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Fly Events: Rémy Martin & Don C Release the FINAL Piece of the “Just Rémy” Capsule Collection During All-Star Weekend

Premium cognac brand Rémy Martin and world-renowned streetwear designer, Don C, have dropped the final piece of the “Just Rémy” co-branded capsule collection- the Duffel. Rémy Martin and the influential online cultural hub Hypebeast, celebrated the final product release at a co-hosted event in Charlotte, North Carolina, amongst industry notables attending and participating in the 2019 All-Star Weekend.

The “Just Rémy” Duffel was designed with a luxurious twist similar to the previously released pieces within the collection. Comprised of black lambskin leather with gold hardware and red python piping, the Duffel also features a gold embroidered “Just Rémy” logo as its signature emblem.

From beginning to end, guests enjoyed signature Rémy Martin 1738® Accord Royal cocktails while enjoying music by DJ Brittany Sky. Basketball enthusiast and reputable artist, Victor Solomon set the scene with custom-made art installations throughout the space; inspired by the aesthetic and energy of the “Just Rémy” Collection.

The Collector’s Series is a program that celebrates the premium promise of Rémy Martin through the collaboration of leading lifestyle brands and designers who are at the crossroads of luxury and lifestyle. The “Just Rémy” partnership, which is the first installment of the series, intertwines fashion, basketball, and luxury to create signature pieces exemplary of the iconic Rémy Martin brand. With a focus on basketball culture, the collection presents premium basketball essentials that double as timeless lifestyle pieces that are essential beyond the court.

The Collector’s Series launched in October of 2018 in Don C’s hometown of Chicago with the debut of the “Just Rémy” 1738 Sneaker Box. The second piece of the collection, the Cap, was unveiled last November in Los Angeles, followed by the release of the Jersey during Art Basel in Miami. Most recently, the Dopp Kit was release at an exclusive event in NYC at the end of January.

The “Just Rémy” Duffel is available for purchase for $750 in a limited supply on JustDon.com. All other pieces in the collection, including the Dopp Kit and Cap ($350) and the Jersey ($750,) are also available for purchase through the site.

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LeBron James Accurately Labels President Trump A Bum, Twitter Elevates Him To G.O.A.T Status

Steph Curry gained an ally in on-court rival,LeBron James after the tanned menace who is unfortunately our President rescinded his invitation to the White House via Twitter.

Donald Trump has a bevy of things to worry about being the President and all such as the entire country of Puerto Rico being without power after being ravaged by Hurricane Maria. Trump may have thought he was doing a something to hurt Curry’s feelings but the star guard already expressed he didn’t care visit the White House while Trump is in it.

Trumps dumb Tweet garnered unprecedented backlash on but it’s LeBron’s tweet that set the internet ablaze and earned him unanimous social media MVP. The two-time champion didn’t show no restraint when he accurately called Trump a bum and Twitter was totally here for it.

We see no lies in that tweet. James tweet also gained support from the sports world:

The slander didn’t end there Peep some of the hilarious reactions to the U Bum tweet in the gallery below:

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We Like: Shaquille O’Neal in the new Shaq Attaq Modern’s

The original Reebok Shaq Attaq sneaker was born in 1992 and was Shaquille O’Neal’s signature shoe when the backboard-shattering player dominated the court with his singular prowess and skill.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Shaq Attaq this year, Reebok is introducing a twist on the original, called the Shaq Attaq Modern.

The Shaq Attaq Modern was designed to be closer to the current trend of contemporary basketball sneakers. The leather is replaced with a woven mesh upper, which helps to reduce the overall weight of the shoe while keeping the structure of the original in place. The collar features a foam compound with net mesh overlay to provide padding around the ankles, along with custom Pump technology for an adjustable fit. Minimal stitching gives way to hot melt throughout while also providing dimension through the use of technical lightweight synthetics on the upper.

Featured in an allover yellow spark color with sublimated black stripe down the middle, the Shaq Attaq Modern colorway was inspired by one of Shaq’s many nicknames.

Shaq visited Reebok Headquarters in Canton, MA recently to test out the shoes on the court via a pick-up basketball game, which you can check out in the images attached.

The Shaq Attaq Modern is now available for $159.99 and is now available at Reebok.com, Finish Line and additional Reebok retailers starting, Friday, May 19th.

 

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Fly Executive: Media Veteran Kimberly K. Wilson pays it forward with launch of the D.A.D. Foundation in memory of her father

In recognition and honor of the March long Women’s Month 2017 celebration, meet Fly Media Executive Kimberly K. Wilson. She is Vice President, Affiliate Marketing for Disney and ESPN Media Networks. Her depth, purpose, and love of community in paying it forward truly makes her a Fly Executive. The 17-year media veteran and Southside, Chicago native epitomizes the strengths, talents and effortless giving we celebrate in all women this month, year long, past, present, future and universally. Steadfast to her dedication and passion for equipping and inspiring youth to dream impossible dreams, this sister is lifting as she continues to climb.

On March 23 rd 2017, the former BET and Clear Channel Marketing Executive launched The Don D. Wilson Dream A Dream (D.A.D.) Foundation with mother, Ann and younger sister Valerie Wilson in honor of their late father Don D. Wilson. The Dream A Dream (D.A.D.) Foundation is a Chicago-based, non-profit organization that was created to support, uplift and actualize the dreams of youth who may not have the resources to achieve their goals.

Kimberly says:

“Mentorship and Sponsorship have been essential in the role of my success. Without the amazing people who believed in or took an interest in me throughout my career, I’m not sure I would have the opportunity to do what I love at this level. You can’t get to that successful place all on your own.”

D.A.D. is committed to giving back to underserved communities and serves 8 to 17-year- old youth in and around Chicago, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. The organization’s three pillars of Music, Sports, and Entrepreneurship are at the core of its foundation and programs. D.A.D. will offer opportunities to youth pursuing music as an art form and/or business endeavor; provide access and resources to activities including clinics, sporting events, and camps; implement programs that teach the fundamentals of business ownership and provide support resources.

Kimberly’s father was a Chicago businessman for over 30 years. He devoted himself unselfishly to mentorship and humanitarian work in his community and worldwide travels. A lifelong learner whose interest spanned the spectrum from microbiology to world history to travel, her father’s passion and commitment are naturally rooted in Kimberly’s DNA.

Wilson talks about her family:

“It all began with my family – my mother, Ann; father, and sister, Valerie – who supported me to pursue a life beyond what I thought was possible. Their moral, financial and mental support early on is the only reason I stand here today.

Through her family’s personal mission to provide young people the resources, mentoring and encouragement to dream big, Don D. Wilson’s memory will forever live on now that #dadishere. We salute Kimberly K. Wilson for underscoring the definition of paying it forward. You are truly a Fly Executive!

For more information on The Dream a Dream (D.A.D.) Foundation, please visit www.TheDreamaDreamFoundation.org or follow them on IG/FB @thedreamadreamfoundation and Twitter @thedreamadream.

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FLY News: The NBA Is Entering The eSports World With The NBA 2K eLeague!

Fellas and ladies you ever wanted a chance to play in the NBA? You ever wanted to get paid to play eSports? Well the NBA and Take-Two Interactive are going to give you your chance at both!

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Now how you might ask? Well today the NBA and Take-Two Interactive the company behind the beloved NBA video game simulator NBA2K announced that will be starting their own eLeague. Each of the NBA’s real franchises will have their own virtual franchise and will draft the best NBA2K players. This move marks the first time a professional eSports league will be owned and operated by a U.S. professional sports league. NFL, MLB, NHL,FIFA and WTA your move!

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Each player will have their own virtual avatar, the eLeague will follow a professional sports league format. Players will face off head-to-head and will participate in a bracketed playoff system and then a championship game. So basically this will the virtual players job!

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Read the full press release below:

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 9, 2017– The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) today announced plans to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional competitive gaming league that will bring together the best basketball gamers in the world. This marks the first official eSports league operated by a U.S. professional sports league.

Set to debut in 2018, this groundbreaking competitive gaming league will consist of teams operated by actual NBA franchises. The founding teams, each composed of five professional eSports players who will play the game as user-created avatars, will be announced in the coming months. The NBA 2K eLeague will follow a professional sports league format: competing head-to-head throughout a regular season, participating in a bracketed playoff system, and concluding with a championship matchup.

“We believe we have a unique opportunity to develop something truly special for our fans and the young and growing eSports community,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “We look forward to combining our best-in-class NBA sports team operators with Take-Two’s competitive gaming expertise to create a brand new league experience.”

“We are proud to expand our strong relationship with the NBA and co-create the NBA 2K eLeague,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two. “Through the NBA 2K series, which is renowned throughout the world for capturing the authenticity of the NBA and the passion of its fans, we have a proven track record of highly successful collaboration. With this new venture, Take-Two and the NBA aim to fuel the accelerating growth of eSports and take the thrill of competition to exciting new heights.”

The relationship between NBA and Take-Two dates back to 1999, with the NBA 2K series selling over 68 million units worldwide. The most recent release, NBA 2K17, is the highest-rated annual sports game of the current console generation and the highest-rated title in the history of the NBA 2K series.(1) To date, NBA 2K17 has sold-in nearly 7 million units, and is poised to become 2K’s highest-selling sports title ever.

In December, 2K launched its second official eSports competition, NBA 2K17 All-Star Tournament, which offers teams of gamers the chance to win a trip to NBA All-Star 2017. The 5-on-5 tournament, featuring a $250,000 grand prize, will culminate on Feb. 17 in New Orleans.

Remember when they used to say playing video games were a waste of time? Yeah me neither! eSports are definitely the future and the NBA recognizes that! I won’t be surprised if other professional sports leagues like the MLB, NFL, NASCAR, FIFA, WTA and PGA follow suit eventually.

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On The Gram: The Internet Reacts To Charles Oakley Being Ejected From Knicks Game For Fighting In The Stands

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The New York Knicks are not a good professional basketball team right now, sorry Knick fans.

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Nothing seems to be going right with the Knicks, they are losing games at an alarming rate, their star player Carmelo Anthony is the subject of constant trade rumors, their owner James Dolan and team president Phil Jackson stink and now their treatment of past Knicks legends has been put on full display. It’s no secret that James Dolan is no fan of Oakley because like many Knicks fans Charles is very critical of Dolan and the current state of the Knicks. Dolan’s response to Oakley’s criticism was banishment and no free tickets which is absolutely absurd given what Oakley meant to that franchise.

Last night, Oakley purchased his own tickets to the (which is crazy) he said was question why was he here when the Knicks found out he was seated behind James Dolan.

Security then tried to remove the former Knicks enforcer and as you can see from the video above it was no easy task. Oakley didn’t go quietly and made sure his imposing presence was still felt and was subsequently arrested. The Knicks quickly followed the incident up with a very tacky press release:

Oakley was released this morning and spoke on the incident last night during an interview at a local bar.

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Fans, former players/coaches and even the King himself Lebron James sided with the Oak man.

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Both parties took a L that night but the Knicks will be feeling this one more than Oakley honestly. You just don’t treat former players who gave your organization their blood and sweat every time they stepped on the court like that. Now as you can imagine the internet doesn’t miss a moment to make light of a situation. Of course they made memes, and of course we got them all here for you. Hit the gallery to check them out:

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Pour Her Some Milk: Amanda Nunes Gives Ronda Rousey The Hands At UFC 207, The Internet Reacts Accordingly

Damn 2016 took another life and that would be Ronda Rousey’s career :-(. What was being built as the comeback of one of UFC’s most popular athletes turned out to be a huge dub.

Image (2) Laurence-Fishburne.gif for post 110261Yeah, I know, I know, we saw a very focused and ripped Ronda Rousey ready to redeem herself after suffering a crushing loss to Holly Holm which had her contemplating suicide. Can’t front I was one of those people who thought Ronda was gonna hop up in the octagon and handle business like she used to you. Boy was I wrong like a lot of people, this is what happened instead:

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Ronda didn’t even make it out of the first round let alone put a scratch on Amanda Nunes. Not to mention Nunes immediate reaction after beating Rousey was scathing enough telling the crowd “FORGET ABOUT RONDA ROUSEY”.

Nunes who didn’t really break a sweat got on her phone immediately and posted a meme on her Instagram account to add insult to injury.

On top of the that you know the internet wastes no time in conjuring up memes and hilarious tweets to rub it in even more.

 

Absolutely brutal, now honestly I hope Ronda has a strong support system around her to help her cope with this devastating defeat. Besides lets give Ronda the credit she deserves she pretty much put the UFC’s women’s division on the map and also was the sports BIGGEST star before Connor McGregor burst on the scene. BUT these memes and tweets were just too clever to ignore, sorry Ronda. Hit the gallery below to even more hilarious reactions to her quick defeat:

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The Word: LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers Teammates Won’t Be Resting Their Heads In Trump Hotels

LeBron James the outspoken leader of the 2015-2016 NBA champions Cleveland Cavaliers won’t be gracing any Trump Hotels in the foreseeable future.

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Bron and some of his Cavalier teammates will be breaking league protocol by refusing to stay in the Trump SoHo when the Cavs visit New York City to take on the Knicks. The move should come as no surprise, LeBron this past election was a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton and gave her a ringing endorsement.

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NY Mag reported:

“Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said on Monday that the team would find alternative accommodation for any players who don’t want to stay at a Trump property and that plans have been made for any “group that wants to be elsewhere to be together elsewhere.”

The Cavaliers are not the first team who vouched to avoid Trump properties in response to Trump being elected President. The Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks also stated they will not be staying at any Trump Hotels.

The Cavaliers also were the last championship team to be honored by President Barack Obama at the White House this year.

The boycott is not only focusing on Trump’s property but athletes are already discussing if they would even visit the White House if invited by Trump. Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert has already stated if the Cavaliers repeat as champions (I hope they do) he will not be visiting the White House to meet with Trump.

Trump’s presidency is definitely filling the air with uncertainty sprinkled with a heavy dose of divisiveness as we don’t know what this man will do once he sets foot in the White House. One thing that is pretty certain folks ain’t here for Trump and the King is leading that parade.

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Matt Barnes Allegedly Chokes Woman During Fight In NYC Nightclub, Says He Didn’t Choke Anyone & Was Defending Himself.

Matt Barnes might be in some serious trouble! Early Monday morning Matt Barnes and his Sacramento Kings teammate DeMarcus Cousins celebrated a loss to the New York Knicks at Avenue Nightclub in NYC. It’s there the two stars were involved in an incident where Cousin’s allegedly punched a man and Barnes choked a woman.

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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ exclusively that 911 received a call to the nightclub after midnight, with reports of a man assaulting a 2 women and a man. TMZ also learned that things got physical when Barnes allegedly choked the woman. When two other people tried to break up the fight, Barnes allegedly punched both of them.

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TMZ also has exclusive video in which you can hear Matt’s teammate DeMarcus Cousins saying, “I hit the s*** out of that n*gga”.

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Both Barnes and Cousins fled the scene before cops showed and Barnes is currently being sought after by police.

Matt Barnes spoke about the altercation through a rep who reached out to TMZ :

“Barnes was having a good time at Avenue Nightclub with his teammate, DeMarcus Cousins, when he went to sit at his VIP booth and accidentally “butt bumped” a woman who was at the next booth over.

Barnes claims the woman reacted by slapping him in the face, hard — and that’s when all hell broke loose. 

Barnes claims the woman’s crew — which included several men — jumped in and began to get violent. Barnes was knocked to the ground in the melee and one of the men began to choke him. 

Barnes got physical in an effort to protect himself. Cousins also jumped in to defend Barnes.”

Barnes also took to his Instagram to address the situation taking shots at the media stating “There’s always two sides to a story… The side the media consistently tries to paint of me …And what actually happened! Don’t believe anything you read!”

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Well we shall see Matt, Barnes is cooperating with the investigation and his attorney Alex Spiro tells TMZ “We do not believe a crime was committed and are hopeful no charges will be pressed”.

We wouldn’t be shocked if the NBA hands out disciplinary action following this latest incident involving Barnes and superstar DeMarcus Cousins.

SOURCE:TMZ 

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#NYFW: Russell Westbrook Gives 5 Tips On How To Win Over Fashion Week

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“Watch me swag on ’em”

Russell Westbrook delivered his swag, full-throttle as street style photographers during New York Fashion Week took plenty of photos of the styled basketball star.

The 6-foot-3 NBA frontman is consistently one of the most visible stylish athletes on the front row every #NYFW season. While, not as busy on the courts with his fellow Oklahoma City Thunder teammates, Westbrook is busy taking over his role as guest fashion director of Barneys New York.

In the video, Russell gives his best stylish NYC survival tips on how to navigate the endless schedule of shows and parties. He mentions, multiple clothing changes, being on time for EVERY show, refueling throughout the day and more.

Check out the full video HERE.