Our all-fantasy crew will delve deeper into the fantasy outlook for the draftees
For most basketball players who are projected to go at or near the top of the draft, their first income won't be their rookie contract, but rather their first shoe deal. "In his meetings with all three companies, LaVar insisted that they license his upstart Big Baller Brand from him," wrote Rovell.
In the wake of ESPN’s mass firings, news of which continued into Thursday, some joked that it might be easier to list network employees who weren’t fired. Others took the next step by pointing out certain ESPN figures who they would have preferred to see laid off. Given that Stephen A. Smith is arguably ESPN’s best-known personality and, less arguably, its most polarizing, it was inevitable that his would be a prominent name pointed out by those arguing that, if the network had to let some people go, he should have been among them. On his ESPN radio show Thursday, Smith took issue with one source of criticism in particular: Jeff Pearlman, an author and former writer for Sports Illustrated and ESPN.