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Five Star Prospect Skips College And Signs $1 Million Dollar Intership Deal

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Darius Bazley may have just changed the course of history with his internship deal.

The 2018 McDonald’s All-American trains independently for the 2019 NBA draft, he will earn $1 million as part of an endorsement deal with New Balance that includes a three-month internship at the Boston-based apparel company this winter, according to The New York Times’ Marc Stein. The seven-figure paycheck is guaranteed “no matter what happens” in Bazley’s career, but the 18-year-old can reportedly make as much as $14 million if he meets his performance marks on a basketball court.

Bazley, a 6-foot-8 forward from Ohio, will enter the 2019 NBA draft. Bazley is signed to Klutch Sports with the athletes like Lebron James, Ben Simmons, and Shaquon Barkley to name a few. Klutch Sports co-founder Rich Paul spoke about the historic deal.

“It’s not for everybody, so I’m not going to sit here and say anyone should follow this path,” Paul said. “This was just the right path for Darius Bazley. This is the right path for Darius Bazley and his family. It takes a collective group of people: His mom was very understanding and willing to allow me to advise them as a family. And the parents are important in this, as well. It’s not just me. The parents are very important. And you have to work together with families to help them understand why this is important.”

Paul said the college route was “the right thing” for most players.

Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim is not in the camp of allowing players to be compensated in college.

Lebron James responded to Boeheim when he committed on Bazley’s deal.

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Kanye West Donates $150k To Slain Security Guard Family

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The story of Jemel Roberson is another American tragedy with police violence.

After hearing the story of the security guard gunned down by the cops, Kanye West decided to donate to the family. Kanye made multiple donations of $15,000 via a GoFundMe page that was set up to help Roberson’s family. The page’s goal of $150,000 has been exceeded and currently stands at $302,625.

Witnesses said a Midlothian police officer responding to a shooting inside a south suburban bar shot at the wrong person early Sunday morning.

After security asked a group of drunken men to leave Manny’s Blue Room Bar around 4 a.m. Sunday, witnesses said someone came back with a gun and opened fire. Security returned fire, and according to witnesses, 26-year-old armed security guard Jemel Roberson apprehended one of the men involved outside.

“He had somebody on the ground with his knee in back, with his gun in his back like, ‘Don’t move,'” witness Adam Harris said.

Soon after, witnesses said, an officer responding to the scene fired at Roberson — killing him.

VIA: TMZ

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Iconic Marvel Comics Stan Lee Has Passed Away

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Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee is dead at the age of 95.

Lee, who began in the business in 1939 and created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man, among countless other characters, died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

In 2009, The Walt Disney Co. bought Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion, and most of the top-grossing superhero films of all time — led by Avengers: Infinity War‘s $2.05 billion worldwide take earlier this year — have featured Marvel characters.

TMZ reports that Lee was rushed to Cedars-Sinai from his Hollywood Hills home early Monday.

Lee’s wife Joan died last year at the age of 93. They had been married for 69 years.

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Ice Cube and LL Cool J Are In Negotiations To Purchase 22 Sports Stations

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Ice Cube and LL Cool J are ready to start their own sports network.

Cube and Mr. Smith are apart of a group with billionaire Carolyn Rafaelian that are trying to bid for the sports stations Disney has to sell off from their Fox deal.

According to TMZ Sports, Disney got the 22 stations as part of its $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox. But, officials believe that since Disney is already the majority owner of ESPN, controlling the 22 sports stations would give them too much power in the sports TV landscape.

The 22 stations involved in the deal include everything from Fox Sports San Diego to Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Southwest and more.

Other potential bidders include private equity firms Apollo Global Management, Blackstone Group and he Sinclair Broadcast Group.

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