The Daily Outkick: Thursday, February 7, 2019

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Pelicans May Be Using Stalled Anthony Davis Trade Talks To Sabotage Lakers (Yahoo! Sports) The Lakers are “running low on hope” that the Pelicans will engage them again

Second Virginia Democrat Says He Wore Blackface, Throwing Party Into Turmoil (New York Times) The governor and attorney general acknowledged wearing blackface in the past, and the lieutenant governor faces an allegation of sexual assault.

NBA Trade Deadline Tracker: Harrison Barnes Becomes a King (The Ringer) The Kings and Mavericks agreed to send Barnes to Sacramento in exchange for Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph

Donald Trump Second SOTU Snags More Than 46M Viewers; Beats Barack & 2018 (Deadline) Whatever the critics or political rivals say, Donald Trump had a good night on Tuesday.

Jemele Hill Tweets Assassination Reference During Trump Speech

Secret Service ‘Aware’ Of Jemele Hill’s Trump Assassination Tweet (Washington Examiner) The tweet about President Trump by former ESPN personality Jemele Hill referenced Malcolm X’s assassination.

National Signing Day 2019: One Big Thing For Each Top-10 Class (Sporting News) Alabama reclaimed the No. 1 class, according to the 247Sports’ Composite rankings

Biden Mounts Capitol Hill Charm Offensive Ahead Of 2020 Decision (Politico) The former vice president is looking to lock down establishment support as he nears a decision on a presidential run

Amid Knicks Rumors, Kevin Durant Lets The Media Have It: ‘Grow Up’ (Washington Post) Kevin Durant is fed up with trade rumors.

Liberty Media Is Now Apparently Bidding For The Former Fox RSNs; Sinclair And Apollo Global Now Apparently Aren’t (Awful Announcing) As one bidder enters, two others apparently leave

NBA Stars Are Upending Basketball. Baseball’s Best Players Are Unemployed. (Wall Street Journal) NBA free agency is months away, but it’s already crazier than Major League Baseball’s. How did the two offseasons become opposites?