Floyd Mayweather Still Has McGregor, Pacquiao Checks Uncashed

If Mayweather’s claims are to be believed, he’s currently sitting on $600 Million-

Last month Floyd’s boxing match with Connor McGregor was among the most lucrative of his entire career, barely missing the massive payday he got from the Pacquaio fight. TMZ took time to catch up with Mayweather who claims he hasn’t actually cashed either of the checks- that for defeating Pacquaio or McGregor.

Mayweather claimed he’d post the image of both the uncashed checks later today to prove the truth, which is cash in hand.

Floyd “Money” Mayweather has been living the high life in his retirement, recently showing off his Beverly Hills mansion with a massive 50 person movie theatre and full fledged snack bar.

When he’s not showing off his pad, he’s buying shoes for the lucky ladies at his Girl Collection Gentleman’s Club in Las Vegas. Always the businessman, Mayweather is looking to expand his strip club empire into LA, a venture that may just force him to dip into one of his $300 Million checks.

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NBA Converse Chuck Taylor Collab Unveiled With Chucks Made Out Of NBA Jerseys

Next week Converse is dropping three different NBA inspired collections; the Legend, Gameday and Franchise collections of the classic Chuck Taylors will be dropping next Friday, September 29th.

Probably the most popular out of the collections is the Converse Chuck ’70 Gameday Collection with uppers made out of actual jerseys, with an embossed NBA logo. Each are numbered individually and its leather interior features embossed NBA logos and collaborative Converse x NBA woven labels.

If you want a pair, they’re going to be a tough find- only 250 were made for each team.

On top of that, Converse revealed the luxe Chuck ’70 NBA Legend Collection featuring the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, LA Lakers and New York Knicks colorways.

On top of the sneaker styles, NBA inspired Converse x apparel will be available- from winterwool bomber jackets to crewnecks, joggers and hoodies, Converse has absolutely killed it this season for the dedicated fans.

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In a Surprise Move, Andre Ward Announces Surprise Retirement

At 32-0 Andre Ward is the light heavyweaight champion boxer of the world. In a surprise move, Andre has announced that he’s retiring from the sport. At 33 years old, the fighter shared a social post stating “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED”

No one can doubt his legacy, 16 of his 32-0 wins were by knockout- pound for pound, he’s considered one of the best boxers in the world.

Per Andresogward.com;

“To the sport of boxing—I love you. You’ve been by my side since I was 10-years-old. You’ve taught me so much. You’ve humbled me. You’ve promoted me. I’ve sacrificed a lot for you, but you’ve given me more than I ever thought possible. You gave me a platform, made me a champion and helped me provide for my family. I am forever grateful to you. You and I will always be synonymous, connected at the hip. Thank you for all the wonderful people I’ve come in contact with because of you. I’ve made friends for life. As I walk away from the sport of boxing today, I leave at the top of your glorious mountain, which was always my vision and my dream. I did it. We did it.

“From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone who has played a part in my journey. You know who you are. I could not have done this without you. I want to be clear—I am leaving because my body can no longer put up with the rigors of the sport and therefore my desire to fight is no longer there. If I cannot give my family, my team, and the fans everything that I have, then I should no longer be fighting. Above all, I give God the Glory, for allowing me to do what I’ve done, for as long as I have.”

Before his boxing career, Andre took Gold for the US Olympics team in 2014- we salute this champ and wish him a happy retirement, as king of the mountain.

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NFL Players Want A Month Dedicated To Police Reform And Racial Equality

Players from across the league are calling for the NFL administrative body to recognize November as a month of Unity, promoting awareness of activism and reform.

Michael Bennet, Malcolm Jenkins, Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin  have joined together to send a memo to Roger Goodell this past august; with the current social climate, a month dedicated to criminal justice reform and racial equality could be exactly what the NFL needs to bring both fans and players together within the community.

Read a portion of the 10 page memo below, courtesy of Yahoo Sports;

To be clear, we are asking for your support. We appreciate your acknowledgement on the call regarding the clear distinction between support and permission. For us, support means: bear all or part of the weight of; hold up; give assistance to, especially financially; enable to function or act.”

“We need support, collaboration and partnerships to achieve our goal of strengthening the community. There are a variety of ways for you to get involved. Similar to the model we have in place for players to get involved, there are three tiers of engagement based on your comfort level. To start, we appreciate your agreement on making this an immediate priority. In your words, from Protest to Progress, we need action.”

“We would like November to serve as a month of Unity for individual teams to engage and impact the community in their market,”

ProFootballTalk confirmed that the players whom signed the document are keeping it close and private, with conversation kept private between Goodell and the interested party.

For the time we’ll have to wait, however the end goal is to have activism recognized “similarly to what the league already implements for breast cancer awareness, honoring military, etc,” -ESPN

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Charles Barkely Gives Tough Love To The “Poor Babies” In The NBA

Charles Barkely recently spoke at SMU and covered a range of topics related to the NBA, but took some time out to address the new policy regarding back to back games; in specific the want to lower the total amount of games players have to compete in back to back.

“I want to commend the NBA,” Barkley said. “You know, these poor babies can’t play back-to-back games.

We want to make it convenient for them,” Barkley said, sarcastically. “At $40 million a year, we can’t stress ‘em out.

It boils down to the NBA wanting to give teams the chance to play their star players during every game, without having to rest them during key games.

Per ESPN, the additional changes will be made to the NBA’s schedule;

Eliminating stretches of four games in five days and 18 games in 30 days.

Reduction of five games in seven nights to just 40 instances across (1.3 per team), down from last year when it was on the schedule 90 times (three per team).

Reduction in number of back-to-backs to 14.9 per team, down from 16.3 per team. In all, 40 back-to-backs have been eliminated from last season.

Reduction of single-game road trips by 17 percent.

Reduction in single-game road trips over 2,000 miles by 67 percent; there are only 11 of them on schedule.

Speaking of poor babies, Charles Barkely has mentioned that right now he really hates his job, he’s sick and tired of players creating super teams and the lack of real competition within the league. To top it off, he’s already tired of talking about where Lebron will play after the 2017 season ends.

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Vic Mensa Will Open For Jay Z In 4:44 Tour

Last July Vic Mensa released his debut album; this October he’ll be going on tour with Jay Z and opening for him on the 4:44 tour. Roc Nation and Jay Z have put their full support behind Mensa, even lending suggestions that Mensa took to heart.

After Jay had a look, Vic actually removed a diss bar on one of the tracks, but not without some consideration;

“There was a situation where I had a line that was kind of dissin’ somebody else and it wasn’t really necessary,” he told Big Boy in July. “I just wanted it [on there] because it was a good bar… [but] I took it off. I didn’t want to take it off, at all. I played it for [Jay-Z] and he didn’t really say to take it off—we was all having a conversation about it, me, him and Dion and everybody in the room—and then, later on, he hit me after thinking about it, and he was like, ‘You know, I think you should take [that line] off’.”

Jay had high praise for Vic Mensa at his listening party; “Vic is a very special talent,” he said. “He can do everything – sing well, rap well. He even engineers himself sometimes. He’s an incredible artist, like a once in a lifetime artist.”

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Jay Z Roundup: Reports That Hov Not Interested In Performing At Super Bowl, But May Reunite With Kanye West

When you think of the most successful rapper alive right now, the answer is invariably Jay Z. Hov has been one of, if not the biggest names in the game for ages now, cemented as legendary status with Dre, Snoop, Biggie and Pac.

When the news dropped that Jay Z might just be willing to get back in touch with another icon of the industry, Kanye West, fans of both camps were ecstatic. News is, despite the fact that Ye requested $3.5M and termination of his Tidal contract after taking a shot at Beyonce, he’s willing to squash their beef. Now 3.5 Mill isn’t much to either man, more of a point of pride; Jay was of course disturbed by Kanye’s change of character, but according to Kanye, didn’t show any slack when he was going through his meltdown and Kim was mugged.

Regardless, the fact that both men (who incidentally live down the road from eachother) are willing to finally talk goes a long way in healing the hip hop community.

That’s the good news; the sad news is that despite rumors, Jay Z is NOT interested in performing for this year’s Super Bowl event.

Justin Timberlake is already set to perform, however at least for this year Hov will take a place among the fans for the half time event, an insider told the Sun;

“He has enough songs to create an incredible performance but he really has no plans to do the half-time show.”

4:44 may not be performed at this year’s Super Bowl, but the album is going on tour this fall; speaking recently with Rap Radar, Jay Z said “This album has a lot of topics that’s why it had to be so short, it’s so condensed.”

“It’s so dense with subject matters and all these other things that if it was longer, you wouldn’t be able to take it; it would wear you out. It had to get to a point really quickly.”

Check out the full list of tour dates and where you can see Hov with 4:44 below.

Oct. 27 – Anaheim, Calif. – Honda Center
Oct. 28 – Las Vegas, Nev. – T-Mobile Arena
Nov. 1 – Fresno, Calif. – Save Mart Center at Fresno State
Nov. 3 – Phoenix, Ariz. – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Nov. 5 – Denver, Colo. – Pepsi Center Arena
Nov. 7 – Dallas, Texas – American Airlines Center
Nov. 8 – Houston, Texas – Toyota Center
Nov. 9 – New Orleans, La. – Smoothie King Center
Nov. 11 – Orlando, Fla. – Amway Center
Nov. 12 – Miami, Fla. – American Airlines Arena
Nov. 14 – Atlanta, Ga. – Philips Arena
Nov. 15 – Nashville, Tenn. – Bridgestone Arena
Nov. 16 – Charlotte, N.C. – Spectrum Center
Nov. 18 – Detroit, Mich. – Little Caesars Arena
Nov. 19 – Cleveland, Ohio – Quicken Loans Arena
Nov. 21 – Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
Nov. 22 – Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
Nov. 25 – Boston, Mass. – TD Garden
Nov. 26 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Barclays Center
Nov. 29 – Washington, D.C. – Verizon Center
Dec. 2 – Uniondale, N.Y. – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Dec. 5 – Chicago, Ill. – United Center
Dec. 6 – Lincoln, Nebr. – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Dec. 9 – Edmonton, Alberta – Rogers Place
Dec. 11 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Dec. 13 – Seattle, Wash. – KeyArena
Dec. 14 – Portland, Ore. – Moda Center
Dec.16 – Oakland, Calif. – Oracle Arena
Dec. 17 – Sacramento, Calif. – Golden 1 Center
Dec. 19 – San Diego, Calif. – Viejas Arena
Dec. 21 – Los Angeles, Calif. – The Forum

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Carmello Anthony Has Already Mentally Moved On To Houston

Carmello Anthony is in a bit of a spot right now- while he’s still on the New York Knicks, they need him gone soon, the NBA season starts in less than a month.

Carmello is willing to waive his no-trade clause to join the Houston Rockets, and according to New York Daily News, he’s already “mentally moved on to Houston.” Those in Carmello’s camp are cautiously optimistic that a deal will be made soon, hopefully before the annual media day hosted for the press next week, at the start of training camp.

Per the New York Daily News;

Anthony’s camp is cautiously optimistic that a deal will be struck before Monday, and trying not to think about the potential media circus that will take place if Carmelo is still with the Knicks. Two weeks ago, Carmelo’s wife, La La, said the family thought a trade would have been completed by now.”

“Mentally, Carmelo and his family have moved on to Houston. Reality is another story. Hopefully, Mills and Perry will have the right answers when they address the media on Friday because the Carmelo issue isn’t going away until he goes away.

The Houston Rockets will be featured with the NBA’s opening night double-header on Tuesday, October 17th while the Knicks open up for preseason on the 3rd, with their first regular season game on the 19th. With 27 days left before the new NBA season, if a trade is to be made, it’ll need to be soon.

Young Thug Buys A New Range Rover For Fiance Jerrika Karlae’s Birthday

Young Thug is an all-around good dude, it seems he’s been gifting cars to all the wonderful women in his life- first for his sister’s birthday, and now for his fiancé Jerrika Karlae’s birthday.

Celebrating her 24th birthday on the 18th, Jerrika was gifted a brand new white Range Rover that she showed off in a Gram post, with a red bow on top.

“SPORTYY ⛹‍♀️  @thuggerthugger1 this how you feeling ??  #goat #ilovehim #BLESSED #paidfor #aintnonotebih #MINE,”

Giving a loving shoutout on twitter, Young Thug wished Jerrika a happy birthday, wishing her the longest life of anyone else on earth- very sweet, but of course you’d hope at that point she’d have at least the Range Rover to keep her company.

Back in 2015 Thug hinted that he was dropping an entire project dedicated to Jerrika, which if the recent tease of “Her mixtape this week,” from July has anything to it, could mean we’ll be in for more Thugger tracks soon.

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Eminem, Lebron, Pharrell And Others Raffle Off Rare Sneakers For Hurricane Relief

A host of hip hop stars and others have joined together to raffle off some of the hottest sneakers not in circulation for Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Eminem, Pharrell, Lebron James, Virgil Abloh and Jon Buscemi have donated their custom sneakers, putting up 17 kicks that will be raffled off through sneaker-selling site StockX.

Below is the official Good Word from StockX on how to both donate and enter for your chance of winning the custom sneaks.

1) For every $10 donation, the donor will receive one entry for a chance to win that sneaker.

2) Check your email to confirm your entry. Winners will be notified by September 26th at 5PM EDT.

3) Everyone can donate but only US residents 18 years and older can win. Official Rules

Below are the prizes for the lucky winners:

  • Jordan 4 Carhartt – from Eminem – ARV $400
  • adidas HU NMD Pink (F&F) – from Pharrell Williams – ARV $240
  • Jordan 2 Just Don Beach – from Don C – signed sneaker box – ARV $650
  • Jordan 10 sample – from Jon Buscemi – ARV $500
  • adidas Tubular Runner- from Steve Aoki – ARV $120
  • adidas ZX 8000 Boost – from Steve Aoki – ARV $100
  • Ewing Athletics 33 Hi PE – from 2 Chainz – ARV $120
  • Nike Alpha Menace cleat – from Russell Wilson – ARV $200
  • adidas Futurecraft 4D – from Karlie Kloss – ARV $300
  • K-Swiss Classic 88 Horween Leathers – from Gary Vaynerchuk – ARV $150
  • adidas Superstar “Bush” – from Snoop Dogg – ARV $200
  • Under Armour Curry 3 Low “Obamas” – from Steph Curry – ARV $150
  • adidas NMD Pitch Black – from Emily Oberg – ARV $180
  • Jordan “Do The Right Thing” pack – donated by Stadium Goods – ARV $400
  • Nike Blaze Mid x Off-White – donated by Virgil Abloh – ARV $130
  • Nike Air Max 90 Vikings Edition – donated by DJ Skee, ARV $120
  • Lebron 9 “Watch the Throne” – donated by LeBron James – ARV $500

Most of the money thusfar has gone towards Eminem’s “Carhartt” Air Jordan 4 collab, with retail prices where you can find them, going for up to 30 G’s. Others in high contention include Pharrell’s “Family & Friends” Adidas NMD HU, and Virgil Abloh’s Off-White x Nike Blazer Mid.

“For each $10 donation made between now and September 25th, 11:59 pm PDT,  the donor will receive one entry for the chance to win. Funds raised will be matched by Eminem, up to $250,000. All proceeds will go to the Greater Houston Community Foundation and Team Rubicon in support of the Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief efforts.”

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