At first, I thought some Sunday staffer at ESPN had accidentally re-aired an old story. But, no, turns out Ja Morant really is that much of an idiot. Are you kidding? Again? That dude appears to have a problem with guns, videos, social media and Saturday nights.
Doc Rivers says he intends to return as the Sixers’ coach next season. Sorry, buddy, this isn’t going to have one thing to do with your intentions. Rivers is a good coach. But he’s lost ten Game Sevens, which if you’re keeping track is twice as many as any other coach in NBA history. Optics.
Dang, Jayson Tatum! Fifty-one? As well as 13 boards? Now it’s on to the Eastern Conference Finals for the C’s, who will face the Miami Heat for the second straight year.
I consider perseverance to be the master virtue, the one from which all others flow. Veteran defensive end Shane Ray is back in the NFL for the first time since 2019 after signing with the Bills. Ray was a stud with the Broncos until a series of injuries and surgeries interrupted his NFL career. Now he’s back. Perseverance.
That goes for golfer Jason Day, too, who won the Byron Nelson Sunday to post his first tour victory in five years. Day has battled through injuries, illnesses and the death of his mom. His final round nine-under-par 62 was a statement.
Yes, I love watching college softball, especially the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Love it. Au Jus is the top seed. That probably has something to do with the Sooners’ 51-1 season record.
The ‘Stros took two out of three from the White Sox in Chicago. Young blood was the fuel for Sunday’s victory, as Yainer Diaz hit his first MLB homer and rookie pitcher Hunter Brown upped his record to 4-1, allowing three runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings while fanning eight. Now the Astros just head to Chicago’s north side to face the Cubs.
You know who could get pretty good pretty quick? Your Houston Texans. More on Tuesday.