THINGS TO CARE ABOUT
How the Chiefs outmaneuvered the NFL … Patrick Mahomes looks like the quarterback of the future for the Kansas City Chiefs. The road to drafting him wasn’t easy, though — it required some fancy trades with a whole heap of variables. Here’s the story of how the Chiefs got their man, and how he might change the course of their franchise forever. Read More
Get ready for the Leggy 100 … There is some premium defensive talent in this draft — so much so that you’ll have to go out of the top 10 of Jeff Legwold’s ranking of the top 100 NFL prospects before you find a quarterback. If your team needs a masher on the defensive line, you’re gonna want to take a look at this to see who’s out there. Read More
The evolution of the NBA’s kicks game …The NBA and sneakerhead-dom are intertwined, but these days, it’s about way more than just who has the biggest collection. Here are three players who have embraced the sneaker-culture evolution. Read More
Bad blood … Imagine someone wakes you up at 6 a.m. asking for your blood. Would you give it to them? You probably wouldn’t, because you’re probably not a UFC featherweight who’s subject to random year-round drug testing. But UFC featherweight Dan Ige didn’t think twice … until the person he gave it to told him something shocking. Read More
THINGS TO WATCH
“I mean … first of all, he’s a nobody.”
–Joel Embiid, on Jared Dudley getting into his face. Read More
On this date all the way back in 2006, LeBron James played his first playoff game. He was overwhelmed by the moment and took some time to figure it all out – LOL just kidding, he dropped a triple-double in a win over the Wizards. Read More
WHAT’S ON TONIGHT?
Phillies at Mets (7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN): The Phillies are sending 2015 Cy Young Winner Jake Arrieta to the mound against the Mets on the road, and lately, he’s been looking much more like his old self than he did in his inconsistent 2018 campaign. Right now, it looks like the Phillies and Mets will be battling atop the NL East, so for an early series, this one’s pretty important.
Bucks at Pistons (8 p.m. ET, TNT): Three consecutive blowout wins have the Pistons reeling against the Bucks with seemingly no way for them to stop Giannis Antetokounmpo. They’ll have one more shot on Monday night.
Rockets at Jazz (10:30 p.m. ET, TNT): Honestly, what are you even supposed to do against the Rockets when James Harden starts 0-15 and they still win? It helps if you don’t keep it close enough that Harden has time to find his groove and score 14 points in the fourth quarter. In short, time is rapidly running out for the Jazz to figure out how to stop him.
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