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NBA Free Agency is kicking off, and it’s already wacky

Twitter is having a field day. Also: happy belated birthday, Michael Porter Jr.!

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Lakers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Everyone seems to be waiting on LeBron...

Latest word is LeBron is almost certainly going to be a Laker. The big question becomes who else is going to join him. The most likely would’ve been Paul George, but he’s staying in Oklahoma City.

Overnight, there was a lot of activity.

  • Will Barton stayed in Denver
  • Rudy Gay signed a one year deal in San Antonio.
  • Deandre Jordan is going to Dallas.
  • Kevin Durant re-upped with Golden State.
  • Doug McDermott is heading to Indiana.
  • Trevor Ariza picked up a one year deal with Phoenix.

I’m sure there will be approximately 400 more deals by the time I wake up today (hint... I wrote this last night — in case you were wondering).

Not inadvertent advertising

Pretty good marketing for recruiting. Michael Porter Jr., Jaylen Brown, Ivan Rabb, Jabari Bird, Tyrone Wallace, Josh Richardson, Jarnell Stokes, and Jordan McRae all played under Cuonzo since 2014. Next season Martin is almost assured to make it nine and six. This is like direct marketing material for recruits.

Speaking of draft picks, it was MPJs birthday on Friday, Happy Birthday Mike!

#Lock4Heisman is a few years late, but it’s happening

Jack Peglow and I started the campaign Drew Lock’s freshman year, but it’s finally starting to take hold. Lock recently went on ESPN radio to talk about this upcoming season and the expectations, which seem to be all over the map.

If you’re looking for reasons to be positive listening to the interview, Lock sounds confident. He’s never one to not carry himself confidently, but the changes the offense is making mean there is a lot of pressure on Lock to perform. If he plays well the Tigers could be in very good shape to be a surprise team this year.

A 19-year old rules the World Cup while two legends exit

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi both took L’s yesterday in the round of 16 of the World Cup, meanwhile...

Kylian Mbappé is clearly the breakout star of the World Cup becoming the youngest player since Pele to score multiple goals in non-pool play action. Pretty cool.

May we all be as happy as Henry Winkler on the river

Have a great Sunday everyone.