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  1. Just because Zion Williamson is already the presumptive No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft doesn't mean he has nothing left to gain by continuing his college season.
  2. Legendary NBA coach Don Nelson sports new look and talks about smoking pot during his retirement at press conference.
  3. The NFL announced the 32 compensatory picks that will be given to 15 teams for the 2019 NFL draft, and the Super Bowl participants are coming out looking rosy. Both the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will add a pair of picks at the end of the third round, while the Patriots, Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins all received the maximum of four compensatory picks. Compensatory picks are determined by a formula that the league has not disclosed, although teams that lost more or better free agents than they signed tend to get higher selections.
  4. It was another eventful game between the Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Lakers and referee Scott Foster on Thursday night. The Rockets coughed up a 19-point lead and lost to the Lakers, but James Harden and Chris Paul had bigger issues with Foster, who issued them both late-game fouls at critical moments. Harden managed to score 30 points before he fouled out late in the fourth quarter, bringing his streak of games with 30 points or more to 32, but he was livid with Foster's officiating.
  5. The charges brought against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft in an expansive sex-sting operation in Jupiter, Florida, is, of course, humiliating for Kraft and the Patriots. Kraft, a 77-year-old widower, will have to deal with all of the ramifications, legal or otherwise. At this time, he completely denied the charges from local police that he twice visited a local massage parlor, the Orchids of Asia Day Spa, where women who had been subject to human trafficking from China were forced to engage in “sexual servitude,” according to the arrest record per the Palm Beach Post.
  6. Nike was in damage control mode on Thursday after US college basketball star Zion Williamson suffered a knee injury when his shoe shredded during a marquee game attended among others by Barack Obama and Spike Lee. The Duke University forward, expected to be the top player taken in June's NBA draft, was injured just 36 seconds into Wednesday night's rivalry game against the University of North Carolina. The 18-year-old Williamson, who has been averaging 22.4 points per game, was dribbling near the free throw line on his team's first possession when he planted his left foot and his sneaker blew apart.
  7. There is some movement in a possible Antonio Brown trade, though perhaps not as much as we'd expect with a future Hall of Fame receiver on the block. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told NFL Network on Friday that three teams have reached out to talk Brown trade. But Colbert reiterated that “If it doesn't benefit us, we won't do it.
  8. In less than a year, Kristaps Porzingis went from the anointed savior of the Knicks franchise to being traded to the Dallas Mavericks to make way for whatever and whoever is next. The Knicks said that Porzingis requested to be moved, and while there was some push back about that from KP's camp there was no question he had his frustrations with the Knicks and might have looked around as a restricted free agent. Or was it something else… like who the Knicks are reportedly targeting as a free agent?
  9. The Los Angeles Clippers, who roared back from a 28-point deficit to stun the Celtics here earlier this month, are set to send their 2019 first-round pick to Boston if it lands outside the lottery. That means Los Angeles would have to make the playoffs, which seemed unlikely after the Clippers dealt Tobias Harris to Philadelphia before the trade deadline. But as the race for the final Western Conference playoff spots begins to take shape, the Clippers find themselves with pole position next to fellow hopefuls Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers.
  10. Despite what you may have heard, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry can do it all. Some might have questioned that statement after Curry missed a wide-open dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers in January, but he redeemed himself in the waning seconds of the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. The 2019 NBA All-Star Game saw its ratings tie a record low.