I had never seen it before those guys.

“Never, never,” Popovich said when asked whether he has seen such a condition hampering one of his players. “What’s really strange is that [point guard] Tony [Parker] has the same injury, but even worse. They had to go operate on his quad tendon and put it back together or whatever they did to it. So to have two guys, that’s pretty incredible.”

Founded in 2003 in Atlanta, CompLexity owned and operated by esports veterans Jason Lake and Jason Bass is part of a $700 million industry that Goff, chairman of Goff Capital and Crescent Real Estate, predicts will continue growing more than 40 percent annually for the foreseeable with viewership numbers surpassing many major, traditional sports.

“The growth in professional gaming is incredibly significant,” Jones said in the release. “We are proud to be stepping into this space with John Goff and an industry icon in Jason Lake. The synergies here are endless and I’m confident our resources will continue the growth of Complexity for years to come.”

MLB’s agreement with Nippon Professional Baseball made this a bit tricky, as Japanese free agents can’t simply decide to play in the United States without the cooperation of their teams through the posting system, which compensates the Japanese club financially for losing a topflight player to the majors. Under the terms of an arrangement between the two leagues, the Fighters will be grandfathered in under the old agreement instead of the new one, allowing them to pursue a cap of $20 million rather than the $150,000 they stood to make under the new posting system — thus giving the team incentive to allow its 23-year-old star to move on.

So the largest roadblock to Ohtani coming over to the United States has been neatly obliterated. But just how good will Ohtani be in the big leagues? Translating a pitcher’s performance from Japan to the majors is complicated; we know far better how good a Clayton Kershaw or a Max Scherzer is than a star Japanese pitcher.

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