NBA fans were incredibly happy today as the full schedule for the 2019-2020 season was officially unveiled. There had been some leaks over the past couple of weeks, including some news on which teams would be playing on opening night as well as Christmas Day. One of the biggest matchups that were being anticipated was the Christmas Day game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers. Of course, said matchup was finally confirmed and fans are extremely excited about it.
Lakers star Kyle Kuzma is one of the people excited about the match as he took to Twitter to voice his pleasure at the news, as well as post a festive gif of himself. "We’re taking on the Clips at home, nothing like playing on #NBAXmas!" Kuzma wrote.
The Lakers and Clippers are headlined by two pairs of dynamic duos. For instance, the Lakers have LeBron James and Anthony Davis, while the Clippers have Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Both teams are expected to compete for championships this season which means these matchups could be a precursor to what's to come in the playoffs.
Either way, we share Kuzma's sentiments as these will certainly be some great games.
NBA Opening Night Revealed: Zion Williamson Takes On Raptors, Clippers Duel Lakers
The first wave of NBA "opening night" matchups has been leaked.
Sources close to Shams Charania of The Athletic offered him an early look at the NBA's opening night matchups. By the looks of it, basketball enthusiasts will be offered the chance to see Zion Williamson in action, right from the onset of the 2019-2020 season. The New Orleans Pelicans will reportedly be matched up against the Raptors for the inaugural tip-off (Oct. 22nd).
If that's not enough, the battle of Los Angeles is expected to take place on the very same night, in the Pacific time slot, of course. The Clippers and Lakers will get a chance to assert their dominance right from the start. They will play each another four times throughout the season, including a marquee matchup on the Christmas telecast.
The "battle of Los Angeles" is set up in such a manner, an odd number of games- that only team can enter the postseason with bragging rights. Which begs the question: would home-court advantage give either side the edge in a prospective Western Conference finals matchup? Would the respective fanbases receive an even share of the tickets?
Bear in mind, other matchups can and will be added to opening night, October 22nd. The NBA authenticated Sham Charania's findings by posting the report themselves. Who else would you like to see strike first blood on the 22nd? Comment below.
Ariana Grande Apologizes For Encouraging Friend’s Jon Benét Ramsey Costume
Her buddy was planning his Halloween getup.
The world's fascination with true crime has been ever-increasing in the last two decades. As more docuseries about mysteries and murders have been produced, the more the public demands for networks to cater to the genre. There are entire channels devoted to sharing stories of people whose lives have been tragically taken by the hands of another. The Oxygen Network used to be the go-to spot for all thing ratchet with The Bad Girls Club, but even they've revamped themselves to becoming the next growing true crime one-stop-shop. The ID Channel is arguably the most popular, as they are consistently unveiling original content about murder and mayhem.
While millions of people are captivated with these gruesome stories, not everyone believes that they should be celebrated. One of the most talked-about murders is that of Jon Benét Ramsey, the six-year-old who was found dead in her basement on Christmas Day, 1996. Her death made headlines around the world, and although there have been plenty of suspects—including her parents—her case has never been solved.
The morbid curiosity into the Jon Benét murder has become a cultural phenomenon, and recently Ariana Grande found herself at the center of backlash in connection with the infamous case. A friend of the singer's named Doug Middlebrook shared a newspaper cover of the slain child and in the comments, Ariana wrote, "I can’t WAIT for this to be your halloween look." Middlebrook replied, "Working on it already."
Social media users snapped at Ariana for being insensitive about the case, causing the singer to issue a public apology. "Yeah no i deleted it very quickly and understand that it’s not at all funny," she wrote. "This was out of pocket and i sincerely apologize." Yet, there is a small faction who believe people are being too sensitive when it comes to who-can-do-what on social media. People often push the limits of controversy, especially on All Hallows' Eve, so there were others who didn't think a Jon Benét Ramsey costume was anything to become upset about.
MUST WATCH: Madeon’s Full Set At Porter’s Second Sky Festival
Porter Robinson’s debut music festival, Second Sky, wrapped up this past weekend with flying colors, earning praise from damn near just about ever person who attended. Among those who performed was one of Porter’s best friends and musical contemporary, Madeon.
Just coming off the release of his first solo single in 4 years, Madeon brought his Good Faith DJ Set to the Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in Oakland, CA and played for a wonderful, spectacular hour. Included in the set was Gesaffelstein, Oliver, Justice, RL Grime, Big Wild, Jaron, and loads of original music, new and classic.
Overall, this is exactly the kind of set we love to see. Check out the full hour below! And start preparing for time off, because Second Sky is coming back next year. See the full tracklist under the video.
1. Madeon – All My Friends (VIP)
2. Gesaffelstein Ft. Pharrell Williams – Blast Off
3. Oliver – Light Years Away
4. Justice – D.A.N.C.E. (MSTRKRFT Remix)
5. Axwell – Waiting For So Long (Gloria) (Arty Remix)
6. Daft Punk – Digital Love (Madeon Edit)
7. Justice – Stress
8. Nari & Milani – Atom
9. Gesaffelstein – Variations
10. The Shoes – Time to Dance
11. ID – ID
12. Madeon Ft. Dan Smith – La Lune (VIP)
13. Madeon – Icarus (Live Version)
14. Hervé ft. Zebra Katz – Tear The House Up (Monsieur Monsieur Remix)
15. Madeon – Technicolor
16. ID – ID
17. ID – ID
18. What So Not & GANZ Ft. JOY. – Lone (Slow Hours Remix)
19. Madeon – ID
20. Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?
21. UZ – Bubbles
22. Madeon Ft. Mark Foster – Nonsense (Acappella)
23. Jaron – Sonder
24. Madeon – Home VS. Finale (Madeon Mashup)
25. Madeon – Beings (VIP)
26. Big Wild – When I Get There
27. Madeon – Pixel Empire
28. Madeon – Pixel Empire (Shelter Live Edit)
29. Madeon – Imperium (Shelter Live Edit)
30. WOODKID – Iron
31. Madeon Ft. Passion Pit – Pay No Mind
32. Madeon Ft. Passion Pit – Pay No Mind (Last Island Remix)
33. Madeon Ft. Kyan – You’re On (Acapella)
34. Anamanaguchi – Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Madeon Edit)
35. Tourist – Run (Porter Robinson Edit)
36. ID – ID
37. Tyler, The Creator – GONE, GONE
38. RL Grime & Boys Noize – Pressure (Masayoshi Iimori Remix)
39. Porter Robinson & Madeon – Shelter (Madeon ‘Evil’ Edit V2)
40. Madeon – Isometric (Adventure Live Edit)
41. Madeon Ft. Kyan – You’re On (Adventure Live Edit)
42. Madeon – Stupid
43. The 1975 – Sincerity Is Scary
44. Madeon – All My Friends