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Breaking down KU center Udoka Azubuike's chances in the NBA Draft | Tale of the Tait |
So now that we know that Kansas center Udoka Azubuike is going to test the water and find out where he stands with NBA scouts and executives, it's time to examine Azubuike's chances of making the jump.

'They're blessed': Diamond Dixon, Kyle Clemons among four inducted into KU Athletics Hall of Fame |
If an athlete could be inducted into a collegiate Hall of Fame twice, Diamond Dixon would have as good a shot as any:

Notebook: Spring crucial for development of KU's supporting receivers |
Two of the Kansas football team’s top three pass-catchers from 2017, tight end Ben Johnson and receiver Chase Harrell, won’t be around this fall to invigorate the passing game.

Other Sports

Red Sox vs. Athletics - Game Recap - April 21, 2018 - ESPN
Sean Manaea might've been the only person at the Oakland Coliseum who didn't realize he was still working on a no-hitter. After a dropped popup in the fifth inning, the Athletics lefty figured it was over.

Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City Thunder vows Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio won't repeat triple-double performance
With 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Ricky Rubio became the first Jazz player to record a postseason triple-double since John Stockton in 2001, as Utah took a 2-1 series lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 115-102 win on Saturday.

New Orleans Pelicans duo of Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday combine for 88 points to tie NBA playoff record
When DeMarcus Cousins went down with a torn Achilles in January, one of the NBA's most promising big threes was dismantled -- and it looked like the Pelicans' playoff hopes would crumble, as well.

Utah Jazz take 2-1 series lead over Oklahoma City Thunder behind Ricky Rubio's triple double
The ball bounced high off the back of the rim after Joe Ingles launched a wing 3-pointer in the closing moments of the third quarter. Batted around a time or two, Ricky Rubio finally tracked it down near midcourt and turned to glance at the clock. Without much time, he pulled one leg up and fired on a 28-footer runner at the buzzer.

NBA -- How the Philadelphia 76ers formed a culture built to win
ONE MORNING LAST season, the Philadelphia 76ers gathered for a team breakfast, a monthly get-together in the dining area of the Sixers' training facility in Camden, New Jersey. The airy space, appointed in soothing grays with sleek black-ribbed pendant lights hanging from the ceiling, is one part premium airport club, one part communal dining room where players can grab a freshly blended smoothie or help themselves to the healthy, chef-driven spread. And it was there that they listened to forward Robert Covington share his love for reptiles.

Other News

What perfectly normal food can you just not stand?
We’ve noticed here at The Takeout that practically everyone has their own weird food peculiarities. Staffer Gwen Ihnat’s husband won’t eat fruit, for example. Editor Kevin Pang can’t stand the sight of cottage cheese. We’ve had friends who can’t do hot beverages or hate the texture of melted cheese. And we know someone who just straight-up hates pizza. Pizza! (h/t dnoll - also the correct answer here is olives)