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Saban: The show Will Go On Despite LeBron James Complaint

(Tuscaloosa, AL) – Alabama coach Nick Saban isn’t scrapping a program that drew a complaint from LeBron James.And James isn’t backing down, either.On Monday, a representative for James sent a letter on his behalf to Alabama, claiming the Crimson Tide’s ”Shop Talk” trailer uses”ideas, concepts and format” from a program on the digital media platform the Cavaliers’ superstar co-founded.Last year, James’ ”Uninterrupted” aired ”The Shop,” where the three-time NBA champion, Golden State forward Draymond Green and others talk in a barber shop.5ac24438f1316548008b470c-750-417Saban said he didn’t know about James’ show, and contends the concept isn’t new.”I think LeBron James is a great player,” Saban said. ‘‘There’s been at least 20 barbershop-type things I’ve seen. I didn’t even know he had one. I’m sorry anybody could be offended by something we were just trying to have fun with. I enjoyed it and we’re going to continue to do it.”Alabama released a trailer on Twitter for ”Shop Talk” showing Saban and NFL receiver Julio Jones in a barber shop setting.”Uninterrupted” sent a letter to Alabama, citing concerns over copyright infringement and intellectual property.

Following Tuesday’s win over Toronto in Cleveland, James was told about Saban’s stance.”That’s exactly what I would think he would say,” James said. ”I built ”Uninterrupted” for a reason and for us athletes to have a platform to be able to speak about whatever we want to talk about.I respect him as a coach, but I’ll be damned if I’ll allow someone to use our platform or try to do the same thing we’re doing and just think it’s OK.”The lawyers will figure it out.”

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Ingraham’s Insult To King James Prompts Question.. How Many Kids Have You Put Through School, Laura?

(SL) – Laura Ingraham stirred the pot when she suggested that LeBron James should just shut up and dribble.

LeBron was featured in a video saying that the President of the United states should be someone we lookup to, can trust and someone who protects us. In the video, James said that Trump doesn’t “give a f— about the people.”

Somewhere throughout the dialogue, if she even watched it, Ingraham (a Trump supporter) missed the point.

The Fox News host on Thursday verbally attacked James and Kevin Durant over the video released from his multimedia platform Uninterrupted calling the comments “ignorant.”

“Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately, a lot of kids and some adults take these ignorant comments seriously,” Ingraham responded Thursday on her show, “The Ingraham Angle. You’re great players, but no one voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So keep the political commentary to yourself, or, as someone once said, ‘shut up and dribble,’ ” she added.

Durant and James both responded in separate statements Friday, sayingthey would not stop talking about political issues important to them and accusing the Fox host of racism.

“To me, it was racist,” Durant responded at a press conference. “Ignorance is something I try to ignore. That was definitely an ignorant comment. I do play basketball, but I am a civilian and I am a citizen of the United States, so my voice is just as loud as hers, I think – or even louder.”

James tweeted a link to Durant’s comments, adding the hashtag “#wewillnotshutupanddribble.”

Ingraham is now saying that her comments weren’t racist because she wrote a book called Shut up and Sing. She’s also invited LeBron to come on her show. I doubt he will accept the invite, but that’s probably something she should have done before she insulted his ability to speak on politics because as she put it, he left high school early and has made millions of dollars dribbling a basketball.

  1. LeBron didn’t leave High School Early
  2. Yes, he is a phenom who has been paid handsomely as an athlete of his caliber should
  3.  Most importantly with his status as one of the greatest players of all time, he has added to the economy and local businesses in Cleveland and any other city he spends time in.
  4. Even more important than #3. LeBron James’ foundation has pledged $41 Million dollars towards putting kids through college. That equates to about 1100-1500 full ride scholarships. He’s also opening a school in Akron for at risk youth.

So that leaves most of asking…Laura can you match King James’ effort?

The Latest: Nash, Kidd Headline Finalists For 2018 HOF Class

(Los Angeles, CA) –  10:40 a.m. Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Maurice Cheeks and Chris Webber also made the cut, with the finalists announced Saturday morning as part of the NBA All-Star weekend.

Charles ”Lefty” Driesell, Rudy Tomjonavich and Baylor’s Kim Mulkey made the final ballot as coaches. Katie Smith, Tina Thompson and longtime NBA official Hugh Evans are also finalists.

The 1953-58 Wayland Baptist University teams that won 131 consecutive games and four AAU national championships is the loneteam finalist.

Finalists must receive 18 votes from the 24-member honors committee to be enshrined.

The entire class will be unveiled during the NCAA Final Four in SanAntonio.

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The NBA’s best players have arrived in Hollywood for a star-studded All-Star weekend.

None of those stars currently play for the hometown Lakers or Clippers, and that dearth will be discussed when basketball’s best get together Saturday for practice.

LeBron James is likely to be asked plenty of media questions about his interest in joining the Lakers, who have cleared salary cap space for two superstars this summer.

Paul George, the Oklahoma City All-Star, is from nearby Palmdale, California. He has a well-known love for the Lakers.

The All-Star game also has a big new wrinkle this season: Captains Stephen Curry and James picked their own teams. That draft wasn’t televised, and some stars could have a few good-natured questions about the process. A few hours later Klay Thompson gets warmed up for the three-point competition and Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell
sets his sights on the dunk contest.

NBA players Step Toward Equality In Limited Edition Sneakers

(Washington, DC) –  When LeBron James stepped on the court wearing mismatched sneakers in the nation’s capital, it wasn’t a fashion statement by the NBA’s most popular athlete. The message was clearly emblazed in gold on the back of his kicks, one white and one black: Equality. Sneaker enthusiasts around the world eagerly await NBA All-Star weekend when new and limited editions of the latest shoes make their debut, but the month leading up to the highly anticipated shoepalooza is often used to make a social statement.5a82a5ab05872.imageStarting with Martin Luther King Day and coinciding with Black History Month, players and companies honor the past and create dialogue about the future through footwear.

”I just think it’s more of a paying homage to people that paved the way before me,” Warriors forward Kevin Durant said. ”It’s much more than just shoes. It’s more so of a memorial more than anything.”

Nike, which started building Black History Month campaigns in 2005, has created an entire theme around equality. Kyrie Irving’s fourth signature shoe has the word repeated over and over in black over a white body with a red and green outsole. There
are multiple Air Force 1 models with ”equality” on the body, and the Jordan line has been involved from a fly knit Air Jordan 1 to player-only editions of the Air Jordan 32.BlogIMG_5188 copyJonathan Johnson-Griffin, the global senior creative director of Nike Basketball and Olympics, says they also wanted to celebrate the Pan-African flag, leading to a red, black and green motif featured on several models that didn’t specifically include the
word ”equality.” He believes the messages are especially pertinent during divisive times epitomized by the violent demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia.

”Equality is the north star that we want to celebrate in sport,” Johnson-Griffin said. ”We feel like people feel a lot more equalized in sport than sometimes they do outside of sport. We want to celebrate the many chapters of that idea and many different dimensions of how we can celebrate equality. And BHM is a really iconic one.7dd9face5ea1444715e01452873f0ae4‘When you see LeBron making a statement around equality, that’s a big invitation to everyone to come celebrate who they are.” Nike isn’t the only apparel company celebrating Black History Month. Last year, Adidas honored Arthur Ashe on the James Harden, Damian Lillard and Derrick Rose models. A 2018 collection wasn’t created, but Lillard’s ”Dame 4” has an edition that honors the Harlem Renaissance with nods to the Apollo Theater and Savoy Ballroom.

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Big Trade Leaves Cavs Shorthanded, But The 3-Point King Kyle Korver Was Alive So Nobody Noticed

(Atlanta, Ga) – At the trade deadline, the Cleveland Cavaliers shocked the sports’ world with some blockbuster moved that frankly had some people asking WTF? Isaiah Thomas was sent to the Lakers while D. Wade found himself back in Miami and Derrick Rose…well, he went to Utah, but was quickly released. Channing Frye, Iman Shumpert and Jae Crowder were also released.F27B19D6-0202-45C0-8CE6-261CF53EAE73For the Cavs they picked up Rodney Hood from the Utah Jazz and George Hill from the Sacramento Kings to go with the acquisitions of Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. from the Lakers. Post game I asked LeBron about the changes between the new lineup and the old lineup.

Granted none of them hit the court tonight which left even more suspense hanging over Cleveland’s head but it played out as expected.6C8CF6F0-4603-43B8-A9CE-E518B9949AE2Malcolm Delaney and Dennis Schroder got started out of the gate and by halftime Schroder led all scorers with 19 pts, but it ended pretty much there with him only scoring 6 pts in the the second half.

The Cavs on 53% percent of shooting would end the 2nd qtr ahead by 5 (61-56). Jeff Green, who the Cavs acquired during the trade proved he fits right in with the offense playing 32 minutes and putting 24 on the board.

But it was Kyle Korver who took matters into his own hands living up to his reputation of being the 3-point king. He was 7-11 from downtown and had the game high all across the board with 30.
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LeBron James’ King status was intact as well with a triple double ( 22 points, 17 assists and 12 rebounds). One strategy that stood out was the eight man rotation the Cavs played with. LeBron says, “We played together offensively and defensively.  The communication was very high.  The ball was moving around.  the was popping.  Everybody felt like we were in a good rhythm. This team has played us tough every single season, no matter their record.  Tonight we finally played them tough.  We played Cavaliers basketball. “
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What was missing from the Hawks? For one, Taurean Prince needs to learn when to back away from the 3-point line. He was 0-9 from long range. He put up 15 but that came with a +/- of -21. Not good.  Late in the 3rd was when the quality of ball the Hawks were playing dropped tremendously. When Lebron says they played them tough, they did just that. Atlanta never really rebounded from the 18-2 run Cleveland went on to which Kent Bazemore says, “We definitely lost focus.”
Final score 123-107. Hopefully, the Hawks can get back on track Sunday when they host Detroit. The Cavs will continue their 3 game road trip playing the Celtics Sunday and OKC on Tuesday.

 

Celebs And People From Many Corners Of The World Show Support For Bullied Student Keaton Jones

(SL) – Sometimes one has to wonder how some parents raise their kids. It all starts at home and some of these kids just flat-out don’t have any couth or home training.

As evidenced in the recent bullying of Tennessee middle schooler Keaton Jones whose mother shared a video, that has now gone viral, of him describing the treatment he was receiving from certain kids at school.

Keaton’s mother posted the tearful tale and as the youngster recounts how his classmates have tormented him, it breaks your heart. In the clip he explains through tears that bullies make fun of him because of his nose, call him ugly and have even poured milk on him. The video has been viewed over 20 million times and touched just about everybody including some celebs.

 

Everyone from LeBron James to Justin Bieber, Cardi B, Snoop Dogg, Chris Evans, Demi Lovato and Millie Bobby Brown are offering the boy some encouragement with posts on social media. Evans invited Keaton to next year’s premiere of the new “Avengers” movie while Snoop told him to direct message him because they’re now friends for life.

LeBron James Partnering With YouTube On New Docu-Series

(SL) – LeBron James is partnering with YouTube on a new docu-series. The eight-episode series, titled “Best Shot,” will be about a group of high school students learning about life through basketball.

“We’re passionate about this story because it’s about real high school students encountering real-life challenges,” SpringHill CEO Maverick Carter said in a statement. “All they need is that little push in the right direction, and with a relatable mentor like Jay Williams guiding them, they’ve got a very real opportunity to change their lives forever.”
The show will feature former NBA player Jay Williams with LeBron James serving as an executive producer and is set to air on YouTube Red sometime next year.

Celebs Hit Vegas Heavy To Watch Mayweather / McGregor Fight

(SL) – The Mayweather/McGregor fight was the hottest ticket across the country Saturday as tons of celebs and boxing fans alike found themselves in Vegas to watch Floyd Mayweather fight what he says was his last fight.

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Couples like Lebron James and Savannah, Diddy and Cassie and J-ROD joined other celebs including Jamie Foxx, Leonardo Dicaprio, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemworth ringside for all of the action. The bout went 10 rounds before the ref called it leaving Floyd undefeated and at the top of history as he surpassed Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0.

{Video} LeBron James Reacts To “So Called President” Donald Trump’s Charlottesville Remarks

(SL) – LeBron James used his platform at Cedar Park Amusement Park to react to Donald Trump’s mouth dropping press conference in which he seemed to support White Supremacy and equally blame anti-racists for the violence in Charlottesville VA.