The TEN: 6/14/2019

(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

1. The Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors 114-110 to wrap up the NBA title in six games. Kawhi Leonard is named MVP. For the Raptors it was their first championship in franchise history.

2. Warriors guard Klay Thompson went down with a knee injury in Game Six and forward Kevin Durant, who ruptured his Achilles in Game 5 is expected to be out for a year.

3. The St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 Wednesday night in Game 7 to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

4. The Angels Shohei Ohtani hit for the cycle in a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

5. The Lakers, along with the Boston Celtics, are in serious talks to acquire Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans.

6. The Dodgers placed shortstop Corey Seager on the injury list with a Grade 2 strain of his left hamstring.

7. In the wake of the NBA championship the Washington Wizards are preparing to offer Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri a deal that could approach $10 million per year.

8. On this date in 1969 the Oakland A’s Reggie Jackson had 10 RBI in a 21-7 win over the Boston Red Sox.

9. Former USC/NFL quarterback Vince Evans turns 64 today.

10. “I was reminded that when we lose and I strike out, a billion people in China don’t care.”- Reggie Jackson.

1 Comment to "The TEN: 6/14/2019"

  1. Playing Injured's Gravatar Playing Injured
    June 14, 2019 - 9:32 am | Permalink

    Kevin Durant suited-up with a calf muscle injury, and when he came back to play in the finals without proper healing, his Achilles ruptured. Klay Thompson tore his left hamstring a few days ago, and played the hero by coming back too soon, which led to his current torn left ACL. In both cases, the weakened muscle above couldn’t provide the necessary support for the connective tissue below, and the result was a catastrophic tear. I’m not here to say that either players’ decision was wrong, merely to state for one and all that there are risks associated with coming back too soon, risks that all the heroism in the world cannot obviate.

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