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Air Jordan 4 OG '89 Retro "White Cement" Early Links

February 12, 2016

The Air Jordan 4 Retro "White Cement" returns on Saturday morning, dropping at the perfect time for NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto.

Last released in 2012, this release features Nike Air on the back like the OG and 1999 release. Expect a lot of pairs to be releasing, so it should be an easy cop for those who really want this shoe.

With that said, here are some places you can cop this shoe on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. online. The shoe retails for $220. 

Good luck copping!

Nike.com
Champs Sports
Eastbay
Footaction
Foot Locker
Finish Line

-- Josh Dhani

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Drake Disses City of Philadelphia Before Celebrity Game (Video)

February 12, 2016

The Celebrity All-Star Game on Friday night was pretty eventful, with rapper Drake serving as the head coach for Team Canada while Kevin Hart coached Team USA.

Before the game, Drake talked about his city (Toronto) and compared it to Hart's (Philadelphia). You guys know the story...

-- Josh Dhani

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Allen Iverson and Shaq Headline 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists

February 12, 2016

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced the finalists for its 2016 class, led by Allen Iverson and Shaquille O’Neal.

The twelve finalists include Sheryl Swoopes, Kevin Johnson, Tom Izzo, Bo Ryan, Lefty Driesell, Muffet McGraw, Darell Garrettson, Robert Hughes, Leta Andrews, John McLendon, Eddie Sutton and the Wayland Baptist University team that won 131 consecutive games from 1953-58 and 10 AAU National Championships overall.

Iverson. regarded as pound-for-pound the best player ever, made seven All-NBA teams, including three First Team selections. Iverson also won Rookie of the Year and a league MVP. He finished his career 12th in steals, 23rd in points, and has the seventh highest scoring average in league history.

-- Glenn Erby

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Matt Forte Confirms He Won’t Be Re-Signed by Bears

February 12, 2016
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Kudos to Matt Forte for handling this like a G, as I’m sure he’ll land with a title contender. The Bears talented running back just confirmed what we all knew: his days in Chicago are over.

The running back announced on Instagram that the Bears told him they will not attempt to re-sign him.

“Despite my wishes, my days as a member of the Chicago Bears have sadly come to an end,” Forte wrote. “I was informed earlier this week from the GM that they will not be attempting to re-sign me in free agency. I will remain forever grateful for my time spent in Chicago and being able to play for an organization with such a rich history. My only regret is not being able to win a Lombardi trophy for the best fans in all of sports. I’m excited about the next chapter of my NFL career. But, Chicago will always be home. God Bless and Bear Down!”

-- Glenn Erby

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Corporate Logos on NBA Jerseys Might Be Happening Sooner Than You Think

February 12, 2016

Could a huge Ford logo end up on the Pistons jerseys one day?

According to ESPN.com, the NBA is moving a step closer to putting advertisements on jerseys, as the league sent out a memo this week informing teams that putting corporate logos on uniforms is expected to be discussed.

Sources say the NBA’s planning committee is seeking comments from teams in advance of the April Board of Governors meeting. The committee will continue to meet with team feedback, which will determine if the proposal makes the April meeting agenda.

Under the league proposal, which must be approved by the Board of Governors in April to come to fruition, teams will be able to sell one corporate logo on their uniform for the 2017-18 season. That would give teams a year to sell, and it also matches up with the league’s new apparel deal with Nike.

If the league begins to put ads on its jerseys, the NBA would be the first major sports league to do so on regular game-day jerseys.

-- Glenn Erby

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NBA Unveils Twitter Emojis as Part of Kia NBA All-Star MVP Voting

February 12, 2016
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The NBA has unveiled hashtag-triggered Twitter emojis for all 24 NBA All-Stars. The #NBAAllStarTO emojis, revealed on Twitter by entering #firstnamelastname (i.e. #stephencurry, #lebronjames), are now live through Monday, Feb. 15.

For the first time, the Kia NBA All-Star MVP Award fan vote will be conducted exclusively through Twitter. Beginning at the start of the fourth quarter of Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game on TNT, fans can register MVP votes during a 30-minute window by tweeting #KiaAllStarMVP and #firstnamelastname in the same tweet.

Announced tonight on TNT, emojis have also been created for the Turner Sports’ Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA studio team and game broadcast team for use during NBA All-Star 2016 in Toronto. With the lone exception of #shaq, the Turner Sports emojis are also revealed by entering #firstnamelastname.

-- Glenn Erby

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Von Miller Now Face of Adidas "Freak" Franchise (Photos)

February 12, 2016

I mean the offensive thrust after a sack by Von Miller has to stay now after this announcement.

After his destructive, all-time great MVP performance Sunday in the Super Bowl, Adidas announced Von Miller as the face of the brand’s new "FREAK" franchise.

Miller received an exclusive pair of custom cleats to celebrate his championship:

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Rockets Contacting Teams About Trading Dwight Howard

February 11, 2016
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We’ll see if the talent is worth the trouble, but according to The Verticals Adrian Wojnarowski, the Houston Rockets have contacted teams about a trade for Dwight Howard.

Howard, 30, plans to exercise an opt-out in his contract this summer to become an unrestricted free agent, and uncertainty surrounding the commitment both sides are willing to make has pushed Houston general manager Daryl Morey toward seeking potential trades on the market, league sources said.

The NBA’s trade deadline is Feb. 18.

The Rockets are working with Howard’s agent, Dan Fegan, on possible destinations, league executives told The Vertical.

Howard is believed to be seeking a maximum contract extension in July.

Houston is 27-28 start to the season, including a 116-113 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

-- Glenn Erby

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Peyton Manning, Magic Johnson Play Egg Roulette on Tonight Show (Video)

February 11, 2016

Raw egg "Russian Roulette" will not be my new game of choice.

Super Bowl 50 champion Peyton Manning and NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson went to war with eggs on "The Tonight Show" on Wednesday night.

Before they started the game, Peyton says, “I had dreams growing up that I’d maybe get the chance to play Magic one-on-one some day…”

Who knew it be a raw egg game?

-- Glenn Erby

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Dwight Howard Says Rockets Have to Focus on Being Positive

February 11, 2016
Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Dwight Howard appears to be an optimist, and there’s nothing wrong with taking a positive approach to how you view your season.

The Rockets center wants his team to follow suit.

Howard was responding to Houston coach J.B. Bickerstaff’s remark that the Rockets are "broken."

“We’re broken,” Bickerstaff said. “It’s that simple. We’re a broken team, and we all need to use this break to figure out how we’re going to impact change. If we don’t want to impact change, then we need to be made aware of that, too, and we’ll go in a different direction.

The comments were made after the Portland Trail Blazers' 116-103 win over the Rockets on Wednesday.

-- Glenn Erby

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