There was a time when Deron Williams was pitted against Chris Paul as the best point guard in the league. Times changed and Williams got hit hard with injuries and an underperforming Brooklyn Nets team. Williams has been showing us recently that he still got it, hitting this triple crossover against Brandon Bass who’s considered one of the better defenders in the league.
The Atlanta Hawks were having trouble with their fan base but all that has turned around this year. In addition to having the No. 1 team in the Eastern Conference, the Hawks have used rappers like T.I. and 2 Chainz to build more fan support and get people to attend games. In their latest effort, the Hawks introduce 2 Chainz as their new CEO.
Things turned sour at the funeral of the man killed in the drive-by shooting where NFL player Chris Johnson was also shot. Johnson was of course in attendance at his friend’s funeral but was asked to leave the ceremony. The victim’s mother stopped him however and demanded that he come back inside.
Michael Jordan and Nike are now synonymous. Together they’ve made the most popular and highest selling basketball sneaker line. But all of that wouldn’t have happened if Adidas was just a little smarter and had some foresight.
World Champion boxer and daughter of Muhammad Ali, Laila Ali was asked if she think she can beat UFC champion Ronda Rousey. Ali now infamously replied that she could and that “no woman alive” can beat her. Many people thought she was insane because she may be a great boxer but Rousey would absolutely destroy her in MMA. So what about boxing? Well Rousey says she can beat her there too, she just needs to train.
These two have broken up and gotten back together so many times; he’s even thrown her and their four kids out of the house (allegedly). Well it looks like this break up got especially testy as Laura Govan is now suing Gilbert Arenas claiming he threw her out of their L.A. mansion AGAIN and then sold her off $1 million engagement ring.
Legendary tennis champion Serena Williams is the cover girl for the April 2015 edition of Vogue. Donning a sheath dress, a diamond bracelet, big curly hair and barely there makeup, Williams rocked the cover.
Mo’Ne Davis is a rising star and an inspiration to young girls everywhere. The Little Leaguer made headlines as many watched her throw fastballs throughout the playoffs. She then dazzled us again during the 2015 NBA All-Star Celebrity game where she put a nice spin move on Kevin Hart. She appeared in major magazines including Vogue and the cover of Sports Illustrated. With her growing celebrity Davis also collaborated with M4D3 (Make A Difference Everyday) to start a sneaker line to help eradicate child poverty which mostly affects young girls. On top of all that, Davis also scored her own Disney movie, a biographical film titled “Throw Like Mo.” Apparently not everyone was happy about her big moves as a college baseball player called her a “slut”. He was immediately thrown off the team. And although he didn’t show kindness toward Davis, she showed she was the better person.
Chris Borland definitely shook up the NFL last week when he announced his retirement after playing just one season with the San Francisco 49ers. Borland said it was due to fear of future brain injuries and he consulted with family members, concussion researchers, friends and current and former teammates, as well as studying what is known about the relationship between football and neurodegenerative disease.