1. If you're a Succession fan who hasn't watched Sunday's episode yet, skip ahead to Item No. 2 because there are spoilers ahead.
The two big events over the Memorial Day weekend was the series finale of HBO’s Succession and what turned out to be the season finale for the Boston Celtics.
Many fans couldn’t help by notice the similarities between Kendall Roy’s apparent comeback before ultimately losing thanks to his sister, Shiv, stabbing him in the back and Boston’s comeback from 3–0 down to the Heat to even the series before flopping in Game 7 at home Monday.
Other fans pointed out the similarities between the eighth-seeded Heat reaching the NBA Finals and Tom Wambsgans ending up as the CEO of Waystar Royco.
Those comparisons made for some amusing tweets.
Heat/Celtics Succession— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) May 30, 2023
series finale series finale
Not the winner
the Twitter “experts”
Celtics fans thought they had it... pic.twitter.com/fex4ERsdpp— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 30, 2023
Bill Simmons 🤝 Kendall Roy pic.twitter.com/h1LjOVXRco— Ian Manera (@manerayo) May 30, 2023
The Miami Heat winning Game 7 in Boston after blowing a 3-0 series lead is like Tom winning at the end of Succession. 🤯— Aaron Michlewitz (@RepMichlewitz) May 30, 2023
The Celtics are absolutely the Roy kids…Tatum may be Kendall, we will see.#HEATCulture #CelticsNation#Succesion
Just when you thought the series finale of Succession was the greatest tragedy you’d watch over the weekend, here comes the Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.#NBATwitter— Brian Shoemaker (@brian_shoemaker) May 30, 2023
Celtics closing like Kendall Roy…— M.G. Siegler (@mgsiegler) May 30, 2023
For all the people posting Succession memes following the Celtics’ game 7 collapse pic.twitter.com/U7Qyu3rF4j— zlatandiego (@TheZlatandiego) May 30, 2023
Celtics like Kendall Roy at board meeting— David Amoyal (@DavidAmoyal) May 30, 2023
The Miami Heat are the Tom Wambsgans of the NBA.— 𝕋𝕨𝕠 𝕊𝕙𝕖𝕕𝕤 𝕁𝕒𝕔𝕜𝕤𝕠𝕟 (@HowCamJokes) May 30, 2023
2. Succession and Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals were the two biggest events of the weekend, but the most important event and the most powerful event was the return of White Sox pitcher Liam Hendriks, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma five months ago. What a moment.
HERE HE COMES 💚— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 30, 2023
Less than 5 months after being diagnosed with cancer, Liam Hendriks is back on the mound for the White Sox 🙌 pic.twitter.com/QEwPDvETu1
3. Every time I scrolled through TikTok this weekend, I saw videos of Aaron Rodgers dancing at Taylor Swift's concert in New Jersey.
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Give Rodgers credit for being a legit fan and not a fake celeb fan because he actually went to two of the three shows at MetLife Stadium, which is a horrible stadium, by the way.
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4. Someone on the Astros’ social media team tweeted and then deleted this missive while Houston was beating up on Oakland on Sunday while closing out a three-game sweep.
Astros why would you delete this tweet? pic.twitter.com/mzvtxmVYx5— Mr Matthew CFB (@MrMatthewCFB) May 29, 2023
I’m pro trash-talking, and we all know the A’s are a complete embarrassment, but this was pretty bush league coming from a team account.
5. Aaron Judge hit two more dingers Monday night in a Yankees win over the Mariners. He also robbed Seattle’s Teoscar Hernández of a home run, which led to Hernández questioning Judge right after the game.
Why @TheJudge44— Teoscar Hernandez (@TeoscarH) May 30, 2023
6. The latest SI Media With Jimmy Traina features two interviews.
First up is WWE legend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Austin discusses his new show on A&E, Stone Cold Takes on America, what he thinks of the current WWE story line involving Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns, and his feelings on CM Punk’s status with AEW.
Austin also reminisces about his legendary career, sharing his thoughts on the biggest pop he ever got from a WWE crowd and sharing a never-before-told story about how he ended up making so much money off his famous “Austin 3:16” shirt.
Following Austin, The Athletic's Richard Deitsch joins the podcast at the 31-minute mark for a discussion on the latest sports media news. Topics covered include flex scheduling coming to Thursday Night Football and Amazon Prime, why ESPN can never close the gap with TNT when it comes to NBA studio shows, what ESPN going direct-to-consumer means, the NBA’s possible return to NBC and much more.
Following Deitsch, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins me for our weekly “Traina Thoughts” segment. This week, I give a recap of my night at the Sports Emmys before Sal and I talk about Jersey Shore, Taylor Swift and horrible experiences trying to book guests. The segment closes with Sal’s explaining why he doesn’t want to go to baseball games anymore.
You can also watch SI Media With Jimmy Traina on YouTube.
7. RANDOM VIDEO OF THE DAY: Happy 68th birthday to one of the best heels in wrestling history, Jake “The Snake” Roberts.