Delonte West was suspended and subsequently let go from the Dallas Mavericks. Since then no NBA teams made him an offer but he was extended an offer by the Mavericks’ D-League affiliate the Legends. This was West’s chance to prove himself on the court and hopefully garner offers from NBA teams but it appears West will turn down this opportunity. Read more after the jump.
Vladimir Putin has spoken about trying to get the falling birth rate in Russia to blossom. This next move though, I’m not so sure about, if it works out congratulations will really be in order. He has hired Boyz II Men, who made some classic baby makers back in the day to perform in attempt to entice the Russian people to start knocking the boots. Hit the jump for more.
With New York rappers not as dominant as they once were at a time, many wonder how the New York pioneers feel about the state of NY rap. Fab spoke to XXL about the situation NY is in, saying that he doesn’t believe the 90’s-00’s NY rap that once controlled the country will EVER come back. See more of what Fab said after the jump.
A Nike door out in London has answered that question with the steaming lounge, a process that lets customers get their pair of the new Nike Flyknit One+ steamed up, which gets the insole all pliable. At that point you slide the sneakers on and they will mold to the exact shape of the wearer. Hit the jump to see the video and process…
A crazed man killed a bus driver and took a 5-year-old child hostage on Tuesday. Today Alabama authorities are scrambling to put the hostage situation to rest and ensure the safety of the young boy. Retired truck driver and Vietnam vet, Jimmy Lee Dykes, recently moved into the area surrounding Midland City and has a troubled history. On Tuesday, he boarded a school bus filled with children, demanded the 65-year-old bus driver to hand over two children and when the bus driver refused, Dykes took one of the children. The armed man and the young boy are currently held up on a bunker near where he shot the bus driver. Read more below.
Kerry Washington is doing major things right now from the her role as Broomhilda, Django’s Wife in the Quentin Tarantino “Black Western” to her hit television show Scandal, she has really been showing just how talented she is. Her speech at the Democratic National Convention was an inspiration for all little girls who look up to her as a strong positive role model. On top of all the wonderful things she’s doing, she’s also absolutely gorgeous and it makes perfect sense that she would take home the most 2013 NAACP Image Awards. She won in the Best Supporting Actress in a Film category for her role in Django, Most Outstanding actress in a series drama for her role as Olivia Pope in Scandal, and The Presidents Award given in the recognition of special achievement and exceptional public service. Hit the jump for more.
While we’re waiting for all the names of the participants for the Saturday All-Star events — the Dunk Contest, the Three Point Contest, the Skills Competition and more — some names are beginning to leak out and one of them is rookie Damian Lillard. Read more after the jump.
After 4 solo albums, Wu-Tangs Masta Killa wants to experiment with a new lane of music. Recently he said to KevinNottingham.com “I’m a fan of music first, so I have many songs. I can formulate and create and bring a world into existence. I have a Reggae project that I had in the wings for a minute as I’m always working. Since the ‘One Blood’ from The W album, I’ve always loved the Reggae music and I’ve always worked with different Reggae artists. So doing that Reggae album was always in the making, but timing is everything.”
We finally get a taste of what new music from Snoop Dogg Lion is going to sound like. We got a glimpse of his latest track “Lighters Up” during a trailer for the video featuring Mavado and Popcann and now we have the entire video. Get into Snoop’s new track below.