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The Weekend in Sports ~ NBA Pros take over Twitter before and after ‘Game Seven’ #SASvsLAC

The weekend sports trends on social media.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports




If you happened to be paying attention to the sports social media trends this past weekend, you already know that what topped the charts was the Los Angeles Clippers game against the San Antonio Spurs.  This game had everybody tweeting.  Stephen Curry [ @StephanCurry30] tweeted about his love for basketball, while Chris Bosh [ @ChrishBosh ] shared that this game was “one of the bet series I’ve ever seen.”

Kendrick Perkins  [ @KendrickPerkins ], Coach Embild [ @JoelEmbild ], Nick Calathes [ @Nick_Calathes15 ], and Shabazz Muhammad [ @ShabazzMuhammad ] also chimed in to tweet about the exciting game, that ended with the Clippers Chris Paul winning making a successful basket with just one second left.  Rudy Gay [ @RudyGay8 ] summed the end up in a tweet that simply said, ‘HUGE SHOT.’



In other trends, of course, there was what’s being touted as ‘The Fight of the Century’ between Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.  Mayweather won the fight.  In an article shared just moments ago by the Los Angeles Times, about a dispute over an injection for Manny, scoring was summed up with as, “The defense-minded Mayweather actually out-punched the frequent punching Pacquiao, winning on judge’s scorecards, 118-110, 116-112, 116-112.”


On Sunday, it was all about ‘Nascar’ and what some described as a ‘Roller Derby’ type crash at Talladega.  In the end, it was Dale Earnhardt, Jr. who came out on top in ‘Sweet Home Alabama.’


Other than Tom Brady making his way to the Kentucky Derby, and then on to Vegas for the fight, there seemed to be a relatively lackluster following for of the Kentucky Derby.  American Pharoah came out on top, but this year’s Derby did not seem to capture the hearts of many on Twitter.  Last year there was so much hype leading up to the race, whereas this year it was as though it was a side-dish.  Perhaps the scheduling of the fight, being on the same day, caused it to take a backseat in the minds of many sport fans.


Tweets about Greg Hardy topped the chart after he made a joke about the toppling of the Twin Towers.  It was something he later apologized for, as respects to sharing that he apologized for not clarifying he was kidding, but he did not apologize for the comment itself.  The Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman, who has been under much scrutiny after a domestic violence incident tweeted a response to a Carolina Panthers fan.  The fan had made mention that the Panthers were equipped with “The Twin Towers’ in reference to Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Fuchness.  Hardy’s tweet “didn’t the twin towers get blowN up lol.” Management and coaching staff responded by saying they will address the matter.  Obviously, Greg Hardy is under the microscope since his being placed on the NFL Commissioner’s exempt list, and subsequently being handed a ten game suspension.  Most of the comments on Twitter seemed to disapprove of Hardy’s comments and found them to be somewhat classless.


Patrick Kane was trending late last night after scoring 2 goals and placing the Chicago Blackhawks in a position to lead their series with the Wild, 2-0.


#AndrewMiller made the charts for taking the Number 4 train to Yankee Stadium, not to mention making history as the New York Yankees closer has recorded nine saves in 23 games.  The Yankees won 8-5 to sweep the Red Sox and Red Sox fans are second guessing whether they should have let Miller go, rather than signing Koji Uehara. By the way the Yankees are in first place, with a record of 16-9, in what could be a tight division race this year.

#AROD his a home-run that would have him tie Willie Mays, and so the ‘The Say Hay Kid’ was trending.  The Yankees, manager, Brian Cashman shared that the Yankees are not obligated to pay Rodriquez due to contractual wording that gives the Yankees full discretion over pay-out.  Something to do with Alex’s usage of PEDS and the tainting of his marketability, seemed to be more relevant than that milestone.


For more about what’s trending in sports on Twitter, be sure to follow @SportSXMichelle.  









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Michelle has been a sports writer and analyst for many years. Now, as host of Neutral Court, sponsored by In The Zone, Michelle brings a new sports topic to the debate floor with each episode.
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