Showing posts with label Sports. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sports. Show all posts

Friday, June 3, 2022

LeBron James Becomes 1st Active NBA Billionaire

 


LeBron James just became the first active NBA player to reach billionaire status while still playing. It was reported by Forbes that James' net worth surpassed the $1 billion mark after he earned $121.2 million in 2021.


The Akron, OH native has amassed immense wealth during his nearly two-decade playing career that has opened up many more opportunities off the court. LeBron has tallied $385 million in on-court earnings in addition to $900 million in off the court ventures. 

Monday, May 9, 2022

Magic Johnson Ask L.A. Lakers To Not Trade LeBron James

 


Magic Johnson who won 5 titles with the Lakers during his career out in L.A. this week, and asked him if the Lake Show should trade its 37-year-old superstar after the team missed the playoffs this season. Magic told us absolutely not saying he wants LeBron James in the purple and gold "for a long time. 


The idea of jettisoning James, who averaged 30.3 points per game in his nineteenth season, has recently been floated by disgruntled Lakers fans and some media personalities who think the haul LeBron James could get in a trade would make the team immediately better. 

Friday, March 18, 2022

Amari Cooper Traded to the Cleveland Browns

 


The Browns have acquired four-time Pro Bowler WR Amari Cooper in a trade Wednesday with the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for their 2022 fifth-round pick and a swapping of 2022 sixth-round picks.


Cooper, a seven-year veteran, has totaled 7,076 receiving yards, 517 receptions and 46 touchdowns since he was drafted out of Alabama with the fourth overall pick of the 2015 draft. He was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019 and has scored six or more touchdowns in five seasons in the league.

Deshaun Watson Traded to the Cleveland Browns

 



In one of the most shocking transactions of the NFL offseason so far, the Cleveland Browns have acquired Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans less than 24 hours after being informed by the quarterback that they were out of the running for his services.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Tiger Woods Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame

 


Tiger Woods was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday evening, and was escorted into the hall by his daughter, Sam, who gave a moving speech as the induction presenter for the 82-time PGA TOUR winner and 15-time major champion. Fellow generational athletes like as Tom Brady, Serena Williams, Michael Phelps, Jerry Rice, Annika Sorenstam, and Jack Nicklaus spoke about Woods’ legacy as one of the greatest sports figures of all time during the live induction ceremony transmission.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Will Tom Brady Retire This Year?

 


Tom Brady has made waves as a quarterback, with the player showing his skills on numerous teams, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Now, news has surfaced noting that Brady is retiring after spending 22 seasons in the NFL.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Steph Curry Breaks NBA's Record

 


Steph Curry was already widely regarded as the greatest shooter in NBA history before he captured the all-time record for 3PTers made. On Tuesday, he cemented his legacy as the league's premier marksman in front of the three shooters that paved the way for him: Ray Allen, Reggie Miller, and Dell Curry. 

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Michael Jordan Tops List of Highest-Paid Athletes

 


Sportico released its list for the Top 25 highest-paid athletes of all time on Friday. The names on the list were a who's who of modern sports lore, headlined by Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Barack Obama Joins NBA Africa

 


Former President Barack Obama has plans to take the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) presence in Africa to the next level.


According to an announcement from the NBA, Obama is officially a minority owner and strategic partner in NBA Africa’s business, where he hopes to advance the league’s social responsibility efforts across the continent.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Russell Westbrook Traded To The Los Angeles Lakers

 


Westbrook will now form an impressive Big Three with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. In exchange, the Lakers shipped out Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The teams also exchanged draft picks as the Lakers since this year’s No. 22 and received the 2024 and 2028 second-round picks from The Wizards.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Scottie Pippen Sickest Dunk Compilation

 


No matter how well he played or how important he was to the team, Scottie Pippen was underappreciated because of his status on the Bulls. Even as Chicago's No. 2 Pippen averaged over 16 points, Jordan would get most of the credit.

Is Scottie Pippen Throwing Shade At Michael Jordan?

 


Scottie Pippen is preparing to tell his side of the story following his dissatisfaction with Michael Jordan's docu-series, The Last Dance. In an Instagram post promoting his upcoming memoir, UNGUARDED, the six-time NBA champion claimed he would tell "stories I've kept to myself for years."

Monday, May 31, 2021

Greatest Michael Jordan Fights

 


The 'Greatest Michael Jordan Fights of All Time' includes fights with Danny Ainge, John Starks, Reggie Miller, Byron Irving, Dennis Rodman and Glen Rice! The video shows videos of Michael Jordan getting annoyed at players, sometimes resulting in an ejection.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

The First Black Female NFL Referee

 


Maia Chaka made NFL history as the first Black woman to be named an official referee by the league.


The TODAY Show reported that the Virginia Beach-based phys-ed and health teacher has trained with the football league since 2014. She was overjoyed to hear that her hard and effort landed her the job.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

LeBron Becomes Part Owner of Red Sox

 


LeBron James has joined Fenway Sports Group as a partner, making him a part-owner of the Boston Red Sox, according to the Boston Globe. Maverick Carter, LeBron's longtime friend and business partner, also joined LeBron in the deal. Additionally, FSG is also taking a $750 million investment from RedBird Capital Partners.


LeBron already had a stake in the English soccer team Liverpool Football Club, whose majority owner is Fenway Sports Group. FSG is led by billionaire John Henry, and also includes the NESN cable channel, a marketing arm, a real estate firm, and Roush Fenway Racing. Henry, who is also the owner of the Boston Globe, will retain control of FSG with Tom Werner as chairman and Michael Gordon as president.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Brodie Wagenen Named Chief Operating Officer of Roc Nation Sports

 


Former Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen is joining Jay-Z's  Sports as the company's chief operating officer, Van Wagenen announced.


Van Wagenen worked with Roc Nation when he was the co-head of Creative Arts Agency's baseball division. Van Wagenen took the Mets job in October 2018 and left the agency.


"We believed in the vision Jay and [Juan Perez] had back in 2013," Van Wagenen told ESPN's Jeff Passan. "We've stayed in constant contact with them. It was a natural homecoming."

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Is Aaron Rogers Finally Leaving The Packers?

 


Aaron Rodgers walked off Lambeau Field feeling “gutted” after losing the NFC Championship Game for the fourth time in the past seven seasons and wondering about his future with the team.


“A lot of guys’ futures that are uncertain – myself included,” Rodgers said following the Green Bay Packers’ 31-26 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Even as he’s likely to receive his third NFL MVP award in 13 days, Rodgers hinted that the unthinkable – he won’t be back for his 17th season with the team and 14th as the team’s starter – isn’t so unthinkable, after all.

Dustin Poirier Defeats Conor McGregor

 


In a jaw-dropping second-round TKO, Dustin Poirier avenges his loss to Conor McGregor, making this the biggest win of his career so far.


The UFC lightweight contender shocks McGregor in a TKO win at 2:32 of the second round of Saturday night’s main event of UFC 257, hosted in Abu Dhabi. McGregor led the first round, landing several hard hooks to Poirier, snapping his head back but not hurting him enough to win the match.


In the second round, Poirier first weakens McGregor with kicks to the right calf, leaving him compromised. In a series of hard-punching combinations, McGregor’s highly anticipated return quickly becomes an unforgettable upset as Poirier delivers the closing righthand blow to drop McGregor. Poirier follows him to the ground, landing a couple more before the referee steps in and calls the match. This marks the first-ever KO or TKO loss in McGregor’s 13-year MMA career.

Steph Curry Surpasses Reggie Miller

 


Golden State Warriors‘ superstar guard, Steph Curry has once again found himself making NBA history. This time, he surpasses Hall of Famer, Reggie Miller for the second-most career three-pointers ever made.


During his 18 year NBA career, Reggie Miller made 2,560 three-pointers in 1,389 regular season games. Curry passes Miller in the all-time scoring records early on in his 715th game against the Utah Jazz. In just his 12th year in the NBA, Curry now records 2,561 threes and counting. Holding first place is legendary shooter Ray Allen with 2,973 career threes, which is a little over 400 three-pointers more than Curry’s current record. With a cushion of half a thousand beyond the arc shots, Allen’s title as NBA’s all-time three-point shooter should remain safe during the 2021 season. However, at the pace of Curry’s rise to the all-time leaderboard, Curry will likely surpass Allen in the second half of the 2021-2022 season.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Master P and Baron Davis are in talks to buy shoe brand Reebok

 


The rapper Master P and former NBA All-Star Baron Davis have jointly entered into negotiations with parent company Adidas to acquire the once-mighty shoe brand Reebok, which is reportedly on sale for some $2.4billion.


Master P is the stage name of Percy Robert Miller, a 53-year-old rapper, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur whose net worth is said to be valued at $200million.


Davis, 41, is a retired former professional basketball player who played 15 seasons for various teams, including Charlotte, New Orleans, Golden State, the Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland, and New York.

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