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Diddy And Steph Curry Are One Step Closer To Owning The Panthers

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Billionaire Michael Rubin is reportedly looking to add Diddy and Steph Curry to his financial group to buy the Carolina Panthers.  Rubin, who owns sports apparel retailer Fanatics, already has stakes in the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Jersey Devils, and Crystal Palace of the Premier League.

On Tuesday, David Newton of ESPN.com reported Rubin, who is the owner of Fanatics, included Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs among the minority owners in his group.

Both Combs and Curry tweeted about their interest in being involved with the purchase of the Panthers in December:

The music mogul posted a video on Instagram expressing his interest in becoming the first African American to own an NFL team. “Attention to the Carolina PANTHERS!! ATTENTION NFL! This is a chance to make history!!!” Combs wrote on the post. ” There are NO AFRICAN AMERICAN MAJORITY OWNERS IN THE NFL!!!! I WOULD LIKE TO BUY THE CAROLINA PANTHERS!!! Let’s GOOOOOOO!!!!! Spread the word. Tell the world! No joke.”

The majority owner would need poney up %30 of the value of the team which is $2.3 billion dollars. So joining a group would be the best way. Two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry, who is from North Carolina and is a huge Panthers fan also wants in on the deal.

Even Twitter King Joell Embiid is thinking about switching sports if the sell falls through for Rubin and his group.

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Rumor: Anthony Davis Is Still The Lakers Top Target

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The Los Angeles Lakers are not giving up on signing a big star to play with Lebron James.

On Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (via Real GM) provided updates on both situations, starting with the Lakers’ desire to keep their future assets for possible talks with New Orleans.

“Here’s the line they have to walk: They’re not going to give away picks and their top young players in some deal that makes them incrementally better this season because they have to save all those assets for Anthony Davis, a big trade this summer either pre- or post-free agency,” he reported.

The Lakers are also interested in signing Kawhi Leonard in the summer of 2019.

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Trevor Ariza Is Traded To The Washington Wizards

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Trevor Ariza has found a new home Washington.

Ariza was traded to the Wizards on Saturday. The Wizards trade to acquire Ariza via a three-team trade that fell apart on Friday. Wojnarowski reported on Friday night the Wizards, Suns and Memphis Grizzlies initially agreed to a three-team deal. In that scenario, Ariza would go to Washington, Oubre would go to Memphis, and Rivers, Wayne Selden and a third player would go to Phoenix.

The Los Angeles Lakers were originally interested Ariza but the Suns were not interested in keeping Ariza in the same conference.

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Dwayne Wade And Lebron James Share The Court One Last Time

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Dwayne Wade and Lebron James played their final game against each other in the Staple Center on Monday night.

This is a bitter-sweet moment that both players have been dreading since Wade announced that this would be he would be retiring at the end of the year.

James spoke to ESPN about the impact that Wade had on his career. “Obviously, without D-Wade in my career, I wouldn’t be sitting here with this résumé that I have,” said James. “Individually, I think I would still be doing my thing individually, but as far as me accomplishing the team goals that truly mean most to me? Twenty-seven wins in a row. Four straight Finals. Two back-to-back championships. It goes without saying. I wouldn’t be able to accomplish it without him.”

Wade had a chance to send the game into overtime, but Lebron was able to force him into a bad shot from the arch.

“He knew my move at the end that stopped me from getting to my shot,” Wade said. “That’s how well we know each other, man. Just two competitors who enjoy the game of basketball, who love each other and love competing. So I’m glad that in my 16 years that we were on the court together, we was in this game, we’ve made a big impact on and off the court.”

It was clearly tough for both players and great moment to witness.

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