The Daily Outkick: Monday, June 24, 2019

We’re Not Using The Term ‘Owner’ (TMZ) NBA commissioner Adam Silver says moving away from the term “owner” makes sense — telling TMZ Sports, “We moved away from that term years ago.”

Report: Kawhi Leonard Declines Contract Option; ‘Seriously Considering’ Raptors (Bleacher Report) The Raptors can offer him a five-year, $189.7 million max extension, while other teams can’t give him more than a four-year, $140.6 million contract.

What We Know About The Impact Of Primary Debates (538) And what that could mean for 2020.

Michigan Coach Helped Build Vandy Program He’s Out To Beat (Washington Post) Bakich said the seven years he spent at Vanderbilt as an assistant to Corbin shaped him as a coach, leader and man. “I learned everything from him,” Bakich said.

Facebook’s Libra Is A License To Print Money (Wall Street Journal) On some reasonable-sounding assumptions, Libra could be insanely profitable for its founders, but a lot less appealing for users.

Spain May Reach USA’s Heights On Women’s World Cup Stage, But Last-16 Clash A Tall Task (SI) A January friendly between the two sides prepped the Americans for their match, and they’re still very much the favorite.

Death By Algorithm: The Age Of Killer Robots Is Closer Than You Think (Vox) We have the technology to make robots that kill without oversight. But should we?

American Players Rise To The Top In The N.H.L. Draft (New York Times) The first round of the N.H.L. draft  yielded one of the strongest showings ever by American-born players.

7 Free Streaming Services To Save You From Subscription Hell (Wired) The main casualty of the streaming wars so far has been your wallet.

LaVar Ball Blaming ESPN’s Molly Qerim For Very Awkward Moment (New York Post) ESPN said last week that it has “no plans moving forward” to use Ball, the father of the Pelicans’ Lozno Ball, as an on-air guest and an on-the-record source.

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Weighs In On Streaming Wars (Deadline) “The thing that’s interesting about all these upcoming services as well as the services that are in the market today is that mostly they have none of the same programming,” Sarandos said.

Mets Manager, Pitcher Jason Vargas Snap In Clubhouse Confrontation With Reporter (Denver Post) Another tough loss for the New York Mets led to an ugly scene in the clubhouse Sunday.

Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ Dominates With $118 Million Debut (Variety) Overall, ticket sales continue to pace well behind last year’s strong summer season.

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