1. The Dwight Howard Affect– The biggest story out of the NBA this summer was the free agency decision of former Laker Center Dwight Howard.  The seven foot star had to choose between staying with Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles, or to bolt to a different powerhouse in the NBA. While the Warriors, Clippers, and Mavericks were the early front runners, it was the Houston Rockets who virtually came out of nowhere to grab Dwight Howard at the end. With that decision made, other teams had to scramble to complete their backup plans, and sports illustrated decided to put together a map on how things changed. You can see the infographic below, and read more about the story here.


 2. Inspiring Story From Cleveland– Ryan Encinas is a huge Cleveland Browns fan. He’s also a five-year old cancer survivor. When the Browns found out about Encinas and his story, they decided to invite him to a scrimmage they were running last week.  Not only did Encinas get his own jersey and helmet, and get to watch the game from the field, but the Browns had a special surprise for him. They brought Encinas out on the field, gave him the rock, and cleared a path to the endzone for him. Check out the amazing footage below. Well done Browns. Well done.


Follow Kevin Taylor on Twitter, and also @sportsinvasion. If you also love pop culture, check out our sister site, Screeninvasion.com!