Machine Gun Kelly Buys Flashy Whip To Celebrate End Of Young Thug Tour

Continuing his stellar annual campaign, Machine Gun Kelly is capping f his joint tour with Young Thug by copping himself a brand new, very expensive gift. Many believed that after his feud with Eminem, he would be a goner but MGK survived instead simply fading away, actually becoming even more a star. Surprising a ton hip-hop fans, Kellz spent the entire year on movie screens, red carpets, album charts, and stages doing his thing. This has been the best year in his career and he’s building momentum to continue into the new decade. Now, he gets to ride into 2020 in style.

Machine Gun Kelly Buys Flashy Whip To Celebrate End Of Young Thug Tour
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With the end the Justin Bieber Big Tour, Machine Gun Kelly decided to treat himself with some the money he made while on the road. Stopping by the car dealership, the Ohio-born artist opted to walk away with a purple Aston Martin sports car, laying down on top his new whip and marvelling at all he’s accomplished. “Bought myself an end tour present,” wrote the star before showing f some exclusive merch he and Thug designed for the final stop. Almost as if he coordinated his car’s paint job to the new t-shirt, Kellz went for purple tones on both.

Take a look at the gorgeous ride below and let us know how you feel about MGK in the comments.

Rob Gronkowski Is Launching a Music Festival on Super Bowl Weekend

Former All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski announced that he is launching his own branded music festival, which will take place in Miami Beach on the day before Super Bowl LIV.

Entitled “Gronk Beach,” the festival will go on from 1 to 7 p.m. on February 1, 2020 at the North Beach Bandshell. Those scheduled to perform include:

  • Diplo
  • Kaskade
  • Rick Ross
  • Flo Rida
  • Carnage

The festival will also include food, drinks, games and beach performers, with tickets going on sale 11 a.m. EST on November 21. Partnering with Gronkowski in the festival is Medium Rare, which was founded by Joe Silberzweig and Adam Richman. The two in the past have launched similar events, such as Shaq’s Fun House, which featured former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal.

In addition to both being star athletes, O’Neal and Gronkowski also share something else in common: having oversized personalities that have extended their platforms well beyond sports.

Gronkowski, before retiring this year in March, played nine seasons with the New England Patriots, catching nearly 80 touchdowns.

He also caught another 12 touchdowns in the playoffs in route to three Super Bowl victories and five Pro Bowl selections. At the same time, he suffered a slew of injuries during his career, which caused him to not only miss many games but also to retire at the age of 29. Though there is near constant speculation that he may return to the game at some point.

Gronkowski, though, insists that he will remain retired at least for this season. So, he told Billboard, “If I’m not playing in the Super Bowl, why not throw a Gronk-ified party?” He added, “No one knows Super Bowl weekend like me. I may not be playing, but I’m going huge with the debut of my very own music festival, one constructed on the sands of Miami Beach. And I got a lineup that I love, a lineup that brings positive energy to fans.”

Stephen A. Smith Calls Out Haters Over Colin Kaepernick Stance: Watch

Colin Kaepernick quickly became one the biggest stories in sports this past week when it was revealed that he would be doing a private workout for NFL scouts. Fans were excited about this opportunity because it meant there was an outside chance Kap could get back into the league. Unfortunately, the whole thing became a massive sideshow as the league forced Kaepernick to a sign a waiver he didn’t want to. In the end, Kap moved the workout to a high school and only seven teams showed up.

ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith has been quite critical Kaepernick’s actions this weekend and how they will affect him moving forward. As you can imagine, there has been plenty pushback against Smith with some people saying he is giving in to what the NFL wants and that he isn’t supportive the black community.

On First Take today, Smith went on a lengthy rant where he established his opinion on the matter and questioned those who were calling out his “blackness.” Since Smith was giving an opinion outside the norm, some took issue with him but he was quick to remind everyone where his values lie which is quite commendable.

Moving forward, this Kaepernick situation has the potential to get even more complex so it will be curious to see how Smith reacts to the shifting narrative.

LeBron James Praises Dave Chappelle For Dropping "Gems" At Lakers Practice

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers had a special guest at the practice facility on Monday, as comedian Dave Chappelle stopped by to drop some jokes, knowledge and buckets on the top-ranked Lakers. As seen in the footage embedded below, Chappelle got some shots up with LeBron and worked on his step-back three-pointer with point guard Quinn Cook.

No word on whether or not he served up pancakes for everyone afterward, a la the classic Chappelle’s Show skit (shown at the bottom this post).

In addition to the jokes and jumpers, Chappelle seems to have left an impact on the Lakers player and coaches by simply talking with the guys about life.

“He’s just a funny person,” Kyle Kuzma said, according to the LA Times. “I think he may have tried to be serious but he ended up just kind being funny because that’s who he is. Just telling us what he thought about life and how to be happy.”

“That’s kinda for him to share. I know what things I took from it,” Danny Green said, according to the LA Times. “More so breaking down you can’t be afraid to make mistakes or be yourself, basically. And that’s the point where he’s at in his life, where he’s not really trying to filter anything, and he’s carefree and more honest with himself than anybody. And that’s where it starts.”

LeBron shared a team photo with Chappelle on IG, and praised the comedian for taking the time to stop by the practice facility on Monday.

“THANK YOU so much for taking the time to come see us and give us some your gems about this whole thing called “Life” we live in and what comes with it! You’re the ABSOLUTE GREATEST OF ALL TIME in your field for more than just being able to make people laugh! The world with you in it is simply a better place my friend! 🐐 Dave Chappelle”

Up next for the Lakers (11-2) is a home-and-home with the Oklahoma City Thunder, starting with tonight’s game at Staples Center. Check out Chappelle’s classic Charlie Murphy x Prince skit, as well as some additional photos from yesterday’s Lakers practice, below.

Serena Williams’s Broken Racket Could Fetch $50K At Auction After Ball Boy Sells It For $500

A ball boy is suffering from major regret after learning that a tennis racket he once owned is about to fetch big bucks at auction. Justin Arrington-Holmes was a ball boy during the 2018 U.S. Open final match between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka. During the match, a frustrated Serena threw her racket onto the court with enough force to break it. Later, Justin asked the world-renowned tennis champion if he could keep her dented racket, and she told him she didn’t mind.

Serena Williams's Broken Racket Could Fetch $50K At Auction After Ball Boy Sells It For $500
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While many would have either held onto the item and kept it in pristine condition or sold it for a nice chunk change, it seems as if Justin placed it away. According to Newser, Justin was doing a bit Spring cleaning and over the Summer he sold it to a collectibles store in New York City for $500. An employee the unnamed shop knew its value and soon resold it.

Now the racket will be sold Goldin Auctions and it projected to fetch around $10K, although the auction house’s owner, Ken Goldin, reportedly told the New York Times that it could go for upwards $50K. “I wish I’d had someone help me with the process,” Justin said after learning that he undersold himself. The ball boy reportedly told the Times that he hopes that the seller will donate some the money to a charity, adding “I just hope they are looking out for the greater good.” 

Roc Nation Mocks Reports Of JAY-Z Being Disappointed In Colin Kaepernick

Roc Nation has denied reports about JAY-Z’s supposed dismay over how Colin Kaepernick’s NFL workout was handled.

The official Twitter account of JAY-Z’s company mocked stories ran by multiple outlets — including TMZ and Sports Illustrated — citing sources who claimed Hov was “disappointed with Colin’s actions and believes he turned a legitimate workout into a publicity stunt.”

“A source at Roc Nation tells us JAY-Z (@S_C_) hasn’t spoken to any sources,” Roc Nation declared on Monday (November 18).

JAY-Z reportedly had some influence in the NFL arranging a workout for Kaepernick at the Atlanta Falcons’ practice facility on Saturday (November 16). But prior to the showcase, disagreements between the league and Kap’s team led to the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback staging his own workout without the NFL’s involvement.

Kaepernick ended up displaying his skills at Charles R. Drew High School in Riverdale, an Atlanta suburb, and live-streaming the entire process. His attorney Ben Meiselas and agent Jeff Nalley released a statement on why the decision was made.

“From the outset, Mr. Kaepernick requested a legitimate process and from the outset the NFL league office has not provided one,” the statement read. “Most recently, the NFL has demanded that as a precondition to the workout, Mr. Kaepernick sign an unusual liability waiver that addresses employment-related issues and rejected the standard liability waiver from physical injury proposed by Mr. Kaepernick’s representatives.

“Additionally, Mr. Kaepernick requested all media be allowed into the workout to observe and film it and for an independent film crew to be there to ensure transparency. The NFL denied this request. Based on the prior conduct by the NFL league office, Mr. Kaepernick simply asks for a transparent and open process which is why a new location has been selected for today. Mr. Kaepernick looks forward to seeing the representatives from the clubs today.”

The NFL also released a statement on the situation, expressing disappointment but claiming Kaepernick was still free to sign with any team in the league.

“We are disappointed that Colin did not appear for his workout,” the league said in a statement. “He informed us of that decision at 2:30 pm today along with the public. Today’s session was designed to give Colin what he has consistently said he wants – an opportunity to show his football readiness and desire to return to the NFL.

“Twenty-five (25) clubs were present for the workout, and all 32 clubs, their head coaches, general managers, and other personnel executives would have received video footage of the interview and workout, shot by the Atlanta Falcons video crew.”

The NFL concluded, “Colin’s decision has no effect on his status in the League. He remains an unrestricted free agent eligible to sign with any club.”

LeBron James Explains Why He And Tom Brady Are So Similar: Watch

LeBron James is in his 17th season in the NBA and so far, he is showing absolutely zero signs slowing down. While he may not be racking up points every single night, he still has plenty phenomenal games where he puts the Lakers in a position to win. At 34 years old, James still has plenty gas left in the tank and could be in the league for another 6-7 years if he really wanted to be. Despite this, many feel like he is already nearing the end his career and recently, he was asked about retirement. As it turns out, he has no interest in quitting just yet.

“I’m not at the end my story,” James said Sporting News. “No, not really, not the way I feel right now. Me and Tom Brady are one and the same. We’re gonna play until we can’t walk no more.”

Brady is currently in his 20th season with the New England Patriots and at 42 years old, he looks like a player still in their prime. He has plans to play until the age 47 which could be huge for the landscape the NFL. Brady ended up seeing LeBron’s comments which ended up resulting in a nice little back and forth on Twitter.

With these two leading the charge, sports are going to be quite entertaining for years to come. It’s cool to see two dominant athletes in separate sports exhibit such longevity at the same time.

Draymond Green Throws Shade At Teams Revelling In Warriors Demise

Draymond Green has been one the NBA’s greatest agitators over the last few years and now that the Golden State Warriors are the worst team in the league, no one is feeling bad for him. When the Warriors were at the height their success, they were absolutely decimating teams and now, the Warriors are the ones being run out the building every single night. 

In a recent report from Logan Murdock NBC Sports Bay Area, Green spoke about how teams have been playing against the Warriors and as he explained, they are coming across just a little too excited about beating them doubt. In fact, Green says it seems like a revenge tactic for the last five years.

Draymond Green Throws Shade At Teams Revelling In Warriors Demise

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“We put them down, so they’re trying to kick us while we’re down too because we’ve put them down for years,” Green said. “But we didn’t have to take shots while they were down. We just put them down, so it’s a difference.”

Essentially, Green is saying that the Warriors never had to talk very much trash because they were always a dominant team. Meanwhile, now that the shoe is on the other foot, opposing teams are taking too many liberties. What Green forgets to include here is that he has been talking trash for years. 

It’s clear that losing this many games has weighed heavily on the team and its veterans.

Colin Kaepernick Receives Cold Shoulder From NFL Teams After Workout

When news broke that Colin Kaepernick would be in Atlanta to workout privately in front NFL teams, fans were excited because it meant there was a real chance that he could be back in the league. Kaepernick looked pretty good in the workout and was making some pretty phenomenal throws. The only issue is that Kaepernick and the league ended up butting heads over a liability waiver and Kaepernick moved his workout to a local high school in protest. There were originally going to be 25 teams at the workout but in the end, only eight showed up and the whole thing was a disaster.

It appears as though things have gotten even worse for Kaepernick as according to Mike Florio Pro Football Talk, not a single team has reached out to him following the workout. Simply put, it doesn’t seem like anyone is interested in him right now.

Colin Kaepernick Receives Cold Shoulder From NFL Teams After Workout

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Numerous people have come out with their takes on this entire situation, including Jay-Z who was reportedly disappointed with the way Kaepernick handled the whole thing. Stephen A. Smith has also been clear on his feelings towards this issue and had a lengthy Twitter rant about the whole thing.

Needless to say, it seems like this whole workout has done nothing but create more tension between Kap and the NFL.

Celtics’ Tacko Fall Issues Ominous Warning To G League Players

Heading into the 2019 NBA Draft, Tacko Fall’s status was uncertain. While he may be one the 40 tallest people in the world, there were doubts that he could keep up with the pace necessary to play consistent minutes in the NBA. In the end, Fall ended up going undrafted but was signed as a free agent by the Boston Celtics. Fall started the season on the Celtics roster but since he’s on a two-way contract, the team decided recently to send him to the G-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.

According to Sean Deveney Heavy.com, Fall was recently asked about what it’s like playing in the G-League and how he feels about players trying to come after him. In order to stop a guy like Fall, you have to be physical but as he explained, that might not be the best idea.

Celtics' Tacko Fall Issues Ominous Warning To G League Players

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“If you’re going to do it, be ready because it’s not going to go your way,” Fall said. It’s unclear what he actually plans to do in these situations but his size is enough to make you want to rethink the aggression. Fall can block you just as easily as he can dunk on you so if you want to get on his good side, maybe it would be best to exercise caution.

Hopefully, Fall can impress with the Red Claws and get himself back in the NBA.

Teanna Trump Calls Out Thunder Player For Not Paying Her Flights

Teanna Trump has been known for her exploits in the industry for a while now and she hasn’t been afraid to talk about her ual history. With that being said, there have been times where she was close to exposing some the pressional athletes she has been with. For instance, she admitted to filming a tape with an Indiana Pacers player when she was just 16 years old. There was plenty speculation as to who this player was but no one actually knows for sure.

Now, it appears as though Trump is calling out a player on the Oklahoma City Thunder. In a now-deleted tweet, Trump wrote: “your player needs to PAY ME what he owes me. @okcthunder.” After deleting the tweet, Trump wrote: “You gotta do what you gotta do.” Which led to some questions in her comments.

One user, @thelemoncarl, explained that Trump was on her IG live recently and spoke about how she was flown out by a Thunder player who promised to pay her for the flights and the . As it turns out, he never actually did that and now she wants what she was allegedly owed. If she doesn’t get it, his name might be exposed for the world to see.

As this story develops, it will be interesting to see if Trump is called on her bluff and if any this info makes it to light.

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Report: Jay-Z Is Disappointed In Colin Kaepernick After Moving Workout

Complex is reporting that “a source close to the situation” has informed them that Jay-Z is disappointed in Colin Kaepernick after Saturday’s workout. He feels Kaepernick turned his chance to make it in the NFL into a publicity stunt with his decision to move the workout location at the last minute.

Kaepernick and his team felt strongly about not signing a liability wavier presented by the NFL and wanted the media to have access to the event. A middle ground could not be found and Kaepernick moved the workout to a nearby high school three hours before the start.

Jay-Z isn’t alone in his sentiments about Kaepernick’s workout. Stephen A. Smith expressed similar feelings in a video posted to Twitter saying, “This man wanted a chance. Twenty-five teams show up in Georgia at the Atlanta Falcons practice facility—state the art facility, NFL personnel, equipment, video, everything, and what does Colin Kaepernick do? Because some issue with a liability waiver, Colin Kaepernick wants to change the venue. You don’t want to work. You just want to make noise and you want to control the narrative.”

He went on to say Kaepernick merely “wants to be a martyr.” 

Stephen A. Smith Responds To Eric Reid Over Colin Kaepernick Comments

It’s been an interesting weekend for Colin Kaepernick. The polarizing former quarterback was finally given an opportunity to workout for the NFL, but he switched up the plans last minute which threw things into chaos. The NFL claimed Kaepernick was a no show, although the former athlete simply moved the venue so that the press could be present. Kaepernick was opting for more transparency and accountability, but it looks like his plan backfired a bit. Stephen A. Smith was quick to comment on the situation, posting a rant on Saturday after the entire thing occurred. Smith claimed that the NFL owners wanted a “shield.”

They preferred no press be present so that if they did choose to pass on Kaepernick, their names wouldn’t be dragged through the media. Essentially, the NFL wanted to provide the owners some anonymity so that they could make a decision without being criticized for potentially passing on signing Kaepernick. Eric Reid, a close friend Kaepernick who also began kneeling while on the San Francisco 49ers, came at Smith on social media. Reid said that Kaepernick wasn’t going to be “tap dancing for the NFL,” and then went straight after Smith’s rant. Of course, the sportscaster came back with a response almost immediately. Check it out below. 

"South Park" Uses Randy Savage’s Likeness To Mock Trans Athletes

Matt Stone and Trey Parker have been at the center various controversies over the years thanks to their animated TV show South Park. The show has made fun anybody and everybody over the years and they haven’t held back on the comedy. It seems like no topic is f-limits to them and in a brand new episode called “Board Girls,” the show tackles one the growing conversations in the sports community.

The transgender community has seen an increase in visibility over the years and while this is a great thing, there have certainly been those with some negative viewpoints. One the topics that people seem to be ignorant is trans women competing with other women in sports. With this latest episode, South Park fers up an exaggerated view this topic by putting it in the context a weightlifting competition.

As you can see from the clip above, one the female characters is confident about winning the competition until a person who looks like Randy Savage appears on the screen. The Macho Man lookalike claims to be a woman and immediately takes control the entire event.

For a couple years now, some women have expressed concern in something like this happening although if you’ve been paying attention, cases like this never actually happen. Regardless, South Park is a comedy show and this is what they’re supposed to do, even if their facts may just be a tad f.

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Colin Kaepernick Will Bring His Own Receivers To His Workout

The NFL is looking more and more suspicious when it comes to this Colin Kaepernick workout. The league has given the athlete, who was blackballed after starting the monumental kneeling protests, a chance to work out for several teams. Many have suggested that this is just a farce, a PR move for the NFL to save face. Others believe that many teams could use Kaepernick and that his talent is actually being taken into consideration. No matter which side the argument you are on, this latest revelation adds fuels to the “PR move” fire.

According to a report from Mike Florio ProFootballTalk, Colin Kaepernick will arrange for his own receivers to attend his workout today in Atlanta, after the league wouldn’t reveal which receivers they would have attend the event. It’s assumed that Kaepernick would rather bring receivers that he trusts than to potentially deal with a bad move from the NFL. The league reiterated that it will send a video the workout and an interview with Kaepernick to all 32 teams for their own review. Do you believe that Kaepernick is really getting a shot to revive his career, or does this seem like a sham from the NFL?