Steph Curry Hopes Visit To Hospital Provides ‘Lasting Memory’ For Brody

Steph Curry Hopes Visit To Hospital Provides Lasting Memory For Brody

Steph Curry stared down at the bracelet on his left wrist, turning it over as reporters gathered around him during the Golden State Warriors’ shootaround Monday morning at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

This wasn’t the same yellow bracelet he had worn two nights earlier when he scored 20 points against Milwaukee. He left that bracelet across town with 7-year-old Brody Stephens, a patient at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and a huge Steph Curry fan.

While spending an hour together during the team’s off day Sunday, Curry exchanged bracelets with Stephens. The one dangling around the two-time NBA MVP’s wrist now was half orange, half black with “BrodyStrong” printed on it.

“Oh yeah,” Curry said before Monday night’s game against the Indiana Pacers. “I’ll wear it (tonight).”

Celia Stephens, Brody’s mother, said the story began when WFNI-1070 AM host Dan Dakich started tweeting about her son and helped put him on Curry’s and the Warriors front office’s radar. A video tweeted of Brody dribbling a basketball in the hospital hallways was widely shared over the weekend, garnering national attention.

Through a string of mutual connections — Warriors coach Steve Kerr’s son, Nick, is dating a girl from Indiana and knew someone connected to the hospital — Curry and the team worked out a plan to come surprise Brody in the hospital on an otherwise “boring, regular” day for him, fighting a recurrence of leukemia.

“We started off the morning where he was emotional realizing that his (three) brothers were coming to visit,” Celia said. “And then he knows that his brothers leave and go back home, and he kept saying he wants to go home, too. He had no idea (Curry) was coming.”
According to Kerr, who accompanied Curry on his hospital visit, Brody was speechless for the first minute or two after Curry walked into the room, which was decked out with a Steph Curry pillow, blanket, jerseys and pictures.

Brody’s family and nurses spent the next hour watching as the boy got to know his basketball idol, showing Curry all of his NBA trading cards — and Curry signing every one of his own cards. The two also exchanged signed jerseys — both No. 30, the number Brody chose for his admiration for Curry back when he played travel basketball in kindergarten.

Curry also FaceTimed teammates and his daughter, 4-year-old Riley.

“Brody had gone through hell and back many times already in his life and for that hour and a half, his brothers, his mom, myself and I think even the nurses, we just got to forget about it for a while,” said Jason Stephens, Brody’s father. “Everybody in the room that has known Brody knows that this is his wish.”

While Brody socialized with Curry, his older brothers — Eli, 14; Ian, 12;  and Aidan, 10 — also spent time talking with Kerr and joked with him about making sure “he didn’t yell at the referees” in Monday night’s game.

But most eyes remained on Brody, who both of his parents agreed wore a bigger smile and seemed more encouraged after talking and laughing for an hour with Curry around his hospital bed. Brody, who was first diagnosed with cancer at age 1, received a bone marrow transplant Sept. 2 and has been in the hospital ever since.

“He was just very comfortable around Brody and really generous and willing to take time out of an otherwise busy schedule to come out there and see somebody in not his hometown,” Celia Stephens said. “I’m sure things like this happen in these players’ hometowns, and it was really incredible, really touching.”

The story with Brody and Curry isn’t going to end there, however. The Warriors invited Brody to come out for a Warriors game in Oakland, Calif., once he gets out of the hospital.

“I had the easy part, showing up and getting to know Brody,” Curry said. “And hopefully giving him a lasting memory for a long time. We had a great time.”

Release Date: Highs and Lows x adidas EQT Support 93 Interceptor

Release Date: Highs and Lows x adidas EQT Support 93 Interceptor

The Highs and Lows x adidas EQT Support 93 Interceptor receives its distinctive aesthetic from the the film, Mad Max and his legendary ‘Triple Black’ XB Ford Falcon coupe.

Mimicking the vehicle’s design, the sneaker inherits a stealthy finish with a mixture of neoprene, waxed sailcloth, aged cowhide and nubuck comprising its overall composition. To further coordinate with its respective theme, speckles of grimy desert dirt, gradient ‘zoomiepipe’ stripes and blood-red pops throughout complete the tribute.

You can find this limited edition silhouette exclusively at High and Lows on November 26th first, followed by a limited worldwide release at select adidas consortium stockists on December 10th.

Netflix To Air Three Dave Chappelle Comedy Specials

Netflix To Air Three Dave Chappelle Comedy Specials

After a successful hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, Dave Chappelle is bringing more of his comedy to the masses.

Netflix announced the stand-up legend will have three separate comedy specials on the streaming platform.

Two never-seen Chapelle shows filmed at Austin City Limits and The Hollywood Palladium will air in 2017.

The third special will be an original Netflix event produced by Stan Lathan.

“Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy — searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential,” stated Lisa Nishimura, Netflix’s VP of original documentary and comedy. “Dave’s three new specials promise to be some of the most anticipated events in comedy.

More Details Emerge On Why Kanye West Was Rushed To Hospital

More Details Emerge On Why Kanye West Was Rushed To Hospital

LOS ANGELES, CA – The audio of emergency responders tending to Kanye West has now been released. Dispatchers were heard to be calling the incident a “psychiatric emergency.”

‘Ye was reportedly taken to UCLA Medical Center at around 1:20 p.m. PST yesterday (November 21) after someone at the home of his trainer, Harley Pasternak, called authorities because the rapper was “acting erratically.” West was taken to the hospital while chained to the gurney, standard protocol for such incidences.

The megastar had just canceled the rest of his Saint Pablo Tour stops due to exhaustion. Another report said that while traveling, Yeezy had been hard at work on his fashion endeavors as well as dealing with emotional trauma from Kim Kardashian’s robbery and everything caught up with him. Ticketholders are expected to get full refunds.

More news out of Kanye West’s camp as the superstar was reportedly hospitalized in Los Angeles today (November 21) after canceling the rest of his Saint Pablo Tour due to exhaustion.

According to NBC News, police responded to a call at about 1:20 p.m. PST for ‘Ye’s health and well-being. No criminal activity was suspected.

He had previously cut two shows short, including his sixth performance in Los Angeles because of vocal issues.

It is estimated that West will lose more than $10 million from canceling the rest of the tour, where he made headlines for numerous rants about Donald Trump and Jay Z.

Yeezy’s family was under stress after his wife, Kim Kardashian, was robbed at gunpoint in Paris in early October.

New York Knicks Rumors: Carmelo Anthony Traded To The Cavaliers For 4 Players?

New York Knicks Rumors: Carmelo Anthony Traded To The Cavaliers For 4 Players?

It seems that NBA trade rumors are bugging New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony until now. He’s been a familiar figure for a couple of weeks in rumor mills and seems that he will continue to be the hot topic in the coming days. And heading to the Cleveland Cavalier looks to be a perfect fit for him.

Earlier reports have linked Melo to be traded to the Cavs to join good buddy LeBron James and match the ‘super team’ that the Golden State Warriors build this offseason. It is said that Melo will be moved to the Cavs in exchange for Kevin Love. However, the Cavs seems to be not inclined to trade Love this time as he is beginning to pick up his game and putting up impressive numbers.

And with that in mind, another set of proposed deal is being offered to the Knicks removing Love from the equation. According to NBA Trade Rumors machine, since Love is playing well and clicking with the team so far, four players are said to be lined up to the New York Knicks to lure them to give up Carmelo Anthony.

Trade scenario is saying that a package of Tristan Thompson, Jordan McRae, Kay Felder, Channing Frye or Iman Shumpert plus a 2020 first-round draft pick is being tendered to the Knicks for Melo. And this works under the NBA trade and salary cap policy as per checking to ESPN NBA Trade Machine making it a legal deal.

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The offer seems to be big but what big can it be having Melo on their roster. And with King James seems to have the say whenever the Cavs organization has a decision, he would push to have this deal happen. James has earlier expressed his dream of playing alongside with his good buddies of Anthony, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Paul and he wishes to make it happen before they retire.

In a report by Jobs & Hire, with Anthony struggling to fit in the triangle offense that Knicks president Phil Jackson is imposing this might force to bolt out with the Knicks and join LeBron for a chance to finally win a championship.

It is also said that being in the league for 13 years, Melo hasn’t been in any NBA Finals. Among the top 5 draft pick in 2003, Anthony is the only one who have not yet win a championship unlike James, Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade and even Darko Miličić have already accomplished.

Will the Cleveland Cavaliers pull off this rumored NBA trade deal to the New York Knicks to acquire Carmelo Anthony?

BAPE x adidas NMD

BAPE x adidas NMD

With rumors speculating of a collaboration since June, the Bape x adidas NMD R1 is now a sure thing, as it’s expected to make its official debut on the day after Black Friday.

Offered in two camouflage iterations of BAPE’s signature “1st camo” motif, one pair is treated in a traditional finish and the other in black. Lightweight mesh is utilized for its upper, which bears the defining theme, while the notable Three Stripes along the side panels and boost sole units in white provide a contrasting finish.

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Update: (11/17) adidas unveils official imagery and confirms its release date. Worldwide availability on November 26th and Western Europe on December 22nd.

Release Date: November 26, 2016
Price: $150 (each)

A Tribe Called Quest Sets Record For Longest Gap Between #1 Albums For A Hip Hop Act

A Tribe Called Quest Sets Record For Longest Gap Between #1 Albums For A Hip Hop Act

Don’t call it a comeback, but A Tribe Called Quest has the most popular album in the country for the first time in two decades.

We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service lands at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 135,000 equivalent album units. ATCQ’s first-week totals include 112,000 traditional album sales.

The last time the legendary Hip Hop group topped the album chart was in 1996 when Beats, Rhymes and Life made it into the poll position.

That 20 year and three months interval gives A Tribe Called Quest the record for the longest span between top-selling albums for a Hip Hop act. Young Jeezy just broke the record two weeks ago when Trap Or Die 3 became the Atlanta rapper’s first #1 album since The Recession in 2008 – a gap of eight years and two months.

We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service was the first release from ATCQ since the death of founding member Phife Dawg.

It is expected to be the final LP from the New York-based collective.

Snoop Dogg Is As Confused By Kanye West’s Behavior As Everyone Else (Video Inside)

Snoop Dogg Is As Confused By Kanye West's Behavior As Everyone Else (Video Inside)

One show cut short, one canceled show and one #KanyeIsOverParty later, the dust is beginning to settle around Yeezy’s latest antics.

This time it seems that everybody is on the same page: Kanye West might have finally jumped the shark. Judging by his reaction to Kanye’s latest rant, even Hip Hop legend Snoop Dogg agrees (see video below).

Upon watching the footage of Kanye losing his shit onstage, Snoop descended into a bit of a rant of his own. The only difference is that Snoop’s makes perfect sense.

“This nigga onstage … this nigga crazier than the shit I got on my head. That nigga crazy. I thought he was supposed to be doin’ a show. I can’t believe he still talking. He picked the wrong night to vent like that. Them Sacramento niggas ain’t feeling that shit.”

“He should have had a bunch of weird muthafuckas like you when he was talking that weird-ass shit. That’s just my thought. I smoke weed. Weed don’t make you do that. What the fuck is he on?”

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Full List Of Winners At The 2016 American Music Awards

Full List Of Winners At The 2016 American Music Awards

Drake is up for 13 awards at tonight’s AMAs, the most of any artist. See the full list of winners below.

The 2016 American Music Awards are currently underway, and many are expecting a big night from Drake, who leads all artists with 13 nominations. He has already scored one of the early awards, as VIEWS has been given the award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album. Nothing against VIEWS, but it wasn’t the stiffest of competition for Drake, as he the other two albums in the Rap/Hip-Hop category were Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut and another album that he was involved in, What a Time to Be Alive, a joint release with Future. The award for Collaboration of the Year has been won by Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla $ign for their smash hit, “Work from Home,” which beat out, among others, two collaborations involving Drake, “One Dance” and “Work.” Check out the full list of winners, which will be updated live, below.UPDATE: It turns out that Drake swept the Rap/Hip-Hop categories, winning Favorite Album, Song, and Artist.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Adele
Beyoncé
Justin Bieber
Drake
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande — WINNER
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
Carrie Underwood
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE
Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Shawn Mendes
ZAYN — WINNER

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, “Work From Home” — WINNER
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”

TOUR OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé — WINNER
Madonna
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber “Sorry” — WINNER
Desiigner “Panda”
Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Justin Bieber — WINNER
Drake
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Adele
Selena Gomez — WINNER
Rihanna

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Twenty One Pilots — WINNER

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Adele, 25
Justin Bieber, Purpose — WINNER
Drake, Views

FAVORITE SONG- POP/ROCK
Adele, “Hello”
Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself” — WINNER
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton — WINNER

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Carrie Underwood — WINNER

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line — WINNER
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Luke Bryan, Kill the Lights
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller — WINNER

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
Tim McGraw, “Humble And Kind” — WINNER
Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake — WINNER
Fetty Wap
Future

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake, ViewsWINNER
Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive
Fetty Wap, Fetty Wap

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
Desiigner, “Panda”
Drake, “Hotline Bling” — WINNER
Fetty Wap, “679”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown — WINNER
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Beyoncé
Janet Jackson
Rihanna — WINNER

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Beyoncé, Lemonade
Rihanna, Anti — WINNER
Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work” — WINNER
Bryson Tiller, “Don’t”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Coldplay
Twenty One Pilots — WINNER
X Ambassadors

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Adele — WINNER
Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
J Balvin
Enrique Iglesias — WINNER
Nicky Jam

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong UNITED — WINNER
Chris Tomlin

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
The Chainsmokers — WINNER
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer

TOP SOUNDTRACK
Purple Rain — WINNER
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suicide Squad: The Album

Woman Appeals Defeat In Rape Lawsuit Against Derrick Rose

Woman Appeals defeat In Rape Lawsuit Against Derrick Rose

The ex-girlfriend who lost her lawsuit accusing NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends of rape has appealed.

The appeal filed Thursday with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says pertinent evidence was excluded and jury instructions were tainted.

Jurors cleared the Knicks player and his friends last month in Los Angeles federal court after the men testified that the woman willingly had sex with them.

The woman was seeking $21.5 million in the suit that claimed the men gang raped her while she was incapacitated from booze or drugs and unable to consent to sex.

Jurors said they found the woman’s account hard to believe and didn’t think there was enough evidence to support her claims.

Rose is seeking $70,000 in expenses from the woman.