Monday’s P.M. Hot Clicks: Tim Duncan retires; Draymond Green arrested
Goodbye Tim Duncan
Tim Duncan announced that he is walking away from basketball after 19 seasons and five championships with the Spurs. Jack McCallum has an ode to the power forward's quiet, constant greatness, while Dan Gartland has on ode to his awful, ill-sized wardrobe. Be sure to head to Duncan’s Basketball Reference page as well and spend some time marveling at just how ridiculously good he was.
Home Runs Are Great
None of the four major sports are in action today which is probably why you have been feeling listless, but tonight is the Home Run Derby, which was a lot of fun last season, thanks to a new timed format that returns this year. The field includes Giancarlo Stanton, last year’s winner Todd Frazier, and hometown favorite Wil Myers. You can also vote on the All-Star jerseys of the last 15 years, which range from ugly to boring to pretty OK.
Do You Think KD Bailed Him Out?
Draymond Green was arrested in East Lansing, Mich., last night on assault charges after an altercation in a restaurant. To make matters even worse, today appears to be his mom’s birthday. SI legal expert Michael McCann talked about the possible ramifications for the Warriors star.
McKenna Berkley is your Monday afternoon Lovely Lady. The Kansas City-born model is vying for one of the slots in the 2017 Swimsuit Issue and stopped by the office for a casting call recently. (Click here for full-size gallery)
Las Vegas’s Brightest Stars
The NBA’s Summer League has launched its Las Vegas leg with Kris Dunn and Ben Simmons among the future stars putting on a show in Sin City.
Miko Grimes is Not Nice
Buccaneers CB Brent Grimes was cut by the Dolphins this offseason thanks in part to the outspoken nature of his wife Miko, and she is at it again with an anti-semitic rant aimed at Miami’s owners and quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Tim Duncan, In His Own Words
Pokemon GO! Fever
The Onion Will Miss Duncan Most Of All
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