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Mayweather-McGregor Post fight breakdown | The Lateral #54

LuZo Aug 8

Krishna’s Weekend Thoughts

Mayweather-McGregor Fight

So about that fight… I was wrong. It was way more entertaining than I thought it would be. Conor McGregor came out in the early rounds and imposed his bigger frame on Floyd Mayweather, throwing his shots and backing the 49-0 champ up repeatedly. But Floyd figured him out and in the later rounds, the 40-year-old uncharacteristically went on the offensive and battered the MMA star. Hats off to Conor who looked like he belonged and forced one of the best boxers ever to actually throw punches and come forward. There shouldn’t be a rematch, but that was one fun fight to behold.

Julian Edelman tears ACL

Are the Patriots screwed? Absolutely not. How can they be when, to quote Aqib Talib, “Tom Brady throws bombs.” Ok maybe not exactly, but he still looks like he’s going to add another impressive year to a hall of fame career. And he’s got shiny weapons all around him in Brandin Cooks, Rob Gronkowski, Dion Lewis and James White out of the backfield, and up-and-coming Malcolm Mitchell. But the Pats DID suffer a mighty blow when Julian Edelman completely tore his ACL and will miss all of the upcoming season. Edelman, besides being attached to Brady’s hip as his Robin, confidant, and brother-from-another-mother, has been the Quarterback’s safety net for quite a while now. If there was a catch that had to be made, nine times out of ten, that ball was finding its way into Julian’s reliable hands. The offense will be forced to adapt without its spark plug, and there could be some growing pains. Not enough to keep them from their millionth AFC East crown, but some pains nonetheless.

Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas Trade

Can this flippin trade get done already? The Cavs and Celtics engaged in one of the most unprecedented trades in league history with Cleveland sending Kyrie over to the C’s for IT, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and Brooklyn’s pick next year. Or at least I thought they had. Turns out the Cavaliers are having second thoughts about Isaiah Thomas’ hip. A hip that the Celtics allegedly were completely transparent about when the deal was made in the first place. You know, the hip injury that forced IT to sit in the very Eastern Conference Finals series the Cavs played. It’s not like this injury is out of left field. But right now we’re in an infuriating holding pattern where the Cavs don’t seem to be willing to complete the deal. Reports did come out saying they would lower their standards for anything to be added to the deal. The Celtics can play hardball or they can sweeten the pot with picks or players. For now, we have to wait and see. Thursday is the last day for the deal to get done.

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