Kobe Bryant set to play in ITALY during NBA lockout

This should not sound strange at all. He actually grew up there and I believe speaks fluent Italian.

via SI.com

Kobe should be in Bologna by Wednesday or Thursday with his visa in hand for medical visits and then we can deposit the contract with the league,” Sabatini said. “I want to make clear that right now there are still no signatures. We’ve got to write the contract, which will then be read over and over again.”
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Showtime readies SUGE KNIGHT documentary

This will definitely be a must watch even though he is probably the most hated man in Hip hop history I would dare to say.

via THR

Training Day’s Antoine Fuqua will direct and produce the tentatively titled project based on the life and exploits of the Death Row Records co-founder. Black Swan’s Bradley J. Fischer will produce alongside Fuqua. The Knight doc is the first in a series of new documentaries produced by Showtime that will spotlight iconic and controversial figures to be overseen by filmmakers.

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Spanish Docs: Vaccine could reduce HIV to ‘minor infection’

Sounds encouraging.

via The Telegraph

Spanish researchers found that 22 of 24 healthy people (92 per cent) developed an immune response to HIV after being given their MVA-B vaccine.
Professor Mariano Esteban, head researcher on the project at the National Biotech Centre in Madrid, said of the jab: “It is like showing a picture of the HIV so that it is able to recognise it if it sees it again in the future.”
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Exclusive: Custom Chicago Bulls New Era Snapback

Rock-N-Jocks has the Perfect Match for the Retro Jordan 14 shoes that are coming out October 8th with this custom Chicago Bulls New Era snapback hat. This snapback is all light grey with an all graphite grey bill. The embroidered bull logo on the front of the hat is in navy blue, graphite grey, and white. The back of the hat has the same embroidered logo but smaller in graphite grey and navy blue. As always this release is only limited to 30 total pieces and once it is sold out it will not come back in stock. Go get yourself one exclusively at http://www.rocknjocks.com

Facebook admits to still TRACKING users after they Logout

Ooops!! I really think that the majority of Facebook users do not care about the privacy concerns at this point.

via Daily Mail

In its latest privacy blunder, the social networking site was forced to confirm that it has been constantly tracking its 750million users, even when they are using other sites.
The social networking giant says the huge privacy breach was simply a mistake – that software automatically downloaded to users’ computers when they logged in to Facebook ‘inadvertently’ sent information to the company, whether or not they were logged in at the time.
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[video] Jay Z announces the ‘Brooklyn Nets’, opens arena with 8 Shows

These shows are gonna be historic. Not to mention the planet of Brooklyn has its own basketball team. Unstoppable.

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MYFOXNY.COM – When hip-hop mogul Jay Z has something to say, fans listen.On Monday morning, the Brooklyn native announced that the NBA Nets would have a new name once they take the court at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in approximately one year.”We’ve decided that the final name would be the Brooklyn Nets,” said the rapper who grew up only minutes away at the Marcy Houses and later at 560 State Street.”I’m giddy right now.

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[video] Women arrested at Occupy Wall Street Marches

This being covered very gingerly by the mainstream press. Occupy Wall Street has been gaining momentum over the last few weeks and is an outgrowth of what has been happening in Europe and other places. This video right here shows women getting arrested and manhandled by officers. Under the video I have provided the rules from Occupy Wall Street for their marches. To learn more about the movement here is there WEBSITE.

Stay together and KEEP MOVING!
Don’t instigate cops or pedestrians with physical violence.
Use basic hand signals.
Empowered pace keeps at the front, back and middle of every march. These folks are empowered to make directional decisions and guide the march.
We respect diversity of tactics, but consider how our actions may affect the entire group.

Exclusive: Rock N Jock’s Huge Selection of Custom Chicago Bulls New Era fitteds

Want to match your Jordans? Rock-N-Jocks has got the perfect match for all of your retro Jordan shoes that have just come out and that are coming out.  With every match that you can imagine RNJ has a huge selection of custom Chicago Bulls New Era fitteds that you must get your hands on. Hurry because each custom style is limited to just 30 total pieces only at www.rocknjocks.com

Attorneys for Troy Davis try to stop 7PM Execution

Just getting familiar with this case which has caused international uproar. Things are definitely going down to the wire and if there is not a dramatic turn of events this will end with his execution.

via Huff Post

After winning three delays since 2007, Davis lost his most realistic chance at last-minute clemency this week when the state pardons board denied his request. He was set to be executed by injection at 7 p.m. Wednesday for the 1989 killing of Mark MacPhail, an off-duty police officer who was working as a security guard in Savannah when he was shot dead rushing to help a homeless man who had been attacked.

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[video] Bill O’ Reilly threatens to QUIT if Obama Tax Plan passes

Sounds like bullshit to me. Where was Bill O’ Reilly when Wesley Snipes was going through heavy tax problems? Now that he said the government should not be able to tax half of your income a bunch of people will now jump on this bandwagon when there has been discussion of this for decades by those with much less money and political clout. Hit the jump to hear some audio of him speaking on the issue.

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[pics] Man sets Himself on FIRE for Overdue Loan Payments

I understand things are tough everywhere but this is way too extreme. Hopefully he gets some serious psychiatric help. My thing is the photographer has impeccable timing to catch this moment by moment.

via Buzzfeed

Here are some horrifying pictures of some guy lighting himself on fire outside a bank because the bank wouldn’t renegotiate his overdue loan payments.

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Exclusive: Vancouver Grizzlies Snapback New Era

Rock-N-Jocks the leader in snapbacks just dropped this custom Vancouver Grizzlies Snapback New Era hat. This snapbacks is all red with the top of the bill in teal and the bottom of the bill in light grey. The front of the hat has the embroidered grizzlies logo in brown, teal, and red. The back of the hat has the grizzlies claw logo in brown and the ball in red. Limited to only 30 total pieces. The only place in the world to get this is at http://www.rocknjocks.com

Nike Air Maestro Flight Grey/Solar Red

Have not posted any kicks in awhile, what do you think about these?

via Hypebeast

First donned in 1993 by Scottie Pippen at the season’s All-Star Game, the Nike Air Maestro sees its way to a September 2011 release in an updated Medium Grey/Solar Red color palette. Featuring the Flight logo embroidered on the neoprene black tongue, the pair is amended with a contrasting white swoosh adjacent to perforated leather side panels. Tonal grey laces complement the medium grey upper while a multi-colored outsole is made complete using a revamped Air pocket in the heel. Retailing for $90 USD, the Air Maestro Flight is now available through select stockists, including Premier.

[video] Long Island Mom Busted for Pushing Daughter to FIGHT

Having your kid UFC the next door neighbor’s child and then jumping in, seems perfectly normal to me. After this she took her daughter to the Teen Mom audition.

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via Daily Mail

olice said Ms Melin encouraged the girls to fight, and made no attempt to end it.
During the brawl, one of the girls in the crowd reportedly screamed: ‘You are a mother, you should be stopping this.’
The video shows an adult grabbing a child before delivering a series of knee strikes to the girl’s head.
The disbelief of onlookers can be heard. As the adult attacks the student, one shouts: ‘Are you serious?’
Lt Timothy Dillon told the Post that Ms Melin’s behavior was ‘outrageous.’
He said: ‘She knew what was going to happen and she made it happen. She wanted the 12-year-olds to fight.’


[video] Police Officers being investigated for ‘Bump and Grind’ at West Indian Day Parade

These guys are at best going to get a slap on the wrist and will be getting a bunch of high-fives from the other officers. Would be surprised if any real severe punishment came down. We will hear in a few days.

via Daily Mail

The New York Police Department has had to review a video in which two of their officers were filmed bumping and grinding provocatively with dancers at the West Indian Day Parade.

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