Good Sunday morning friends! I hope you’ve all had a brilliant weekend. I met up with my life-long best friend in Knoxville (half way for both of us) and had a nice, relaxing, girls weekend. Despite all the Tennesse Orange, Knoxville is actually pretty cool. If you haven’t been, I wouldn’t write it off so fast. Now, let’s talk sports while I try not to gag at the huge UT football mural in this hotel lobby. Buckle up, some crazy NBA stuff is happening today.
What the bad word is going on in the NBA?
Well, let me try to summarize it for you:
- Lebron is going to have us all glued to our seats for “The Decision 2.0”
- Tyler Ulis was waived by the Suns, breaking up the best bromance in the history of bromance’s
- Boogie is now a free agent
- OUR PETS HEADS ARE FALLING OFF.
But really, this has been a confusing 24 hours, to say the least. If you’d like a more in-depth breakdown on NBACats, my fellow KSR writers churned out some pretty great stuff yesterday. I’m just here to break down what’s happened since yesterday.
Enes Kanter is a savage
But we already knew that
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) July 1, 2018
I wish he’d actually played at Kentucky for a lot of reasons, but mainly for the entertainment.
Will Boogie stay or will he go?
Around 9 PM last night, Boogie said he’d most likely stay with the Pelicans (we’ve got an article on it here). This morning though, it seems that might not be the case.
DeMarcus Cousins sounds like an increasingly likely target for the Lakers on a short-term max contract now that it appears Los Angeles will lose out on Paul George, per league sources. In January 2017, LeBron James called Cousins “the best big man in our game.”
— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) July 1, 2018
As a Pelicans fan, I really really want Boogie to stay in NOLA, also I really really want to keep wearing my “Boogie and the Brow” t-shirt. It’s not official till it’s official and I hope it’s never official.
We’ve got to talk a little bit about Lebron
I know, I know. I don’t want to either. But we gotta. Lebron’s choice is still up in the air, though it’s looking extremely likely he’ll end up in LA.
Whatever you do, don’t ask Richard Jefferson about him.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 30, 2018
I could really use one of these that says “Don’t ask me if Cal’s going to platoon” for my family vacation in a few weeks.
This whole thing is a little insane to me, to be honest. Don’t get me wrong, I think Lebron is one of the best players in the game, he’s a genuinely good human and free of scandal. I like him. But everything around him gets blown out of proportion. A two hour special on ESPN? Flying to a cave in the tropics and calling it “the decision cave”? Come on. There’s even plane footage showing him landing in LA. Let’s all relax guys. Do we really need to know what job a 30-something-year-old man is going to take so badly that we take videos of his plane? I don’t think so.
That being said from a crazy Kentucky fan who sleeps in a tent for three days to get free tickets to a practice. So, you know, take it with a grain of salt.
In the meantime, here’s a fun game to play:
— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 29, 2018
Matt Jones returns
Last but certainly not least, Matt Jones makes his triumphant return to the airwaves tomorrow. It’s been a long two weeks without him and I think all of us will breathe a sigh of relief when we hear that sweet sweet nose whistle hit our speakers.
In all seriousness though, I think it’s great that our fearless leader takes a vacation every once in awhile. If anyone deserves it – he does. Our group of guest hosts killed it every single day as well as Shannon, Ryan, and Drew. But, I’m ready to hear everyone back together tomorrow at 10 AM.