The Daily Outkick: Friday, February 22, 2019

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Nike Basketball Shoe Blowout May Be a ‘Classic’ Liability Case (Bloomberg) Nike Stock Takes Hit After Shoe For Duke University Star Splits.

Jussie Smollett’s Bond Set At $100,000; Judge Calls Charges ‘Despicable’ (Washington Post) The “Empire” actor, who has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report, faces up to three years in prison.

‘You Would Think Nike Has To Sign Him’ (Yahoo! Sports) How Zion Williamson’s Shoe Fiasco Could Be A Boon For Him.

What To Watch For In Warren Buffett’s Annual Shareholder Letter This Week (CNBC) It’s that time of year again: Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders is expected to be delivered on Saturday.

NBA Take Meter: The Stretch Run, Part 2 (The Ringer) Just a quarter of the 2018-19 NBA season remains. What’s left to figure out?

Kraft Heinz Loses Billions As Tastes Shift And S.E.C. Investigates (New York Times) In addition to the $15.4 billion write-down, Kraft Heinz said that last year it had received a subpoena from the S.E.C.

Can Kyler Murray Make It In The NFL? (SI) Lincoln Riley’s Short Answer: Absolutely.

Meet The Billion-Dollar Startups (Axios) The companies worth more than $1 billion even if the only thing they did was to take the cash that they have raised and put it in a checking account.

With Seven New Assistants And As Many Early Departures, Alabama’s 2019 ‘Rebuild’ Is Off And Running (CBS Sports) “We’re looking forward to, sort of, rebuilding the program,” Saban said.

Sanders Has Early Lead Over Warren In Battle Of The Left (Politico) The two are heading for a likely collision, but so far they seem intent on avoiding one another.

Mike Tirico’s NHL Play-by-play Debut Was Very Well-Received (Awful Announcing) Tirico called Wednesday night’s Blackhawks-Red Wings game on NBCSN.

Why Are The Academy Awards So Long? (Wall Street Journal) Hint: 24 minutes are spent on walking and only 4 on envelope-opening.