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What Had Happened Was: 7/25/17

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GAME. BLOUSES.

  • Derrick Rose has reached an agreement to join the Cleveland Cavaliers. The free-agent point guard and 2011 NBA MVP will sign a one-year deal, worth the veteran minimum of $2.1 million, after choosing the 2016 champion Cavaliers over the Los Angeles Lakers. In the wake of Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving requesting to be traded, Cleveland adds a talented yet historically injury-plagued player in Rose, who averaged 18 points, 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 64 games last season with the New York Knicks.
  • Free-agent quarterback Robert Griffin III will work out for the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday to compete for a backup spot behind second-year starter Jared Goff. In March, the Cleveland Browns cut the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, who played just five games in one season with the Browns. The tryout with the Chargers will mark Griffin’s first meeting with a team this offseason.
  • Mike Tyson weighed in on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight. The former heavyweight champion is giving the MMA-fighter-turned-boxer zero chance against the undefeated Mayweather, who’s hailed as one of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers ever. “McGregor is going to get killed boxing,” Tyson said on Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take podcast.

TOP THREE TWEETS

1. WELCOME TO THE SQUAD

2. HE PASSED THE PHYSICAL, THO!

3. PUTTIN’ POPS ON A POSTER

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ON THIS DAY IN SPORTS History

On July 25, 1954, Walter Payton, one of the greatest running backs in history, was born. The man known simply as “Sweetness” dominated in 13 NFL seasons, earning nine Pro Bowl and five first-team All-Pro selections before retiring in 1987 as the league’s all-time leading rusher. Twelve years later, Payton died of bile duct cancer at the age of 45. The NFL honors his legacy through the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, which is presented annually to a player for his off-the-field contributions through volunteer and charity work.

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Aaron Dodson is a sports and culture writer at The Undefeated. He primarily writes on sneakers/apparel and hosts the platform’s “Sneaker Box” video series. During Michael Jordan’s two seasons playing for the Washington Wizards in the early 2000s, the “Flint” Air Jordan 9s sparked his passion for kicks.