Move over Red Panda and Quick Change �� there’s a new show that is going viral during NBA games. Philip Champion, better known as Hot Sauce of AND1 mixtape fame, and Kumho Tire USA are offering fans a chance to win a set of four tires if they can stop the street-ball legend.
The challenge is simple: come to a Hawks home game, take the ball away from Hot Sauce within 24 seconds and win the prize. The key word there is simple, not easy. It hasn’t happened yet, and Hot Sauce is set on keeping it that way.
I’m not messing around out there. If a fan beats me, they’re going to earn it, Hot Sauce said. These are some expensive tires, and they’re really good. I can’t have my folks giving them away for nothing.
With holes at cornerback, edge rusher, the interior of the offensive line, wide receiver and possibly running back, there’s reason to believe the 49ers won’t hesitate to pursue players they think are worth adding to the mix, even if they’re expensive. As a team that suddenly looks like it could be back in the postseason hunt, filling important needs will be a priority. — Nick Wagoner
The combination means Ball can switch onto three positions against most teams. It gives the Lakers the flexibility to move him around on defense depending on the matchups, putting Ball in more positions to thrive off-ball. Caldwell-Pope, for example, can guard the opposing team’s point guard while Ball defends a shooting guard or small forward. Ball might not have the strength to defend every shooting guard and small forward in the league, but he can use his length to force them into taking tough shots.
James said he started the Uninterrupted video site to empower athletes to speak about whatever they want to speak about.
There was a time when athletes either felt they shouldn’t speak out on things or they didn’t feel the courage to speak about things that are going on. I do it because I’m passionate about it and I know this is bigger than me, personally. The hardest thing in the world for me personally, is raising two African-American boys and an African-American daughter in today’s society. It’s hard.
About five and a half million, Kerr said. I think he’ll take it, don’t you think?
Clearly Kerr was aware as a general manager he didn’t have the necessary cap room or talent to give James pause when it came to his final decision. He joined the Heat, won a couple titles and later returned to Cleveland. Now, it feels like the cycle is starting all over again with those ridiculous LeBron-to-the-Warriors rumors.
Again, it’s tampering under the specific interpretation of the rule, and yet, it feels completely over the top.