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'We were ready to leave': LeBron James sought guidance from Barack Obama during NBA boycott

LeBron James says he sought guidance from former President Obama about leaving bubble following the NBA boycott after the shooting of Jacob Blake.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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NBA, union extend deadline to negotiate season schedule, possibly opt out of CBA

For the fourth time, the NBA and National Basketball Players’ Association have extended a deadline for negotiating next season’s calendar and possibly terminating the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the groups announced Friday in a joint news release. The latest extension lasts another week, until Nov. 6. Wanting to finish next season ahead of the Tokyo Olympics and to sync back up to a normal calendar in 2021-22, the NBA reportedly has proposed starting next season Dec. 22, playing 72 games an...
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Rams’ A’Shawn Robinson is ‘ready to go’ after long medical delay

THOUSAND OAKS — Finally, it appears, A’Shawn Robinson can breathe easy. Robinson’s long wait to become an active member of the Rams will end when he boards the flight to Miami for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins, where the defensive tackle could play for the first time with the team that signed him as a free agent last April. Three of the six months since he joined the Rams from the Detroit Lions were spent waiting and working to get fit to play after the results of a medical exam knocked Rob...
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How to watch HBO's 'The Shop' with Barack Obama and LeBron James for free

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. LeBron James, the 2020 NBA Finals MVP, will host former President Barack Obama on his talk show, "The Shop." REUTERS/Larry Downing A new episode of "The Shop: Uninterrupted" featuring former President Barack Obama will debut on HBO tonight at 9 p.m. ET."The Shop" is a talk show hosted by NBA star LeBron James, having welcomed guests like actor Chadwick Boseman and NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes ear...
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Which Lakers gained the most from a championship?

Editor’s note: This is the Wednesday Oct. 26 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. On a championship team, everyone’s a winner. But some win more than others. The 2019-20 Lakers followed through on their postseason campaign to “Leave A Legacy,” but a title burnishes some resumes in particular, adding context to how we view their careers and accomplishments. Here’s who gained the most from winning a championship this season — whos...
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Barack Obama To Appear On LeBron James’ Show

The basketball champion said the former president gave the "perspective and motivation we need right now."
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LeBron James, CNN Films to produce documentary on the 1921 Tulsa race massacre

LeBron James is hoping to shed some light on a tragedy that has been largely absent from American history books.
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Should Aliso Canyon gas facility remain open? SoCalGas calls it essential; not all agree

Aliso Canyon gas storage facility in Porter Ranch Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Aliso Canyon: Five Years of Tumult Part one: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of lawsuits involving thousands of plaintiffs. Part two: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to stop it and trends in energy consumption in California. Part three: Five years after Aliso Canyon gas leak, public health at the heart of the tug-of-war . Part four: In...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Environment, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Fukushima, San Antonio Spurs, Lebron James, Jerry Brown


Danny Green says LeBron, Lakers’ veterans might sit first month if NBA starts in December

As the NBA and its team owners rally around a possible Dec. 22 start date for the 2020-21 season, some of the Lakers who went the distance in the bubble have ideas of their own. Danny Green openly suggested that some players, including LeBron James, might resort to load management in the early part of the season should the NBA start in December. , Green speculated that many of the Lakers veterans would likely not be in favor of the early start and it might mean James, who turns 36 in December, ...
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Why a former Air Jordan design director left his job to lead the charge for Black representation across the sneaker industry

Pensole D'Wayne Edwards is one of a handful of Black designers who built a successful career in the sneaker industry.He worked as Nike's footwear design director between 2001 and 2011, where he made sneakers for the Air Jordan brand.Now, Edwards is leading the charge for more Black representation in the sneaker industry, via his work as the founder of design academy Pensole and as a leader for The African American Footwear Forum (AAFF), which addresses and solves diversity is...
Tags: Trends, Nike, Adidas, Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Richard Johnson, Black, Edwards, Armour, Las Vegas Nevada, Air Jordan, Jordan Brand, Reebok, Ethan Miller Getty, MGM Grand Hotel Casino, Wayne Edwards


LeBron James’ SpringHill Company, CNN Films Team on ‘Dreamland: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The SpringHill Company and CNN Films will produce “Dreamland: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street,” a documentary examining the violent events of late May and June 1921 in Tulsa, Okla., that led to a slaughter of hundreds of the city’s African American residents. The massacre took place in a prosperous community of Tulsa […]
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Rams’ Jalen Ramsey will enjoy prime-time stardom again vs. Bears

THOUSAND OAKS — Jalen Ramsey celebrated his 26th birthday Saturday. It’s not his only happy milestone. Last week marked a year since the Ramsey moved from Jaguars to the Rams, from last place to a Super Bowl contender, from Jacksonville to Los Angeles. “October the 15th was the night I got traded. That was a great day,” the Pro Bowl cornerback said. “It’s been a great year for me. Just life in general – a lot of stuff has happened in my life over this year.” For one thing, with the Rams, Ramsey ...
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To build a dynasty, Lakers must navigate a tricky, unpredictable offseason

LeBron James, the basketball player, loves to win. LeBron James, the sports fan, loves winners. While he grew up in Akron in the shadow of Ohio sports franchises, James was always attracted to the most powerful teams in sports, a lifelong New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan. That love of winners is one of the factors that drew him to the Lakers, the third organization to which he has now brought a championship. While he might stand alone in Cavaliers history, James does seem to love the idea...
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‘Prodigal Son’ Books Chris Grismer for Season 2 (TV News Roundup)

In today’s TV news roundup, Chris Grismer will join Fox’s “Prodigal Son” as co-executive producing director, and Audible unveiled a multi-project deal with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s The SpringHill Company. DATES Apple TV Plus’ “Servant,” executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, will return for its second season Jan. 15. Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”), […]
Tags: News, Fox, Lebron James, Arthur, Audible, Maverick Carter, Prodigal Son, Your Honor, The Reagans, Chris Grismer, SpringHill Company DATES Apple


Special Olympics New York Pays Homage to Classic Nike Ads to Show Off Its Athletes, Raise Funds

The stark black-and-white commercial is shot in slow motion and filled with feats of athletic prowess. The confident voiceover takes no prisoners, with statements like, "Around here, we only talk wins," and "If you know you're destined for greatness, who can stop you?" Is this the latest sneaker campaign with LeBron James? Or a beer...
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CS Soapbox: Franchises That Need to End Following Fast & Furious

CS Soapbox: Franchises that need to end following Fast & Furious “Overstaying its welcome.” It’s a phrase I’ve often heard when discussing television but very rarely in the film world, despite a number of franchises running far past their expiration date, and with the recent confirmation that Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious mainline series would be coming to an end after two more films, I think it’s high time we look at some of the many movie series out there, be they our favorites or most...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Matt Damon, Superman, Disney, Ford, Oscar, Hasbro, Toho, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chucky, Lebron James, Batman, Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, Bryce Dallas Howard


Twitter Drags LeBron James For Being A Fair-Weather Dodgers Fan

LeBron James rooted hard for the Los Angeles Dodgers during their World Series Game 1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
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All the new shows you can watch on Disney Plus — from 'The Mandalorian' to 'The Right Stuff'

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Disney+/Business Insider Disney Plus has a ton of new shows based on big franchises, like Star Wars, Marvel, and High School Musical. The service also offers a lot of non-fiction shows and documentaries, including "The World According to Jeff Goldblum," "Encore!" with Kristen Bell, and a program all about Disney Imagineering.Disney Plus costs $69.99 a year for an annual subscription or $6.99 a mont...
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Clippers make it official: Tyronn Lue is their new head coach

Tyronn Lue’s ability to connect with people and to think the game helped seal the deal for the Clippers, who announced Tuesday that the 43-year-old will be the franchise’s 26th head coach, confirming last week’s reporting. Lue was an assistant coach for the Clippers last season, and before that, he served as the head coach in Cleveland from 2016-18, when the LeBron James-led Cavaliers went 128-83, made it to three consecutive NBA Finals and won the franchise’s first NBA title in 2016. “Ty has be...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Philadelphia, Espn, Mike Brown, Lebron James, Cleveland, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, Frank, Paul George, George


Hustle: Queen Latifah, Robert Duvall & Ben Foster Join Adam Sandler’s Netflix Movie

Hustle: Queen Latifah, Robert Duvall & Ben Foster Join Adam Sandler’s Netflix Movie Deadline is reporting that Adam Sandler’s basketball movie Hustle has added Oscar nominee Queen Latifah (Chicago, Hairspray, Star), Oscar winner Robert Duvall (The Judge, Tender Mercies, Apocalypse Now), and Ben Foster (Hell or High Water, 3:10 to Yuma, The Messenger) for the upcoming Netflix feature. Additionally, NBA player Juancho Hernangomez, Jordan Hull (The L Word: Generation Q), Maria Botto (Mad Dogs), ...
Tags: Movies, Chicago, Netflix, United States, Nba, Streaming, Ben Foster, Lebron James, Queen Latifah, Adam Sandler, Hustle, Legendary Pictures, Fetter, Yuma, Maverick Carter, Netflix Movie


Women urged to vote for change at marches and rallies across US

By ANITA SNOW | Associated Press Thousands of mostly young women in masks rallied Saturday in the nation’s capital and other U.S. cities, exhorting voters to oppose President Donald Trump and his fellow Republican candidates in the Nov. 3 elections. The latest of rallies that began with a massive women’s march the day after Trump’s January 2017 inauguration was playing out during the coronavirus pandemic, and demonstrators were asked to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. Dem...
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LeBron James is already back in the gym after Finals win, and has a new workout partner

LeBron James still has plenty of motivation after winning his fourth title.
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LeBron promised Magic Johnson he’d bring Lakers back, and he delivered

LeBron James kept his word to Magic Johnson, even if Johnson didn’t stick around with the Lakers long enough to see James do it.
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Tyronn Lue’s track record makes him a fit as Clippers coach

No two situations are exactly alike, of course. But if Tyronn Lue’s tenure in Cleveland is any indication of what the Clippers can expect from their new head coach, it’s easy to see why they tabbed him to steer a talented roster that faces lofty expectations. He was the candidate who’s done it before – and done it successfully and swiftly. Smarting after blowing a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference semifinals, the Clippers hope Lue – who has agreed to a five-year deal to coach the team – ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Indiana, West, Soccer, Gm, Nba, Philadelphia, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Cleveland, Smith, Atlanta Hawks, James, Lakers


'Lakers are in trouble': Skip Bayless sends warning to LeBron James and co. as Clippers sign Ty Lue as..

Well known LeBron critic Skip Bayless opines that the appointment of Ty Lue as the Clippers' head coach is good. The announcement was...
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Clippers find their new coach: Tyronn Lue

After a couple of weeks of careful consideration, the Clippers on Thursday closed the deal with former assistant Tyronn Lue to replace his former boss Doc Rivers as the team’s head coach, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and confirmed by a league source. Wojnarowski reported Lue agreed to a five-year contract. Lue’s coaching staff reportedly will include five-time All-Star Chauncy Billups and former NBA head coach Larry Drew, according to the Athletic’s Shams Charania. Lue, a 43-year-old...
Tags: Boston, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Philadelphia, Espn, Mike Brown, Lebron James, Cleveland, Rivers, Staples Center, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, James, Milwaukee Bucks


Magic Johnson on partnering with Amazon to support small businesses during a pandemic, and the 'sensational' execution of the NBA bubble

Earvin "Magic" Johnson. Amazon Small Business Magic Johnson spoke to Business Insider about partnering with Amazon on an initiative to support small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the interview, Johnson also reflected at length on the NBA bubble, giving his take on the bubble's execution and gameplay, and the legacy of LeBron James.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Adding to his history of entrepreneurial and philanthropic work, Earvin "Magic" Johnson partn...
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At Four Rings, LeBron James is Now Chasing the Title of the Greatest of All Time

LeBron James' fourth NBA title resurrects the debate over who is the greatest basketball player of all time.
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LeBron James gets ripped by former Warriors champion Marreese Speights

Former NBA big man Marreese Speights ripped Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James on Twitter. Speights hasn’t played in the NBA...
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The BEST Of LeBron's 10 NBA Finals Appearances

LeBron James made his 10 Finals in his 17th year! Watch some of the best moments from King James' finals appearances with the Cleveland...
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