Clemson Throws Subtle Shade At Alabama With New Championship Rings

This year’s CFB National Championship game was a bit a shocker as the Clemson Tigers stunned the Alabama Crimson Tide 44-16 to capture their second title in three seasons. The win cemented Clemson’s place amongst the best teams in college football history. Throughout the year though, everyone in the media was claiming that the Crimson Tide were the surefire favorites to win it all. With all they’ve accomplished in the past, it only makes sense that people would feel as though they have the best chance to come away with a win.

In the end, though, the Tigers won and they finally received their championship rings. According to TMZ, sources close to the team say the ring was actually meant to throw shade at Alabama. On the side the ring, it is written “Best Ever” which is a shot at the fact that Alabama was being claimed champions before the season even ended. While this insult might be a stretch, the shots were thrown on a ring so there isn’t exactly a lot space to throw shade.

The ring, which is made by Jostens, features two CFB Championship trophies to signify their two wins in the big game. Inside the tiger paw, there are 14 stones to represent 14-straight Bowl game appearances, while the other 18 stones signify 18 ACC Championships.

In the video above, courtesy  TMZ, you can see the players flexing their rings for the first time.

What do you think the hardware?

Charles Oakley Believes Jeff Bezos Wants To Buy The New York Knicks

Former New York Knicks superstar Charles Oakley is not a big fan current Knicks owner James Dolan. Oakley isn’t exactly alone in that opinion. Knicks fans have been hating on Dolan for a while now, especially with the team’s horrid results out on the court. For example, the team is 15-62 this season and are headed for a last-place finish in the entire league. Obviously not a good result for a team with so much history.

Oakley shared his thoughts on ownership during the pilot episode The Ringer’s brand new show Tough Chef with Charles Oakley. The former player took a different approach to address Dolan. Instead calling him out, Oakley named a potential replacement when it comes to ownership. According to Oakley, one the most powerful businessmen in the world, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos could buy the team.

“I heard that. Jeff Bezos wants to buy the Knicks.  He still wants to do some real estate in New York so why not buy the Garden?” Oakley said.

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Jason Concepcion were visibly shocked by the suggestion, although they did admit that it would be an incredible story if it were to happen.

Clearly, Oakley and the Knicks fan base are fed up with Dolan and are looking for any glimmer hope. Although a Bezos run Knicks would be a sight to behold.

Do you think it could happen?

Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 Coming In Inverted Tiger Camo Colorway

While the Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 didn’t see all that much success, the Why Not Zer0.2 has been a much different story. Of course, this Jordan Brand series is part Russell Westbrook’s signature shoe library. Considering Westbrook has a very colorful personality, there’s no surprise that the look the Why Not Zer0.2 matches his essence. With different materials throughout and a silhouette that takes you all over the place, the Why Not Zer0.2 is one the most interesting signature shoes on the market. Thanks to its wild design, there have been a plethora interesting colorways to go with it.

One those colorways is releasing overseas this week and should be making its way to North America soon, according to Sneaker News. There is no name for this particular colorway, although as you can see from the images courtesy Atmos, there is an all-over tiger camo pattern. In fact, the colors come in green, yellow, and pink and are inverted on each shoe. For instance, the left shoe is dominant with yellow, while the right is dominated by pink. As for the rest the upper, it is mostly black with hints olive.

These are dropping on April 4th in Japan for $125 USD.

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Crimson Tint" On-Foot Photos

Jordan Brand’s 2019 is shaping up to be a year to remember thanks to a whole slew retro options, as well as some new colorways for already established Jordan silhouettes. One the latest colorways that will be coming out rather soon is the Air Jordan 1 “Crimson Tint.” There are already hundreds Air Jordan 1 colorways to choose from, but this latest model dares consumers to ask themselves “why not cop another one?”

As you can see from these beautiful on-foot pictures courtesy @hanzuying, these have the same color blocking as the “Royal,” “Shadow,” and “Bred” colorways, except the toe box, back heel, and Nike swoosh are replaced with a light pink tone. The overlays on this pair are dressed in a tumbled leather that adds some extra character to the overall look and aesthetic.

There are already plenty Air Jordan 1 colorways to choose from this year so if you’re not a fan these colors, you’ll probably get something you like quite soon. 

If you do want to cop these though, it appears as though they will be released on April 27th for the standard Air Jordan 1 price $160 USD. 

Fox’s "Gotham" 100th Episode Will Transition Into New "Batman" Series

After five seasons, FOX’s Batman prequel series Gotham is coming to a close, set to wind down on a poetic note: with a clean total one-hundred episodes. Fans can catch the two-part series finale on April 18 and April 25, and the network has made no secret what to expect. That is to say, he is the man, who uses the techniques a bat to navigate the streets Gotham, and clean them up accordingly.

Though the main series has largely followed detective Jim Gordon (played by Ben McKenzie) as he navigates the various rogues DC’s gallery, including Penguin, Riddler, Mad Hatter, and most recently Bane – who looks to be the focus the upcoming finale.

FOX has already begun stoking the Batman hype, taking to Instagram to provide a brief glimpse at actor David Mazouz in full bat-garb. Rest assured that Batman fans will not leave disappointed, especially given that it’s the superhero’s 80th anniversary this coming Sunday. Should you be intrigued in catching up, check out the ficial synopsis below, courtesy FOX:

“As Bane (guest star Shane West) enacts his final plan for Gotham’s destruction, Gordon rallies his former enemies to save the city. Meanwhile, Nyssa al Ghul (guest star Jaime Murray) kidnaps Barbara’s newborn daughter with ambitions to raise her as her own. Then, Bruce’s decision to leave Gotham points him to his destiny, while devastating Selina in the all-new “They Did What?” episode  Gotham airing April 18th.” 

Vice Media To Pay $1.87M Settlement In Gender Wage Gap Lawsuit: Report

Vice Media got here to an settlement to resolve the class-action lawsuit in opposition to them. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Vice agreed to pay a complete $1.875M to 675 ex-employees after they had been accused constantly paying girls far lower than males for doing the identical job. The settlement was filed to the Superior Court Of Los Angeles on March 25th.

Vice Media To Pay $1.87M Settlement In Gender Wage Gap Lawsuit: Report
Co-founder Vice Media, Shane Smith. (Michael Loccisano/Getty s)

A lawsuit was filed in Feb. 2018 on behalf former Vice mission supervisor, Elizabeth Rose, who alleged that the corporate was constantly paying girls lower than males, regardless of doing the identical job. The swimsuit alleged the media big violated not solely U.S. legal guidelines, but additionally state legal guidelines in New York and California. After she filed the swimsuit, a number of different girls got here ahead and backed-up Rose’s declare. 

Despite beforehand denying that there have been centralized practices utilizing prior wage historical past to find out pay fee, they nonetheless determined to pay out 675 former staffers. Vice earmarks $625Ok for legal professionals who represented the ladies in addition to $15Ok in service charges which leaves $1.075M for the feminine staff in NY and California. Ultimately, every girl will find yourself getting a $1,600 payout.

A spokesperson for Vice issued a press release on the settlement.

“Vice’s new administration staff is dedicated to sustaining a office the place all staff are compensated equitably. This is why we offered our staff with the outcomes the corporate’s pay fairness evaluation, and have additionally settled the Rose case whereby we resolve any claimed historic disparities. We are devoted to the equitable remedy all individuals and we stay up for the Court’s approval the settlement in order that we are able to proceed to satisfy this mission.”

Robert Griffin III Sued By Former Agent For More Than $650,000: Report

Baltimore Ravens backup QB Robert Griffin III has reportedly been sued by his former agent, Ben Dogra, who claims that RGIII has not paid his 15% share advertising and marketing and endorsement offers.

According to reports, Dogra is suing for greater than $650,000.

Per ESPN:

“According to court docket paperwork, Dogra says that he invoiced Griffin for practically $390,000 in 2014 however was paid virtually $13,000. Griffin was billed virtually $260,000 in 2015 however paid simply over $36,000. And in 2016, Dogra invoiced Griffin for nearly $59,000 however acquired no funds, in response to court docket paperwork.”

The lawsuit says that Griffin, who just lately reached a two-year contract with the Ravens, fired Dogra in 2018 with out paying what he owed. Dogra’s lawsuit seeks compensation the debt, plus curiosity and damages.

RGIII spent the 2018 season with the Baltimore Ravens following a yr away from soccer. The 29-year outdated former #2 general choose will return to Baltimore for the 2019 marketing campaign as a backup behind fellow Heisman trophy winner, Lamar Jackson.

PUMA Reveals Exclusive PEs For DeMarcus Cousins, Marvin Bagley & Others

PUMA has at present revealed an array  unique PUMA Clyde Court participant exclusives for some the model’s largest stars together with Golden State Warriors large man DeMarcus Cousins and Toronto Raptors taking pictures guard Danny Green, in addition to rookies DeAndre Ayton the Phoenix Suns and Marvin Bagley III the Sacramento Kings.

Each these gamers will likely be taking the courtroom of their Puma Clyde Court PEs all through the week, however we have now an early have a look at what’s in retailer.

Check out every the PEs under.

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Lauryn Hill Settles Family Home Foreclosure Over $1M Tax Debt: Report

Lauryn Hill‘s monetary troubles had been placed on show final 12 months however it seems as if she’s settling her money owed one after the other. Last 12 months, it was revealed that her residence was on the verge foreclosures after she hadn’t paid $1M in back-taxes. However, it appears like she saved her residence as she’s reportedly settled up the six-figure tax debt.

Lauryn Hill Settles Family Home Foreclosure Over $1M Tax Debt: Report
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According to Bossip, Lauryn Hill quietly labored out a cope with the realty firm that accused her  owing practically $1M in taxes. Rothman Realty requested that the decide dismiss their case towards Lauryn Hill after revealing they had been in a position to work out a cope with the singer outdoors court docket. Lawyers for Rothman Realty did not reveal the small print or phrases the settlement however they did say issues had been “amicably adjusted.”

Rothman claimed that they purchased the tax lien for the home and commenced to pay the tax payments that amounted to $993,901. They filed a foreclosures go well with however Hill allegedly by no means responded. The realty firm acquired the decide’s permission to place Hill on default and put her residence in foreclosures. They wished Hill to maneuver out the house and to acquire 100% the possession the home. The residence was set to be auctioned f at a  Sheriff’s public sale with the cash made to pay again the realty firm.

Russell Westbrook Threatens Heckler In Utah: "I am going to F*ck You Up"

Oklahoma City Thunder All Star level guard Russell Westbrook defined to reporters after Monday night time’s win in Utah Jazz fan advised him to “Get down in your knees such as you’re used to,” which led to a verbal altercation close to the Thunder bench.

Westbrook might be seen telling the fan, “I am going to fuck you up. You and your spouse. I am going to fuck you up.”

Following the Thunder’s 98-89 victory, Westbrook defined what occurred, per Andy Larsen  the Salt Lake Tribune:

“The realization it’s, the way it began was, a younger man and his spouse within the stands advised me ‘to get down on my knees such as you used to.’ To me, that is simply utterly disrespectful, to me, I believe it is racial, and I believe it is inappropriate.”

Westbrook’s teammate Patrick Patterson added:

“Fans can say shit a couple of mans household, spouse, & youngsters.. Tell a participant “Get down in your knees like your use to.” As males, what do you anticipate us to do? Shut up & dribble? No one is held accountable for his or her actions apart from us. Fans are protected in each manner doable however not us.”

The fan was later recognized as 45-year-old Shane Keisel. He advised ESPN that he “didn’t cuss” at Westbrook or say something inappropriate.

Per ESPN:

Keisel claimed that the change “began f as enjoyable” with him yelling at Westbrook to “Ice these knees up!” According to Keisel, after Westbrook replied that it was warmth on his knees, Keisel hollered, “You’re going to wish it.”

Serge Ibaka And Marquese Chriss Ejected After Fist Fight

It was a tough night time for the Toronto Raptors as they misplaced to the bottom-dwelling Cleveland Cavaliers 126-101 on Monday night time. It was a reasonably uneventful recreation aside from the truth that Raptors participant Serge Ibaka completely manhandled Marquese Chriss the Cavs. Both gamers had been battling all night time lengthy and tempers lastly boiled over after each gamers went for the ball within the third quarter. Ibaka ended up falling backward after being guarded by Chriss. The Cavs participant than regarded down at Ibaka and despatched some phrases his manner. That’s when Ibaka rushed up and started to choke Chriss, which then led to punches thrown by each gamers.

Both Ibaka and Chriss have been promptly ejected from the sport. Neither participant commented on the state of affairs after the match however in response to ESPN, a spokesperson for the Raptors defined that Ibaka was upset at what Chriss stated whereas he was laying on the courtroom.

Ibaka has been suspended prior to now which implies he may very well be dealing with a Three-5 recreation suspension. The Raptors veteran would lose $149,000 per recreation if he have been to be miss any matches.

With the loss, the Raptors now sit at a report 48-20 and are nonetheless ranked second within the Eastern Conference.

Steve Kerr Calls Andrew Bogut An "Insurance Policy" For The Warriors

With the playfs on the horizon, the Golden State Warriors wish to beef up the squad with a purpose to make one other straightforward run to the NBA Finals. Just yesterday, the group introduced that they signed Andrew Bogut to a brief time period contract that may final till the top the season. Bogut has been taking part in in Australia for the Sydney Kings and shall be going again there as quickly as his contract ends. For Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, signing Bogut was a should as they felt he was one one of the best gamers on the free agent market.

“We checked out this as an insurance coverage coverage within the front-court,” Kerr instructed The Athletic. “A man who clearly is aware of our system, is aware of our gamers. He’s nice for our fense – his dribble hand-fs, passing means, lob menace – and defensively he is been one one of the best within the recreation for a very long time.”

The Warriors have struggled defensively as late so Kerr is hoping Bogut can come into the lineup and supply the group with a bit a spark.

“He’s wholesome, he is recent,” Kerr stated. “We need to stay up for the playfs for various matchups, and we felt susceptible notably in case harm and in opposition to sure matchups.”

As proper now, the Warriors are first within the Western Conference with a report 44-20.

Rajon Rondo Doesn’t See "Big Deal" With Taking Courtside Seat

It’s been a tough season for the Los Angeles Lakers, to say the least. The workforce has struggled down the stretch, regardless of beginning the season f sturdy and even shifting as much as so far as the fourth place within the Western Conference by Christmas. Now the workforce is almost certainly going to overlook the playfs and so they proceed to lose video games. Last evening, the Lakers suffered one other massive loss, this time by the hands the Denver Nuggets by a rating 115-99. The greatest story from the sport was LeBron James surpassing Michael Jordan in factors, whereas the second greatest story was Rajon Rondo’s seating decisions. Near the top the sport, he may very well be seen sitting in a vacant courtside seat amongst the followers, leaving his teammates behind.

After the sport, Rondo was requested about why he was sitting there which garnered a dismissive response.

“I’ve accomplished it like perhaps eight, 10 instances this yr,” Rondo mentioned in line with ESPN. “I do not know why it is a massive deal now.”

He defined that often, the seats on the Staples Center are at all times full however as a result of the rating, many followers acquired up and left which allowed him to take his spot.

The Lakers have greater issues on their palms proper now as they sit at a report 30-35 and are 6.5 video games again a playf spot.

Turkish Soccer Player Accused Of Cutting Opponents With Razor During Game

Mansur Calar, a midfielder for Turkish soccer membership Amed SK, is below investigation after a number of members  Sakaryaspor accused him slashing them with a hidden razor blade throughout a current match.

Calar, 33, allegedly lower Sakaryaspor gamers Ferhat Yazgan and Haci Dogru throughout Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Diyarbakir Stadium. He is reportedly below court docket order to not go away the nation.

Check out some the footage, in addition to the aftermath, within the tweets embedded under.

“After the match, our gamers have been taken to hospital, and it was proved that these cuts have been brought about in consequence an assault with a pointy object,” the staff mentioned in a statement. “The situation is totally within the fingers the justice system.”

According to the Washington Post, Amed SK has accused the media a “smear marketing campaign,” saying the allegations towards Calar “doesn’t mirror the truth. It goals to focus on our membership.”

Kyrie Irving Says "Long Plane Ride" Helped Propel Celtics To Win Over Warriors

Going into final evening’s recreation towards the Golden State Warriors, the Boston Celtics have been having hassle with their staff chemistry. It appeared as if Kyrie Irving was disengaged with the staff and that the playfs have been going to be a tough go. That all modified although because the staff got here collectively and blew out the Warriors by 33 factors on their house court docket. The rating was 128-95 and the Celtics seemed like a staff that might do some severe injury within the playfs.

After the sport, Irving defined that the large win is essentially due partly to some staff bonding that occurred on the best way to the sport.

“That lengthy airplane journey helped us out,” Irving mentioned based on ESPN. “I am going to simply say that. That lengthy airplane journey helped us out. We wanted it. It was simply we have been going to get to a degree the place we have been simply going to get drained combating one another, combating the surface world. And it does not even actually matter. So, we simply needed to return out right here and simply play basketball. This is our sanctuary. And now we have to do the whole lot to guard it. We cannot let anyone infiltrate it.”

With the win, the Celtics improved to 39-26 on the season and sit in fifth place within the Eastern Conference.