The real estate broker handling the account lined up three options. The first one she showed the client’s manager was a farmhouse built in the 1800s. The door frames were deemed too low. “We would cut to the chase much better if I knew who it was,” said the broker, Renee Gallanti, recalling how she was not told at first who the client was for that house-hunting mission in 2016. “At first they tried to give very little information at all. And after we got to the first house and the ceilings were too low, we shifted gears.” The client, she soon learned, was Kevin Durant, the 7-foot N.B.A. All-Star. He was about to become a free agent for the first time — and would soon find himself at the heart of a courtship unlike any the N.B.A. had ever seen. Durant ultimately picked the Golden State Warriors, a seismic decision for the league, and is expected by many to win a second consecutive title with them next month.
August 15, 2018 | 2:11 pm EDT Update
Ryan Ward: Jeanie Buss on LeBron James (1/2): “He has proven to be a leader amongst his peers. He is making a decision to change lives & to invest in the young people in his community where he grew up where he knows he can make a change…” via @RichEisenShow #Lakers
Ryan Ward: Jeanie Buss: “Drafting players like Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart and Lonzo Ball and the continued development of Brandon Ingram, you can see what Laker basketball stands for.” via @RichEisenShow #Lakers
August 15, 2018 | 11:58 am EDT Update
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Marcus Lee. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lee began his collegiate career at the University of Kentucky before transferring to the University of California, Berkeley for his senior season where he appeared in 32 games (all starts) with the Golden Bears last season and averaged 11.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.63 blocks, 1.3 assists and 27.8 minutes while shooting 56.3 percent from the field.