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Morning links: MJ vs. Jazz still holds viewership record; Dennis Pitta looks ready to contribute

LeBron James and Steph Curry drew in 30.8 million viewers for Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, according to CNN Money.

That's a lot. But not as many as Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, John Stockton and Karl Malone brought in 18 years ago.

Sunday's deciding game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors broke the viewership record since the finals have aired on ABC. In 1998, however, 35.9 tuned in as Jordan nailed a jumper with 5.2 seconds left and the Chicago Bulls beat the Utah Jazz to claim the title in Game 6.

That 1998 game that took place on June 14 in Salt Lake City is the most-viewed NBA Finals game in history.

Dennis Pitta looks ready to contribute again for the Ravens

The most recent comeback for former BYU tight end Dennis Pitta is off to a good start.

Pitta is one of the winners of the Baltimore Ravens' offseason program, according to Baltimore Sun writer Jeff Zrebiec.

Zrebiec reports that Pitta has been "one of the most active and productive offensive players for the past couple of weeks."

Injuries have caused Pitta to play in only seven games in the last three years. He missed all of 2015 and faced a difficult decision of whether to gear up for another season.

Derrick Favors walks his dog with Stockton and Malone socks

One Jazz player walked his dog, and brought along John Stockton and Karl Malone.

In an Instagram photo posted by Derrick Favors on Monday, the Utah forward is wearing a pair of socks with John Stockton on one sock and Karl Malone on the other.

It's high fashion and a nod to the history of the of the Utah Jazz organization.

It may be the offseason, but Favors' game is sharp.