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Serena Williams lost in the first round at Wimbledon to Harmony Tan in an epic 3+ hour match. Over in the NBA, Russell Westbrook opted into his $47 million option with the Lakers, Kyrie Irving looks to be staying put with the Nets, and John Wall will allegedly sign with the Clippers.
- She's done it.
[? C ?] rises as one. Has there ever been a better first round match at Wimbledon?
JARED QUAY: 23 time Grand Slam champ Serena Williams is out after the first round at Wimbledon.
- Wait, what?
JARED QUAY: I know. I can hardly believe it either. She lost a thriller to the 115 ranked Harmony Tan in a match that went over three hours. The third set went to a tiebreak that Tan eventually won 10 to seven.
Serena hadn't played in a Grand Slam match in over a year, so you have to think that had something to do with the loss. Either way, if you're going to lose, Serena did it in the most epic fashion. But there ain't no way she's leaving the sport like that. She'll be back.
- I guarantee it.
JARED QUAY: Congrats to Tan. I think it's safe to assume this match is one that she'll remember for a long time. It's that time in the NBA, where every team gets to dream about landing a superstar and changing their fortunes on a dime, literally and figuratively. There's been a ton of talk around some star point guards in the last few days. First, it looked like Kyrie Irving might be crazy enough to turn down a whole lot of money to stay with the Nets to take less to play with his old teammate.
LeBron James, and the Los Angeles Lakers. But he realized turning $37 million into $6 million just doesn't look that great, so he's going to be staying put. The world may not be wrong, but money is still green. Current Lakers point guard Russell Westbrook then decided to opt in to his $47 million option to stay in LA, and here's a live look at LeBron, realizing he's stuck with Russ, instead of Kyrie, for another year.
LEBRON JAMES: What the [BLEEP]?
JARED QUAY: Ooh, tough break, LeBron. And then, Mr. Glass himself, John Wall, is opting out of his contract with the Rockets and is allegedly going to sign with the Clippers. On paper, Kawhi, Paul George, and John Walsh make LA's other team instant contenders.
The only question myself and everyone else has is, how many games will those three be healthy enough to play together? You got to set that over under, like, three and a half games. And even then, the over might be a stretch. I think John Wall only played, like, 40 games in the last four years, and Kawhi don't play if he got a stomachache. And Paul George like, anybody else playing? I'll take free money.