LeBron James’ Nike LeBron 17 Unveiled In "James Gang" Colorway

Every night that LeBron James takes the court, whether it’s at Staples Center or on the road, the names his wife and kids aka the ‘James Gang’ can be found on the midsole his Nike LeBron 17s. As a further nod to LeBron’s inner circle, Nike has plans to release a colorful “James Gang” version the Nike LeBron 17.

What’s more, the kicks also serve as a nod to one LeBron’s favorite horror flicks, Friday The 13th.

Leaked images  the “James Gang” LeBron 17 reveal a black knit upper equipped with multi-color detailing akin to the popular “Fruity Pebbles” colorways. Additional details include a speckled midsole, “James Gang” on the tongue, a bloody Nike swoosh on the inside the tongue, and Friday the 13th inspired insoles.

Nike has not yet announced any release details but March 13th does fall on a Friday and that would be a perfect time to drop this tribute sneaker. Stay tuned for updates and ficial images.

Atlanta Falcons Announce New Uniforms For 2020 Season

The Atlanta Falcons are kicking f the 2020s with some brand new uniforms, marking the team’s first full-scale change in 17 years. The team announced on Tuesday that the new Nike jerseys, which have been in the works for years now, will ficially be unveiled in April.

“Time and again, we’ve heard you ask for new uniforms over the years,” Falcons owner and CEO Arthur Blank wrote in a letter sent to season ticket holders. “We’ve listened to your feedback and worked closely with Nike and the NFL over the past two years to create a look that represents you and reflects Atlanta’s culture, pride and unity.”

The Falcons struggled through the first three quarters  the 2019 season but finished strong, winning their last four games, en route to a 7-9 record. As a result, Atlanta holds the 16th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

At this point, it’s anybody’s guess what the new uniforms will look like. Adding a new color to the familiar red and black? Tweaking the logo? Bringing back the silver pants? 

Scroll through the tweets embedded below to see what some fans are hoping for.

Young Venus & Serena Williams Cast In Will Smith-Led Biopic

The Warner Bro. biopic King Richard, starring Will Smith, is inching closer toward development as the film’s young Venus and Serena Williams have been cast. According to Deadline, Saniyya Sidney (FencesHidden Figures) and Demi Singleton (Godfather Harlem) will be appearing onscreen along Smith and Aunjanue Ellis When They See Us who is poised to take on the role mother Brandi Williams.

Director Reinaldo Marcus Green adapts the screenplay written by Zach Baylin in which the focus the film is placed on patriarch Richard Williams. “It’s a true story the hardscrabble but iron-willed father Venus and Serena Williams who had a plan to make his daughters the greatest tennis players in the world,” reads the publication. “This is how he pulled it f.”

Under the guidance Williams, the two sisters have gone to become the world’s biggest tennis stars and mainstays in global sports overall. Between the two them, the Williams sisters share 30 Grand Slam singles titles and four Olympic gold medals. 

Behind the scenes, other names attached to the project include executive producers Jada Pinkett-Smth and her brother Caleeb Pinkett who also flexed his production muscle in Will Smith’s After Earth vehicle and as a creative executive on Men In Black 3.

Pharmacy Robber Gave Clerk Note That Read, "I’m Sorry, I Have A Sick Child"

On January 3rd, a Rite Aid pharmacy in Philadelphia was robbed by a man who was supposedly seeking money for his sick child. 

According to a report from CNN, the robbery unfolded as follows. A man approached the register, wearing a grey hoodie and dark gloves. He gives the cashier an item, which she scanned and placed in a plastic bag. Once that was done, the man handed her a small piece paper, which partially reads, “Give me all the money. I’m sorry, I have a sick child. You have 15 seconds.” The robber then reaches into his pocket and leans over the counter as he watches the cashier place money from the till into the plastic bag. 

Security cameras captured the full robbery. It ended with the suspect putting the bag in his pocket and walking away on foot. The man didn’t brandish a weapon during the robbery, Philadelphia police ficer Tanya Little told CNN.

Despite the security camera footage, police have not yet been able to identify the suspect. The PPD Northwest Detective Division is seeking assistance in finding the man responsible. He’s described as a black man between 30 and 40 years old, under 6 feet tall, with facial hair.

Robert Downey Jr. On Returning To MCU: "Yeah, Anything Could Happen"

Robert Downey Jr. isn’t ruling out the possibility that fans may see the 54-year-old actor suit up as Iron Man once again.

“Yeah, anything could happen,” Downey told Extra, as noticed by GamesRadar, when asked about returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in the future.

Downey also added, “As far as I’m concerned I’ve hung up my guns and I’m good to let it go. I also think that Marvel is on this journey now where they’re trying a bunch other stuff. I’m excited for them to see how all that goes. It’s hard to project, but we got a lot other stuff we want to do.”

Downey began working with Marvel in 2008, taking on the titular role in Iron Man. In total, he has appeared in ten films within the MCU, with his last expected to be an appearance in 2020’s Black Widow.

Downey’s newest film, Dolittle, is scheduled to release for January 17, 2020. He will star as Doctor Dolittle, who has the ability to speak to animals, as he sets sail on an epic adventure. Downey is also expected to star in a third film in the Sherlock Holmes series, which began in 2009.

Black Widow is set to release on May 1, 2020.

Harley Quinn Shines In Colorful New "Birds Of Prey" Trailer

Speaking frankly, David Ayer’s Suicide Squad was hardly considered to be the shining point in the DC cinematic canon. And while many did appreciate Margot Robbie’s commitment to the zany and unstable antihero, the film itself was seen as somewhat a mess. Despite seemingly washing their hands the original Suicide Squad, all was not lost. The powers that be looked to course correct with Birds Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation One Harley Quinn), which finds Robbie reprising her role in a starring capacity.

Today marks the arrival the film’s latest trailer, which provides a closer look at some the action setpieces and dynamics at play. Boasting a stacked cast characters, including Huntress, Black Canary, Renee Montoya, Black Mask, and Victor Zsasz, the Cathy Yan helmed film appears to be a lively, rambunctious, and all-around fun affair. Case in point, there’s a hyena.

Provided the film can maintain the trailer’s confident tone, perhaps Birds Of Prey will be a home run after all. Check out the action-packed trailer below and sound f – are you interested in seeing this one? If so, look for it to hit theaters on February 7th.

Air Jordan 11 "Blackout" Sample Resurfaces With Absurd Asking Price

The highly coveted “Blackout” Air Jordan 11 sample has resurfaced at Flight Club, nearly a decade after the kicks were first revealed. The asking price for this murdered out Air Jordan 11? A cool $15,000.

Though the Air Jordan 11 “Blackout” never received a retail release, Jordan Brand did drop a similarly styled “Cap & Gown” colorway in 2018. However, that version featured suede detailing, as opposed to the leather and ballistic mesh construction the Blackout sample. Not to mention, the “Cap & Gown” iteration also featured an icy blue outsole rather than the smoky, dark grey detailing utilized on the pair currently available for $15K.

Check out some additional images the elusive samples below, courtesy Flight Club.

Air Jordan 11 "Blackout" Sample Resurfaces With Absurd Asking Price

Air Jordan 11 “Blackout”/Flight Club

Air Jordan 11 "Blackout" Sample Resurfaces With Absurd Asking Price

Air Jordan 11 “Blackout”/Flight Club

Air Jordan 11 "Blackout" Sample Resurfaces With Absurd Asking Price

Air Jordan 11 “Blackout”/Flight Club

Air Jordan 11 "Blackout" Sample Resurfaces With Absurd Asking Price

Air Jordan 11 “Blackout”/Flight Club

Will Barton Recalls How Kobe Bryant Rattled Him During His Rookie Season

During Will Barton’s rookie season in 2012-13, he had the opportunity to go up against the man he considers to be the greatest player all time – Kobe Bryant. And it wasn’t long before Kobe had Barton completely shook.

The Nuggets’ swingman recently joined the Posted Up podcast with Chris Haynes, where he revealed exactly how the Black Mamba rattled him simply by refusing to guard him at the three-point line. Says Barton, “I got that ball at the three-point line, and he’s all the way at the free throw line. And I’ve been good my whole life, I’ve never had nobody guard me like that, so it messed me up psychologically.” 

Barton admitted that Bryant’s tactics got into his head and made him nervous about shooting the ball, but some words encouragement from Kobe after the game motivated him to improve his shot.

“I talked to him after the game. I was coming out the locker room, about to go into the garage to the cars and Kobe right there, and he called me over. He was just talking to me, and that’s the only time I’ve ever been star struck in my life. And I remember he told me, ‘young fella, you gonna be good but you gotta work on your jumper. Lock yourself in that gym and get your jumper straight.’ When he told me that, I just ran with it.”

Barton, who averaged just four points during his rookie campaign with the Blazers, is currently averaging 14.6 points, 7 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 33 minutes per game.

Will Barton Recalls How Kobe Bryant Rattled Him During His Rookie Season

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Off-White x Air Jordan 5 Rumored To Drop In Second Colorway

Virgil Abloh reportedly has not one, but two different Off-White x Air Jordan 5 collabs set to release later this year. In addition to the black colorway that has been making the rounds on social media, rumors suggest that a cream iteration will also be hitting retailers.

Abloh nor Jordan Brand have yet to confirm the release, and images the second colorway have not yet been revealed, but they are expected to resemble the mockup shown below.

Just like the black Off-White x Air Jordan 5, the collaborative cream colorway will reportedly feature a textile mesh upper with several circular designs throughout the silhouette, including a punch out on the tongue. Additionally, the traditionally puffy Air Jordan 5 tongue has been stripped down to a much thinner version itself. “Nike Air” branding on the heel and a vintage yellow outsole rounds out the look.

Although release details have not yet been confirmed, it is believed that the Off-White 5s will be releasing sometime in April. Stay tuned for a first look.

Orlando Jones Blasts "American Gods" Co-Star For "Acting Black"

Orlando Jones was fired from his role on Starz’ American Gods and he’s already making moves to sue since he believes he was dropped since the show didn’t like the message his character Mr. Nancy was sending to Black America. “That’s exactly right. That’s the only place to go,” he told Deadline. Orlando recently paid a visit to SiriusXM’s The Clay Cane Show and expressed more issues he had with the show and it’s surrounded on showrunner Charles Eglee who he calls a “culture vulture white guy.”

Orlando Jones Blasts "American Gods" Co-Star For "Acting Black"
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“Charles] is running around with a Black Panther t-shirt on talking like you black, acting like you black, thinking you blacker than black people,” he explained. “You’re playing that whole game, which is the only reason you would run your ass around and say something is crazy as Mr. Nancy’s bad for black America and clearly there’s nobody around to correct you.” 

Orlando is adamant that Charles thinks he’s black, even going as far as to call him a “wigga.” 

“He wears Stay Woke hats and Black Panther t-shirts and sunglasses. Dresses like old school Run DMC type deal. Look at the pictures. He’s white, but it’s one those white guys who talks like a black guy,” he added. “I don’t have any problems with somebody who’s a fan the culture, but that doesn’t make you black.”

Orlando Jones Blasts "American Gods" Co-Star For "Acting Black"
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Saints Players Go Crazy For Michael Thomas’ Air Jordan Gifts

Receiving is what New Orleans Saints’ star Michael Thomas does best, but he played the role an All-Pro caliber giver this week as he blessed all his teammates with pairs the “Bred” Air Jordan 11. Thomas had the iconic kicks waiting in the locker room for his teammates on Wednesday and by the looks the reactions posted on social media, it looks like he picked the perfect sneaker.

The beloved black and red 11s, which originally debuted in 1995, made their return to retailers last weekend for the first time since they were retro’d in 2012. Similar to the OG release, the Bred 11s come equipped with a higher-cut patent leather, just like some recent Air Jordan 11 Holiday releases like the “Space Jam” and “Concord” colorways. Thomas is a Jordan Brand athlete so he’s certainly used to receiving all the latest releases and exclusive PEs but there’s no doubt all his teammates were thrilled to own one the all-time classic Js. 

The Saints (11-3) are currently sitting in the No. 3 seed in the NFC as they prepare for a road game against the Tennessee Titans in Week 16 and a trip to Carolina in Week 17. New Orleans has already clinched the NFC South divisional crown, but they are in position for a first round bye or even home field advantage throughout the playfs if any the other 11-3 NFC teams (Seahawks, Packers, 49ers) stumble down the stretch.

Burning Man Sues Government After They Charge $18 Million for Permits

The organizer of the Burning Man festival is the U.S. Department of the Interior because of $18 million in permit costs levied against the festival since 2015.

Black Rock City filed the lawsuit in a Washington, DC U.S. District Court. It claims that the department’s Interior Board of Land Appeals has failed to resolve the appeals that it filed in response to the permit costs. These permits are necessary because the annual festival takes place on federal land in Nevada.

The festival organizer is further claiming that the department’s  Bureau of Land Management is not providing it a “reasoned, written explanation” for the costs, which the department calls “recovery charges.”

These charges, according to Black Rock City, have skyrocketed in the last decade. From 2011 to 2012, they increased by 60% to more than $1.3 million. Then, the following year, they more than doubled to $2.93 million. After increasing another $700,000 in 2014, which represented a nearly 300% increase in these charges over a three-year period, the charges have since stabilized. In 2019, they were a little less than $3 million.

Black Rock City believes that the bureau is violating federal regulations that require it to prove in writing that the charges are proper and not arbitrarily issued.

It also accuses the department of providing cost estimates too close to the festival date, which it says does not give it enough time to review and negotiate the charges.

The suit says that “this abusive pattern and practice results in an administrative ‘Hobson’s choice’ for BRC to either accept charges and conditions, however unreasonable, or cancel the already-scheduled Burning Man Event.”

Black Rock City is asking the court to issue an injunction that would compel the department to address its appeals. It also wants the court to award it various costs as well as attorney fees.

Burning Man has taken place every year since 1990. 78,850 people attended last year’s event.

Allen Iverson’s Reebok Question Unveiled In New “Heart Over Hype” Colorway

Allen Iverson’s Reebok Question Mid is returning to detailers this Holiday season in an all-new “Heart Over Hype” colorway, celebrating those who follow A.I’s footsteps by prioritizing energy, passion and determination over flash.

The special edition kicks were first introduced today in a film starring Sixers’ shooting guard Josh Richardson, as he learns about the culture his new team’s city; one that reflects those same values grit and hard work embodied by Iverson.

The “Heart Over Hype” Questions feature bold red and black colors that are meant to signify Iverson’s mentality. According to Reebok, this release is the first silhouette within the brand’s “Heart Hustle” series that will highlight specific aspects The Answer’s personal life.

Priced at $150, you can cop the Reebok Question Mid “Heart Over Hype” starting next Monday, December 23 Reebok.com, as well as the Foot Locker family brands such as Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Footaction, Champs Sports and Eastbay.com. Continue scrolling for a closer look at the upcoming release.

Allen Iverson’s Reebok Question Unveiled In New “Heart Over Hype” Colorway

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Allen Iverson’s Reebok Question Unveiled In New “Heart Over Hype” Colorway

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Allen Iverson’s Reebok Question Unveiled In New “Heart Over Hype” Colorway

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Allen Iverson’s Reebok Question Unveiled In New “Heart Over Hype” Colorway

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Allen Iverson’s Reebok Question Unveiled In New “Heart Over Hype” Colorway

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"Shazam! 2" Gets A 2022 Release Date

Although Shazam! Didn’t stun box fices earlier this year when it was released, it did garner rave reviews from moviegoers and critics alike. So it is no surprise the DC Comics and Warner Bros. have decided to greenlight a sequelShazam! 2 is slated for an April 1, 2022 release, giving the talented actors in the film just enough time to grow, but not too much.  Zachary Levi hinted that Shazam! 2 may get a sequel sooner than later, due to the age the actors in the film. “If we don’t shoot another movie real quick, then they’re just gonna be men,” Levi said his co-stars Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer. “There’s no point in saying ‘Shazam’ to transform, they’re already transformed! So that’s all I can tell you about the sequel, but I’m very excited to get into it, making it, and I hope you all enjoy it when we do.”

Shazam! 2 drops three months after Black Adam, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the titular antihero. Black Adam and Shazam are enemies, so expect those two films to tie into each other, leading to some type showdown between Levi and Johnson. Black Adam hits theaters on December 22, 2021.

Nike LeBron 17 Receives Classic "Infrared" Colorway: First Look

LeBron James is in year 17 which means he is on his 17th signature sneaker with Nike. The Nike LeBron 17 has been a huge hit with hoopers so far this season and new colorways continue to make their way to the market. We’ve received some pretty great iterations so far and fans are looking forward to seeing more from the swoosh brand. Thanks to the Instagram account @retro_boomin_6, we now have a look at a brand new colorway that pays homage to one the most iconic Air Jordans all-time.

The Nike LeBron 17 “Infrared” is a direct continuation the aesthetic brought forth by the Air Jordan 6 “Infrared” which is the first shoe Michael Jordan won a championship in. As you can see from the images below, the knitposite upper is mostly comprised black material but as you go towards the back, there are some red details. These details make their way onto the Air midsole, as well as the knitposite on the back heel and sides.

For now, it seems like these are dropping on January 1st although we’ll be sure to give you the ficial release information as soon as we know more. How do you feel about this latest colorway?