What’s #Trending: Time’s 100, Philip Humber, Ron Artest

by David Hernandez

Courtesy of the Chicago White Sox

Trending Topic: Time’s 100

Who are the individuals that impact the world the most? Well, Time’s annual 100 Most Influential People in the World, which was released this week, reveals those who made their list.

Time introduces the list by stating: “They are the people that inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world. Meet the breakouts, pioneers, moguls, leaders and icons who make up this year’s Time 100.”

The list includes Jeremy Lin, Louis CK, Chelsea Handler, Warren Buffet, Lionel Messi, Adele, and Barack Obama.


Trending Topic: Philip Humber

Few things in sports are perfect. In baseball, a pitcher has the opportunity to throw a perfect game, in which no opposing batter reaches base. On Saturday, Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox achieved this feat, becoming the 21st pitcher in Major League history to throw a perfect game, according to MLB.

The last out was the most dramatic of the game, but overall, Humber cruised through the 27 outs. Humber threw 96 pitches, 67 strikes and struck out nine, leading the White Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

Humber received praise from many on Twitter, including his peers and even Tim Tebow:

  • Jake Peavy (@JakePeavy_44): Wow is all to say! Congrats to my buddy PH! Couldn’t happen to a better person! Feel honored just to be here & celebrate him! #PerfectGame
  • Gordon Beckham (@gordonbeckham): WHATTTTTT???!!!!! PEEFECT GAME FOR @philip_humber!!!! Unbelievable feeling to be a part of history! Couldn’t have happened to a better guy
  • Tim Tebow (@TimTebow): Congrats @Philip_Humber on accomplishing one of the greatest feats in all of sports! #PerfectGame


Trending Topic: Ron Artest

Although Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, has been known to be aggressive, he has done quite a bit to change his reputation (including the name change). Unfortunately for Metta World Peace, Sunday was “reminiscent of Ron Artest,” as the announcers expressed during the Lakers home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Following an ugly play in which Metta World Peace elbowed James Harden hard in the head, Metta World Peace was ejected from the game after receiving a flagrant foul 2.

Interestingly enough, Ron Artest, as opposed to Meta World Peace, was trending on Twitter. There was not a lot of good things to say.

Meanwhile the official Lakers Twitter account (@LakersNation) tweeted:

  • #ShoutOut to @jharden13 for taking a full on Ron Artest Elbow and living

While Metta World Peace issued a statement to reports in the locker room (without taking questions), he also used Twitter to speak of the incident:

  • “Hope James Hardin is ok… I remember when I [was] hit by Marc Gasol the same way.. I was spitting up blood and a headache during the game…”
  • “I just watched the replay again….. Oooo.. My celebration of the dunk really was too much… Didn’t even see James ….. Omg… Looks bad”