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    The time Michael Jordan wore a competitor’s signature shoe in a game (www.essentiallysports.com)

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    “It Was Phenomenal”: NBA Legends on Sharing the Locker Room Alongside Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal
    The 1984 deal that Michael Jordan signed with Nike was a turning point for the legend as well as the brand. ‘Air Jordan’ got released post the successful contract and became one of the best-selling sneaker brands in the world. Moreover, very few players were signed to wear the elite Jordans. One of them was Penny Hardaway in his rookie years. But guess what, Michael wore Penny’s signature shoe once in 1995 playoffs and it was a day of massive mutual respect between the two.

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    Tekashi69’s cover blown at this nondescript Long Island home (www.realtor.com)

    We know exactly which house many of you were hunting for this weekend.

    Real estate sleuths across the country were busy looking for a very specific home on Long Island. Searches on the exact address of a modest four-bedroom home in Lido Beach, NY, zoomed into the tens of thousands.

    And it wasn’t exactly to scope out the renovated four-bedroom home’s open floor plan.

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    Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick drops $43 Million on five-star Bel Air mansion (www.dirt.com)

    After a lengthy spell spent as a renter in Beverly Hills’ fashionable Trousdale Estates enclave, controversial Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick has decided to grow some permanent real estate roots in Los Angeles. According to the Wall Street Journal, he’s plunked down $43.3 million for a huge home near the mouth of the East Gate Bel Air neighborhood. (Though the property was technically acquired by an LLC, a careful examination of property records reveals plenty of evidence that Kalanick was indeed the buyer.)

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    Michael Jordan laughing in ‘The Last Dance’ meme (www.thrillist.com)

    Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time, a fierce competitor, and a very memeable man. You’ve probably seen the meme of Jordan crying, a screenshot taken from his 2009 Basketball Hall of Fame induction speech. Now, there’s a new companion meme: Michael Jordan laughing.

    Let’s be real, we expected some good Jordan reaction shots to come out of The Last Dance, ESPN’s 10-part epic documentary series about Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ road to a sixth championship during the ’97-’98 season. And indeed, the footage director Jim Hehir captured was better than we could have ever imagined.

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    ‘#BlackAF’ Creator Kenya Barris Adds Another L.A. Home to Packed Portfolio (www.dirt.com)

    Nearly two years ago, “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris signed a $100 million overall deal with Netflix, placing him among a rarefied list of creators — which also includes Shonda Rhimes, Ryan Murphy and “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss — able to command a nine-figure production pact with one of the world’s biggest media juggernauts.

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    ‘The Last Dance:’ Twitter reacts to Michael Jordan laughing off Gary Payton’s defense in 1996 NBA Finals (www.cbssports.com)

    The turning point for the Seattle Supersonics in the 1996 NBA Finals was when head coach George Karl finally relented and allowed the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Gary Payton, guard Michael Jordan one on one. While the phrase “turning point” is used liberally here as the Bulls still ended up winning the series, there is evidence that shows that the switch in Seattle’s defensive assignment had a hugely positive effect on the team’s chances of success — the Sonics went on to win Games 4 and 5, after all.

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    The Best TV Shows You Finally Have Time to Watch (variety.com)

    As Peak TV continues to reach new peaks (with new streaming services adding to the glut), it’s impossible to find the time to watch all the buzzy just-premiered shows, let alone the TV staples you’ve been putting off for years (or decades).

    With some extra time on your hands while quarantining at home, you can finally watch those long-running TV series you haven’t had time for — the ones that tend to top critics’ “best of” lists. Whether it’s escapist fare like the sprawling saga “Game of Thrones” or a show about the mundane like “Seinfeld,” there’s never been a better time to finally watch a TV classic. Then there are those three prestige dramas vying for the title of the greatest TV show of all time: “The Wire,” “The Sopranos” and “Breaking Bad.”

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    NBA teams start to reopen, as testing plan begins emerging (apnews.com)

    MIAMI (AP) — The NBA took tiny steps toward a return to normalcy Friday, as a small number of practice facilities reopened for workouts and at least one team received permission from the league to test players and staff for the coronavirus.

    Meanwhile, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver took part in a teleconference with members of the National Basketball Players Association on Friday night. Silver, according to a person familiar with the call’s details, told players that the league is still aiming to hold full best-of-seven playoff series should the season resume and that playing without fans is an obvious possibility.

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    Little Richard has passed away at the age of 87 (www.rollingstone.com)

    Little Richard, a founding father of rock and roll whose fervent shrieks, flamboyant garb, and joyful, gender-bending persona embodied the spirit and sound of that new art form, died Saturday. He was 87. The musician’s son, Danny Penniman, confirmed the pioneer’s death to Rolling Stone but said the cause of death was unknown.