LaMelo Ball has been one the most impressive potential prospects for the 2020 NBA draft. The youngest Ball brother is currently overseas playing for the Illawarra Hawks the NBL and has been tearing it up on the stat sheet. Every single game, Ball is able to dazzle fans with some impressive plays including dunks, pull up threes, and some behind the back passes. No matter what Ball is doing out on the court, it somehow makes it to the highlight reels at the end the night.
Unfortunately, Ball has faced a bit a setback. According to Jonathan Givony ESPN, Ball has suffered a bruised foot and is expected to miss four weeks action. NBA scouts tend to be active around this time year which means they will have to miss out on seeing Ball play for a while.
Based on Givony’s report, it appears as though Ball has a real chance at coming back just in time for January which means scouts will have plenty time to look at him. This is great news for LaMelo when you consider how he is projected to be a top-three pick in the draft and could even go number one, as long his father LaVar doesn’t scare f prospective teams.
Stay tuned for more information on LaMelo’s injury as we will be sure to bring it to you.
According to Variety, Julia Louis-Dreyfus sat down with Stephen Colbert at Montclair Film Festival’s annual “Evening with Stephen Colbert” fundraiser on Saturday. While the two discussed several topics, Louis-Dreyfus was particularly candid about her time on Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985.
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“There were plenty people on the show who were incredibly funny,” she said. “But I was unbelievably naive and I didn’t really understand how the dynamics the place worked. It was very ist, very ist. People were doing crazy drugs at the time. I was oblivious. I just thought, ‘Oh wow. He’s got a lot energy.’”
At the time, she was the youngest female cast member in the program’s history.
“I learned I wasn’t going to do any more this show-business crap unless it was fun,” she explained. “I don’t have to walk and crawl through this kind nasty glass if it’s not ultimately going to be fulfilling, and so that’s how I sort moved forward from that moment. I sort applied the fun-meter to every job I’ve had since and that has been very helpful.”
It was during her SNL years when she met comedian Larry David who would give her a role on Seinfeld years later.
Hopefully you did not have to encounter a fake article this weekend on your Facebook feed that claimed Will Smith and Jaden Smith died in a car crash. While a quick scan the article would have convinced you that this was merely hoax, this headline would be jarring nonetheless.
The article alleged that Will Smith and his youngest son perished by colliding with a truck. The header for the article had a CNN logo in the bottom corner a photo Will and Jaden with “R.I.P.” callously written across. A look at the link would have confirmed that clicking on the link would not redirect you to CNN’s website though. The fraudsters were so committed to their cause that they even made a fake CNN video report, which supposedly transitioned into adult content once the “shocking deaths” the famous father and son were covered.
The intention the hoax seemed to be to bait viewers into reading the article, which would feature links that redirect them to malicious web pages. Given this, it’s recommended that you fight f any curiosity you may have to visit this webpage to see how the hoax was packaged. We could be satisfied with the knowledge that Will and Jaden Smith are perfectly fine and learn from this situation that we need to be vigilant about the things we encounter online. Read carefully, and don’t impulsively react and share posts!
YoungBoy Never Broke Again has been in the headlines all day because an unreleased song that surfaced online, referencing his herpes diagnosis and accusing his ex-girlfriend infecting him with the disease. An unrelated story is now making the rounds and it’s far more serious than anything else involving the young rapper.
The 20-year-old has a complicated criminal history himself but his little brothers are now in a ton trouble themselves, getting arrested for murder on Wednesday. According to a local Fox News affiliate, Davaughn and Jeffrey Tate were arrested in relation to the murder 17-year-old Javon Brown in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Three men were taken into custody, including NBA YoungBoy’s 18-year-old and 16-year-old siblings, under suspicion that they shot and killed the teenager while he was walking home from school with a friend. The third juvenile male has not been identified. The three men reportedly started an argument with Brown and, during the fight, gunshots were fired. Brown was pronounced dead the next day.
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YB’s brother Jeffrey, the youngest the two, was apparently struck by bullets in the altercation as well. His injuries were reportedly accidental. Davaughn has been booked into a prison facility on murder charges while his younger brother and the third juvenile are currently being held at a juvenile detention center.
There has been a ton hype surrounding LaMelo Ball these past few weeks thanks to his incredible play overseas in the NBL. At one point, the youngest Ball brother was predicted to be a top 3 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft but now, he is being projected as the first overall pick in ESPN 2020 NBA Mock Draft. Ball has been putting up a plethora triple-doubles and continues to give his team a chance to win every single night.
According to Jonathan Givony ESPN, LaMelo’s talent is enough to make him the first pick in the draft although there is one X-Factor that could scare some teams away. Of course, this X-Factor is LaMelo’s father, LaVar. Givony claims he has heard from teams who just aren’t willing to take a chance on LaMelo because what his dad has done in the past with Lonzo.
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“However, I believe that if the draft were held today, he probably would not be the No. 1 pick,” Givony said. “Of course, that will heavily depend on the team that ends up winning the May lottery. But both Schmitz and I have just received a significant amount blowback from NBA teams who say that they simply don’t trust Ball enough to hand him the keys to their franchise. They worry about what all the attention around him will do to their team culture, how strong his work ethic is and whether his father, LaVar, could become a distraction.”
Punishing LaMelo for his dad’s actions seems a little harsh but it isn’t all that surprising. There is a ton money at stake when it comes to these decisions and drafting the wrong player could be a longterm detriment to your franchise.
Singer Shawn Mendes announced on Twitter that he cancelled a concert that was scheduled to take place in São Paulo, Brazil because of a career-threatening case of laryngitis.
According to Mendes, his doctors — who also diagnosed him as having a sinus infection — ordered him not to perform.
“São Paulo,” he wrote “im [sic] so so sorry to have to tell you this, but today I woke up feeling ill, and went to the doctor, to find out I have laryngitis and a sinus infection which has caused swelling of my vocal cords.”
He went on to say, “It breaks my heart to do this but my doctors told me I can not perform tonight or it would risk long term damage to my voice. I love you all so much and apologize from the bottom of my heart as I wish I could be there on stage tonight. I promise I will make it up to you next time I’m back in South America. Te Amo.”
At the moment, it is unclear when the artist will perform again.
His next appearance is scheduled for December 3, when he is set to perform at the Rio Olympic Arena in Rio de Janeiro. He will follow this with a scheduled appearance on December 6 in Buenos Aires.
A week earlier, Mendes performed at the American Music Awards with his girlfriend Camila Cabello. The two sang their hit song “Señorita,” which received an award that night for Collaboration of the Year, after reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was his second AMA award. He has also received a pair of Grammy nominations.
The Canadian-born Mendes rose to fame in 2013 at the age of 14 by posting videos of himself performing cover songs on Vine. In 2014, he released his debut single “Life of the Party,” which made him the youngest performer to debut in the top 25 of the Billboard Hot 100.
It’s Thanksgiving in America which means for one day only there’s more positive messages being sent out on the internet as people list all the things they’re thankful for or showcase their sweet family moments with photos and videos. We posted a round-up some funny memes as well as Fetty Wap and Kevin Hart’s dinner plans and now Kim Kardashian has come through to express what she’s most grateful for this year.
The reality star – who’s embarked on a new path with her fashion statements – posted two images to Instagram that sees her husband Kanye Wet holding her youngest child Psalm and another image her and kids North, Chicago and Saint. “So thankful for all my babies,” she wrote.
“I guess I just don’t care as much anymore to want to take tons photos in a thong bikini,” Kim said when discussing how she’s cutting back on y bikini shares. “I think I’m evolving to where I don’t feel the need to want to keep up.”
“But I have kind had this awakening myself,” she added. “I realized I could not even scroll through Instagram in front my kids without full nudity coming up on my feed pretty much all the time. And I definitely contributed to that.”
LaMelo Ball is one the most talked-about prospects heading into the NBA draft and for good reason. He has been dominating the NBL this season and has been providing us with some pretty insane highlights. His play has some people believing he will be a top-five pick in the draft while others think he could be closer to the top three. In his most recent game with the Illawarra Hawks, Ball scored a whopping 32 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists which was his first triple-double in the league.
With this accomplishment, Ball became the youngest player in the league’s run to record a triple-double. It’s a momentous occasion for a player who some scouts had doubts about heading into this season. As Ball continues to play like this and make big shots down the stretch, his draft stock will only continue to rise.
It remains to be seen if LaMelo can keep up this torrid pace but if he does, he will be a special player to watch for quite some time. For now, it seems like LaMelo’s father LaVar isn’t interfering too much which is good news for the young star. LaMelo is going to be highly sought after this summer and his fense is already a reason to salivate.
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LaMelo Ball is the youngest the infamous Ball brothers and in some people’s minds, he is the best one the bunch. While many may find this to be a bit a stretch, it has the potential to be the truth. Heading into next season, many believe that LaMelo could end up being a top-five pick in the draft and in some circles, he may even go number one. As right now, he’s playing overseas in the NBL and has had multiple opportunities to show f just how good he is.
In a new article from Bleacher Report, LaMelo’s manager, Jermaine Jackson, spoke about how the league and some brands have been exploiting him before he ficially gets his bag in the NBA. In fact, Jackson used some strong words that he didn’t particularly enjoy using.
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“People done made money f this kid for years,” Jackson said. “I don’t really want to use the word, but it’s damn near like he’s a prostitute.”
Ball is well aware his draft stock but finds a lot the attention he has gotten has led to some misconceptions. “People don’t know me, know me as a person. They don’t know what I’ve been through,” Ball said. “People don’t look at you as a human. People look at you as a dollar sign.”
As Ball makes his way into the league, it will be interesting to see if he can live up to the hype.
18-year old LaMelo Ball is currently playing hoops pressionally in Australia for the Illawarra Hawks as he fine tunes his game ahead the highly anticipated 2020 NBA Draft. Everything seems to be going according to plan for the youngest Ball brother, but dropping out school to play pressionally overseas wasn’t always the path that he had envisioned.
Like his older brothers, Lonzo and LiAngelo, LaMelo had planned to play his college ball in Southern California – but he wasn’t interested in attending UCLA like they did. Instead, LaMelo explains to Bleacher Report’s Mirin Fader that he would have played for the USC Trojans for one season before making the leap to the NBA.
“I thought I was gonna do four years at Chino Hills. I thought I was going to go to USC and from there go one-and-done.”
LaMelo has impressed scouts in his games with the NBL’s Illawarra Hawks so far this season and, as a result, he has climbed up the draft boards. Most mock drafts have the 6’7 point guard slotted as a sure-fire Top-5 pick that could go as high as #1 overall next June.
Former NBA point guard Aaron Brooks, who played alongside LaMelo until he tore his achilles in October, described the LaMelo’s IQ as “amazing” and said he has no doubt that the kid is ready for the NBA.
“The stuff I see is NBA stuff. His IQ is amazing,” Brooks told Mirin Fader Bleacher Report. “There’s no doubt about it: He’s ready for the NBA. His ceiling is so high.”
In a press release on Monday, Kylie Jenner revealed that she has sold a 51% stake in her beauty brand to Coty Inc. for $600 million. Coty, a multinational beauty company that is home to brands like Covergirl, has valued Kylie’s company—which includes the two wildly popular brands, Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin—at $1.2 billion. Through this new partnership, Coty will use its expertise in cosmetic business practice to expand Kylie’s company into a global phenomenon. Kylie and her team, however, would maintain creative control over the company as well as handle communications. Kylie will also remain the face both brands. “This partnership will allow me and my team to stay focused on the creation and development each product while building the brand into an international beauty powerhouse,” said Kylie.
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This is just the latest achievement in Kylie’s cosmetics career.
While only founded four years ago, Kylie’s beauty brand, Kylie Cosmetics, had amassed a whopping $900-million value as March this year, making her the youngest self-made billionaire according to Forbes. Following this evident indicator the brand’s success, Kylie launched her skincare line, Kylie Skin, this past May. While some the products in the line caused some online controversy, she managed to make it work, and this deal with Coty proves that she is just getting started in the beauty world.
By the looks Offset‘s recent Instagram shares, he’s enjoying life to the maximum and feeling all kinds grateful for everything he has. The Migos rapper casually called himself the GOAT, gifted his wife with a Titanic-sized ring, and never stops showcasing sweet videos his four adorable children to his feed. Aside from his youngest daughter Kulture who he shares with Cardi, the “Clout” rapper has three other children from previous relationships – Kody Cephus, Kalea Marie Cephus and Jordan Cephus.
Offset had his first child at the age 17 and previously admitted that it wasn’t easy for him to be a dad while still figuring out who he was. “The journey fatherhood was kind tough for me at first,” he said. “I was trying to find myself. I didn’t have much direction on what it meant to be a father.”
It’s safe to say the 27-year-old found his way since becoming a successful rapper who’s all too familiar with the Billboard charts and RIAA certified tracks. Offset’s latest share to Instagram sees him and Kody with Halloween facepaint with a caption that reads: “IF I DID NOT HAVE MY KIDS I WOULDN’T BE SUCCESSFUL.”
“Suge” rapper DaBaby dropped f a comment in agreeance, writing: “Bottom line.”
It’s starting to feel like Forbes releases a new list every week. This time, the well-regarded magazine and website is ranking the entertainers and celebrities who are earning the most cash from the afterlife.
In a new list released by Forbes, their researchers have determined how much some the most famous deceased personalities are making these days. Some the names on this list, like Michael Jackson, should be relatively obvious to predict. Others are more a shock. Dominating the scoreboard is the King Pop, whose estate earned an estimated $60 million in the last twelve months. The late Elvis Presley notched second place with $39 million and Bob Marley’s family got a cool $20 million from his catalog.
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Representing hip-hop, and also marking two the youngest people on this unfortunate list, Nipsey Hussle and XXXTentacion appear at the tenth and eleventh spots respectively. Hussle’s estate took home a nice $11 million f his legacy and XXXTentacion’s posthumous releases have netted his team $10 million.
Of course, we wish none these names were present on this list. It’s sad to think how both Nipsey and XXX could have continued changing the world, as well as other rappers like Mac Miller, Fredo Santana, and more. Take a look at the full ranking here.
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Oprah Winfrey has come through for Atlanta’s Morehouse College since donating a whopping $13 million to the historically black college, marking the largest endowment in the college’s history, CNN reports. Oprah began the ‘Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program’ at the all men’s school in 1989 and her $13 million donations adds to the already existing $12 million in the fund.
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“Seeing you young Oprah Winfrey scholars here today has moved me deeply,” she said during yesterday’s visit to the campus. “I am so proud you, I’m proud everybody in attendance at this school who is seeking to know more clearly who you are, the value you hold and how you will share that value with the rest the world.”
Oprah’s program with the school has funded more than 600 scholars, most notably Birmingham, Alabama’s mayor Randall Woodfin who was elected in 2017 and became the youngest mayor in the city’s history.
“I’m grateful to Oprah Winfrey for her generosity,” Morehouse President David A. Thomas said. “I am also feeling hopeful for Morehouse and what it has garnered in terms philanthropic support with gifts like Oprah’s and Robert Smith’s. I am hopeful that this will also get others to step up with their support Morehouse, but even more broadly, historically black colleges and universities.”