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Look: The Internet Destroys LeBron James For Missing NBA Playoffs For First Time Since 2005

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The Internet remains undefeated. After LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers loss to the Brooklyn Nets Friday night – ultimately eliminating them from the NBA playoffs contention – social media has gone in-in on the G.O.A.T.’s current postseason plans.

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Anderson .Paak’s 1st Song From His Next Album Is All Heart & Soul (Audio)

On March 4, Keith Flint of the Electronic music group, The Prodigy, was found dead in his Essex, England home. Tragically, the 49-year-old took his life just one month after his final performance with the group.

The British collective crossed over into the mainstream upon the release of their third studio album, 1997’s The Fat Of The Land. The Prodigy made waves with the album’s singles, “Firestarter” and “Breathe,” both reaching #1 on the UK charts. Eventually, the band’s third single from the project, “Smack My B*tch Up,” found its way to the charts with an alley-oop from a nod to Hip-Hop innovators, the Ultramagnetic MCs.

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Ced Gee, TR Love, Mo Love, and Kool Keith Thornton are all listed alongside Howlett as songwriters on the 1997 Dance hit. The chorus vocals placed on the multi-platinum record are sampled from Critical Beatdown‘s “Give The Drummer Some.” In an interview with HipHopDX contributor Dana Scott, Kool Keith and Ced also explain how the recognition and paycheck from another genre came at a really important time in their personal lives.

Keith remembers The Prodigy approaching him. “They had called me up. Liam [Howlett] was a great friend anyway.” Howlett co-founded The Prodigy with Maxim Reality, Leeroy Thornhill, and Flint, who served as dancer and vocalist.

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Ced Gee follows, “Let me tell how he got his number. What happened was they were working with the president of Next Plateau, Eddie O’ Loughlin, at the time. He cleared the sample. So Eddie said, ‘Why don’t you just do it fresh with Keith?’ Because I was working at Next Plateau at the time as the head of A&R and we gave them Keith’s number, and that’s how the reach out became. That’s how they started working together.” Next Plateau, who put out Critical Beatdown, had also worked closely with Salt-N-Pepa, Paperboy, and Antoinette, in addition to a roster of Dance acts.

Kool Keith explains how friendship transcended collaboration. “I did shows with [The Prodigy] when the record [The Fat Of The Land] came out. I did one or two shows with them. One of them in New York and another, I think, in Melbourne, Australia. I was backstage with them and [Keith Flint] was a cool person. They had a lot of champagne, a lot of girls and cool Electronic music. That was a nice tour out there with them. And for the first time, it was good that I had real fun with those guys.”

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Later, Kool and Ced talk about other records The Prodigy used their lyrics for, and the compensation they received for “Smack My B*tch Up.”

Kool also recalls how the 1997 hit, which he and Ced received platinum plaques for, led to more work. “They had another album [Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned] with the big lips on it where they sampled our stuff, too.” Those compositions included “Wake Up Call” and “You’ll Be Under My Wheels.” As Scott points out, Keith’s “Critical Breakdown” vocal (“I’ll take your brain to another dimension / Pay close attention“) was sampled for The Prodigy’s 1992 single, “Out of Space.”

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Ced Gee, recognized for his revolutionary sample techniques, said the re-purposed music was a blessing. “I was under a levy from the IRS at that time. The ‘Smack My B*tch Up’ sample paid off the levy which was about $100,000. After it was over and all corrected, I still had $18,000. That’s how sweet that was. [Laughs] I got that, so imagine what [others] made.”

Keith expounds, “I never had to run around to chase that money, and I was provided for well. And I hope that band didn’t break up, but Keith was such an important person as the lead singer in the band. That’s like Michael Jackson in Jackson 5, Kurt Cobain [in Nirvana], so it’s kind of hard.” Recently, Lord Finesse, another Bronx O.G. whose vocal was used by British Electronic star Fatboy Slim, says he regrets the terms of licensing his material. That appears not to be the case for Ced and Keith. In the late ’90s, Keith was battling against Ruffhouse/Sony Records to release his Black Elvis album, which he discusses at length in the interview.

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Outside of remembering Flint and Prodigy, Kool Keith unveils an upcoming release of a new album he recorded with one of The Beatnuts. “I just did an album with Psycho Les that’s coming out. I got Paul Wall, Jeru The Damaja, Erick Sermon and B-Real from Cypress Hill on it. The two Ultramag’ co-founders also confirm upcoming work together.

On March 4, Keith Flint of the Electronic music group, The Prodigy, was found dead in his Essex, England home. Tragically, the 49-year-old took his life just one month after his final performance with the group.

The British collective crossed over into the mainstream upon the release of their third studio album, 1997’s The Fat Of The Land. The Prodigy made waves with the album’s singles, “Firestarter” and “Breathe,” both reaching #1 on the UK charts. Eventually, the band’s third single from the project, “Smack My B*tch Up,” found its way to the charts with an alley-oop from a nod to Hip-Hop innovators, the Ultramagnetic MCs.

Ultramagnetic MCs’ Ced-Gee Reveals He Produced Most Of Boogie Down Productions’ Criminal Minded (Video)

Ced Gee, TR Love, Mo Love, and Kool Keith Thornton are all listed alongside Howlett as songwriters on the 1997 Dance hit. The chorus vocals placed on the multi-platinum record are sampled from Critical Beatdown‘s “Give The Drummer Some.” In an interview with HipHopDX contributor Dana Scott, Kool Keith and Ced also explain how the recognition and paycheck from another genre came at a really important time in their personal lives.

Keith remembers The Prodigy approaching him. “They had called me up. Liam [Howlett] was a great friend anyway.” Howlett co-founded The Prodigy with Maxim Reality, Leeroy Thornhill, and Flint, who served as dancer and vocalist.

Kool Keith Shows He Can Still Deliver Critical Beatdowns On A New Dr. Octagon Song (Audio)

Ced Gee follows, “Let me tell how he got his number. What happened was they were working with the president of Next Plateau, Eddie O’ Loughlin, at the time. He cleared the sample. So Eddie said, ‘Why don’t you just do it fresh with Keith?’ Because I was working at Next Plateau at the time as the head of A&R and we gave them Keith’s number, and that’s how the reach out became. That’s how they started working together.” Next Plateau, who put out Critical Beatdown, had also worked closely with Salt-N-Pepa, Paperboy, and Antoinette, in addition to a roster of Dance acts.

Kool Keith explains how friendship transcended collaboration. “I did shows with [The Prodigy] when the record [The Fat Of The Land] came out. I did one or two shows with them. One of them in New York and another, I think, in Melbourne, Australia. I was backstage with them and [Keith Flint] was a cool person. They had a lot of champagne, a lot of girls and cool Electronic music. That was a nice tour out there with them. And for the first time, it was good that I had real fun with those guys.”

Kool Keith, Dan The Automator & QBert Revive Dr. Octagon With A New Album & Single (Audio)

Later, Kool and Ced talk about other records The Prodigy used their lyrics for, and the compensation they received for “Smack My B*tch Up.”

Kool also recalls how the 1997 hit, which he and Ced received platinum plaques for, led to more work. “They had another album [Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned] with the big lips on it where they sampled our stuff, too.” Those compositions included “Wake Up Call” and “You’ll Be Under My Wheels.” As Scott points out, Keith’s “Critical Breakdown” vocal (“I’ll take your brain to another dimension / Pay close attention“) was sampled for The Prodigy’s 1992 single, “Out of Space.”

DOOM & Kool Keith Are Otherworldly MCs. Their Latest Collab Is On The Moon (Audio)

Ced Gee, recognized for his revolutionary sample techniques, said the re-purposed music was a blessing. “I was under a levy from the IRS at that time. The ‘Smack My B*tch Up’ sample paid off the levy which was about $100,000. After it was over and all corrected, I still had $18,000. That’s how sweet that was. [Laughs] I got that, so imagine what [others] made.”

Keith expounds, “I never had to run around to chase that money, and I was provided for well. And I hope that band didn’t break up, but Keith was such an important person as the lead singer in the band. That’s like Michael Jackson in Jackson 5, Kurt Cobain [in Nirvana], so it’s kind of hard.” Recently, Lord Finesse, another Bronx O.G. whose vocal was used by British Electronic star Fatboy Slim, says he regrets the terms of licensing his material. That appears not to be the case for Ced and Keith. In the late ’90s, Keith was battling against Ruffhouse/Sony Records to release his Black Elvis album, which he discusses at length in the interview.

Biz Markie’s 30-Year-Old Springtime Anthem Is Still Fresh (Video)

Outside of remembering Flint and Prodigy, Kool Keith unveils an upcoming release of a new album he recorded with one of The Beatnuts. “I just did an album with Psycho Les that’s coming out. I got Paul Wall, Jeru The Damaja, Erick Sermon and B-Real from Cypress Hill on it. The two Ultramag’ co-founders also confirm upcoming work together.

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let Ambrosia For Heads fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it’s ever been. Not only are we able to go back and listen to all of our favorites, at the click of a button, there is also a ton of great music still being made by artists, young and veteran alike…if you know where to look. To help with that task, we’ve created a playlist with recent music—songs that have been released within the last year or so. We update it regularly, so, if you like what you hear, subscribe to follow us on Spotify.

2018 was a pivotal year for Anderson .Paak. Last November, .Paak paid homage to his California hometown with the Dr. Dre-executive produced album, Oxnard, with features from Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Pusha T, J. Cole, and Q-Tip. Additionally, .Paak wrapped up the year with a Grammy win for his Oxnard preceding loosie single, “Bubblin,” in a tie with Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake’s “King’s Dead,” from the K-Dot-helmed collaborative project, Black Panther: The Album.

Anderson .Paak’s Song With Q-Tip & Dr. Dre Is A Reason To Celebrate (Audio)

Just two weeks after his Grammy nod, .Paak announced the release of a brand new project, Ventura, and his biggest national tour schedule to date. This week, the man formerly known as Breezy LoveJoy unveiled a studded tracklist for the album with guest appearances from Andre 3000, the late Nate Dogg, Smokey Robinson, Brandy, and Sonyae Elise. In anticipation for the record, The Free Nationals front-man drops his first track, “King James.”

The mood for his latest single is chocked full of Soul and Jazz influences that .Paak has been praised for. “King James” is a labor of love to push through troubling times, and Anderson makes his point heard as he takes an empowering political twist on a funky, plush production. .Paak sings, “We’ve been through it all, though it could be worse / We’ve been moved around in a state of alert / There’s nothing new or sharp about the cutting edge / If they build a wall, let’s jump the fence, I’m over this.”

Anderson .Paak Flexes On A New Dr. Dre Production (Audio)

Saluting the activism displayed by professional athletes like Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, and more, .Paak interpolates NBA All-Star LeBron James into the record, becoming the catalyst for the change .Paak is seeking in the world. He continues, “We couldn’t stand to see our children shot dead in the streets / But when I finally took a knee / Them crackers took me out the league / Now I’m not much for games / But I play for keeps / And we salute King James for using his change / To create some equal opportunities.”

The song is produced by Callum and Kiefer, who did “Smile / Pretty” on last year’s Oxnard. Anderson .Paak is set to release his fourth studio album, Ventura, April 12. It will be through Dre’s Aftermath in conjunction with Doug Morris’ 12 Tone Music.

Dr. Dre’s Artist Anderson .Paak Is A Bad Boy On This Biggie Freestyle (Video)

In addition to new music from Anderson .Paak, the official AFH playlist includes songs from Billy Danze, 2 Chainz, J. Cole, Nas, Atmosphere, Boogie, Eminem, Big K.R.I.T., Pharoahe Monch, Denzel Curry, Benny The Butcher, Masta Ace & Marco Polo, Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz, Drake, AZ, Bun B, Wu-Tang Clan, Evidence, and others.

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let Ambrosia For Heads fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it’s ever been. Not only are we able to go back and listen to all of our favorites, at the click of a button, there is also a ton of great music still being made by artists, young and veteran alike…if you know where to look. To help with that task, we’ve created a playlist with recent music—songs that have been released within the last year or so. We update it regularly, so, if you like what you hear, subscribe to follow us on Spotify.

2018 was a pivotal year for Anderson .Paak. Last November, .Paak paid homage to his California hometown with the Dr. Dre-executive produced album, Oxnard, with features from Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Pusha T, J. Cole, and Q-Tip. Additionally, .Paak wrapped up the year with a Grammy win for his Oxnard preceding loosie single, “Bubblin,” in a tie with Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake’s “King’s Dead,” from the K-Dot-helmed collaborative project, Black Panther: The Album.

Anderson .Paak’s Song With Q-Tip & Dr. Dre Is A Reason To Celebrate (Audio)

Just two weeks after his Grammy nod, .Paak announced the release of a brand new project, Ventura, and his biggest national tour schedule to date. This week, the man formerly known as Breezy LoveJoy unveiled a studded tracklist for the album with guest appearances from Andre 3000, the late Nate Dogg, Smokey Robinson, Brandy, and Sonyae Elise. In anticipation for the record, The Free Nationals front-man drops his first track, “King James.”

The mood for his latest single is chocked full of Soul and Jazz influences that .Paak has been praised for. “King James” is a labor of love to push through troubling times, and Anderson makes his point heard as he takes an empowering political twist on a funky, plush production. .Paak sings, “We’ve been through it all, though it could be worse / We’ve been moved around in a state of alert / There’s nothing new or sharp about the cutting edge / If they build a wall, let’s jump the fence, I’m over this.”

Anderson .Paak Flexes On A New Dr. Dre Production (Audio)

Saluting the activism displayed by professional athletes like Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, and more, .Paak interpolates NBA All-Star LeBron James into the record, becoming the catalyst for the change .Paak is seeking in the world. He continues, “We couldn’t stand to see our children shot dead in the streets / But when I finally took a knee / Them crackers took me out the league / Now I’m not much for games / But I play for keeps / And we salute King James for using his change / To create some equal opportunities.”

The song is produced by Callum and Kiefer, who did “Smile / Pretty” on last year’s Oxnard. Anderson .Paak is set to release his fourth studio album, Ventura, April 12. It will be through Dre’s Aftermath in conjunction with Doug Morris’ 12 Tone Music.

Dr. Dre’s Artist Anderson .Paak Is A Bad Boy On This Biggie Freestyle (Video)

In addition to new music from Anderson .Paak, the official AFH playlist includes songs from Billy Danze, 2 Chainz, J. Cole, Nas, Atmosphere, Boogie, Eminem, Big K.R.I.T., Pharoahe Monch, Denzel Curry, Benny The Butcher, Masta Ace & Marco Polo, Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz, Drake, AZ, Bun B, Wu-Tang Clan, Evidence, and others.

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Russell Westbrook Offers Jazz Fan & Wife The Hands, Twitter Chimes In #RussellWestbrook

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Source: Gene Sweeney Jr. / Getty

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook has the reputation of being an intense player and that passion was on display Monday night (March 11). During his team’s visit to the Utah Jazz’s home court, Westbrook got into it with a fan who he claims used racist taunts which prompted him to threaten the man and his wife with the hands.

As reported by NBA.com, the fan allegedly said something to Westbrook to the effect of “get down on your knees like you used to” which certainly are fighting words. The All-Star responded with the fire as expected.

“I promise you. You think I’m playing? I swear to god. I swear to god. I’ll f*ck you up. You and your wife, I’ll f*ck you up. Nah, f*ck that! Nah, f*ck that! I promise you. On everything I love. Everything I love, I promise you. I swear to god,” Westbrook was heard saying.

After the game, Westbrook addressed the matter and said that if he to do it all over again, he would.

From NBA.com:

“For me, I’m just not going to continue to take disrespect for my family,” said Westbrook after the game, per ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. “I just think there’s got to be something done. There’s got to be some consequences for those type of people that come to the game just to say and do whatever they want to say. I don’t think it’s fair to the players — not just to me, but I don’t think it’s fair to the players.

“And if I had to do it again, I would say the same exact thing, because I truly will stand up for myself, for my family, for my kids, for my wife, for my mom, for my dad every single time. I expect anybody else to do the same. So that’s kind of where I’m at with the whole situation. As for beating up his wife, I have never put my hand on a woman; I never will. Never been in any domestic violence before. Never have before, but once he said the comment, his wife repeated the same thing to me as well. So that’s kind of how that started.

Yikes.

Twitter had plenty to say about the exchange and we caught the reactions below.

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Russell Westbrook Offers MAGA Jazz Fan The Hands, Twitter Rides With The Brodie #RussellWestbrook

Oklahoma City Thunder v Utah Jazz

Source: Gene Sweeney Jr. / Getty

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook has the reputation of being an intense player and that passion was on display Monday night (March 11). During his team’s visit to the Utah Jazz’s home court, Westbrook got into it with a fan who he claims used racist taunts which prompted him to threaten the man and his wife with the hands.

As reported by NBA.com, the fan allegedly said something to Westbrook to the effect of “get down on your knees like you used to” which certainly are fighting words. The All-Star responded with the fire as expected.

“I promise you. You think I’m playing? I swear to god. I swear to god. I’ll f*ck you up. You and your wife, I’ll f*ck you up. Nah, f*ck that! Nah, f*ck that! I promise you. On everything I love. Everything I love, I promise you. I swear to god,” Westbrook was heard saying.

After the game, Westbrook addressed the matter and said that if he to do it all over again, he would.

From NBA.com:

“For me, I’m just not going to continue to take disrespect for my family,” said Westbrook after the game, per ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. “I just think there’s got to be something done. There’s got to be some consequences for those type of people that come to the game just to say and do whatever they want to say. I don’t think it’s fair to the players — not just to me, but I don’t think it’s fair to the players.

“And if I had to do it again, I would say the same exact thing, because I truly will stand up for myself, for my family, for my kids, for my wife, for my mom, for my dad every single time. I expect anybody else to do the same. So that’s kind of where I’m at with the whole situation. As for beating up his wife, I have never put my hand on a woman; I never will. Never been in any domestic violence before. Never have before, but once he said the comment, his wife repeated the same thing to me as well. So that’s kind of how that started.

Yikes.

Twitter had plenty to say about the exchange and we caught the reactions below.

Photo: Getty

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Debate Over?: LeBron James Passes Michael Jordan On All-Time Scoring List, #NBATwitter Reacts

LeBron James Passes Jordan On The All-Time Scoring List Sparks Debate

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He did it, LeBron James unlike Kanye West officially jumped over the Jumpman passing the G.O.A.T Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list taking sole possession of the fourth spot. #NBATwitter wasted no time in seizing the moment rehashing the tired debate of whether Bron is better MJ.

Not bad for a player that is considered more of a passer than a scorer.

Last night was an emotional night for the chosen one LeBron James, he opened up the night at the Staples Center only needing 12 points to pass his idol and did so quickly with the record-breaking basket coming on an and one basket.

He was greeted with a standing ovation from the Lakers fans and congratulated by his teammates on the floor before heading to bench visibly emotional after achieving the milestone moment in his career.

The moment as amazing as it was, still was bittersweet as the LeBron and his Lakers slump continued after falling to the Nuggets 115-99 hammering another nail in their coffins as the playoffs are quickly approaching. As you can imagine LeBron fans led by Fox Sports analyst Nick Wright kicked off the LBJ is better than MJ movement while Bron haters led by Skip Bayless used the moment to give backhanded compliments to James while standing by Jordan.

The debate about these two players has been going on for years and seems never-ending with both sides not giving an inch. While statistically, you cannot deny LeBron James is a better all-around basketball player, MJ has him beat when it comes to being a winner especially when it comes to NBA championships. The next player on the list is Kobe Bryant sitting in 3rd place on the list with 33,643 career points. If Bron keeps up his consistent pace of scoring, we will be revisiting Bron’s greatness next season when he passes Bryant.

Hit the gallery below to see all of the reactions to Bron passing his idol. Do you agree that Bron is better Jordan? Or is this a generational debate that just doesn’t need to happen? Let us know in the comment section.

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Michael Jordan Reacts To LeBron James Crushing His All-Time NBA Scoring Record

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The G.O.A.T. has spoken. NBA icon Michael Jordan has reacted to Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James after his historic scoring night against the Denver Nuggets.

In a new statement, Jordan saluted King James on passing him on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

Last night, Def Jam’s 2 Chainz blessed James with one of his own chains to congratulate him on his achievement.

Following last night’s game, James reflected on his epic achievement.

A few hours ago, Bron’s former teammate Dwyane Wade celebrated his career achievement.

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Dwyane Wade Shares Another Moment From Last Night’s Epic Game Winner

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Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade is making sure people remember his final games in the NBA. The three-time champion hit up social media this week with another look at last night’s epic game-winning experience.

D-Wade went to Instagram Thursday with a shot of his post-game celebration.

On Thursday, rap veteran N.O.R.E. hit up IG to geek out over the Miami Heat icon’s heroics.

Last night, Wade shocked fans by putting up a last-second epic shot.

Even Wade had to hit up his Instagram page to relive the moment.

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Barack Obama Bands With NBA and FIBA to Form Official Basketball Africa League

The 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama is using his affection for basketball to benefit the sport in the continent of Africa. On Saturday (Feb. 16), the NBA announced the coming of a pro league team in Africa in partnership with the FIBA, the governing body of the sport called the Basketball Africa League. Obama is reportedly expected to have hands-on involvement.

According to the NBA, The Basketball Africa League is set to be a 12-team league and will begin to play next year, January 2020. Qualification tournaments are positioned to take place later this year to determine which existing club teams will join the league. Teams reigning from Angola, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, and Tunisia are marked as participants and each country will only be allowed to have a maximum of two teams in the league.

In a video during Saturday’s announcement, former President Obama confirmed his involvement with words of motive.

“Through sport, if you put in effort, you will be rewarded,” Obama said.

On Saturday afternoon, Obama tweeted about the groundbreaking initiative noting his desire for the league to expand the continent beyond the sector of athletics.

“I’ve always loved basketball because it’s about building a team that’s equal to more than the sum of its parts. Glad to see this expansion into Africa because for a rising continent, this can be about a lot more than what happens on the court,” Obama tweeted.

Prior to the coming of the Basketball Africa League, Obama has made contributions to the design such as his participation in assisting Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri, a Nigerian native, with the giants of Africa youth basketball program.

This will be the first non-North American operation of the NBA. According to NBA commissioner Adam Silver, the endeavor has received fluent support from many NBA team owners and partners of the league including Pepsi and Nike’s Jordan brand. “As we’ve been talking about this concept over the last several months, there’s been a tremendous reception from several of our NBA team owners,” said Silver. “Several of our partners have also expressed an interest to work with us in Africa.”

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LeBron James is the A&R of 2 Chainz’s New Album ‘Rap Or Go To The League’

The GOAT and the Hair Weave Killer create a classic?

Set to be released on March 1st, 2 Chainz announced on IG that his latest project, Rap Or Go To The League, will have NBA living legend LeBron James serve as the project’s A&R.

The Pretty Girls Love Trap Music rapper also shared some BTS footage of why the 14 track album originally had 16 tracks, but the GOAT suggested that they shave two of the songs and save them for a deluxe version of the album about a week later.

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Dennis Smith Jr. & Under Armour Bless Fayetville, NC With Some Newly Refurbished Basketball Courts

DSJ & Under Armour Basketball Courts

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The New York Knick’s Dennis Smith Jr. might’ve struck out at the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, but the hoopers in his old stomping grounds of Fayetteville, NC were still winners at the end of NBA All-Star Weekend. In conjunction with Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation, Dennis Smith Jr. and Under Armour went to DSJ’s hometown and treated the city to a carnival-style celebration as part of the unveiling of two refurbished basketball courts at the Smith Recreation Center.

Seabrook Park at Smith Recreation Center is where Dennis grew up learning and growing his unique brand of basketball. Countless hours spent on these courts molded Dennis into the athlete he’s become – in his never ending pursuit of getting better. Now, with Under Armour, Dennis has the opportunity to pay it back and pave a way forward for the next generation of Fayetteville dreamers, helping to completely refurbish and revitalize the two courts he grew up playing on.

And now he’s made it possible for someone else from his old home to follow in his footsteps and make their way to the NBA.

Much props to Dennis Smith Jr, Under Armour and the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation for giving this to the community.

Check out pics below.

DSJ & Under Armour Basketball Courts

Source: Under Armour / Under Armour

DSJ & Under Armour Basketball Courts

Source: Under Armour / Under Armour

DSJ & Under Armour Basketball Courts

Source: Under Armour / Under Armour

DSJ & Under Armour Basketball Courts

Source: Under Armour / Under Armour

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