In the moments after Tony Parker's remarkable up-from-the-floor buzzer-beating jumper sealed a 92-88 win that gave the San Antonio Spurs a 1-0 lead over the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, many excited and stunned viewers took to Twitter to express shock at what they'd just seen. As Daily Thunder's Royce Young noted, "Wow Parker" and the name of famed Harlem Globetrotters ball-handling wizard "Curly Neal" were among the top trending topics at the time.
Right after the win, one social media user shared a love of the Spurs that might have surprised some readers:
Go Spurs Go! I say Spurs in 5!!!!
— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) June 7, 2013
That's right, Eva Longoria — who you might remember filing for divorce from Parker back in November 2010 after three years of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences" after allegations of infidelity. Despite the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the end of her marriage to Parker, Longoria (a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, just outside San Antonio) still professes to be a die-hard Spurs fan, so the tweet wasn't really out of left field — it was just sort of surprising and, maybe, a little awkward.
Not quite as awkward, though, as what followed from legendary ESPN college basketball announcer Dick Vitale, of all people:
I believe the three words you're looking for are "Huh?," "Yikes" and perhaps "Welp," the preferred response of fellow ESPN'er Jemele Hill:
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) June 7, 2013
Yeah, no, we know, Dick — that's not what we're talking about. It's more about the other thing. The whole "your ex is AWESOME BABY" thing.
You know what? Forget it. It's totally fine. No worries at all, Dick. Real dispy-doo-dunkaroo of a tweet you've got there. All-Trolls Royce Team, for sure.
Now we just need to see if the NBA Social Media Awards would be willing to accept a late-breaking nominee. Oh, wait, they don't have a WTF Award? Never mind, then, I guess.More NBA Finals coverage on Yahoo! Sports:
• Tony Parker, Spurs win Game 1 thriller over Heat
• Watch: Tony Parker seals Game 1 deal with unreal dribble-drive, buzzer beater
• Spurs pick up where they left off following 10-day layoff