Welcome to today’s Fear the Links, where we really have hit the dead part of the summer and there’s no new Kyrie Irving rumors.
At ESPN, Sam Borden profiled Darko Milicic and you won’t read a more interesting profile anytime soon. I guarantee you won’t look at Milicic the same again.
SB Nation’s Matt Ellentuck has everything you need to know about NBA 2K18. The highlights: the graphics look great, the new GM story mode seems dope and it’ll probably be great. Too bad it doesn’t have WNBA rosters like NBA Live, though. And it’s unclear what jersey Kyrie will wear on the cover if he’s traded before the game drops on Sept. 19.
At CBS, Matt Moore wrote about Doc Rivers’ being stripped of his president’s title maybe being the end of the coach-executive hybrid roles.
For my fellow Game of Thrones, fans, I’d recommend EW’s Q&A with Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner on their reunion, The Ringer’s Talk the Thrones episode on "The Spoils of War" and The Ringer’s Allison Herman’s take on Sunday’s episode. Also, Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard cameoed as a Lannister solider.
And, lastly, in Kyrie news, here’s him losing it on a pick-up teammate. #musecage