News 3’s Top Trends: May 3

Today's social media trends celebrate teachers on National Teacher's Day, shed light on basketball fans' joy and outrage reacting to the Spurs-Thunder game and mourn the loss of an Alabama man at the hands of a freak accident.

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National Teacher’s Day

As the semester starts to wind down, today is the day to send some love to the teacher’s who have worked so hard this school year. May 3 is #NationalTeachersDay and social media is full of posts sharing appreciation for the molders of young minds.

Spurs-Thunder game fouls


Basketball fans are reacting this morning to referees’ lack of judgement calls during the game. Oklahoma City Thunder’s 98-97 win is clouded by fans shock that Thunder guard Dion Waiters was not called for an offensive foul on the game’s final inbounds play.

Video shows Waiters inbounded the ball to Kevin Durant, leading to a steal and a missed Spurs shot in the closing moments. TNT’s analyst and retired NBA player Chris Webber reacts saying, ““It does not matter. It was an offensive foul. The rest of the five seconds does not matter. Terrible!”

Social media users are posting their responses to the play and also using video to point out other missed foul calls.


Alabama man dies in Mississippi casino


The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office says 48-year-old Bob Jerome Murray of Birmingham, Alabama is dead after he fell into a fountain at Hollywood Casino on Sunday night. Sheriff’s deputies say the cause of his death is still unclear, but it looks like a freak accident involving a pack of cigarettes.

One witness say Murray was at the hotel with his fiance’ when she threw him a pack of cigarettes. When he went to catch them, he lost his balance, fell over the railing and landed in the water.

Murray’s body will be sent to the Mississippi Crime Lab for an autopsy.


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