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  • Carmelo Anthony becomes a Venture-Capitalist

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    Everyone is doing it why not a native of the home Wall street. Syracuse standout and New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony is jumping into the venture-capital bandwagon with some help from former NBC executive Stuart Goldfarb. Together they combined to form Voltron… I mean M7 Tech Partners. The New York-based investment firm was creatively (sarcasm) named that way because its a combination of Anthony’s nickname (Melo) and jersey number (7).

    The company will focus on getting in on the early-stage funding of digital media, consumer Internet, and tech startups. Basically get into those hot tech startups before they go viral.  The New York-based children’s media company Hullabalu will be the firms first investment. Hullabalu might be safe place to start out. Alexis Ohanian, Reddit’s co-founder has also invested in the company. Other NBA players who have gone into venture capital and investing are Jamal Mashburn, Steve Nash and San Antonio Spurs star David Robinson. It’s smart that these players start building for life after basketball.

  • Ousseyni Issa Gobitaca vs speeding Lamborghini

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    You might see this guy jumps over speeding Lamborghini video all over the place. This guy, Ousseyni Issa Gobitaca has been doing it for some time. His first video hit YouTube 3 years ago. His new video is prepped to go viral on the internet. Lets compare his jump to Blake Griffin’s jump over a hood of a car in the Slam Dunk contest. What am I saying, it’s not even a  comparison. Ousseyni Issa Gobitaca jumps over a speeding car. Blake jumped over a parked Kia’s hood. However, you can watch both and make up your own mind.

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  • Friday Funday Topic: Who needs 4 wheels?

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    It’s Friday, so we thought you we would have some fun like this guy. After a week of traffic imagine how good it would feel to zoom down the street tat breakneck speeds. You don’t even need four wheels to do it. Óscar Barroso and David Míguez show it is possible to take curves at an amazing angle with only two wheels.

    These extreme driving videos show their handy work. Don’t try this at home kids.  Óscar Barroso and David Míguez are professional Rally drivers. This footage was captured at the 47th edition of the Rallye de Ourense. They took the curve in San Pedro de Rocas. Seems like a good reason to visit Galicia, Spain.

    Rallying, also known as rally racing, is a form of auto racing that takes place on public or private roads with modified production or specially built road-legal cars. This motorsport is distinguished by running not on a circuit, but instead in a point-to-point format in which participants and their co-drivers drive between set control points (special stages), leaving at regular intervals from one or more start points. Rallies may be won by pure speed within the stages or alternatively by driving to a predetermined ideal journey time within the stages

  • New Beats by Dr. Dre FIFA World Cup Commercial is simply Epic

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    Beats by Dr. Dre has been getting a lot of press of late thanks to Apple. Before the Apple buzz Beats was known for its headphones and its uncanny talent to be in the hands of high profile celebrities. Apple has picked up a brand that knows as well as anyone how to be effective in terms of marketing.

    The Beats by Dr. Dre new World Cup commercial titled The Game before the Game is nothing short of phenomenal. At over 5 minutes this commercial is more like a short film than anything else. The song “Jungle” by X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons used is however not as epic as The Man by Aloe Blacc in previous commercial.

    Before the goals, before the glory, there is an unseen game played in the locker room. Watch how the best prepare for greatness with Beats SOLO2 and Studio. This is how the game is won.

    Some of the athletes you can expect to see are Neymar Jr., Bacary Sagna, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Blaise Matuidi, Cesc Fàbregas, Daniel Sturridge, Chicharito, Jozy Altidore, Luis Suárez, Mario Götze, and Robin van Persie.

    As far as celebrities you have the whose who of stars. Neymar da Silva Sr., LeBron James, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rafaella Beckran, Rio Ferdinand, Serena Williams, Sydney Leroux, Stuart Scott, and Thierry Henry.

     

     

    UPDATED Jay-Z remix below:

    Beats by Dre has released a new ad featuring a World Cup-themed verse from Jay Z on this already epic ad. This “Jungle” remix debuted during Sunday’s NBA Finals game where Miami Heat got destroyed by the Spurs. The full song is available on Beats Music.

  • President Obama calls Clippers owner’s comments incredibly racist

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    President Barack Obama in an uncharacteristic move answered a racially charged question without tiptoeing the issue of race. During a news conference in Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak, President Obama was asked for his thoughts on the comments made by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. President Barack Obama did not skirt the question to give a politically correct answer. He point blank called the comments racist. This is a welcome departure from the presidents usual Kum by Yah stance on race in America. The President could have used more tact to describe the comments reportedly made by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The fact that he did not is a sign that he is getting more in touch with the real pulse of America. For the first time since his first term election run, the president seemed to have spoken for his self and not the political machine.

    incredibly offensive racist statements ~United States President Barack Obama said of the comments made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling

    Donald Sterling the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers was reported to say to his girlfriend who is of  black and Mexican descent to not bring black people to games. Donald Sterling specifically mentions Magic Johnson on the recording. The recordings of Donald Sterling were posted on TMZ.

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    Don’t bring him (Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson) to my games, OK? ~Donald Sterling owner of the Los Angeles Clippers

    Sterling’s comments come at a bad time for the NBA. This is playoff time. There are very games on. The focus of the sports world is right on the NBA.  New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has his work cut out for him. Like it or not the NBA is as much part of African American culture as hip hop. Both are embraced by all cultures but African Americans are clearly the face of them. It is because of this that this issue needs to be handled quickly, publicly and without a good old boy mentality. Obama is sure that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will handle the problem. Adam Silver for his part said the NBA needs to confirm authenticity of the tape. We are sure that there will be many interviews of both Donald Sterling and the woman in the recording. Adam Silver called the tape “disturbing and offensive” and promised to investigate quickly. Sterling was supposed to receive a lifetime achievement award in the coming week from the NAACP. However, that award will no longer be going to him.

    The United States continues to wrestle with the legacy of race and slavery and segregation, that’s still there, the vestiges of discrimination. We’ve made enormous strides, but you’re going to continue to see this percolate up every so often. And I think that we just have to be clear and steady in denouncing it, teaching our children differently, but also remaining hopeful that part of why statements like this stand out some much is because there has been this shift in how we view ourselves. We constantly have to be on guard on racial attitudes that divide us rather than embracing our diversity as a strength. An awful lot of African American players, it’s steeped in African American culture. And I suspect that the NBA is going to be deeply concerned in resolving this. ~United States President Barack Obama said of the comments made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling

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