ESPN’s Brian Windhorst just lately sat right down to report an episode Basketball-themed podcast The Hoop Collective, the place he spoke about Kawhi Leonard’s disposition in the direction of opposing NBA gamers, Kevin Durant particularly. Listen right here when you’ve a second.
If you recall, KD truly referred to Kawhi Leonard as a “system participant” after the current-Raptor gained the 2014 NBA Finals MVP award as a San Antonio Spur. The “system” pejorative refers to better-than-average gamers whose play is elevated by elite teaching and structural parts. I feel we will all say that KD was incorrect, or presumably talking out his feelings. Kawhi has confirmed to us all, that he can carry a franchise aside from the Pop-led San Antonio Spurs.
What Windhort infers within the above quote is that Kevin Durant’s criticism in 2014 nonetheless fuels Kawhi Leonard to today. And as we noticed on November 29th, Kawhi Leonard stepped his efficiency ranges up with Kevin Durant within the room. Although Kevin Durant hit a very insane shot to push that contest into additional time, it was Kawhi Leonard’s all-purpose efficiency that shone brightest, as the sport led to a 131-128 Raptors’ win on house soil. If it comes right down to it who you selecting from the line-up: KD or the Claw?
Soulja Boy has a couple of stable tracks that actually made a mark within the early 2000s. “Kiss Me Thru The Phone,” “Pretty Boy Swag,” and “Crank That,” has grown to be some traditional throwbacks courtesy Soulja, however does that imply he influenced the brand new wave hip-hop? Soulja appears to suppose so.
The 28-year-old (who lately launched his personal tech gadgets) caught up with Montreality and mentioned the brand new technology hip-hop and the way a lot he likes the upcoming acts who he says he influenced. “I really feel it in my coronary heart, man. It’s a phenomenal factor. Lot careers, quite a bit cash, quite a bit sisters, quite a bit followers, a lot new waves, new music, new vibes. That’s what it was all about,” he stated, explaining how he kicked down the doorways for others.
“Just to be the younger OG and folks coming to me and be like ‘Yo Soulja, man, you began this. You put us on, you probably did this’ it feels actual good. I am proud all people doin’ they factor as a result of I positively knew it was one thing actual. I like what the younger youngsters is doing, I like the brand new technology. Shit lit.”
Watch his full interview beneath the place he additionally talks about anime, love and romance and his deepest lyrics.
A collection nondescript social media posts on Tupac Shakur’s social media accounts led many to imagine a posthumous album was on its approach this afternoon (Saturday), however alas we obtained one thing very totally different. All the hoopla amounted to this: a Tupac merch drop impressed by his Greatest Hits album in 1998.
But per week in the past, Tupac followers have been alerted to a collaboration between his property and Marvel Studios, the product line incorporating imagery from each the Black Panther franchise and the rappers’ likeness. Fast ahead to this week, the 20th anniversary his Greatest Hits assortment, and now we have ourselves one more capsule assortment clothes impressed by the late rapper.
As you may see, Tupac’s property is promoting a bunch merchandise together with a vinyl re-issue the Greatest Hits album, graphic hoodies, T-shirts, baseball caps, and extra, all which could be bought at Tupac’s ficial on-line store.
If you have been anticipating one thing like a posthumous album, I remorse to tell you, that merely is not the case. But do not let that dampen your spirits. How’s about just a little “Thug Passion” to see you thru. Remember, that is equal elements Alize and Champagne. Drink Responsibly.
Kobe Bryant rose to his toes and clapped in celebratory trend as LeBron stepped to the free throw line with 12.9 seconds remaining, the sport within the bag. The Los Angeles Lakers, impressed by LeBron James’ triple-double (28-11-11) handed the Denver Nuggets their first loss the 2018-2019 season. Everyone on the roster, LeBron included, gave the impression to be “energized” by Kobe Bryant’s presence within the Staples Center, on an evening the place the group honored the all-time nice.
Nevertheless, LeBron stored his knickers untangled when he spoke Kobe Bryant’s presence after the sport. “I completely (observed him), course. You discover him sitting proper there on the baseline over there,” stated James. “(He’s one) the all-time Laker greats. What he is executed for this franchise in his 20-plus years that he was right here … it speaks wonders.”
Lance Stephenson was the participant LeBron credited with serving to him steer the group to victory. Stephenson got here f the bench within the 4th, burying back-to-back three-pointers throughout an invertible streak for the Lakers, which Lance scored eight his 12 factors on the night time. “I used to be actually impressed with Lance,” Bryant agreed.
The Lakers face the new-look San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night. Pop’s group sits at a modest 2-2, by no means indicative DeMar Derozan’s blazing begin.
Damian Lillard was a basketball player-inspired final night time towards the Orlando Magic. To their credit score, the Magic are taking part in nicely above their heads, as they routinely strike above their weight class. But final night, they could not cease the Damian Lillard onslaught, which accounted for a scoring binge historic proportions.
The Magic have been main by a cushty however not insurmountable 10-point cushion at halftime, proper earlier than Damian Lillard picked up the tempo. Lillard and his capturing hand remained scorching for 19 24 minutes within the 2nd half. Within these 19 minutes motion, Lillard put up 38, sure 38 factors! The ignored star completed the sport with 41 factors, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists, to rival Steph Curry unbelievable efficiency simply days in the past.
The typical demure Damian Lillard addressed his scoring spree after the sport. Apparently, a heckler was jawing him from behind the Orlando Magic all through the primary half, when Lillard was capturing bricks to begin. Normally, Lillard would ignore such commentary, however on this occasion, the heckler was so loud and obnoxious it wound up motivating him to do higher. Let that be a lesson to opposing followers.
Damian Lillard’s 38 factors at the moment are the franchise file for a 2nd half efficiency, over Trail Blazers’ greats comparable to Brandon Roy, Clyde Drexler, Rasheed Wallace, Kevin Duckworth, and LaMarcus Aldridge.
Well it finally looks like we’re close to hearing Lil Uzi Vert’s long awaited new album Eternal Atake. On Tuesday, the Philly rockstar shared the project’s tentative cover art on Instagram, which to most us isn’t much other than an outer-space design, but it turns out it’s much more than that. DJ Akademiks found out that the cover is inspired by the logo for “heavens gate,” a religious cult where 39 people committed suicide back in 1997.
According to the religious cult’s wiki page, “‘Heaven’s Gate’ was an American UFO religious millenarian cult based in San Diego, California, founded in 1974 and led by Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles. On March 26, 1997, police discovered the bodies 39 members the group, who had participated in a mass suicide in order to reach what they believed was an extraterrestrial spacecraft following Comet Hale–Bopp.” The artwork is pretty much the same for both, with the written passage at the bottom and intergalactic shot Earth & the stars, while a similar font & title acting like a cross word is displayed in the middle.
Why Uzi has the infatuation with the religious cult is completely unknown as we’re just solving this news today, but it’s pretty creepy to say the least. This comes just weeks after Uzi told fans at his concert they had “entered the rapture” and they were all going to hell with him, adding to his dark and sadistic mindset recently.
Check out the pro (below) courtesy DJ Akademiks and sound f in the comments.
After months teasers and grainy photos we finally have a clear look at A$AP Rocky’s sneaker collaboration with Under Armour. The lumbering shoe comes in two colorways, an all-black version and an other with a lacing cage painted colored white.
Several members the A$AP Mob have done their part in building up the launch, even Tyler the Creator remarked on how ugly they looked in an apparent marketing campaign that used reverse psychology. Tyler asked: “What shelter you find these at?” during the spat.
Both snapshots were uploaded by A$AP Rocky friend and musical cohort Chace Infinite, and they are certainly the best angles we’ve seen so far. As conclusive as it may see, we still lack textural evidence what the sole would look like. I gather that phase design is either being kept secret, or still in a stage development.
A$AP Lou my have been the first to covertly push the product last summer when he posted the plush tongue design and the phrase “DESIGNED BY YOURS TRULY IN ASSOCIATION WITH UNDER ARMOUR” as a caption. No word on when sneaker is set to drop. Stay tuned.
Is this something you would set foot in?
Kith has returned with new military-inspired clothing to spruce up any wardrobe. The collection is comprised 25 pieces in total, and features a noteworthy collaboration with Alpha Industries.
The colour-palette mostly includes earthy tones as a clear reference to its militaristic vibes, alongside standard camouflage prints. Columbus cargo pants contain rips and subtle attempts at repair, alongside some bold paint splatters. A Ginza button-up is remodelled in this collection, as well as some similar distressing applied to the Cargo Mercer III and Monroe Denim.
Alpha Industries lent a helping hand in this season’s outing by creating a more modern spin on their classic MA-1 jacket fashioned in two asymmetrical colourways emblazoned with “Fake Friends” branding. Kith also collaborates with Japanese label MAKAVELIC on a cross-body bag and backpack that adds a necessary dose accessories into the mix.
The collection will debut March 17th on the brand’s website, as well as their brick-and-mortar locations; prices will range from $50-$250 USD for the pieces on display.
Peep images from the lookbook below: