Kobe Bryant comparing himself to Russell Westbrook is nothing new, in fact he has done so on numerous occasions in the past couple years. During an appearance on the Jim Rome Show this week, he found himself talking about Russ again and also shared his thoughts on Kevin Durant’s decision to sign with the Warriors.
Yesterday reports were circulating that John Wall was not a happy guy. More specifically, the reports stated he wasn’t happy with the money his own teammate, Bradley Beal received this off season, as well as the money James Harden received from the Rockets and Adidas. It certainly sounded strange that even if a player really felt that way that he would tell people about it so it could eventually wind up in the public eye. I didn’t really believe it anyway but Wall himself responded to those reports and made it clear he isn’t watching anyone’s pockets but his own.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is catching some major heat today for not standing during the national anthem before his game last night. Opinions seem divided on whether people think he was wrong or not but after the game he explained in detail what led to his decision.
News of the shooting death of Dwyane Wade’s cousin, Nykea Aldridge, is still fresh and police are still trying to gather information to find the suspects but Donald Trump is already trying to use the tragic incident for his own gain. He is willing to do anything to make a spectacle of himself and draw the attention of not so intelligent folks away from the real issue. Electing Trump as the next president will do nothing to stop gun violence in cities like Chicago but he damn sure wants his followers to believe that.
Nykea Aldridge was pushing a baby stroller while walking with a man in Chicago when two other men approached and opened fire in the direction of the man. Aldridge, who is the cousin of Dwyane Wade, was hit in the head and shoulder and sadly pronounced dead at Stroger hospital. The baby in the stroller was thankfully unharmed.
Earlier today it was big news that Cowboys rookie running back, Ezekiel Elliott decided to check out a weed dispensary in Seattle yesterday before the preseason game against the Seahawks. It really was no big deal at all but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made it one when he made comments that made it clear he was not happy. Elliott didn’t buy any weed and damn sure wasn’t smoking so the story should’ve ended right there. All the reporting about it however got Snoop Dogg riled up on the topic and you already know he was more than willing to share his opinion.
The Chef Curry 2 lows had the internet on fire earlier this year but for the wrong reason. Nobody was running to the store to buy them but people were running to grab their phones to get in on the epic roasting of the kicks that was going down. Jimmy Kimmel did a hilarious skit on the sneaker and they were basically kicks that only your father or some middle aged man would wear. Well that theory appears to be true, as GQ stopped random middle aged men in NYC and asked their opinions on the sneaker. The result was clear as day that older guys really do love the shoe. Unfortunately for Under Armour there will never be a day when the younger crowd comes around but if they find enough older guys maybe they will eventually sell out.
Along with the release of the coveted Retro Air Jordan I next week, Jordan Brand is also releasing the “Banned” Air Jordan 31 the same day. With the date fast approaching they released a new ad starring Russell Westbrook, who is the main ambassador of the sneaker. The issue at hand however is not the sneaker itself but more so the wording used in the ad. As Russell starts to run and take off, a voice says “Some run, some make runways”. Could the “run” be in reference to Kevin Durant leaving for the Warriors to try and win a championship? And the “runways” be in reference to Russell extending his contract to stay in OKC? It’s doubtful that the Jordan Brand being associated with Nike would actually take a shot at a player under the same umbrella but your guess is as good as ours. However plenty of fans on Instagram certainly believe it’s a shot in KD’s direction.
A football fan in Australia learned the hard way you better not mess with Beast Mode. Marshawn Lynch has been “down under” this past week, helping his alma mater, The University of California prepare for their game against Hawaii. The game is being played in Australia and during the week Lynch had an autograph session. One fan in particular either doesn’t really understand football in our country, or they were trolling Lynch but regardless it didn’t go well for him, although he now has a memory for the rest of his life.
Phil Jackson has made quite a few deals in his role as president of the New York Knicks. His tenure started off slowly as far as trades and moves were concerned but he more than made up for that with a very busy summer sixteen. Although some of his moves have resulted in landing players like Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, drafting Kristaps Porzingis and more, there is one move he didn’t make that still bothers him.