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Lonzo Claims He Can Beat Jordan One On One, Luck’s Shoulder Surgery

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Now that the NBA Finals are over, basketball fans are focusing on the upcoming NBA draft. And, of course, you can’t think of the draft without hearing about Lonzo Ball (and his controversial dad, LaVar). The Balls have been in the news the last few months (crazy statements about how great LaVar was and how unstoppable his sons are, the outrageous $495 dollar Baller shoes etc, etc). Recently LaVar and Lonzo were on Jimmy Kimmel stating they could both beat the LEGENDARY Michael Jordon one on one. Lonzo is hoping to become a Los Angeles Laker on June 22nd when the draft officially begins.

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Indianapolis Colts fans are anxiously waiting to see when QB Andrew Luck will be ready to play. Luck had much needed shoulder surgery in January and is still unsure when he’ll be back on the field. He missed the first mandatory mini-camp, and said there’s no timetable yet for his return.

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Odell Beckham Skips OTA’s, Wright Takes Uber, Dak Prescott Wants PhD

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New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. skipped this week’s “organized team activities” in order to make clear he’s interested in a new contract. He’s reported to make $1.8 million this season and $8 million in 2018. Beckham claims he won’t miss minicamp which begins on Tuesday.

This is the time of year when players need to show coaches and teams their dedication and commitment. Cornerback Shareece Wright certainly made a statement when he took an Uber from Chicago O’hare to the Buffalo Bills voluntary training camp in New York. According to Wright’s tweet after the trip, he paid $632.08 plus a $300 tip for the 8 hour trip. Wright will be competing for a starting spot on the Bills’ roster.

Dallas Cowboys’ QB Dak Prescott is planning for life after football. Prescott already has a bachelors degree in psychology and a masters degrees in workforce leadership and plans to pursue a doctorate when his playing days are through. He said, “Even though I had all the confidence in myself in making it to the NFL or in the game of football, I knew that it could be taken away from me at any moment. I never wanted to be that guy saying, ‘What if I’d have gotten my degree or something, then I would’ve had something to fall back on.'”

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Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers is tonight 9:00 pm ET, ABC.  Warriors up 2-0 in the best of seven series.

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NBA Finals Tonight, LeBron Racist Incident, Penguins Up 2-0, Nike’s Ridiculous Lawsuit


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The NBA Finals start tonight and, not surprisingly, the Golden State Warriors face the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 3rd straight year. Golden State won two years ago and Cleveland claimed last year’s title. Shockingly, LeBron James will be playing in his 7th straight NBA Finals (4 with the Miami Heat (winning 2) then 3 with the Cavs (winning 1). For the complete best of 7 NBA Finals schedule, click here.

While LeBron is busy preparing for one of the biggest games of his life, he had to respond to a racist incident. According to the police department, someone spray painted the N-word on LeBron James’ home in Brentwood, Los Angeles Wednesday morning. LeBron wasn’t there at the time as he’s in SF preparing for the Finals, but police are looking into video footage to see if they can catch the perpetrators of this hideous crime. In an interview during media day, LeBron told the media, “No matter how much money you have, how famous you are, how much people admire you, being black in America is tough.”

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The Pittsburgh Penguins scored three goals in three minutes in the third period to take a 2-0 lead over the Nashville Predators in the second game of the best of seven Stanley Cup Finals. Penguins 4, Predators 1.

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Nike’s tag line, “Just do it” is iconic and has inspired many athletes and non-athletes alike. But in a ridiculous turn of events, a Russian hypnotherapist, Marina Rybnikova, is suing the company for an ad inspiring women to be all that they can be. She reportedly believes“Women need to be beautiful, not made of ‘bruises and punches.” This woman is seeking $9300 for causing “moral harm”. OY!!!

 

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Odell’s Record Shoe Contract, Gronkowski’s Music Video, LaVar Ball’s T-shirt

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NY Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr signed the largest shoe contract Nike has ever offered a football player.  It’s reported he’ll make $29 million over 5 years. While this is a huge amount for football, the shoe contracts for NBA players are much higher. All-star LeBron James reportedly has a $1 billion lifetime contract with Nike.

New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski is known as one of QB Tom Brady’s favorite target on the field and a guy who seems to enjoy life to the fullest off the field. In his latest endeavor, he’s starring in  3LAU’s “On My Mind” music video.

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LaVar Ball is making headlines again with his “Stay In Yo Lane” t-shirts. The shirts sell for between $50-$60. The phrase came about after his comments during an interview with Fox Sports’ Kristine Leahy.

 

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Goodell Loosens TD Celebrations, Kyrie Helps Cavs Win Game 4, Rashad Jennings Wins DWTS

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a loosening of rules to allow for more touchdown celebrations. Players can use the ball as a prop, make snow angels on the ground and celebrate in groups, but still can’t embarrass opponents or pretend to use a weapon. Goodell said, “We know that you love the spontaneous displays of emotion that come after a spectacular touchdown. And players have told us they want more freedom to be able to express themselves.”

I love that Goodell even mentioned the Key and Peele sketch with Hingle McCringleberry’s excessive celebration. He tweeted, “Don’t get any ideas about pumps @KeeganMKey – they’re still not OK under the new policy .” Goodell also announced the NFL would shorten overtime.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers took a 3-1 lead over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals thanks to Kyrie Irving. LeBron James got into some foul trouble in the first half, but Kyrie stepped up with a huge 42 points. As Irving put it, “You almost hit the … runner’s high. Where you get so juiced up when you see a few shots going in and then you feel emotion kind of take over. … That’s an incredible zone to be in, which I was tonight.” Cleveland could put the series away in game 5 Thursday night 8:30 pm in Boston. Cavs 112, Celtics 99.

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Former NY Giants NFL running back and current free agent, Rashad Jennings, edged out former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross to become the newest “Dancing with the Stars” winner. Jennings said he has no doubt he’ll be back on an NFL team, but will continue his cardio while training for the “Dancing with the Stars live tour”.

 

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All-NBA List, George & Hayward Down $200 Mill, Von Miller Surprises Employees, A-Rod A Shark

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The NBA released its list of All-NBA players on Thursday. Indiana Pacers Paul George and Utah Jazz Gordon Hayward were left off the list, potentially costing them a five-year $200 million contract extension. NBA media members select the top 15 players by position to fill the First, Second, and Third All-NBA teams. Each team consists of two guards, two forwards and one center. LeBron James made the First Team again for the 11th time in his career. For a list of the all three Teams, click here.

The NBA playoffs continue this weekend with the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals Friday 8:30 pm ET. The Cavs lead the series 1-0. The Golden State Warriors, who lead 2-0,  will play Saturday 9:00 pm ET against the San Antonio Spurs.

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Broncos’ superstar linebacker Von Miller surprised the more than 200 Bronco employees at their service awards ceremony on Thursday. It was the first time in 18 years a Bronco player joined the ceremony to thank the employees.

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Retired MVP Alex Rodriguez announced he will join the popular reality show Shark Tank as a guest judge in the fall. A-Rod said, “Ever since I was 10 years old, I sat on my father’s lap [and said] I have two dreams: [One was] to be a Major League Baseball player, but that usually never happens, and two was to be a CEO,”

 

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Cavs Stomp Celtics In Game 1, LaVar Ball Wants $3Bill, Gisele Talks Brady Concussions

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A well-rested Cleveland Cavaliers stomped the Boston Celtics on the road in game one of the Eastern Conference finals. LeBron James added 38 points and looked unstoppable, while Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson had career high postseason 32 points, 12 rebounds and 20 points, nine rebounds respectively. Cavs 117, Celtics 104.

The highly controversial LaVar Ball is now saying he wants $3 Billion for his shoe company, Big Baller Brand.  Fox reporter Kristine Leahy, who’s already had a run in with LaVar, mentioned he would need to market to women if he wants his company to be successful. LaVar dismissed the idea then later verbally attacked Leahy and said, “I never disrespect women, but I tell you what, if you act like that, something’s coming to you and it’s OK.” LaVar also told Fox’s Colin Cowherd, he wants his son Lonzo to play for the Lakers (who have the #2 pick in the draft).

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In an interview with Charlie Rose, Gisele Bundchen mentioned hubby Tom Brady had a concussion last year he never reported to the team. In fact, Gisele not only said he had a concussion, but had concussions (plural) over the years. Brady hasn’t missed playing a game since 2008, so the report he’s had a head injury (injuries) is something the NFL and NFL Players Association will look into.

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Celtics Win Game 7, Lacy Earns $55K For Weight Loss, Seahawks Interest In Kaep, Phelps Audition

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The Boston Celtics overpowered the Washington Wizards in game 7 and will advance to the Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics reserve Center, Kelly Olynyk was the star of the game posting 26 points and helping lead the team to a 115-105 win. Boston will now face the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night in the Eastern Conference finals.

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Former Green Bay Packer, Eddie Lacy, was signed to a one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks for $2.865 million with extra incentives worth another $2.6 million. The weight loss section in the extra incentive clause is what’s currently making headlines.  He recently earned $55k for his first weight loss bonus, weighing in at 253 pounds.  And, he’ll earn his next bonus if he weighs in below 250 pounds by June 12th. When Lacy played at Alabama in 2013, he weighed 230 and his coaches are anxious to get him back to his prime playing days.

Speaking of the Seahawks, coach Pete Carroll, said he’s exploring signing former 49er Colin Kaepernick or former Brown Robert Griffin III as a backup QB to their starter Russell Wilson.

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Dwayne, The Rock, Johnson just released a new promo for his movie Baywatch, which debuts May 25th. In the commercial, Olympic gold medalist (many times over) Michael Phelps begged to be part of the movie. The Rock made him pass a series of tests including holding his breathe and CPR for an Orca.

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Spurs Beat Rockets To Face Warriors, Simmons $150 Dollar Tryout, Is Kaep Blackballed By NFL?

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The San Antonio Spurs were playing without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, but still managed to dominate the Houston Rockets to win the Western Conference semi-final. LaMarcus Aldridge was the star of the night with 34 points and 12 rebounds in a 114-75 rout of the Rockets. The other star, with the best background story, was Jonathan Simmons, who started in place of the injured Kawhi. Coming out of the ABL and working as a Barber, Simmons paid $150 dollars in 2013 for a D-League tryout with the Spurs. He played his first NBA game in November of 2015. For the whole story, click here.

The Spurs will now face the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals. Game 1 is on Sunday at 3;30 pm.

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Some are speculating Colin Kaepernick is getting black-balled by NFL teams, particularly after Kaepernnick’s backup on the SF 49ers Blaine Gabbert was recently signed by the Arizona Cardinals. Kaepernick’s advisor, Harry Edwards, claims he’s been contacted by three teams since free-agency began. Edwards said, “I don’t think there’s any question that there are some owners who wouldn’t have him in the league, much less on their team. But I fully expect one [team to sign him], because it’s in the best interest of the league to have him on a team.” Kaep has also stated he will stand for the National Anthem next year.

 

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Ginobili Blocks Harden For Spurs Win In OT, Oher Uber Assault, Matt Harvey’s Apology

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The San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili had the play of the game when he blocked the Houston Rockets’ James Harden’s shot in overtime. Harden is not used to getting blocked in general, and this was the first time for Ginobili had ever done it. The Spurs now lead the Western Conference semi-final 3 games to 2. Game 6 is on Thursday 8:00 pm. Spurs 110, Rockets 107.

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Michael Oher, the inspiration for the movie “Blindside” and currently a Carolina Panther, turned himself in for allegedly assaulting an Uber driver. According the driver, Oher was upset with him for taking a different route to a restaurant and pushed him to the ground.

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The NY Mets Matt Harvey apologized to the Mets organization, the fans, and his teammates for missing Saturday’s game. Harvey admitted he stayed out too late Friday night, then golfed Saturday morning which led him to miss Saturday’s game. He was also rumored to be upset after his breakup with Victoria Secrets Super Model Adriana Lima and was drowning his sorrows Friday night. Harvey wasn’t scheduled to pitch on Saturday, but he was still expected to be at the Ballpark supporting his team.

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