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Notebook: Joel Embiid enters Offseason

Sorry darlin’, all of my songs are up here: ‘I’m Basting A Turkey With My Tears’, ‘Don’t Look Up My Skirt Unless You Mean It’, ‘I’m Sick Of Your Lyin’ Lips And False Teeth

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The Rock Chalkboard

Joel Embiid's dominant 2020-21 season comes to an end
"I thought the turning point was — we had an open shot, we missed and we made one free throw and we missed the other," Embiid told reporters.

Three questions entering the summer: Kansas football running backs
The Lance Leipold-era of Kansas football is fully underway. Announced as the Jayhawks' new coach one day before the spring game, Leipold has assembled a staff in Lawrence with five former Buffalo assistants and five previous Kansas staff members.

4-star 2023 QB Avery Johnson talks 'top-notch' atmosphere at Kansas
Avery Johnson is in a unique position as a quarterback recruit in the state of Kansas. Dating all the way back to 2012, there has only been one four-star quarterback produced by the state — Graham Mertz, who went up the road to Wisconsin.

Bits o Chalk

Philadelphia 76ers have plan to address Ben Simmons' shooting woes, Doc Rivers says
That certainly will be the case again this offseason, after Simmons melted down at the foul line -- and disappeared from Philadelphia's offense -- as the 76ers collapsed and bowed out of the playoffs, losing in seven games to the Atlanta Hawks.

Kansas City Chiefs DE Frank Clark arrested in L.A. on suspicion of having concealed gun in vehicle
LOS ANGELES -- Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark was arrested in Los Angeles after police saw a submachine gun in his car, police said Monday.

Carl Nassib of Las Vegas Raiders announces he is gay, pledges $100,000 to Trevor Project
"What's up people?" Nassib posted. "I'm at my house here in West Chester, Pennsylvania. I just want to take a quick moment to say that I'm gay. I've been meaning to do this for a while now, but I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest. I really have the best life, I've got the best family, friends and job a guy could ask for.

NBA playoffs 2021 - Devin Booker, Trae Young and the 'empty stats' fallacy
Both Booker and Young were tagged with the unflattering label early in their careers, when they accumulated impressive per-game statistics for lottery-bound teams. The notion might even have helped keep Young off this year's All-Star team when the Atlanta Hawks started the season 13-18 while dealing with injuries to key starters prior to the announcement of reserves. (The Hawks went a mere 28-13 the rest of the way.)

Eraser Dust

New Yorkers cast ballots in mayoral primary, using ranked-choice voting for 1st time - ABC News
New Yorkers are gearing up to make a choice in the mayoral primary -- the first step in determining who will lead the nation's largest city at a critical juncture -- amid rising crime rates, an ongoing pandemic and economic recovery.

‘Jeopardy!’ viewers upset over inaccurate and offensive medical answer
“Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is also known as Grinch Syndrome because this organ is too small.” The correct answer was, “What is the heart?”

Australia rejects U.N. climate warning over Great Barrier Reef status
The Great Barrier Reef could have its prestigious World Heritage status downgraded after a report from the United Nations said Australia wasn't doing enough to protect it from the effects of climate change.

He bought a cheap house in Italy. This is what happened next | CNN Travel
For Roy Patrick, a 67-year-old British car and motorbike fanatic who bought an old school house in the northern mountain village of Carrega Ligure for about $16,500, it's been an adventure -- not without mishaps such as a falling chimney and a jammed door -- and also a joy.

Anti-vax group mounts legal blitz to sow disinformation against vaccinations | Texas | The Guardian
Just as the Covid-19 vaccine rollout began in earnest in the United States, the Informed Consent Action Network (Ican) sent its subscribers a “legal update” on its war against employers and schools planning to require the shots.