Tag: KEVIN DURANT

J. Cole Opens Up About His Relationships With Drake, Kendrick Lamar: ‘The Competition Part I’ve Stripped Away’

Photo: Tabatha Fireman (Getty Images) Jermaine Lamarr Cole is having one hell of a week. Not only is his latest album, The Off-Season, making the Billboard charts its bitch—it’s projected to sell over 300k in its first week—but the Roc Nation rapper also made his pro hoops debut on Sunday as a member of the […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Out-Dueled Kevin Durant In A Bucks-Nets Instant Classic

The Bucks and Nets met on Sunday in the first of two consecutive games between the East titans this week in Milwaukee, and with the billing of a potential conference finals or semifinals preview, the two teams put on a show worthy of the hype. While James Harden remains out with a hamstring injury, which […]

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No, Kevin Durant Didn’t Purposefully Leave Russell Westbrook Off His Top 5 Teammates List

Kevin Durant is no stranger to sparking controversy online, sometimes for good and sometimes for worse, but the latest KD commentary to send Twitter into a tizzy was a seemingly honest moment of forgetfulness that he quickly remedied. On a recent podcast appearance on Million Dollars Worth Of Game, he was asked for his top […]

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Kevin Durant Returns From 23-Game Absence Just to Remind Everyone the NBA Finals Are Over Before They Even Begin

Photo: Sarah Stier (Getty Images) Kevin Durant, who was last seen getting fined $50,000 for calling some attention-starved white boy a “pale pasty cum guzzling bitch,” made his triumphant return to the court last night. Did you hear? Advertisement After missing the last 23 games with the left hamstring strain from hell, KD came off […]

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Kevin Durant Fined $50k for ‘Offensive and Derogatory’ Language…But Also Because Michael Rapaport is Out Here Twitter Snitchin’

Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates his three point shot in the second quarter against the Toronto Raptors at Barclays Center on February 05, 2021 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions […]

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The NBA Will Fine Kevin Durant $50,000 For His ‘Offensive And Derogatory’ DMs To Michael Rapaport

Kevin Durant has been at the center of some controversy in recent days. In a series of Instagram direct messages to Michael Rapaport from December that Rapaport posted to Twitter on Tuesday, Durant used a number of misogynistic and anti-gay slurs that were directed toward Rapaport in response to a tweet about a postgame interview […]

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Kevin Durant On His Spat With Michael Rapaport: ‘That’s Not Really What I Want People To See Or Hear From Me’

Kevin Durant is reportedly nearing a return to on-court action after missing almost two months with a hamstring injury. As such, the Brooklyn Nets star addressed the media on Thursday but, in addition to discussion about his health and pending return, Durant was also ask about recent language used on social media. Though his vulgar […]

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Kevin Durant Wants to Whoop Michael Rapaport’s Ass and I’m Not Quite Sure How to Feel About It

Photo: Mike Lawrie (Getty Images) While Everybody Loves Raymond, actor Michael Rapaport continues to elude a similar fate. Advertisement Maybe it’s because he habitually involves himself in Black people problems that have jack shit to do with him; maybe it’s because he came for Janet Jackson; maybe it’s because he got dragged by Meek Mill; […]

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Fear of God Founder Jerry Lorenzo Talks Nipsey Hussle, Using Fashion to Dismantle Stereotypes on The ETCs With Kevin Durant

Jerry Lorenzo attends New Era Cap 2017 Complex Con Ambassador Collab lounge with A$AP Ferg, Mike Will Made-IT, Jerry Lorenzo, Takashi Murakami, and Ghostface Killah at Long Beach Convention Center on November 4, 2017 in Long Beach, California. Photo: Jerritt Clark (Getty Images) If there’s one thing NBA superstar Kevin Durant is good for—besides knocking […]

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Brooklyn Nets Prepare for Inevitable Battle With Los Angeles Lakers by Acquiring Final Infinity Stone, LaMarcus Aldridge

Photo: Ronald Martinez (Getty Images) As hoop heads wait for the inevitable championship showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets, the Nets made a power move over the weekend with the acquisition of seven-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge. Advertisement Aldridge, who agreed to a buyout with his previous employer, the San Antonio Spurs, joins […]

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Steve Kerr Is ‘Angry’ His Comments About Kevin Durant’s Last Season Were Taken Out Of Context

Super teams in the modern era were never meant to last. The NBA landscape can shift dramatically over the course of a single season, and players, coaches, and front offices have to be agile and willing to make bold moves as they juggle the dual and sometimes conflicting goals of trying to win now and […]

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Hugging Face triples investment in open source machine learning models

Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. Hugging Face launched in 2016 with a chatbot app designed to be your “AI friend.” Now the NLP company has more than 100,000 community members and is planning to triple its efforts and expand beyond language models into fields like […]

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Nike Celebrates Black Women With Social Media Campaign, Pitch Competition and New Film ‘We Play Real’

Image: Nike “Black women are rarely recognized for the hard work they put in. It’s not just magic, they are the real thing.” I don’t think Nike could’ve put it any better. We all know sports help to bring us together. They also provide a platform to amplify important causes and draw attention to concerns […]

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The Essential Sneakerhead Starter Pack, According to Jacques Slade

If you’re even casually into sneakers, there’s a good chance you’ve seen one of Jacques Slade’s videos in your YouTube recommendations. Maybe you’re even a fan of his already—after all, Slade is one of the most popular personalities in sneaker YouTube or even sneaker media at large. Is it because of how long he’s been […]

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Charles Barkley Called LeBron And KD Out For ‘Jazz Slander’ When Gobert And Mitchell Were The Last All-Star Picks

The 2021 NBA All-Star Draft featured LeBron James and Kevin Durant picking their squads and at the end of the process, there were two names left standing: Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell. That the two All-Stars from the team with the NBA’s best record were the last selected was not going […]

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HBCUs, Communities of Color Impacted by COVID-19 Will Be the Real Winners During NBA All-Star Weekend

Lance Thomas of the Brooklyn Nets gestures as he and teammates kneel in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement prior to an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 13, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo: Ashley Landis-Pool (Getty Images) […]

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This Woman’s Work: Candace Parker Schools Shaq on Modern Basketball Since He Apparently Missed the Memo

Screenshot: NBA on TNT Shaq has a lot on his plate. He’s a serial pitchman for damn near every product or service on planet Earth, a devoted father of six, an honorary U.S. Deputy Marshal, a rapper and part-time DJ, and whatever the hell else he’s done to amass a reported $400 million net worth. […]

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LeBron James And Kevin Durant Will Be Captains As The NBA Announced All-Star Starters

The 2021 NBA All-Star Game is happening, albeit in a format that players aren’t exactly excited about that will condense two days worth of events into one on March 7 in Atlanta. Fan, media, and player voting for All-Star starters completed this week and the starting fives from both conferences were announced on Thursday night, […]

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