Making the Leap: Nate Robinson, the celebrated 11-year NBA point guard who won three slam dunk contests even though he’s only listed at 5’9″, wants another shot—and this time, he’s gunning for the NFL. It’s not unprecedented for him—Robinson played both basketball and football for the University of Washington Huskies—but it is unprecedented historically: No NBA player has ever played professionally in the NFL. Here’s a review of his shot from The Lead Sports:
He’ll Throw the Ball a Quarter Mile: Uncle Rico—you know, the uncle of one dynamite Napoleon—is a serious contender for the open Broncos quarterback position after Peyton Manning’s retirement and Brock Osweiler’s move to the Houston Texans. Hey: He could have been a state champion in high school, if only coach had put him in the game.
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Maybe It Just Needs a Nap: “Baseball is tired,” says Bryce Harper, the electric Washington Nationals player, in an eyebrow-raising profile for ESPN the Magazine. “It’s a tired sport, because you can’t express yourself. You can’t do what people in other sports do.”
Crashing the Boards: Tim Duncan grabbed his 15,000th career rebound on Thursday night, etching his name into NBA history books as only the second player ever (after Kareem Abul-Jabbar) to record 25,000 points, 15,000 rebounds and 3,000 blocks. [CBS Sports]
It’s a Jeep Thing: The American icon is set to unveil some absolutely awesome-looking new concept trucks around its annual Easter Jeep Safari, including a revamped CJ-5 lookalike, a heavy-duty Gladiator, and the Hellcat-powered Trailcat.
“Prop Money”: You know all those piles of cash, spelled out to say “BROKE,” that 50 Cent posed with on Instagram? It was fake money, the bankrupt rapper told a bankruptcy court. [New York Times]
Defending Anfield: Liverpool got off to a solid start in the first leg of the Europa League on Thursday, badgering and battering a lost-looking Manchester United squad, 2-0, before their rematch at Old Trafford on Thursday. [ESPN FC]
She’s No Angelina, But: Star Wars: the Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley is reportedly up to play Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot, according to an exclusive report from Deadline, although negotations at this stage have been limited to “conversations.” Still: If Ridley can pull off a Jedi, why not one of the most iconic action heroines of all time? [Deadline]