The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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Lakers 2.0: The Failed Reboot Of The NBA’s Crown Jewel (ESPN) In just over two years, what was deemed a bold front-office experiment had failed.

Johnson & Johnson, Oklahoma Spar In Opioid Trial (Wall Street Journal) From 2007 to 2017, 4,653 Oklahomans died from unintentional prescription opioid overdoses, state’s attorney general says in opening remarks.

How Can The Lakers Get Out Of This Mess? (The Ringer) A report on Tuesday detailed how L.A.’s premier basketball franchise turned into a circus over the past couple of seasons.

Planned Parenthood’s False Stat: ‘Thousands’ Of Women Died Every Year Before Roe (Washington Post) These numbers were debunked in 1969 — 50 years ago — by a statistician celebrated by Planned Parenthood. There’s no reason to use them today.

Patrice Bergeron Has Always Been The Perfect Fit In Boston (SI) Asked prior to the series what comes to mind when he hears Bergeron’s name, defenseman Torey Krug paused for a moment before replying, simply, “Perfection.”

Your Kids Think You’re Addicted To Your Phone (New York Times) A new study found that while parents feel increasingly glued to their phones, attitudes among teenagers moved in the opposite direction.

Kevin Durant Will Travel For NBA Finals Despite Calf Injury (Bleacher Report) According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Durant will travel with the team to Toronto, leaving open the possibility of a Game 2 appearance.

Which 2020 Candidate Was Mentioned Most On Cable News Last Week? (538) Last week, for the fifth week in a row, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders were the two most-mentioned 2020 Democratic candidates on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News.

Former ESPN Anchor Jay Crawford Is Becoming A Local News Anchor In Cleveland (Awful Announcing) “Jay has lived and breathed Cleveland from his national anchor seat and we are happy to have one of the city’s biggest fans join the WKYC team.”

Summer Movies: What To Watch For, From Arthouse To Zombies (Vox) Your guide to the summer’s most anticipated comedies, dramas, documentaries, and blockbusters.

One Of The Worst Or Best Ceremonial First Pitches You’ll Ever See For White Sox Vs. Royals (CBS Sports) Consider this a fitting start to Tuesday’s Royals-White Sox game.