Good morning. Let's basketball.
FINALS! Game 3 is at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. This series needs no help hyping itself.
Here's Paul Flannery's big feature on LeBron's Game 2 middle finger to the critics. I wrote about emulating the offenses of the two teams. Old friend Bethlehem Shoals wrote about LeBron expertly, as well.
Speaking of LeBron, the real meme in here made me shake my head. The fakes one made me laugh my head off.
WHERE AMAZING HAPPENS: The Knicks followed in the Nets' footsteps, and hired a player who hasn't even really retired to be their coach. This time, it's Derek Fisher, who signed a reported five-year, $25 million contract. These are Seth Rosenthal's thoughts on the hire.
OH CAVS: Cleveland reportedly offered John Calipari $60-80 million to coach the team. He declined, and signed his extension with Kentucky. Ricky O'Donnell explains why that was a good idea. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers continue to face questions about whether they will offer Kyrie Irving a max early extension.
STERLING'D: Donald Sterling has changed his mind, and will now basically sue himself. You can't write fiction stupider than this.
GREATNESS: There are few more relaxing pleasures as a married adult with children than random trips to the movies solo. That LeBron went to see Maleficent by himself on Saturday in San Antonio is another sign of his greatness. That's just good decision-making. 8 a.m. resort yoga with randoms ain't bad either.
KIDS ARE THE BEST REPORTERS: A kindergartner asked the best question ever asked of Michael Jordan at an event Monday. Send that kid to the Finals.
STAY WITH US: "The myth of the myth of the hot hand."
AK-40 QUESTIONS: The mystery of Andrei Kirilenko, potential free agent.
WHAT THE MALOOFS ARE UP TO: Hosting Chris Brown's "got out of jail" party, of course!
#CUBELIFE: Chances are you or somebody you love will sit in a cubicle today. Learn the history of that wonderful/horrid beast.
Happy Tuesday. See you next time.