Good morning. Let's basketball.
THE CHARGES AGAINST DONALD STERLING: The LA Times' James Rainey has had a gander at the hundreds of pages of supporting documents the NBA put together for owners in hopes of getting enough votes to kick Donald Sterling out of the league. The recreated tick-tock based on those documents is excellent reading. Three takeaways:
1. Sterling, his wife and Andy Roeser seemed to conspire to lie to the NBA at every turn. This included an attempt to pay off V. Stiviano to lie about the tape's veracity after the tape made headlines.
2. Stiviano may or may not have released the tape as retribution for Shelly Sterling's lawsuit.
3. The NBA's investigation was thorough and the case to the other owners is a slam dunk Parker-Duncan pick and roll.
I would like for James Ellroy to write the screenplay for the made-for-TV movie about this.
THE ART OF THE SCREEN: Doug Eberhardt with a nice, fat breakdown of modern screening in the NBA.
MARK CUBAN IS COMPLICATED: The Mavericks owner said some controversial things about bigotry, and was heralded as some sort of frank-speaking hero of honesty. It's actually quite a bit more complicated than that.
OUR BIG JABARI PARKER SCOUTING REPORT. The young man was born to get buckets.
LET'S TALK DRAFT: Paul Flannery had DraftExpress' Jonathan Givony on the Drive & Kick Podcast to chat about the draft. It's well worth your time.
SB NATION REVIEWS THE VINCES: Including Vince Carter. Oh, and this is by Jon Bois, so just click already.
KNICKS UPDATE: Brian Shaw isn't going to New York.
GRIZZLY BEAR BLUES FOR REAL: It is not time to panic in Memphis, because there's only one big thing -- Zach Randolph's free agency -- on the docket for this summer. Unless ...
"The Minnesota Timberwolves have made 'significant progress' in their attempt to hire Dave Joerger away from the Memphis Grizzlies to be their new coach, according to sources close to the process." Oh.
THE BEST ESSAY I'VE EVER READ: Ta-Nehisi Coates' case for reparations.
Programming note: no newsletter on Saturday on account of no Friday basketball. We'll be back Sunday.
Happy Friday. See you next time.