LeBron James & Others Launch Protein & Energy Powder Brand “Ladder”

LeBron James, Lindsey Vonn, Cindy Crawford and Arnold Schwarzenegger have joined forces to start out a well being and wellness firm referred to as Ladder.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Ladder will initially fer 4 core merchandise, together with two protein powders, a greens powder and an power powder. Ladder’s merchandise, which could quickly embody snack meals, shall be bought on to customers as subscriptions on weareladder.com.

While Ladder has solely simply launched, the corporate’s origins reportedly date again to LeBron’s notorious cramping incident through the 2014 NBA Finals when he was nonetheless a member the Miami Heat. His coach then created a bespoke complement for athletes that not solely helps the four-time MVP to be stronger and more healthy through the fseason, however can be protected and efficient.

Arnold Schwarzenegger tells Men’s Health:

Men’s Health stories that Ladder’s customers will first go to the corporate web site and fill out a questionnaire. Afterward, the corporate will ship packages  their merchandise tuned to your particular wants and physique kind. 

Lindsey Vonn, P.K. Subban In No Rush To Marry: "Not A Bieber Situation"

Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn and Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban recently confirmed dating rumors, but they are in no rush to get engaged anytime soon. In regards to their relationship Vonn recently told US Weekly “this is not a Bieber situation,” referencing the newly engaged Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin.

Vonn and Subban had been rumored to be dating for months, as she was spotted in the crowd watching one Subban’s games in April and in May they both posted photos from Fenway Park on Instagram. The two showed up the CMT Awards together last month and have been public about their relationship ever since.

Vonn, 33, was married to Thomas Vonn from 2007 to 2013, and tells US Weekly she and Subban are taking their time with everything. “We love each other very much, but there’s no reason to jump ahead and get ahead yourself,” Vonn said. “We have plenty time to figure everything out, so we’re just enjoying it.”

“He always just uplifts me, he’s always so positive,” Vonn continued, speaking  Subban. “Even though you love people, sometimes they don’t always make you better. And he makes me better.”

Sports Illustrated Reveals "Fashionable 50" List Of Most Stylish Athletes

Sports Illustrated today revealed their third annual “Fashionable 50” issue, showcasing the most styling figures selected by a panel stylists, fashion editors and executives and other influencers in the industry. Among the athletes featured in SI’s “Fashionable 50” are Nashville Predators defenseman, PK Subban, and Lindsey Vonn, whom appear on the cover as a couple.

Other athletes featured in the “Fashionable 50” are New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, MMA champion Conor McGregor, and NBA All-Stars Russell Westbrook, LeBron James and Jimmy Butler.

In listing his favorite designers, Butler mentions, “Stella McCartney, Alexander Wang, Daniel Patrick, Phillip Lim and Calvin Klein. I just love what they do and I gravitate toward their aesthetic.”

McGregor’s list favorites includes several high end designers, naturally, and he revealed there’s a collection with David August in the works. “I admire several designers, particularly Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Louis Vuitton. I really admire my friend Donatella Versace. I think it is truly astounding what that woman has done for the prestigious Versace name and for her family’s legacy. Her and the entire Versace team keep getting stronger each launch. It is great to see. Another one my favorite designers is my personal tailor and now business partner, David August. David and I have been working together for a long time and we look forward to launching our August McGregor brand later this year, so that my fans and the fashion world can share in my style and look good themselves.”

Check out the full list athletes feature in SI’s “Fashionable 50” here.

Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze In Final Olympic Downhill Competition

Lindsey Vonn took home the bronze medal in last night’s Olympic downhill competition, which has been the signature event her illustrious Olympic career. 

Shortly after her final run Vonn took to twitter and said that her bronze model “felt like gold,” while also acknowledging her achievement medaling at age 33, making her the oldest female alpine Olympic medalist.

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Sia Goggia Italy took home the gold medal, finishing the race in 1 minute, 39.22 seconds, just 0.09 seconds ahead  Ragnhild Mowinckel Norway. Vonn was .47 seconds slower than Goggia, who told reporters, “I came here … with one goal: to beat Lindsey.”

Vonn has endured a slue injuries over her career, including two operations to repair torn ligaments in her right knee, and says it’s one the reasons she can’t keep competing at this level although she will “absolutely miss it.”

Per the Associated Press,

“I wish I could keep going. I wish this wasn’t my last Olympics, but it is,” Vonn said, looking down at the snow underfoot and shaking her head, “so I’m trying to accept that and deal with the emotions that and enjoy the ride.”

“I wish I could keep going. I have so much fun. I love what I do,” Vonn said. “My body just can’t, probably can’t, take another four years.”

“I’m going to miss the Olympics,” she said. “That’s one the reasons it was so emotional for me today. I love racing in the Olympics. I love being in the starting gate with so much pressure you feel suffocated, but somehow you will yourself to give everything you have and you throw yourself down the mountain in hopes a medal. I’m absolutely going to miss it.”

While Vonn’s downhill career has come to an end, her Olympic run isn’t quite over just yet. According to ESPN, she will compete again on Thursday against U.S. teammate Mikaela Shiffrin in the Alpine combined, which adds the times a downhill (advantage, Vonn) and one run slalom (big advantage, Shiffrin).