THE OKLAHOMAN newspaper got some flak for describing Thunder star Kevin Durant as "Mr. Unreliable" in a headline yesterday.
Not from the five-time All-Star, but from his mother, Wanda Pratt.
Pratt, who tweets as @MamaDurant, wrote "Typical Oklahoman on Kevin. UNBELIEVABLE!! KEVIN is RELIABLE!!!"
The Oklahoman responded by apologizing.
"We take great pride in our headlines about big sporting events and news in Oklahoma," sports editor Mike Sherman said in a statement. "Thursday's headline in the Oklahoman on Kevin Durant's performance in the Memphis series missed the mark. The words were overstated and unduly harsh. The headline and presentation left the impression that we were commenting on Durant's season, career or even character. We were not. We were referring only to the Memphis series."
Football was easier
Ex-NFL wide receiver Kevin Curtis logged a lot of miles over his 8-year career, which included three seasons with the Eagles (2007-09). But nothing like what he's doing tomorrow at the St. George (Utah) 70.3 mile Ironman triathlon.
Curtis will start with a 1.2-mile swim, followed by 56-mile bike ride and then a 13.1-mile run.
Makes us tired just thinking about it.
Pulling our leg
Eric Smith, the manager of Jack's Foodland in Eva, Ala., has a crabby sense of humor.
Tuesday, Florida State quarterback was issued a citation for stealing crab legs from a grocery store in Tallahasse, Fla. Yesterday, Smith posted a photo on Facebook of store-packaged crab legs with a label that read "Jameis Winston King Crab Legs."
The photo quickly went viral.
"We didn't actually put them out for sale," Smith said. "With all the jokes going around about Jameis Winston and everything, we decided to print out some stickers as our own little joke and . . . it kind of blew up from there."