Russell Westbrook became the latest star player added to the "out for the season" list. That injury has made the Western Conference a wide open race. Spurs were dominant against a defeated Lakers team, a team that was so defeated its star player, Dwight Howard got himself ejected. Steph Curry has now become a household name, as he should have been years ago.
LeBron and Miami kept rolling and Knicks ran into a snag without JR Smith. The NFL Draft continued and we saw just as many big names come off the board in the latter rounds as we did in the first. A lot of experts have been down on this draft, but I feel we’ll see major contributions from these guys. There were some good players taken this weekend. This was also a great weekend for boxing and UFC. Jon Bones Jones showed, again, why he’s the best thing going today, and Zab Judah won more respect in the defeat than he did in some wins. As good as this weekend in sports was, it wouldn’t be the same without Twitter. So with no further wait, here are the best Tweets of the weekend.
Make the most of it.
— Chris Thompson (@ChrisThompson_4) April 27, 2013
I wouldn’t go that, far but she is dope.
every guy should give games of thrones a try simply because of Daenerys Targaryen....she might be the greatest female character InTV history— Brian Duckworth (@uduckworthy) April 29, 2013
If that’s hard times, I’ll take those hard times.
Mad Men will really make you appreciate how tough it was for rich white people in 1968.— Beckley Mason (@BeckleyMason) April 29, 2013
It’s part of the charm.
Best thing about Mad Men is how we all watch it despite it sending us all to bed feeling worse about people like 90% of the time.— Jeb Lund (@Mobute) April 29, 2013
It was just another boring 30-point night for LeBron.
This wasn’t even fair.
We see how that worked out.
Laker Nation: Dwight Howard that was a big No, No. Your teammates and the fans were counting on you.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 29, 2013
How do you really feel, Magic?
LN: Dwight, I've been swept before but I never let my team down by getting kicked out of the game.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 29, 2013
There is more to this story.
Think our entire dugout would ERUPT cause an ump told me to throw the ball over the plate? No, I'm sorry that wouldnt happen #accountability— David Price (@DAVIDprice14) April 28, 2013
What happens when y’all see each other again?
I know where my character stands...honestly that's what makes me the most mad about the situation...it's over now lets move on...#162strong— David Price (@DAVIDprice14) April 29, 2013
Give us a show!
Love me or hate me -- you're gonna watch me.— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) April 28, 2013
You are a BAD man, Sir.
All done, heading out twitter.com/JonnyBones/sta…— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) April 28, 2013
Odds should have been higher.
6 - 6 to 1 odds Vegas gives me to beat Jon Jones. Screw what the dummies say, smart money is on Chael Sonnen. #UFC159 #4/27/13— chael sonnen (@sonnench) April 20, 2013
He was valiant in defeat.
Even in defeat Zab Judah showed a lot of heart tonight!! #salute— Mr C'mon Son!!!! (@MrEdLover) April 28, 2013
Maybe they were Spurs fans.
Fan yells: "I love you, Mike D'Antoni!" Devin Ebanks laughs. Jordan Hill shakes his head.— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) April 28, 2013
Well, at least one of them actually played, this year.
#Lakers traded an immature head casewho got tossed from an elimination game for an immature head case who got tossed in an elimination gm.— Jake Query (@jakequery) April 29, 2013
That won’t happen for a while.
Big difference between playing tough & play dirty. Hope Westbrook bounces back soon. He's too talented. #TYSONTAKEOVER— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 27, 2013
For that second-rate organization?
Tyrann Mathieu just told Trey Wingo he's OK w weekly drug tests by Arizona Cardinals. "Marijuana is not an issue."— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) April 27, 2013
He walks right into them.
Manti Te'o told the media that when he saw a CA area code he thought some of his friends were trying to prank him (via @si_jimtrotter)— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 27, 2013
Anybody who doesn't think Steph Curry is THE BEST shooter in the NBA is crazy! #GSW— George Wrighster (@georgewrighster) April 29, 2013
Not the only reason, but it makes him look bad.
Stephen Curry is the major reason David Kahn has his resume in at Costco— Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN) April 29, 2013
Somebody has to do it.