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2018 NBA All-Star Game Starters Disclosed with Lebron James & Stephen Curry as Captains

Posted On: January 20, 2018

The 2018 NBA All-Star Game's voting results are in and were revealed to the public. It's definitely going to be interesting this year with Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James and Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry selected as captains. King James of course is leading the East and Chef Curry is saucing it up for the West.

Switching it up this year, the NBA All-Star will not feature it's traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference team line up, which was revised back in October of 2017. Instead, for the first time this year both captains (James and Curry) will select their teammates from a pool of voted starters and reserve players.

Below is the list for the NBA All-Star starters:

LeBron James

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Joel Embiid

Kyrie Irving

DeMar DeRozan

Steph Curry

James Harden

Kevin Durant

Anthony Davis

DeMarcus Cousins

Check out the announcement of the starters' selection below.

The All-Star reserve list is in the process of being selected by head coaches and will be disclosed to the public next Tuesday (Jan. 23rd) on TNT at 7:00 p.m. ET.

The 2018 NBA All-Star Game is scheduled for February 18th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.


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Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q Play Football with The Los Angeles Rams

Posted On: August 05, 2016

While attending the Los Angeles Rams’ training camp on Wednesday (Aug. 3rd), Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q got in on the action and showed their football skills.

K-Dot  and Q played football with the Rams during their practice, threw a few passes and ran down the end zone to score.

Those Compton boys can do more than blaze a mic, with 16 pure heat.

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Nike Highlights Olympics With Gold Air Force 1

Posted On: August 05, 2016

To kick off the Rio OlympicsNike gets in the celebration and highlights the Olympian games with an all gold everything Air Force One.

The sneakers are designed with a Midas touch in a leather finish on the upper, golden laces, tongue and outsole. Air Foce One's midsole are in white and embellished in gold 'air' imprint.

The Nike gold Air Force One are already on the market and available for purchase at selected Nike boutiques.



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Michigan Wolverine Becomes First Football Team to Wear Jumpman Logo

Posted On: August 05, 2016

Over the years, Michael Jordan managed to modify his Jumpman Brand into establishing business partnerships with all aspects of sports from: basketball, football, soccer, women basketball, baseball, NASCAR, boxing; and more. Jordan's latest venture in expanding his Jumpan empire, incorporates a different approach in strategy, where the brand's logo would be worn elsewhere besides on shoes. Jordan Brand collaborated with the University of Michigan to have their logo worn on their uniforms, jerseys, workout apparel, sweatshirts; and more. In doing so, the Michigan Wolverines made history as the first football team wear the Jumpman logo on their uniforms.

The Michigan jerseys are constructed with Nike Vapor Untouchable chasse, stretch interlace fabric and minimal seam design. It is built to help the football players move with ease on the field, with front and back panels to enhance ventilation. Part of the deal involves shoes of course, the Jordan Brand will custom design Jordan Trainer 1 Low for Michigan, focusing on movement and comfort.

The President of the Jordan Brand, Larry Miller disclosed what led to the historic deal with the University of Michigan, that started off with one phone call and manifested into something huge.

"These same principles have guided the Jordan Brand since its inception, and we see a like-spirit in the University of Michigan. What started with a phone call between Michael and Coach Harbaugh comes to life today in an unprecedented partnership which further diversifies the Jordan Brand’s commitment to football and athletes."

Miller also communicated, about Michael Jordan's ambition and competitive nature to always do better than his best.

"Michael Jordan never settled. His career was defined by his competitive drive, unwavering work ethic and a dogged pursuit of winning."

The University of Michigan's new uniforms and jerseys will be revealed on September 3rd, when they play in Hawaii.

In the meantime, check out the lookbook of the Michigan and Jordan collabo.


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Dwayne Wade's Introduction as an Official Chicago Bulls Member

Posted On: August 02, 2016

Since signing with the Chicago Bulls and making the transition from the Miami Heat, Dwayne Wade was officially introduced as a Bulls member this past Friday (July 29th).

At a press conference, the Chicago Bulls presented and officially introduced Dwayne Wade to sports media as a basketball player for their team. Wade had the floor and began his statement conveying gratefulness to be able to return to his hometown of Chicago.

"I'm thankful to be here today."

During his speech, Dwayne Wade reflected on his childhood and expressed how he always wanted to be a basketball player. Wade acknowledged where he grew up and came from.

"I'm a Chicago guy, a Chicago kid. I remember sitting on the floor and watching the Chicago Bulls win their first title. I was 9 years old, watching on an itty bitty tv, and I said, 'That's what I want to do, that's who I want to be.'"

Prior to his childhood reflection, Dwayne Wade began his speech making it very clear that the Chicago Bulls was Jimmy Butler's team.

"This is Jimmy's team," he said. "It won't be a tug and pull whose team it is."

And how he is there to assist.

"This is Jimmy Butler's team. Myself and Rondo are here to bring what we bring as athletes to this team and to this city."

Dwayne Wade referenced part of a speech Shaquille O'Neal made when he came to play for Miami and instead of stepping on anybody's toes, he made it known that the Heat was Wade's team. Now in 2016, Dwayne Wade reflected on the speech and past the same honor to Butler.

Check out Wade's full speech below.


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Mitchell & Ness Limited Edition "Lollapalooza Dad Hat"

Posted On: August 02, 2016

In celebration of Lollapalooza's 25th anniversary, Mitchell & Ness launched a collection of dad hats featuring sports teams such as: the Cavs, Knicks, Warriors, Chicago Bulls, Lakers and the OKC Thunder.

The Mitchell & Ness 'Lollapalooza Dad Hat' were created for both men and women, and are limited editions with modified quantities of the hats.

However, musicians who performed at Lollapalooza were gifted with the hats, which are available to the public for $24.99 to $30 USD.

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Nike's 'Unlimited Future' Olympics Campaign Commercial

Posted On: August 02, 2016

Getting ready for the opening of the Olympics, Nike debuted their first Olympian ad about sports figures such as LeBron James, Serena Williams and more.

The commercial showcases the athletes as newborns getting their first inspirational talk from actor, Bobby Cannavale. He tells them they don't get to decide the world their born into, where, how their story starts; nor do they get to choose their name. Besides all of that, one thing gives them unlimited power and that is to decide and manifest their future.

Too cute!

Check it out below.




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Amar'e Stoudemire Announces Retirement After Signing With The New York Knicks

Posted On: July 29, 2016

Earlier this week on Tuesday (July 26th), Amar'e Stoudemire finalized a one year contract of inking a deal with the New York Knicks. Following the business transaction, the former Miami Heat basketball player announced his retirement.


In Amar'e Stoudemire's statement quoted below, the six time NBA All-Star disclosed his excitement of getting signed to the Knicks and the significance of retiring as one.

"I want to thank Mr. Dolan, Phil Jackson and Steve Mills for signing me so that I can officially retire as a New York Knick."

Stoudemire continued with his statement, on how his heart has always been with the New York Knicks, no matter what team he played on across the nation.

"Although my career has taken me to other places around the country, my heart had always remained in the Big Apple. Once a Knick, Always a Knick."

During his statement, Amar'e reflected on the goal to redeem the Knicks and accomplishing it with his fellow teammate.

"I came to New York in 2010 to help revitalize this franchise and we did just that. Carmelo [Anthony], Phil and Steve have continued this quest, and with this year's acquisitions, the team looks playoff-bound once again."

In 2003, Amar'e Stoudemire became the NBA's Rookie of The Year. Since then, he has went on to fulfill athletic accomplishments and will retire after 14 seasons. Stoudemire played on several different NBA teams, including the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns. He will conclude his career averaging at 18.9 points in 846 games and 7.8 rebounds.


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Kevin Durant's OKC Restaurant Temporarily Closes for Name Change

Posted On: July 26, 2016

Following the announcement of Kevin Durant's departure from the Oklahoma City Thunder and signing with the Golden State Warriors, KD's Southern Cuisine based in OKC is changing its name.

Due to the heckling of unhappy fans who are disappointed about Durant's career move, the restaurant had no choice but to change its name. This past Sunday (July 24th), Southern Cuisine shut its doors to prevent angry fans from soliciting their customers with negative reviews in the restaurant's Yelp listing. Referencing several sports news publications, Southern Cuisine confirmed the name change on Monday (July 25th).

A major stake of Southern Cuisine is owned by Hal Smith Restaurants and in their released statement, the company expressed honor towards their partnership with Kevin Durant and wished him the best in his new endeavor.

"It has been an honor -- and a lot of fun -- to partner with Kevin at KD's these last few years," Hal Smith disclosed. 

"We wish him the very best as he takes a new direction in his career."

Its unsure what the new name of the restaurant will be, the name change takes effect in August. Revision of Southern Cuisine will also be implemented, although a majority of the menu will remain, including their famous fried chicken.

As far as Kevin Durant's stake in the restaurant, well that remains unknown for now if he still owns it or sold his stake to the highest bidder.


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NFL Top 100 List Failed To Recognize Some Steelers

Posted On: July 26, 2016

The 2016 NFL Top 100 list done by the NFL Network was unveiled last week, and as expected, there were some players that fans felt were ranked too high or too low, and others they believed were snubbed. While this list has nothing to do with the NFL odds for next season, the football season is still a couple of months away, and fans need something to keep them busy.

The Pittsburgh Steelers had four players named on the list, but as expected, Steelers fans feel there were a few players that should have been on the list but were not. Since the list is done by players, it is hard to blame the NFL Network for not having more Steelers on the list.

Antonio Brown was the top ranked Steelers player at number four, behind Cam Newton, Tom Brady, and J.J. Watt. For Brown, who was a sixth round pick, it shows how far he has come and how much work he has put into his craft.

Despite dealing with injuries all year long, Brown finished with 136 catches for 1,834 and 10 touchdowns, and was the best receiver in the game last year.

The second highest ranked Steeler was Ben Roethlisberger, who came in at 21. Big Ben has been one of the top quarterbacks in the league for some time, and is usually ranked higher than 21 on the list. However, he was forced to miss a few games last year, which caused his drop in the list.

The next Pittsburgh player on the list is LeVeon Bell, who came in at 46. Like Roethlisberger, Bell did not play in all 16 games because of injury issues. When he was healthy, Bell showed he was one of the best running backs in the NFL, but he has been unlucky with injuries in the past couple of seasons. If Bell is healthy this year, look for him to be ranked much higher than 46 when the list comes out next year.

The last Pittsburgh player on the list is Cam Heyward, who came in at 88. Heyward is considered by a lot of people to be one of the best defensive ends in the league, but he hasn’t been getting as much recognition because players like J.J. Watt are doing some unreal things at the position.

Heyward finally got some recognition for his hard work by being included in the list, and look for him to improve his ranking next season.

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Now it’s time to take a look at some of the snubs. David DeCastro is one of the best guards in the NFL, but since guards rarely get the recognition they deserve, it isn’t that big of a surprise that he was left off the list. DeCastro was an All-Pro guard this year, so hopefully his peers recognize his talent next year.

Marcus Gilbert is another player that should have been recognized, but since he is an offensive lineman like DeCastro, it’s not surprising that he isn’t.

Kelvin Beachum is another offensive lineman that was snubbed, which brings the total to three. Beachum is considered the best lineman the Steelers have, and should receive credit for his skills. Even Madden has him rated at 94, so the players need to start showing the big men some love when they vote next year.

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Cleveland Browns' Wide Receiver Josh Gordon Reinstated by The NFL

Posted On: July 26, 2016

After being suspended by the NFL indefinitely for drug violations, Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns has been reinstated.

The reinstatement comes with a few stipulations of the NFL involvement of guiding the wide receiver in making a full comeback. Part of the plan will be a suspension of a few games at the start of the season, however Josh Gordon will participate in the Cleveland Browns' training camp, activities; and must attend all meetings.

Browns EVP of Football Operations, Sashi Brown expressed in a statement, the goal of relinquishing Josh back into the NFL.

"With the league's decision to afford Josh the opportunity to resume his career, he will be with us for the start of training camp."

The statement continued about a a support system to assist Gordon in reaching his full potential and the NFL requirements.

"At that time, we will discuss directly with Josh the direction of our team, our expectations of our players and a plan to support him on and off the field."

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Following his reinstatement, Josh Gordon expressed on his Twitter his anticipation of getting back on the field and gratitude about the NFL reinstating him.




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