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Thu
21
Sep
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Kevin Durant speaks and admits vulerabilities

Kevin Durant

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

NBA Finals MVP, Kevin Durant has been under the media microscope since he sent out a series of tweets in which he is speaking about his old team the Oklahoma City Thunder and why he left.  Interestingly, in the tweets he used third person voice. 

When asked if he got accounts mixed up or simply forgot to log off his verified account he said no, it’s just the way he said it.  No trickery involved. 

He talked about his former coach Billy Donovan saying, "didn't like the organization or playing for Billy Donovan," which has caused him to not eat or sleep since the incident according to recent reports.  The storm launched when an anonymous complainer said, "give me one legitimate reason for leaving okc other than getting a championship.”  He immediately deleted the responses. 

Wed
20
Sep
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Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta Dead at 95

Jake La Motta

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A legend has passed.  Jake LaMotta the one time boxing champion has died at the age of 95.  The tough pugilist life was repeated with the actor legend Robert De Niro in the film “Raging Bull.” 

He died in Miami on Tuesday in Miami according to his family.   

The brawler was a product of New York City and first learned he had something special on the mean streets of New York and in reform school as a youth.  The 5’8” fighter went home with a middleweight championship belt in 1949, and was at the top of the list of some of the most successful attempts at the great white hope.

As an American elder he once told the Chicago Sun-Times, “The punches never hurt me. My nose was broken six times, my hands six times, a few fractured ribs. Fifty stitches over my eyes. But the only place I got hurt was out of the ring.”

Tue
19
Sep
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And He Scores! - Stephan Curry knocks on down in the UK

Stephan Curry

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Stephan Curry is a man of the world as he recently visited his friends in the UK.  In London on Sunday Curry watched Chelsea’s game against rival Arsenal the b-ball star was asked to join the team on the field to shoot a penalty shot. 

The Golden State Warriors Guard was a guest of honor at Paris Saint-Germain last month and was asked to participate in a ceremonial kickoff.  Curry was later invited to take a penalty kick and scored after pinging off the crossbar.  In the meantime, his teammate and former Olympian Kevin Durant is taking a media beating as he is being accused of creating a fake social media account to deal with online trolls who exhibits ire for his departure from Oklahoma City.  

Mon
18
Sep
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Caleno Alverez vs. GGG, The fight a follow up to the Scoring

GGG

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Canelo Alverez vs. Gennady Golovkin, was one for the ages.  For some real diehard boxing enthusiasts this is the boxing match of the year.

Heavy handed Golovkin retained his middleweight titles on Saturday night, in a draw the drew ire and complaints when the scoring became known.   True boxing fans enjoyed the fight saying that it is one of the better fights of the year. GGG is naturally the larger man and the two boxers stayed squarely in their own fight plans.  Despite Mike Tysons quote, "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth."

Golovkin seemed to get winded at times as the 35-year-old battled against one of the top boxers in the world.  Golovkin maintained his belts scoring 115-114, Golovkin, 114-114 and 118-110.  The final score came from Adalaide Byrd, and she has taken verbal beatings from boxing folk around the world. 

Thu
14
Sep
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Beckham Jr. in Thursdays practice Unsure about Monday vs. Lions

Odell Beckham Jr.

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Odell Beckham Jr, showed up in blue on Thursday and participated in practice for the first time since a high ankle injury one month ago.  It was noted in last Sunday game that during pregame warmups after a few routes he came up limp. 

The 24-year-old Beckham skipped week 1 versus the Dallas Cowboys whose offense was on display.  While Beckham Jr. was participating in individual drills insiders say he will be on the injured list ahead of Monday night’s game against the Detroit Lions. 

Wed
13
Sep
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Serena Williams and Reddit founder welcome Baby Girl

Serena Williams and New Baby

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Tennis superstar and Reddit founder, announce the birth of their baby girl on Wednesday. 

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian welcomed on 1 September a baby girl and his namesake and jokingly announce the child already her first grand slam victory, due to Williams being pregnant earlier this year when she won the Australian Open. 

Williams spoke of complications, but after all held up a 6lb 14oz daughter.  The parents are said to have been engaged in December of last year. 

The newborns name is Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. --Welcome.

Mon
11
Sep
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Giant's John Mara not seeing Clearly

John Mara

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

The New York Giants and their huge fan base took a loss on Week 1 versus America’s team the Dallas Cowboys with a hobbling Odell Beckham Jr. who didn’t dress out, but ran a few routes during warm up and solidified to the world that he has a serious issue that has not yet healed.   However, second year man Sterling Shepard showed up and took the pressure for the ailing receiver.  

The investment the Giants organization made on the defensive side of the ball has clearly paid off as evidenced against the high octane Dak Prescott Cowboys offense. 

Fri
08
Sep
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NFL asked to investigate Bennett by Police Union

Bennett vs Las Vegas

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

The NF L's Commissioner has been asked to investigate Seahawks Defensive End Michael Bennett by the police union. The NFL has refused. Bennett has not yet filed a complaint with the Las Vegas Police Department, but has named an attorney.

Bennett has retained civil rights attorney John Burris to represent him is this matter. Known as a sober minded individual the de made a political statement supporting the protection of unarmed African Americans in cases of police shooting them down with no redress in most cases.Two weeks after the incident, Bennett, detailed his account of what happened on that night via social media. A night he expected to have some healthy downtime and enjoy a pugilist battle between legend Floyd Mayweather vs Connor McGregor.

Thu
07
Sep
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Bennett seeks Legal Remedy for Police Abuse

Michael Bennett

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett told a story of an oppressive police system that he became a part of in Las Vegas recently, that ended with him lying prostrate on the ground underfoot of an officer.  Bennett tells of having a gun pointed to the back of his head after being singled out by the officers.

He was in Vegas to witness “The Money Fight.” 

Police are disputing his claims of racial profiling, he held a presser to inform the media and public of his ordeal.  According to reports his brother was broken when he saw the video of his brother.   

Wed
06
Sep
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Ravens Upset at Social Media Message -- Similar Images?

Lewis Django Comparison

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The Baltimore Ravens showed real interested in embattled Colin Kaepernick in the early days of the off season.  And in a recent and controversial conversation with Ravens stalwart Ray Lewis, Showtime’s Inside the NFL featured a Lewis clearing the air about Colin Kaepernick. 

The former All-NFL quarterback has been lambasted by Shaquille O’Neal on Fox News, and others, who have attempted to suggest a better way to get his point across.  Steph Curry on CNMBC, said that he loves that he can stand for what he believes in and applauds the former qb for his efforts to make change. 

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