Today the Cleveland Cavaliers decided that it would be best to part ways with their outspoken recently acquired pg, Isaiah Thomas, and they shipped him to the Lakers along with Channing Frye and a protected 1st rd pick, for Jordan Clarkson & Larry Nance.
In a deal that was just announced, The Walt Disney Company has puchased the rights to a huge chunk of 21st Century Fox. The deal is worth $52.4 billion in stock, plus $13.7 billion more in net debt that Disney will be taking on.
Now this isn’t something that should be seen as something small, because Disney will be taking over FX Networks, Nat Geo, YES Network (NYC), Prime Ticket, FS-West, as well as Fox’s stake in Hulu & Sky Plc, just to name a couple.
Fox will keep the rights to FS1, FS2, Fox News Channel, The Big Ten Network and Fox Business, but those will all be part of a newly listed company once the deal is finalized.
Disney made this move because there is a large amount of people cancelling their cable subscriptions and it was hurting their biggest TV draw, ESPN. This purchase will bolster their range, and also put them in an arms race of sort with streaming giant Netflix, because they will now own a good piece of it’s biggest rival, Hulu. The next 12-18 months are going to be very interesting.
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The Bruins and GA Tech Yellowjackets are scheduled to play one another this coming Friday, but the excitement is off the court, as it has just come out that 3 UCLA players, Jalen Hill, Cody Riley and Liangelo Ball were all arrested for shoplifting.
I hope this is just some petty charge, and these guys were just taking some minor things from the hotel, and not trying to fleece the joint for valuable items. Especially Liangelo, seeing as how his dad just purchased a new crib equipped with its won elevator. I am sure that more details will become public as the days progress.
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“I spoke this into existence, no I’m not surprised by any of this.” That was Lavar Ball’s reaction when asked by ESPN writer Jeff Goodman if he was surprised by all of the fanfare and attention that the Big Baller Brand had been receiving, and most notably the attention that the architect/composer of this medley has gotten over the past year. You see, Lavar Ball is the outspoken ring leader of a family with 3 talented basketball players that have been groomed to be professional basketball players. If you’ve ever heard Lavar has said on numerous occasions that he and his wife Tina planned this journey from the start and it has already started coming to fruition. Lonzo was his guinea pig and it seems to be paying off, literally and figuratively.
For those that are not aware the Ball family in conjunction with Facebook, have launched their show, Ball in the Family. I’ve started watching the show and I for one will continue to support it because it gives you more than what you see on TV. The show of course provides an inside look at Lonzo, and what he has accomplished so far but it also shows you the different layers that make this family’s story a true treasure.
First, there’s Lavar and Tina, an interracial couple that early on had to find a way to make it work while Tina’s parents had to have time to grasp the concept that their daughter was dating a black guy. Which, truthfully speaking, I was glad to hear Tina’s parents speak the truth in episode 1. Tina’s parents admit to having initial problems with the pairing of the 2 but Lavar “was not pushy, and gave them time to come around to the idea.” That is a direct quote from Tina’s mother. Now look at them, sporting Big Baller Brand tees on TV show that was created by the guy you initially detested(funny how time changes minds). On top of the brand and lifestyle that Lavar has helped establish for the family, since Tina had her stroke, Lavar took it upon himself to rehab his wife and train her mind, body and soul back to recovery.
This show not only highlights the boisterous Lavar Ball, but it shows you how the Big Baller Brand has not only helped the players on the court but it has also provided jobs for Lavar’s brothers and close family friend, because they were able to quit their jobs and become his security(Now that’s bossin’ up!) We get to see a family, 3 generations as they live what we all should consider the American dream! Ball in the Family introduces Grandpa Ball to the world as well and he’s just as loud and proud as his son. There are more narratives, but I don’t want to spoil the show. This is going to be a great show and I for one will be tuning in!
December 4th, 2016, the location is the P. C. Cobb Complex, located in Dallas, TX and there’s a rap superstar in the Lone Star State for the night, Boosie Bad Azz! And he brought a few other big names with him, Webbie, NBA free agent Isaiah Austin, Young Dolph, & Colonel Loud, just to name a few. For the 2nd consecutive year, “Ballin for Diabetes,” was a definitely a success. It brought the city out in a major way and had energy from beginning to end. From the press conference, to the halftime show, the dunk contest, to even the game came going down to a last second shot for Team Bad Azz at the buzzer to win the game! It was an exciting event that was definitely worth the trip to Texas.
There are so many people in our communities that have diabetes and if you’ve ever listened to any of Boosie’s music, you’ll hear how diabetes effects his life on a day-to-day basis. Not too many artists give back like Boosie and it shows, whether it’s giving out over 600 turkeys for Thanksgiving, helping flood victims, donating to schools or bringing awareness to sometimes deadly illness, such as diabetes. Big salute to Boosie and the entire team of men & women that helped make that weekend great, The ELO Group, LLC, Nicole Paradigm Media and all other media outlets that participated.
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The newest podcast will feature a recap of the sports world from this past weekend and also an announcement about the newest venture for BTSE™. Listen to the show for the complete details! Click the link BTSE Podcast to experience Episode 6!
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BTSE Podcast Episode 5: Big Dawg is now available on my soundcloud, just follow this link Podcast and you’ll be able to listen to the latest edition of BTSE365 radio. Be sure to Like, Share and Comment on the podcast, it’s greatly appreciated. This episode I talk about whether the Dallas Cowboys really are contenders, college football recap, and we talk about superstar power-lifter, as seen on espn, Ray Williams.
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April 13, 2016 will go down as the greatest single night in NBA history. The world saw one of the greatest sports competitors of all time, Kobe Bryant, not only go out as a winner, but he did it in retro-Kobe style. You know, Kobe with the fro! For a player to have suffered the numerous amount of season-ending injuries, in consecutive years at the latter stages of his career, and still be able to go out the same way we all saw him come in, is nothing short of unbelievable, I mean I know we were in L.A., but hollywood couldn’t have written anything close to this good! Kobe saved his best for last, because on a night when not just Laker Nation, but the entire WORLD was watching something special, Kobe gave us only a show that Kobe Bryant could give. 60 points, not 20, 30 or even 40, but this man dropped 60 points in his final career game and the Lakers won.
Meanwhile in Oakland, there was a team playing a game that had historical value as well, as they looked to break the ’96 Chicago Bulls record of 72 wins in the 2nd spot for single-season wins. The Warriors have been damn near unbeatable and after only beating the Grizzlies by 1 point last week, they came out tonight with a point to prove and a record to break, and they did just that, behind Stephen Curry’s 46 pts and 10-19 from 3. Golden State is on a mission and they’re playing like the greatest collective group assembled in NBA history.
The parallels were amazing, the Warriors looking to break the ’96 Bulls record and Kobe Bryant is part of the ’96 NBA Draft class. Life has a way of coming full circle. Kobe Bryant is the last of a dying breed in the NBA. You still have a KG, Paul Pierce and even Dirk Nowitzki, but we all know they pale in comparison to Kobe “Bean” Bryant.
April 13, 2016, the greatest night in NBA history. Never has there been a single night with this much history and meaning in the same state at the same time!
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Kobe Bryant is playing in his final NBA game on Wednesday night, but his new talent could be in the film industry. Watch as he and Michael B. Jordan have a very honest conversation about the Black Mamba’s career.
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