The Daily Outkick: Friday, May 24, 2019

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Kawhi Was The Best Player On The Court In One Of The Biggest Wins In Raptors History (The Ringer) Toronto won Game 5 of the East finals, and is now one win away from its first NBA Finals, because Leonard performed like the best player in the game, the series, and the conference.

Harvey Weinstein Is Said To Reach $44 Million Deal To Settle Lawsuits (New York Times) Harvey Weinstein has been accused by dozens of women of sexual misconduct stretching back decades.

MLB Curves And Sliders Have Gotten Alarmingly Nasty (538) According to PITCHf/x and Statcast data at Baseball Prospectus, sliders and curveballs this season are darting away from bats at their greatest levels in the pitch-tracking era (since 2008).

Facebook Curbs Incentives To Sell Political Ads Ahead Of 2020 Election (Wall Street Journal) Company leaders considered dropping such ads, which are now viewed as a headache.

New NFL Overtime Rules: Explaining The OT Format Change Proposal (Sporting News) They are still just potential new NFL overtime rules.

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Indicted On 17 Counts Of Violating The Espionage Act (Vox) Assange previously faced one count related to hacking and is facing extradition to the US.

NBA Rumors: LeBron James Meets With Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler Ahead Of Free Agency (SI) LeBron James has reportedly met with Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard and 76ers swingman Jimmy Butler regarding their upcoming free agency.

Facebook: Fake Account Removal Doubles In 6 Months To 3B (AP) Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday.

As ACL Tears Pile Up, Doctors And Coaches Worry That Kids Are Playing Too Much Basketball (Washington Post) Though medical experts and coaches stress that every injury is unique and stop short of connecting all ACL tears to overuse, they agree that top teenagers are being made susceptible to injuries, wear and tear, and burnout.

Amazon Customer Asks Jeff Bezos During Shareholder Meeting For Help Returning Package (Fox Business) “Yeah, sure we’ll help you with that right after the meeting,” he said.

Adam Gase Responds To Questions About Whether He Will Trade Le’Veon Bell Before The Season (CBS Sports) “That’s ridiculous,” Gase said, via Newsday. “That’s the first time I’ve heard that.”

Moondust Could Cloud Our Lunar Ambitions (Wired) Years after John Young commanded Apollo 16, he still believed that “dust is the number one concern in returning to the moon.”

Dick Vitale Discusses Lifetime Achievement Emmy, ESPN Origins, Battle To Fight Childhood Cancer (Awful Announcing) Vitale’s acceptance speech for his Lifetime Achievement Award at Monday’s Sports Emmy Awards was supposed to only be seven to 10 minutes, but ended up running nearly 20.