The Daily Outkick: Thursday, February 21, 2019

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Zion Williamson’s Injury From Shoe Failure Puts Spotlight On Nike (USA Today) “His shoe broke,” cameras caught Obama saying as he pointed toward the fallen presumed No. 1 pick of the NBA draft.

Jussie Smollett Faces Felony Charge, Accused Of Faking Own Assault (New York Times) Smollett was charged Wednesday night with staging the assault he reported to Chicago police in January.

NBA All-Star Game Ratings Tie Record Low, Continue Down Year: Is There Reason For Concern? (Yahoo! Sports) On Monday, Sports Business Journal reported that NBA ratings are taking a hit this year.

Justice Department Preparing For Mueller Report In Coming Days (Washington Post) A Trump adviser said there is concern the report might contain information that is politically damaging, but not criminal conduct.

With New Team, Antonio Brown Doesn’t Have To Keep Following Terrell Owens Path (Sporting News) How will Antonio Brown finish his football story?

Trump Team Decides ‘ISIS Bride’ Will Not Be Allowed Back In The US (New York Post) “Ms. Hoda Muthana is not a US citizen and will not be admitted into the United States.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

6 Biggest Threats To Outduel Tua Tagovailoa And Win SEC Offensive Player Of Year In 2019 (Saturday Down South) Tebow was the most recent player to win back-to-back SEC Offensive Player of the Year Awards.

Nestlé, McDonald’s, Others Pull Ads From YouTube (Wall Street Journal) This after video blogger Matt Watson posted a video that showed inappropriate user comments about videos featuring underage girls

Indiana AD On The “F— Haarms” Chant: “Embarrassing And Unacceptable” (TBL) Boilermakers big man Matt Haarms tipped in the game-winning bucket in the finals seconds.

Mark Zuckerberg Explains Why An Ad-free Facebook Isn’t As Simple As It Sounds (Recode) That’s because “ad free” doesn’t just mean ad free.

ESPN Showed The Briefest Of Glimpses Of A Penis From The UNC Locker Room (Awful Announcing) Locker room access can be problematic.

Apple And Goldman Sachs Partnering On A Credit Card For The iPhone (CNBC) The card will use Mastercard’s network, the WSJ reported.