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Dedric Lawson says brother, K.J., has 'improved a lot' |
Whether you’re talking about their time together in college at Memphis, during most of their prep playing days at Hamilton High back in their hometown or in their first 14 months as Jayhawks, KU transfer K.J. Lawson has always sort of seemed to linger in the shadows of his younger brother, Dedric.

Danny Manning perfectly equipped to aide Bill Self, Team USA at FIBA Americas U18 Championship | Smithology |
When USA Basketball announced this past March that University of Kansas coach Bill Self would lead the U18 men’s national team at the FIBA Americas championship it seemed fitting one of his assistants this summer would be former KU All-American and Self staffer Danny Manning.

Ottawa High alum Kord Ferguson, KU's Bryce Hoppel earn first-team All-America honors at NCAA meet |
Ottawa High product Kord Ferguson finished third in the discus throw at the NCAA track and field outdoor championships on Friday at Oregon's Hayward Field.

Other Sports

Golden State Warriors unstoppable in title run - NBA
Before the Hamptons, before light-years ahead, and before Jurassic basketball thinkers had to concede that a small team could actually win an NBA championship with jump-shooting, finesse and defense, nobody spoke of the Golden State Warriors as a squad with multiple Hall of Famers, let alone one.

LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers addresses free agency decision after NBA Finals loss
"The one thing that I've always done is considered, obviously, my family," James said after putting up 23 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds while playing through a right hand injury. "Understanding especially where my boys are at this point in their age. They were a lot younger the last time I made a decision like this four years ago. I've got a teenage boy, a preteen and a little girl that wasn't around as well. So sitting down and considering everything, my family is a huge part of whatever I'll decide to do in my career, and it will continue to be that. So I don't have an answer for you right now as far as that."

LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers played with significant hand injury
Cavaliers star LeBron James played the last three games of the NBA Finals with a significant and "self-inflicted" right hand injury that he suffered following the team's Game 1 overtime loss.

Kevin Durant named NBA Finals MVP
Kevin Durant was named the 2018 NBA Finals MVP on Friday night after the Golden State Warriors finished a sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers with a 108-85 blowout win.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says statement by President Donald Trump saddens him
"Championship teams, not just in our sport but in other sports, aren't getting to celebrate in that way, something that has historically been apolitical in Washington, but I have to put it in the greater context of where we find our country," Silver said. "I would say, though, ultimately it saddens me because historically we've been able to use the NBA and all of sports to bring people together."

Jeff Horn, Terence Crawford make weight for welterweight title showdown
Under Nevada State Athletic Commission rules, Horn had one hour to shed the excess half-pound. He used almost all of the time, and when he returned to the scale, he was exactly 147 pounds.

Trivia of the Day

Name the 8 teams who have won the NBA finals in the last 20 years. (use spoiler text please)