ESPN Ombudsman: After nearly a 60-day summer siesta, Don Ohlmeyer finally got off the beach to write about the Arash Markazi-LeBron James-Vegas story (“The more the editors contemplated Markazi’s story and how it was gathered, the less it felt like a news report and the more it felt like tabloid “gotcha” journalism.”) and Jay Mariotti’s arrest (“In the Mariotti situation, ESPN’s coverage actually appears to have been professional and responsible. The network was criticized in the mailbag for not doing more, but more doesn’t seem to have been justified”). Ohlmeyer waited far too long to address these issues, as both are stale and nobody cares about Mariotti until his next court date.
On the one hand, you gotta hand it to the Vanderbilt football players involved in this case of a stolen phone that turned into a shooting. (…)
Bachelorette fans are freaking out that ABC is airing a Cubs game instead of their beloved show Tuesday night.
The World Taekwondo Federation had been around since 1973, and for most of that time had existed peacefully with its initialism, WTF. (…)
Kevin Durant congratulated Russell Westbrook on winning MVP.
The Knicks need to just buy out Carmelo Anthony.
The Celtics want to land both Paul George and Gordon Hayward.
Not unreasonable to expect now.