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Andrew Wiggins Signs 148 Million Dollar Max Deal

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Minnesota Timberwolves  have signed their young star Andrew Wiggins to a five-year max contract extension. Both parties have been in negotiations for weeks and finally came to an agreement today.

The Vertical reported Wiggins’ contract is a five-year, $146.5 million max deal with no player option. That $146.5 million figure is based on the NBA’s projected $101 million salary cap for the 2018-19 season, which is still subject to change.

Wiggins spoke about the T’Wolves and Minnesota at the press conference. “Just the loyalty and the love,”  he said “I’m friends with everybody. I like everyone from the trainers to the coaches to the front office, my teammates. I love everybody. They’ve treated me with nothing but nice since I got here. And they were the first people who gave me the opportunity to play in the NBA after I got traded from Cleveland. They welcomed me with open arms, so this is where I wanted to be.”

When asked about the max contract the 24 year old star responded.

“I feel like I’ve played well enough to earn it in my career in the NBA so far,” Wiggins said. “But I’ve still got so much more to do, so much more to accomplish.It’s a relief.That’s some money that most people don’t see in a lifetime, so I’m thankful for it. My family is going to forever be in a good position. It’s a blessing. … This is just motivation to get better and show everybody what I can do, the other stuff I can do. And the stuff they think I can do, add more.”

Wiggins signed the biggest contract extension in the franchises history. Previously Kevin Garnett held that honor with his $126 million extension in 1997. Wiggins Kansas teammate Joell Embiid just signed max extension with Philly on Monday.

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Kyrie Irving Reveals “Kyrie 4” Nike Signature Shoe

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The Kyrie 3 has done well for Kyrie Irving and the Nike camp. This is good but the show must go on as they say. Irving and Nike did just that when the Kyrie 4 released on Saturday.

Irving took to Instagram to post a video showing the first look at the shoe on Thursday.

In the caption Irving said:

“Closing the chapter on the Kyrie 3, and starting a new with the Kyrie 4. And I sit here and realize that although there is constant division and misunderstandings of actions and emotions going on daily(every moment), OUR world is far greater when we collectively realize that the true power and unwavering belief in ourselves is far more powerful than anyone else’s belief…..”

The caption helps us dive into Irving’s head which one could guess that this release is more than just your average sneaker release. It is a statement on the times we are in today and where Irving is as a person.

Closing the chapter on the Kyrie 3, and starting a new with the Kyrie 4. And I sit here and realize that although there is constant division and misunderstandings of actions and emotions going on daily(every moment), OUR world is far greater when we collectively realize that the true power and unwavering belief in ourselves is far more powerful than anyone else's belief. Culture that power, learn it, understand it, and teach others through your actions: creating, educating yourself, being who you are truthfully, respecting others individual intent and journeys, Whatever that individual purpose is, fulfill it soulfully without letting anything knock you down or deter you. We all need it. We all need US as ONE, filled with incredible individuality without judgement. It's about love and teaching, and ultimately showing respect without wondering whether or not it'll be given back because you always show gratitude regardless. I always give that to everything I do and I only hope we all do the same. All Love, the new chapter begins. #Kyrie4

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“For me it’s always being a creator, an innovator, an inspirer of the youth and an inspirer of the individuals who are constantly on that search to fulfill that greatness…” Kyrie said in the video.

Irving left the confines of the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James to have a team of his own. This may be the search for greatness that Irving is talking about basketball wise.

So far he has led the Boston Celtics to the best record in the Eastern Conference and they are primed to do damage in the playoffs even without Gordon Hayward.

Irving worked with sneaker designer extraordinaire Ben Nethongkome. Nethongkome has designed shoes like the Kobe Mentality 2, Mamba Rage and LeBron Witness 1.

The key design of the shoe is the outsole which helps Kyrie cut and perform those ankle breaking crossovers we are so used to see him doing.

These shoes will be the ones to start Irving on his quest to achieve what he desires for himself.  These sneakers look like they are crafted from his old sneaker releases to create the ultimate sneaker.

Irving has already proved that he can handle the spotlight of his own team. This shoe continues his dominance in the sneaker world and proves that the only person that Irving is competing with is himself now.

You can get the “Confetti” colorway now at SNKRS and select retailers for $120.

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Boise State Pulls Off The Biggest WTF Play Of The CFB Season

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The Boise State Broncos pulled off one of the WTF football plays ever.

After driving the ball 67 yards over 13 plays to go up by seven on the Ducks. On 2nd-and-goal at the Oregon 1-yard line, the Broncos lined up in a formation that featured four receivers bunched up. As if that didn’t confuse the Oregon secondary enough,  each receiver twirled at the same time in perfect synchronization to further confuse the defense on the way to Boise State’s first score of the game.

Boise State went on to defeat Oregon, 38-28.

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Melo Thanks Knicks Fans In His Return To MSG

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There was a standing ovation on Saturday night when Carmelo Anthony made his return to Madison Square Garden. Melo thanked the Knicks and the fans. “That was big-time, and for me that goes a long way,” Anthony said.

The Knicks handled Anthony’s return with class. Instead of playing to the bitter fans that were upset that the player left, the Knicks decided to honor Melo with a highlight video before his introduction.The video showed some of the big shots and highlight games during Anthony’s 6 seasons in New York and was met with a loud ovation from the Madison Square Garden crowd.

“It’s a bittersweet feeling for me — coming back here, knowing the goals that I had, what I wanted to accomplish here and falling short in that category,” he said.

Anthony,  was held to 12 points on 5-of-18 shooting Saturday. He went scoreless in the second half, and the Knicks spoiled his return by topping the Thunder 111-96.

As a Knick fan, it was hard to watch Melo step on the court for another team. But I also understand that we had Phil Jackson in the front office that couldn’t get it down. At the end of the day Melo to Thunder was good for him and the team, so I refuse to boo him unless we meet in the playoffss

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