Derrick Jones Jr. Lands Sneaker Deal Following Dunk Contest

PUMA Basketball has reportedly reached a multi-year sneaker deal with Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr., following his controversial victory over Aaron Gordon in the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest. According to ESPN’s Nick DePaula, the two sides have been hammering out the details on an endorsement contract for several months but his victory in Chicago seems to have sealed the deal.

Jones, who turned 23 yeard old on the day of the Dunk Contest, has swapped between Nike and PUMA sneakers throughout the season thus far, but he pulled out a colorful Puma Clyde Hardwood to match with his “Vice Nights” uniform during All Star Saturday night. Now, with his PUMA officially locked up, the high-flying forward is setting his sights on the 2021 Dunk Contest

“As a kid, I told my father I was going to win one, and I got it,” he said, according to ESPN. “So I’m going to go get another one next year.”

Jones is averaging 8.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in 40 appearances this season.

Derrick Jones Jr, Dunk Contest Champ

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Rosario Dawson "Comes Out" But Has "Never Had A Relationship In That Space"

There look to be wedding bells in the future for Rosario Dawson and Cory Booker. The actress and her Senator boyfriend have been quite candid about their budding romance, especially when he had his hat in the ring to become the Democratic candidate in the forthcoming presidential election this November. Following Booker’s exit from the race, Rosario chatted with Bustle about her relationship with Booker along with policies that she stands behind. During the talk, the reporter brought up Dawson’s ongoing support of the LGBTQIA+ community, referencing an Instagram post back in 2018 when she wrote, “Happy pride month! sending love to my fellow lgbtq+ homies.”

Rosario Dawson Comes Out
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The public thought that was Rosario’s way of “coming out,” but the actress said that wasn’t’ her intention. “People kept saying that I [came out]… I didn’t do that,” she says. “I mean, it’s not inaccurate, but I never did come out come out. I mean, I guess I am now.” She then switches things up to say that she doesn’t feel as if she should be included because, “I’ve never had a relationship in that space, so it’s never felt like an authentic calling to me.”

Now, while there have been a few reports stating that she’s come out as bisexual, Rosario didn’t actually say that during her interview. Cory Booker has her heart for now and we’re sure that’s her main concern. Check out her 2018 post below.

Catch The Fade team up with King Los for the anthemic “Myself”

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Baltimore artists Catch The Fade team up with King Los for this lyrical fest of a track titled “Myself” where the trio go bar for bar over an anthemic backdrop. Nothing is left unchecked here as we get to hear the triumphs and struggles of each emcee from their own perspective.

Get it on all DSPs here.

Watch the lyrics video below

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2 Chainz Still Puts Fear In Jack Thriller Years After Beef Escalated

The story of Jack Thriller’s beef with 2 Chainz is a tale that has been told and retold for years. The comedian got himself into a bit of trouble with the Atlanta rapper years ago, and many weren’t sure why these two unlikely foes were going at one another. Thriller recently visited Hot 107.9 and took responsibility for stirring up hostility with 2 Chainz and he dropped the reason why he decided to square up in the first place.


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“We got into it because he didn’t like me and I wanted to be his friend,” Jack Thriller said. “And I had got in my feelings. That was on some hoe sh*t and when he just didn’t react to me the way I wanted him to react to me, I threw a fit. I said something that I shouldn’t have said and I took it way too far on some clout-chasing, treasure trolly type sh*t. It got outta hand and I was really disrespectful to that guy. It was so uncalled for, so unwarranted and I’m a big fan. So, even when I tried to be mad, I couldn’t ’cause he kept on coming out with hit after hit after hit.”

“I felt so stupid ’cause I love him,” he continued. “But when I would see him and to see the hate in his eyes and the anger and the malice. He looked like he wanted to reach in and take my good eye and squeeze that b*tch, throw it on the ground, stomp that mother f*cker and put it out like a cigarette.”

Years ago, Jack Thriller was a guest on Drink Champs and they called 2 Chainz during the episode. Let’s just say things escalated quickly when Chainz lost his cool and said anything with Jack’s blood is “p*ssy.” Thriller added, “He said when he gon’ see me, it’s on ‘on sight.’ I’m not as mad as he is, that’s why I’m scared.” The two men haven’t spoken since that time. “If I find out where he at, I’m not gon’ go there,” Jack joked.

He also said he’s sent the rapper Edible Arrangements and singing telegrams with apologies, but he’s still making sure he avoids 2 Chainz at all costs. Watch the clip of his interview below.

CoeLorenzo shares his experiences on “All I Know”

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CoeLorenzo is a Southern California based emcee who shares his personal story and experiences on “All I Know.” Over a cinematic backdrop, he details his growth and comeuppance story and all the obstacles he had to overcome to get to this point. He doesn’t mince his words and lets the listener know from the jump that he is always on the grind and has no time for naysayers. Joining him on the track is Baltimore emcee Bzzy who adds his 2 cents in the situation.

Coelorenzo has worked with GioDee, MikeL Jag and Nipsey Hussle. He has performed with TDE, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, opened for e40, evidence, atmosphere, messy marv and many more. With over 5 mixtapes and currently releasing his back catalog. Coelorenzo is focused on releasing his next album titled (AVC) Amat Victoria Curam and Mr.WestsideBaby “which will be available on all digital platforms worldwide.

Get it on Apple Music.

 

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"Recess" Voice Actor, Jason Davis, Dead At 35

This past Sunday (Feb. 16), Recess voice actor and child star, Jason Davis died at the tender age of just 35-years-old in Los Angeles. At the moment, the cause of death has yet to be revealed. From 1997 to 2001, Davis voiced the character of Mikey Blumberg on the popular Disney Channel series, Recess. The now-deceased actor also had prominent roles in movies like Rush Hour (1998) and Beverly Hills Ninja (1997). Davis also made appearances on popular shows like Rosanne and 7th Heaven

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Jason Davis was the grandchild of billionaire couple Marvin and Barbara Davis. Prior to his grandfather’s death in 2004, Marvin Davis once owned the mega-media empire, 20th Century Fox. Davis’ mother, Nancy Davis, revealed that she was devastated by the news of her son passing. In a brief statement she provided to USA Today, she says:

“Jason had a true heart of gold with such a zest for life. He was such a caring soul to everybody who ever knew him. He loved his friends and his family above all else. We ask for privacy as we take time to grieve this most devastating loss.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Davis appeared on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2010 and 2011. His battle with sobriety and the support he received for sharing his journey prompted him to co-found the charity, Cure Addiction Now. 

Larry King took to his Twitter account to express his condolences to the Davis family writing:

“Saddened to learn of the passing of Jason Davis. Son of Nancy Davis. We watched him grow up.He was always kind. @shawnieora and I send our love and deepest condolences.”

With Jason Davis’ unexpected passing, the former-Disney voice actor will never be able to his character Mikey come to life in the live-action version of Recess that Disney is currently producing. Check out Larry King’s tribute Tweet to Jason Davis below. Peace to the Davis family.