Off Field News Dominates NBA and NFL with Brady and Leonard Starring

Jonathan Grant | June 20th, 2018

This time of year can be sparse in terms of being on the field or on the court. Unless you are into baseball or the World Cup, there isn’t a ton going on. But that doesn’t mean that news isn’t swirling in the NBA and NFL. In the NFL, the biggest bit of news appears to be about Tom Brady. That’s a real surprise. Believe it or not, just like all players that have come before him, he will one day retire.

Taking to Twitter, Tom Brady has apparently hinted that he will be retiring from football at the nice, young age of 45. This is a bit of a stretch, as it’s just a quote posted in Spanish. But in our current world where everyone is a groundbreaking journalist with the chance to make news, this is considered to be as such. He will turn 41 in August, and judging by the way things have gone lately with him and the Patriots, he probably won’t be around four further Birthdays in New England.

On to other pressing topics. Kawhi Leonard had dinner last night, at least according to sources. And that dinner was with none other than Gregg Popovich, the man that has coached him for seven years now. The San Antonio Spurs are hoping to be able to keep the star small forward, who missed much of the season due to an injury, and are not expected to hold on to him for very long due to disagreements over his treatment. This, in our era, is a major bit of news. If Popovich can manage to convince Leonard to stick around and add a couple of pieces, the Spurs could once again rise as they so often have, back toward the top.

The other big off court news is that the Atlanta Hawks, slated to pick third in Thursday’s NBA Draft, are looking at Luka Doncic. Doncic is the latest European player that is looking to make his name in the NBA, and he will be making his way to New York City after he helped his Real Madrid team clinch the Spanish league title earlier this week. Doncic is thought highly of, clearly, but it remains to be seen just how much he will be able to help a team that seems to always struggle like the Hawks.

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