It’s no question that the Ice Cube founded Big 3 league has changed quite a bit since its inception two years ago in 2017. The once considered “Retirement” league built for players who are well into NBA retirement but still missed the game has morphed into a competitive league that serves as more of a springboard for players still willing to battle for an NBA roster spot or players just outside of NBA retirement like Royce White, Joe Johnson and many more. Headed into this year’s Big 3 the two most notable names joining were on the same team, Gilbert Arenas and Lamar Odom. Odom, a two-time NBA champion, was attempting to rejuvenate his basketball career following the 2015 incident in which he was found unresponsive after a near-fatal overdose. He made his return to the basketball court in January with a team in the Philippines. This was his first year in the Big 3. In an April Instagram post, Odom, 39, wrote, “The reason I am making a comeback to basketball is because I REFUSE to listen to my fears but instead follow my heart. My heart, telling me that I have to play basketball one more time to show people that you can OVERCOME addiction and LIVE a happy life enjoying the little things.” Leading sports network ESPN cited sources reporting that Odom, O’Neal, Wells, and Davis were deactivated for competitive reasons and not due to off-the-court issues and that Odom was not “up to it from a competitive standpoint.” Although Big 3 league officials issued a statement stating the reasoning they were deactivated this still seemed a bit vague to us “they were deactivated to maximize competition, protect the health of players, and to raise the level of professionalism”. All we can tell you currently is to not expect them on the court soon however we are researching deeper as to just why they were deactivated. Stay tuned for further information soon.
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Rihanna stole headlines last week with her secret SAVAGEXFENTY show. The show was invite only and all attendees had to relinquish their cell phones prior to entry to keep the spectacle private. After the show was over however it was the performances by artist such as Migos, Big Sean, Dj Khaled and more were highly discussed along with the amazing lingerie that Rihanna had created which had most aggreing that Victoria Secrets annual runway fashion show had official been dethroned. Head over to Prime video to check out the #SAVAGEXFENTY show in its entirety now.
The past two years have been tough for Kanye West fans as most have abandoned the once beloved Chicago native that created classic hip hop albums College Dropout and Late Registration. Last year Kanye openly supported president Donald Trump, is said to be the key piece that started a hip hop war between Drake and Pusha T, released an album that didn’t live up to what many have come to expect from him and plenty more issues we could name that ultimately led to majority of hip hop fans considering him “Canceled” This year Kanye has been a bit more subtle in his actions with the bulk of the attention being geared toward his now weekly ‘Sunday Service’ that has attracted the likes of Chris Tucker, Brad Pitt, Justin Bieber and plenty more of the who’s who in Hollywood and Hip Hop alike to come see what most have been calling a “spiritual uplifting environment” where West and his choir led by director Jason White. With an album set to release many are considering this all a ploy by Kanye to ease his way back into the good graces of the African American community. The speculation of this led us to Kanye West 2013 interview on Power 106 Los Angeles where he laid out his 10 year plan/goals. After watching where do you stand on Kanye West, Is he really trying to get back in the good graces of the African American community or is he just following the path he spoke about 6 years ago ? Check out more on our site now.
Young Thug has released a visual to the lead song ‘Just How It Is’ from his recent album 𝐒𝐨 𝐌𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐅𝐮𝐧. The visual is directed by both Young Thug and Leff. Head over to our site now to check it out.