New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. He took a few minutes to answer some questions from ESPN.com. Here, Kanter talks about why he publicly challenged LeBron James to sign with the Knicks: "I will say this man: he is trying to be the best ever. If you win in New York, then people can say, ‘OK you're the goat. You're the best ever.'" Kanter said on Saturday. "There's no way he's going to win for whatever more years in Cleveland. (Michael) Jordan won three (titles with the Bulls after his first three-peat in Chicago) but I don't think it's going to happen in Cleveland. So I just think if he wins in a bigger city like New York, it would be amazing." Kanter would likely need to take a pay-cut to give the Knicks a chance to sign James, something he's aware of. The Knicks of course, have no chance to sign James this summer, though it's possible that they get a meeting with James because of his relationship with new coach David Fizdale and the front office's relationship with others close to James.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City. He took a few minutes to answer some questions from ESPN.com. Here, Kanter talks about what David Fizdale has told him about his role: "Actually, he wanted me to start taking threes. That's what he said. He actually texted me too and he was like, ‘Hey man, have you been shooting threes? Have you been practicing threes?' I think he wants me to shoot more threes now because he wants me to stretch the court," Kanter said Saturday. "I think teams will have an even tougher time if I spread out the court and start shooting threes. I think that's what he thinks." Kanter has been working on his 3-point shot.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Walt ‘Clyde' Frazier has signed a lifetime endorsement deal with PUMA. Frazier, the company's original endorser, designed his first sneaker in the early 70s. He said the shoe remained popular in the 80s thanks to breakdancers. (Credit PUMA/Jamie McCarthy)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Puma signed likely No. 1 pick DeAndre Ayton to an endorsement contract. It also signed Clyde Frazier, the company's original endorser, to a lifetime deal. In a Q&A, Ayton told Frazier that he's comfortable shooting 3s & defending guards. (Credit: PUMA/Jamie McCarthy):

Greenberg: Public perception of depression changing (2:23)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal provided some advice to draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Marvin Bagley III and Jaren Jackson Jr. O'Neal and the soon-to-be rookies hosted a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide them apparel from JCPenney. Here's Bridges on receiving advice from O'Neal: "There's a lot fo links in his belt," said Bridges, who said he learned a significant amount from O'Neal: "He's won championships with the Lakers - that's what I dream about.... It's great to hear from someone who has been throughthe process and been through it at the highest level." Bridges is scheduled to work out for Cleveland next week, his final workout before the NBA Draft.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mikal Bridges joined Shaquille O'Neal and draft prospects Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney: "It means the world," Bridges said of speaking to the teens. "It shows it's bigger than us. I just tried to show the kids what we've been through, what can help you. They've never been through it, and to have someone who has been through an experience and can tell you about it, it can be helpful." Bridges has worked out for several teams, including the Knicks and Sixers. He's scheduled to work out for Cleveland next week.

Mets finally get deGrom plenty of run support (1:40)

Doug Kezirian ESPN 

Following Monday's 4-2 win, Yankees have now gone UNDER the betting total in 13 straight games

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray, who was on base once Monday for the first time in three years, got chided by teammates for having a slow trot on Aaron Hicks' fifth-inning home run. Aaron Judge joked it was as if Gray thought he hit the homer. As a pitcher, Gray also didn't know the hitters' handshakes, so he kind of messed up the celebration with Hicks at the plate. Said Hicks: "Don't do that. Not on live TV!"

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

In speaking about how Jonathan Holder got the Yankees out of a key sixth-inning, no-out, first and third jam Monday night, Sonny Gray said: "After he did that, you could feel a jolt go across the bench, and we kind of knew we were going to win this game." The Yankees pulled through with a 4-2 win.

Nimmo's second homer leaves the yard (0:35)
Yankees win behind Judge's glove (1:21)
Flores bashes homer to left-center (0:21)

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