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Jay-Z Is Puma’s New Creative Director Of Basketball

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Jay-Z has had many roles in his career. After surprising fans with a joint album with his wife Beyonce, Hov was announced as the Creative Director for Puma.

“We’ve been working with Roc Nation for quite some time. They’ve been great partners to us for several years. We’ve done many different deals with many different ambassadors,” Adam Petrick, Puma’s global director of brand and marketing, told Complex. When Puma approached him about this opportunity, JAY-Z felt it “was something he wanted to be a part of,” according to Petrick.

Hov will have a hand in the players selected to join Puma’s basketball division, as well as assist in the art design and overall concept and direction of the brand.

The global shoe and sportswear company has announced the signings of top draft prospects DeAndre Ayton (Arizona), Marvin Bagley III (Duke), and Zhaire Smith (Texas Tech). Ayton is considered the unanimous favorite to go No. 1 to the Phoenix Suns in Thursday’s draft, while Bagley and Smith are also expected to go in the lottery.

“What’s important to him on a day like today is that it’s clear we’re making a serious push with players like Bagley and Ayton and Smith. We’re making a serious statement about the entry of the category, that we want to be a performance brand, but then also very culturally focused. It’s clear that we’re looking at basketball through the lens of culture, and thinking about the fashion of basketball, the music of basketball, all the aspects of culture around basketball as much as the on court presence that we will have,” Petrick added.

 

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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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