When he’s not still thinking about how badly he wants to beat up Derek Fisher, Matt Barnes can be found giving some heated and passionate opinions on basketball. Of course, Barnes is a former player and enjoyed a stint with the Phoenix Suns during the 2008-2009 season. Barnes still pays attention to what does down in Phoenix and on Twitter this morning, the former NBA player lashed out at owner Robert Sarver for the way he’s been running the team.
The Suns have some exceptional young talent including Devin Booker who put up multiple 50-point performances this season. Barnes feels as though Sarver is currently wasting Booker’s talents and that Sarver should actually consider removing himself from the team entirely.
“Coaching isn’t the problem w the Suns] the owner is!” Barnes wrote. “Sarver is the worst owner in the NBA.. Do that great city phnx a solid & sell the team, they deserve a winner! You’re wasting Devin Bookers career.”
The Suns recently fired their head coach Igor Kokoskov after just his first season with the team. The Suns finished the season with a record 19-63 which put them last place in the Western Conference and tied for 29th in the entire league.
Donovan Mitchell has been one the most exciting young players in the league and has been seen as just an overall good guy by his peers. On Monday night, Mitchell dropped 31 points on the Houston Rockets in game four when his Utah Jazz were down 3-0 in the series. Winning four straight to complete the miraculous comeback seems like an impossible task, although for Mitchell, some things are just way more important than the game basketball.
According to a report from the Salt Lake Tribune, Mitchell was driving through downtown Salt Lake City on Sunday when he noticed a car accident on the side the road. Mitchell says he drove by and saw a woman in distress and that’s when he stopped to make sure everybody involved was okay.
“I was driving by, a lady was falling out her car, the airbags went f, she was grabbing her chest and I was like, ‘Oh shoot,’ Mitchell said. “Like a natural instinct to found out what happened.”
Mitchell explained that everybody involved in the crash was safe and that he doesn’t want to make more his gesture than it was.
“I was just going out there to make sure she was OK,” he said. “I don’t want to make it like a big, big deal.”
WWE superstar Sasha Banks isn’t happy with the creative direction her character and she is reportedly considering sitting out the rest her contract.
Banks allegedly tried to quit during Wrestlemania 35 weekend because she was pissed that her and Bayley dropped the tag team titles to The IIconics after just a brief run with the belts. Ryan Satin Pro Wrestling Sheet reported the following just days after Wrestlemania:
“Heard from a few sources now saying Sasha Banks and Bayley were laying on the floor the locker room on Sunday, and back at the hotel in front one their rooms, loudly making it known they were unhappy about losing the tag titles.”
According to a report by Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio (H/T Ringside News), Banks is now at a “stalemate” with the WWE.
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Meltzer reports (H/T Ringside News):
“Sasha Banks, the situation is unchanged. They are right now at a stalemate and the word— course you know how this goes—but the word is that if she wants to sit out the rest her contract she can sit out the rest her contract. Of course, if you know what that means that means she’s going to be sitting out forever because they’re going to add time for her not working so kinda—these contracts are very, very difficult.”
Banks, a first cousin Snoop Dogg, was given “a few weeks to think things over” and she has not appeared on WWE programming since Wrestlemania 35 on April 7. Her former tag-team partner, Bayley, was sent to SmackDown Live as part the recent “Superstar Shake-up.”
A few days back the internet was going wild when it was reported that Ariana Grande was paid two times more than Beyonce for her headlining Coachella set. The disappointing rumor thankfully got debunked after a few publications got word that both performers were paid the same – “$4 million for the first weekend and another $4 million for the second.”
It seems as though some Beyonce fans either never got the word about the debunked report or simply don’t believe it since Ariana had a lemon thrown her way during her Sunday Coachella performance – really. In the clip below, you can see Ariana making her way around the stage when a whole lemon hits her on her chest and drops on the stage. Of course, Ariana didn’t let the fruit disrupt her performance and kept going strong
The lemon is significant since it was the name Beyonce’s last visual album, a clear sign that the lemon-thrower is clearly a part the Beyhive and wasn’t down for the idea Ariana getting paid more than the “Love On Top” music maker.
As for the internet, check out some the reaction below.
A positive exchange occurred between singer-songwriter Ariana Grande and actor Jim Carrey. Recently, the 25-year old songstress quoted Carrey’s words her Instagram story at the heels her own battle with depression. The shared quote defined the state depression as the body’s natural call for “deep rest.” The latter encompasses the powerful reflections accrued by Carrey through his own previous struggles with mental health. The Coachella headliner‘s fragile state mind is understandable considering her lastingness under the public eye, the tragic loss former flame Mac Miller and fall out with ex-fiance Pete Davidson.
In recent years, Canadian actor Jim Carrey shifted towards a more spiritual path in which he ten questioned the human experience as a metaphysical phenomenon. The comedian’s transformational journey placed him on a hiatus from Hollywood but nevertheless resulted in an array inspirational insights. Some which served as the inspiration behind Ariana’s post.
Following Grande’s move, the songwriter received a positive response from the iconic actor. The 57-year old movie star fered words encouragement and support, citing the original author the “deep rest” concept, Jeff Foster. The “7 Rings” vocalist was overly pleased with Jim Carrey’s acknowledgment.
Considerably, drama accumulates daily when it comes to the Jussie Smollett case. It was not long ago that the “Empire” star was reported to be in a hospital following a racist and homophobic attack. Since then, the name Jussie Smollett rapidly went from being tied to words encouragement and hope to fraud and hoax. The alleged attack was proven to be orchestrated by the actor with the help two Nigerian brothers, Ola and Abel Osundario. As a result, Smollett faced the legal consequences his deception.
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Last month, however, all charges were surprisingly dropped against the entertainer and the latter resulted in explosive reactions from the public. Seemingly, these reactions have since progressed to traceable actions. According to Deadline, the prosecutor behind the dropped charges, Kim Foxx, has been getting several serious threats since the decision on Jussie’s fate.
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The fice the Cook County State attorney shared with the Chicago Sun Times: “We can confirm that the state’s attorney has received threats to her personal safety and security, a number which have contained racially charged language.” Moreover, Foxx’s chief staff cited the problematic threats came through emails and phone calls which have since been forwarded to their investigation bureau.
Despite finding the combined strength the Stan army faced against him, Machine Gun Kelly is doing just fine. Between touring, living it up with the homie Pete Davidson, working on feature films like Netflix’s The Dirt, and putting the finishing touches on his upcoming Hotel Diablo project, Gunner is securing the bag at his own admirable rate. Today, the rapper slash actor celebrates his twenty-ninth birthday, taking to social media to share a throwback picture from his overall-clad childhood.
“This idiot turned 29 yrs old today,” writes Kelly, in the accompanying caption. “Thanks for all the birthday wishes !!!” Between fans, Game Of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon (who co-starred alongside Kelly in The Dirt), and Pete Davidson, Kelly is receiving no shortage good cheer. In fact, the good tidings have also manifested in a material fashion, as both Davidson and comedian John Mulaney went half-and-half on a Rolex watch. You can check out some footage Kelly’s new gift below, courtesy TMZ.
Happy birthday Gunner!
The Jussie Smollett affair continues to get messier. The Osundario brothers, the two men reportedly behind the fake attack, have now motioned a defamation lawsuit against Smollett’s lawyers. According to TMZ, siblings Abel and Ola claim the actor’s attorneys have lied about their role in the alleged attack since all charges were dropped against Jussie. The brothers filed the suit within the Chicago federal court while insinuating that Jussie’s celebrity status affected their better judgment and influenced them to take on the culprit roles.
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The brothers cited their relationship with the “Empire” star as subordinate and further claimed to have been innocent victims, blinded by the potential making it big. Despite these claims, Jussie Smollett is not the one being sued. Instead, Ola and Abel are coming for the actor’s lawyers, Mark Geragos, and Tina Glandian, for reportedly sensationalizing their role in the racist, homophobic attack.
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The suit further expands on Gladian’s details the attack shared on news outlets GMA, Today and the Reasonable Doubt podcast. According to the plaintiffs, Tina Gladian lied about the brothers wearing whiteface during the attack, having a sexual relationship with Jussie and their potential involvement in a Nigerian steroid trafficking scheme. The alleged defamation suit also chimes in on the drawbacks experienced by the brothers following the case, which includes an inability to find work, public humiliation and damage to their reputations.
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Further details on the ordeal are set to be given in a Chicago news conference currently broadcasted live on TMZ.
After footage from the upcoming Avengers flick appeared online, fans the franchise started to turn f their phones in hopes that the spoilers completely disappear. The directors the film issued a statement, urging everybody to keep quiet about Endgame until everybody has gotten a chance to watch it, reducing the unfortunate reality plot points being ruined before we even step into the theatre. With the hype surrounding this movie, it will be difficult to avoid any spoilers but so far, Marvel and the actors have been tight-lipped. The Los Angeles premiere took place last night and the first batches people have finally seen the 3-hour long extravaganza, praising it and speaking very highly everybody involved.
Fans, journalists and critics were in attendance as the Endgame finally played out on screen after Thanos destroyed much the universe. As reported by Variety, many the folks in the crowded theatre walked out with smiles on their faces, saying that the film is as “epic” as they would have expected. With the end in sight, we could definitely expect some emotional elements, with many noting that a few people in the audience were sobbing at parts. Rotten Tomatoes editor-in-chief Joel Meares kept things simple, telling fans that they will go “APESHIT” when they see it. Others have referred to the MCU culmination as the “best possible version Avengers: Endgame and somehow the film still surpassed all expectations.”
Even if you look deep, you’re likely to find almost exclusively positive reviews. The film will ficially premiere later this week. Are you excited?
Odell Beckham Jr. went on an epic twitter rant on Monday night, in which he responded to several fans and addressed comments made by New York Giants general manager David Gettleman, as well as Giants’ head coach Pat Shurmur.
It all started when OBJ quote-tweeted a tweet from HNHH that suggested Gettleman believes a “culture problem” led to the blockbuster trade with Cleveland. Gettleman had told NJ.com that the G-Men had a culture problem, but “not anymore.”
Shortly after hitting send on that tweet, Beckham Jr. tweeted, “LISTEN PSA…. I am having one the best days my life ! I have gotten some the greatest newssss!! Sooo don’t play wit me cause I’m shoootin back, for alllll the haters out there that want a response !! TODAY IS THE DAY MY FRIEND”
And then the flood gates were opened.
In responding to his supporters and haters, Beckham Jr. addressed why he didn’t travel with the Giants while he was hurt, how “disrespectful” his send-f was, how happy he is to be in Cleveland, and how there will be no return to the Giants.
Check out a recap his eventful Monday night tweet spree below.
Kevin Durant has made it abundantly clear this season that he’s not a very big fan the media. At times, Durant has even lashed out members the media for their persistent coverage his upcoming free agency. Some have said that Durant will absolutely be leaving the Warriors and will end up with the New York Knicks. Durant hasn’t confirmed or denied any the reports, although he has criticized the media for their questions. The Warriors star even said the media is dependent on him and his situation.
“They need me,” Durant said according to NBC Sports Bay Area’s Logan Murdock. “If I wasn’t a free agent, none this s–t would go on, right? None this speculation about who I am, what’s wrong with my mental, why I’m miserable, why I ain’t happy with life. Nothing.”
When it comes to the speculation, Durant admits that it is a big deal, although he feels like some members the press have been committing some egregious journalistic errors.
“That’s a hot topic,” Durant said. “But you don’t have to talk about it. And then you don’t have to get mad when I don’t want to talk about it. And then you don’t have to get mad when your little brain is roaming around, but you can’t find the correct answers. That’s bad journalism. That’s not doing your job well.”
Where do you think Durant will end up next season?
The world entertainment is about to suffer an insurmountable collision because two major forces will soon be joining to create a mega-entity. Avengers: Endgame is a big enough behemoth in itself — at the end the day, this is probably one the most hyped movies all time — but now that it’s making its way into the Fortnite sphere, you can guarantee that a whole new demographic will be lining up to purchase their movie tickets. On pace to break all kinds records this weekend, Avengers will finally open across the globe and soon, a partnership will be implemented between Epic Games and Marvel.
If you think the one thing that possibly has more hype than the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s probably Fortnite. Kids all over the world are still playing the game, which has somehow retained its charm. As reported by Uproxx, the game will be introducing the Avengers to their pixelated screens, celebrating the premiere the film. The exact nature the crossover is unclear but it appears as though the battle royale game will add some type Avengers-themed goodies to their shop or to the map. A photo was tweeted out by their ficial accounts to tease the arrival the merger, featuring a character sporting Captain America‘s shield and captioning it: “Whatever it takes.”
Are you intrigued as to what will be happening in this crossover? Avengers: Endgame opens on April 26.
Cole Anthony, one the top ranked college basketball prospects in the country, announced his commitment to the University North Carolina Tar Heels on Tuesday. Anthony, the No. 2-ranked prospect in the 2019 class and the top unsigned senior, revealed his decision on ESPN’s “Get Up!”
“We ended up going with North Carolina,” Anthony said on ESPN’s Get Up! “We really pushed this decision back a lot. We really just kept looking at all our schools, and I just always ended up winding up going back to Carolina. It felt like a family to me. I love coach Roy] Williams, coach Hubert] Davis. If it was up to me, I’d be on campus tomorrow.”
Anthony, the son former NBA point guard Greg Anthony, had also been considering the Georgetown Hoyas, Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Oregon Ducks.
The 6’3 point guard from New York City attended the famed Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, where he averaged a triple-double. According to ESPN, he also won a gold medal for USA Basketball at the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship last summer and was named to the All-Tournament team.
“He’s maybe the most complete guard I ever recruited at this stage his career, and I think he can get better.” Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said in a phone interview, according to the New York Post. “That’s the fun part.”
In addition to Cole Anthony, the Tar Heels have also locked up five-star center Armando Bacot (No. 17 in the ESPN 100), and they’re still in the mix for five-star forward Precious Achiuwa, ranked 16th in the ESPN 100.
The Houston Rockets had a chance to sweep the Utah Jazz last night in game four their first-round matchup. Unfortunately for the Rockets, the Jazz outclassed them all night en route to a 107-91 loss. Rockets player Clint Capela struggled last night and after the game, explained to ESPN that he’s actually been battling two respiratory illnesses throughout the playfs. Capela had missed some practices before the series and the illnesses have persisted throughout the playfs.
Capela explained that he was diagnosed with adenovirus and a Klebsiella infection during a visit to the doctor’s while in Salt Lake City. During his interview with reporters, Capela had bloodshot eyes and explained that he should be fine within the next four to five days.
“It’s tough, man,” Capela explained. “Especially when I try to breathe, it’s hard. I’m just going to fight it the best that I can.”
Capela only managed four points and seven rebounds on Monday night. Despite the loss, Capela and the Rockets will have a second shot at eliminating the Jazz on Wednesday night at 8 P.M. EST. By then, Capela will be closer to a full recovery and will be looking to have a bounce-back game.
Thanks to the talents Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks have been dominating the NBA playfs so far. Heading into last night, the Bucks had a 3-0 series lead against their first-round opponents, the Detroit Pistons. Despite being six points down at halftime, the Bucks were able to crawl their way back into the game and eventually won 127-104 in devastating fashion. The win helped propel the Bucks to their first playf series win since 2001.
Giannis was an absolute beast for the Bucks as he recorded a whopping 41 points to help put the Pistons away in the second half. After the game, head coach Mike Budenholzer explained how much the win means to the city.
“It’s a good night for Milwaukee,” Budenholzer said according to ESPN. “It’s a good night for the Bucks.”
The Bucks won all four games against the Bucks by over 15 points which showcased just how dominant they are. Things are about to get a lot more difficult for Milwaukee though. They now have to face f against the Boston Celtics who many pundits have heralded as the team with the best chance to beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.
A schedule for the second round has not been determined yet so stay tuned for any updates regarding the second round.