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KD Story Crashes Players’ Tribune, Ben Simmons’ Debut Halted By Cramps, Joey Chestnut Regains Title

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When the Players’ Tribune, an athlete owned media site and the brainchild of Derek Jeter, broke the story on July 4th of Kevin Durant heading to the Warriors, the site crashed from too much traffic. This isn’t the first time the Players’ Tribune crashed. The site also went down last fall when Kobe Bryant posted a poem stating he was retiring from the NBA.

The Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons, the #1 draft pick, appeared in his first NBA game on July 4th in a summer league matchup against the Boston Celtics. He had a solid debut but then had to leave in the 4th quarter with cramps in both legs. The coach said, “We might have been able to put him back in, but on July Fourth, we didn’t need to create those fireworks.” After the game, Simmons said he’ll be sure to drink more water!

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Nathans Hot DogsJoey Chestnut regained his title at the annual 4th of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island. Joey “Jaws” Chestnut out ate last year’s champ, Matt “The megatoad” Stonie. Joey won the contest 8 years in a row but lost the title last year to Stonie.  By downing 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes (17 more than Stonie), Joey regained the Nathan’s Famous Title, and a check for ten thousand dollars.

 

 

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NBA Draft Update: Simmons, Ingram, Brown, Bender And Dunn Go Top 5, Ben Affleck’s Rant On Deflategate

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Ben Simmons 3It’s official. The Philadelphia 76ers drafted Ben Simmons with their #1 pick. Duke’s Brandon Ingram went to the Los Angeles Lakers with the second pick and the Boston Celtics took University of California’s Jaylen Brown with #3.  With the #4 pick, Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Dragan Bender went to the Phoenix Suns. To round out the top 5, Kris Dunn from Providence went to the Minnesota Timberwolves.  The big surprise of the draft was the Oklahoma City Thunder sending Serge Ibaka to the Orlando Magic for Victor Oladipo and Ersan Ilyaysova in addition to their 11th pick. Social media went crazy with this trade. Many believed the Magic gave up too much claiming Ibaka has never made an all-star game in his 7 seasons with OKC. For complete draft coverage, click here.

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If you haven’t already heard Ben Affleck’s profanity filled interview on HBO’s Bill Simmons show, it’s a very passionate defense of Tom Brady filled with multiple f’bombs and slurred words.  Clearly he’s passionate about his Patriots.

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