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NBA Star Kyrie Irving Steps out of Shadow as Sports Giant Nike Follows Suit

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With identical ends in sharp contrast to each other’s preceding means, Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving and multinational corporation Nike both stand today unapologetic of their present landing points. While Nike serves as the common denominator backing some of the sporting world’s biggest names, Irving’s success has been constantly bootstrapped to Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James. Choosing to establish himself as the singular solution on the proving grounds of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Nike, in a seemingly obligatory move has issued a subtle reminder that it still sits atop the sporting world.

The goal of every athlete should be to win, win, win and win some more, so Kyrie Irving’s decision to move on from a team that has appeared in the past three NBA finals, coming out on top in 2016, was as perplexing of a decision as any. Perplexing however to pretty much every onlooker other than basketball players in their prime. Lauded for his competitive mindset by his peers outside of Ohio, Irving was accused of chasing vanity by all others.

Claiming to be impressed by the Celtics’ presentation of long and short term goals, whether he’ll admit to it or not, Irving covertly in the same breath was delirious of the Cavaliers long and short term plans of “Lebron”.  While the Cavaliers will eventually have to move on from James, Irving wanted no part of the potential patch work strategy suggested to be awaiting him in a few short years.  Ultimately his decision to leave will be judged at his career’s end rather than the ambiguous definitions of what a competitor truly is.

With the ESPN basketball power index and many other outlet placing this year’s Celtics as the favorites to reach the NBA final’s, the expectations aren’t  as far fetched as the more casual basketball fans would think. Wanting to embrace the full aspects of the point guard position, Irving will likely average similar statistics to his time in Cleveland, but more so in a conventional rather than improvised fashion. Adding all-star forward Gordon Hayward along with a few other pieces to compliment the remaining players, this team will be one of the more versatile teams in the league.

Ironically as Irving plays to issue a notice to his doubters this season, the swoosh symbol sitting atop the upper right of his jersey will be serving a calm reminder of the most valued sports brand who is moving it’s influence onto the NBA’s uniform’s this season.  Aligned with the NBA since 1992, with the ever popular Air Jordan brand as it’s subsidiary and with names like Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Derek Jeter, and Kobe Bryant, the brand has been on the tongues of athletes worldwide for quite some time, and only seemed like a natural choice of the NBA’s next uniform sponsor. Unlike sponsors in the past, this year’s uniform will display it’s sponsor’s logo, which in most cases has been steadily seen all throughout basketball crowds, but now will be visible on the court as well.

 

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NBA Nike Statement Jersey Showcase

“It makes sense for Nike to be taking over the uniforms and our apparel in the league,” Irving told guests at a recent Nike showcase. “Nike, I’ve been with them for the last eight years – since I was in high school – and to understand the performance base of what the uniforms entail, to see how it’s revolutionized apparel, and the sneakers, and everything that’s going on, there’s not a better brand out there that should have the NBA right now in their hands.”

Thankfully moving on from the tee shirt uniform concept adopted in the past two seasons, Nike believes to have revolutionized the new uniforms. Altering the waist line by 30 percent to reduce the weight of the shorts, while rolling back the seaming along the back of the jersey to allow a fuller range of motion, the players will still have to play the game, but hopefully without the urge to make or complain about alterations. Regardless the Boston Celtics along with the other 29 teams should make this as compelling of a season as ever.

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Former Heavyweight Champion: Mike Tyson’s 40-arce Marijuana Ranch

Former Heavyweight Champion: Mike Tyson’s 40-arce Marijuana Ranch

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Former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson, and his two business partners plan to open a 40-acre marijuana ranch 60 miles southwest of Death Valley National Park. According to mirror.com Tyson Ranch will allow growers to cultivate their crop and there will also be a cultivation school to help growers get the most out of their strains.

The operating company, Tyson Holistic, will employ mainly veterans and bring much needed jobs to the city it’s in.

 

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Tyson is a long time believer in the medicinal benefits of marijuana use and with California legalizing recreational use of the plant, his plans to open the ranch are free to move full steam ahead.v

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Leading The Charge Exposure Magazine Co-CEO Gordon Woodberry on The E. Jones Show

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Exposure Magazine is on the move Co-CEO Gordon Woodberry is heading the movement. Manager of the legendary hip hop group EPMD weighs in on his role as Co-CEO and also the future for the publication.

Founded by Celebrity Publicist/ Producer CEO Tamara Lawrence

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The Heart of the Matter – Support The Club at Collington Square!

The Heart of the Matter – Support The Club at Collington Square!

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The November 26th Baltimore Sun story about East Baltimore neighborhoods was discouraging: “Poverty Makes a Powerful Statement”. The poorest area of East Baltimore, north of Hopkins Hospital, struggles with a grim list of challenges: poverty, violence, vacant properties, liquor stores and the lowest life expectancy in the city.

But in four renovated and connected rowhomes on Mura Street, behind four colorful doors, daily miracles are happening. The Club at Collington Square is an afterschool and summer program, a consistent, loving, educational haven for 92 children in a very tough neighborhood.

Here, Club staff are teaching and building the leaders this neighborhood and this city need. The staff know that changing young lives changes everyone’s future.

Program Director Vanessa Williams has intentionally recruited and developed a staff of young leaders as teachers and assistants — almost 100 percent of whom live in the neighborhood The Club serves. These dedicated staff provide a highly structured program between the hours of 3:15 and 6:30 chock full of academics, enrichment, play and homework help, and provide a snack and hot dinner cooked by The Club Chef in the on-site Community Kitchen. The program emphasizes student voice and leadership with roles for older scholars to mentor and serve younger scholars, and an elected student council.

Strong City Baltimore assumed operations of The Club at Collington Square when Episcopal Community Services of Maryland sought a more sustainable future. Strong City believes deeply in The Club and in its incredible staff, who do heroic work every day with some of Baltimore’s most vulnerable children.

Strong City assumed operations of The Club in October with a $130,000 deficit, which we have already reduced to $65,000. Your gift today will help us keep the doors open and enable the staff to be there every day with what our scholars need most: love, nourishment, academics and enrichment. It’s easy to despair when the headlines are so discouraging.

But we know that loving and investing in Baltimore’s children is the answer. Your gift will help the Club continue to build young leaders that will change Baltimore’s future.

Click here to give! Be sure to designate your gift to “The Club at Collington Square” and consider joining The Friends of The Club with a monthly gift of $100.

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