Skechers & Snickers Launch Collaborative Sneaker Collection

Skechers and Snickers have teamed up for a special edition sneaker collection, featuring three different silhouettes, including the unisex Skechers D’Lite. 

The D’Lite comes in three different colorways, white, cream or black, each which comes equipped with red and blue detailing as well as Skechers and Snickers logos embossed across the upper.

The collection also consists three low-top men’s sneakers, decked out in red, white and blue with a Snickers-inspired “SKECHERS” text displayed across the upper, as well as a trio the women’s Go Run Focus, also fered in red, white and blue.

Other than the red, white and blue colorways there’s nothing from this collection that really screams “Snickers collab” but if you’re feeling the vibe you can cop a pair today. Continue scrolling for a look at the collaborative collection.

Skechers & Snickers Launch Collaborative Sneaker Collection

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Skechers & Snickers Launch Collaborative Sneaker Collection

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Skechers & Snickers Launch Collaborative Sneaker Collection

Snickers x Skechers D’Lite/Skechers

Skechers & Snickers Launch Collaborative Sneaker Collection

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Skechers & Snickers Launch Collaborative Sneaker Collection

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Lakers Should’ve Signed Melo Over Jared Dudley Says Ex-Player: Dudley Reacts

Former NBA player Royce White has a serious issue with the fact that LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers signed Jared Dudley while Carmelo Anthony is still looking for a place to play.

During a recent discussion with Fanatics View, White ripped the Lakers for not signing Melo, while questioning why LeBron is just “letting” his longtime friend hang out to dry.

“And we know that there is no way that the Lakers would go out and sign Jared Dudley and not sign Carmelo Anthony. And another question is: ‘why a guy like LeBron is walking around like he is the face and the voice the players?’

“How is he letting his Banana Boat Brother hang out there in the wings, and they go and sign Jared Dudley and not Carmelo? If anybody watching this thinks Jared Dudley can hold Carmelo’s jockey strap, I’ll slap them. That’s how I’m coming though!”

White’s rant caught the attention Dudley, who responded on twitter by praising Carmelo as a first ballot Hall Famer. Dudley also made it clear that it isn’t him vs Melo, and labeled White, “uninformed.”

“This isn’t Melo vs myself, That man is a 1st ballot HOFer.. We all want to see him back in the league.. Royce seems uniformed when he speaks and this situation in calling my name out. This league is not about who’s better then who it’s what’s players make for the best Team.”

Check out a snippet White’s comments in the video embedded below.

UFC’s Daniel Cormier Issues Apology Following Loss To Stipe Miocic

Future UFC Hall Famer Daniel Cormier suffered just the second defeat his illustrious career at UFC 241 on Saturday night, as Stipe Miocic knocked him out during the fourth round their heavyweight championship main event. 

On Monday, the former two-division champion took to instagram to issue an apology to his family, coaches and fans, as well as to congratulate Miocic on a hard fought victory.

DC’s statement reads:

“It’s been a couple days and I can’t stress the disappointment, I am so sorry to all I have let down. To my wife and kids I am so sorry you guys had to experience that, I never wanted y’all to see that and the hurt you guys showed breaks my heart everytime I think about it. My coaches I am sorry, i appreciate the work and time you’ve spent with me. My fans, thank you guys for all the love and support you have guided me to all these amazing accomplishments. Stipe Miocic and his team, congratulations on a tremendous victory, you showed so much heart and grit, you are the definition Cleveland tough. @danawhite And all at the @ufc thank you all for everything you have done for me and my family. This has been the most amazing journey, I will decide what I am gonna do now, and as soon as I decide you will all know right away. I love you all. DC”

Cormier, 40, has been open about his plans to retire in the near future but fans are calling for him and Miocic to finish their trilogy as they’re now 1-1 against each other. For his UFC career, DC boasts a record 22-2, and he’ll be able to transition into a commentary role with the company once he does retire.

It just remains to be seen if that’ll come sooner or later following Saturday’s result.

Former NFL Running Back Cedric Benson Dies In Motorcycle Accident

According to KVUE in Austin, Texas, former NFL running back Cedric Benson and an unnamed woman were tragically killed in a motorcycle accident that occurred just after 10 pm last night.

Early reports indicate that Benson and the woman’s vehicle came into contact with one another when a minivan forcibly pulled into their lane. The police have posited that speed and poor visibility were the “biggest factors” in the collision, short listing public intoxication as a possible deterrent.

Former NFL Running Back Cedric Benson Dies In Motorcycle Accident

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Benson spent his collegiate years starring for the Texas Longhorns, his all-time numbers second only to Ricky Williams at U T. In the 4 seasons he donned the orange and white trim, Benson never ran for less than 1,000 yards. As Complex noted, Benson’s collegiate career is perhaps best remembered for the role he played in securing the 91st Rose Bowl on an 11-1 regular season record. 

Upon finishing his 4th term at U T, Benson declared for the NFL Draft where he was picked 4th overall by the Chicago Bears. He would go onto play for the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Green Bay Packers to close out his career. His best years were spent in Cincinnati, where he ran for 1,000 in three consecutive seasons. Benson was only 36 years old at the time his passing.

Dragon Ball Z x Adidas Nizza Hi “Oolong” In The Works: First Look

Adidas isn’t finished with their Dragon Ball Z sneaker collabs just yet.

Following the eight-sneaker Dragon Ball Z x Adidas collection that dropped in the Fall/Winter 2018 comes yet another DBZ-inspired sneaker, this time taking shape in the form an Adidas Nizza Hi. The inspiration: the anthropomorphic, shapeshifting pig known as Oolong.

The high-top sneakers come equipped with a white canvas upper, featuring Oolong’s face embroidered on the upper along with pink underwear strewn throughout. Additional details include a pink rubber midsole that extends onto the tip the toe box and a neon green outsole beneath it all.

Adidas has not yet announced a release date for the Dragon Ball Z x Adidas Nizza Hi “Oolong” but rumors suggest the collaborative kicks will be available sometime this month through Adidas.com and select Adidas retailers.

Stay tuned for ficial details.

Dragon Ball Z x Adidas Nizza Hi “Oolong” In The Works: First Look

Dragon Ball Z x Adidas Nizza Hi Oolong
Dragon Ball Z x Adidas Nizza Hi “Oolong” In The Works: First Look
Dragon Ball Z x Adidas Nizza Hi Oolong

Dragon Ball Z x Adidas Nizza Hi “Oolong” In The Works: First Look

Dragon Ball Z x Adidas Nizza Hi Oolong

Nike Air Max Plus, Air Max 97 Featured In Upcoming “Sunburst” Pack: Release Info

Nike will be releasing a four-sneaker “Sunburst” pack at the end August, consisting an all-new Nike Air Max Plus, as well an Air Max 97, React Element 55 and Nike Air Force 1 Low.

Each the four sneakers pull inspiration from the brand’s colorful, circular Sunburst logo that originally debuted way back in 1972.

Nike Air Max Plus, Air Max 97 Featured In Upcoming “Sunburst” Pack: Release Info

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The Sunburst Air Max Plus features a habanero red, mesh upper equipped with the Sunburst logo and a colorful assortment eyelets, while the Air Max 97 uses each the logo’s colors throughout it’s wavy upper.

The React Element 55 is built on a predominately white upper with the colors the Sunburst logo dispersed throughout. Lastly, the Air Force 1 Low features a combination leather and mesh with alternating panels red, black, white and yellow.

The full collection will be available on August 31 at spots like Foot Locker, Footaction, Eastbay and Champs Sports. Continue scrolling for ficial images.

Nike Air Max Plus, Air Max 97 Featured In Upcoming “Sunburst” Pack: Release Info

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Nike Air Max Plus, Air Max 97 Featured In Upcoming “Sunburst” Pack: Release Info

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Nike Air Max Plus, Air Max 97 Featured In Upcoming “Sunburst” Pack: Release Info

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Nike Air Max Plus, Air Max 97 Featured In Upcoming “Sunburst” Pack: Release Info

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Nike Air Max Plus, Air Max 97 Featured In Upcoming “Sunburst” Pack: Release Info

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Nike Air Max Plus, Air Max 97 Featured In Upcoming “Sunburst” Pack: Release Info

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Nike Air Max Plus, Air Max 97 Featured In Upcoming “Sunburst” Pack: Release Info

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Dana White Reacts To Conor McGregor Punching Elderly Man

Conor McGregor has been a controversial man in the world mixed martial arts for a long time now and today, his actions got himself into trouble, once again, as he was caught on camera hitting an elderly man at a pub. In the video which can be viewed below, McGregor is clearly seen taking a swing at the man after pouring some shots whiskey. It’s a truly bizarre video and fans are trying to make sense exactly what happened and why McGregor would snap in such a way.

Today, UFC President Dana White spoke to TMZ about the whole ordeal and gave his thoughts on what happened. It doesn’t seem like McGregor will have to face any discipline although White would like to see the Irish fighter exercise a bit more caution moving forward.

“You’re talking about a pub in Ireland. Know how many guys get punched in the face every day in a pub in Ireland? Yeah, a lot. But, this is a high-prile guy” White said “The bottom line is when you’re not a regular guy, you’re a high-prile guy, and you’re a pressional fighter, you can’t do it. That you can’t do. When you’re Conor McGregor, you can’t do it.”

Police are in the midst an investigation although no one has been arrested at this point.

Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 "Animal Pack 3.0" Rumored To Release Again

The beloved Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 “Animal Pack 3.0” may be releasing again, following exclusive drops in Japan and at Complex Con in Chicago. 

According to sneaker source @PY_Rates_, the leopard-printed pair will be available once again for the retail price $250, although a specific release date has not yet been announced. Official images the kicks surfaced this week, which certainly suggests that the re-release will take place in the near future.

The AM1 silhouette comes equipped with a faux horse hair upper, highlighted by an all-over leopard print accompanied by “total orange” detailing on the tongue, outsole and Nike branding.

It remains to be seen if the other two Air Max 1s featured in the Animal Pack 3.0 will be returning to retailers, but it’s worth noting that each pair is currently fetching over $1,000 on the resale market.

Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 "Animal Pack 3.0" Rumored To Release Again

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Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 "Animal Pack 3.0" Rumored To Release Again

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Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 "Animal Pack 3.0" Rumored To Release Again

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Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 "Animal Pack 3.0" Rumored To Release Again

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#DXCLUSIVE: Budo Remixes SISTERS’ "Y Do You Take So Long" Single With Sol

HipHopDX Premiere – Seattle-bred producer Budo rose to prominence while working with longtime friend Macklemore. Before “Thrift Shop” took Macklemore to another level, the duo worked on 2005’s The Language Of My World together on songs such as “White Privilege” and “Claiming the City.”

He also worked on Macklemore’s sophomore solo album, Gemini, contributing his talents to 10 different tracks on the 2017 album. Now, the tenured beatsmith is back with a remix for SISTERS’ “Y Do U Take So Long” featuring Sol.

SISTERS — comprised of Emily Westman and Andrew Vait — pulled the song from their upcoming We Can Get Together EP.

“The remix for ‘Y Do U Take So Long’ is the completion of a collaboration circle,” Vait tells HipHopDX. “Seattle rap icon Sol wrote his verse to a fledgling version of the remix that was initiated by myself under my production moniker Little Wins. Sol enlisted his longtime collaborator Budo to complete the remix.”

The We Can Get Together EP is expected to arrive on September 13 Tender Loving Empire.

Check out “Y Do You Take So Long” above.

#DXCLUSIVE: Budo Remixes SISTERS' "Y Do You Take So Long" Single With Sol

Air Jordan 4 "What The" Colorway Releasing This Fall: Teaser Revealed

In celebration 2019 being the 30th anniversary the Air Jordan 4, Jordan Brand has released a handful classic colorways, as well as some new designs, with plans to release even more in the final quarter the year.

One the Air Jordan 4s set to drop this Fall will reportedly be the “What The” variety, featuring elements each the four original Air Jordan 4 colorways. This includes the “White Cement,” “Bred,” “Military Blue,” and “Fire Red.”

Official images the “What The” Air Jordan 4 have not yet surfaced, but the early teaser shown above reveals that the sneakers will come equipped with white leather bases and mismatched detailing throughout. Rumors suggest that the special edition 4s will be available on November 23 for the retail price $190.

Stay tuned for more details, and click here to preview the Air Jordan 4 “FIBA” colorway releasing on September 1.

Portland Trail Blazers Unveil New Home Court For 50th Anniversary

Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and the Portland Trail Blazers will be playing on a new home court in the 2019-20 season, as the franchise celebrates their 50th anniversary with a retro-themed hardwood.

The newly unveiled court references the Blazers’ first season back in 1970, as well as elements taken from each the team’s first five decades, including the team website and social media handle near the benches.

According to the press release, the Blazers repurposed last year’s court by having it sanded and repainted for the 50th anniversary design, in an effort to maintain the team’s sustainability efforts.

Per NBA.com:

“There are also some stark changes, most which pertain to the colors utilized on the court. The hardwood is now one color, whereas the previous court had a lighter woodgrain within the three-point line and a darker grain everywhere else. They key is now f white rather than red, while the half circle at the top the key is now red rather than wood. And the border around the court has been changed from red to black.”

The court will make it’s game debut in Portland’s 2019 preseason opener against the Denver Nuggets at Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum on October 8. The Blazers first home-opener the 2019-20 regular season will also be against the Nuggets on October 23.

Nike LeBron 17 Images Leaked: Early Look At LeBron’s Next Signature Shoe

Nike and LeBron James will ficially unveil his 17th signature sneaker – the Nike LeBron 17 – sometime this Fall, but some early images the kicks have already surfaced giving fans an idea what to expect.

As seen in the IG posts embedded below, Nike LeBron 17 replicas have been revealed in numerous colorways, including a black and grey colorway that LeBron teased a few weeks ago. The kicks have also been revealed in a clean, white rendition as well as a Lakers-themed design.

Judging from the early leaks, the LeBron 17 looks to be a cross between the Nike LeBron 8 silhouette and the Nike LeBron 15 construction, featuring a knit upper along with a unique, jagged ankle collar. 

Nike typically introduces LeBron’s new signature sneakers in the Fall, just before the start the new season, so we’ll have to sit tight and wait for the ficial details. In the meantime, check out another early look in the video embedded below. 

Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Low “UNC” Drops Today: Purchase Links

Skateboarding legend Eric Koston has teamed up with Nike SB to release a special edition Air Jordan 1 Low collab, featuring the familiar “UNC” color scheme.

According to Nike, this SB x Air Jordan 1 Low takes inspiration from the shoes Koston recalls sitting on the rack back in 1986, with the lids cut f the box, that his mom wouldn’t buy for him because “the shoes he had were fine.”

The kicks, priced at $110, first released at select skate shops earlier this month, but will be available Nike starting at 10am ET. Check out the early purchase link below.

The silhouette features a full leather upper in the Tar Heels’ white and dark powder blue colorway, along with a longer vamp and resized Nike swoosh. Koston’s signature is featured on the inside tongue label and when you flip it, you’ll notice “$24.99” on the underside, referencing the price for that pair on the rack back in ‘86. 

Continue scrolling for the ficial images.

Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Low “UNC” Drops Today: Purchase Links

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Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Low “UNC” Drops Today: Purchase Links

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Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Low “UNC” Drops Today: Purchase Links

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Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Low “UNC” Drops Today: Purchase Links

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Rihanna Slams Joe Biden For Claiming Poor Kids "Are Just As Talented As White Kids"

The campaign trail for the next Democratic nominee has been quite interesting. There are candidates from across America who are working to win over the Dems and ultimately overthrow Donald Trump as president. Unfortunately, many the candidates are taking big Ls on their campaign trail. Although many have been riding with Obama’s former vice president, he left a bad taste in a lot peoples mouths last night while might have cost him his chances at becoming president.

Joe Biden may have “misspoke” where he said that “poor children are just as talented as white kids” but people aren’t going to allow him to get away with this one. He’s faced a ton backlash online which prompted him to issue an apology. However, not many are willing to forgive him. After the clip emerged online, RihRih took to Instagram to bash Biden for his comments, claiming that what he said showed his true colors.

“Whoa! And he’s convinced he said something great here,” she wrote. “Even when they fake it, the truth about how they feel about us is blatant!”

This isn’t the first Joe Biden’s faced criticism for things he’s said in the past. A few months back, the Democratic candidate bragged about how he went to the “hood” to teach women color how to code. While he’s efforts are applaudable, his choice words were met with an audible “yikes” from the audience. 

Carmelo Anthony Receives Support From Mark Cuban After Team USA Snub

Carmelo Anthony didn’t receive an invitation to the Team USA training camp this week, despite being the most decorated Olympic basketball player all-time. Melo reportedly requested to play for Team USA in the 2019 FIBA World Cup, but was denied because management felt he’d be a distraction.

According to Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix, USA Basketball Managing Director Jerry Colangelo recently explained:

“He made a great contribution. He was a very good international player. But for where we are and what we’re doing, that conceivably could have been a distraction. I understand why the request was made. He’s trying to reestablish himself. I think that has to be done in the NBA].”

The reason behind Team USA’s decision not to fer Melo an invite has many crying foul, including Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who recently called in to SiriusXM to express his thoughts on the matter.

“I had to speak up for Melo. He should be on that team. Absolutely no reason for them not to have him on that team.” Cuban added, “As far as distractions, you’ve got the best coaches in the universe coaching that team, how is he gonna be a distraction?”

Anthony, 35, ranks as USA Basketball’s all-time leader in career points, rebounds, and games played, with three Olympic gold medals to his name. Team USA will hold a Blue vs White intrasquad scrimmage tonight in Las Vegas, before cutting down the 16-man roster to the 12 players that will compete in the World Cup in China from August 31-September 15.

Listen to Cuban’s full comments about the Melo situation in the tweet embedded below.