1. The Nets pulled off a wild and mind-blowing game in their 123-109 season final victory over the Cavaliers on Sunday afternoon.
The game started with Blake Griffin catching a loose ball near the Cavs’ free throw line, then turning it blindly behind his back to Kyrie Irving, who immediately handed it to Mike James, who threw it off the backboard. back, setting up Kevin Durant for a dunk.
The play, of course, was aptly named by Brooklyn player Ian Eagle, who topped Durant’s dunk by shouting, “NEXT LEVEL!”
The reruns from different angles all over the pitch were equally impressive.
After the game Griffin, who has a second career as a comedian, said, “Look, I don’t like pat myself on the back, but I started this thing.
Griffin then added, “I was yelling at everyone to take off. I passed it on to Kyrie. I yelled at Kyrie to pass it to Mike and told Mike to throw it off the panel. Kevin just soaked it. I didn’t tell him anything. I don’t want to take credit for it. These guys did, but I was just orchestrating from behind.
James was a little less confident than Griffin. “My instinct was to throw him off the ice,” James explained, “but I was a little nervous because if it had been bad I think my career as a Nets player would be over.
2. Saturday Night Live host Keegan-Michael Key usurped Michael Jordan and The last dance in this big skit from this weekend’s show.
3. How the hell didn’t the Falcons throw a bone at this poor guy and give him a try after this incident? Juantarius Bryant, who played the cornerback at Austin Peay and was the first conference team in 2019, was not drafted. He has been trying to get an NFL try since then. He thought he had his chance recently, but it all turned out to be a cruel joke.
4. Kenny Mayne wrote a first-person story for the Los Angeles Times today about his departure from ESPN. Mayne, who played a bit with Bills rookie Marshawn Lynch, shared this information:
“I have five shows to do for ESPN while you read this. May 24, a week from today, is the final. Marshawn Lynch has said he will be coming to the show. he texted me.
5. There isn’t a ton of new ground to cover when it comes to Marv Albert retirement news. He is the greatest basketball player of all time. Period. End of sentence. No discussion necessary.
It has what might be the most famous signature call of all time and also the simplest call of all time: “YES!”
• Became voice of the Rangers in 1965.
• Became the voice of the Knicks in 67.
• Called 13 NBA Finals.
• Called eight Super Bowls on the radio.
• Called on the NBA, college basketball, boxing, NFL, NHL, MLB and tennis.
Albert will call it a career after working the Eastern Conference Finals for TNT.
6. The last episode of the Sports Illustrated Multimedia Podcast has two guests.
The first is Rich Eisen of NFL Network and Peacock. Eisen opens up about his post-ESPN career, tells stories about his former one Sports center legendary days and anchors and shares his thoughts on Kenny Mayne leaving ESPN. Additionally, Eisen breaks down his responsibilities as the NFL Draft host and what it’s like to host the NFL Network’s three-hour schedule release show. He also discusses Aaron Rodgers’ situation, streaming-only NFL games, the “Bennifer’s” reunion and more.
After Eisen, Rolling stone Chief TV critic Alan Sepinwall joins the podcast to talk about his newly released list of the “100 Greatest Sitcoms of All Time.” Sepinwall explains the classification of emissions such as Calm your enthusiasm, Friends, The simpsons, Schitt Creek, the The Big Bang Theory and much more.
You can listen to the podcast below or download it on Apple, Spotify, and Stitcher.
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7. RANDOM VIDEO OF THE DAY: In honor of Griffin’s impressive comedic skills, if you’ve never seen his stand-up routine, you should check it out.
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