Ronnie Fieg collabs w/ Asic again to bring another fresh & classic version of the Gel Lyte III to the knowing public. The very few & fresh know about RF and his historic Gel’s and these 2 releases are sure to re-sucure his place in designer x sneaker collab history. They drop in Miami next week but hit Ronnie Fieg’s website at 11am on May 10th. Good luck getting your hands on these!
Trina’s 19-year-old brother, Wilbrent “Goonkie” Bain Jr. was tragically shot and killed this morning in Miami. Word is he was friends with the man that killed him, though no other details are available. Goonkie had been taken to the hospital following the incident, where he remained in critical condition, but he has since passed. Our prayers are with Trina and her family in this difficult time!
The lingering questions about the Heat’s future have been focused far beyond this season. In particular, whether Riley can keep this team together when the luxury tax penalties become much stiffer starting in 2013-14.
“It’s doable in this tax economy, but I’ll leave that up to [Heat owner] Micky [Arison],” Riley said with a laugh. “That will all be tackled after the season, but it is doable.”
In other words, the ball is in Arison’s hands. Just like the Heat president planned ahead years in advance of the summer of 2010, Riley said he has already had internal conversations with Heat brass about how to financially keep the star-studded core intact when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh can all opt out of their contracts after the 2013-14 season.
“I don’t believe that we have to sell anybody on us anymore in 2014,” Riley said. “It’s all about winning now and when that time comes, we’ll deal with it.”
But the financial burden will begin starting in 2013-14 when taxpaying teams will have to pay $1.50 for every dollar they’re over the luxury tax line. And it gets considerably more punitive in 2014-15 when the repeater penalties hit and the tax rate increases the deeper a team is into the tax. Additionally, taxpaying teams will have more stringent roster management restrictions, including the inability to acquire players via sign-and-trades.
“It’s going to take that kind of revenue and those kinds of opportunities to be able to [keep the core together],” Riley said. “It is doable, but it’s a question of the economics of the game. There’s going to have to be some strategic planning not only from [the business] standpoint, but also personnel-wise over the next couple of years to deal with [the potential tax penalties].”
Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected after using his chest to bump Ray Allen during a 97-81 loss to the Heat on Monday night.
With a little more than eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, and the Heat leading 76-70, Barea defended Allen on the ball just outside the three-point line. After flopping back when Allen used his left arm to clear him off of the ball, Barea recovered to meet Allen on a drive, bumping Allen directly with his chest as he attacked the basket, knocking the Heat guard to the floor. The foul sparked a brief exchange of words between members of the two teams, as Allen’s Heat teammates came to his defense. Check the video below
As we previously reported, the Miami rapper was targeted by an unknown gunman or gunmen as he was driving Monday morning with his girlfriend. Dozens of shots were reportedly fired at Ross’ Rolls Royce as it was traveling eastbound on Las Olas.
Ross crashed the Rolls into a building trying to escape the gunfire.
TMZ is reporting that the MMG boss has now hired a team of armed security to watch his back 24 hours a day. The rapper has used a security detail in the past at various public functions, but now he’s taken steps to make sure an incident like the one on Monday doesn’t happen again by having bodyguards by his side at all times.
The “boss” Rick Ross celebrated his 37th birthday very major in Atl and MIA before gettin’ his whip filled w/ lead Monday morning, causing him to crash into a building. Check the footage of the festivities below!
Somebody tell Bosh to keep the Grey Goose to a minimum before the game.
A sharpshooting New York Knicks team connected on 18 3-pointers to dominate the suddenly struggling Miami Heat for the second time this season, winning 112-92 on Thursday.
Raymond Felton scored a season-high 27 points as the Knicks easily beat the reigning NBA champions despite the absence of the injured Carmelo Anthony.
In Thursday’s other game the Dallas Mavericks hung on to edge the Phoenix Suns 97-94.
New York’s Steve Novak scored 18 points as the Knicks won their fifth straight and moved 1½ games clear of Miami for the best record in the Eastern Conference. The Knicks made eight 3-pointers in the third quarter alone, the most by any NBA team Continue reading