The Jazz held a pre-draft workout session Saturday that featured six players, including USU’s Neemias Queta, but five were deemed “not available for media” so they could remain eligible to withdraw from the NBA draft.
That left only Australian Harry Froling on the list.
In other news, Olive Garden is having a free pasta night that excludes everything on the menu except kids’ mac ‘n’ cheese.
Ex-Utah football star Steve Tate announced via Twitter he had acquired a Tom Brady autographed football for his son’s birthday. The tweet included a photo of the signed, white-paneled ball.
“The ironic part — the ball is deflated,” he wrote.
Now he has to figure out how to top it next year.
Anyone seen a used Bill Belichick sweatshirt lying around?
THE C TEAM
ABC News says North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un requested the U.S. send “famous American basketball players” to the second summit between himself and President Trump, to help stabilize talks.
Sources say Trump considered sending Greg Ostertag and a basket of fruit, but feared it might trigger an international incident.
People say sports and politics are closely related.
Not that close.
A White House news release last week referred to the Boston Red Sox as the “Red Socks.” Another proclaimed the Sox “World Cup Series Champions.”
Players say they’re just honored to be invited to the “White Castle House.”
Comedy writer RJ Currie: “The NY Times reports scientists want more study into a rare genetic mutation that keeps Jo Cameron, 71, from feeling any pain or anxiety. Her next big test — Knicks season tickets.”
THE LONG WALK
A hiking trail is planned that would span 3,700 miles, stretching from coast to coast.
Apparently the Knicks will stop at nothing to show Kevin Durant how much they want him in New York.
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Superstar rapper Drake spent $185 million to convert a cargo plane into a luxury ride.
How did he know the Raptors would be needing it for the Eastern Conference finals?
CNN says the Belfast City Marathon was more than a marathon. The lead car wandered off the official route, making the race three-tenths of a mile longer than regulation.
Great. Now all those Volvo drivers have to change their window stickers from 26.2 to 26.5.
From The Onion: “Kyrie Irving Promises He Won’t Quit On Whatever Team He Signs With This Offseason.”