The Daily Outkick: Monday, July 1, 2019

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Kawhi Leonard Has A Monumental Decision To Make (The Ringer) The Finals MVP could stay in Toronto or join the Clippers and make the 2019-20 season one of the most wide-open title races in recent league history. Or he could choose the Lakers and end the title race before the season even begins.

Trump Says He’s Optimistic About Trade Deal With Chinese President Xi (Fox News) The Dow futures jumped nearly 300 points heading into Monday morning’s open.

Why Kevin Durant And Kyrie Irving Chose The Nets (SI) Kyrie Irving committed to a four-year contract, a league source confirmed to Sports Illustrated. Kevin Durant also agreed to a four-year deal.

Jony Ive Is Leaving Apple, But His Departure Started Long Ago (Wall Street Journal) Design chief helped create some of the world’s best-known products, but grew distant as the company shifted focus under CEO Tim Cook

Yankees Leave London With ‘Eye-Opening’ Wins Over Red Sox (New York Times) The games drew announced crowds of 59,659 and 59,059 people, respectively. Saturday’s attendance was the most for a regular season game since 2003.

Trump Becomes First Sitting President To Set Foot Into North Korea (Washington Post) President Trump met Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea on Sunday and crossed briefly into North Korea.

Everyone Is Laughing At The Knicks After An Awful Start To NBA Free Agency (Yahoo! Sports) Neither Kevin Durant nor Kyrie Irving will be playing for the Knicks next season.

Proposed California Sports Betting Bill Likely To Face Tribal Opposition (Forbes) Sports betting legislation has once again been proposed in the country’s most populous state as two California politicians presented a new bill for consideration Thursday.

The 5 SEC Teams That Are In Much Better Shape Now Than When They Started The 2010s Decade (Saturday Down South) So much can happen in a decade. As we come to the last season of the 2010s, that subject is worth digging deeper into.

Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ Bests ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ And ‘Yesterday (Variety) The fourth chapter in the animated series collected another $58 million, boosting its domestic haul to a huge $237 million. After two weekends in theaters, “Toy Story 4” is already the fourth-highest grossing movie of the year.