Josh Helmuth delivers your top sports stories of the week!
Josh, seriously Josh, you're on fire! No, I'm not speaking in third person. I'm speaking to Josh Hamilton of the Rangers. Josh, it is a great name by the way, blasted four home runs in one game against the Orioles last Wednesday. It was only the 16th time the feat has been accomplished in the history of baseball, and by also hitting a double in the contest, that's right, he went 5 for 5, his 18 total bases set a new American League record. And you weren't done there, were ya Josh? Hamilton carried his home run havoc into the weekend. Following Sunday's game, Josh finished the week with nine homers in his last six games, driving in 15 runs and scoring 10 – batting .480 in that span. My best advice is to the American League pitchers, just keep thrown 'em the ball. It doesn't even have to be in the strike zone. You attempt to toss the baseball within 15 feet of the catchers mitt and good ol' Hammy will find a way to put the fat part of the bat on it. Seriously, I want to see Josh hit 80 home runs. Terrific.
The NBA playoffs are into the second round. It took seven games, but the Lakers finally got past Denver to play newly found rival Oklahoma City. Metta World Peace, now with the most ironic name in the history of sports, already said he won't shake the hand of Thunders forward James Harden. The Clippers won game 7 of their first round matchup as well, against Memphis, taking just their third series win in the past 41 years. They'll matchup against number one seed San Antonio. And in the East, Miami is up one-nothing against Indiana, but many fans are worried… some fans… a few fans mightttttt be a little bit concerned after news broke that the Heat will most likely be without Chris Bosh for the rest of the series due to injury. And after defeating number one seed Chicago, Philly will play Boston in their second round series.
The NBA's regular season awards are being announced. Cleveland's Kyrie Irving will be named the NBA's Rookie Of The Year on Tuesday. Former Cleveland star turned Miami Heat player LeBron James took his third MVP award. And Oklahoma City Thunder forward James Harden won the Sixth Man Award.
That's the top sports news for this week. For more you can check out CraveOnline.com/sports. Thank you so much for watching your Sports Fix.