WATERCOOLER CHAT: KNICKS GRAB WIN AT HOME, TRAGEDY FOR TRICKLE, END OF ERA FOR BECKHAM

BASKETBALL

In the NBA, it was a do-or-die game for the New York Knicks as they trailed 3-1 in the series against the Indiana Pacers.  Game 5 was in Madison Square Garden, and the Knicks had no intention of ending their season on their home court.  The Pacers are playing great basketball, but the Knicks have been cold the past few games.  In Game 5, the Knicks finally found their shooting touch again.  Carmelo and J.R. Smith were back in true form, and defensively they were able to contain Paul George and the Pacers.  The Knicks grabbed the win, and if they can win on the road in Indiana, they will have a chance to bring the series back to New York for a Game 7.

RACING

Some very sad news.  Former short-track star racer Dick Trickle was found dead in a cemetery.  He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 71.  Apparently, 911 received a call from Trickle just before he took action with Trickle saying “there would be a dead body, and it would be him”.  Trickle had an amazing racing career.  He has 1200 short track victories to his name, and entered the NASCAR circuit full time in 1989.  All of his colleagues spoke highly of him and said that he “kicked butt” everywhere he went.

 

SOCCER

Finally, in some major news out of the soccer world, David Beckham, one of the best soccer players of all time, and arguably one of the greatest sex symbols of all-time is finally retiring after this season.   Currently, Beckham is finishing up his last season with Paris Saint-Germain, and when the season is finished, Beckham will hang up his shoes at the age of 38.  Beckham said that he wants to be remembered as a “hard working footballer”, but he will be remembered as so much more to the world of soccer.

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