The Daily Outkick: Monday, May 27, 2019

With Kawhi Leonard, The Raptors Find Success That Endures (New York Times) In his first season in Toronto, Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors where they’ve never been before: the N.B.A. finals.

Honor Those Who Sacrificed Their All — And Our Living Veterans (The Hill) “The freedoms we celebrate on Independence Day were made possible by the sacrifices we commemorate on Memorial Day. To the valiant few, we owe an incalculable debt.”

Three Immediate Questions Ahead Of The 2019 NBA Finals (The Ringer) The Warriors don’t need Durant to win it all. Curry is playing perhaps better than he ever has in the playoffs (33 points per game in his last seven), and the team as a whole has looked dominant without him.

More Than 740 DUI Arrests In California So Far Over Memorial Day Weekend, Police Say (ABC News) The total for the full three-days could end up being much higher.

U.S. Women’s Soccer Players To Launch Business (Wall Street Journal) The company owned by four team veterans will start with streetwear but aims to add other products and challenge corporate norms.

34 Shot, 5 Fatally, So Far In Chicago During Memorial Day Weekend (Chicago Tribune) Officers had also made 41 arrests for gun offenses and had taken 112 guns off the streets between 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Sunday as part of their Memorial Day weekend patrols.

Rockets Clean House With Mike D’Antoni’s Coaching Staff After Another Playoff Disappointment (Yahoo! Sports) The firings actually began last week, when the Rockets dropped D’Antoni’s No. 2 and a well-regarded defensive coach in Jeff Bzdelik

Meet The Man With An Impossible Job: Cleaning Up YouTube (Vox) Some YouTubers upload a staggering 500 hours of video a minute. That’s every. Single. Minute.

CrossFit Deactivates Their Facebook And Instagram Accounts Over Privacy Concerns (Awful Announcing) CrossFit was in many ways built on social media and online communities, but the company accounts are gone now.

Deepfakes Are Getting Better. But They’re Still Easy To Spot (Wired) The technique sparked concerns that high-quality fakes are coming for the masses. But don’t get too worried, yet.

Patriots’ Top Tight End Facing Four-game Suspension After Coming Out Of Retirement (CBS Sports) Ben Watson explained the situation in a lengthy Facebook post where he admitted to testing positive for testosterone, which is banned in the NFL.

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The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, May 28, 2019