The Chainsmokers, Dillon Francis & More React To LeBron James Signing To The Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers have obtained basketball legend LeBron James and Twitter is absolutely freaking out — including some of our favorite EDM artists!
Dillon Francis, Valentino Khan, Alison Wonderland and more are reacting to the news of the athlete’s 4-year, $153.3 million contract. Naturally, “LeBron” is trending.
This is the second time the player has left his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, as a free agent. It’s one of the biggest deals the NBA has ever seen, and will literally change the game as we know it, potentially forever.
“A lakers fan now. This is awesome. Knicks it was real,” The Chainsmokers joke.
“Welcome to the lakers dad,” RL Grime adds.
But, Dillon Francis wins it all with a Los Angeles Lakers 2018 – 2019 Season Bandwagon Form meme that says it all. He and many more members of the EDM community seem all about this key play. Huge score for The Lakers!
EDM Reacts To LeBron / Lakers Deal
I’ll just leave this here pic.twitter.com/PRSZenRxDa
— Dillon Francis (@DILLONFRANCIS) July 2, 2018
A lakers fan now. This is awesome. Knicks it was real
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) July 2, 2018
I’ve had the worst travel day ever …
WHO FUCKING CARES LEBRON IS A LAKER!!!! pic.twitter.com/7hXufZKHoI
— ? VALENTINO KHAN ? (@ValentinoKhan) July 2, 2018
— ALISON WONDERLAND (@awonderland) July 2, 2018
Yooooo this Lebron news wild
— O-O-K-A-Y (@Ookay) July 2, 2018
— ?12th Planet? (@12thplanet) July 2, 2018
LEBRON IN LA ? https://t.co/qhU69y8NRz
— 4B (@DJ4B) July 2, 2018
@KingJames welcome to the lakers dad
— RL GRIME (@RLGRIME) July 2, 2018
Wowowowowo Lebron signed with the @Lakers !!!!!!!!!
— Bear Grillz ? (@itsbeargrillz) July 2, 2018
— DestructoAMF (@destructoamf) July 2, 2018
yo you think lebron fuck with riddim?
— SPACE YACHT (@spaceyacht) July 2, 2018
WHEN LEBRON JOINS THE LAKERS
— Brownies & Lemonade (@TeamBandL) July 2, 2018
— TIDAL (@TIDAL) July 2, 2018
Kobe Bryant Shades Gatorade In Directorial Campaign For BodyArmor
Kobe Bryant's new ad for BodyArmor Super Drink is taking aim at the biggest name in the game. The commercial written and directed by the ex-baller ends with the tagline "Thanks Gatorade. We'll take it from here." The ad campaign will be centered on four individual narratives all involving high-performance ditching "old habits" for new ones.
The first commercial which come to light stars New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis struggling to send his parents a letter by pigeon carrion, the brunt the joke being the inconvenience the journey to Lat, under seven thousand klicks and counting. A frustrated Kristaps turns to the camera and a voice-over joins in to declare that he wouldn't "choose an outdated sports drink" either. The voice-over then explains BodyArmor's leg-up on the competition with two arguable points. The next three ad campaigns will feature former AL MVP Mike Trout, and basketball stars James Harden and Skylar Diggis, in a similar vein.
BodyArmor founder and CEO Mike Repole is no stranger to making a splash in the specialty food industry. He made a cool $4 billion in selling parent company Glaceau to Coca-Cola. He described his partnership with Kobe Bryant as much more than an athletic endorsement:
"When I teamed up with Kobe, I thought I was getting an elite basketball player with great vision, I wound up with an Oscar winner who has his fingerprints all over our creative that we deeply benefited from. He invested his money to be part the brand versus an endorsement deal. He was in when we had 20 million in sales, so consider him a co-founder."
Watch Porzingis go to town on his Papercraft typewriter.
Tinashe & Her "Boo Thang" Ben Simmons Ride Top Down In Philadelphia
At the top last month, Ben Simmons and Tinashe had fans buggin' that they were dating after a few love emoji comments on Instagram. After a short while, they confirmed it was true and when paparazzi caught up with the singer she referred to the Philadelphia 76ers as her "little boo thang."
Fast forward to the end March and Tinashe has done what she's never done before - post a photo her and her man to her Instagram making the world know it's real. Just yesterday, the "Faded Love" singer has done it again, sharing a photo her and Ben riding with the top down in Philadelphia with the caption "Today is a good day ❤️." Check it out below.
"I’ve never in my whole career posted about a guy, so I’m hoping he doesn’t break up with me next week," she previously told Nessa. Adding: "That would be embarrassing.It’s exciting when you really like somebody and you don’t wanna keep it a secret, secret. So it’s been fun. It’s been interesting. It’s a learning process. I’m still getting used to it."
Anthony Davis Contemplates Shaving Trademark Unibrow
The source Anthony Davis' otherwordly athleticism has long been associated with his iconic unibrow. Fans have debated whether a change in his facial hair would impact his performance. Up until now, a change in appearance has been strictly out the question. While in college, Davis went to great lengths to trademark the "unibrow" nickname. He claims that his brow hasn't posed any obstacles in his dating life. According to him women have made no fuss about it. The unibrow, his peak power, is indescribable to players on the basic plane.
Well it looks like his taking a shot in the dark here. Having previously linked (intrinsically) his unibrow to his personal identity, he now asks twitter for a second opinion.
The tweet received just under 600,000 votes, with the Yes side narrowly taking a 2% lead. The dead heat doesn't bode well for him or his teammates, as he will likely sit on the fence a while longer. Whatever the case may be, The New Orleans Pelicans Twitter Page made their feelings known in response to the polling question.
I for one, represent the losing side the argument. "Too soon. Don't do it. Reconsider." Wait til you clinch a playf berth, Anthony.
Queen Of Targét: All The Times Beyoncé Was A Regular Degular Person Just Like Us
Every time something happens in‘s life that makes her seem like more a god and less a human, she does something to remind us that she’s still the same ol’ Bey from Houston’s Third Ward.
Like going on unplanned shopping sprees in Target:
Or effortlessly slaying the Electric Slide with her family:
Or lurking to see who her man was texting:
Moral the story: Beyoncé is the goddess the heavens and the Earth’s. She strong enough to bear the children, and get back to business.
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One Guy’s Proposal During A Basketball Game Captures The Hearts Of The Internet
Love and basketball was in full swing for one lucky couple at a 76ers game.
Check out Fox‘s beautiful proposal to Tayla in the video below, which has since gone viral — even getting love from Diddy himself.
Lil Durk Beats Bow Wow In Basketball Game With Money On The Line
Bow Wow is rising from the ashes, currently there's no denying it. As for his complete return to form, his peak levels as seen in Like Mike, we'll have to wait on a re-do with Lil Durk. They recently linked up in the gym for some basketball, with Durk taking the honors and the potluck in game two, tying their series at one apiece. The games pitted the two rappers against each other in 1-on-1 coverage. As for the other participants, and their pocketbooks, it seems they've been spared any ridicule.
Bow Wow was in a playful mood last night as he posted a video recapping the action. Him and Lil Durk were pretty much out breath as they shared the scoreline. Here Bow Wow can be seen expressing hard fought emotion. The monetary losses seem to be a secondary concern to his badly bruised shin.
Bow Wow claims that his counterpart was downright hacking him underneath the basket forcing him settle on mid range jumpers. Lil Durk can be seen boasting in the background, insisting they double up on the first encounter.
No greater story line exists, than for Bow Wow to revisit his hooping ways. When it comes to myth making, the 31 year old might feel himself getting old, but we're not completely sold as yet. Bow is still lil until proven incapacitated.
Watch Kevin Hart Fail Miserably At Doing A Slam Dunk
I don't think the whole basketball thing was ever in Kevin Hart's genes but he continues to make an effort at the sport and try out his skills. The latest evidence we have the Ride Along actor is him at his daughter's 13th birthday party playing some trampoline basketball.
Kevin and the family hit up Sky Zone in Los Angeles and his wife Eniko was the woman behind the lens filming his failed attempts at a slam dunk, despite the fact that he had a trampoline as a launch pad. Peep the video below.
In other Kevin news, Michael Blackson spoke on the re-occurring drama between him and Kevin where he said that the comedian deserves "whatever comes" to him. Despite the boiled feud in the past where Michael called Kevin a "short fuck" who would "commit suicide by jumping f the curb" Michael said:
"That’s what Michael Blackson do. Michael Blackson makes fun everybody. From Bill Cosby to Birdman, when he came here and tried to choke you, to Tyrese – and Tyrese was a n**** that I didn’t know that well, and I clowned this n**** to the fullest."
Rajon Rondo Responds To Ray Allen's New Book: "He Wants Attention"
Ray Allen’s new book hasn’t ficially hit shelves yet, but it’s already causing quite a stir and one the writing’s subjects is hoping to get in on the financial action as Rajon Rondo recently opened up about his thoughts on the excerpts from Allen’s From the Outside: My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love in which he is implicated.
In the new excerpts, Allen details his years as a Boston Celtic alongside teammates that included Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo, describing a moment in which coach Doc Rivers blocked the trading Rondo to the New Orleans Hornets for Chris Paul because he simply did not want to place the burden Rondo—ten described as a player who is difficult to coach—on his close friend and Hornets coach Monty Williams.
“He just wants attention,” Rondo told the Boston Globe. “I need actually some sales from the book], only publicity] it’s been getting is from my name. I need some percentage or something. His people contact my people or something. The only pub I’ve been hearing about is when he mentions my name.”
Allen’s relationship with his former teammates became strained when he decided to sign with the Miami Heat for the 2011-2012 season after feeling betrayed by Boston’s administration. The move broke up the “Big Three” consisting Allen, Pierce, and Garnett. The two-time NBA champion has since mended his relationship with Paul Pierce, but remains at odds with Garnett and Rondo.
“Obviously, that man is hurting,” Rondo added Allen. “I don’t know if it’s financially, I don’t know if it’s mentally. He wants to stay relevant. I am who I am. I don’t try to be something I’m not. I can’t say the same for him. He’s looking for attention. I’m a better human being than that. I take accountability for my actions. Certain stuff] happens in my life, I man up. But he has a whole other agenda.”
Beef Or Nah? LeBron James And Tyronn Lue’s Most Heated & Happy Moments
Cleveland Cavaliers coach, , announced on Monday that he’d be stepping down from his duties to spend more time focusing on his health. Ironically, the surprising news came just one day after he and exchanged some heated words on the court:
When asked how he felt about the coach’s decision to resign, James responded (with a hint shade):
Which leads us to question whether or not the Coach and team captain have some sort beef that’s been brewing for a minute.
But the duo has had just as many happy moments as heated ones — and we’ve got the pics to prove it:
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