2K Sports gets in on the eSports action.
Competitive gaming is a big deal over in Asia, and it’s been steadily making its way to the western world over the past few years. ESPN even added an “eSports” vertical to their site in the past few months. Now your favorite NBA game NBA 2K16 is getting in on the action to the tune of $250,000 in prizes.
Why have old white women, from Hillary Clinton to this 95-year-old grandma, been seen hitting dabs in the past few months? Despite what the Quality Control artists behind tracks like "Dab Fever," "Look At My Dab," and "Dab Daddy" would have you believe, it's not because these ladies have suddenly become interested in trap music.
For the majority of a decade, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have been busy cementing their legacies as boxers, all while manifesting a near mythic pop culture status - established largely in part to their potential matchup.
For years boxing fans both rabid and casual have been eagerly awaiting, theorizing, and fantasizing about the potential of a Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao matchup. With the dream match finally coming to fruition on Saturday, May 2nd - high-profile fans of the sport and/or the fighters have come out of the wood-works to wave their respective flags.
The Super Bowl is imminent. With the 49th annual Super Bowl going down this Sunday, February 1st, we decided to get word from various hip-hop artists on who they think will take the cake at the championship game.
J. Cole surprised fans with the announcement of his 2014 Forest Hills Drive album late last year, and he surprised us once again when he achieved the biggest first week sales in hip hop for the year. He did all of this without conventional promotional strategies, but it doesn't mean he'll turn down a magazine cover if it's offered to him.
Hip Hop Reacts To News Of Stuart Scott's Passing [Update: Freddie Gibbs Pens Op-Ed On Scott] | 39,162 Views
Beloved ESPN anchor Stuart Scott lost his long battle with cancer earlier today, and since news broke, it's become even more apparent how much he meant to so many.
Last week, RiFF RAFF revealed on Twitter that he would be joining the WWE with the help of hall of famer Hulk Hogan. Professional wrestlers and rappers are more similar than you may think. They are both incredibly passionate about their trades. The average hip hop artist and rapper have a 24-hour grind to make themselves successful, not to mention travelling non stop.
Lil Wayne Performs "Believe Me" For The First Time While Walking Floyd Mayweather To The Ring | 44,302 Views
Hip-hop was out in full force yesterday during big boxing matches between Adrien Broner and Carlos Molina, and Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana.
Fuck Donald Sterling. Let's just get that out of the way off the top. Regardless of your opinion on how Clipper's players handled it, or what the NBA will have to do in the aftermath, we can all agree that Sterling is a despicable human being that is clearly living in an alternate universe where he thinks his view on "culture" is acceptable.
"Damn, I swear sports and music are so synonymous/ Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us" - Drake Rappers and athletes have always had close ties, but it seems we're seeing more and more crossover between sports and music. Much of that can be attributed to Instagram, which has created a need for every celebrity to flex the chance encounters they have with other celebrities.
Former LA Lakers security guard, Eddie J. Monterrosso has been charged with stealing two NBA championship rings that disappeared last week. Upon a police search of Monterrosso's home, officers found the rings from the Lakers' 2009 and 2010 championship seasons. Along with the rings, Monterrosso is also accused of stealing gift cards, all of which total $20,000. [Via]
Ladies and gentleman, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Masterpiece." Mark Parker, CEO of Nike, Eric Avar, the designer, and Kobe Bryant, the Black Mamba, were all present for the official unveiling of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite. The super high-top sneaker features Nike Flyknit, Flywire, and Lunarlon.
Wizards franchise point guard John Wall recently signed a lucrative contract for $80 million, and during an emotional press conference vowed to do whatever he could to give back to the community in various ways. One of the ways he’s giving back is donating $1 million, another is “donating” stacks to ladies at Stadium Nightclub – a D.C. area gentleman’s club.
LeBron James was stuck in heavy traffic on his way to the Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert over the weekend, but no worries for the King as police ended up giving him an escort to the event, even driving on the wrong side of the road. Unfortunately for the cops who gave LBJ the escort, the league MVP posted video of it on Instagram which brought it to the authorities’ attention. Now the Mi
LeBron Gets Police Escort To Jay Z & Justin Timberlake Show [Update: Police Investigate Into Who Escorted] | 6,517 Views
Earlier in the summer, LeBron James was showing off his preferential treatment as he had a DJ set up in his hotel room in Asia. Now the league MVP, posts a video on Instagram of him headed to the Legends Of The Summer concert which is headlined by Jay Z and Justin Timberlake. LBJ had a police escort on his way to the venue and the car he was in was driving on the wrong side of the road. Perks
The world of hip hop is still reeling after Kendrick Lamar’s electric name-calling verse on “Contact (HOF)” earlier this week. K.Dot made reference to Phil Jackson, and even elicited a response from the 11-time championship coach. In an interview with DIME, new Lakers swingman, Nick Young, was asked about the Compton rapper as the two have been linked in the past. Turns out Young and La
Michael Jordan is a compulsive competitor and not only on the basketball court. The tales of his cut-throat competitive streak have been told for years, and this infamously has seeped over into his gambling. He was renowned in his youth for staying up all night playing cards, and then playing or training the next day. In a site down interview with SI, Spike Lee talks about the time he was tra
Another interview with Kobe Bryant as he tours Asia, this time as part of his Lenova Manila Tour in the Philippines. Besides the usual questions about his drive, and recovery from his Achilles injury, Bryant was asked some hip hop related questions. Standing in an arena with hoards of screaming fans, and multiple cardboard Kobe cutouts behind him, the Lakers legend was asked by the moderator of
Chris Bosh is nearly as famous for his comical, and often ill-timed photos as he is for his All Star caliber game. A popular meme is how the former Toronto Raptors forward bears resemblance to an actual dinosaur. Youtuber MkEliteWorksX put together an NBA 2K13 video which features Bosh playing as a dinosaur. Now, this is much bulkier than the real-life Heat big man, but it’s hilarious all
In her continuing effort to raise awareness for physical fitness in a battle against childhood obesity, Michelle Obama is releasing a hip hop-inspired album called “Let’s Move.” The album will likely not feature the first Lady spitting on the mic or anything along those lines, but the 19 track project will feature a cut from Knicks guard Iman Shumpert, who is easily one of the best rappers
A few NBA players have made headlines this summer for their off-court antics which has led to fines, suspensions, and even gone to court. Michael Beasley was charged with marijuana possession (again) and now may be cut by the Suns. NBA journeyman, Terrel Harris was suspended five games for testing positive for a banned substance (most likely weed).
Considered by many to be one of the best dressed players in the NBA, Russell Westbrook never shies away from experimenting with his forward-fashion look. Last night he attended the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, and used the opportunity to try out his white sleeveless shirt complete with a floral-esque pattern, and a high button on his collar. He posted the look on Instagram with the hashtags #whynot
It's common for players to come from an impoverished background, so they're quick to dip into their newly deepened pockets to style on people and show off their personal flair. Having more money than you know what to do with, and wanting to make an impression on people, NBA players can be known to trick out a ride - often times to the car's detriment.
Kevin Durant and James Harden were seen last week in Los Angeles attending a Dodgers game together, and now we get a look at the former teammates partying together at Lure Nightclub’s Toxic day party. Chicago Bulls forward, Taj Gibson was in attendance in the event that was rife with hip hop talent as well. Wale hung out with KD, as the two DMV products know each other and even appeared in a
Drake sent shockwaves through the hip hop, NBA communities and eventually social media with his “diss” of Kobe’s wife, Vanessa on the track “Stay Schemin’” when he addresses the apparent massive divorce settlement she would be getting. Kobe ‘bout to lose a hundred fifty Ms/ Kobe my nigga I hate it had to be him Bitch you wasn’t with me shooting in the gymA year later, and after th
Kobe Bryant has been on a whirlwind Asia tour since August 3rd, and we already know he’s missing his “Queen Mamba,” after he posted pics of her in a bikini. Turns out he’s not all that lonely over in China, as an enormous crowd gathered in Shenzhen just to get a glimpse of the Lakers legend.Fully embracing the Chinese culture, Bean even tried his hand at noodle pulling on what appears to
Dwyane Wade was one of the more outspoken athletes after the death of Trayvon Martin, and he voiced his outrage at the verdict of the George Zimmerman trial. The night that Zimmerman was found not guilty, Wade tweeted, how he was “saddened as a father,” and wondered how he would explain this to his own sons. Wow!!! Stunned!!! Saddened as a father!!!
LeBron James, and the Miami Heat have gone to three straight NBA Finals, with LBJ bearing the majority of the pressure for his squad whether they win or lose. After winning their second straight championship, King James took a little time to party, and then went on his #WitnessHistory tour in Asia, and has even posted some videos of the work he’s doing in the gym to fine tune his game and ad
Kobe Bryant is working hard on his rehab doing whatever it takes to be ready in time for the start of the season, when he was interrupted by the prodigal Dodgers rookie, Yasiel Puig. Since this outfielder is shaping up to be one of the talented players of the future for L.A., Mamba took time to hang out with the uber-talented youngin.