Ryan Lochte managed to escape the law in Brazil but he didn’t escape the consequential punishment in the US that comes with the huge lie he told. The Olympic swimmer lied about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio and now he’s lost one of his biggest sponsors as Speedo is pulling the plug.
Kobe Bryant has been very busy during his retirement and now he has a new venture. The former Lakers superstar set up a $100 million venture capital fund that will make investments in technology, media and data companies.
Team USA won its third straight gold medal after destroying Serbia 96-66 in the men’s basketball Finals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. It was also a record three gold medals for Carmelo Anthony as he played in his record fourth Olympics; he was the first men’s basketball player to achieve each feat. He’s also Team USA’s all-time leader in points, games played and rebounds. Anthony tried to hold back tears as he did an interview with Rosalyn Gold-Onwude and announced it was his final Olympics.
Jamaican track superstar Usain Bolt let loose after completing and dominating his final Olympics. The “fastest man in the world” showed off his Jamaican waistline dancing to Rihanna’s “Work” with a girl at a club in Rio.
Brock Lesnar is one big man and Conor McGregor seems to have really pissed him off. Over the past weeks and months, McGregor has verbally assaulted the WWE and some of its biggest stars and none of it seems staged. With his fight tonight against Nate Diaz, Conor has been more focused on that but that didn’t stop Lesnar from making it clear how he feels about him when asked by Sam Roberts.
When Lebron James stepped off the Cavs plane after winning game seven of the NBA finals on the road against the Golden State Warriors, everyone thought he was trolling hard. The image of him walking out the door of the plane with the championship trophy held high while wearing a t-shirt that boldly said “Ultimate Warrior” with an image of the iconic wrestler on the front just felt like a final nail in the coffin of the Warriors season. In an interview this week however, Bron claims it wasn’t planned.
The #SoGoneCHallenge is still going strong and it has everybody thinking they can sing or rap. Now there have actually been some pretty dope versions of it but for the most part, the athletes who have given it a shot have just been terrible. Dwyane Wade had some fun with it but made me want to cover my ears while Damian Lillard proved why he is by far the best athlete in the booth. Today we have Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, who while not being as good as Lillard, definitely gave a respectable performance. Check it out.
If you’re having a bad day or just feeling a little stressed, these pictures and video of a way too tall Karl-Anthony Towns riding a tiny tricycle should brighten up your day. Especially when he pulls up at the stoplight with Chamillionaire’s “Ridin Dirty” playing. I’m assuming this is all for some product or commercial but regardless it’s funny.