Today is Kobe Bryant Day. Los Angeles City declares Wednesday as the day intended to honor "Black Mamba" who is celebrating his 38th birthday. Apart from his monumental accomplishments in the NBA, Bryant will receive the honors because of philanthropy works with his wife Vanessa.
Kobe Bryant outside the basketball court
Los Angeles City Councilor Jose Huizar said that Kobe Bryant Day is a way of appreciating the future Hall of Famer. Huizar points to 20 years of Kobe being an example to the youth. Bryant is known for excellent work ethics and perseverance to conquer basketball. He is also considered as one of the most accomplished athletes in Los Angeles' history. more >>
Despite the media's wall-to-wall Olympic coverage, you've likely not heard the best story of all.
We've all heard the story of Eric Liddell, who turned down an opportunity for Olympic gold at the Paris Games in 1924 in order to honor His Savior. It was Liddell who famously said, "God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure."
Well, this summer in Rio de Janeiro, there's been a whole lot of running, jumping, swimming, and competing by athletes seeking to honor Jesus Christ. Not that you've heard much about it from the "mainstream" media. I spoke about this media blackout with my friend Terry Mattingly, who's one of today's foremost religion journalists. Terry told me, "If these athletes make faith a part of their story, how do you leave out faith when telling their story?" Come to BreakPoint.org for a link to the podcast. more >>
American competitive swimmer Ryan Lochte continues to suffer the wrath of his false robbery claims at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Following the controversy, four major sponsors recently announced their decisions to sever ties with the 12-time Olympic medalist.
Speedo was the first major sponsor to announce on Monday that it will cut ties with Lochte. The decision to suddenly drop the sponsorship of the embattled swimmer came after Rio authorities discovered loopholes on the robbery claims of Lochte and three other swimming Olympians, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen. more >>
Brock Lesnar and Chris Jericho figure out in a heated tussle after the former's match against Randy Orton. To recall, Lesnar landed a nasty elbow in Orton's head on Sunday WWE SummerSlam. Orton's injury resulted to ten sutures and the match ending prematurely.
Chris Jericho confronts Brock Lesnar
Jericho is apparently pissed off after learning Orton's real condition after the match. Reports said that Jericho checked Orton then went berserk upon seeing the blood gushing. He then turned to confront Lesnar in a heated altercation. more >>
Since the NBA added the three-point shot in June 1979, several incredible long-distance shooters stood out throughout the years. Picking the best among the NBA stars who showcased outstanding shooting efficiency in the court would always spark debates.
Who is The Best Shooter in Their Prime?
In an ongoing online poll conducted by Hoops Hype since June, 10-time NBA All-Star and free agent Ray Allen leads the internet's choice as the best shooter in the history of the league. Two-time NBA MVP and Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry trails behind alongside with retired professional basketball players, Reggie Miller of Indiana Pacers and Larry Bird of Boston Celtics. more >>
Brandon Ingram and Yi Jianlian will join the Los Angeles Lakers' roster this 2016-17 season. Brandon Ingram, coming in fresh form the 2016 draft, signs the deal on Tuesday. On the contrary, Yi Jianlian is a veteran returnee to the NBA.
Brandon Ingram is the second overall draft pick for this year. Ingram will join the Lakers although there are rumors surrounding the late approval for the contract. The primary reason seen is the team trying to free space in the salary cap. The deal with Ingram gave more cap flexibility for the Lakers if there are late adjustments this preseason. more >>