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Rondo on Lebron James: “He isn’t who I thought he was”

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Rondo and Lebron have had a pretty rough history in their playing against each other in the past. But now the two are playing together on the Los Angeles Lakers and are working on building rapport between each other. Rajon is beginning to see Lebron more for who he is as a person and leader better this way. In a brief interview behind the scenes, he talks about this process and his newfound perspective on the newly added Laker.

In other NBA news, Kanye West’s new basketball shoe is getting banned. Find out why.

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Super Bowl LIII: Rihanna Denies Opportunity to Headline 2019 Show

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There are plenty of ways to pledge your allegiance to what’s right. And, Rihanna just so happens to prefer to do so by turning down a check.

Sources close to the singer confirmed that she was approached by the Super Bowl in regards to a performance. The Super Bowl, which is expected to host their big game in February 2019, asked Rihanna to be the headliner. But the star turned their offer down.

Rihanna decided that next year’s game is no place for her to take the stage. It’s reported that she doesn’t agree with how the NFL has handled the situation involving Colin Kaepernick. The NFL has been very vocal in their stance against athletes kneeling during the U.S. national anthem– a form of protest sparked in 2016 by Kaepernick in order to stop racial injustice in America.

One source told US Weekly that, “the offer and exposure would have been great for Rihanna as she’s planning a new album and tour but she stuck to what’s right in her eyes.”

As of now Maroon 5 has been selected to headline the half-time show.

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The Expectations Still High Even Without Russell In the Beginning Of The Season

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Kenyatta Wright | Sports Journalist Hypefresh Staff Writer Twitter:@Kennywright31

Philadelphia, PA — Earlier this month the basketball world learned that 7-time NBA All-Star Russell Westbrook had some routine arthroscopic knee surgery done and will possibly miss the first four weeks of the NBA preseason and possibly some of the regular season.

Based on the timing of the injury, the Oklahoma City Thunder should be able to survive the injury for several reasons.

Early in the Season

If the Thunder going to pick a time when they’d go without their star, this would be the ideal time for that to take place. NBA Preseason games don’t count and losing earlier games in the regular season shouldn’t hurt too much, because there’s 82 games to be played.

Star Power

With 5-time All-Star Paul George at the Thunder’s advantage, the Thunder have a player that can lead the Thunder while Russell Westbrook is out. George has led his former Indiana Pacers to the NBA Playoffs in the past, NBA Semi-Finals in 2012 against the Miami Heat, and he’s been the main star on his own team for 6 to 7 seasons before joining the Thunder.

With all these points made, the one thing the Thunder should be concerned about, is the mileage on Westbrook, plus the simple fact that Westbrook is still nursing an injury he suffered back in April of 2013 during a play involving Patrick Beverly.

The Thunder should ask themselves how severe is Russell Westbrook’s injury, and will it resurface later this season and in the future. Russell Westbrook is 29 years of age, and to constantly have knee surgeries at this point of his career, it will take its toll on his body eventually.

However, if Russell Westbrook is able to remain healthy, some of the pick-ups the team has made during the off-season such as Dennis Schroder, Nerlens Noel, and Patrick Peterson, should help the Thunder advance beyond the first round this season.

In the early portion of the regular season the Thunder will be playing four of their first 6 games against teams that didn’t advance to the playoffs last season: The Phoenix Suns, two games against the Clippers, and the Sacramento Kings.

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Colin Kaepernick Trains Like a Gladiator for Possible Spot on NFL Team

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Colin Kaepernick is staying in good condition for the unforeseen future.

His trainer, Josh Hidalgo, says they train each day, with practices starting promptly at 5 AM. “5 AM on the dot we are on the field, warming up, sprint work, conditioning, throwing, lifting and stretching,” he says. “Then immediately after Kap’s training is done he is off to meetings … then we are back at it 5 AM on the dot.”

Kaepernick, best known for his protest of the national anthem, hasn’t been picked up by a NFL team since 2016. However, there seems to be a high chance that he’ll find himself back on the field.

The football veteran serves as a quarterback. He last played for the San Francisco 49ers. Nike recently annonced Kaepernick as the face for their “Just Do It” 30th anniversary campaign. The contract is a “star” deal, worth millions. Nike has since increased their sales, despite their brand being boycotted and burned.

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