This is such a dope video! The last people you ever think about sneaker culture with are senior citizens, but these lively folks are looking fresh thanks to Damian Lillard. Dame stopped by the Creekside retirement community and showed love to the local residents and the love was returned ten fold. They may be older, but they knew who Lillard was and they seemed to love their red “D Lillard 1’s”. Safe to say the Blazers will have this group of fans rooting hard for them.
Andrea Karl, the actual female winner of Sunday’s GO! St. Louis Marathon, didn’t get to cross the finish line first and didn’t get to break the tape. That’s because race president Nancy Lieberman says someone else, a woman named Kendall Schler, appears to have slipped in just before the finish line, falsely claiming victory.
Russell Wilson is basically on top of the NFL world right now. Yes, I realize he threw an interception to end the Seahawks chances of winning Super Bowl 49, but still the world is at his feet. He will be getting a huge new contract next year and people are already comparing him to other great quarterbacks, despite only playing in the league for three years. Now with all that said you would think football would be the focus of his life but Wilson was also drafted by the Texas Rangers and he is sounding like he really wants to play two sports.
From the same guy who said “f*ck Brooklyn” during the playoffs last year when the Raptors were facing the Nets, Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri is now setting his sights on Paul Pierce. In this case though Pierce deserves it somewhat after he acknowledged the Raptors are a good team, but they don’t have “it”. Similar to last year, Ujiri went outside to “Jurassic Park” where Raptors fans convene to watch the game on a huge outdoor screen and make sure to let Pierce know what he and Raptors fans think of his comment. There is a chance Ujiri is saying “We don’t give a sh*t about it” instead of saying “Him” but either way it works. Gotta love the playoffs!
At this point I wish Freddie Roach was the one getting ready for a fight so somebody could knock his annoying ass out. He just won’t shutup in regards to trashing Floyd. You would think he is trying to be a celebrity instead of a trainer. Roach went on a rant once again, this time saying he “wouldn’t be surprised if Floyd dropped out of the fight”. This dude can’t be serious. It’s clear he has been trying to troll Floyd to get in his head but everyone knows that won’t work.
Paul Pierce has been talking ALOT lately about NBA players and teams. In a recent interview with ESPN, Pierce went in on former Nets teammates Deron Williams & Joe Johnson. He also questioned how bad his fellow Wizards teammates want to be great and he took some shots at the Toronto Raptors, who just so happen to be the Wizards first round playoff opponent. Word got back to the Raptors about what Pierce was saying and Amir Johnson had an unlikely comparison with Pierce & Viagra.
We all know Drake loves basketball and he is more hyped than usual thanks to the Raptors playoff series getting underway today. Last time we saw Drizzy taking a jumper he shot a horrific airball while warming up with Kentucky that promptly made all of us tell him to sit down! Apparently he either had a bad day that night or he has been working on it cause he was dropping buckets like he was born to do it while out in Cali. Complete with a Raptors Vince Carter jersey, Drake has definitely caught the playoff spirit. His jumper looks odd as hell but hey if it goes in it’s all good.
ESPN is already getting a lot of negative publicity this week after reporter Britt McHenry was caught on video being so disrespectful and disgusting towards a tow truck employee after her car was towed. They surely do not want another one of their reporters having their name come up in the same conversation with drugs, but it’s happening, although it has nothing to do with her. Erin Andrews boyfriend, hockey star Jarrett Stoll was arrested in Vegas after being in possession of cocaine and ecstasy at a party.
I hate to use the word “swag”. I always have and always will. But if I was ever going to use it this would be a good reason to because how many people do you know with their own stamp? The answer is nobody, but Brooklyn’s own, Stephon Marbury will now have his face on packages and letters shipped around the world. Marbury has become a bigger than life star in China and they are doing this as an honor to him.
Last night in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center, the best high school basketball players were on display playing in the Jordan Brand Classic. The game which pitted East vs West was full of future college and possible pro stars but there were just as many people there who came to see Nicki Minaj put on her own show. The possible future Mrs. Meek rocked the crowd like it was her own concert, all white sporting some customized Jordan’s that nobody else has! She made sure to show the kicks the proper love they deserved and it was a good night for all. Check out some footage and the kicks.