That's what one told Mark Eckel of The Times in Trenton, N.J.:
It's hard to parse out how much of this is wrong.
The unnamed executive is likely referring to Clowney's underwhelming junior season. Between his nagging injuries and lack of production, 2013 was a year to forget for the South Carolina star. There's no getting around that.
Hey! Have you heard the New York Knicks are a thermonuclear basketball disaster whose inability to execute even the most rudimentary end-of-game plays resulted in more losses than could be overcome and thus a failure to make the playoffs in the weakest conference in the history of the NBA?
Have you also heard they have no recourse for said failure, owing to having traded their 2014 draft pick to the Denver Nuggets in order to obtain Carmelo Anthony, who may be leaving the team for greener, fallout-free pastures this summer?
I'd go on, but my unborn children are crying.
But, but! That doesn’t mean there isn’t a silver lining. It just so happens to border the most expensive piece of paper in the history of the universe.
The Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan had one of the best dunks of the year Sunday. Unfortunately for the Detroit Pistons, it was at Kyle Singler's expense.
DeRozan finished with 30 points, helping guide Toronto to a 116-107 win over Detroit.
Phil Ivey, one of the world's top poker players, is being sued by the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. The casino accuses the poker star of noticing a defect in the cards being played during a baccarat session and parlaying that into a $9.6 million haul back in 2012, per Gillian Mohney of ABC's World News (via ABCNews.com).
John Brennan of NorthJersey.com provided a little more insight into the situation:
Brennan also reported that the casino employed the Gemaco playing cards and automatic shuffler that were used during the baccarat games in which it lost millions:
This isn't the first time that Ivey, the self-proclaimed Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan of poker, has been in hot water for engaging in "edge sorting." Mayfair club Crockfords, a London-based casino, withheld £7.8 million from him after it believed he used the tactic to work the system and gain an unfair advantage over the house in baccarat, per the Daily Mail's Ian Gallagher.
During Sunday's game against the New York Mets, it's safe to say that the Los Angeles Angels were feeling it early.
With one out in the bottom of the first inning against Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon, Mike Trout got things rolling with a solo shot to tie things up.
Right after that, Albert Pujols hit his third homer of the season, as he's been looking like his old self to start the year.
And if that wasn't enough, Raul Ibanez made sure to add another round-tripper, giving the Angels back-to-back-to-back homers in the first inning.
Oklahoma City Thunder rookie center Steven Adams has a tough matchup Sunday afternoon going against Roy Hibbert of the Indiana Pacers, and it's safe to say he's working up a sweat.
During the game, Adams decided to wipe off some of his face sweat on Hibbert while at the free-throw line. Adams isn't known for doing anything crazy while on the floor, but this is pretty funny.
Hockey is a huge sport in Minnesota, and when the University of Minnesota lost the NCAA Division I national championship 7-4 to Union College, supporters got a little rowdy.
One local reporter was on air in Dinkytown, Minneapolis, when a number of fans overwhelmed him, forcing him to send it back to the studio.
Not much went right for the New York Knicks this season, and this "highlight" montage seems to sum it up. (Warning: NSFW language.)
"One Shining Moment" is usually reserved for the NCAA tournament, but with all the lowlights of the 2014 Knicks season, it's only fitting here.
Better luck next year, Knicks.
[YouTube, h/t Deadspin]