The service industry is difficult. Waiters and waitresses rely on tips, especially in states where tipped employees are paid less than minimum wage, and the pressure to please customers is great.

But according to Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware, who used to play for the Dallas Cowboys, there is one thing you simply do not do when serving members of certain NFL teams:

Now, this of course might be fake, as much on the Internet tends to be (it is still kind of April Fools' week, after all).

Then again, Ware was in D.C. this weekend to participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, so ... maybe?

In which case, ouch. At the 20 percent rate, that cheer cost the waiter almost $18.50.

Update: It was a joke!

Conclusion: Good to know the waiter got his money, and that there's still love among fans and players of rival teams.

Still, pretty sneaky there, Ware ...

H/T SB Nation

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The Cleveland Cavaliers' J.R. Smith shoots 3-pointers. Often effectively, sometimes indiscriminately, but not always exclusively ... until Sunday, when all three of those factors converged for the most J.R. Smith game of all time.

In a 99-94 win over the Chicago Bulls, Smith had the following box score:

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Yes, that's 17 3-point attempts without shooting a 2. And that's an NBA record:

The previous record, according to Elias, was 13, done three times before (Ryan Anderson in 2012-13, Voshon Lenard in 1996-97 and Mookie Blaylock in 1995-96).

Smith also contributed to LeBron James' first triple-double in more than a year, knocking down five 3s from James passes.

Oh, and one of Smith's eight 3-point makes was this halftime buzzer-beater from 40 feet:


In short: Cleveland is probably happy it acquired Smith from the New York Knicks this season.

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Bracket matchups aside, which team has the best chance to beat Kentucky? SportsNation says:

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If you give a Final Four player a photobooth

April 2, 2015

The Final Four doesn't tip off until Saturday, but teams and players are already in Indianapolis preparing for likely the biggest games of their lives (to date).

That preparation apparently includes donning oversize shutter shades and furry boas with a few of your closest friends and posing for ridiculously awesome photos.

It's like these guys are still in college or something.

If the games were decided by photobooth photos, Wisconsin would win -- hands down. Also, Frank the Tank is still the best.

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On Wednesday we asked fans: Who, among the top four choices, is your pick for 2014-15 NBA MVP?

As of Thursday evening, the results were nearly unanimous: Stephen Curry, the prodigious point guard who has led the Golden State Warriors to be the best team in the NBA, is the one.

Unless you're an Oklahoman:

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Yes, Texas chose Curry over Houston Rockets star James Harden and, even more surprisingly, Ohio picked Steph over homecoming king LeBron James. But the Sooner State is standing with its own point guard: Russell Westbrook, whose recent triple-double binge has helped keep the Oklahoma City Thunder in playoff position despite the absence of Serge Ibaka and reigning MVP Kevin Durant.

If you haven't yet voted, now it's your turn: Do you stand with Oklahoma, or the rest of America?

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