Here's what you might have missed this weekend ...
Forget the wild race for the NBA's Western Conference play-in spot or the beefing between Damian Lillard, Patrick Beverley and Paul George.
The biggest competition in the bubble is happening elsewhere.
We've already seen many people turning to video games, even old systems and classic games, while stuck inside during the coronavirus pandemic. The same seems true for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.
While the Lakers have already clinched the top spot in the Western Conference playoffs, for LeBron & Co., the biggest games might be in Madden. It was revealed over the weekend that the Lakers are holding a bubble Madden tournament.
Somehow, somebody somewhere will blame this poor performance by the Vikings on Kirk Cousins.
Putt for d'oh!
Last weekend's PGA Championship marked the first golf major of the season. While Bryson DeChambeau put on a show and Brooks Koepka had more smack to talk, and Collin Morikawa won the tournament, there were some outright hilarious putting moments from Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas.
Watch out, Beyonce
You brought this on yourselves
There is a lot of awful in the world. A lot. And many people have been mostly quarantined since March. But never doubt the better angels of our nature, especially when it comes to rallying to get creative and still heckle the Houston Astros.
Baseball fans lost something because of the pandemic when they couldn't go to the ballpark and give Houston hell for the sign-stealing scandal it employed to reach two World Series and win one. The booing was to be baseball nature's way of healing itself.
But many, outside of East Texas, will be happy to see that it's again open season for Astros haters. Actor and Los Angeles Dodgers fan Rob Lowe got them while wearing a cap with an asterisk while taping a podcast.
Then some Oakland Athletics fans escalated things this weekend, with the Astros in town, by hiring a plane to carry a banner saying "Houston Asterisks."
To top it off, there was a brawl between the two teams.
Easy money sniper, indeed
Kevin Durant has earned a $1M bonus with Brooklyn now clinching a playoff spot. The bonus before the season was considered likely and will not impact his $40.1M cap hit for 2020-21. https://t.co/lwhsuuIgFR— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) August 7, 2020
That's right. KD hasn't played all year as he recovers from an Achilles injury, but still got that check. That's a contract stipulation Bobby Bonilla would be proud of.