While the summer rolls along, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving’s respective futures with the Brooklyn Nets remain at a stalemate. Here's what else is buzzing in the NBA this week, courtesy of @docktora :
Today, we lost a giant. As tall as Bill Russell stood, his legacy rises far higher—both as a player and as a person.
To be the greatest champion in your sport, to revolutionize the way the game is played, and to be a societal leader all at once seems unthinkable, but that is who Bill Russell was. (1/4)
Bill Russell will be remembered as one of the most impactful athletes in American history -1st Black head coach of any North American pro sports team -Received Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 -11x NBA champ (2 as coach) -5x league MVP -2x NCAA champ -Olympic gold medalist
Blockbuster: After weeks of negotiations, in one of the largest trades in NFL history, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos have agreed to terms for a deal involving Super-Bowl winning QB Russell Wilson, sources tell ESPN. Trade is pending a physical and Wilson’s approval.
Golden State has agreed to trade D'Angelo Russell to Minnesota for a deal that includes Andrew Wiggins, a 2021 protected first-round pick and a 2022 second-round pick, league sources tell ESPN. Warriors will send Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman to Timberwolves too.