“The pitch meeting, according to Steph’s father Dell, who was present, kicked off with one Nike official accidentally addressing Stephen as Steph-on.” In recent years, there has been no more valuable deal in the sports world than Under Armour’s signing of Steph Curry. And as ESPN’s Ethan Sherwood Strauss explains, you won’t believe how Nike lost him. Nike shouldn’t feel bad. NBA defenses lose him every night.

+ How — aside from winning all the time — the Warriors convinced big colleges that small ball works. (They definitely convinced every player on my son’s fourth grade team that shooting 3-pointers is more fun than layups or defense.)