The Rundown: Presidents' Day Edition

Today is not the day to hit the bank or the post office as it's President's Day. Or as many of us call it – Monday.


At least there’s less traffic,

The Last Night’s Game Team

NBA (National Basketball Association)

  • We believe he can fly. The slam dunk contest thrust relatively unknown Indiana Pacers’ Glenn Robinson III into the spotlight. Robinson jumped over three members of the Pacers’ team (a teammate, the mascot and a cheerleader) to successfully slam dunk the ball and the win. See it here.
  • Reunited and it feels so good. All eyes were on disgruntled former teammates Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors) this weekend. Westbrook avoided questions about the feud by deflecting to the fashion on the runways at Fashion Week.  The two made up on the court when Durant provided Westbrook with a perfect assist.  

PGA (Professional Golfers Association)

  • Life’s good. Golfer Dustin Johnson had a big week. Fiancé Paulina Gretzky (daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky) announced the couple is due with their second child and with a win at this weekend’s tournament, Johnson became the #1 ranked golfer in the world.


  • Countless showstoppers graced the court at the NBA All-Star Game (hello Beyonce) but Craig Sager’s young son Ryan stole the show. Ryan made the final basket, with the assistance of Hall of Famer Shaq, to solidify TNT’s $500,000 donation to the Sager Strong Foundation for cancer research. Craig Sager was a famed sports reporter who passed away from cancer in December. 

Sideline stat

  • In the NBA All-Star Game the West beat the East 192-182, the highest scoring game in NBA history. Hometown hero Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans (yes that’s a team) took home the MVP honors, breaking a 55-year-old scoring record. Davis received another huge surprise that night when he was traded. That makes for a night he won’t forget. Here’s more on the trade in case you’re interested.

Coaches’ corner

  • The first race of the NASCAR season, the Daytona 500, is this weekend and for the second year in a row Chase Elliott will be starting in the pole position. Having pole position or pole means the driver is starting the race in the best position possible. See you on Wednesday for five things to know about the legendary Daytona 500.