Plus three from Patrick

• Kevin Love won't be with the Lakers, the Knicks or another glamour team when the 2015-16 season starts. He will re-sign with the Timberwolves.

• Texas' hiring Charlie Strong, a black man, as its football coach is further evidence that institutional racism is finally near an end in major sports in this country.

• Bigotry is another matter. The use of the word "thug'' — to describe Seattle's Richard Sherman and other black athletes — goes a long way toward identifying a bigot.