Who to Watch (February 22 – February 28)

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Hamidou Diallo after completing his second dunk in the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest (Credit: NBA.com)

Welcome back to WHO. TO. WATCH.

This past week we saw Steph Curry make an amazing bounce pass to Giannis, as well as D-Wade lob it up to LeBron James one last time.  Jayson Tatum threw up a half court heave to steal the Skills Challenge from Trae Young; Joe Harris won a competitive three-point contest, and Hamidou Diallo won the dunk contest with a great performance that included dunking over Shaq and jamming the ball (and his elbow) in the hoop.  In baseball, we FINALLY saw some action, as Manny Machado signed with the San Diego Padres (more on that shortly).  Barack Obama went to see UNC-Duke, and the Bruins continue to be on a torrid point streak, having won 7 straight games.  And finally… Robert Kraft finds himself in a sticky situation.

With basketball back, hockey in full swing, and baseball and March Madness around the corner, things are about to pick up… soon my friends.

Onto the last week of February.

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The 300 Million Dollar Man

Manny Machado reportedly will sign a 10-year, $300 million contract with the San Diego Padres, the largest contract for a free agent in the history of the Unites States (credit: ESPN)

Manny freaking Machado.

In my junior year U.S. History class, my teacher asked the class what the strongest union in country was.

He suddenly looked over at me; “NIIIICK!?” he asked.

I knew it was sports related (and he knew I knew that), but this was the around the time the NBA had cashed in on a lucrative TV deal that was about to drown everyone in money (see: Timofey Mozgov), so my mind was swayed.

“Basektball…” I said.

He was kind of angry (or sad) I got it wrong; the answer was baseball.

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