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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.

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    Elizabeth Banks lists $2.4m Studio City compound (www.dirt.com)

    Busy-as-a-beaver Hollywood polymath Elizabeth Banks — the “Hunger Games” franchise star made her hugely successful directorial debut with “Pitch Perfect 2” in 2015, directed, wrote, produced and starred in the 2019 action comedy “Charlie’s Angels,” has earned three Emmy nominations for recurring roles on “30 Rock” and “Modern Family,” and currently co-stars in the critically acclaimed miniseries “Mrs. America,” which premiered last month on Hulu — and sportswriter/blogger Max Handelman have quickly landed a buyer for their former home in L.A.’s trendy Studio City that was initially available as an off-market whisper listing at just over $2.4 million.

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    John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s former Palm Beach oceanfront estate hits the market at $47.5m (www.dirt.com)

    John Lennon’s former Palm Beach estate has just popped up for sale $47.5 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. No doubt the superstar musician and his wife Yoko Ono envisioned escaping the brutal New York winters in the Florida sun, though they bought the property only months before his 1980 assassination.

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    “How I met your mother” actor, Jason Segel lists “Obey” artist Shepard Fairey’s former house for $2.75m (www.dirt.com)

    A vintage home in L.A.’s historic and wildly popular Los Feliz area, owned by indie film and television staple Jason Segel, has hit the market at $2.75 million. The “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “The End of the Tour” star, who created and stars in the quirky “Dispatches from Elsewhere” series that debuted on AMC earlier this year, just as the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown swept across the country, purchased the late 1920s Mediterranean villa just over four years for $2.25 million — more than $400,000 above its $1.835 million asking price — from acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey. Listed with Patricia Ruben of Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, the three-story hillside abode retains much of its original architectural character — i.e. colorful tile accents and exposed wood beamed ceilings — and measures in at a bit more than 2,500 square feet with a total of four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

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    A closer look at semi-autographical Pete Davidson dramedy The King of Staten Island (www.empireonline.com)

    Five years after Trainwreck, US comedy godfather Judd Apatow is back with his sixth film, The King Of Staten Island. Headed for an unexpected digital release due to coronavirus (“Obviously, comedies are built for a communal experience, but that’s not an option right now,” Apatow says), the film is a star vehicle for rising comedian and Saturday Night Live player Pete Davidson, who co-wrote the film with Apatow and based it heavily on his experiences growing up in the New York borough, while living in the shadow of his father, a firefighter who died in the line of duty. Here, the filmmaker breaks down the trailer and explains just how semi-autobiographical he gets.

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    These game-worn Air Jordan 1s may be the most expensive pair ever auctioned (www.gq.com)

    In 2012, Jordan Geller was bidding in an eBay auction for arguably one of the most important shoes in sneaker history. On offer was a pair of Air Jordan 1s were worn by Michael Jordan, signed by Jordan himself. Ultimately, Geller won the shoes. And now, eight years later, the sneakers are coming up for auction again—this time from the glitzy auction house Sotheby’s, better known for selling multi-million-dollar Monets and Cartier bracelets. (And, more recently, Supreme skate decks.) In the intervening years, sneaker collecting and selling has become a massive business, with private investors spending millions to goose resale startups, and plenty of people make their living by selling the hottest pieces. Prices are auction-house-worthy now, too: the estimate for the Jordans going up for sale today is $100,000 to $150,000.