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Drake Reportedly Putting On His Recruiting Hat, Hatches His Own Plan To Keep Kawhi Leonard In The Six

Drake Reportedly Doing His Own Pitch To Keep Kawhi Leonard In Toronto

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The entire sports world is currently on Kawhi Leonard watch and waiting patiently to learn where the “fun guy” is going to play professional basketball next season. Leonard and his camp have given no indication as to where he is leaning too but reportedly, Toronto Raptors superfan and Global Ambassador Drake is taking it upon himself to keep the Klaw in the six.

Drake really likes his chips with the dip, and he’s going to make sure it stays that way for the foreseeable future. After experience what it’s like to win an NBA championship for the first time, Drizzy wants to make sure his Raptors are fully equipped to defend their title with Kawhi leading the way once again. Marc Stein of The New York Times reports the 6 God has his own recruiting plan in place in hopes to convince Leonard to resign with the Raptors.

Per Marc Stein:

“The Raptors haven’t backed off one centimeter, and Drake is said to be mounting his own recruiting campaign on top of whatever the freshly minted champions are doing to convince him to stay.”

Whether Drake’s alleged pitch works or not is another story. ESPN’s Ramona Shelbourne, as well as Stein, are reporting that Kawhi and his camp determining which team they can trust based on how silent they can stay throughout the wooing process. If that is the case, Drizzy might want to make sure his attempt at convincing the 2-time NBA Finals MVP to stay is as low-key as possible can be and that no leaks are coming from his circle.

Kawhi has the whole city on edge, and the news of the Los Angeles Lakers being ahead of the Raptors and Clippers in the race to land the highly-coveted free agent doesn’t help ease tensions either in Toronto. We will just have to wait and see, but its clear Leonard knows he has the NBA, Los Angeles, and Toronto in the palm of his giant hand at the moment.

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Kyrie Irving Announces His Brooklyn Nets Tenure With JAY-Z’s “PSA”

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Kyrie Irving sent shockwaves throughout the NBA when he announced alongside Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan he would playing for the Nets. He declared his arrival to the best borough (debate your Uncle) most BK way possible, with a video on Instagram with JAY-Z’s signature track “Public Service Announcement” as the soundtrack.

Fresh out the free agent fryin’ pan into the Brooklyn fire, Irving is set to be the Nets number one assist and buckets supplier outside of Durant, of course. In the video, the flat-earther takes a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge and speaks on coming back to the Tri-State area. The Nets new starting point guard grew up in West Orange, New Jersey and playing high school basketball at St.Patrick Highschool so this is definitely a homecoming for him.

“Home is where my heart is. And it’s always been there.”

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Irving wasn’t alone using the music of Brooklyn’s favorite Hip-Hop artists. Kevin Durant used the late Notorious B.I.G record “N*ggas Bleed” to announce his decision and his brother, Tony Durant sharing a video using Hov’s “Feelin’ It” off his classic first album Reasonable Doubt.

While JAY-Z is no longer a minority owner in the team, his influence is still present. Irving fired his original agent joining Hov’s Roc Nation Sports — which already had Kevin Durant on its roster— as well.

Who would have thought the Nets would have been the team to make all of the right moves this summer? Knicks fans you have every reason to be side-eyeing James Dolan and the Knickerbocker front office.

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The Jig Is Up?: Chris Paul & James Harden Relationship Allegedly “Unsalvageable”

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Even when the action stops on the court, there is still plenty of it off the hardwood thanks to the drama that is the NBA offseason. The Houston Rockets at the beginning of the 2018-19 season were one of the few teams picked to dethrone the Golden State Warriors. Well, we know that didn’t happen, and the Rockets flopped getting bounced by a hobbled Warriors team, and now an eye-opening report has surfaced hinting at a sour relationship between the teams two superstars.

Is the jig up when it comes to the pairing of Chris Paul and James Harden? According to Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports damaging report apparently so. He claims the relationship between the NBA superstars is “unsalvageable” and the two players want to get away from each other ASAP according to league sources. CP3 went as far as to demand a trade, while the beard pretty much told the team its either him or me.

Per Yahoo Sports:

Paul went to Rockets management and demanded a trade, and Harden issued a “him or me” edict following the Rockets’ second-round loss to the Golden State Warriors, sources said.

The backcourt mates went nearly two months without speaking to each other during the season, sources said, creating a tenuous environment for teammates and everyone involved with the franchise.

Harden hasn’t returned Paul’s repeated attempts at communicating this offseason, sources said, after a year in which the pair repeatedly got under each other’s skin with petty acts in practices and games.

Paul has been known to clash with teammates during his career, most notably with the Los Angeles Clippers before being traded to Houston in the summer of 2017. Up until this season, his production ranked among the best at his position in NBA history, but he’s had to curtail his style while acclimating to Harden’s pace.

“There’s no respect at all, on either side,” a source told Yahoo Sports. “They need to get away from one another. Chris doesn’t respect James’ standing in the league, and James doesn’t respect the work Chris has put into this point.”

Paul’s injury-related absences and grating personality have annoyed Harden, sources said.

Paul has subsequently denied the allegations levied against him by hopping in the comment section of an Instagram post talking about the situation and replying “Damn! That’s news to me.”

Whatever the case might be, the Rockets are reportedly shopping the “point god” but are having a hard time trying to find a team who would take on his bloated contract that features a heft player option for the 2021-22 season. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has assured fans that the team has no desire to move Chris Paul, but we have all heard that before from team’s front offices before in regards to players.

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Dwyane Wade and LeBron James’ Sons Reportedly Teaming Up On High School Team

LeBron James Jr. & Zaire Wade Attending The Same High School, Report

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We will reportedly get to see the next generation of peanut butter and jelly soon when the original PBJ LeBron James and Dwyane Wade sons team up in high school.

ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk and Dave McMenamin and Tarek Fattal of the Los Angeles Daily News are reporting both LeBron James Jr. (14) and Zaire Wade will be taking their talents to Sierra Canyon next fall. Bronny, when he arrives, will be a freshman while Wade who is currently attending American Heritage School in Plantation, Fla. will be a senior. James’ younger son Bryce James will also be following his brother to the school which enrolls students starting from preschool to 12th grade.

The Los Angeles Daily News reported that LeBron James took a tour of the school during spring break fueling rumors of his arriving there. The decision to enroll both Bronny and Bryce in Sierra Canyon was purely a basketball decision for his kids per ESPN.

The school is no stranger to basketball royalty either. NBA Champion and Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen’s son Scotty Pippen Jr., as well as Kenyon Martin’s son KJ Martin, had impressive seasons leading the school to back-to-back  CIF State Open Division titles. Pippen and Martin both have committed to Vanderbilt where for NBA star Jerry Stackhouse is the head coach and will look to further the young hooper’s careers.

As for D-Wade and LeBron James, the two have been looking forward to spending more time with each other again. Wade has plenty of free time on his hands now that he has retired and both himself and his wife Gabrielle Union plan to be in Los Angeles more now that his professional basketball playing days are over. Speaking with the Sports Inquirer, last December James added:

“I told him, ‘No one likes to work out by themselves. So he can come to Staples. He can come to the practice facility anytime he wants to get workouts in. He can come help me with the young guys as well. He’ll be around a lot more personally for me, so I’ll love that.”

Sierra Canyon home games are going to be lit, especially with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in the stands cheering their boys on as they cook the competition.

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Happy Zion Day: Knicks Fans Pray To The ALL THE GODS In Hopes of Landing Phenom

Knicks Fans Are Praying To GODS The Teams Lands The No.1 Pick

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New York Knicks fans have been suffering for a long time, but tonight their luck can change. The NBA Draft lottery is tonight and Knickerbocker faithful hopes that odds in their favor today and team secure the first pick in this year’s draft earning the honor to pick Duke Blue Devil freshman phenom, Zion Williamson.
14% that’s the number stuck in Knicks fans heads at the moment cause that is the team’s chances at landing Zion Williamson. They share that percentage with the Cleveland Cavaliers who for some reason always seem to win when they lose because they stay in the conversation when it comes to landing potential superstars out of college.

As you can imagine Knick fans are praying to whatever God or deity they worship that this offseason will finally reward them for embracing the tank for so long. For a while now we have heard about all of the cap space the team has in hopes need to lure in the likes of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving so they will possibly bring their talents to Madison Square Garden. The Knicks winning the distinct honor to draft Zion Williamson could be the piece to get the resurrection of the New York Knicks started.

All hopes are hanging on Knicks legend (not Kristaps Porzingis) Patrick Ewing bringing that good juju that team had when they selected him as the first overall pick back in 1985. Today #NBATwitter could either go two ways, either Knicks fans celebrating or those who live to see those same fans miserable and will take the opportunity to remind the NYK’s passionate supporters of their loyalty to a fault to the currently dysfunctional franchise.

You can see the Knicks fans prayers for Zion in the form of Tweets in the gallery below.

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Contract Talks Between Ty Lue & Lakers Fall Apart, Will Not Be Next Head Coach

Negotiations Between Ty Lue & Lakers Have Ended Without A Deal

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Ty Lue who was LeBron James top choice to take over the vacant head coaching job of the Los Angeles Lakers will not be sitting courtside when next season tips off. According to reports, negotiations between the former Cavaliers head coach and the Lakers fell through.

League sources told ESPN contract negotiations between the Lakers and Lue ended with the parties not reaching an agreement at all.

Per ESPN:

Lue and his representatives turned down the Lakers’ offer Tuesday, league sources said. The Lakers, then on Wednesday offered Lue a deal in the range of three years and $18 million, after which Lue’s side pulled out of negotiations.

According to the sources, Lue’s camp was seeking a five-year deal with a salary commensurate with a championship résumé.

Beyond an inability to agree on contractual terms, the Lakers had proposed several scenarios involving their preferred candidates for assistant coaches, including Jason Kidd, sources said.

Looks like Laker fans will have to wait a little bit longer for the return of the Showtime era. The dysfunction is on ten in the Los Angeles Lakers organization. On top of not being able to secure the deal with Ty Lue, Stephen A. Smith is reporting that people close to Lakers’ president Jeanie Buss are telling her to trade LeBron James.

With Lue out of the picture, ESPN reports the former Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel and Juwan Howard are currently being considered for the head coaching position. We shall see how this plays out, but this is definitely not what LeBron James signed up for when he joined the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Anthony Davis To The Knicks? Kyrie & LeBron Back Together? All A Possibility, Reportedly

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Pelicans fans are still recovering from the gut punch that was Anthony Davis’ trade request, but if you’re a Knicks or Lakers fan, this is the news you were hoping for.

With the NBA trade deadline quickly coming teams that specifically have Davis on their radar are putting together possible trade packages. The Lakers have long been considered the favorites to land the unibrow rocking all-star, but the tanking for Zion Williamson Knicks could also be in play for Davis’ services according to Bleacher Report. With a first-round draft pick, the possibility of luring Kevin Durant away from the Golden State Warriors and Kristaps Porzingis as trade bait the laughing stock of NYC can turn into contenders once again.

Per Bleacher Report:

“The Knicks, on the other hand, haven’t been a preferred destination for years—but there are indications of that potentially changing. League sources believe they have “a strong chance” of luring Durant should he leave the Golden State Warriors this summer and that Davis is “open” to New York as a landing place as well. Throw in a pick in this year’s NBA draft that could potentially add Duke’s Zion Williamson or RJ Barrett or Murray State’s Ja Morant, and there’s finally a reason for optimism in Manhattan.”

“To get Davis, a deal would likely have to involve Porzingis. The hitch, there is that any deal involving Porzingis, the soon-to-be restricted free agent, would have to be consummated before next week’s trade deadline as he couldn’t be dealt after the season prior to hitting free agency.”

As for the Lakers, the report not only talks about the team having a good shot at luring Davis based on the fact LeBron James sharing an agent in Rich Paul, there is also rumblings of Kyrie Irving wanting to reunite with his former Cavaliers teammate. Fresh off the phone call where Irving revealed he apologized to Bron for his past behavior Bleacher Report source close to the Celtics is saying “that is for real,” about Kyrie’s genuine interest in an Uncle Drew and Bron reunion.

Kyrie, Lebron and Anthony Davis on the same team? That sounds scary as hell. All of this because of one trade request, we can’t wait to see how this pans out in the Association.

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EA Sports ‘Madden NFL 19’ Predicts The L.A. Rams Knocking Off The Patriots In Super Bowl LIII

EA Sports 'Madden NFL 19' Predicts Rams Will Win Super Bowl LIII

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If you’re a Saints fan or a Patriots fans, this news might not sit well with you. According to EA Sports Madden NFL 19 video game, the Los Angeles Rams will win Super Bowl LIII and take home the Vince Lombardi trophy.

Fingers crossed.

Super Bowl week is officially here, and if you’re one of the many people rooting against Trump’s favorite team the Patriots, then this is the prediction you are looking for. The simulation foresees a very tight contest with the Rams denying the Pats that elusive sixth championship.

Despite Tom Brady doing what he does best leading his team to a late lead, it’s the Rams lead by Jared Goff’s arm, Defensive Tackle Aaron Donald’s Super Bowl MVP performance, and RB Todd Gurley coming through in the clutch helping them squeak past the AFC powerhouse.

Now Patriots fans it’s not all doom and gloom, CBS ran its own simulation, and it has the Patriots winning a “wild” close game 38-31. Despite labeling themselves “underdogs” the Patriots are favored to real the big dance, but nothing is guaranteed the Philadelphia Eagles definitely proved that last year earning New England tremendous amounts of slander.

Just in time for the big game, Madden NFL 19 Ultimate Super Bowl Edition is on sale now for a limited time. Players can load up their Madden Ultimate Team rosters using one of five “Super Bowl Elite players” which includes Keyshawn Johnson, Dick Butkus, Walter Payton, Jevon Kearse and Darrell Green on top of one active  Elite Active Super Bowl Player and Gold Team Fantasy Packs.

You can watch the highlights from the simulation below and let us know who you are rooting for in the comment section.

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Anthony Davis & His Unibrow Want Out Of N.O., Lakers Fans React Accordingly

Anthony Davis Wants Out of New Orleans, Lakers Fans Rejoice

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The city of New Orleans can’t seem to catch a break as far as, sports is concerned lately. First, the Saints get robbed of a trip to the Super Bowl, and now the Pelicans’ only hope at relevancy Anthony Davis wants out, and according to reports, he is serious about his decision.

Tough week to be a New Orleans sports fan.

The news of the Davis wanting out had to feel like a punch in the gut to Pelicans fans. ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski dropped the Wojbomb this morning that the brow’s agent Rich Paul informed the New Orlean Pelicans his client has no intentions of signing an extension and wants out.

The news had NBA Twitter buzzing early and firing up their trade machines trying to determine where the All-Star forward could possibly land. The Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks have been mentioned but it’s one team in particular who seem to be the ideal suitors for Davis, and that is the Los Angeles Lakers who for the most part have been indirectly courting the big man for months.

The Lebron-led Lakers have been on a bit of a slide with their leader sidelined by a strained left groin. If the Lakers want to land the highly-coveted player trade talks would have to include Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac and a no.1 pick according to NBA sources.

Judging by the reactions of fans of the team, the Lakers shouldn’t hesitate to make that move to acquire Davis. The Lakers haven’t smelled an NBA championship in 9 years and if they want to they gotta make a move cause this team as built isn’t cutting it. Hit the gallery below to see all of the reactions A.D’s trade request.

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Adrien Broner Caught A Fade For The Hood, Clowned Epically For Thinking He Won

Twitter Clowns Adrien Broner After Losing To Pacquiao

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Boxing’s biggest loudmouth and disappointment Adrien Broner had an opportunity to make a statement last night (January 19). Instead, he was embarrassed by 40-year-old boxer Manny Pacquaio in a fight that wasn’t even close from the sound of the first bell.

He did it for the hood.

That’s what the Cincinnati native Broner claimed after the judges correctly and unanimously awarded Manny the decision for the very obvious ass whooping that even the blindfolded characters from Bird Box could see. In classic Broner form, the only entertainment he provided was his post-fight interview with Jim Gray where he was apparently still punch drunk and claimed he won the fight.

Broner was throwing more excuses than punches and even claimed that judges only sided with Manny to set up another fight between Pacquiao and “retired” boxer Floyd Mayweather who promoted the bout.

Broner not only suffered a vicious beat down in the ring, but his post-fight shenanigans also earned him a well-deserved dragging in his Fashion Nova fits up and down timelines on Twitter. Boxing fans lit him up like Manny did in the ring reminding the underachieving pugilist he did not win the fight and that the hood he supposedly did it for wanted nothing to do with him.

You can peep all of the hilarious slander in the gallery below.

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