Good morning. Let's basketball.
KAWHI ISLAND: Phenomenal Kawhi Leonard profile by Lee Jenkins. It includes this anecdote: "[Leonard] is happy to sponsor Wingstop, which sends him coupons for free wings, so he can feed his Mango Habanero addiction. This winter, after his $94 million contract kicked in, he panicked when he lost his coupons. Wingstop generously replenished his supply."
WELL THAT'S JUST RUDE: As the Nets finished a thorough beating of the Sixers, Philly fans chanted "We've got draft picks!" which is accurate and awful cutting. Of course, Nets fans could have just responded by noting that Bojan Bogdanovic dropped 44 on those draft picks and I guess players.
SCORES GALORE ...
BOS 98, IND 103
DEN 110, ORL 116
PHI 114, BKN 131
TOR 107, MIL 89
LAC 87, SAS 108
SAC 106, LAL 98
YES! An oral history of the '96 Bulls by Alex Wong. More timely than ever.
CASHTIVISM: Vocativ rounded up presidential contribution data for sports owners. The biggest bet on the NBA side: Dan Gilbert gave $1.3 million to Chris Christie's campaign. Whoops! Rich DeVos of the Magic split $900,000 between Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina.
ON THE AIR TONIGHT: Your ESPN doubleheader features Thunder-Celtics at 7 p.m. ET followed by Clippers-Rockets at 9:30. Other games of note include Mavs-Cavs, a critical Bulls-Wizards tilt and Hawks-Pistons.
Happy Wednesday. See you next time.