DJ Khaled has the world in his palms at the moment but it wasn’t always like that. He started out grinding like most dj’s do just by trying to get music into as many hands as possible. He took advantage of his position as a ball boy with the Orlando Magic in the early-mid 90’s by getting his mixtapes in the hands of some influential people, namely Shaq and countless other Magic players. It was a move that would help propel him on the way to stardom.
Mike Conley has so many reasons to smile heading into this NBA season. The Grizzlies point guard is the highest paid player in the league after signing his massive $153 million dollar contract this summer. He also is on a team that always finds a way to be competitive, even when you think they won’t. Perhaps what brings the biggest smile to his face at the moment however is the fact he will never have to wear Steph Curry’s Under Armour kicks again after signing with Jordan brand.
J.R. Smith is still technically not a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers but you can’t tell that by this video. As the contract situation between Smith and the Cavs continues to drag on, leaving Bron frustrated with what the team is doing, the players themselves got together last night for a night out. They went to the movies and then were at someone’s house, possible preparing to go out and that’s when J.R. showed up and as you’ll see, everyone got hype. I guess Lebron wasn’t lying when he said J.R. was everyone’s favorite guy on the team.
The big 3 era in Miami with Lebron, Wade & Bosh started off with such a bang but has now fizzled out with a whimper. All three players have issues with Pat Riley, the same man who brought them all together. Bron & Wade already have mentioned things that Riley did or didn’t do that made them feel a certain way and now Bosh is speaking out about how his time with the team has come to an end.
Doug Baldwin, while speaking with “60 Minutes Sports” claimed he has received numerous death threats since he demanded the attorney general for all 50 states reviews and changes their training policies for police. Ironically, for the all the morons who may have threatened Baldwin, his own father is a police officer so this is clearly not a case of having an agenda against police.
The Philadelphia 76ers franchise just can’t catch a break. Their first round picks almost ALWAYS win up hurt and Ben Simmons is no exception. The first player taken in the draft back in June, Simmons will now miss anywhere from 6-8 weeks after fracturing a bone in his right foot.
Josh Norman avoided any real confrontations with Odell Beckham Jr last Sunday when the Redskins played the Giants but he still found a way to be fined a significant amount of money. Norman was fined more than $48,000 for his helmet to helmet hit on receiver Sterling Shepard. Norman was flagged for unnecessary roughness on the play even though Sherpard took the hit like it was nothing.
The start of the 2016-17 NBA season is less than a month away but the Cavs are still not their full championship selves just yet. That’s because J.R. Smith is still unsigned and at the moment there doesn’t seem to be any agreement between him and the team on the horizon. All of this is upsetting Lebron who has not been shy about his feelings regarding Smith and his contract with the team.
Earlier this month, Adrien Broner had the charges he was facing for allegedly robbing and assaulting a man outside of a bowling alley dropped after the man who accused Broner began not to cooperate. The civil suit the man had filed was also dropped and it was pretty clear a settlement had been reached. So how much is it worth to take an alleged beating at the hands of Broner? Well according to an Instagram post from earlier today, it appears $125,000 was the number to make everything go away.
The Cleveland Browns have made it clear they intend to move on from Josh Gordon and release him but it was not because he was caught with a pound of marijuana at a Cleveland airport. The website Scout.Com erroneously reported that Gordon was stopped by TSA agents after they discovered the weed in his luggage. It turns out their entire report was completely false.