The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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LeBron James, Slumping Lakers Fall Further Back In West With Loss Vs. Clippers (Bleacher Report) The Lakers’ dismal season continued Monday with a 113-105 loss to the Clippers at Staples Center.

Trump And GOP Make ‘Socialism’ The Bogeyman Of 2020, As Democrats Bristle (Dallas News) Sanders and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, are driving much of the energy on the left.

What’s Really The Matter With The Celtics? (The Ringer) These Celtics are performing well statistically, but they’re lacking the intangible qualities that fueled them in recent years. Most of all, they lack identity.

Big Media Vs. Netflix (Axios) Overall, its “licensed content crisis” is overhyped.

The Companies That Collect College Sports Secrets (Wall Street Journal) Two firms gather detailed anonymous feedback from athletes to evaluate coaches, avert scandals.

A New Luxury Retreat Caters To Elderly Workers In Tech (Ages 30 and Up) (New York Times) “People feel irrelevant younger, especially in places like Silicon Valley.”

Franchise Tag Weakens Free Agent Pool, Little Interest In Antonio Brown (SI) It’s getting tougher to find teams with genuine interest in Antonio Brown. His recent media tour hasn’t helped.

How ‘Leaving Neverland’ Puts Michael Jackson’s Cultural Legacy And $2 Billion Empire In Jeopardy (Washington Post) The value of the Jackson brand has been the subject of vast disagreement.

LeBron James, Lakers Have One Inexcusable Reason For Falling Out Of Playoff Picture (Sporting News) 538’s latest projections give the Lakers an eight percent chance of reaching the postseason.

Papa John’s Founder John Schnatter To Resign From Board After Independent Director Is Named (CNBC) Papa John’s has reached a settlement agreement with its founder John Schnatter.

Why Jim Delany Retiring Is A Good Thing For College Football (Yahoo! Sports) For college football there is one question that hangs above all: Does this mean the playoff is going to expand?

Illinois Governor Looks To Legal Sports Betting For Revenue (NBC Chicago) The state could count on $200 million from legalized sports gambling licensing fees, said Gov. Pritzker.

Jon Gruden Explains Why Quarterback Height Doesn’t Matter (247 Sports) “I credit Drew Brees, number one,” Gruden said. “Brees ran me out Tampa Bay.”