LeBron James will next take his talents to Burbank.
On the heels of his good reviews in Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck,” the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar has partnered in a content creation deal with Warner Bros Entertainment that will put his SpringHill Entertainment banner on the studio track to generate content in TV, movies and digital.
Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros, James and his SpringHill cofounder Maverick Carter are calling the arrangement unprecedented, reports Deadline.com.
“LeBron James has one of the most powerful, well-known brands in the world and we are excited to be in business with him and his partner, Maverick Carter, and SpringHill Entertainment,” said Tsujihara. “The combination of LeBron’s global media presence and Warner Bros.’ unmatched production and distribution expertise is a big win for fans everywhere. We’re excited to welcome LeBron and Maverick to the Warner Bros. family and look forward to partnering on incredible projects that will connect with consumers across a variety of platforms.”
Added James: “Connecting with my fans and telling meaningful stories have always been my passion. In everything I’ve done, from Nike commercials to Uninterrupted and Survivor’s Remorse, it’s always about connecting with people of all ages and providing unique content they can all enjoy. And I’ve always loved
movies, which makes Warner Bros. the ultimate partner to help us continue to push the envelope. I can’t wait to see what we come up with.”
Retired NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal and Scottie Pippen are suddenly going at it over Instagram.
It all started on Monday when Shaq posted an image comparing an all-time Los Angeles Lakers squad with one from the Bulls, claiming the Lakers lineup (himself included) would beat Pippen, Michael Jordan and the other Bulls by 50 points.
Pippen clapped back the next day, reminding Shaq that he and his Bulls won twice as many titles than O’Neal did with the Lakers.
The gloves were off, as far as Shaq was concerned. The two came for each other over the next several hours, with Pippen mocking Shaq’s free throw challenges, and O’Neal superimposing Pippen’s face on a woman’s body and calling him “Scottina,” among other digs:
Almost a year to the day of his big return home from the Miami Heat, LeBron James revealed that he will remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The NBA star agreed to terms of a one-year, $23 million contract that also includes a player option for 2016-17, two people familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press on Thursday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because James has not yet signed the contract.
His agreement with the Cavs gives him future flexibility and the ability to make more money next summer when the league’s new TV deal kicks in. The $24 billion package is expected to escalate the salary cap by millions.
James, 30, led the Cavs to the NBA Finals in his first season back. Cleveland lost in six games to Golden State.
Off the court, James is hosting a VIP screening in Akron on Friday, where he’ll walk the red carpet with fellow stars of “Trainwreck,” Amy Schumer’s movie he filmed last summer shortly after announcing he was returning to the Cavs.
The UCLA football coach who had the incident with Diddy this week reportedly mocked the mogul’s son, Justin Combs, about his famous father – once using a picture of the two sitting courtside at an NBA game to make the point that he’s a spoiled rich kid, reports TMZ.
Sources say in February, Coach Sal Alosi held a training session with several of the players, but Justin missed it because he was at the 2015 NBA All-Star game. According to sources, Alosi put a photo of Justin at the game on the gym monitors. He was pictured seated next to his father and actor Ben Stiller. Alosi reportedly told the team: “While you guys are training, this guy is sitting courtside with his dad.”
The pic remained up for 24 hours, according to TMZ:
Sources close to Diddy tell the website that Alosi ran a campaign of psychological warfare against Combs for the past three years, telling the teen things like, “You’re only here because of your dad,” and, “You never belonged here,” and, “You should just go work for your dad.”
It took 40 years, but they finally did it.
The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 in game 6 of the NBA Finals to become the 2015 NBA champions.
Stephen Curry and finals MVP Andre Iguodala scored 25 points a piece, Draymond Green recorded a triple-double and the Warriors — using a barrage of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to put Cleveland away .
The fact that Iguodala, their sixth man, took MVP honors perhaps sums up the Warriors best.
“I always said Andre’s a pro’s pro,” said Green, who had 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. “He’s a professional guy and it showed, and that’s why he’s MVP of the series and that’s what we’re champions.”
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LeBron James inadvertently flashed his junk on live TV and broke the Internet last night, but the decency watchdog group Parents Television Council says it wasn’t a big enough deal to encourage members to file complaints.
The flash happened in a pregame huddle on Thursday during ABC’s live coverage of the NBA Finals. LeBron was adjusting his shorts and pulled the waistband out a little too far, giving viewers a quick peek at his nether region.
The PTC saw the video and released the following statement:
“After reviewing the video clip at issue, we find nothing that reasonably violates the spirit or the letter of the longstanding law against broadcasting indecent material over the public airwaves between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.,” PTC president Tim Winter said in a statement. “We will absolutely not be encouraging our members to file complaints, as we feel it is much ado about nothing.”
Of course, the Internet slowed the footage down and zoomed in:
It’s unclear yet how many viewers watched ABC’s coverage of Game 4, but preliminary data reveals that the broadcast was the highest rated Game 4 in more than a decade.
(Via MSN News) – LeBron James came home last summer to win a championship — one like no other.
He’s two wins away.
Pushed by a crowd howling to see Cleveland’s 51-year title drought end, James scored 40 points, his new sidekick Matthew Dellavedova added 20 and the Cavaliers survived Golden State’s furious fourth-quarter comeback led by Stephen Curry for a 96-91 win over the Warriors on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals.
James added 12 rebounds and eight assists in 46 minutes, his third stellar performance in his fifth straight finals. The Cavs, who won Game 2 at Golden State for their first ever finals win, now have their first at Quicken Loans Arena. They’ll have a chance to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series in Game 4 on Thursday night.
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