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Lebron James Would Sign Kaepernick If He Owned A Team

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It is clear that no NFL team will sign Colin Kaepernick. It doesn’t matter how many injuries they have at QB or how poorly their QBs are performing. Many people have spoken out about the NFL treatment of Kap. Even celebrities have chimed in on the topic from Jay-Z, John Meyer, to Steph Curry. Lebron James has also been outspoken about the Colin Kaepernick clearly being blackballed by the NFL owners.

Lebron James spoke to ESPN about the NFL the blackballing Kap. Teams that desperately need a quarterback have refused to sign Kap. The Broncos have championship defense but are 3-7 thanks to their QB play. Broncos QB Trevor Sieman has been sacked 25 times and thrown 10 INTs. The Jets are fine with taking Ls with Josh McCown. McCown only has 4 wins as the leader of the Jets and has been sacked over 35 times.

“I love football, but I’m not part of the NFL. I don’t represent the NFL. I don’t know their rules and regulations. But I do know Kap is getting a wrong doing, I do know that. Just watching, he’s an NFL player.” said James “He’s an NFL player and you see all these other quarterbacks out there and players out there that get all these second and third chances that are nowhere near as talented as him. It just feels like he’s been blackballed out of the NFL. So, I definitely do not respect that.”

Sure the GMs will find a way to blame everyone except the QB. It is the poor offensive line, the other team outplayed us, or we have to go back to watch the tape. Owners stay quiet in public so they don’t have to get their hands dirty, but everyone who watches the games know what the deal.

“The only reason I could say he’s not on a team is because the way he took a knee,” James said. “That’s the only reason. I watch football every Sunday, every Thursday, every Monday night. I see all these quarterbacks — first-string, second-team, third-team quarterbacks — that play sometimes when the starter gets hurt or are starters that play. Kap is better than a lot of those guys. Let’s just be honest.”

It’s hard to say otherwise with so many NFL teams in need of quarterbacks. The Bills just allowed Nathan Peterman to threw five interceptions in the first half. Peterman was the first quarterback since the 1970 AFL-NFL to throw five interceptions in a half.

At the end of the day, the NFL is a private business. Owners are more willing to have teams under .500 than to take a chance on Kap. But for Kap his actions has transcended the sport and that’s still worth something.

VIA: ESPN

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Kobe Byrant’s Jersey Retirement Game Is The Most Expensive NBA Game

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The Lakers are set to retire Kobe Bryant’s jerseys on Dec. 18th. The Lakers are retiring both Bryant’s No. 8 and No. 24 numbers on Monday against the Golden State Warriors, and prices for the game and ceremony at Staples Center are some of the most expensive NBA tickets in years.

Already a major attraction with Steph Curry and the Warriors in town, a chance to honor a Lakers legend is a chance for scalpers to make some sweet, sweet cash off the event. The secondary market for the Bryant retirement game is pretty insane, to the tune of $1,477 per seat on average.

The highest seats are courtside of course with tickets going for $12,000 dollars. Even the nosebleed seats average about $600 a seat.

The last ticket that cost more was actually Bryant’s last game, which cost an average of more than $2,000 each. That’s far and away the most expensive, but other big-budget tickets are a bit closer to Kobe’s retirement night costs.

Since it’s the most expensive game expect 2 Chainz to show up with Trappy.

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Under Armour Dropping Off Curry 4’s With Drones

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Under Armour will be giving away autographed Curry 4s to fans in the Bay area.

UA will be delivering the Steph Curry signature shoes with Drones.

Here’s how it works, per Nice Kicks:

First, you have to follow Under Armour basketball on Instagram (@uabasketball). At 10 a.m. PT on Saturday, Dec. 16, there will be an “interactive scavenger hunt” on a Bay Area map that you can get access to and search through. When you find a “drop zone pin” on that map, you’ll get a QR code that will lead you to a “Drop Zone” where the drone delivery happens.

In other words, follow @uabasketball on Instagram, check that for a map at 10 a.m. on Saturday, and follow the directions on your phone screen from there.

 

If this marketing promotion goes well, expect more brands to create dropzones in other major cities.

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Westbrook Defeats Sixers In Triple Overtime

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Russell Westbrook wouldn’t be denied in Philly. The trash talk from Joell Embiid seemed to fuel the reigning MVP even more.

The Thunder won 119-117 in triple overtime, and Westbrook recorded yet another triple-double by scoring 27 points with 18 rebounds and 15 assists. Westbrook is now averaging a triple-double against the 76ers dating back to the 2013-14 season.

Paul George and Carmelo Anthony chipped in with 24 points apiece, and the three stars accounted for 23 of the Thunder’s 25 points in extra time.

Joel Embiid helped Philly erase an eight-point halftime deficit, scoring a game-high 34 points with eight rebounds and six assists, but it wasn’t enough to stop them from picking up their fifth loss in six games.

Embiid continued to take shots at Westbrook after the game. “They won the game, I give them a lot of credit, they did a lot of (good) things, but I mean, the guy shot 10 for 33, I wish I would have shot 33 times, I guess we would have had a better chance of actually winning the game,” Embiid told reporters after the game.

Even Lebron James chimed in about the game.

After the game, Westbrook waved goodbye to Embiid and his trolling.

“I was telling him, `Go home,” Westbrook said.

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