Good morning. Let's basketball.
GOOD JOB, TY: Ty Lawson was arrested for another DUI in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, his second DUI of the year and at least the third of his adult life. I, like many others, find compassion for those with substance abuse problems. On that end, I hope he gets the help he needs. But I have very little patience for those who become a public menace by getting behind the wheel while drunk ... especially those who can obviously afford a fare and who have been caught making that bad decision in the very recent past. Shred his driver's license.
THE COMPLAINTS THAT THE FCC GOT ABOUT LEBRON'S PENIS BEING ON TV: ... they are few and weird!
REVISITING WEIS: Lovely profile of Frederic Weis from Sam Borden in the New York Times. There is a lot of sadness, a lot of struggle and a lot of the human condition in there.
RATTLIN' THEM SABRES ... Adam Silver had a Summer League press conference on Tuesday, and the biggest takeaway is that he claims some teams continue to lose money because of arenas and practice facilities and unequal distribution of revenue but equal distribution of player salaries. He made it pretty evident that the league is at least a threat to re-open the collective bargaining agreeement in 2017. Welp. Ken Berger has more.
WE HAVE A TRADE: Salary dump edition as Perry Jones goes to the Celtics.
WHAT?! So in 2012 in London, Nike set up a publicity shot with the French national team standing in front of a statue of Winston Churchill with a Tony Parker jersey actually put on Churchill. The artist sued and has now been awarded $74,000. I find this to be rather absurd. They didn't, like, paint the jersey on.
BEST OF TIMES, WORST OF TIMES: Zach Lowe on two massive rebuilds that began in 2013: the Suns and Sixers.
COOL: Like 34 players will hang out in Vegas in August to show their commitment for USA Basketball in 2016. There will be an 'All-Star Game.'
Happy Wednesday. See you next time.