After spending last year in Spain, Lucas Nogueira is preparing for his first NBA season. Lucas Nogueira, the Brazilian center that the undersized Atlanta Hawks shipped to the Toronto Raptors with Lou Williams for John Salmons and a second-round draft pick, is training with Hall of Fame center and two-time NBA Champion Hakeem Olajuwon. Olajuwon, otherwise known as “Hakeem the Dream” — widely known for his indefensible “Dream Shake” in the low post, has helped many NBA athletes
Hello Kitty has been around for 40 years, far longer than most of its fans have even been alive. It started as a character on a coin purse produced by Sanrio in Japan, circa 1974. Now, it is a pop-culture icon. It is everywhere: clothes, cartoons, etc.. The popularity of Hello Kitty reaches far beyond teenaged school girls and college sororities. Celebrities, from singers like Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have all been adorned by the adorable Japanese character. It has
Hello Kitty has been around for 40 years, far longer than most of its fans have even been alive. It started as a character on a coin purse produced by Sanrio in Japan, circa 1974. Now, it is a pop-culture icon. It is everywhere: clothes, cartoons, etc.. The popularity of Hello Kitty reaches far beyond teenaged school girls and college sororities. Celebrities, from singers like Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have all been adorned by the adorable Japanese character. It
The Ice Bucket Challenge has been a tremendous success in raising money for ALS research. To date, a total of $88.5 million in donations — a full $85.9 million more than was raised during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 26) — has been raised. There are still plenty of challenges being issued for the cause, drawing plenty of attention to the terrible disease that is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. There have also been a number of challenges issued bringing
Over the weekend, Kevin Love was officially traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The trade brought an end to more than a month of media speculation. While the trade signifies potential championship contention for LeBron James and his new running mates, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, it also brings with it a new era in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ franchise history. The Wolves future cornerstones will be athletic rookies Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine, a 26-year-old forward entering his prime in Thaddeus Young, a
Last week we chronicled the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as it it began to sweep through the NBA. Well, the challenge is still going strong, with many of the league’s top stars (like LeBron James) having participated — both in getting splashed with icy cold water and giving money to the cause. There are a number of players still taking on the challenge even today. Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard took the challenge in stride, facing it like few have before. He
Less than half a day removed from WWE SummerSlam where former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar pummeled John Cena to capture the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the Staples Center hosted a joyous event for the fans in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Clippers welcomed their new owner Steve Ballmer with a fan rally.
The newest craze to hit social media everywhere — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube — is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. What is the Ice Bucket Challenge? Well, assuming you haven’t heard of it yet, it is a choice, whereby someone either donates $100 to the ALS Association or they accept the challenge and dump a bucket of ice water on their head. Many people are opting to do both, making a donation and taking the proverbial plunge. The purpose of the challenge is