LeBron keeps his promise

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LeBron keeps his promise
June 20th, 2016
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Monday on our minds


"THIS WEEK'S COVER: LeBron James kept his promise to Cleveland," trumpets the Sports Illustrated account, sharing Lee Jenkins masterpiece summarizing "the story of LeBron's Finals, and a vision come to life" (at 6,000+ shares right now). "I've been on the verge of tears a half dozen times today. Euphoria is over. Serene satisfaction is sinking in," realizes STAT's Dylan Scott. "These last two LeBron games, post baby bottles, remind me of a Blazing Saddles line: 'If you shoot him, you'll just make him mad,'" Jenkins tweets. And it did look as if King James converted all of the drama, including the crotch shot from Warriors forward Draymond Green and  the jab from Klay Thompson about feelings being hurt, into pure tenacity on the court: he was unanimously named Finals MVP for the third time, averaging 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists with an effective field goal percentage of 53.3. And back home, the city celebrated. Thirteen years after LeBron first vowed to light up Cleveland like Las Vegas, Sunday night the city that people once jeered as "the mistake on the lake" was lit up indeed.

Back to reality (which, let's be honest, means back to politics): Donald Trump finally parted ways with his controversial campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, which was swiftly followed by the resignation of Trump's adviser Michael Caputo after he mocked Lewandowski on Twitter. At Fox Business, Charlie Gasparino marvels, "when I saw his tweet I was blown away so was trump apparently." New York Magazine theorizes that it was actually the Trump kids who ousted Lewandowski. "Lewandowski's firing totally sounds like Apprentice episode. He was grilled by Trump children, gave wrong answer," reports Gabriel Sherman. At GQOlivia Nuzzi produced a beauteous profile on Hope Hicks, Donald Trump's mystifying and suprisingly quiet PR woman, in which we learn from Nuzzi that Trump "begins each day by reading 30-50 of the top Google News results for his name, printed out and handed to him."

Question of the day


Our last question asked: What two items collided perfectly on a New Jersey highway after a truck crash? Two trucks carrying deli meat and bread collided last week, spilling their products all over the highway. You can't make this up!

Congrats to NBC's Elisha Fieldstad for being the very first to get that right (and for wondering "Where's a giant bottle of mustard when you need it? "). Honorable mentions go out to Maureen MacGregor (who wonders if the meat was salami and adds "It wasn't congress & gun control, that's for sure" that collided perfectly), Mark Gibbs (who jokes "Thankfully no one got sandwiched between them"), Lucia A. WalinchusAndi Diehn (who concludes "Because some days there's good news"), Robert FortnerRon Casalotti (who quips "Sounds Hoagie, it drove a Wedge between working class Heroes' making their daily grind, Grinder") and Craig Pittman for all answering correctly, as well. Sorry, Margo Howard, it wasn't eggos and maple syrup!

As for today's question, here it is: What new development has the Unabomber back in the headlines?

Click here to submit your answers to @MuckRack. IMPORTANT: If you choose not to click that link, please include the word "answer" in your tweet so we can find it (the link will automatically do so for you)!

... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!

Career Updates
Journo job moves


Your career moves for today:

  • A return to writing: The next role for Lois Romano (at right) at the Washington Post will be that of writer. Romano most recently served as editor for Post Live at the paper.
  • At another Post: The New York Post welcomes Daniel Halper as Washington bureau chief. Halper joins from The Weekly Standard, where he was online editor.
  • New to the business deskIan Thibodeau joins The Detroit News as business reporter. Thibodeau hails from MLive Media Group, where he also covered Detroit's business beat.
Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!
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