The Best of Rant Sports: June 17-21

Every week, we’ll feature five articles on the Rant Sports website which caught the attention of plenty of of our readers and folks throughout the sports blogosphere.

Here is this week’s Best of Rant Sports:

Oklahoma City Thunder Forward Serge Ibaka Calls Out LeBron James’ Defense:

Riley Schmitt takes a look at Serge Ibaka’s bizarre decision to call out LeBron James’ defensive prowess– or lack thereof.  We all know how that turned out.

Crazy Fan Interrupts Webb Simpson Trophy Presentation at US Open:

Riley Schmitt recaps the bizarre appearance of a “birdman” who threw out a few crazy birdcalls to interrupt Webb Simpson’s trophy presentation following his US Open victory. This one includes a video, and it’s a sight to see.

Queen’s Final Ends in Ridiculous Disqualification for David Nalbandian:

Alan Dymock recaps David Nalbandian’s disqualification from the final of the Queen’s Club Lawn Tennis Association Tournament, the traditional warm-up event prior to Wimbledon, after kicking a line-judge.

LaDanian Tomlinson to Retire with San Diego Chargers on Monday:

Dan Parzych was out in front of the news of LaDanian Tomlinson’s pending retirement from the San Diego Chargers, reporting it the day before the formal announcement was made.

Euro 2012:  Ronaldo Silences Critics, Lifts Portugal Past Holland, 2-1, Into Knockout Stage:

Robert Cobb recaps the Portugal victory over Holland in Euro 2012 that knocked out the 2012 World Cup finalists, and began to solidify Ronaldo’s reputation as a big-time player in big games.

Check back next week for the next installment of The Best of Rant Sports!