by @TaraLipinsky

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In This week’s That Thing You Missed Spencer Hawes follows up a put-back dunk with a little ditty, a hockey ref is in the wrong place at the right time, the Harlem Globetrotters crash into Honduras and this video is somehow “Gronk approved.”

 Now That’s A Rap…

It has been quite an interesting couple of weeks for Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski.

On a positive note, we learned his family is pitching an animated television series, and he scored a cameo in the upcoming “Entourage” movie.

Unfortunately, Grownkowski also made news after apologizing for making an Asian slur during an appearance at a local Boston Bar.

And then there’s this rap video.

I’m pretty sure it’s meant to be serious, although it could easily be confused with a Saturday Night Live skit.

I mean, what the hell is it with him “riding” that piñata donkey, slapping its behind and then tearing it apart. Is that supposed to be tough?

My 6-year old daughter will shred that sucker apart in .2 seconds if you give her free reign and tell her it’s stuffed with candy.

The only thing that could have made this video worse was if Rob actually did the rapping himself.

Story via CBS Boston

Offensive Foul  

A couple of professional ballers who should’ve taken the “no-singing” lead from Gronkowski are Philadelphia 76ers’ Spencer Hawes and Philadelphia Wings LAX player Kevin Crowley.

Following the Sixers come from behind shocking win against the Houston Rockets the pair were caught singing Karaoke in tandem to Toby Keith’s “Should’ve Been A Cowboy.”

Apparently it was Crowley’s birthday and Hawes agreed to help him serenade the crowd.

Thank God that man can play basketball.

Story via CBS Philadelphia

 Roughing the Ref

I’ve talked endlessly about how I believe hockey players are the toughest athletes in professional sports.

I’ve even touted the tenacity of hockey fans.

Now, it’s the hockey ref’s turn.

Watch this guy get pummeled in the face and fall to the ice as he’s trying to break up a fight.

Can you imagine that happening in the NFL?

I’m pretty sure someone would be arrested.

Story via CBS Chicago

Alley Oops?

Another group that’s having a pretty exciting week is the Harlem Globetrotters.

First the high-flying act took a terrifying turn during an appearance in Honduras.

“Bull” Bullard was doing an alley-oop and nearly got crushed by the backboard when it couldn’t hold his weight. The crowd screamed as the glass smashed around him. Luckily, he was ok.

More good news for the Globetrotters… Corey “Thunder” Law broke the world record for longest basketball shot.

Law drained a 109 feet, 9 inches basket from the stands at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix.

Check out the amazing shot here.

Story via CBS New York

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