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.
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.
Khloe Kardashian stopped the divorce proceedings when Lamar Odom suffered a near fatal drug overdose. She helped nurse him back to health and rented a huge house near hers to help keep an eye on him. Odom however resorted back to his old ways and Khloe decided she could no longer put her life on hold. The criticism she’s been receiving however has reportedly been hard on her and she wants people to know she did all she could for Lamar but she wants something he can’t give her, kids.
Apparently there’s a trend of NBA players going to play for their hometown; LeBron went back to the Cavaliers, Dwyane Wade joined the Chicago Bulls, and Dwight Howard chose the Atlanta Hawks. Damian Lillard is originally from Oakland so a fan on Twitter asked him if he’s next to go home, which would be the Golden State Warriors. Dame had a funny response.
Last night during the ESPYs, “The Brotherhood” of LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul gave a passionate speech about ending gun violence and racial profiling, and challenged other athletes in the room to get involved in their communities to help solve the problem. Peyton Manning was leaving LeBron’s after-party at Le Jardin in Hollywood when he was asked about the speech.