NBA Unveils Their 3rd Installment Of “This Is Why We Play” Campaign

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Source Sports Exclusive: Sacramento Kings Caron Butler Sits Down To Talk About New Autobioagrphy “Tuff Juice”, Season Expectations And Improving The African American Community

The NBA vet sits down for good conversation with The Source during his preseason run Continue reading Source Sports Exclusive: Sacramento Kings Caron Butler Sits Down To Talk About New Autobioagrphy “Tuff Juice”, Season Expectations And Improving The African American Community

Minnesota Timberwolves buy out No. 1 Pick Anthony Bennett Contract

Former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett is officially unemployed.

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Bennett have agreed to a buyout that will make him a free agent.

The former UNLV standout was the first player selected in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. After continuous lackluster play, Bennett was traded to the Timberwolves along with the following year’s No.1 pick and eventual NBA Rookie of the Year, Andrew Wiggins.

Once the buyout is finalized, the Wolves will place Bennett on waivers, and should he clear, Minnesota will be on the hook for whatever guaranteed amount both sides agree to, which will almost surely reduce the Wolves obligation from the $5.8 million he’s owed for 2015-16.

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Shaquille O’Neal Turned Down Starbucks Investment Because, “Black People Don’t Drink Coffee”

NBA legend Shaquille O’ Neal is probably kicking himself for a statement he made that cost him millions. While doing an interview with sports reporter, Graham Bensinger O’Neal says Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz contacted the basketball player in wanting to do business in opening the coffee franchise in predominately Black neighborhoods.

When Shaq got the call from his agent about the idea, the ballplayer quickly turned down the idea saying, “Black people don’t drink coffee.” Having grown up on sweet tea and hot chocolate, O’Neal says that he never seen anyone in his household drink coffee. O’Neal says that he is the type of guy who believes that if he doesn’t agree to the idea 100 percent, he will not do it. So he spoke to Schultz and declined the offer.

Now O’Neal says that turning down the offer was the, “one of the worst business decisions.” During the interview, O’Neal laughed at what he does when he sees a Starbucks,

“Now, every time, on every corner in every city, every country you see a Starbucks, I’m like, ‘Awww.'”

#RiseTogether NBA Live ’16 Preview Party Recap at Terminal 23

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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Mache Custom Russell Westbrook- Inspired Air Jordan 29s on display at NBA Live 16 Launch Party

Over the weekend EA Sports had a NBA Launch Party for #NBALive16

 

EA sports had an amazing event over the weekend to celebrate the launch of NBA Live 16 which features NBA All-Star Russell Westbrook on the cover. Mache Customs had a pair of Air Jordan 29s on display at the Jordan Brand Terminal 23 at the exclusive EA Sports event.

The Air Jordan 29s are a 1-of-1 pair and were inspired by Russell Westbrook being featured in all-white with hand drawn images of Russell in which the same image appears on the cover of NBA Live 16 and the EA sports logo. Dope right? Check out images of the Air Jordan 29s below.

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Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Moses Malone Dies at 60

“Moses holds a special place in our hearts and will forever be remembered as a genuine icon and pillar of the most storied era in the history of Philadelphia 76ers basketball” – 76ers.

After failing to report to a celebrity golf tournament, Moses Malone was found dead in his hotel room with no sign of foul play.

Malone went pro straight out of high school and was named one of NBA’s 50 greatest players. He led the 76ers to the finals in 1983 and got the MVP title. The 12-time All-Star also holds NBA records for offensive rebounds in a career (6,731), season (587) and game (21).

Moses Malone Jr. told FOX 26 Houston that his father was his “best friend”.

He taught us so much about life. He came from nothing. He taught us how to work hard and respect people, love your family and always do the right thing. He’s a good person. He was always there to help people. He cared about people who had less than him.

Some of Moses’ colleagues expressed their grievances via Twitter. Check it out:

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Please join us and attend the Second Annual SOURCE360 Festival & Experience in Brooklyn, September17-20th. SOURCE360 celebrates the innovation and creativity inspired by the positive use of Hip-Hop and represents NYC’s and Brooklyn’s diverse cultural tapestry! Last year’s SOURCE360 featured over twenty events and took place over a four-day period. It was a big success for the borough and attracted over 30,000 attendees. We hope to make this year’s event even better! For more information, be sure to check out our official press release and details here.

The NBA Has Officially Fined Phoenix Suns Markieff Morris For Publically Demanding A Trade

It was just a matter of time till the NBA caught wind of it Continue reading The NBA Has Officially Fined Phoenix Suns Markieff Morris For Publically Demanding A Trade