THE ROSTER of top 100 prospects for this Thursday's NBA draft includes a few exotic-sounding names—Vlatko Čančar (above, left), a 6'8" forward from Slovenia; Ognjen Jaramaz, a 6'4" point guard from Serbia; and Alpha Kaba (above, right), a 6'10" center from France, are just a few. What's almost as striking, though, is how many sound as if they could be extras in a British melodrama. Each pair of names listed to the right comprises one 2017 NBA hopeful and one character from Downton Abbey. See if you can figure out which is which.
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|COLUMN A||COLUMN B|
|Edrice Adebayo [DRAFTEES]||Igor Kuragin [DOWNTONERS]|
|Ivan Rabb [DRAFTEES]||Tom Branson [DOWNTONERS]|
|Aleksandar Vezenkov [DRAFTEES]||Kemal Pamuk [DOWNTONERS]|
|Antonius Cleveland [DRAFTEES]||Atticus Aldridge [DOWNTONERS]|
|Alec Peters [DRAFTEES]||Hugh MacClare [DOWNTONERS]|
|Thomas Bryant [DRAFTEES]||Thomas Barrow [DOWNTONERS]|
|Johnathan Motley [DRAFTEES]||William Mason [DOWNTONERS]|
|Sterling Brown [DRAFTEES]||Jimmy Kent [DOWNTONERS]|
|Tyler Dorsey [DRAFTEES]||Andrew Parker [DOWNTONERS]|
|Jaron Blossomgame [DRAFTEES]||Septimus Spratt [DOWNTONERS]|
|Edmond Sumner [DRAFTEES]||Patrick Gordon [DOWNTONERS]|
|Cameron Oliver [DRAFTEES]||Anthony Foyle [DOWNTONERS]|
|Nigel Hayes [DRAFTEES]||Alfred Nugent [DOWNTONERS]|
|Wesley Alves da Silva [DRAFTEES]||Nikolai Rostov [DOWNTONERS]|
|Isaac Humphries [DRAFTEES]||Simon Bricker [DOWNTONERS]|
KEY: COLUMN A = DRAFTEES; COLUMN B = DOWNTONERS
June 26, 2017
THEY SAID IT
"THE WORLD'S MOST DECORATED ATHLETE TAKES ON THE OCEAN'S MOST EFFICIENT PREDATOR."
From a Discovery Channel release announcing that Michael Phelps will race a shark on July 23.
SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE
Organizers planned the Aug. 26 Mayweather-McGregor fight for Las Vegas's T-Mobile Arena. The venue is already booked.