's ride, almost instantly discovers just how challenging the course is ... NBA players attempt to draw self portraits, do a bad job ... Some truly horrible individual punted a poor kid on a skateboard down a halfpipe ... Ryan Braun accidentally drilled teammate Jean Segura with bat while warming up in dugout ... Zombie Night at the Diamondbacks game ... Fisherman falls into NYC pier, saved by another angler's hook ... Flyers fan brandishes hot dog at a referee ... Get your Raptors lint roller ... The physics of basketball ... Bill Belichick runs half marathon with his girlfriend.
"Nah, don't start that," James said in the post-game. "Absolutely not." Looks to me like a glance at least. You be the judge.
From Arkansas' spring game, die-hard Razorbacks fan Canaan Sandy got the call on an off-tackle play and took it to the house. [NESN]
Stop feeding the horse beer. [TheBigLead]