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When he played for Temple back in the day, Rick Brunson was a problem at point guard. Fast-forward, and another Brunson is showing that running the point, runs in the family.

His son, Jalen Brunson was named Illinois’ Gatorade Player of the Year.

The 6’2 lefty point averaged 26.1 points and 4.7 assists per game this year for Stevenson high School in Lincolnshire Illinois. Brunson set 12 school records this season including career points (1914), career 3s (176), career assists (366) and career steals (208).

Brunson, only a junior has a high ceiling and bright future. Check out his hoops mixtape below courtesy of Ballislife


Sneakerheads who have been waiting for Kanye’s adidas sneaker to come out might have to wait a little while long.

Inital thoughts were that ‘Ye will be done designing by June 2014, with the official release slated for slightly under a year later in spring 2015.

This information arrives in the face of previous statements that hinted the collaborative collection would hit shelves September 2014. Kanye used the adidas Global Brand Conference as an opportunity to disclose new details on the project, including his plans to present the collection internally at adidas before making the reported 20 shoe collection available for public viewing.


Star Wars

The next movie in the “Star Wars” franchise will arrive in theaters on December 18, 2015, Walt Disney Co said on Thursday, two weeks after producers hired a new writer to shepherd the script into production.

Disney purchased “Star Wars” producer Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in 2012 and promised at least three more films in the series, one of the biggest movie franchises of all time.

“This, obviously, is one of the most important movies we have in the next few years, and we’ve chosen a date we believe will allow the creative team the time to make a great film,” Disney chief executive Bob Iger said in a conference call with Wall Street analysts.

The pre-Christmas date puts the film’s release in the prime holiday movie season, a departure for the “Star Wars” franchise. The previous six films have all been released in May, in time for the summer movie season.

Filming of the new movie, currently called “Star Wars: Episode VII,” is set to begin in spring 2014 and will be directed by J.J. Abrams, who is best known for directing the most recent films in the “Star Trek” science fiction series.

Filming will take place in England, returning the franchise to its British roots as the six previous “Star Wars” films were all partly filmed at studios in Britain.

No acting choices have been announced, but original cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford have been in talks to appear in the upcoming film.

Last month, producer Kathleen Kennedy said Lawrence Kasdan would team with Abrams to write the screenplay, replacing Oscar-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt on the project.

Kasdan co-wrote the screenplays for the second and third “Star Wars” films, “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.”

The “Star Wars” franchise, which was created by director George Lucas, has grossed more than $4.4 billion at the worldwide box office since the first film was released in 1977.

Source: Torontosun


As if the Louisville vs. Kentucky in-state basketball rivalry wasn’t intense enough, the Cardinals suffered a loss to the Wildcats on Tuesday after highly-touted prep forward Trey Lyles, a top-10 senior who was once an Indiana-commit, picked John Calipari’s program over Rick Pitino.

Just last week, Devin Booker, one of the nation’s top sharp-shooters, also announced his intentions of hooping in Lexington next fall.

From the Courier-Journal: “Five-star power forward Trey Lyles announced his commitment to the University of Kentucky basketball team on Tuesday, giving coach John Calipari an important frontcourt piece to his 2014 class and a recruiting victory over rival Louisville.

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The 6-foot-9 Lyles, one of the nation’s most highly skilled big men, pledged to UK over the Cards on his 18th birthday during a nationally televised announcement at his school, Arsenal Tech, citing Calipari’s recent success of sending players to the NBA early and often as a major reason. “(The NBA) is where I want to be,” Lyles said, in reference to the 22 former UK players on NBA rosters.

“Those 20 NBA players (from UK), that’s just giving me a more, higher percentage of being able to play in the NBA… (Calipari) thinks that with my talents and my ability that he’ll be able to get me into the NBA as early as I want to go.”

Kentucky fans can get to know Lyles early by watching this highlight reel below

Source: Slamonline

NBA: Preseason-New York Knicks at Toronto Raptors

A few years after forcing Denver to trade him to New York, Carmello Anthony is already looking for a way out of Manhattan.

The six-time all-star said in a recent interview with  Rafi Kohan of The New York Observer that he wants to test the free agent market.

“I want to be a free agent,” Anthony tells me, as our cigars burn close to the nub. “I think everybody in the NBA dreams to be a free agent at least one time in their career. It’s like you have an evaluation period, you know. It’s like if I’m in the gym and I have all the coaches, all the owners, all the GMs come into the gym and just evaluate everything I do. So yes, I want that experience.”

Testing the free agent waters doesn’t mean that Anthony will leave the Knicks — he went on to tell Kohan that he “came to New York for a reason” — but it does open up speculation about his future. He has a nearly $24 million player option for the 2014-2015 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2015-2016, according to Rotoworld.

How will this play out over the rest of the season? Only time will tell

Source: SB Nation


This past weekend at Comic-Con, some major superhero news was announced.

At a Warner Bros. panel this Saturday, the studio announced that Henry Cavill, the star of this summer’s Man of Steel, will reprise the role of Superman in a sequel that will also feature Batman.

Man of Steel director Zack Snyder will act in the same capacity for the follow-up, expected in 2015.

No casting for Batman was mentioned but Snyder teased that the Gotham City hero’s relationship with Superman in Frank Miller’s seminal 1980s comic The Dark Knight Returns will inform aspects of Man of Steel 2.


Couple counting money

There are 43 million African-Americans in the United States, 13.7 percent of the total population, the second largest racial minority in the country. The median age is 32 and 47 percent are under 35 years of age.

Even with these impressive numbers and buying power, most mainstream advertisers are not inclusive, do not include African-Americans in media and marketing plans and have underestimated the market size.

The Nielsen Company study entitled “African-American Consumers: Still Vital, Still Growing,” which was commissioned by the National Newspaper Publishers Association, shows the underrepresented potential and spending power of the African-American community.

The report’s findings, which will be presented at the June conference of the National Association of Black Accountants Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, indicates that the African-American population is an economic force to be reckoned with, with a projected buying power of $1.1 trillion by 2015.

Read the full story here

SOURCE: Atlanta Black Star