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Notebook: Suns Advance to Western Conference Finals

Ah. There’s nothing like Moonshine from your own still. Oh Simpson…

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The Rock Chalkboard

Four-star 2022 wing Aidan Shaw previews KU basketball visit
"I was pretty excited," said the 6-8 Shaw. "With COVID and all that, I hadn't been able to see really any coaches, honestly. The change in that is really going to help me narrow down where I want to go to after I see their facilities and talk to coaches and stuff like that — Stuff you can't do when I'm stuck at home and coaches aren't allowed to come out."

Xavion Brice decommits from Kansas after adding OU, Texas offers
If you were following the recruitment of Xavion Brice, you could probably sense this one coming. After adding offers from Oklahoma and Texas in the last week, the three-star athlete in the 2022 class announced he would be reopening his recruitment and decommitting from Kansas.

Relationship with Bill Self key in KJ Adams choosing KU basketball
"I picked Kansas because of the relationship I have with Bill Self," Adams said. "I like what he has said for how he plans to use me, and I respect the job he has done building the program along with the history they have there."

Watch: Highlights of Gradey Dick at Pangos All-American Camp
At the event, Dick flashed athleticism in getting to the rim, his smooth 3-point jump shot and even some ability as a driver. Highlights from the event were shared by the Overtime Twitter account.

Bits o Chalk

Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic 'wanted to change the rhythm of the game' with hard foul, did not expect ejection
"I wanted to change the rhythm of the game, I wanted to give us some energy, maybe change the whistle a little bit, so I wanted to make a hard foul," Jokic said. "Did I hit him, did I not hit him? We don't know. So I say sorry if I did because I did not want to injure him or hit him in the head on purpose."

Le'Veon Bell apologizes for public comment about Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid, but does not 'regret at all what I said'
"I'll admit that's somethin I could've and should've kept to myself & I apologize about that and that only... but I don't regret what I said, because that's how I feel..." Bell tweeted.

Tampa Bay Lightning lament mental mistakes in Game 1 loss to New York Islanders
"Our work ethic was there. Our compete [level] was there. Our minds weren't there," said Lightning coach Jon Cooper, whose team lost 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. "Some of our decisions were poor. That's what happens when you get this deep into the playoffs. You have to have everything working in unison and we just weren't there tonight."

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving exits Game 4 with right ankle injury, X-rays negative
The Brooklyn Nets first lost James Harden 47 seconds into their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Milwaukee Bucks. Now, after the Bucks evened the series at two games apiece with a 107-96 victory at Milwaukee's Fiserv Forum on Sunday afternoon, the Nets head back to New York for Game 5 on Tuesday facing the possibility of playing the biggest game of their season without two of their three superstars.

Eraser Dust

Israel's new government gets to work after Netanyahu ouster
For the first time in 12 years, Israelis on Monday woke up to a new government and a new prime minister, after Naftali Bennett secured the backing of parliament and ousted longtime leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

1 Woman Is Dead, Others Injured In Minneapolis After A Driver Plows Into Protesters : NPR
Demonstrators were gathered to protest the June 3 shooting death of Winston Boogie Smith Jr., a 33-year-old Black man, by U.S. Marshals in Minneapolis. At approximately 11:39 p.m. Sunday, a car sped into a group of protesters that were standing along Lake Street and Girard Ave. in the Uptown area of the city, hitting and injuring at least three people.

Paul Tudor Jones says 'go all in on the inflation trades' if Fed keeps ignoring higher prices
“If they say, ‘we’re on path, things are good,’ then I would just go all in on the inflation trades. I’d probably buy commodities, buy crypto, buy gold,” added Jones, a prominent Wall Street figure who called the stock market crash in 1987. He’s the founder and chief investment officer of Tudor Investment Corporation.

Opinion | What the Rich Don’t Want to Admit About the Poor - The New York Times
Why do we leave millions of people in poverty? The answer should make us uncomfortable.

11-year-old Kalispell boy donates hair to Wigs for Kids
Conor Rogers is an 11-year-old boy in Kalispell who donated more than 12 inches of his hair to Wigs for Kids, and he says he saw his father’s friend donate hair, so he thought why not join.

New restaurant opens in Hungry Horse | Daily Inter Lake
The menu is full of options that pack a punch, including a barbecue pulled pork sandwich with a Southwestern slaw, a huckleberry chicken sandwich featuring a homemade berry compote or a classic hot cheesesteak.

Elon Musk Juices Bitcoin Price Yet Again With His Stupid Tweets
Elon Musk sent the price of bitcoin soaring Sunday night after a positive tweet about the cryptocurrency, which has tracked closely with Musk’s tweets over the past six months. The SpaceX founder also revealed his electric car company Tesla has sold roughly 10% of its bitcoin holdings.