Happy Sunday, everyone. Here’s some reading to hold you over until the Indians play later today.
ICYMI from Fear The Sword: Why Dwyane Wade’s dunk was something more than a highlight, LeBron is out Sunday against the Wizards
At The Ringer, Jonathan Tjarks looks at why LeBron James will have to do the dirty work for the Cavs this year. It seems especially true with Isaiah Thomas is out and with the new starting lineup. Also: could it lead to an MVP for LeBron?
LeBron is also super jealous of Dwyane Wade’s hairline.
At SI, Rob Mahoney looks at if the Thunder are the best answer to the Warriors. Out West, I’d rank them in this way: Thunder, Rockets, Spurs. And that might be undervaluing San Antonio.
RIP Connie Hawkins. If you can find it at a good price, this book is a great look at his story.
Lastly, The Athletic’s Max Bultman wrote a really interesting story about Michigan football coach Don Brown and a small town football mystery that shaped his career.