Trae Young Sides With Devin Booker In Double-Team Debate

Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker received quite a bit backlash on social media earlier this week, after video footage surfaced from a recent pickup game. In the clip, Booker got pissed f when Joakim Noah’s squad started double-teaming him as soon as he caught the rock.

“Hey bro, we not doubling in open gym. I get that shit all season. Come on, man. Let’s work on our game.”

In case you missed it, check out the video below.

Apparently, Booker isn’t the only sharp shooting guard that has had enough  double-teams during pickup games. Atlanta Hawks’ second-year point guard Trae Young took to twitter on Wednesday to show his support for Booker.

“DBook speaking facts… There should be NO Double Teaming in pick up

When you trying to work on your game, and work on the moves and things you do individually in pick up… it’s annoying getting double teamed in that type setting Just Sayin..”

Young is certainly in the minority with that opinion, as there were far more people calling Booker st and saying things like “Kobe would never,” in response to the viral clip. None those commenters can relate to Booker’s frustrations like Young can, though. 

Devin Booker Gets Heated When Double-Teamed In Pickup Game: Twitter Reacts

Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker has been spotted tearing it up at open gyms several times over the last week, including runs with fellow NBAers like Ben Simmons, Tony Snell and Joakim Noah. 

The competitive juices were flowing during one the most recent pickup games, as Joakim Noah made sure to send a double-team Booker’s way once he caught the ball in the corner. As seen in the video embedded below, Booker wasn’t thrilled to see a second defender sprinting at him during the open run.

“Hey bro, we not doubling in open gym. I get that shit all season. Come on, man. Let’s work on our game.”

Naturally, Noah didn’t back down as he quickly replied to Book, “Yeah we are.”

The video has since made the rounds on #NBATwitter with a majority fans siding with Joakim, although there were a few Booker supporters who think he should’ve been allowed to work on his 1-on-1 game during the run.

Check out the footage below, as well as some opinions about Booker’s thoughts regarding double-teaming during pickup games.

NBA 2K20 Unveils MyCareer Mode Trailer Starring Idris Elba, Rosario Dawson

NBA 2K20 dropped f a brand new trailer on Monday, this time showcasing the game’s updated MyCareer Mode featuring Idris Elba as your player’s head coach and Rosario Dawson as an adviser.

The NBA 2K20 MyCareer Mode will also feature appearances by Mark Cuban, Scottie Pippen and Jaleel White, as well as LeBron James and his longtime business partner, Maverick Carter. 

2K20 won’t be available until September 6, but you can downloaded the demo starting at 3:01 am ET this Wednesday, August 21, which will give gamers an early opportunity to build up their MyCareer player with the ability to carry over the progress into the actual game.

Check out the MyCareer trailer in the video embedded below.

In other 2K news, the All-Decade “Legendary Teams,” including the starting fives for the ’80s, ’90, 2000s and 2010s, were recently revealed. Additionally, 2k20 has announced six new “Classic Teams” that will be available in the upcoming video game, including Gilbert Arenas’ Washington Wizards and Stephon Marbury’s Phoenix Suns.

As we know, a plethora NBA superstars switched teams this year, including but not limited to: 2K cover star Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, D’Angelo Russell, Paul George and Kemba Walker. One the most recent 2K20 trailer provides a first look at those players in their new digs, as well as other stars such as LeBron James, Damian Lillard, Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns and the latest 2K partner, Zion Williamson.

Check out that gameplay trailer in the video embedded below.

NBA Rookie Survey: Zion Picked For ROY, Favorite Players & More Revealed

The NBA has today released the results the annual rookie survey, which asks the incoming players to answers questions about the upcoming season including who is most likely to win Rookie the Year, as well as who will have the best career, who is their favorite current NBA player etc.

In regards to the 2019-20 Rookie the Year, No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson received the most votes with 35%, followed by Memphis Grizzlies point guard, Ja Morant, who totalled 27% the vote. According to NBA.com, only once in the last 10 years has the top vote-getter actually gone on to win the award, and that was in 2007 when Kevin Durant took home the hardware.

Although Zion was pegged as the leading candidate to win the ROY award, he didn’t even rank in the Top 3 when the rookies were asked who will have the best career. Instead, it was Williamson’s Duke teammate, Cam Reddish. 

Per NBA.com:

Which rookie will have the best career?

1. Cam Reddish, Atlanta — 19%

2. Ja Morant, Memphis — 16%

3. De’Andre Hunter, Atlanta — 11%

4. R.J. Barrett, New York — 5%
    Jaxson Hayes, New Orleans — 5%
    Coby White, Chicago — 5%
    Zion Williamson, New Orleans — 5%

When asked to name their favorite player in the NBA right now, 38% the rookies selected LeBron James, making him the top choice for the third straight year. Kevin Durant received 20% the vote, while Kawhi Leonard and Damian Lillard earned 8% each. Interestingly enough, Kevin Garnett and Steve Nash also received votes.

Per NBA.com:

Who is your favorite player in the league?

1. LeBron James, L.A. Lakers — 38%

2. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn — 20%

3. Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers — 8%
    Damian Lillard, Portland — 8%

5. Devin Booker, Phoenix — 5%
    James Harden, Houston — 5%

Click here to check out the full survey & results.

Joaquin Phoenix Breaks Down Origin Of His "Joker Laugh"

Joaquin Phoenix is considered by some to be one our best current actors. With a filmography boasting Gladiator, Signs, You Were Never Really Here, The Master, Her, and course, his memorable foray into method acting, Phoenix’ upcoming turn as The Joker has piqued many an interest. In fact, director Todd Phillips and Warner Bros Studio may or may not have been hinting at potential Oscar buzz. Now, Phoenix has opened up a little bit about his approach to bringing the loveable maniac to the big screen for yet another go. 

Speaking with an Italian publication, Phoenix reveals that he ultimately drew inspiration for his Joker laugh from a real-world source. One that may very well lead to a few hurt feelings, as such revelations are wont to do. “I saw videos showing people suffering from pathological laughter, a mental illness that makes mimicry uncontrollable,” he explains, elaborating on his approach to the craft

As Complex points out, Lupita Nyong’o drew inspiration from a disorder for her Us role, only to be met with a sea backlash, ultimately prompting an apology from the actress. It’s unlikely Pheonix is the type to cave to social pressure, however, and one cannot expect or control sources inspiration. It’s likely that Pheonix will find himself facing all matter opinions upon Joker’s theatrical release on October 5th. 

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Ugly God Set To Hit The Road On "Bumps & Bruises" Tour

It’s been interesting to watch Ugly God‘s rise in the rap game. Although he was initially regarded as a meme rapper sorts, he’s put his efforts towards breaking that perception. 2017 was a big year for him but at one point, he decided that he needed to rebrand himself from humorous rapper to an actual artist with substance to his content. He got f social media for a bit and really wasn’t trying to gain attention on social media. Instead, he used his time and effort to create a solid body work. Last week, he made a notable impression with his debut album, Bumps & Bruiseswhich he’ll be taking on the road with him later this year.

Ugly God Set To Hit The Road On "Bumps & Bruises" Tour
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Ugly God will be coming to a city near you this fall for his “Bumps & Bruises” tour. The rapper announced the tour dates this week which include major American cities. The tour kicks f on September 1st in Phoenix, AZ before concluding in Los Angeles on October 4th. He’ll also be hitting cities like New York, Atlanta, Seattle, Chicago and more during his trek across America. Unfortunately for international fans, he hasn’t announced any dates yet but hopefully, he’ll be making his way to your city in the near future.

Check out the tour dates for Ugly God’s “Bruises & Bumps” tour below. 

Marvel TV Boss Was Left Stunned By "Daredevil" & Netflix Cancellation

Though the Marvel Cinematic Universe stands among the most beloved properties in film history, the Television Universe was no slouch. Though technically connected to the MCU, the world Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher provided a more grounded alternative, complete with mature themes and plenty brutal, long-take violence. Sadly, Netflix ultimately decided to pull the plug on each and every Marvel property, thus bringing five strong stories to an unceremonious end.

The purge prompted many to speculate that Marvel and Netflix were playing a game sort, a chess move in the great streaming war to come. Yet Marvel TV president Jeph Loeb was apparently just as stunned as we, including Eminem, were. Speaking with Deadline, Loeb opened up about the process, which left him “blindsided” by his own admission. 

“The hardest part was while the situation at Netflix, which I really can’t go into other than to say that we were blindsided and the things that were to come weren’t finished yet,” Loeb explained. “We weren’t ready to announce that, so there was this space in between it, so it did look like maybe we were going to go out. Then suddenly, we were arising again like the Phoenix.” 

Though it’s possible we’ll see a day in which The Defenders ride again, it remains a fool’s hope nonetheless. Perhaps, when we’re watching a trailer for the long-awaited fourth season  Hannibal, we’ll be hit with an announcement detailing the return the Devil Of Hell’s Kitchen. In the meantime, let us instead look to Disney + with an optimistic eye.

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NBA 2K20 Announces Six New “Classic Teams”: First Look

We’re just three weeks away from the highly anticipated release NBA 2K20, and the ficial 2K twitter account continues to reveal new details each and every day.

Earlier this week, 2K announced the All-Decade “Legendary Teams,” including the starting fives for the ’80s, ’90, 2000s and 2010s. The latest 2K20 news also pertains to iconic teams from years gone by, as they have announced six new “Classic Teams” that will be available in the upcoming video game.

Those teams, and some their most notable players, include:

02-03 Phoenix Suns – Stephon Marbury, Joe Johnson, Shawn Marion, rookie Amar’e Stoudemire, Bo Outlaw, Tom Gugliotta 

06-07 Washington Wizards – Gilbert Arenas, Caron Butler, Antawn Jamison, DeShawn Stevenson, Andray Blatche, Brendan Haywood

09-10 Portland Trail Blazers – Andre Miller, Brandon Roy, Nicholas Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge, Greg Oden, Marcus Camby

13-14 Los Angeles Clippers – Chris Paul, J.J Redick, Jamal Crawford, Danny Granger, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan 

13-14 San Antonio Spurs – Tony Parker, Danny Green, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan, Boris Diaw

15-16 Cleveland Cavaliers – Kyrie Irving, JR Smith, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson

NBA 2K20 will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC starting September 6, but you can pre-order your copy today. 

Check out the early images those six “Classic Teams” in the tweets embedded below.

Kelly Oubre Jr. Cozies Up To Smoking Hot Model GF During Date Night

Kelly Oubre Jr is one those NBA players who is known for his dashing good looks and at times, he is pursued in the comments his Instagram comments for it. At times, it’s actually men who make these comments and it’s become an inside joke amongst the internet that Oubre Jr is the most attractive dude in the entire NBA. Either way, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he is able to date beautiful women and recently, it was rumored that he started seeing Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Jasmine Sanders. Sanders recently became the SI Swimsuit Rookie Of The Year and has seen a ton success over the last little while.

According to TMZ, Oubre Jr. and Sanders were recently spotted holding hands while leaving a club recently. Based on the photo, it appears as though the two are serious about each other and are comfortable with going public with their union.

While Oubre Jr. is probably happy to be dating Sanders, he also has a huge season coming up with the Phoenix Suns. The Suns have been a horrible team for the last few years and Oubre Jr.’s skillset can certainly help them in the long run. Perhaps now he will have even more motivation to go out there and perform at a high level, especially with his girl watching on.

Rick Ross Announces Port Of Miami 2 Tour Dates

Rick Ross is going on tour to support his upcoming album Port of Miami 2. The run of 14 concerts is scheduled to begin September 23 in Vancouver and wrap up October 16 in New York City.

Rozay’s highly anticipated sequel to his debut Port of Miami is scheduled to be released this Friday (August 9). The 15-track album features the late Nipsey Hussle, Meek Mill, Drake, Wale and Summer Walker, among others.

Tickets for Ross’ tour officially go sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time.

Check out the dates for Rick Ross’ tour dates below.

September 23 – Vancouver, BC – Harbour Convention Centre
September 25 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
September 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
September 29 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
September 30 – Houston, TX  – House of Blues
October 1 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
October 3 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
October 6 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
October 7 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
October 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore
October 11 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theatre
October 13 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore
October 15 – New York, NY– Gramercy Theater
October 16 – New York, NY– Gramercy Theater

Rita Ora’s Bikini Barely Covers Her Up In Ibiza Vacation Photos

Rita Ora released her new album Phoenix late last year and since then, she’s been cooling out around the world. The pop star is one the most-followed people on social media, clocking over fifteen million fans on Instagram alone. With her follower count continuing to grow, Ora knows that she must continue pushing out content that people will engage with. For years, we’ve known that sex sells and the singer is fully aware that whenever she posts a photo herself lounging by the water, her likes, comments and shares go through the ro. This week, she took a “business” trip to Ibiza so she could capture some stunning new pictures for her page and people have surely taken notice.

As if she didn’t have time to try on her swimwear before packing, Rita Ora was spotted wearing a bikini set that was just a little too small for her. The look is almost surely intentional with plenty underboob peeking out her top. Her sculpted stomach was also a big hit with many commenters asking what she does to stay in such great shape. The gallery shots shows Rita and her friends on the Spanish island as they enjoyed the sun on their vacation. 

Rita is definitely still one the hottest women in the entire world. Check out her new photos below.

Rick Ross Announces "Port Of Miami 2" Tour Dates

There’s never been a bag Rick Ross wasn’t willing to secure. From music to Wingstop, Renzel has his fingers in many a pie; how else might he get away with calling himself “The Boss” with any degree authenticity? Now, with his upcoming Port Of Miami 2 project set to arrive this Friday, August 9th, Ross has decided to take his show on the road. Beginning this September, Ross will be embarking on the ficial Port Of Miami 2 tour, a thirteen-stop experience with dates in both Canada and The States. 

Rick Ross Announces "Port Of Miami 2" Tour Dates

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Beginning on September 23rd with a stop in Vancouver, Ross will make his way across San Francisco, LA, Texas, both Carolinas, Maryland, Toronto, Detroit, and a pair concluding New York shows. As now, neither guests nor intentions prolongation have been announced. Check out the full list confirmed dates below HHNM, and be sure to come back on the 9th when tickets go on sale

In the meantime, be sure to pass the time with Ross’ latest Port Of Miami 2 single, “Turnpike Ike.”  You think Ross is about to drop f an album the summer? What about the year in its entirety?

9/23 Harbour Convention Theater, Vancouver
9/25 August Hall, San Francisco
9/26 The Belasco Los Angeles, CA
9/29 House Blues Dallas, TX
9/30 House Blues Houston, TX
10/1 The Fillmore New Orleans, LA
10/3 House Blues North Myrtle Beach, SC
10/6 Ritz Raleigh, NC
10/7 The Fillmore Silver Spring, MD
10/11 The Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
10/13 The Fillmore Detroit, MI
10/15 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
10/16 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY

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Bam Margera Publicly Pleads With Dr. Phil To Help His Family, Blasts Mother & Wife

Bam Margera rose to fame because he and his friends would complete crazy stunts that no one else would even think , but the former Jackass star has been struggling ever since. Back in 2016, Bam and his family were featured on Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn as they attempted to work out their issues on national television. Bam’s parents admitted that they enable his behaviors, many which are quite destructive. The television personality admitted that after his good friend Ryan Dunn died in a car accident back in 2011, he’s spent many his days binge-drinking.

In a series Instagram videos, Bam shared that his relationship with his family is at its breaking point. His messages are a sort  stream consciousness as he candidly speaks about why he doesn’t like a number people in his life including his mother and his wife, Nicki. 

“Dr. Phil I need your help in a major way,” he said. “My family is in shambles and it’s worse than it’s ever been. Ever. I’ve disowned my mom, I’ll tell you why. Nicki, I can’t stand. I can’t her, I’ll tell you why. Let’s start with Phoenix Wolf. I have a 18-month son. He’s the best. I love him to death and Nicki knows that. If we separate, I know she’s gonna use him as bait and I ain’t playing that f*cking game. Not gonna happen. And not to mention Nicki, she’s stubborn. I printed five pages about stubborn and she’s too stubborn to read stubborn.laughs]That’s what it is. She must have invented it. It would drive a person f*cking bonkers. So when people say ‘Bam might be going crazy,’ f*ckin’ a, maybe they’re right.”

He aired his grievances with his mother by sharing with his followers that she’s negative, interrupts people when they speak, and doesn’t listen. Bam also said that he almost died the other day and his friend called Bam’s mother to tell her the near-fatal news, and according to Bam, she didn’t seem to care. There were also had a few things to say about Novak, who he claims he’s been financially supporting for quite some time.

His friend Steve-O commented on one his posts by writing, “There is zero mystery regarding what the solution to alcoholism and drug addiction is– it’s the simple things us sober people do. I know you think sobriety is ‘boring’, but I can assure you my life is not boring, and what you’re are up to is not ‘fun’ (especially for those us who actually care about you).”

Bam wants Dr. Phil’s help because, according to him, he’s seen 28 doctors and been to rehab four times. He doesn’t believe that anyone other than the talk show host can help him, but no word yet on whether or not Dr. Phil has taken him up on his request. Watch the strange videos below.

FBI Discovers Bodies Sewn Together In "Frankenstein Manner"

When Mark Cwynar and a team other the FBI Agents opened the doors a Phoenix body-donation business, they stumbled into a ghastly scene. The raid, as reported by the Arizona Republic, found FBI agents staring at piles body parts with no identification, a cooler male genitalia, but perhaps most disturbing, Cwyner reported finding a “large torso with the head removed and replaced with a smaller head sewn together in a ‘Frankenstein’ manner.'”

FBI Discovers Bodies Sewn Together In "Frankenstein Manner"

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Families were promised their deceased loved ones would be treated with respect and that their bodies would be used for disease research and organ donation, but in actuality, Biological Resource Center sold their parts to the highest bidder. The gruesome details the raid were recently made public during a civil lawsuit against the companies owner, the appropriately named Stephen Gore. Thirty-three plaintiffs are involved in the lawsuit, claiming that Biological Resource Center obtained the remains their loved-ones through “false statements.”

A price list was included in the court documents and reads as follows: 

Whole body with no shoulders or head: $2,900.
Torso with head: $2,400.
Whole spine: $950.
Whole leg: $1,100.
Whole foot: $450.
Knee: $375.
Pelvis: $400.

The trial for the case will take place at Maricopa County Superior Court on Oct. 21.

"Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" Is Quentin Tarantino’s Biggest Opening

Quentin Tarantino has been taking Hollywood by storm since the early 1990s. From Dusk till Dawn and Reservoir Dogs were two his earliest films, and critics have gotten used to Tarantino’s penchant for shock value and twists. For the writer and director’s latest film, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, he decided to create a fictional story set in the real-life Hollywood landscape in 1969. The film has given Tarantino the best movie opening his storied career. 

The movie has grossed a total $40.3 million during its debut weekend, as reported by Deadline. On Friday, it earned $16.85 million, which includes Thursday’s $5.8 million. Then, on Saturday, it raked in $13.36 million. Top cities for Once Upon a Time In Hollywood were Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Phoenix, Toronto, San Diego, Seattle, Denver, Austin, Portland, and Las Vegas. Django Unchained remains Tarantino’s highest-grossing film, but Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is on track to beat it. Django brought in $425 million, which is roughly how much Once Upon a Time needs to make to break even. Once Upon a Time In Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie, alongside Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, and Al Pacino.