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No Fans? No LeBron!

The NCAA’s worst nightmare is happening… We all know March is the time of the year every NCAA fans are waiting for – March Madness is in less than 2 weeks, but with the coronavirus outbreak threatening players and fans, it’s not sure what will happen.

Brian Hainline, the NCAA’s chief medical officer said on Friday –
“I think a worst-case scenario is that it’s played behind closed doors, it would be very, very difficult to cancel a championship and have it at any other time.”

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The NBA is also gets ready for taking steps in order to ensure the safety of its players and fans. LeBron James, one of the best players in the league commented on the possibility to play in empty arenas –

“You mean play games without the fans? No. It’s impossible. I ain’t playing. Not without the fans in the crowd, that’s who I play for. … If I show up to an arena, and there ain’t no fans there, I ain’t playing. So they can do what they want to do”.

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On Friday, the NBA sent some instruction regarding the situation asking them to check the temperatures of staff members, players, referees and everyone else who is relevant.

The regular season is ended on April 15th.

The NBA All-Star Weekend

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What a great weekend it was for all basketball fans all over the world!

The traditional all star weekend involves many events over the 3 days which includes –

Celebrity Game

Rising Stars Game

Skill Challenge

3-Point Contest

Dunk Contest

The All-Star Game

Let’s break it down –

In the Rookie game we once again watched team USA vs team World, but this time, team USA beat team World by a nice margine.

This game had many highlights by the promising young stars of the league – Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, Luka Doncic and Trae Young were amazing in the game but Miles Bridges took home the MVP of this game.

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In the skill challenge it was Bam Adebayo from the Miami Heat who won, and was ready for the All-Star game.

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The 3 Point Contest was pretty close this year with Devin Booker, who got into the contest as a replacement for Damian Lillard, lost by 1 point in the final round to Buddy Hield from the Sacramento Kings.

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The Dunk Contest was something else this year! When Derrick Jones Jr won by 1 point the AMAZING Aaron Gordon!

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And in the final event, the All-Star game was one of the best in the past few years. Team LeBron won 157 – 155 in the game that was dedicated to Kobe Bryant and Gigi Bryant.

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CHICAGO, IL – FEBRUARY 16: LeBron James #2 of Team LeBron drives to the basket during the 69th NBA All-Star Game on February 16, 2020 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

You Know What It is – “Taco Tuesday”

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NBA superstar, business man and entrepreneur, Lebron James is looking to trademark the term “Taco Tuesday”. At all started with one Instagram story and now it became a thing – Taco Tuesday. New Lakers star Anthony Davis appeared in one video and even James with a Space-Jam 2 jersey was there.

But James wants to take it one step forward and LBJ Trademarks LLC, one of Lebron’s companies, has filled an application to trademark “Taco Tuesday”.

As it stated in the application – “advertising and marketing services provided by means of indirect methods of marketing, communications, namely, social media, search engine marketing, inquiry marketing, mobile marketing, blogging and other forms of passive, shareable or viral communications channels.”

It’s seems like his move to the Los Angeles Lakers wasn’t entirely base on basketball but on business as well as the good of his family.

Lebron started shooting Space Jam 2 in July and his son, Lebron James Junior, who is known for his great potential, will play in Sierra Canyon HS alongside the son of NBA legend Dwayne Wade, Zaire Wade.

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Space Jam 2 Is in Production

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Lebron James, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, announced on his twitter account that him and his crew are starting to film Space Jam 2.

If you are not familiar with this film – Space Jam 1 is a basketball film from 1996 starring no other than Michael Jordan. In the movie, Jordan helps Bugs Bunny and his Loony-Toons friends to win a basketball match against aliens.

In the original movie, Jordan recruited some big names like Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Larry Bird, Larry Johnson and more.

According to sources in Space Jam 2, Lebron managed to recruit big names such as –

Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson, Chris Paul and Damian Lillard. The movie will be directed by Ryan Coogler, the “Black Panther” director.

Not everyone is happy with that. Basketball legend and analyst Charles Barkley, who was a part in the original movie said in an interview – “Not at all. Well, listen, I don’t care. Space Jam 1 was amazing. We don’t need 2. Space Jam 1 was a classic. I don’t like when people try to imitate something that was already good.”

Space Jam 2 is expected to hit the theaters in 2021.

Antony Davis is a Laker Now!

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And What It Says On The Future of New Orleans?

It finally happened! After the mid season talks about sending Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers caused series chemistry problems in both organizations, it finally happened –

New Orleans sends Anthony Davis (top 10 player in the NBA) for Lonzo Ball (former no. 2 pick in the NBA draft), Brandon Ingram (former no. 2 pick in the NBA draft), Josh Hart (solid role player), The 4th pick in the 2019 draft (which New Orleans turned into multiple picks by trading a few spots back), and 3 more first round picks.

The Lakers basically gave their young core and become a championship contender -the Lakers has 1 more spot to land a superstar to play alongside Davis and Lebron James.

Davis averaged – 25.9 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.4 blocks per game.

Lebron averaged – 27.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.2 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.6 blocks per game.

And New Orleans has a very bright future now.
The also drafted Zion Williamson – the best prospect of the draft and probably the best prospect since Kevin Durant.

Lonzo and Ingram showed flashes of greatness and now has a new home to develop their craft outside the spot lights of L.A.

New Orleans also drafted 2 interesting prospects in the 8th and 17th picks (they turned the no.4 pick into those picks) – Jaxson Hayes and Nickeil Alexander-Walker.

In my opinion, both teams got what they were looking for and time will tell who got the best bargains in this trade.