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Nike Announces New Signature Shoes for Russell Westbrook and Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Nike is releasing new signature shoes for two of the NBA biggest stars Russell Westbrook and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Nike CEO Mark Parker announced the shoes will come out in 2018 for Oklahoma City Thunder’s triple-double machine and for the Bucks new franchise player.

“And Jordan Brand will launch its first signature shoe with reigning MVP Russell Westbrook,” said Parker. “We’re also thrilled to expand our relationship with Giannis Antetokounmpo as we bring his unique personality to life through new signature product and storytelling next year.”

Westbrook is coming out of the greatest season of his career. Westbrook had a breakout season after the departure of Kevin Durant and used the fuel from the rift between him and Durant to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a playoff berth. Westbrook averaged a triple-double for the season and was the second player to ever do it ever since Oscar Robertson did it in the 1961-62 season. Those numbers earned Westbrook his first ever MVP award.

Westbrook followed that up with signing a $205 million dollar deal to stay in OKC. Westbrook followed that up by signing a 10 year deal with the Jordan Brand. The complete details were not released but Nike has stated it is the most lucrative deal among all athletes signed with the Jordan brand.

Giannis Antetokounmpo has had a break out year. He is in the top five in points per game and is leading the Milwaukee Bucks to another playoff berth.

Nike is rewarding Antetokounmpo now with his own shoe and he seems to be trending up towards superstar status.  Antetokounmpo made news when he resigned with Nike after Adidas went public with their full court press to get him to flip companies. Adidas tried to persuade the 23-year old star from Greece with the promise of his own shoe and a van full of Yeezys.  But Giannas ultimately resigned with Nike because of their commitment to family, loyalty, and legacy.

Both of these players are the future of the NBA and Nike is rewarding them. Every kid dreams of having their own signature shoe and these two players will live that dream. Having a signature shoe will get them noticed more than ever before.

If you need any more assertion that you’re an NBA superstar having a signature shoe is one of them. The more well-known brands are the Currys, Kyries, LeBrons, and KDs of the world but with the play that these two players have exhibited, they are on their way.

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Lebron James And Ben Simmons Go Off In Epic Duel

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The Sixers have won 13 straight games and now sit alone in third place in the Eastern Conference after defeating the Cavaliers, 132-130 on Friday night. The win knocked the Cavaliers down to fourth place with less than a week remaining on the season.

Simmons finished with 27 points, 15 rebounds, and 13 assists, while James threw down his own line of 40 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists.

Lebron James had high praise for Simmons after the game. “He’s a student of the game. He wants to be great,” James said.

Simmons posted a photo on Instagram of the two with the caption “FRESH PRINCE X KING JAMES,” LeBron returned the favor in the comment section by relaying the same message complete with fire emojis and a couple of crowns:

FRESH PRINCE X KING JAMES 👑

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This could be one of the best playoff matches we will see.

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Dwayne Wade Thanks Ray Allen For Game 6 Three

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Allen’s induction was officially announced on Saturday hours before the NCAA Men’s Final Four, joining an impressive group of 13 basketball legends including Steve Nash, Grant Hill, Maurice Cheeks and Tina Thompson.

Allen, who won a title each with the Celtics and Heat, saw former Miami teammate Dwyane Wade shower him with praise after the announcement. Wade posted his congratulations to Twitter on Saturday afternoon, crediting Allen for “saving” the Heat’s title with his game-tying shot in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in 2013.

Wade wrote: Game 6!!! Enough said!!! Congrts to my brother Ray Allen for being inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame!!! & THANK you for saving our Championship season. #Yousabadboy”

Allen and his Celtics teammates have been beefing since he took his talents to South Beach. It doesn’t seem that Allen has the same problems with the Heat.

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Anthony Davis Shaves His Unibrow For Fans On April Fools Day

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Anthony Davis unibrow has been his trademark since he entered the league. The All-Star power-forward even trademarked phrases like “Fear the Brow” and “Raise the Brow.”

Davis took asked on fans on Twitter rather he should keep the brow or shave it. 51% of fans voted yes and Davis followed through with the vote.

In a clip, Davis applies shaving cream to the middle of his unibrow and holds the shaver right over it. But just then, the camera drops and when we see Davis again the hair between his eyebrows are gone. It’s a bit skeptical though since the camera drops and viewers don’t see Davis with any leftover shaving cream on his head.

Of course, it was just a prank.

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