Whether you spent your Friday through Sunday evenings trying to stay cool from the heat wave that blanketed much of the United States or enjoyed an ice cold glass of lemonade watching the sunset on the beach, the last weekend of sports were too great to opt out on. In case you missed it, here is a quick update of some of the biggest news buzzing in sports.
Bryant’s new sidekick
Right before the weekend kicked off, news of the game’s premier passer teaming up with one of the league’s very best triggered faithful Lakers fans to have something bright to look up to. The two former Most Valuable Players, Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant, will pair up together this year with hopes of winning something that draws closer and closer toward being out of reach for them with their age – an NBA Championship. Once bitter rivals, 38 year old Nash and 33 year old Bryant will set aside their animosity for one another in order to become the excited new duo that places the Lakers as instant championship contenders.
But Bryant and Nash are not the only NBA stars eager for a sought after championship ring.
Why did you do it, Allen?
You know what they say, “All good things must come to an end,” and that is all too clear with former Boston Celtic Ray Allen who agreed Friday night to take his talents to South Beach. The future Hall of Fame sharpshooter caused uproar in the basketball community when he signed a three-year deal to play with his previous team’s arch rival, the 2012 NBA Champion Miami Heat. The decision left many in utter confusion on why he would commit such a crime when he owes Boston so much but that’s the thing – Allen does not owe Boston anything. Besides, not too long ago he was on the chopping block to be traded and now he’s content with winning another ring or two with the dark-side (Heat) before he retires.
What is so wrong with taking the easy road out?
The Comeback Queen
After spending a 10 month hiatus/vacation away from the game suffering from an over-dramatic foot injury and pulmonary embolism, Serena Williams overcame her obstacles Saturday and won her 5th Wimbledon title in two years by defeating Polish woman Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in the final. At 30, Williams is the oldest (and still the most fashionable) player to win a Major since tennis great Martina Navratilova claimed Wimbledon back in 1990. Despite the fact that Williams is ranked 6th among the All-Time Women’s Grand Slam Singles Title Leaders with 14 Majors, she is unquestionably the most dominating woman to ever hold a tennis racket, fiercely striking winners from both wings with ease and equipped with an awe-inspiring serve that would put some men into early retirement.
To top off her incredible weekend, Williams also won the Wimbledon Doubles Final with her older sister Venus.
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