The ESPN Daily: The NBA schedule revealed, Drew Brees’ decline has begun, and the anniversary of the most brutal fake ever

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Updated: August 13, 2019

THINGS TO CARE ABOUT

Ahead of schedule … The NBA has released its 2019-20 schedule, and the big theme this season will be players returning to their old stomping grounds. Kawhi’s back in Toronto in December, AD and Kyrie play the Pelicans and Celtics on the road on the same night, and Paul George and Russell Westbrook go back to Oklahoma City a few weeks apart. Beyond the returns, we’ve got some stellar matchups this season. How’re you feeling about your team’s chances now that the schedule is out? Read More

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Trevor Lawrence’s tallest tales … He burst onto the national stage with an MVP award in a rout of Alabama in the national title game. That performance is even more intriguing when you realize that Trevor Lawrence was once recruited by Nick Saban … and ended up hanging up on him. From his throws to his locks, Trevor Lawrence is rapidly building his legend. We’ve got the best stories about one of the best college football players in the nation. Read More


SWEET, SWEET FANTASY

The stakes are high … From not insignificant pools of money to bragging rights in your office league, there’s a lot on the line in this year’s fantasy football season. Our experts have spilled more metaphorical ink on the ins and outs of this season than ever before, but in the end, it’s all up to you: The decisions you make could lead your team to glory or mire it at the very bottom of the standings. If you haven’t signed up to join an ESPN Fantasy Football league, now’s the time. Sign up now


THINGS TO WATCH

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Clayton Kershaw, and Cody Bellinger respond to a 9-year-old fan’s letter about quitting baseball.

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Matthew Berry gives his recommendation for the best rounds to pick a quarterback in a fantasy football draft.


OVERHEARD

“You shouldn’t read into anything. I think it takes a long time to sell a house. My house is a little bit of an expensive one, so it doesn’t fly off the shelf in a couple weeks.”

— Tom Brady on whether Patriots fans should be worried about him selling his house in Massachusetts Read more


REMEMBER WHEN?

On this date in 2018, a man wearing two knee braces and facing an opponent half his age pulled off the greatest fake of all time. Watch


WHAT’S ON TONIGHT?

SportsCenter Special: Fantasy Football Draft (7 p.m. ET on ESPN): More fantasy, more life. All Fantasy Football Marathon shenanigans have led to this moment: THE DRAFT. Yep, it’s time to put the drafting prowess of your favorite ESPN personalities to the test with a tasteful, 10-team, six-round draft. This is what it’s all about, people!

Dana White’s Contender Series (8 p.m. ET, ESPN+): Three fighters earned contracts in last week’s Contender Series. Who’s going to make the cut this time? In our main event, Herdem Alacabek takes on William Knight in a light heavyweight contest.

Article source: http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/27374600/nba-schedule-revealed-drew-brees-decline-begun-anniversary-most-brutal-fake-ever