This past weekend celebrities, influencers and gaming enthusiast gathered for the invite-only #RISETOGETHER NBA LIVE 16 preview party at Terminal 23 in Midtown Manhattan.
NBA All-Star and NBA LIVE 16 cover athlete Russell Westbrook joined guests in testing out the game’s newest features, graphics and gameplay. Each guest was also given an opportunity to shoot hoops at the exclusive gym – which was transformed into a co-branded party space.
EA SPORTS developers were on hand to give guests tutorials of the game, including its new Pro-AM features. On Tuesday September 15th, the public will be able to access a complimentary demo of NBA LIVE 16’s new Pro-AM feature. The game officially releases on September 29th across multiple platforms. Event attendees sipped cocktails and enjoyed small bites while listening to the sounds of internationally known DJ, MICK and viewing a special performance by rap icon Jadakiss. Other celebrities in attendance included Jim Jones, Maino, LaLa Anthony, Treach, Chandler Parson, Naturel and Mr. Goldstein. Check out images from the event below and get more info at easports.com/nba-live the demo for NBA Live 16 is now available for play.
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LBJ Debuts some fire at the USA Basketball Mini-Camp
LeBron James is currently at USA Basketball mini-camp and he made his first appearance today at practice rocking a new pair of Lebron’s contrasted within the patriotic color theme. The shoes are decked out in red, white and blue with a signature snapping. The shoes are predominately featured in a white base with obsidian strapping with red throughout the shoe. The shoes are defintely fire and there is no word if these will hit shelves but we will keep you posted here. We will also keep you in tune with more breakout heat from the USA Basketball Men’s team. Check out more images of the Nike Lebron Soldier 9 “USA” PE below.
James Harden will not re-up with Nike
According to sources, Nike will not top the $200 million deal that Harden was offered from Adidas. TMZ reports that Nike was concerned with the prospect of giving that much money to one player, and what it would mean to other up-and-coming superstars looking to get a similar deal. ESPN’s sports business reporter Darren Rovell questions why Adidas would offer Harden such a large contract.
Harden has yet to officially sign his deal with Adidas, but the writing is on the wall–or Khloe Kardashian’s back. She was spotted sporting Adidas gear at Harden’s Drew League game this weekend. Over the past few weeks, the two have been involved in fervent relationship rumors.
Since it appears that Nike and Harden won’t be signing on the dotted lines, Harden’s deal with Adidas is likely all but sealed.