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Brew Hoop Night Shift: July 8th, 2017

Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.

Today’s (on)topic: James Harden Extension

Damn. Good for James Harden on landing this deal on top of his rather girth-y Adidas endorsement. I can’t help but think of how much Giannis Antetokounmpo is going to rake in throughout his career in endorsements. He is rumored to sign a $8-10 million shoe deal with Nike sometime this summer. If Giannis would garner a Harden-like extension in a few years, do you see the front office ponying up the dough and making the cap work in Giannis’ favor?

Today’s (off)topic: Cover music.

On a whole, cover music is an instant pass from me. Some songs lend themselves to covers better than others but those are the exceptions to the rule. Live cover bands can actually be really great, but given the choice I will rarely listen to the cover over the original. Which covers are actually better than the originals?

As a general rule, non-basketball topics are permitted in an open thread, provided that they follow the SB Nation Community Guidelines.