NBA stars Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant showed their support for the Women’s soccer team via social media today after an image of the beautiful Sydney Leroux surfaced. Bryant and Durant posted it to their Twitter and Instagram accounts while posting messages about protecting the athlete. The U-20 Women’s World Cup is currently being played on artificial turf as will next year’s Women’s World Cup. This has prompted the Women’s USA team to actively protest playing on the turf.
Here was Sydney Leroux’s response via Twitter about the situation.
— Sydney Leroux (@sydneyleroux) August 14, 2014
Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant used social media to help raise the attention of the playing field conditions as well.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) August 13, 2014
Former NBA star Baron Davis and West Coast hip hop rapper, The Game wagered a meager $50,000 on a basketball game this past Sunday sponsored by the DREW LEAGUE. Baron Davis had to feel pretty confident about his chances as his LAUNFD team, featured NBA superstar Kevin Durant. The Game’s Money Gang team wasn’t too shabby featuring a few NBA players of his own. Metta World Peace and DeMar DeRozan to even out the playing field.
Kevin Durant dazzles the crowd scoring a game-high 35 points and 17 rebounds; but with the game on the line and the LAUNFD down a bucket, Durant’s three-point attempt was presumably short and Money Gang held on to win the 92-90.
courtesy of bleacher report and Bigfreebet.com
— Drew League (@drewleague) July 28, 2013
That drew league so fun!! We lost to the money gang smhh..thanks to LAUNFD for letting me get some bump in..
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 28, 2013
On a side note the, Metta score a team high 29 points and 13 rebounds. The fans of the Drew League got a treat as they filled the gym to capacity. Oh by the way, since Durant was responsible for the missing the biggest shot of the summer, do you think he will fork over the $50,000, Baron Davis now owes?
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FINALLY Monday has arrived, and with it comes the Lowdown, back in full effect!
Victor Cruz and the New York Giants have reportedly come to terms on a new contract. Cruz salsa danced his way into a 5-year, $43 million deal with the New York football Giants after many months of tug-o-war over an agreeable amount. At $7.6 million per season, Cruz has become the 18th highest paid wide receiver in the NFL. (USA Today)
Lifelong Cleveland Browns’ fan (Yes, they do exist), Scott E. Entsminger, 55, of Mansfield, died Thursday, July 4, 2013. Scott, a Browns season ticket holder, had apparently suffered through so much agony with the Browns during his life that he decided to take one last jab at the team as he went out. He requested Cleveland Browns pall bearers “so the Browns can let him down one last time”. This was in the guy’s will. ZING! (The Columbus Dispatch)
So, Kevin Durant is off the market at the tender age of 24. Durant is now engaged to Minnesota Lynx player, Monica Wright. The two have know each other for more that 7-years, and obviously have much in common, being that they both chose the same job field. Perhaps they’ll go half on the next big NBA (or WNBA) superstar! (The Washington Post)
The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly after former Laker, Lamar Odom. Odom won 6th man of the year as a Laker back in 2011. Odom was rumored in deals that would have brought Chris Paul to the Lakers, and just couldn’t get over the fact that the NBA is a business. From there, Odom was traded to the Mavericks, where he cried his way out, and eventually landed in Los Angeles (for the Clippers) way out of shape, and essentially useless. I’m not sure why the Lakers are in hot pursuit at this point, but it probably has to due with the fact that they don’t have any money, and they believe Odom will give them a discount??? I really have no idea. Just guessing. (SLAM Online)
This Japanese dude, who plays for the Yokohama Bay Stars (Yea, I have no idea who they are either) attempts the best bunt you’ve ever seen, and I’ll bet straight cash on that…. homie. Just watch and thank me later! You can check out the video at (Next Impulse Sports)
Could Michael Vick still face the possibility of being cut? I guess the idea floating around out there is that the Eagles have to keep Vick because Chip Kelly likes to throw? Am I close? Truth be told, Vick’s job is probably still on the line if he coughs up the ball 16 times per game like he did last time we saw him in action. (My Sports Rumors)
If you live under a rock, you may not yet realize that Anderson Silva lost his belt to Chris Weidman on Saturday night. This was Silva’s first loss in the UFC (16-1), his first loss in over 7-years, and the first time he’s ever been knocked out. Let’s give a quick round of applause to Weidman (10-0) for finally catching Silva when he was seemingly interested in something besides fighting. Not to take anything away from Weidman, but Silva’s comments after the fight would lead one to believe that he didn’t really give a shit about whether or not he lost.
“I don’t fight anymore for the belt,” Silva said.“I’m tired. I’ve fought for a long time. My (plan) for the belt is finished tonight. Chris is the new champion.”
Now, again, props to Weidman, but I must ask the question that everyone else is thinking.. How long has Silva been trying to lose? We’ve all witnessed his careless, and often cocky antics in the octagon over the past few years. I, for one, just thought hew had gotten to a point where he was too good to lose, and therefor he was filling his time in between pounding his current opponent, by goofing off. Is it fair to ask if Silva has even been trying? I mean, look at his stance when Weidman knocks him out. His feet are side-by-side, spread apart about the width of his shoulders. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say Anderson is readying to shoot a jumper, not fighting an undefeated opponent. Hands to his side, heading weaving around like a snake, and in no fighting stance I’ve ever seen. I just have a hard time believing this guy is that sloppy… BUT, anyways, you didn’t come to hear me rant. Just watch the clip and decide for yourself.
Time for the moment you’ve all been waiting for.. Drum Roll.. Monday’s Lockdwon Lady of the Day! Deiondra Sanders. Yes, Deion Sanders’ daughter.
With the OKC Thunder trailing the Memphis Grizzlies 94-92 with just 10 seconds left in game 4 of the 2nd round of the NBA Playoffs, the Thunder do the sensible thing and get Kevin Durant the rock with time ticking down. KD35 takes perhaps the league’s best perimeter defender, in Tony Allen, off the dribble and finishes with they tying layup with about about 6 seconds left to go in regulation.
Durant finished the game with 27 points but the Thunder failed to win an important game 4. The Grizzlies walk away with a 3-1 series lead heading back to Oklahoma City. The Thunder face a HUGE deficit, and will play must-win basketball from here on out.
The opening game of the 2nd round between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies did not fail to deliver the drama. Kevin Durant went off, Memphis dumped a nice lead in the 4th, and even Quincy Pondexter did his best to supply the fans with what they need.
Pondexter secures the rebound after a missed free throw by Kevin Martin, dribbles past a couple of defenders, jumps, double clutches and sinks what was nearly a half court shot at the end of the 3rd quarter.
This shot pushed the Grizzlies lead to 9 points, heading into the 4th quarter of play. Despite starting off the last quarter up 73-64, the Memphis Grizzlies could not hold on, and gave away game 1 to the home team. The Thunder were led by their lone superstar, Kevin Durant, as KD35 laid down the law with 35 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists.
The Thunder take control of the series, and look to prove they can still advance without star point guard, Russell Westbrook. This series picks back up on Tuesday in Oklahoma City.