Good morning. Let's basketball.
FRERE BORIS: Jonathan Abrams on how the friendship between Boris Diaw and Tony Parker helped the Spurs reach the top. Meanwhile, Zach Lowe breaks down how the Spurs got back here.
WHAT'S NEXT: Quick looks at what the Heat and Spurs face in the offseason. Spoiler alert: barring a Tim Duncan retirement, San Antonio is positioned to defend its title. Along those lines, Marc Stein's headline -- "Spurs prepared for future -- of course!" -- is basically perfect.
STARS OF TOMORROW: Ricky O'Donnell breaks down this summer's United States' under-18 roster, led by Myles Turner.
JESUS WALKS: Ray Allen is mulling retirement.
ALL EYES ON LEBRON: I wrote about how King James could rule the offseason.
SHAKEUP IN L.A.: Doc Rivers goes from senior V.P. of basketball ops to the Clippers' president of basketball ops. His assistant coach Kevin Eastman will now be senior V.P. of basketball ops, and Dave Wohl will take a larger role. Two Sterling hires have been demoted.
MEAN TWEETS: The DeMarcus Cousins one is everything.
REMEMBER THE MAVS: How Dallas ended up giving San Antonio its toughest playoff fight.
OH MAN: Apparently there was some hubbub around Chicago after a tall mysterious European was spotted sitting with Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf at a White Sox game. Folks thought it was Nikola Mirotic, the European star who may or may not join the Bulls this summer. It was actually former Bulls scrub Dalibor Bagaric! Welp.
NEW EMOJI: Big news for the Emoji Rating System as 250 new emoji will be coming to a phone near you soon. "The new emoji will include Derelict House Building, Wind Blowing Face, Man in Business Suit Levitating, Spy or Sleuth, and the much-requested Notched Right Semicircle With Three Dots, among many others." Derelict House Building just screams Cavaliers, don't you think? Man in Business Suit Levitating is so R.C. Buford.
Happy Tuesday. See you next time.