The NBA is pulling the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because there hasn't been any movement by state legislators in North Carolina to change a newly enacted bill targeted at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
For the second consecutive year in his young career, the Pittsburgh Steelers will begin the season without their star running back, as it has been reported that Le'Veon Bell faces a four-game suspension for a missed drug test. Speculation that Bell might have put himself into the bind had gone around as early as June, but at the time it was dismissed by the 2014 team MVP. ESPN has now confirmed the report via its league insider Dan Graziano, who also says that Bell plans to appeal.
Carmelo Anthony assumed the social responsibility he promised to take on before his fellow athletes at this year's ESPY Awards when he rebuked the WNBA's punishment of the New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury, and Indiana Fever on Thursday [July 22]. Each of the three teams above were fined $5,000, and their players were each docked $500 for their protest of the questionable shootings of Black men by police. The Liberty for one, have gone out dressed in black during pre-game warm up on four different occasions since the Sterling/Castile killings. The Mercury and Fever have followed suit.
Earlier this week during an interview with MTV News, French Montana made sure to note that Joe Budden was not who Drake was rapping about on their track "No Shopping." On the Canadian rapper's verse, he begins it by saying "Pump It Up," then proceeds to say an unnamed person is a "one-hit wonder." It's hard not to think those lyrics aren't aimed at the New Jersey rapper.