Adam Silver Contemplates Shorter NBA Season And Mid-Year Tournaments

Adam Silver has been an exceptional commissioner for the NBA so far and he is always looking at ways to change or improve the league. One the concerns that players have had as late, is “load management.” Players are starting to rest more ten during the regular season in order to prepare themselves for the physical toll that will present itself during the playfs. At a press conference over the weekend, Silver spoke about some the ways they could improve the league.

“That’s why I’m particularly interested in looking at different kinds formats – at midseason tournaments, for example, play-in tournaments – because even accepting that players have so many miles on their bodies, there may be better ways to present it,” Silver said, per ESPN. “Assuming guys are going to play 82 games, maybe there should be a certain number games in the regular season and then there should be two tournaments throughout the season.”

Adam Silver Contemplates Shorter NBA Season And Mid-Year Tournaments

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Essentially, Silver is saying that the league could still play 82 games, but some those games would be part a tournament, while fewer matches would be allocated to the actual regular season.

Silver also hinted at potentially making games shorter, like the NCAA.

“I think the other issue that’s come up is the season is going to be roughly the beginning October to the end June. We could also be looking at the format. We could be looking at the number minutes in the game,” Silver explained. “Of course, the international game and the college game is 40 minutes and our game is 48 minutes. That would be another way to address load management. Those are all things we’re looking at.”

Would you want to see any these changes?

Jaden Smith Is Bringing Clean Drinking Water To Flint

It’s insane to assume that after practically 5 years, Flint nonetheless doesn’t have clear ingesting water. The difficulty was given a lot media consideration at first, declining in protection as time went on. It’s nonetheless a serious drawback although with hundreds American residents not getting access to clear water. Thankfully, there are loads donations coming in and foundations across the nation try to assist out as a lot as they will. Jaden Smith‘s group will truly be main a brand new initiative to convey clear water to the Mighican metropolis, partnering with a church to deploy a cell water filtration system at the moment.

Jaden Smith Is Bringing Clean Drinking Water To Flint
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According to Page Six, Jaden Smith is teaming up with First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church to supply clear ingesting water to residents Flint, Michigan. A cell filtration system known as “The Water Box” will likely be deployed at the moment, which reduces lead and different contaminants in water. Jaden’s firm JUST Goods labored with the church to design and engineer the system. Keep in thoughts, Smith is just 20-years-old. This is a very selfless transfer for him to make, serving to others get what they deserve. 

The church he labored with has donated over 5 million water bottles to residents however water donations are rising slim. Hopefully, Jaden’s Water Box initiative works out in the long term as a result of it has been far too lengthy for Flint residents to be with out water.

Jaden Smith Is Bringing Clean Drinking Water To Flint
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Ewing Athletics x Grillo’s Pickles Collab: “The Pickle” Ewing Sport Lite

Ewing Athletics has right this moment introduced a particular version collab with “the world’s finest pickle,” Grillo’s Pickles.

Grillo’s Pickles founder, Travis Grillo, began promoting two spears for $1 out a hand-built wood pickle cart on the streets Boston 10 years in the past (after getting denied a job at Nike). Now, he and his model have come full circle by releasing the primary ever pickle sneaker coined “The Pickle.”

Ewing Athletics x Grillo’s Pickles Collab: “The Pickle” Ewing Sport Lite

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Utilizing the Ewing Sport Lite silhouette, “The Pickle” is constructed on a inexperienced suede, representing the contemporary dill present in every jar, whereas a inexperienced leather-based serves as a nod to the crisp, crunchy cucumbers which can be used to make the famend pickles. White laces, impressed by the contemporary California garlic, wooden cart detailing, clear soles and Pickle Man logos on the heel cap f the collab.

Ewing Athletics x Grillo’s Pickles Collab: “The Pickle” Ewing Sport Lite

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The restricted version Ewing Sport Lite “The Pickle” releases March four completely on ewingathletics.com. As for Grillo’s pickles, these will be discovered nationwide at markets together with Whole Foods, Target, Publix, Bj’s, Stop and Shop, Safeway, and lots of many extra.

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Ewing Athletics x Grillo’s Pickles Collab: “The Pickle” Ewing Sport Lite

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Ewing Athletics x Grillo’s Pickles Collab: “The Pickle” Ewing Sport Lite

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Ewing Athletics x Grillo’s Pickles Collab: “The Pickle” Ewing Sport Lite

 

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Ewing Athletics x Grillo’s Pickles Collab: “The Pickle” Ewing Sport Lite

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Ewing Athletics x Grillo’s Pickles Collab: “The Pickle” Ewing Sport Lite

 

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Jim Boeheim To Coach Against Duke Despite Fatal Car Accident: Report

After an enormous win in opposition to Louisville on Wednesday evening, Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim drove residence and was in an unlucky accident that led to the demise a 51-year-old man. The man’s automobile had crashed and when he bought out to go search some assist, he was struck by Boeheim’s automotive. The Syracuse coach had no alcohol in his system and it seems as if it was all a freak accident. In an announcement, Boeheim stated he’s “heartbroken member our neighborhood has died because of this final evening’s accident.”

According to Sports Illustrated, Boeheim can be on the sidelines teaching on Saturday when his workforce takes on the Duke Blue Devils, who’re the primary workforce within the nation. The recreation can be performed in Syracuse.

John Wildhack, the Athletic Director for Syracuse defined the choice in a statement

“The Jimenez household has suffered an amazing loss. Our neighborhood is shaken. The Boeheim household is heartbroken over what occurred, as all of us are. This is a really troublesome time. I do know that Coach Boeheim’s gamers acquire energy from him, simply as he positive aspects energy from his gamers. Our complete neighborhood positive aspects energy from one another. With this in thoughts, and after considerate consideration, I’ve respectfully determined that Coach Boeheim will resume his teaching duties later at present and can coach in tomorrow evening’s recreation in opposition to Duke. We proceed to increase our deepest sympathies to the Jimenez household as they proceed to mourn this tragic loss.”

Syracuse comes into the sport with a file 18-Eight.

Super Bowl LIII: Top 10 Prop Bets To Gamble On This Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday. Patriots vs Rams. Belichick vs. McVay. Gamblers vs. their bookies. 

According to a report by the American Gaming Association, 22.7 million Americans count on to wager on the Patriots vs Rams recreation with an estimated $6 billion at stake. This consists of bets positioned via ficial sportsbooks, native bookies, fshore bookies and even these fice swimming pools that everybody and their mother partakes in.

It’s the most important playing day the yr and there are lots completely different objects to wager on exterior whether or not or not the Patriots and Rams will mix for greater than 57 factors. In reality, you can make your self a reasonably penny (or dig your self a deep gap) nicely earlier than the sport even begins.

Scroll down for some the preferred Super Bowl LIII prop bets.

(For reference: -110 means you wager $110 to win $100. +110 means you wager $100 to win $110)

 

 

NBA All Star Game Starters Selected: Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kemba Walker, & More

The NBA All-Star beginning rosters have been launched. The All-Star format has modified in recent times, and the outdated East versus West format was up to date a bit. Captains are chosen, after which voting selects the beginning lineups every group by convention. Then, captains will draft eight remaining gamers from the pool after which all 14 gamers from the reserve pool, making choices with out regard to convention or place. The voting is in for the starters and there are not any large surprises right here. The Western Conference group appears monstrous, however the East packs a punch relating to large males. 

As reported by NBA.comLeBron James has been named an NBA All-Star for the 15th time, tied for the third-most choices in league historical past behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (19) and Kobe Bryant (18). The starters had been introduced by TNT in the course of the TNT NBA Tip-Off, and they’re going to reveal the reserve gamers on Thursday, Jan. 31. Check out the beginning rosters beneath.

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Stephen Curry, (sixth All-Star choice)
Kevin Durant (10th All-Star choice)
Paul George (sixth All-Star choice)
James Harden (seventh All-Star choice)
LeBron James, Lakers (15th All-Star choice)

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Giannis Antetokounmpo (third All-Star choice)
Joel Embiid (2nd All-Star choice)
Kyrie Irving (sixth All-Star choice)
Kawhi Leonard (third All-Star choice)
Kemba Walker, Hornets (third All-Star choice)

Vans Sues Target For Jacking Their "Old Skool" Sneaker Design

Vans would not take kindly to Third Party Infringement, let or not it’s recognized. The footwear model, synonymous with the skate-boom within the late 70s-early 80s, has filed a cease-and-desist lawsuit over claims Target copied each vestige their iconic “Old Skool” sneaker mannequin, for a nearly-identical mannequin unique to Target shops. Unless we have got our all flawed, the next diptych moderately settles the accord, however let’s simply see the place the trial takes each events. My suspicion: they settle out court docket.

It’s extensively recognized that Vans established their low-cut shoe no later than in 1977. Vans’ cease-and-desist injunction is not solely primarily based on the signature stripe that seems on the contours the shoe on all sides. Vans can also be contending that Target “deliberately copied the distinctive look” with the intention to trigger mass confusion and increase their very own model potential – this in response to a TMZ report.

Since catching wind the lawsuit, Target has taken a respectful stance in direction of the reputed sneaker model, selecting as a substitute to settle the matter in non-public channels. Vans is thereby searching for all of the prits from Target’s copycat “Carmella Lace-Up,” in addition to the destruction the manufacturing line, and each single mannequin that is still unsold in shops. This is not the primary or the final time Vans might be pressured to play the “powerful man.” In 2016 they rolled up their sleeves when a designer working for Sketchers “carelessly” borrowed one their concepts.

Spotify Slumps to Another All-Time Low of $115.86 — Is $99 Next?

Spotify — like most shares on Wall Street — suffered one other substantial drop on Wednesday.  But is $200 nonetheless a practical goal?

Those weathering previous Wall Street bubbles have seen this story earlier than.  But is Spotify spectacularly crashing to Earth, or merely struggling by some turbulence?

Most analysts desire the latter rationalization: regardless of excessive market rockiness, consensus value targets on Spotify stay at $200, with a robust majority making use of ‘purchase’ rankings on the inventory.  Sounds hopeful, although that consensus is trying more and more unrealistic.

Spotify Flirts With Another All-Time Low Amidst Broader Market Turbulence

Spotify (SPOT) slid again into the 120s on Tuesday amidst a broader market downturn and softened worth targets.

Spotify’s ‘disruptive public providing’ is now going through renewed turbulence amidst broader market malaise.  While Britain careens in the direction of the Brexit cliff, US markets are displaying uneasiness over Chinese tensions and a attainable authorities shutdown.

None of that’s serving to Spotify’s valuation on Wall Street.

The Best Black Friday Deals Of 2018

In anticipation the largest purchasing day the yr, we’ve compiled an inventory Black Friday gross sales for vacation and informal consumers alike. Whether you’re in search of new headphones, TV or wardrobe additions, we’ve bought you lined. Be certain to notice which gross sales are on-line: no sense in tenting outdoors the evening earlier than when you don’t need to.

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Adidas

While not probably the most spectacular assortment offers, the three stripes are nonetheless fering markdowns as much as 50% f on footwear and attire. There’s not a lot in the way in which streetwear, however if you’re seeking to replace your fitness center wardrobe this is likely to be the spot. Deals in retailer are most probably going to be the place you’ve probably the most success, however there are some 2,361 merchandise at present on-line with value cuts. Shop the early reductions right here.

Amazon

Perhaps the very best deal fered by Jeff Bezos and firm is the “Fire TV Stick bundle with Echo Dot (2nd Gen) – Black.” It’s an $80 worth that you simply get for $39.98, and a stable steal for anybody wanting the comfort the Alexa know-how and huge streaming capabilities the Fire Stick. The offers don’t cease there, nonetheless, because the retailer additionally has markdowns on all the pieces from footwear to drones. Shop their gross sales right here.

Best Buy

The Geek Squad continues to boast some the very best gross sales the season, and greater than delivers in 2018. Products like iPads, laptops and TVs needs to be your go-to grabs, however don’t write f the Blu-Ray releases: titles like Marvel’s Black Panther and Infinity War are retailing for $6.99. Rather a lot these offers can solely be discovered in-store, and portions are restricted. Preview their reductions right here.

Dick’s Sporting Goods

The athletic one-stop retailer is boasting 25% markdowns on choose merchandise from Adidas, Nike and extra. We suggest copping the Jordan Men’s Therma 23 Alpha Training Hoodie for $37.50, or the adidas Men’s Team Issue Fleece Hoodie in MGH for $41.25. Shop all of the offers right here.

Gamestop

The de facto retailer for video video games is boasting $30 f choose titles, and reductions on XBOX One X and S consoles. If you’re feeling nostalgic, try their “Blast From the Past” bundles beginning at $69.99. See the total advert right here.

Guitar Center

This music spot will not be the primary place that involves thoughts whenever you suppose ‘Black Friday,’ however this might work in your favor. The retailer naturally has offers on devices, however its the Live Sound part you’ll wish to try. Whether searching for tools to make use of at subsequent summer season’s household barbeque or when you simply wish to improve your private sound system, many their markdowns stand to avoid wasting you upwards $100. See the gross sales right here.

Modell’s

The sporting items retailer is fering markdowns on Adidas, Champion, and Timberland in-store. While they at present have 25% f choose Nike attire, it would make extra sense to enter one their areas to get the very best offers.

Nike

The jury remains to be out on whether or not Drake was proper about “checks over stripes,” however the people over at Nike are fering an extra 20% f choose gadgets, with the code “THANKS” at checkout. Be certain to have a look at the Air Jordan footwear eligible for the deal, and the Nike SF Air Force 1 boot in membership gold going for $116.97 earlier than the low cost. The full assortment could be discovered over at Nike.

PlayStation

This deal is probably the most well liked on this checklist, and for good cause. For a restricted time, you will get Marvel’s Spiderman 1TB PlayStation four Bundle, which mixes the addictive recreation with a console for simply $199, a markdown from $299. While initially obtainable at a number of retailers, BestBuy is the one place with it nonetheless in-stock on-line. There is certain to be offers in-store on Black Friday, however why combat the push? Check out Best Buy’s itemizing right here.

Reebok

The model that not too long ago recruited Lil Yachty is fering 40% f all working and strolling footwear in an early Black Friday Sale with the code “WALKRUN40.” From November 22nd-November 25th, that 40% will prolong sitewide. Check out the early gross sales assortment right here.

Sears

While the retailer won’t sport the attraction is earlier days, they’re boasting 50% f coats, recreation tables, instruments and work boots amongst different merchandise. Check out their full checklist sale gadgets right here. (Apparently, they aren’t but totally out enterprise).

Target

Much within the vein Best Buy, Target has some fairly exceptional value cuts on flat screens and laptops. Given the push to such merchandise, nonetheless, you is likely to be higher f attempting to attain an Apple Watch (Series three) for $199.99, which is able to prevent round $80. Also, if in want headphones, we recommend monitoring down the Beats Solo3 Wireless Neighborhood Collection, which shall be going for $179.99, a large lower from their common value $299.99. Check out the corporate’s full advert right here.

Tommy Hilfiger

The model that has attracted artists like A$AP Rocky and Justin Bieber is fering 40% f sitewide and free delivery, utilizing the code “STUFFED” now till November 25th. Some exclusions apply (naturally) but it surely stays alternative to choose up some iconic label’s fall developments. Shop the gross sales right here.

Under Armour

All fleece and choose footwear items are 30% f over at UA’s on-line retailer. This is an effective place to get exercise necessities like compression leggings, sweatpants and dri-fit lengthy sleeves. Shop the appears right here.

Walmart

While the low cost large advertises $100 markdowns on online game consoles just like the Xbox One X, it’s TVs the place you stand to avoid wasting massive. In explicit, a Spectre 50” Class is going for $199, which is a markdown about $150.  Also be looking out for online game and film value cuts, with Madden 19 specifically receiving a $20 discount. Check out all of the gross sales right here.

Xbox

If PlayStation isn’t your factor, Microst is fering a comparable low cost on their very own console. The “Xbox One S 1 TB Console – Minecraft Creators Bundle” is at present obtainable for $199, saving you $100. While your ideas on Minecraft is likely to be so-so, it is a stable deal for anybody seeking to decide up the console forward the vacations. Purchase it right here.

HNHH Store

We could be remiss with out plugging ourselves, proper? Our personal retailer shall be having a Black Friday sale extending till Cyber Monday — search for 25% f all the pieces till Sunday evening, and on Monday, we’ll have a purchase one and get one 50% f deal. For the blog-loving hip-hop fan. Check out the choice right here.

Crosley Is Now Releasing Retro Cassette Players Starting at $60

With the rise in retro vinyl and report gamers, Crosley is hoping it may well spark the identical comeback with cassette gamers.

You’ve most likely seen the corporate’s report gamers littering the cabinets at Target and Urban Outfitters.  Now, Crosley is launching two new cassette deck gamers that look ripped straight out of a film from 1985.

Both fashions function a giant mono speaker and a single-direction deck, which implies you’ll relive the genuine feeling of needing to flip the tape to listen to aspect B.

LaMelo Ball Shares His Wish List Of NCAA Programs

I used to be quietly nervous LaMelo Ball could be caught within the purgatory his dad’s knee-jerk choices. Don’t get me mistaken, LaVar Ball is phenomenal Dad, however I did not perceive the ramifications  his choice to drag LaMelo out his highschool curriculum, or how it will have an effect on him long run. Thankfully, LaMelo was thrown a rope ( his selecting) final week, when determined to reenlist in an Ohio prep college, simply in time for his Senior yr.

By the seems to be it, of us in Ohio are fairly enthused with the thought internet hosting the Baller Brand. They even erected a LaMelo to rejoice his arrival (I child you not).

LaMelo was ranked within the high 15 nationally for his age earlier than he and his brother left for Lithuania. So naturally, LaMelo and his staff are taking a look at high rating NCAA applications, within the occasion he chooses to go the collegiate route.

According to WKYC’s Ben Axelrod, LaMelo has listed North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Michigan State because the applications he’d think about suiting up for. In the case his brother LiAngelo, the choice to re-enlist on the collegiate has come and handed, after going undrafted and unsigned in a tragic sequence missteps.

Sixteen Tech Companies — Including Spotify — Slam the EU's Proposed Digital Services Tax

Digital income retains rising world wide.  Now, the European Union needs in.

Last March, Pierre Moscovi, the Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, together with Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, had an thought.

Why not tax digital companies to make sure that the European Union receives “a good and growth-friendly” income?

Moving ahead with their thought, Moscovi and Dombrovskis proposed two initiatives.

First, the European Commission would reform company tax guidelines.  The EU would drive companies with “vital interactions with customers by digital channels” to register income, thus taxing them.  Moscovi and Dombrovskis famous that this was the Commission’s “most popular long run resolution.”

The proposed three% levy later turned often called the ‘GAFA’ tax, because it additionally focused income from US tech giants in Europe – Google, Amazon, and Facebook.  The digital companies tax (DST) would goal corporations with worldwide revenues of over €750 million ($848.four million) and €50 million ($56.7 million) in Europe.

Second, on the behest of “a number of Member States,” the European Commission would enact an interim tax overlaying digital actions.

Netflix Denies Using Race Baited Promotions To Target Viewers

Race is a vital topic. Whether individuals prefer to imagine it or not, with race comes cultures and sub-cultures that assist mildew experiences, languages, meals, model, non secular affiliations, and rather more. Almost each firm with a advertising and marketing platform considers demographics, which can embody race, age, and intercourse. Recently, Netflix was accused targetting their viewers based mostly on race. Some customers felt as if Netflix was altering the characters of their promotional materials to match completely different races. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix denied these allegations an emailed assertion. “Reports that we take a look at demographics when personalizing art work are unfaithful,” reads the assertion. “We do not ask members for his or her race, gender or ethnicity so we can not use this data to personalize their particular person Netflix expertise. The solely data we use is a member’s viewing historical past. In phrases thumbnails, these do differ and often change. This is to make sure that the pictures we present persons are helpful in deciding which reveals to observe.”

Netflix did implement a characteristic known as art work personalization although. The characteristic works to foretell what actor needs to be proven within the movie or film’s art work. For instance, if a person watches many comedies, then once they spotlight Good Will Hunting, an image Robin Williams may seem because the art work. If the buyer enjoys romantic comedies, then again, the art work for a similar movie might change to Matt Damon and Minnie Driver. 

Will Smith & Jaden Smith Stock Up Target Store: "JUST" Water & Piggyback Rides

Jaden Smith launched his flavored water firm with massive aspirations. He expressed his want to grow to be the “Elon Musk bottled water” when he created “JUST Water.” The younger entrepreneur just lately reached a milestone on his path to extraordinary success as his merchandise hit extra cabinets throughout the United States.

While his water was already accessible on-line and in chains like Whole Foods, the product obtained picked up by retail large Target for a range their areas. In celebration this facet his enterprise, Jaden made a shock journey to the store to put his inventory on the cabinets. He introduced his father Will Smith alongside for the experience. 

The banter they trade throughout their outing is endearing as they poke enjoyable at one another. Most the jabs got here from Will: “You’re doing quite a bit speaking son, I must see you’re employed.”

Will additionally satisfied his grown-*ss son to hop atop his shoulders. Jaden was understandably shaky about the entire ordeal however went together with it. Then, he second-guessed himself as they approached an escalator. After they made it via, Smith Sr. mocks the fright.