The Olympic Torch is making it’s way to Rio but it almost didn’t make it past the town of Joinville, Brazil. That’s where a man for unknown reasons, ran up next the person carrying the torch and tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher. Luckily he was not successful thanks to the quick action of security who had him in a chokehold before he could try again. I’m pretty certain he was feeling the consequences of his actions as the torch continued to Rio unharmed.
The suspense in Denver is over as the team and all world linebacker Von Miller announced they agreed on a six year/$114 million dollar contract which includes $70 million dollars in guarantees. The deal is the second highest guaranteed amount in the league behind only Andrew Luck and is the biggest deal in Broncos history.
It was recently announced that the NFL had won an appeal over the whole deflategate controversy, which meant that Tom Brady would finally have to serve the original four game suspension he was hit with last summer. As you know, he played this past season after winning his own appeal last summer but we knew the league wasn’t going to let it go. They finally got their wish when they won their own appeal but the fight was still long from over as we expected Brady to bring it to the Supreme court. A short time ago however, he announced he was no longer going to pursue having his suspension overturned, which officially ends this stupid, unnecessary drama that saw millions of dollars wasted in expenses.
The Kids Choice Sports Awards took place last night and Rob Gronkowski took the opportunity to audition to be a backup dancer for Ciara. Ok, that’s not exactly what he was doing but he was on the stage for a dance battle against Ciara and her team of young dancers. Gronk had his own squad but from the start it was clear he didn’t prepare his team the same way CiCi did. It was all good fun and we know Gronk never turns down a chance for some fun.
Mr. Thanksgiving is all about “quality street music” but he is also all about being an NBA fan. DJ Drama sat down with Bleacher Report and they played a little name association game where they asked him to compare some of the stars of the NBA to stars from the hip hop scene. Most of his comparisons actually make a lot of sense, Drake & Bron for example, or even Kobe & Lil Wayne but he also compares Dwight Howard to Soulja Boy, which is somewhat odd but hey, they asked and he answered.
Last night ESPN aired the highly anticipated 30 for 30 movie “Doc & Darryl” which covered the talent and tragedy of the careers of both Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry. It was epic to watch as we were reminded just how good these guys were and how great their legacies could’ve been had they been able to stay away from drugs & alcohol. While most of the film was serious in matter, a funnier moment occurred when Darryl revealed that having sex in the clubhouse DURING games was somewhat normal for him.
Kyrie Irving was excited to see his dad and sister immediately after winning the NBA championship with the Cavs but there was another non-family member that he didn’t waste anytime trying to get in touch with. Kobe Bryant has been a mentor to Kyrie and their relationship was the reason Kyrie didn’t waste anytime facetiming him as soon as he stepped in the locker room while champagne was flowing.
Odell Beckham Jr never needs an excuse to start dancing but yesterday he had the perfect reason regardless after seeing what the guys at West Coast Customs did with his Mercedes CLS63. He had previously got a custom job done to it but wasn’t happy with the outcome so he took it over to WCC and absolutely loved what they did with it.
Four of the most high profile players in the NBA delivered a powerful speech to start the ESPYS off this past Wednesday and it’s clear people were listening. In fact, the largest police union in the country appreciated the message that Melo, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade & Lebron delivered so much, that they want to get together with them ASAP!
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.