Jul 7, 2019
The ESPN Daily Personnel
THINGS TO APPRECIATE
Kawhi the quiet employer … Perhaps we have actually been undervaluing The Klaw. Sure, he has garnered regard as one of the very best in the video game on the court, however what about how he handles his service off of it? The unwilling star, thought to be extremely scheduled, has had an entire lot to say when it concerns hiring for the LA Clippers. From pitching Kevin Durant to triggering Paul George to request a trade, Ramona Shelburne breaks down how Kawhi Leonard finessed NBA totally free firm. Check Out More
Rockets ‘long shot’ to get Westbrook … One is the loneliest number. Just ask Russell Westbrook, the lone super star left in Oklahoma City. With Paul George requesting a trade to sign up with Kawhi in L.A., Westbrook– who has played all 11 seasons of his career with the Thunder– is likely on the relocation. Will he reunite with James Harden in Houston? Could he take his talents to South Beach to coordinate with Jimmy Butler? Get your popcorn, folks, because the NBA madness isn’t over simply yet. Find Out More
THE CHAMPS ARE HERE
USWNT runs it back … There have been eight Women’s World Cups. The USWNT has won half of them. Pretty, pretty great. After a scoreless first half, the U.S. came conscious beat the Netherlands 2-0 on goals by Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle. “Back-to-back world champs” has a good ring to it. Find Out More
‘ U-S-A’ chants rely on ‘equivalent pay’ … The patriotism was turned all the way up on Sunday, as enthusiastic USWNT fans commemorated the group’s fourth Women’s World Cup title. But then FIFA president Gianni Infantino prepared to give out medals, and the “U-S-A” weeps developed into something various: “Equal pay.” The Dutch fans took part, making a united show of support for the women’s game at large. FIFA will award $30 million in cash prize for the competition, a terribly little amount compared to the $400 million granted for the males’s tournament in 2015. Learn More
Social media erupts with assistance for the four-time World Champs … Genuine acknowledge real. From Billie Jean King to LeBron James, the profusion of love for the USWNT was something serious on Sunday. Find Out More
THINGS TO WATCH
To see the 2019 Copa America, register for ESPN
Scoop Jackson supplies insight on how this year’s totally free firm affects the future of the NBA.
” He was amazingly fun to coach … The very best thing was I got to stand there on the courtside and enjoy this person go to work. That was something that I’ll never ever forget. Now we got to go kick his ass.”
— Nick Nurse on coaching Kawhi Leonard. Learn More
July 8, 2010: A date NBA fans will always remember. LeBron announces his plans to “take his talents to South Beach” to team up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh (s/o Big 3) on the Miami Heat. This heavily slammed moment is viewed by many as the unofficial start of the super group era. Watch
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKEND?
Wimbledon, Round of 16 (6 a.m. ET, ESPN2): Case of the post-holiday weekend blues? Don’t stress, the tennis gods are here to cure that. The stars are out in full force as Federer, Nadal, Serena and competition darling Coco Gauff take the court in fourth-round action.
NBA Summertime League (3 p.m. ET, ESPNU): The action pointers off with the Oklahoma Thunder vs. the Philadelphia 76 ers and rolls on with an overall of 10 contests on Monday. Let’s see what this rookie class is all about, shall we?
Crowning Achievement Derby (8 p.m. ET, ESPN): The field is filled with young skill, and with the scratch of MLB crowning achievement leader Christian Yelich due to a back injury, the eight-man field is as wide-open as ever. Oh, did we mention there’s the added incentive of $1 million going to the winner? Cause the dingers.