Down 99-96 with 0.5 seconds left in regulation, the Bucks didn’t have many options in the catch-and-shoot situation, but the Celtics might have given Milwaukee a bit too much space in hopes of avoiding a bad foul. Despite having all five defenders above the 3-point arc, Antetokounmpo was able to fake rookie Jayson Tatum toward the hoop, then threw a short pass to Middleton, who quickly launched a 35-foot heave over Brown.
Murray could theoretically sign a pro baseball contract this summer and still return to play quarterback for the Sooners in the fall, in the mold of Russell Wilson. Or, if the price is right, he could move on solely in baseball.
Either way, it’s a busy and stressful time for Murray, who noted one of the biggest challenges for him this spring has been finding the time to take in enough calories.
The baseball team did have sandwiches out before the Texas game. But they had mayonnaise, which Murray can’t stand. “I don’t like to eat before games a lot anyway,” he said.
So, after going through a spring game and then a baseball game on a belly of only French toast, Murray had his oranges — with plans to eat an entire delivery pizza at home before getting a few hours of sleep and returning to the diamond again for another day.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, the sale of the team to David Tepper is close enough that it could be announced next week.
The league has long hoped to have things wrapped up in time to vote at the next owners meeting, May 21-23 in Atlanta.
And while there have been other bidders, and reportedly higher bidders, Tepper has been the favorite throughout the process. A billionaire hedge fund manager who owns a minority share of the Steelers (which would obviously have to be sold), Tepper has already been vetted by the league and has the support of a number of influential owners already. He also has more money than all the people reported to be involved in the process, which tends to be an important factor when expensive things are being sold.
But the process has not been without its bumps, as there were reports that Tepper declared himself out of the bidding (which proves that billionaires play poker too), after bidding in the range of $2.1 billion to $2.2 billion.