We start this week's headlines with Nick Ekbatani getting better and tweeting from the hospital.
Finished first day of therapy at my official Paralympics 2016 training facility! Bringing home gold in four years baby!— Nick Ekbatani (@nickekbatani) July 26, 2012
He definitely has the right frame of mind. Even a bit of humor:
Always enjoyed a good game of hopscotch. If I don't grow a new one...I'll just make it rain on one!— Nick Ekbatani (@nickekbatani) July 26, 2012
Is it bad that I'm more mad about my motorcycle being totaled than I am about losing my leg? (just kidding...but somewhat for real)— Nick Ekbatani (@nickekbatani) July 27, 2012
Johnathan Franklin of course had kind remarks:
— Johnathan Franklin (@JFrank2308) July 27, 2012
@nickekbatani God Bless You! You've inspired me to stay strong through my hard times and circumstances. Keep shining bro
The hospital is starting to get annoyed by the non-stop visitors.
Only— Jonathan Gold (@TheCoolSub) July 30, 2012
@nickekbatani would have so many visitors at the hospital that they'd finally stop and say enough. Only Nick.
More Olympics Tweets!!
Russell Westbrook and Dawn Harper at the Opening Ceremonies:
Didn't know he remembered me from UCLA.— Dawn Harper (@DHarp100mH) July 27, 2012
@russwest44 Bruins in the house! Supercool dude instagr.am/p/NmVY3IGBH8/
Everyone wanted pictures with Russell. (If you were a Bruin.)
— Chay Lapin (@ChayLapin) July 27, 2012
#openingCeremonies #bruinolympians @russwest44 twitter.com/ChayLapin/stat…
Sydney Leroux's mom, representing America, hard.
Oh mom.. twitter.com/sydneyleroux/s…— Sydney Leroux (@sydneyleroux) July 28, 2012
Kevin Love is still on a picture taking rampage, but he should have known the second he fell asleep, someone would get him back.
caught me slipping "— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) July 28, 2012
@deronwilliams: Payback #Gotem @russwest44 and @kevinlove7instagr.am/p/NoCLstojlx/"
Also, smack talk. He has it.
.— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) July 24, 2012
@rickyrubio9 how'd that work out for you buddy?
This had to be an absolute thrill - Tom Hanks tweeting shout outs to the US Women's Soccer Team:
Continuing: Leroux! Cheney! Morgan!! Buehler! Heath! Barnhart! I love that team! Go! Go, Olympic Goddesses! Hanx— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) July 27, 2012
The basketball team is heading to China soon. Anthony Stover is doing his research.
Just found out that in china McDonalds delivers. I'm so happy.— Anthony Stover (@Anth0nySt0ver) July 28, 2012
I guess as long as he's comfortable while he's playing? After you're doing playing, try out some of the local delicacies if they have time.