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Rams watch Lakers and Dodgers win championships and think, ‘It’s our turn’

The Lakers got the NBA championship. The Dodgers got the World Series. And the Rams? They got the message. “I had a lot of friends text last night, joking around, saying, ‘It’s (time for) the Rams. You’ve got to hit the trifecta,’ ” Rams kicker Kai Forbath said Wednesday, the day after the Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays to wrap up L.A.’s second sports title in 16 days. “A little added pressure,” Forbath said. “But that would be just amazing for the city.” Forbath, a Santa Monica native and West...
Tags: Florida, California, Washington, Cowboys, Sports, NFL, Atlanta, Sport, Dolphins, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Nba, Miami, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bulls, Detroit


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...
Tags: Washington, Kentucky, Sports, Sport, Indiana, Green, Soccer, New York Times, Michael Jordan, Portland, Davis, Nba, Miami, Jordan, Lebron James, Anthony Davis


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


How Michael Jordan's new NASCAR team is already making waves

Michael Jordan's new NASCAR Cup team was only given its new name this week, but the impact of 23XI Racing is already being felt. As JIM UTTER explains, it could be just the beginning of enormous possibilities for NASCAR
Tags: Sport, Michael Jordan, Nascar, Autosport


Michael Jordan opens second medical clinic in Charlotte

A second medical clinic funded by six-time NBA champion and Charlotte Hornets majority owner Michael Jordan opened in the North Carolina city earlier this week.
Tags: Cnn, Michael Jordan, Nba, Charlotte Hornets, North Carolina, Charlotte


Bubba Wallace's new NASCAR team reveals Michael Jordan inspired team name, number and logo

NASCAR racer Bubba Wallace will be sporting a new number and car while racing with a new team. Wallace will be racing in No. 23 for the newly formed 23XI Racing team owned by former NBA superstar Michael Jordan and racer Denny Hamlin.
Tags: Cnn, Michael Jordan, Nba, Nascar, Wallace, Bubba Wallace


Bubba Wallace's new NASCAR team reveals Michael Jordan inspired team name

NASCAR racer Bubba Wallace will be sporting a new number and car while racing with a new team in 2021.
Tags: News, Michael Jordan, Stories, Nascar, Bubba Wallace


Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin's NASCAR Cup team named 23XI Racing

Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin's new NASCAR team will be known as 23XI Racing, and the team will field the No. 23 Toyota Camry with driver Bubba Wallace in 2021
Tags: Sport, Michael Jordan, Nascar, Denny Hamlin, Bubba Wallace, Autosport


2020 CMT Music Awards: 5 highlights from a show in the 'great outdoors'

Michael Jordan and the Bulls, Tom Brady with Bill Belichick — some dynasties seem unstoppable. Enter: Carrie Underwood at the CMT Music Awards.         [Author: Nashville Tennessean]
Tags: News, Michael Jordan, Carrie Underwood, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Nashville Tennessean


2020 CMT Music Awards: 5 highlights from a show in the 'great outdoors'

Michael Jordan and the Bulls, Tom Brady with Bill Belichick — some dynasties seem unstoppable. Enter: Carrie Underwood at the CMT Music Awards.          [Author: Nashville Tennessean]
Tags: Religion, Michael Jordan, Carrie Underwood, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Nashville Tennessean


A SPAC is a high-risk but potentially profitable way to get in on the ground floor of a new stock — here's everything investors need to know

Sir Richard Branson on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as their SPAC-sponsored Virgin Galactic begins public trading in October 2019. Brendan McDermid/Reuters A Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) is a company created solely to merge or acquire another business and take it public — a cheaper, faster alternative to an initial public offering (IPO). Investors essentially write blank checks to SPACs, which can take up to two years to target and buy another firm. SPACs offer i...
Tags: Ipo, Trends, Michael Jordan, Richard Branson, SEC, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, University of Florida, New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, Joseph, SPAC, Ritter, T Rowe Price, Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, Nikola


‘Make sure your main character wants something very much, and has a goal.’—Lawrence Turman

“My mentality was to go out and win—at any cost.”—Basketball great Michael JordanThe Last Dance “The same thing that made Michael Jordan a star will make your character stand out from the run of the mill, and attract the actors you want and need. Make sure your main character wants something very much, and has […]
Tags: Aaron Sorkin, Filmmaking, Michael Jordan, The Graduate, David Mamet, Screenwriting, Lawrence Turman, Screenwriting with Brass Knuckles, The Last Dance, Lawrence Turnman, Michael JordanThe


'LeBron James has not overtaken Michael Jordan': Magic Johnson explains how Lakers star can be the..

Magic Johnson believes LeBron James isn’t the GOAT as he hasn’t won as many championships as Michael Jordan.
Tags: Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Magic Johnson


Whicker: Lakers (and the NBA) were true to the man championship trophy honors

Those who believe the NBA has become too political are forgetting the name on the trophy. “Politics is the art of the possible,” Larry O’Brien said. He was a fixer who understood that elections could be won by the door-knocking, phone-calling masses. He helped pick out Jack Kennedy’s casket. He stood near the place where Bobby Kennedy lay bleeding at the Ambassador Hotel. His father was a bartender, born in Ireland, and Larry was born in Springfield, Mass., home of basketball’s Hall of Fame. He ...
Tags: Abc, White House, Sports, NFL, Dnc, Sport, Soccer, Ireland, Michael Jordan, Nba, Miami, Cbs, Espn, Jordan, NHL, Biden


NBA Finals MVP LeBron James made $37 million last year — and that's a steal

Mark J. Terrill/AP Images LeBron James, the Finals MVP, is one of the greatest basketball players of all time. However, the NBA's salary cap rules mean he typically earns less than other mega-star athletes. European soccer leagues lack a salary cap, and both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo made far more last year than James. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. LeBron James led the LA Lakers to an NBA championship on Sunday night, marking his fourth championship and firs...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Trends, Barcelona, Michael Jordan, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Nba, Lebron James, Salary, Messi, Kansas City Chiefs, CBS Sports, James, Lakers


How LeBron James stacks up against basketball's greats

It's the perennial question. Who is better, Wilt Chamberlain or Bill Russell? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Larry Bird? Magic Johnson or Michael Jordan?
Tags: Cnn, Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Bill Russell


Lakers’ NBA championships by the numbers

—– NBA TEAMS WITH TWO OR MORE TITLES —– Lakers – 17 Boston Celtics – 17 Chicago Bulls – 6 Golden State Warriors – 6 San Antonio Spurs – 5 Miami Heat – 3 Detroit Pistons – 3 Philadelphia 76ers – 3 Houston Rockets – 2 New York Knicks – 2 —– LAKERS CHAMPIONSHIP SEASONS/RESULTS —– 2020 – Lakers def. Heat, 4-2 (MVP – LeBron James) 2010 – Lakers def. Celtics, 4-3 (MVP – Kobe Bryant) 2009 – Lakers def. Magic, 4-1 (MVP – Kobe Bryant) 2002 – Lakers def. Nets, 4-0 (MVP – Shaquille O’Neal) 2001 – Lakers de...
Tags: Minneapolis, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Nba, San Antonio Spurs, Tim Duncan, Lebron James, Chicago Bulls, Magic Johnson, Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, NBA finals


Lakers star LeBron James becomes first NBA player to win Finals MVP with three teams

Only Michael Jordan with six has more Finals MVPs than LeBron James, who won his fourth Finals MVP award after leading the Lakers to the championship.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Michael Jordan, Nba, Lebron James, Usa Today


Whicker: Lakers will take their chances with LeBron James’ choices

Not long ago, the sight of Danny Green with a basketball in his hand, a 3-point line at his feet, a clock on fast-forward, and no defender within droplet range would have signified victory. In 2013, Green hit 48.2% of his threes in the playoffs. In 2014, San Antonio beat Miami and LeBron James, with Green hitting 47.5%. He shoots 40% from deep space in 11 regular seasons. Green has hoisted 62.5% of his overall shots from three, and has made 1,283 of them. So James was not flinging the basketball...
Tags: Boston, Sports, Sport, Indiana, Green, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Davis, Nba, Miami, Mike Brown, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Cleveland, Detroit, San Antonio


The Talent Tree/Pyramid (From Hurricane Football to Hollywood Movies)

“You’re going to get knocked down a lot. But you got to get back up.”—Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly(Good advice in football, and in life.) Talent is talent. It doesn’t matter if it’s college football players or Hollywood filmmakers. I’m calling it the talent tree, but others have used the pyramid analogy. […]
Tags: Hollywood, Filmmaking, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Talent, Quentin Tarantino, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Jim Kelly, Screenwriting, Hollywood Movies, Miami Hurricane Football, Miami vs Clemson, Sammy Weir


Magic Johnson Docuseries Lands ‘Dope’ Director Rick Famuyiwa (EXCLUSIVE)

Rick Famuyiwa will direct the upcoming docuseries on Lakers great Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Variety has learned. The “Dope” filmmaker will work alongside editor Dirk Westervelt (“Ford Vs. Ferrari”) and Rachel Morrison (“Black Panther”) who have already begun pre-production on the film. The series, which has been likened to ESPN’s penetrating look at Michael Jordan, “The […]
Tags: News, Ferrari, Michael Jordan, Espn, Magic Johnson, Rachel Morrison, Rick Famuyiwa, Dirk Westervelt Ford


Brands Are Finding Deepfakes Increasingly Appealing for Ad Campaigns

Viewers tuning into ESPN's Michael Jordan docuseries may have done a double take when the show led straight into what appeared to be a 1998-era clip of SportsCenter anchor Kenny Mayne predicting in far-fetched detail the exact circumstances of the documentary's airing. The attention-grabbing stunt was the culmination of three weeks of scrambling on the...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Michael Jordan, Espn, Emerging Tech, Kenny Mayne


How Lakers can avoid further NBA Finals trouble from Heat

Editor’s note: This is the Monday Oct. 5 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon, who is among the few reporters with a credential inside the NBA bubble. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> You didn’t think it would be easy, did you? The playoffs are rarely easy, and the Finals even less so. And as much as the Lakers have talked about this before and after the first two games of their series with the Miami Heat, it fin...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Davis, Nba, Miami, Espn, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo, Miami Heat, NBA finals, James, Lakers, Kelly Olynyk


Pixie Labs raises $9.15M Series A round for its Kubernetes observability platform

Pixie, a startup that provides developers with tools to get observability into their Kubernetes-native applications, today announced that it has raised a $9.15 million Series A round led by Benchmark, with participation from GV. In addition, the company also today said that its service is now available as a public beta. The company was co-founded by Zain Asgar (CEO), a former Google engineer working on Google AI and adjunct professor at Stanford, and Ishan Mukherjee (CPO), who led Apple’s Siri K...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Stanford, Cloud Computing, Tech, Ceo, Engineer, Artificial Intelligence, Michael Jordan, Computing, Machine Learning, Linux, Free Software, Benchmark, Kubernetes


Some of the NBA's biggest stars looked a lot different when their careers began

Stephen Curry. Christian Petersen/Getty Images Many of the NBA's biggest stars have grown up right before our eyes.We gathered some then-and-now photos of the NBA's biggest stars to show much has changed over time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.It's easy to forget how far some of the league's biggest stars have come.LeBron James has dominated the NBA for 17 years now and is 35, quite different than when he entered the NBA straight out of high school. Stephen Curry, once...
Tags: Usa, Trends, Ap, Michael Jordan, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Anthony, Ross, Stephen Curry, Rubio, Russell Westbrook, Rick Bowmer, Kyle Lowry, J J Redick, James Harden


How the sports industry is approaching post-pandemic fan engagement

With the masses huddled at home and glued to our screens, the last several months of frozen competition provided an opportunity for sports franchises to experiment with creative modes of fan engagement, often involving multiple media channels. On another level, this is a challenge that wasn't prompted by COVID-19 and won't go away when COVID-19 does.Franchise marketers are accelerating their digital transformation processes, finding innovative ways to connect with fans online, with VR, community...
Tags: Japan, Technology, London, Media, Microsoft, NFL, Netflix, Culture, Premier League, Southampton, Manchester City, Innovation, Michael Jordan, Nba, Juventus, NHL


Scottie Pippen on partnering with American Express and the Calm meditation app to tell the history of basketball in a 'Sleep Story,' and the value of mindfulness in his NBA playing career

Scottie Pippen. Day One Agency Scottie Pippen spoke to Business Insider about partnering with American Express and the Calm meditation app to narrate an audio history of basketball for the app.Pippen also discussed how he and the Chicago Bulls used mindfulness to excel as a team, and called the NBA bubble "pickup basketball" in an extended reflection on it. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.NBA legend Scottie Pippen partnered with American Express and Calm, a meditation ...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Interview, Sports, Trends, Meditation, Michael Jordan, Nba, American Express, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Rajon Rondo, Reuters, Bulls, Rondo, Phil Jackson


Lakers-Heat 2020 NBA Finals: The incredible rivalries and subplots

Editor’s note: This is the Monday, Sept. 28 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon, who is among the few reporters with a credential inside the NBA bubble for the Finals. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. Where to start? There are  always rich storylines in the Finals after a season full of blood, sweat and tears — we just happened to get 14 months of them. And now, it’s Lakers vs. the Heat, which is as saturated with history, rivalries and ...
Tags: Florida, UK, Hollywood, Minnesota, California, Kentucky, Boston, Superman, Sports, Toronto, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Davis


Father Time may get exhausted trying to rein in LeBron James

On the morning that the IPromise School opened in Akron, LeBron James did more for society than his accumulated critics ever have. Theirs is an odd coalition of Michael Jordan’s sycophants, political opportunists, and pseudo-traditionalists who prefer their stars stay in one city and in one box. They have nearly made the deconstruction of James into a curriculum, with a B.S. in irrationality. On Saturday James’ team reached the NBA Finals for the ninth time in 10 seasons and 10th overall. He can...
Tags: Angels, Sports, NFL, Anquan Boldin, Sport, Soccer, Ford, Spurs, Michael Jordan, Nba, Miami, Chevy, Jordan, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, NHL


Lakers hold off Nuggets in Game 4 to take a 3-1 series lead

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> Either the Lakers are poised to do what no team has done yet in these playoffs, or the Denver Nuggets are positioned right where they want to be. After a Game 4 dogfight Thursday, which saw Anthony Davis and LeBron James wrestle for 60 combined points and hold off an awe-inspiring assault from Jamal Murray, the Lakers won 114-108 and now hold a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals. It’s proven to be the most difficult series lead to hold against these Nuggets who h...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Denver, Shaq, James, Lakers, Murray, Nuggets, The Lakers