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Morning links: Warriors feel Andrew Bogut's absence; Lions wish KVN happy birthday, 3 months late

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, reaches for the ball as he defends Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut during the first half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 13, 2016.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, reaches for the ball as he defends Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut during the first half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 13, 2016.
Eric Risberg, AP

What could have been is a thought that will haunt Golden State fans as the Warriors' record-breaking season fell short of a championship Sunday night.

One of the biggest what-if scenarios of the NBA Finals is what would have happened had former Ute Andrew Bogut not gone down with a knee injury in Game 5?

News sources and Twitter users alike pondered the question and gave their opinions.

ESPN writer J.A. Adande highlighted Golden State's lack of production from its big men after Bogut's injury.

During Game 7, ESPN host and writer Michael Wilbon tweeted about the Warriors' troubles without Bogut.

So did Utah Jazz player Trevor Booker.

Detroit Lions' 'Happy Birthday' to Kyle Van Noy comes 3 months late

The Lions have taken belated birthday wishes to a new level.

On Sunday, a tweet from the team's Twitter account gave Kyle Van Noy a birthday shout out.

The only problem? Van Noy's birthday is March 26, which is nothing like June 19.

The former BYU linebacker set the record straight.

That didn't stop Lions fans from pouring in their best wishes.

Brennon Lund assigned to local team, tears up first two games

One local player is enjoying a charmed life in professional baseball.

Former BYU outfielder Brennon Lund, who was taken in the 2016 MLB draft, was assigned to a local team and had an excellent first series.

The 11th-round pick to the Los Angeles Angels, Lund was assigned to the Orem Owlz. He hit a home run in his first game with his new club.

In a two-game, season-opening series, Lund went 6-for-10 with four runs scored and two RBIs as the Owlz played at Grand Junction.

The former Bingham Miner will "come home" for the team's first home series beginning Friday at Brent Brown Ballpark at Utah Valley University.