FREE MELO! Every basketball fan who is not a hardcore Knicks fan has been screaming this for at least the last three years. The New York Knicks ownership and front office have finally listened. The Knicks are reportedly trading Carmelo Anthony to OKC, in return the Knicks will receive Enes Katner, Doug Mcdermott, and a draft pick. This deal actually works out pretty well for both teams as the Knicks have been grooming “The Young Unicorn” Kristaps Porzingis to be the superstar there. With Melo out of the way, Porzingis will have total control to do what he wants, when he wants to do it. Carmelo Anthony being shipped off will definitely give the budding superstar, Porzingis, the room and confidence that he needs to grow. Meanwhile, Carmelo Anthony heads down to Oklahoma City to join Russel Westbrook and Paul George, who along with Carmelo Anthony will be a free agent next season. That pretty much says that the Thunder are putting all of their chips on the table for this season. It will be pretty expensive to resign two players of Melo’s and PG’s calibur with Russel Westbrook’s huge contract eating up most of the teams payroll. If nothing else, the Western Conference will definitely be interesting and fun to watch this upcoming season. The question I have, is does this move make the Thunder a legitimate contender in the West?
Once again the president of the United States took to Twitter to express his feelings about the really important issues this Country is faced with. The topic of this morning’s Tweet storm. Steph Curry.
As far as I know, the Warriors whole team were already considering declining the invitation to the White House to meet the president. But in true man-child fashion, Trump took to Twitter to feed his ego & claim to rescind an invitation that Curry and the Warriors were already going to decline. Good to see we have a president who is concerned with the big issues facing our Country and the world. Two recent hurricanes that United States citizens are still trying to recover from. Two major earthquakes in Mexico. Kim Jung Un threatening more bombs. Oh yeah, & there’s still that little matter of the Mueller investigation hanging over the president’s head. Yup, it’s good to know we have a president who is focused on what’s important.
On the same day that it was revealed that Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of CTE at the time he committed suicide in his prison cell, Hernandez’s fiance’ Shayanna Jenkins announced that she was hitting the NFL and the New England Patriots with a $20 million lawsuit. The suit claims that the NFL and the Patriots both knew of Hernandez’s condition prior to him committing the crime he was eventually convicted of and sentence to life in prison for, and covering up Hernandez’s condition. The lawsuit alleges that the NFL and Patriots both knowingly “concealed and misrepresented the risks of repeated traumatic head impacts to NFL players.” And also “needlessly delayed adoption of rules and league policies related to player health and safety with regard to concussions and subconcussive head trauma.” Jenkins’ attorney, and former Hernandez criminal trial attorney Jose Baez, said that Boston University’s CTE Center revealed that Hernandez suffered from “the most severe case of CTE they had ever seen for someone Aaron’s age(27)” Shayanna Jenkins is going to win this case.(In my opinion) I doubt if the NFL even allows this lawsuit to make it into a courtroom. They will gladly settle out of court before they will allow more spotlight to be placed on them about current NFL players and former NFL players suffering from CTE. That is only one of the problem the billion dollar a year machine named the NFL is having at the moment. $20 million is just a drop in the bucket to the NFL. Shayanna should’ve sued for more.
That’s exactly what the new delivery service that Walmart is working on wants to do. Trying to keep up and compete with Amazon is enough to drive anybody to the edge of insanity. That’s what it looks like is happening here. Walmart has teamed up with smart home accessory company, August to give the service a test run. Here’s how the service will work:
- The delivery man, using a one time code provided by August, will enter the customers home (provided they possess the necessary home upgrades provided by August of course)
- The delivery man will then place all perishables into the fridge for you. The remaining items will be left in a box next to your front door.
- Customers will get a notification of the delivery, at which time they can watch the whole process via remote camera with the August home app.
The test is being run in Silicon Valley and only customers of August home accessories can use the service as of now. Will you be using this service when it becomes available in your area?