Only in America could a Russian billionaire buy a professional basketball team with one of the world’s most famous rappers, move the team to another state, then convince a Texas-raised point guard that $98.75 million is worth more than playing for his hometown team. As such, TBJ is taking today off to celebrate the United States’ independence. After all, if we did it for Canada, we have to do it for the USA.

Regularly scheduled blogging returns tomorrow. Be safe. Don’t explode yourself.