1. In case you’re somebody who wants on-line content material for a dwelling, Christmas got here early Thursday when Russell Westbrook was traded to the Lakers.
The trio of Westbrook, LeBron James and Anthony Davis will present infinite highlights on the court docket and will give us loads of drama off the court docket, too.
Whereas followers had been centered on the potential for some enjoyable LeBron-Russ preventing, the King appeared thrilled to add Westbrook to the fold.
That Instagram submit did nothing to tame the oldsters who couldn’t assist however take into consideration the chances of friction when it got here to the battle for photographs and stats between LeBron, Russ and Davis.
2. Packers offensive lineman David Bakhtiari is doing every thing he can to be certain Aaron Rodgers by no means leaves Inexperienced Bay.
3. Here is my favourite wrestling story in ages. On Wednesday’s AEW present, a wrestler used a pizza cutter to slice open Chris Jericho’s already bloody brow. Instantly following the spot, an advert for Domino’s Pizza (which, for the document is vile and never pizza) appeared on-screen. Now Domino’s is reportedly threatening to pull its commercials from AEW’s present as a result of it does not need to be related to such violence.
Personally, I am far more offended by Domino’s calling its product pizza than a little bit blood and violence on a scripted present, however that is simply me.
On a facet word, Domino’s ought to be completely satisfied lots of people noticed its advert.
4. What a distinction a little bit music could make.
Right here is Anthony Rizzo leaving Wrigley Discipline after being traded from the Cubs to the Yankees on Thursday.
O.Okay., good little second there with the followers greeting Rizzo, however it’s not something particular.
Now add a little bit Inexperienced Day and also you’re prepared to tear up whereas watching.
5. This one is for my fellow Yankees followers.
6. The newest episode of the SI Media Podcast options an interview with Bryan Curtis of The Ringer.
The author and cohost of The Press Field podcast talks about a recent article he wrote about longtime Dallas broadcaster Dale Hansen and the dying of the native information sportscaster.
Curtis additionally discusses how ESPN’s downside with NBA Countdown obtained uncovered through the Rachel Nichols–Maria Taylor controversy, why ESPN didn’t get its white whale within the new Monday Night time Soccer take care of Peyton Manning, the low Olympics rankings and viewers’ gripes about NBC’s protection, Charles Barkley’s freedom, Siskel and Ebert and far more.
Following the interview with Curtis, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY joins the podcast for the weekly “Traina Ideas” section, throughout which he mentioned the worst time on the sports activities calendar, the viciousness of TikTok and extra.
You may as well watch the SI Media Podcast on YouTube.
7. RANDOM VIDEO OF THE DAY: In honor of Worldwide Day of Friendship, which is a factor at present, this is what The Workplace‘s intro would appear to be with the Pals theme track.
Be certain to make amends for previous editions of Traina Ideas and take a look at the Sports activities Illustrated Media Podcast hosted by Jimmy Traina on Apple, Spotify or Stitcher. You may as well observe Jimmy on Twitter and Instagram.