Here's what everyone is talking about at the water cooler today.
The NBA (National Basketball Associtation) is making history as the first North American major professional sports league to have its own esports league. The NBA 2k League, which features the best players of the NBA 2k video game, will have its draft today. Players will be drafted onto teams represented by actual NBA teams and will play in the inaugural esports league's season. One to watch for - basketball legend Shaq will be leading the Sacramento Kings team. FAQ
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Last season’s World Series Champions, the Houston Astros, celebrated their historic season with a World Series ring ceremony before last night's game. The rings have so much significance including a “Houston Strong” inscription, 101 diamonds on the front representing every 2017 season win and 56 diamonds on top – one for each season until the franchise won their first title. The team gave away over 1,100 rings to players, coaches, staff, alumni and broadcasters. They make wedding rings look so simple.
The highly anticipated Cinco de Mayo boxing match between GGG (Gennady Golovkin) and Canelo Alvarez has been called off because Alvarez failed two drug tests. The reason he failed? He blames tainted meat from Mexico. If that excuse sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve heard it before from other athletes in our five hilarious excuses athletes have used when failing a drug test. Hey, if it worked for someone else, why not?