Usually famous athletes and celebrities who participate in the kids choice awards wind up covered in the infamous green slime that they’ve been doing for decades. When your name is Kobe Bryant though, you get special treatment, even when it comes to slime. The Mamba was covered in gold slime as he finished up his speech after receiving the “legend” award.
I’ve heard plenty of people speak on not being the biggest fan of Michael Jordan’s personality but I’ve never heard someone talk about being “unimpressed” by him on the basketball court. Then again, there aren’t many people like Tim Duncan either. During his rookie year in 1998, Duncan gave a memorable interview to Dan Patrick. The Q&A style interview was published in the year 2000 in Patrick’s book called “Outtakes” and yesterday, Stefan Bondy of the NYDN, dug up the highlights and Duncan really seemed to dislike Jordan and loved a young Stephon Marbury.
Remember not too long ago when Ayesha Curry showed that she couldn’t exactly handle social media when things weren’t going her way? Some fans have moved on from that whole “rigged” talk that she apologized for saying but some still haven’t. Ayesha made it worse on herself when she complained about offensive memes regarding her and her family, showing again that maybe she isn’t built for twitter if she can’t handle some slander along with all the praise she was used to getting. A certain troll tried her yesterday for pretty much those same things but this time Ayesha was ready to handle it. Major Key! Check the gallery!
Reports were swirling yesterday that Tim Tebow, among others, would be giving a speech at the Republican National Convention where Donald Trump will likely receive the presidential nomination from the party. Tebow didn’t waste much time letting people know he will not be part of the convention and he’s “amazed” at how fast rumors travel. When the news first came out, there was some backlash towards both himself and UFC president, Dana White, who will in fact be speaking at the event. While Tebow said he will not be part of the convention, he does try to give somewhat of an “all lives matter” message in his Facebook video.
James Harden is going to be in Houston for a while and he will be handsomely compensated to do so. The team made a surprise announcement today, telling the media they agreed on a contract extension that will keep him in H-Town until at least the end of the 2019-20 season.
Damian Lillard is already loved and revered in Portland and after this story the love will be even stronger. Lillard has a basketball camp each summer and Erica Cassidy’s son went last year. She wanted him to go this summer as well but money was tight at the time of enrollment and by the time she came up with the money, the camp was full. Erica decided to give it a shot and send Lillard a DM on Instagram, asking if there was any way possible her son could be fit into the camp. To her surprise not only did Lillard make a spot for her son, he covered the cost as well.
The newest version of an NBA super team is in effect thanks to Kevin Durant deciding to join the already loaded Golden State Warriors. While they are the clear odds on favorite to win the title next year, nothing is guaranteed, which is why you play the games. Last year the Warriors were 73-9 without Durant, so naturally fans want to expect even more wins this year but it likely won’t work out that way. In fact, the team will need time adjusting and might even struggle for the first month or two of the season but by the time the playoffs come around they should be in high gear. With that said, Steph Curry wants fans to be realistic about the upcoming season.
Lebron James was on top of the world during the Cavaliers championship parade in downtown Cleveland. He addressed an estimated crowd of more than one million people and millions more on television but there apparently were some haters in the audience. Two people filed complaints with the FCC for Bron’s F-bombs and one of them referred to him as a “drunken sailor”.
Congratulations are in order for Serena Williams who just won her seventh Wimbledon title, making short work of Angelique Kerber, defeating her 7-5, 6-3 in about 80 minutes. In the process, she tied Steffi Graf for the most Grand Slam wins all time with 22. Enjoying the show were Beyonce & Jay Z, who were seated in Serena’s box as the action unfolded. It’s pretty safe to assume that Serena will surpass Graf and win #23 and even more at some point in the future, which will likely solidify her position as the greatest female athlete of all time. Check the videos below.
Some OKC fans are very understanding about Kevin Durant deciding to take his talents to the bay area. They appreciated what he did for their city and community for the past eight years and they know he gave them everything he had on the basketball court. On the flip side however, there are some fans who are not so easy going about him leaving. We’ve seen the people burning jerseys and running their mouths but some fans are getting their own revenge in a different way.