On behalf of the Kobe Bryant estate, the player’s widow, Vanessa, has decided not to renew the endorsement deal with sportswear giant Nike. With Kobe Bryant’s recent contract expiring this month, Vanessa Bryant reportedly told ESPN that she had grown frustrated with Nike. ESPN reported that Vanessa Bryant felt that Nike’s deal was not comparable to those “lifetime” contracts offered to athletes such as Michael Jordan and LeBron James. “My hope will always be to allow Kobe’s fans to get and wear his products,” Vanessa told ESPN. “I will continue to fight for that. Kobe’s products sell out in seconds. That says everything. “I was hoping to forge a lifelong partnership with Nike that reflects my husband’s legacy. We will always do everything we can to honor Kobe and Gigi’s legacies. That will never change,” she added. Without a contract, Nike will cease manufacturing its Kobe Bryant branded products. However, the Bryant estate could conceivably strike a deal for some other … [Read more...] about Vanessa Bryant Dumps Partnership with Nike on Behalf of Kobe Bryant Estate
Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic drained a one-handed three-pointer Wednesday night to lock down another win for the Texas team. This might be one of the coolest game-winning shots ever. That might be an exaggeration, but see for yourself: WATCH: LUKA!!! MAGIC!! GAME OVER!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/l8jSn6TVPP — Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) April 15, 2021 “I was really surprised when it went in,” Doncic said, ESPN reported . “Those are the best feelings ever.” (RELATED: REPORT: Luka Doncic Card Sells For $4.6 Million) Doncic acknowledged that sometimes he’ll miss those last minute attempts to win a game. “Sometimes you’re going to make it, but sometimes you’re going to miss it, too,” Doncic said. “You’ve got to take that, too,” he added. “I think that’s the most important part. If my team trusts me in that moment, I’ll keep working on it.” I’m pretty sure Doncic will end up making more of those wild shots then he’ll miss by the end … [Read more...] about Watch Luka Doncic Drain A One-Handed 3-Pointer For A Dallas Mavericks Win
On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Evening Edit,” Detroit Police Chief James Craig said that the “reckless and disgusting” comments by Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Maxine Waters (D-CA) are “shameful” for “communities of color and other places who rely on us to do an effective job.” Craig said, “What I say is, in our majority African American community here in Detroit, the majority support the men and women who serve every single day, they support us. And I think I can honestly say that for a lot of the communities of color and other places who rely on us to do an effective job. Now, I’m not supporting bad policing, not at all. We should hold bad police officers accountable. But when you have people in seats of influencing, you notice, Liz, I didn’t say seats of leadership. Because I cannot attach leadership to individuals like Waters or Tlaib, that’s not leadership. Leadership is coming up with reasonable solutions, not knee-jerk reactions. And let’s face it, … [Read more...] about Detroit Police Chief: Tlaib’s, Waters’ Remarks ‘Shameful’ for Non-White Communities that ‘Rely on’ Police
New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) has been authorized to investigate whether New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) misused state resources in the writing of his book about his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The New York Times reports: The potential investigation follows a March 31 report in The New York Times and subsequent reporting in other publications that detailed how junior staff members and senior aides worked on “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic,” the governor’s dramatic retelling of the battle against the virus. […] The potential inquiry would center on “any indictable offense or offenses” involving, but not limited to, “the drafting, editing, sale and promotion of the governor’s book and any related financial or business transactions,” according to an April 13 letter that Mr. DiNapoli sent to Ms. James. […] Mr. Cuomo on Monday reiterated that some members of his staff had volunteered to work on the book, and that some were … [Read more...] about New York AG Could Investigate Gov. Andrew Cuomo over Coronavirus Book
School children wearing facemasks walk outside Condit Elementary School in outside Houston, Texas. Photo: François Picard/AFP via Getty Images On Monday, every adult became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. So when will children be able to get their shots? While children under 16 have not been approved to receive any of the currently available shots, clinical trials to get shots in little arms are underway. Delivering the vaccine to children will be necessary to tame the virus, experts say, and could remove uncertainty around when students will fully return to in-person learning as they already prepare for the upcoming fall 2021 school year. Here’s what we know so far about the vaccine and children. Drug companies have launched critical trials for younger children and their results are expected to be released to the public by the summer . Both Pfizer and Moderna are testing their two-dose vaccines in children as young as 6 months old. (Clinical trials in children require … [Read more...] about Shots in Little Arms: When Can Kids Get the Vaccine?