ESPN’s "Best NBA Player Of The Decade" List Has Fans Divided

Every year, sports fans are subjected to the same tired debates about their favorite teams and players. These debates usually center around who is the best at any particular thing and today, ESPN tried to answer the question we’ve all been wanting to be answered: “who is the best NBA player the decade?” ESPN decided to tweet out the top five players in their ranking as voted on by some their experts. If you’re a fan any these players, you’ll probably have quite a bit to say about their ranking.

Of course, LeBron James finished first, while Steph Curry came in second, and Kevin Durant third. Finally, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard were tied for fourth which makes sense considering their dominance came in the second half the decade.

Following the release the list, NBA fans hopped in ESPN’s comments section to voice their opinions on what they just read. As you can imagine, people were pretty contentious about all it with stans every player sounding f on any ommissions or poorly ranked players. It’s an interesting debate to have and people are pretty passionate about it.

Let us know in the comments who you think the best player the decade is.

Melvin Gordon Complains About Chargers Fans During IG Live Session: Watch

Los Angeles has never been seen as a great market for sports unless you’re the Lakers or the Dodgers. When it comes to football, L.A. is a bit a barren wasteland, even with two teams established in the city. There didn’t seem to be too much fandom surrounding the Rams when they made the Super Bowl last season and barely anyone was paying attention to the Chargers despite their 12-4 record. 

During a recent Instagram live session, Chargers running back Melvin Gordon was walking on the street when he started talking to a fan. The man wanted to know about Gordon’s recent holdout and during the conversation, the man mentioned the Chargers fans. That’s when Gordon complained about the team’s lack fan support even though they were exceptional last season. As Gordon simply puts it: “no one cared.”

These comments come at a fairly interesting time considering Gordon is holding out from the team right now. The running back wants more money as he is still on his rookie contract. Earlier today we reported on how Gordon promised fans he would play this season although wouldn’t confirm if it would be with the Chargers.

Perhaps Gordon wants to go to a place where the fans are just a little bit more engaged.

Eli Manning Breaks His Silence On Being Benched By The Giants: Watch

Eli Manning is a legend when it comes to New York sports as he helped the Giants win two Super Bowls and even beat Tom Brady twice. While his defense carried him to those two championships, there is no denying that Manning means a lot to that franchise as a whole. Unfortunately, Eli has been less than elite over the last few seasons and at times, he has been one the bottom ten QBs in the entire league. He struggles to find his receivers on a consistent basis and things have started to go south with the blue, red, and white.

Despite all this, it was still surprising when the Giants revealed on Tuesday that they would be benching Manning in favor rookie Daniel Jones. Jones was taken with the sixth overall pick in this year’s draft, a decision which had the entire fanbase up in arms. Today, Manning spoke to the media about the decision and as you can see, he’s at peace with it.

Manning appears to be committed to showing Jones the ropes and helping the team any way he can from the sidelines. This speaks to how good a teammate Manning really is, despite him never being in a position like this before.

Some feel as though his time as a starter is up although it remains to be seen if Jones can play better than his predecessor.

Colin Kaepernick & Nike’s "Dream Crazy" Ad Wins Big At The Emmys

Colin Kaepernick shocked the football world back in 2016 when he started kneeling during the National Anthem as a means to protest police brutality and racial injustice. While Kaepernick’s actions weren’t inherently shocking, there is no doubt that many Americans took fense to what he did. Since his protests, Kaepernick has yet to be given a contract in the NFL and it looks more and more likely that he will never be given another chance in the league. Despite this, Nike has partnered with Kaepernick and last year, they teamed up for their “Dream Crazy” campaign.

Kap was the face the commercial and it immediately received critical acclaim as it showed both sides taking a stand. According to All Hip-Hop, the “Dream Crazy” ad has now won an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Commercial.”

As you can see from the tweet above, Kaepernick is used as the narrator throughout the video while LeBron James, Serena Williams, and various other athletes can be seen excelling at their respective sports. 

Over the last year, Kaepernick has continued to work closely with Nike and the partnership has benefitted both sides immensely. This Emmy win is further pro that Nike and Kaepernick are a dynamic duo that transcends the sports world.

Let us know what you think about the commercial.

Offset Allegedly Owes $210K In Back Taxes: Report

Offset and the rest the Migos are constantly flashing cash, even at the most unnecessary situations. Offset particularly was seen in the Carpool Karaoke episode with stacks on stacks money that amounted to hundreds thousands. Unfortunately, the IRS is watching and it appears as though there’s a six-figure tax bill that ‘Set must pay up ASAP.

According to The Blast, Offset is being targetted by the Georgia Department Revenue for a $210K bill that’s been left unpaid. The debt comes from 2017 after he initially owed $146,845.83 in back taxes. However, after neglecting the alleged bill, it appears as though with taxes, penalties and collection costs, his new bill is over $200K. And the home listed on the tax lien is property he bought with Cardi B. If the rapper fails to pay the debt soon enough, he’ll be forced into having his assets seized.

At the end the day, Offset is a businessman above anything else. Cardi B’s ten given him credit for helping her get her business correct before she propelled into the limelight. Most recently, the rapper invested in the esports group FaZe Clan — you’ve probably seen him rocking the hoodie around. With the rise online gaming, it seems like Offset could run into some big bags.

If all else fails, we’re sure Offset could sell a few piece jewelry to cover the bill. 

Giannis Antetokounmpo Could Be Pursued By Warriors In 2021

Giannis Antetokounmpo is one the best players in the entire NBA and in some people’s eyes, he is top three in the league right now. No matter how you feel about Giannis, there is no denying his talent and everything he means to the Milwaukee Bucks organization. In a recent interview, the team’s general manager Jon Horst confirmed the team would fer him a five-year, $247 million supermax deal in 2021 and that they would commit to him long term. 

So far, Giannis has given no indication that he would want to leave the Bucks and even seems committed to spending his whole career there. The Greek Freak doesn’t seem like the kind player to up and leave just for the chance playing with a super team. Despite this, according to Ramonda Shelburne, the Golden State Warriors are rumored to be considering a run at Giannis once he hits the free agent market.

“The Warriors have always been a big threat to go after Giannis,” Shelburne said on The Jump. “One, he’s friends with Steph Curry. He has that same agency…  It would be a difficult construction to make happen, but that is that one looming threat. And it comes down to what kind guy is Giannis. What does he want his legacy to be.”

If the Warriors do get Giannis, that would cement them as being one the most resilient franchises in the league when it comes to forming super teams. It would take a lot for this to happen although the very idea it should scare NBA fans.

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Antonio Brown Accuser Interviewed By NFL For 10 Hours: Report

Antonio Brown has been having an extremely bizarre week even for his standards. After signing with the New England Patriots, Brown was accused sexual assault by his former trainer Britney Taylor and in a new report from Sports Illustrated, he was accused even more erratic behavior. Despite all this, Brown was able to play his first game as a Patriot on Sunday and even picked up a touchdown. This week could prove to be a different story for Brown as according to TMZ, the league met with Taylor on Monday.

The NFL is confirming that a representative was flown out to meet with Taylor and that she was interviewed about her alleged experiences. The interview was so in-depth that it reportedly lasted 10 hours, which is fairly long when you consider the scope the investigation.

As right now, the league has yet to reveal any specific details regarding the contents the meeting. If the league feels as though Brown has done something wrong, they reserve the right to suspend him and put him on the commissioner’s exempt list. 

As always, keep it locked to HotNewHipHop for all the latest updates on this situation.

Antonio Brown Farting Video Goes Viral After Bombshell Report: Watch

Antonio Brown’s saga in New England has just begun and it has already devolved into one the most bizarre sports stories the entire year. In a recent Sports Illustrated article, Brown was accused sexual assault by a second woman and some his antics were put on full display. One the weirdest stories to come from the exposé came courtesy Dr. Victor Prisk who worked with Brown on his fitness and diet. Prisk claims Brown was meeting with him in his fice and kept farting uncontrollably right in front his face. One Brown’s friends was recording this and even put it on his Instagram story.

This happened about a year ago but yesterday, the old video went viral and the internet was made subject to Brown’s unholy flatulence. In the piece, Dr. Prisk explains how annoyed he was by the incident and how it showed a lack maturity and foresight on AB’s part.

“It seemed just childish to me,” Dr. Prisk said. “I’m a doctor and this man is farting in my face.”

Brown is currently being investigated by the NFL for his behavior and the sexual assault allegations made by his former trainer Britney Taylor. There is a chance Brown could be suspended which would certainly put a damper on the Patriots’ plan becoming the most dominant fensive team in the league. 

Stay tuned for updates on Brown’s situation as we will be sure to bring you all the latest updates.

Ben Roethlisberger Reacts To Heartbreaking Season-Ending Injury

After starting the season 0-2, it didn’t seem like things could get any worse for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Unfortunately for them and their fans, things got a whole lot worse as it was announced yesterday that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would have to miss the rest the season with an elbow injury. This is a worst-case scenario for the Steelers and with Mason Rudolph under center, there isn’t much hope that the Steelers can turn their season around and make the playfs.

Following the news, Ben Roethlisberger issues a statement about his injury and as you can imagine, he’s saddened over having to sit out the season. At 37 years old, Big Ben doesn’t have much football left although he maintains he will come back better and stronger.

Ben Roethlisberger Reacts To Heartbreaking Season-Ending Injury

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Per CBS Sports:

“I’ve been informed that I need season ending surgery on my elbow to continue playing football at the level I expect. This is shocking and heartbreaking for me, to miss this much a season and feel like I am letting down so many people. I can only trust God’s plan, but I am completely determined to battle through this challenge and come back stronger than ever next season. The Steelers committed three years to me this fseason and I fully intend to honor my contract and reward them with championship level play. I will do all I can to support Mason and the team this season to help win games. I love this game, my teammates, the Steelers organization and fans, and I feel in my heart I have a lot left to give.”

The Steelers will take on the 2-0 San Francisco 49ers next Sunday. Needless to say, their season is already in jeopardy.

Antonio Brown’s Lawyer Issues Statement Following New Sexual Assault Allegation

Antonio Brown was accused sexual assault and rape by his trainer this past week and it has dominated the storylines surrounding him. Despite having a solid performance against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Brown has had to deal with these allegations. In a Sports Illustrated article today, Brown was accused sexual assault by an unnamed second woman who claims the incident happened while she was at his house doing some commissioned artwork.

“He was flirty with me but I paid him no mind because I was there on business, plus, I had already seen him with multiple girls in the short time I was with him,” the woman alleged. “I was about 40% done on the second day, and I’m on my knees painting the bottom, and he walks up to me butt-ass naked, with a hand cloth covering his penis] and starts having a conversation with me.”

Antonio Brown's Lawyer Issues Statement Following New Sexual Assault Allegation

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Brown’s attorney issued a statement to TMZ about the allegations and as you can imagine, he is vehemently denying them.

“Antonio Brown has reviewed the sexual misconduct allegations made by an unnamed artist included in a recently published Sports Illustrated article and denies that he ever engaged in such activities,” Darren Heitner said. “There will be no further comment at this time.”

Stay tuned for updates on Brown’s situation as we will be sure to bring all the latest news and information.

Dak Prescott Shades Josh Norman After Recent String Of Criticism

Dak Prescott is a quarterback who has faced a ton scrutiny over the last few years thanks to the fact that he hasn’t been seen as much a playmaker, especially when compared to running back Ezekiel Elliott. Despite this, Prescott has thrived this season and after two games, has seven touchdown passes and just one interception. Yesterday, Prescott shined against the Washington Redskins as his Dallas Cowboys came through with a 31-21 victory. 

Before the game, Redskins star Josh Norman had some criticism for Prescott, essentially saying he is only playing well because his fensive line. In his post-game interview, Prescott threw a bit shade Norman’s way and discredited his opinion.

Dak Prescott Shades Josh Norman After Recent String Of Criticism

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“Yeah, I heard it, but I am not going to allow him be a motivation to me,” Prescott said according to Charean Williams Pro Football Talk. “I have enough things that motivate me and keep me going. What someone says good or bad about me isn’t the case, especially when he is not on this team.”

Norman has been underperforming this season and the Redskins will be in tough for the rest their campaign as they boast an underwhelming record 0-2. It’s clear the Cowboys are the cream the crop when it comes to the NFC East and the league has been put on notice.

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Antonio Brown Accused Of Sexual Assault By A Second Woman: Report

Antonio Brown has come under fire the past few weeks thanks to his numerous antics while under the direction the Oakland Raiders. Now, Brown is with the New England Patriots and as soon as he signed with them, he was accused sexual assault by a former trainer. AB and his agent have come out and denied the allegations but now, he is being accused even more indiscretions.

A bombshell article was written by Sports Illustrated today which detailed some the problems Brown has faced over the last few years. In the article, there was an interview with an anonymous woman who says she was commissioned by Brown to paint some artwork for his home. The woman claims she is not seeking any financial damages from Brown but wants his behavior to be put on blast for being inappropriate.

Antonio Brown Accused Of Sexual Assault By A Second Woman: Report

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“He was flirty with me but I paid him no mind because I was there on business, plus, I had already seen him with multiple girls in the short time I was with him,” the woman alleges. “I was about 40% done on the second day, and I’m on my knees painting the bottom, and he walks up to me butt-ass naked, with a hand cloth covering his penis] and starts having a conversation with me.”

Brown and his team have yet to comment on these recent allegations although a statement is probably coming soon. There were some pretty big revelations in SI’s story so it will be interesting to see how this all develops throughout the week

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Citrin" Releasing In Sizes For The Whole Fam

The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 will be returning to retailers in two new colorways over the next week, including the “Cloud White” iteration set to release on Saturday, and the “Citrin” 350 V2, confirmed to release on September 23.

Just like the Cloud Whites the Citrin colorway will be available in sizes for the whole family, with adult sizes retailing for $220.

The kicks will be available at all major retailers, including the Foot Locker family brands, such as Footaction, Eastbay, Finish Line and Champs Sports, as well as Adidas.com, Dick’s Sporting Goods and other locations.

A reflective version the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Citrin” is also in the works, but they will be much more limited than the non-reflective colorway. 

Continue scrolling for some additional images and release procedures.

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Citrin" Releasing In Sizes For The Whole Fam

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Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Citrin" Releasing In Sizes For The Whole Fam

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Citrin/Adidas

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Citrin" Releasing In Sizes For The Whole Fam

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Citrin/Adidas

Off-White x Nike Dunk Low "Gold/Navy" Coming Soon: Best Look Yet

If you know anything about sneaker culture, then you know exactly how important the Off-White x Nike collabs have been over the last two years. Designer Virgil Abloh has brought his unique DIY style to the biggest sportswear brand in the world and it has culminated in an incredible collaboration. While Off-White and Nike only started working with ten silhouettes, they have upped their game over the last year and have been partnering on some other classic models.

One those silhouettes is the Nike Dunk Low and as we’ve reported in the past, there will be three colorways this collab coming in October. The latest colorway to get some new images is the “Gold/Navy” version and thanks to @hanzuying, we have some incredibly detailed photos the shoe. as you can see, the sneaker has a “university gold” base while the overlays are navy blue. The similarly-colored laces are paired with some red rope laces which are interwoven across the upper.

Based on the posts below, these are going to cost $170 USD and will be quite limited as only 34,000 pairs will be released. Stay tuned for updates on this sneaker as we will be sure to bring them to you.

Michael Jordan To Sell Significant Portion of Charlotte Hornets: Report

According to new reports Michael Jordan has agreed to sell f a significant portion his stake in the Charlotte Hornets to two New York-based investors.

A source divulges to the Charlotte Observer that despite selling a great portion, Jordan does not plan to give up his majority ownership the NBA teams. As it stands, Michael Jordan currently controls 97 percent Hornets equity. 

It was back in 2010 that he first acquired the team for $180 million from BET network owner Bob Johnson despite Johnson purchasing it for $300 million in 2004–a price cut largely attributed to the debt that Jordan agreed to assume when purchasing the team.

Michael Jordan To Sell Significant Portion  Charlotte Hornets: Report

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The prospective owners are Gabe Plotkin and Daniel Sundheim, the founders Melvin Capital and DI Capital, respectively. While they await approval from the NBA, the deal is expected to be closed within the next few weeks. Sundheim and Plotkin, responsible for managing hedge funds well worth billions dollars have never had experience with owning a team.

“While I will continue to run the Charlotte Hornets, make all decisions related to the team and organization, and remain the team’s NBA Governor, Gabe and Dan’s investment in the team is invaluable,” Jordan revealed in a statement. “Gabe and Dan are industry standard-setters and proven leaders, with a belief in philanthropy and a passion for basketball. They share my commitment to Charlotte and the Carolinas.”