Source Sports | News, Highlights and Interviews – The Source http://thesource.com Latest in Hip Hop, Entertainment, Sports and Film Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:07:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 The Air Jordan 4 Gets a Commemorative 30th Anniversary “Black Laser” Colorway http://thesource.com/2019/01/21/air-jordan-4-30th-anniversary-black-laser/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/21/air-jordan-4-30th-anniversary-black-laser/#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 22:28:55 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=484312 Each release in the Air Jordan sneaker series is more than just a dope shoe drop; they all individually stand as important footnotes in the iconic journey that basketball legend Michael Jordan laid out over the span of two era-defining decades. The Air Jordan 4 is no exception, released back in 1989 during a time […]

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Each release in the Air Jordan sneaker series is more than just a dope shoe drop; they all individually stand as important footnotes in the iconic journey that basketball legend Michael Jordan laid out over the span of two era-defining decades. The Air Jordan 4 is no exception, released back in 1989 during a time in Jordan’s career where he not only ranked as Top Scorer for the 1988–89 NBA season, but also started really seeing himself as both the greatest player on Earth and a lifestyle brand altogether. In the 30 years that’ve passed since it’s initial release, the 4s have only grown substantially in popularity, and Jordan Brand is honoring its legacy with a special colorway available to cop now.


Michael Jordan in the original Air Jordan IV catalog from 1989.
Source: Sneaker News


Featuring a leather upper that incorporates laser etchings, similar to those found on the original Air Jordan 20, the “30th Anniversary” Air Jordan 4 comes in a classic black colorway and is balanced out with a white midsole. The gum outsole is another standout feature, which helps to break up the otherwise monotone hue that takes over the laces, tongue and insole. The Jumpman logo is decked out in white on the heel and red for the one found on the insole, which adds a classic “bred” color combo to the mix that will always bring to mind MJ’s days on the Chicago Bulls roster.

Pick up the 30th Anniversary Air Jordan 4 “Black Laser” right now for $200 USD at select JB retailers and online. See more images of the commemorative colorway below:

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Staten Island’s Marcus Browne Claims Interim Lightweight World Title, Raekwon and Redman Show Love http://thesource.com/2019/01/21/staten-island-marcus-browne-raekwon-redman/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/21/staten-island-marcus-browne-raekwon-redman/#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:05:03 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=484263 Set as the co-featured match of Saturday night’s Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner card at the MGM Garden Arena, Staten Island’s Marcus Browne took the vacant interim lightweight world title as he unanimously defeated the seasoned Badou Jack remaining undefeated at 23-0. Browne’s win served as a huge gain for the often slated “forgotten” borough of Staten […]

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Set as the co-featured match of Saturday night’s Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner card at the MGM Garden Arena, Staten Island’s Marcus Browne took the vacant interim lightweight world title as he unanimously defeated the seasoned Badou Jack remaining undefeated at 23-0. Browne’s win served as a huge gain for the often slated “forgotten” borough of Staten Island, New York which was supported by several of the region’s “finest” including the Wu-Tang Clan’s own Raekwon and class act emcee Redman.

Browne, who is notably from the Park Hill projects, the same stomping grounds as Raekwon (10304 style) received kudos from the Chef via Instagram the following day as news of his victory traveled throughout the borough. “STATEN ISLAND FIRST WORLD CHAMPION!!!!!!!! #standup🙌🏾. #PARKHiLLPROJECTSNIGGAS. He from my hood !!!!! Congratulations champ !!!!!!!!,” Raekwon wrote.

The slick rapping Redman also showed kudos to Browne despite being a New Jersey native, the Funk Doc’s ties with Shaolin run deep (evident through his bond with Method Man). The Muddy Waters MC promoted the highly anticipated fight with a photo of Browne rooting for the now young champion to make Staten Island history. “THE REAL FIGHT TONIGHT on PayPerView UNDERCARD is Staten Island’s OWN MARCUS BROWNE VS. BADOU JACK !! Yo Marcus We Tuned In Go Hard YOUNG BRUH !! LES GO !!”

Marcus Browne is now recognized as Staten Island’s first world champion and a proven legend of the borough at the young age of 28. It is always a gratifying sight to witness veteran successors support the rising eminence of the youth from their respective regions.

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Birdman and Pee From Quality Control Link Up at the NFC Championship Game http://thesource.com/2019/01/21/birdman-and-pee-from-quality-control-link-up-at-the-nfc-championship-game/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/21/birdman-and-pee-from-quality-control-link-up-at-the-nfc-championship-game/#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:59:27 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=484244 On Sunday, Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Pierre “Pee” Thomas of Quality Control, met up to watch the New Orleans Saints battle the Los Angeles Rams for a ticket to Super Bowl 53. Williams is a New Orleans native so you know who he was rooting for. Although the Atlanta Falcons failed to make the playoffs […]

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On Sunday, Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Pierre “Pee” Thomas of Quality Control, met up to watch the New Orleans Saints battle the Los Angeles Rams for a ticket to Super Bowl 53. Williams is a New Orleans native so you know who he was rooting for. Although the Atlanta Falcons failed to make the playoffs this year, Pee was cheering for Saints’ star running back, Alvin Kamara. Kamara is a Norcross, GA native. Unfortunately, he would have to wait another year to make his Super Bowl debut. The Rams won the game on a last-second field goal.

Pee posted a picture via Instagram alongside Birdman and his older brother and Cash Money co-founder, Ronald “Slim” Williams. “All I Ever Wanted Was Sum Cash Money So When The OG’s Talk I Listen,” he said in his caption.

Birdman’s stamp on Hip-Hop and music is solidified forever. Cash Money artists of the past and present include Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Juvenile and more. Pee is on the same track if he continues to lead the new wave of artists. Over the past few years, Quality Control has dominated with artists such as Migos, Lil Baby, Lil Yatchy and Trippie Redd. Lil Baby had an outstanding 2018 and will continue to build his status. Migos has been music’s hottest group for almost three years. It looks like Birdman is not only passing down knowledge to Pee but also saluting him for what he has done so far.

 

 

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LeBron James Continues Lead in Third Round Of All-Star Voting, Televised Draft Date Announced http://thesource.com/2019/01/20/lebron-james-continues-lead-in-third-round-of-all-star-voting-televised-draft-date-announced/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/20/lebron-james-continues-lead-in-third-round-of-all-star-voting-televised-draft-date-announced/#respond Sun, 20 Jan 2019 22:35:48 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=482893 The third returns for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game are in. Just like the first and second returns of fan voting, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo lead their respective conferences with the most votes. If that stands, they will serve as All-Star captains for the TNT-televised draft on February 7. The third returns of #NBAAllStar Voting 2019 presented […]

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The third returns for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game are in. Just like the first and second returns of fan voting, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo lead their respective conferences with the most votes. If that stands, they will serve as All-Star captains for the TNT-televised draft on February 7.

The two NBA All-Star Game team captains will draft the rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves in each conference, making their selections regardless of conference affiliation. The captains will be the All-Star starter from each conference who receives the most fan votes in his conference.  More details about the 2019 NBA All-Star Draft will be announced at a later date.

This year, fans make up for 50 percent of the voting to determine the 10 starters for the 68th annual installment of the NBA All-Star Game. The star-studded event is scheduled to take place on Feb. 17 at 8:00 p.m. ET. In addition, current NBA players and media will also account for 25 percent of the voting process with each submitting a ballot with two guards and three players in the frontcourt for both the Eastern and Western Conference. Voting will conclude on Jan. 21.

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Gladys Knight Criticized For Agreeing to Sing Star Spangled Banner at Super Bowl http://thesource.com/2019/01/18/gladys-knight-criticized-for-agreeing-to-sing-star-spangled-banner-at-super-bowl/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/18/gladys-knight-criticized-for-agreeing-to-sing-star-spangled-banner-at-super-bowl/#respond Fri, 18 Jan 2019 21:47:18 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=484094 After the treatment of Big Boi, Maroon 5 and Travis Scott on social media for agreeing to perform at the 49th Super Bowl in Atlanta, you’d think that no one else would want that type of smoke. Well, one of Atlanta’s native queens has chosen to sing the Star Spangled Banner and the backlash on […]

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After the treatment of Big Boi, Maroon 5 and Travis Scott on social media for agreeing to perform at the 49th Super Bowl in Atlanta, you’d think that no one else would want that type of smoke.

Well, one of Atlanta’s native queens has chosen to sing the Star Spangled Banner and the backlash on the blogosphere is just as bad and in some cases worse for the singing legend.

Multiple Grammy Award winner Gladys Knight said about her forthcoming performance, ” I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta. The NFL recently announced their new social justice platform Inspire Change, and I am honored to be a part of its inaugural year.”

Everyone of relevance who was asked vehemently turned down the opportunity to perform including Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Andre 3000, Usher, Rihanna, Cardi B, and Nicki Minaj.

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LeBron James Calls Out Refs on Twitter for Crucial Foul Call Against Lonzo Ball http://thesource.com/2019/01/18/lebron-james-calls-out-refs-on-twitter-for-crucial-foul-call-against-lonzo-ball/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/18/lebron-james-calls-out-refs-on-twitter-for-crucial-foul-call-against-lonzo-ball/#respond Fri, 18 Jan 2019 18:17:41 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=484081 Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is currently mending a strained groin and while he is almost ready to return he did not join his team for their weekend road trip. However, King James presence was felt during the game as he cheered his team on via Twitter. Thursday night, the LakeShow battled with Russell […]

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is currently mending a strained groin and while he is almost ready to return he did not join his team for their weekend road trip. However, King James presence was felt during the game as he cheered his team on via Twitter.

Thursday night, the LakeShow battled with Russell Westbrook, Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder in OKC and came back from down 15 but were in jeopardy of losing the game after a bad call was made in favor of the Thunder. Lonzo Ball attempted to stop Westbrook from attempting a game-tying three by committed a foul, unfortunately, it was stated to be while the Thunder point guard was in shooting motion. The bad call prompted James to question the official’s decision.

The Lakers didn’t let the call stop their efforts and would go on to hand the Thunder a loss in overtime. But it also turned out LeBron was right as the referees admitted that the call King James questioned should have been an on the floor foul. Thankfully for Laker Nation, Ball, and star, second-year forward Kyle Kuzma didn’t want for an apology message and secured the win.

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Could Carmelo Anthony Make an NBA Return This Season? http://thesource.com/2019/01/18/carmelo-nba-return/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/18/carmelo-nba-return/#respond Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:38:25 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=484077 The NBA Season has reached the midpoint and is headed to the All-Star break and for the most part, everything has been quiet on the Carmelo Anthony front. Many fans have thought it was a wrap for the legendary scoring machine, however, The Athletic is reporting Melo may have a new team by the February 7 […]

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The NBA Season has reached the midpoint and is headed to the All-Star break and for the most part, everything has been quiet on the Carmelo Anthony front. Many fans have thought it was a wrap for the legendary scoring machine, however, The Athletic is reporting Melo may have a new team by the February 7 trade deadline.

The last time we were able to see Melo on an NBA Court was on November 8, but reportedly there is “multiple options” for who can add the all-star forward.

Customary for Carmelo when he is away from the NBA hardwood, videos of him on the court at his gym of choice float online. Hopefully, he can put those skills into action again.

 

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Kyrie Irving Sent an Apology Text to the LeBron James http://thesource.com/2019/01/18/kyrie-irving-sent-an-apology-text-to-the-lebron-james/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/18/kyrie-irving-sent-an-apology-text-to-the-lebron-james/#respond Fri, 18 Jan 2019 05:41:54 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=484003 It has been said that “Heavy is the head that wears the crown.” Celtics star point guard Kyrie Irving is feeling the weight of wearing the crown. The Boston Celtics have not lived up the pre-season expectations of being projected as the top team in the Eastern Conference. Despite being one of the most talented […]

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It has been said that “Heavy is the head that wears the crown.” Celtics star point guard Kyrie Irving is feeling the weight of wearing the crown.

The Boston Celtics have not lived up the pre-season expectations of being projected as the top team in the Eastern Conference. Despite being one of the most talented teams from top to bottom in the league, the Celtics are having difficulty developing team chemistry and playing at a championship level on a consistent basis. They’ve been slumping as of late and a loss to the Orlando Magic caused the squad to unravel at the end of the game.

Kyrie Irving criticized his team’s play while addressing the press. He mentioned that their youth and inexperience was the reason they not playing to their potential. Now he understands what LeBron James was trying to teach him as the leader of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Irving decided he call LeBron and apologize for everything that took place in Cleveland.

“Obviously, this was a big deal for me, because I had to call [LeBron] and tell him I apologized for being that young player that wanted everything at his fingertips, and I wanted everything at my threshold,” Irving said. “I wanted to be the guy that led us to a championship. I wanted to be the leader. I wanted to be all that, and the responsibility of being the best in the world and leading your team is something that is not meant for many people.”

Finally realizing the cost leading a team to the promise land, Irving continued, “[LeBron] was one of those guys who came to Cleveland and tried to show us how to win a championship, and it was hard for him, and sometimes getting the most out of the group is not the easiest thing in the world.”

You can check out Kyrie explaining why he decided to apologize to LeBron here.

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Louisville Is Renaming Its Airport After Hometown Legend Muhammad Ali http://thesource.com/2019/01/17/louisville-is-renaming-its-airport-after-hometown-legend-muhammad-ali/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/17/louisville-is-renaming-its-airport-after-hometown-legend-muhammad-ali/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:55:25 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=483834 It’s sad to say, but the silver lining is the international recognition, even in the champ’s death. It was announced yesterday that the Louisville International Airport will be renamed after Muhammad Ali, who was born and buried in the Kentucky capitol. The decision came from a unanimous vote of the Louisville Airport Authority with one […]

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It’s sad to say, but the silver lining is the international recognition, even in the champ’s death.

It was announced yesterday that the Louisville International Airport will be renamed after Muhammad Ali, who was born and buried in the Kentucky capitol.

The decision came from a unanimous vote of the Louisville Airport Authority with one board member voting no, according to local media. Board members had been mulling the proposal since 2017.

Before the change, the airport was simply known as Louisville International Airport.

Louisville mayor Greg Fischer applauded the decision after proposing the idea.

“Muhammad Ali belonged to the world, but he only had one hometown, and fortunately, that is our great city of Louisville,” Fischer said. “Muhammad became one of the most well-known people to ever walk the Earth and has left a legacy of humanitarianism and athleticism that has inspired billions of people.”

Ali died in 2016 at 74 years old. He had a 56-5 record as one of history’s most profound boxers, including three stints as the world heavyweight champion. He also won the light heavyweight gold medal at the 1960 Olympics. His heavyweight belt was taken from him because of Ali’s refusal to be inducted into the U.S. Army for the Vietnam War due to religious reasons.

Ali was also known for his activism and protests outside of the ring as he was for his illustrious reputation as a boxer.

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Gladys Knight Will Sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl http://thesource.com/2019/01/17/gladys-knight-super-bowl/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/17/gladys-knight-super-bowl/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:32:56 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=483796 The Super Bowl is a few weeks away and we already know that Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi will be apart of the Halftime Show. Now we know that Gladys Knight will be on hand before the opening kickoff to sing the National Anthem. The NFL and Knight announced today (Jan. 17), that […]

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The Super Bowl is a few weeks away and we already know that Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi will be apart of the Halftime Show. Now we know that Gladys Knight will be on hand before the opening kickoff to sing the National Anthem.

The NFL and Knight announced today (Jan. 17), that the Empress of Soul will be inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, February 3 for the pregame performance.

“I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta,” said Gladys Knight, “the NFL recently announced their new social justice platform Inspire Change, and I am honored to be a part of its inaugural year.”

On Twitter Knight stated, “Atlanta, I’m coming home!”

Past performers for the National Anthem include BeyoncĂŠ, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross and more.

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Harlem Globetrotters Offer Free Tickets to Furloughed Federal Employees http://thesource.com/2019/01/17/harlem-globetrotters-offer-free-tickets-to-furloughed-federal-employees/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/17/harlem-globetrotters-offer-free-tickets-to-furloughed-federal-employees/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:00:54 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=483636 We are currently 25 days into the Government Shutdown with no end in sight as President Trump and Congressional Democrats in a struggle to reach a deal on government spending leaving Federal employees either working without pay or furloughed until the government is funded. Many federal workers have received well wishes from everyday Americans mostly […]

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We are currently 25 days into the Government Shutdown with no end in sight as President Trump and Congressional Democrats in a struggle to reach a deal on government spending leaving Federal employees either working without pay or furloughed until the government is funded.

Many federal workers have received well wishes from everyday Americans mostly at airports where TSA workers are working without pay, but the Harlem Globetrotters took things a step further offering federal employees free tickets to upcoming games.

“As the Ambassadors of Goodwill, we want to show our support to all those government workers whose paychecks, and by extension, their families, are directly impacted,” said Globetrotter President Howard Smith according to the Harlem Globetrotters website.

“Any U.S. government employee currently on furlough can show their valid government ID at their local box office and receive two complimentary tickets to a Harlem Globetrotter game in North America while supplies last.”

Federal employees missed their first paycheck last week due to the shutdown which resulted in multiple reports of call-outs from work, resignations, and on a lighter side video of TSA employees blasting Travis Scott while on the job. The shutdown became the longest in United States history on Saturday.

With shutdown conversations essentially going nowhere, it seems as though furloughed federal employees of the legendary comedic basketball team could have plenty of chances to get their free tickets. The Globetrotters are currently touring in their 93rd season.

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NBA and NBA Players Union Agree to a $1.1 Billion Dollar Licensing Extension With ‘NBA 2K’ Video Game http://thesource.com/2019/01/17/nba-and-nba-players-union-agree-to-a-1-1-billion-dollar-licensing-extension-with-nba-2k-video-game/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/17/nba-and-nba-players-union-agree-to-a-1-1-billion-dollar-licensing-extension-with-nba-2k-video-game/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:00:49 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=483621 The NBA and National Basketball Players Association have agreed to a lucrative licensing agreement extension with Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., creators of the popular NBA 2K video game franchise, the league announced this week. has NBPA have announced that they will continue to work together over the next seven years, in a deal that is […]

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The NBA and National Basketball Players Association have agreed to a lucrative licensing agreement extension with Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., creators of the popular NBA 2K video game franchise, the league announced this week.

has NBPA have announced that they will continue to work together over the next seven years, in a deal that is reportedly worth an estimated $1.1 billion. That’s easily one of the biggest we’ve ever seen when it comes to a sports franchise or any given franchise for that matter.

In a report by the Wall Street Journal, it is said that was the best selling sports-based video game of 2018. As of November, it was also the third-best selling video game of the year, regardless of genre. It’s predecessor, NBA 2K18, has sold 10 million copies which makes it the highest selling game in the entire series.

2K is thrilled with the deal and believes it’ll be beneficial for all parties in the years to come. Strauss Zelnick, who serves as chairman and CEO for Take-Two (who owns 2K), noted, “The NBA has been an outstanding partner throughout the history of the NBA 2K franchise, contributing significantly to its unparalleled success and the ability to grow its audience around the world across a myriad of platforms and offerings.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the following about the extension: “An entire generation of basketball fans engage and connect with NBA teams and players through NBA 2K. We are grateful to extend our partnership with Take-Two and the NBPA to build on the enormous popularity of the NBA 2K franchise and the continued global growth of basketball.”

The NBA 2K franchise began with NBA 2K in 1999, and it has seen a meteoric rise since then en route to becoming the most popular sports video game available.

There’s a good chance that, because of the landmark deal, the forthcoming NBA 2K20 could be one of the biggest in the series to date, though it’s unknown just what the publisher has planned for it just yet since it’s still riding high on the success of NBA 2K19.

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Alabama Quarterback Jalen Hurts Announces He is Taking Talents to Oklahoma http://thesource.com/2019/01/17/alabama-quarterback-jalen-hurts-announces-he-is-taking-talents-to-oklahoma/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/17/alabama-quarterback-jalen-hurts-announces-he-is-taking-talents-to-oklahoma/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:00:47 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=483649 Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts announced his decision to transfer to Oklahoma on Wednesday. Hurts published a piece on The Player’s Tribune today titled, “To My Alabama Family,” in which he reflected on his years in Tuscaloosa and looked ahead to his next chapter with the Oklahoma Sooners. The 20-year old Houston native writes: “I’ve decided to take my talents […]

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Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts announced his decision to transfer to Oklahoma on Wednesday. Hurts published a piece on The Player’s Tribune today titled, “To My Alabama Family,” in which he reflected on his years in Tuscaloosa and looked ahead to his next chapter with the Oklahoma Sooners.

The 20-year old Houston native writes: “I’ve decided to take my talents to the University of Oklahoma, where I will continue my development as both a quarterback and as a student. I’m very fortunate to have this opportunity, and I’m excited for the journey ahead.”

Hurts entered the transfer portal last week and took his first official visit to Maryland on Friday. He visited Oklahoma on Saturday and Miami on Sunday.

The Houston native went 26-2 as a starting quarterback at Alabama before he was benched in favor of Tua Tagovailoa this season.

Hurts leaves Alabama with 5,626 yards and 48 touchdowns passing and 1,976 yards and 23 touchdowns rushing. If he starts for the Sooners in their wide-open offense, more huge numbers are possible. If so, he will follow in the footsteps of Kyler Murray, another dual-threat maestro who is currently deciding whether to play in the NFL or Major League Baseball.

Since Hurts is a graduate student, he can begin to play for Oklahoma this upcoming season with no penalties.

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Nike Aims Towards Afro-Futurism with 2019 Black History Month Collection http://thesource.com/2019/01/16/nike-black-history-month-collection-2019/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/16/nike-black-history-month-collection-2019/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:27:54 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=483732 Nike's 2019 "Black History Month" collection pushes the power even further by giving us new colorways for our favorite Nike, Jordan Brand and Converse silhouettes.

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Every year since 2005, Nike has gone all out with a special set of Black History Month-themed sneakers and apparel as a way to commemorate the influence that African-American culture has made on sports as a whole. The collection for 2019 pushes to take things even further by giving us new colorways for some of our favorite silhouettes under the Nike, Jordan Brand and Converse imprints alike.



Included in this roundup are two colorways (“Home” and “Away”) for the LeBron 16, a Kyrie 5, KD 11, PG 3, Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 2, Why Not Zer0.2, Nike Air Force 1 Utility, NikeCourt Flare 2.0 and two Converse Chuck 70 High Top options. Each incorporates the running theme of “Afro-futurism in sport” according to the Swoosh’s official description, seen in the form of kente cloth-inspired accents, Nike’s official “BHM” logo etched into the design and the “EQUALITY” tagline imprinted as well to really make the message be heard.

The Nike 2019 Black History Month Collection will drop in dosages over the next month, with the first being the Nike LeBron 16 “EQUALITY” for $185 USD next Monday (January 21), followed by the Nike Kyrie 5 “BHM” ($130 USD), Nike KD 11 “BHM” ($150 USD) and Nike PG3 “BHM” ($110 USD) on February 1, then the Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 “BHM” ($125 USD), Air Jordan II “BHM” ($190 USD) and Air Jordan 1 “EQUALITY” ($120 USD) dropping the following day on February 2 and finally the Nike Air Force 1 Utility “BHM” ($200) on February 20. No set info on the Converse Chuck 70 High Top “BHM” colorways and the NikeCourt Flare 2.0 “BHM” right now, both those should follow within the same timeframe. Get a look at the full set below:

Images: Nike News

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Wants Legalize Sports Betting in Upstate Casinos http://thesource.com/2019/01/16/new-york-governor-andrew-cuomo-wants-legalize-sports-betting-in-upstate-casinos/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/16/new-york-governor-andrew-cuomo-wants-legalize-sports-betting-in-upstate-casinos/#respond Wed, 16 Jan 2019 20:37:30 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=483588 New York appears to be taking another step toward regulated sports betting, but not the one the industry really wanted. In Tuesday’s State of the State address, Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed that he’ll be pushing to get sports betting up and running in the state, a new revenue stream in a state that needs an infusion of cash to […]

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New York appears to be taking another step toward regulated sports betting, but not the one the industry really wanted.

In Tuesday’s State of the State address, Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed that he’ll be pushing to get sports betting up and running in the state, a new revenue stream in a state that needs an infusion of cash to cover a $3.1 billion fiscal shortfall before it even gets to desperately needed infrastructure projects downstate.

Cuomo pointed to the fact that investment in upstate casinos saw a nice return on investment. Since those casinos are already in place, Cuomo wants to build on that by legalizing sports betting within those places.

“We invested in upstate casinos. Let’s authorize sports betting in the upstate casinos,” Cuomo said. “It’s here, it’s a reality, and it will help generate activity in those casinos.”

Following the US Supreme Court decision in May 2018, many expected the NYS Gaming Commission to promulgate the required rules as that law directs. The agency, however, has not made any tangible progress in the eight months since. It has been widely presumed that more legislation — or a nudge from the governor — is needed to move the regulatory process ahead.

The U.S. Supreme Court last year lifted a federal ban on sports wagering that had been mostly limited to Nevada. Can’t blame Cuomo for wanting in on the action.

 

 

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Turkish Government Seeks Extradition of Knicks Center Enes Kanter http://thesource.com/2019/01/16/turkish-government-seeks-extradition-of-knicks-center-enes-kanter/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/16/turkish-government-seeks-extradition-of-knicks-center-enes-kanter/#respond Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:34:45 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=483586 Prosecutors in Turkey are seeking an arrest warrant and extradition of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, accusing him of being a member in a terror organization with links to a cleric who tried to overthrow the government. According to ESPN, the government says Kanter has ties to Fethullah Gulen which was the group responsible for an […]

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Prosecutors in Turkey are seeking an arrest warrant and extradition of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, accusing him of being a member in a terror organization with links to a cleric who tried to overthrow the government. According to ESPN, the government says Kanter has ties to Fethullah Gulen which was the group responsible for an unsuccessful coup back in 2016. Kanter is aware of the report and commented on the situation via Twitter.

Kanter said he is not going to the Knicks game in London on Thursday against the Washington Wizards, fearing he could be killed because of his criticism of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“There’s a chance that I can get killed out there,” Kanter said earlier this month.

Former NBA player Hedo Turkoglu, who now leads the Turkish Basketball Federation, ripped Kanter saying his thoughts about Turkey are a “political smear campaign,” adding that Kanter was “trying to get the limelight with irrational justifications and political remarks.”

Turkish officials are also reportedly working to put out an Interpol Red Notice, which is “a request to locate and provisionally arrest an individual pending extradition.” The notice would not require the United States to comply with the request.

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Quavo Invites Clemson Football Team to Quality Control HQ http://thesource.com/2019/01/16/quavo-invites-clemson-football-team-to-quality-control-hq/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/16/quavo-invites-clemson-football-team-to-quality-control-hq/#respond Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:21:27 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=483548 Quavo wants to show Trump how champions are supposed to be treated. It is a common tradition for every college and professional team to visit the White House upon winning a championship. Since Trump’s presidential term, many teams have denied the invitation to visit the White House. The Golden State Warriors have won 2 championships […]

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Quavo wants to show Trump how champions are supposed to be treated.

It is a common tradition for every college and professional team to visit the White House upon winning a championship. Since Trump’s presidential term, many teams have denied the invitation to visit the White House. The Golden State Warriors have won 2 championships since POTUS 45 took office. They have denied the visit for consecutive years. They are the favorite to three-peat as NBA champions, so we won’t be surprised if they don’t show up again.

The 2019 College Football Champion Clemson Tigers were the first team to visit the White House a week after their win over Alabama. They were greeted with a fast food buffet for a meal upon entering the White House dining room.

Earlier in the day, Trump said he was going to order fast food when the team arrived.

“I think we are going to serve McDonald’s Wendy’s and Burger King’d with some pizza,” he said. “I would think that’s their favorite food.”

With many of White House staff out due to the government shutdown, Trump purchased the cheapest food he could find.

“Of all the crazy things Trump said and did over the weekend, this might be the craziest,” said Jimmy Kimmel on his late-night show Monday night.

Although Trump is a notorious tweeter, he forgot to use spell check when tweeting about the visit.

Many of the Clemson players said the visit was a joke after being treated as such. Well, Quavo caught wind of this and has extended an invitation to the Clemson Tigers. Although Honcho is a perceived Georgia Bulldogs fan, he wants to show Trump how you should treat a National Champion. It is obvious that Quavo knows more about hospitality than Trump. He is homegrown in Southern roots. As for Trump, it is unsure if he is homegrown in any aspect of hospitality. Hopefully, the Tigers take Quavo up on his offer.

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Serena Williams Returns to the Australian Open With Another Amazing Fashion Statement http://thesource.com/2019/01/15/serena-williams-returns-to-the-australian-open-with-another-amazing-fashion-statement/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/15/serena-williams-returns-to-the-australian-open-with-another-amazing-fashion-statement/#respond Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:45:15 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=483359 Only a few people can make a grand entrance to a Tennis tournament like Serena Williams. At the Australian Open on Monday night, the tennis legend didn’t disappoint, debuting an incredible new look: a mint-green Nike leotard-type number with fishnet tights. View this post on Instagram Playing solo this time 😉 A post shared by Serena […]

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Only a few people can make a grand entrance to a Tennis tournament like Serena Williams. At the Australian Open on Monday night, the tennis legend didn’t disappoint, debuting an incredible new look: a mint-green Nike leotard-type number with fishnet tights.

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Playing solo this time 😉

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Following the match, Williams opened up about the Nike leotard, which they had designed “really far in advance.” In the off-season, Williams said she’s been working “really, really hard … to be incredibly fit and incredibly ready,” adding that, with this look, Nike wanted “to make an incredibly strong, powerful statement for moms that are trying to get back and get fit.”

When asked if she had a name for her new look, she jokingly replied, the “Serena-tard.”

A lot of people were digging the look including Williams’ husband, Alexis Ohanian.

Serena famously wore a black tutu at the 2018 US Open, mixing in a mauve version as well. She also wore a black catsuit at the French Open, which sparked controversy when the tournament boss criticized the outfit.

As for her play on the court, Williams crushed good friend and neighbor Tatjana Maria 6-0 6-2 in 49 minutes.

This match marked Williams’ first time at the Australian Open since she gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia.

 

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Nike’s Self-Lacing Adapt BB Is Quite Possibly the Sneaker of the Future http://thesource.com/2019/01/15/nike-adapt-bb-self-lacing/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/15/nike-adapt-bb-self-lacing/#respond Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:20:27 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=483366 We’ve been ready for self-lacing sneakers since as far back as the late ’80s, when the idea first became mainstream after Marty McFly rocked the Air MAGs in Back to the Future II. While that silhouette in specific has actually dropped in real-life — granted, usually as sporadic quickstrick releases, but we continue — the […]

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We’ve been ready for self-lacing sneakers since as far back as the late ’80s, when the idea first became mainstream after Marty McFly rocked the Air MAGs in Back to the Future II. While that silhouette in specific has actually dropped in real-life — granted, usually as sporadic quickstrick releases, but we continue — the Swoosh is giving us a brand new silhouette that will definitely shape the lace-free life as it relates to the general release market. Enter the Nike Adapt BB.



What started in 2016 with the release of the HyperAdapt 1.0 — Nike’s first readily-available shoe with self-lacing technology — is built on even further with the Adapt BB. The advanced power-lacing system creates a custom fit via a motor and gear train that senses the tension needed for your foot as you wear it, even adjusting according to your actual movements. You more of a walker? These will essentially mold to your foot, making for a fit that’s truly made to your personal comfort. The built-in FitAdapt tech then syncs with an app that’s continually updated with firmware, controllable via the smartphone Nike Adapt app or simply by the touch. Based off the graphic above, you can tell it was put through the ultimate test to assure durability in the midst of all foreseeable conditions. Add on its Iron Man-looking multilayered exterior and you’ve got the shoe we’ve all been waiting for. Trust, knowing Nike it’ll only get better from here.

Look for the Nike Adapt BB to arrive on February 17, both online and at global retailers, for $350 USD. Get a closer preview of the shoe in detail below, and head over to Nike News for a full rundown of the silhouette:



Images: Nike News

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Odds on Where Antonio Brown Lands Revealed, 49ers Currently Favored http://thesource.com/2019/01/15/odds-on-where-antonio-brown-lands-revealed-49ers-currently-favored/ http://thesource.com/2019/01/15/odds-on-where-antonio-brown-lands-revealed-49ers-currently-favored/#respond Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:19:49 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=483116 Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown didn’t like the way his season ended and could be looking for a fresh start somewhere else. According to Bookmaker (H/T Bleacher Report), the San Francisco 49ers are the favorites to land Brown with odds of +200 (bet $100 to win $200). The New York Jets are next at +500, […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown didn’t like the way his season ended and could be looking for a fresh start somewhere else. According to Bookmaker (H/T Bleacher Report), the San Francisco 49ers are the favorites to land Brown with odds of +200 (bet $100 to win $200). The New York Jets are next at +500, followed by the Oakland Raiders with odds of +600.

The ongoing conflict between Brown and the Steelers resulted in his benching for the final game of the 2018 season, a must-win for Pittsburgh against the Cincinnati Bengals. Brown had reportedly become “frustrated” and gotten into arguments with his quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger. Sources within the organization say that Roethlisberger would also take shots at Brown during team meetings.

During Monday’s appearance on 95.7 The Game, 49ers legend Jerry Rice said he spoke with Brown on FaceTime, and relayed the following message: “He wants to come here really bad.”

Teams around the league are likely hoping that the rift between Brown and the Steelers has become too deep to repair. Franchises that struggled in 2018, including the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders, may be eyeing the wide receiver as a boost to their rosters. Even playoff teams like the Dallas Cowboys are seemingly in on the seven-time Pro Bowler.

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