Rant Sports' 5 Things You Need to Know: January 30th, 2014

By Devin O'Barr
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Alright, it’s time to rise and shine with Rant Sports! The date is now January 30th, 2014 and that means we have a plethora of sports topics to get you caught up on and to look forward to. Just in case you were suckered into some chick-flick with the girlfriend last night; here’s a quick rundown of what the sports landscape looks like on this wonderful winter day:

First and foremost, the Oklahoma City Thunder are fresh off an ‘ole fashioned beat down on the Miami Heat! Of course, Kevin Durant was his usual self, but take a look at the link below and you’ll see why Rant Sports is saying Durant has surpassed the one they call “King James.”

Kevin Durant Rises Above LeBron James As King Of The NBA In Oklahoma City Thunder’s Blowout Win Over Miami Heat

Next up, the one and only Marshawn Lynch has chosen to make the week leading up to the Super Bowl XLVIII all about him — kind of. By not speaking at length with the media once again on Wednesday, folks are starting to wonder what kind of person the Seattle Seahawks have at running back.

Seattle Seahawks: Marshawn Lynch’s Actions Speak Louder Than His Words

Man, the Wisconsin Badgers definitely hit a major pot hole on Wednesday night. Bo Ryan‘s usually stout defense was upended by a hapless Northwestern Wildcats team and here’s why the folks up in Madison should be concerned.

Why Do The Wisconsin Badgers Continue To Lose To Unranked Opponents?

Are you ready to feel really old, baseball fans? Lance Berkman is retiring. The Houston Astros‘ legendary switch-hitter is hanging up his cleats at age 37. However, the fun isn’t over for the “Big Puma” just yet because Rant Sports believes he should have his No. 17 retired by the Astros sooner rather than later.

The Houston Astros Should Retire Lance Berkman’s Number 17 ASAP

Let’s face it, the NBA All- Star Game would be nothing without the crazy performances that we see in the Celebrity Game each and every February. Well, this year’s rosters were finally released and here’s why Kevin Hart should have a tough time repeating as the game’s MVP.

2014 NBA Celebrity All-Star Game Rosters Announced; Game Should be Entertaining

That’s all for January 30th, but be sure to check back in tomorrow so that Rant Sports can keep you updated with the always-chaotic sports world.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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