The NBA released Allen Iverson’s official career mixtape today and everything about it is dope! This will be something you rewind and watch more than once. His impact on the culture of the game was almost equivalent to that of Michael Jordan and inspired an entire generation of young ball players. On the court itself he was unguardable in his prime, which is something MJ found out personally. So sit back, enjoy and just salute to one of the toughest competitors the league has ever seen.
Allen Iverson, Shaq and Yao Ming will all officially enter the hall of fame tonight but all this week they have done countless media together for the event. Yesterday they were each asked what was the most embarrassing moment of their careers and Shaq pretty much answered for everyone.
This is one grimey chick. A couple months ago after being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott was accused of domestic violence by an ex-girlfriend. Things looked bad for him for a couple days until things started not to add up and investigators dug deeper. Elliott always maintained his innocence, despite Tiffany Thompson saying he yanked her by the arm and assaulted her. She had bruises on her body but police were able to find out the bruising came courtesy of a fight with another woman, not from any altercation with Elliott. There were even text messages that Elliott had in his phone with the ex-gf threatening to find ways to ruin his career if he left her. By now he is in the clear of the accusations and everyone knows it was all one big hoax by a bitter woman but now we have more details about just how far she was willing to go.
The careers of Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant will forever be connected and they both played major roles in each others greatness. Sure they have had their personal issues on occasion over the years but all that is in the past. Kobe took to his Instagram account yesterday to congratulate the big fella on his induction and in about five years I’m sure Shaq will be doing the same to Kobe.
Nick Young isn’t sitting around being sad over his failed engagement to Iggy Azalea and knowing his personality I don’t think anyone thought he would. He seemingly has been enjoying life since the break up and last night he was enjoying the company of another blonde singer in Beverly Hills. Nobody seemed to know who Nick was with at first until someone discovered it was Paloma Ford, a singer who’s been on songs with Meek Mill & Snoop just to name a couple.
Russell Westbrook is easily the most fashionably conscious player in the NBA right now and it’s not even close. That’s not to say he always wins with his outfits because sometimes you can’t help but look at him and ask “what the hell?”. That’s something Charles Barkley did quite a bit during this past NBA season, always taking the opportunity to joke on Westbrook’s outfits. During an appearance on the Jimmy Fallon show last night, Russ got a small piece of revenge on Barkley by throwing a shot at him when Fallon mentioned him.
Marshawn Lynch supposedly retired from the NFL this off season but it sounds like the arrival of the 2016 season may have him feeling different. According to sources close to him, beast mode is strongly considering a return to the NFL, perhaps around week 4 or 5.
The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that Iman Shumpert was arrested for suspicion of DUI back in August. Rather than alcohol being involved, it sounds like Shump was high from smoking and reportedly “reeked of marijuana” after he was pulled over for a lane violation on August 10th. He was taken into custody that night but refused to go to a hospital for a blood test because he would be recognized and it would cause a scene.
As you know by now, Broncos linebacker, Brandon Marshall, took a knee last night during the singing of the national anthem prior to the game against the Panthers. He took the knee to support Colin Kaepernick and his stance over current issues in our country. As you might expect, there were plenty of fans who hated him for doing so and attempted to send him racist, ignorant messages on twitter but there was just one problem. A huge chunk of the fans were sending the tweets to the Brandon Marshall of the New York Jets, who I’m sure was very surprised when he opened up his twitter last night.
If you’re not a fan of the Yeezy line of kicks from Adidas then you likely could care less about this story but there are plenty of people who loved the cleats Von Miller wore last night. Prior to the game he took to twitter to show the Yeezy 750 style cleats he was sent as he thanked Kanye. He wore them for warmups but decided to change into a more basic pair of cleats for the game itself. Today, Texans star wide receiver Deandre Hopkins, also took to twitter to show us his Yeezy 350 turtle dove style cleats that he was sent, which he will wear on Sunday. Personally I’m not a big fan of Yeezys but I must say both of these pairs were pretty dope. Check out the gallery!