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Ricky Rubio & Marc Gasol Lead Spain to FIBA World Cup Gold

While Team USA’s heartbreaking back-to-back loses dominate most Stateside headlines, this morning, Spain topped Argentina to take home their first FIBA World Cup Gold since 2006.

Led by NBA veterans Ricky Rubio and Marc Gasol, Spain defeated Argentina 95-75, in a game that was won in the paint, as both teams shot poorly from the perimeter. Rubio led six Spanish players in double-figures with 20 points, while Gasol shot 2-for-9, but finished with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. What’s more is that Gasol becomes just the second hooper ever to win both the FIBA World Cup and the NBA Finals in the same summer — Lamar Odom did it for the Los Angeles Lakers and USA Basketball in 2010.

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Gasol was among the five players named to the FIBA World Cup 2019 All-Star roster, joining Rubio, Luis Scola of Argentina, Bogdan Bogdanovic of Serbia cheap nba jerseys from china  and Evan Fournier of France. Rubio also earned MVP honors for his dominant tournament run, averaging 16 points, 4 rebound and 6 assists per game.

Seven teams, including Argentina, Australia, France, Iran, Nigeria, Spain and the United States, qualified for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo by finishing as the best, or second-best, teams in their regions at the World Cup. Host nation Japan has also qualified. The other four entrants will be finalized at qualifying tournaments early next summer.

In other basketball news, former Team USA member Dwight Howard delivered a tour of his Atlanta mansion.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Could Receive a $247M USD Supermax Extension

The Milwaukee Bucks are planning to hold on to star player Giannis Antetokounmpo for as long as they can. General Manager Jon Horst recently touched on the NBA MVP’s future with the team during a Bucks Town Hall event, stating that management is green lighting a supermax extension.

“First of all, the answer for it right now is that we can’t talk and negotiate anything,” Horst began his answer. “So Giannis, basically, a year from now will be eligible for a supermax extension. At that time, cheap nba jerseys china
of course, he will be offered a supermax extension.”

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Talking about the Bucks’ work environment, he notes that the organization aims to cultivate a culture where players will be happy coming to work every day, playing with teammates they like and winning at the highest level. “I think we all fully believe that if we continue to put the right things in place and give Giannis the right opportunities — he loves Milwaukee, he loves the state of Wisconsin, and I think he’ll be a Buck for a long time.”

The Greek Freak still has two years left to fulfill for his current four-year, $100 million USD contract, but Bucks management will be allowed to offer him a five-year, $247 million USD supermax contract come Summer 2020.

In other sports news, Dwight Howard gave a tour of his $8.8M USD mansion.

NBA Has Reportedly Issued a Ban on “Ninja” Headwear

Following a series of rumors, the NBA has now reportedly banned players from wearing “The Ninja” headwear. Reported by sports insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the league is officially prohibiting players from wearing the headwraps due to potential safety concerns.

The league’s Competition Committee is now discussing the matter in meetings after teams raised concerns regarding size, length and how they are tied. If the committee deems not risk, cheap nba jerseys from china
it is possible for the reinstatement of the headwear accessory. “The Ninja” headbands were first introduced last season and marked an interesting evolution in on-court style in the NBA.

Stay tuned for more details.

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In case you missed it, Rafael Nadal recently clinches US Open Championship after 4 hours and 50 minutes of play.

The NBA notified teams that it won’t allow players to wear “ninja-style headwear” this season, NBA spokesman Mike Bass tells ESPN. The headwear “…hasn’t been through the league approval process. Teams have raised concerns regarding safety and consistency of size, length …”

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 9, 2019

Competition Committee is discussing issue in meetings today. As Bass said, teams raised concern about size, length “how they are tied which requires a thorough review before consideration of any rule change.” Among players who wore them: Jimmy Butler, Jrue Holiday, Jarrett Allen. https://t.co/Agak7SLS9V

NBA YoungBoy Debuts Aggressive New Single & Visual “Slime Mentality”

Nearly three months after the release of his previous single “4 Sons of a King,” NBA YoungBoy is serving up another new track and visual, “Slime Mentality.” Notably, “Slime Mentality” features production cooked up by the trio of Louie Bandz, Mike Laury and Dubba-AA, and is reportedly being released as the new single in support of YoungBoy’s upcoming 38 Baby 2 project. The music video for “Slime Menality” was brought to life by We Good Productions, and follows YoungBoy as he rides around his property and enjoys the luxuries of the rap-star lifestyle.

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“Yeah, I pull up acting in a 4-door / You would think my n***as with me in this bitch, but boy I’m solo / And Meechie in the south but still would come and kick yo front door,” YoungBoy raps on “Slime Mentality,” providing another aggressive display of trigger-talk. “Broke geekin’ out that south but wilding out, Wholesale nba jerseys
bitch if you don’t know / I’m telling you n***as, I drop a bag just to finish you ni**as / He think it’s done, but that’s his ass, I’m gon’ get rid of you n***as / At a show or anything bitch we gon’ hit at you n***as / I want them all that’s on my dawg, Bitch we gon’ get at you n***as.”

You can take a look at NBA YoungBoy’s new music video for “Slime Mentality” above, and stay tuned for more information concerning his next major full-length release 38 Baby 2. YoungBoy regained his freedom a couple weeks ago, having completed a 90-day jail sentence for a probation violation,

For more, revisit Birdman and NBA YoungBoy’s collaborative video for “Cap Talk.”

Jeremy Lin Exits NBA to Sign With CBA Beijing Ducks

After a rough free agency in the NBA, former Toronto Raptors PG Jeremy Lin is officially suiting up for Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) team Beijing Shougang Ducks. The one-time champion took to Instagram to announce the news, saying his goodbyes and voicing his excitement for the coming season.

“All I can say is THANK YOU to the NBA, my family, inner circle. every fan who came to watch or rooted for me during these 9 years. The journey and privilege to rep Asians at the NBA level has been amazing and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for each person whose been with me each step of the way,” he wrote, uploading a photo of him in a Ducks jersey. “Equally excited for this next step with the Beijing Ducks! I always knew my path would go through the CBA solely [because] I knew how much of an honor it would be to hoop in front of all my Chinese fans. I’m here now and can’t wait for the season.”

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After winning his first ring with the Raptors, Lin became a free agent in July 2019 but remained unsigned, referring to his situation as “rock bottom.” “I’ve given more of myself to God every single year and every year it gets harder. In English, there’s a saying, and it says, ‘once you’ve hit rock bottom, Wholesale nba jerseys
the only way is up,’” he said in an interview. “Rock bottom just seems to keep getting more and more rock bottom for me. So free agency has been tough, because I feel like in some ways the NBA’s kind of given up on me. I always knew that if I gave anyone a reason to doubt, they would.”

Despite his exit from the league, however, Lin created a legacy of firsts in the NBA and broke numerous Asian stereotypes, paving the way for other Asian athletes. He was the first American player with Chinese or Taiwanese descent, the first Harvard graduate to participate in the NBA Finals and the first Asian American to win an NBA Championship.

Lin’s breakout moment arrived during a game against the New Jersey Nets in 2012 where he scored career highs of 25 points, five rebounds and seven assists, ultimately leading the team to a 99-92 victory. As he continuously scored impressive numbers (even outscoring Kobe Bryant 38-34 during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers), Metta World Peace coined the “Linsanity” phenomenon and became the new face of Asian Americans in the NBA. He continued to play for a number of teams including the Lakers, Charlotte Hornets, Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks.

In other sports news, take a look at Noami Osaka’s NikeCourt x sacai look for the US Open.

LeBron James Debuts the Nike LeBron 17 “2K” Dressed in Regal Purple

Late last month we got a first look at LeBron James‘ forthcoming Nike LeBron 17 model.

To keep the sneaker world on its toes, the King took to his social media accounts to officially debut a regal purple “2K” iteration of the collaborative basketball silhouette. Marking the first detailed shots of James’ latest signature shoe, fans have a better look at the Battleknit upper and the large Max Air bag Wholesale jerseys
seen via a translucent heel counter. Additionally the model features “2K” branding on the midsection of the tongue along with a jeweled LeBron crown insignia farther up.

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So far no release details have surfaced regarding the Nike LeBron 17 “2K,” but it is believed the sneaker will be an unlockable achievement in the upcoming NBA 2K20 game.

Most recently, LeBron James and Uninterrupted introduced glass helmets for NFL players.

Michael Jordan Tops ‘Forbes’’ List of the Biggest NBA Shoe Deals

Forbes has just released its list of the biggest NBA shoe deals for the past fiscal year ending in May 2019. Topping the list this year with an earning of $130 million USD is the G.O.A.T. Michael Jordan. Even though Jordan retired over 20 years ago, his partnership with Nike under Jordan Brand has continued to dominate the footwear scene, leading to multiple silhouettes and colorways selling out within minutes. According to Forbes Michael Jordan is worth a whopping $1.9 billion USD, with $1.4 billion USD coming from corporate sponsorships.

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Jordan beat out the others on the list by a landslide, earning quadruple that of the second highest-earning player LeBron James and his $32 million USD. Rounding out the top three Wholesale nba jerseys
is Kevin Durant with $26 million USD. Rookie Zion Williamson also made the cut at No. 7 with $13 million USD. Williamson recently signed a seven year deal with Jordan Brand worth $75 million USD.

Nike and Jordan Brand continue to dominate the NBA, seeing as almost 75% of its players wear Nike or Jordan Brand sneakers. They also have the most althetes that appear on Forbes‘ list with eight. Check out the top 14 in the list below.

Head over to Forbes to read the full article.

Toronto Raptors Are Bringing Back the Original “Dino” Jersey

Raptors fans have something special to look forward to for this coming NBA season as it has just been announced that the team will be bringing back its nostalgic “Dino” basketball jerseys. Worn from 1995 – 1998, the Dino jersey featured a home jersey in white with a large red dribbling velociraptor and purple stripes. The away jersey was done in purple with white stripes.

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Worn by the likes of Vince “Air Canada” Carter, Tracy “T-Mac” McGrady, and Damon “Mighty Mouse” Stoudamire, the Dino Jersey will be released in celebration of the franchise cheap nba jerseys
team’s 25th anniversary, and there are even rumors of a throwback court design at the Scotiabank Arena. As the only Canadian NBA team left, after the sale of the Vancouver Grizzlies in 2001, this is one Jersey fans will not want to sleep on.

In other news, LeBron James is looking to trademark “Taco Tuesday.“

Irving’s high school coach predicts Irving will sign with Knicks

The 2019 free agent class is expected to be one of the deepest that the NBA has seen in quite some time.

One of the biggest prizes in free agency is guard Kyrie Irving, who has spent the past two seasons with the Boston Celtics. With Irving set to hit the open market this summer, the All-Star guard’s high school head coach, Kevin Boyle, recently spoke to SNY’s Ian Begley and predicted that Irving will end up signing with the New York Knicks.

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“I think there’s a good chance in cheap nba jerseys from china
my opinion that Kyrie ends up there,” Boyle said. “In my gut, I would think that would work best for him and I would think that (the Knicks) have a really strong chance of that happening. But I have not spoken directly to him and I don’t know that to be a fact.”

Dan Gilbert says he thinks Kyrie Irving will leave Celtics

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert traded Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in August of 2017, but Gilbert doesn’t expect Irving to re-up with the Celtics in free agency this summer, and thinks that the Cavs did pretty well for themselves in the trade, all things considered.

“I don’t know, but I think Kyrie will leave Boston,” Gilbert said, via cleveland.com. “We could have ended up with nothing. Looking back after all the moves Koby [Altman] made, we killed it in that trade.”

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Irving has a player option worth more than $21 million for the ’19-20 season that he is expected to decline in favor or unrestricted free agency this summer, though he didn’t cheap nba jerseys
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According to a report from Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, several would-be suitors of Irving are much more wary of signing him following his underwhelming 2018-19 campaign.

Irving struggled with his role as a leader for the Celtics throughout the regular season, and then underperformed in the postseason as the Celtics were eliminated by the Milwaukee Bucks in five games in the Eastern Conference semifinals. However, despite the struggles, the Celtics are still hoping that Irving remains in Boston long-term.