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5 NBA Players That Should Not Have Sneaker Contracts Right Now (Pg. 2)

The Player: Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic
The Sneaker: PEAK Sasha Vujacic Sneakers (at least, that's what we think that says?!)
The Reason: Well, first off, why wouldn't PEAK want to add Vujacic to their growing roster that already includes Houston Rockets forward Shane Battier and Vujacic's Laker teammate Ron Artest? He's easily the eleventh or twelfth most popular Laker (falling somewhere between Kobe Bean and the aforementioned Adam Morrison) so it only makes sense that a Chinese shoe company would be all over him, right? Um, no. Step away from these boots sneakers, folks. Seriously.

 


The Player: Chicago Bulls...Dallas Mavericks...Washington Wizards (!) forward Drew Gooden
The Sneaker: Nike Hypermax Drew Gooden
The Reason: Drew Gooden has to be having an identity crisis right now. Just check out his homepage on the Nike website. It features a photo of him on the Bulls, a logo of his former team, the Mavericks, and a news story about his recent trade to the hapless Wizards. All we're sayin' is that if you're thinking about copping these kicks, make sure the salesman agrees to throw in a map, a compass and a good travel agent.

 


The Player: Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson
The Sneaker: Reebok Answer
The Reason: Planning retirement? Unless you're looking for a new pair of affordable sneakers for the over-30 league you play in every other week, take our advice and seek for a better answer. 'Cause this ain't it.

 

Okay, okay, we realize that we could do this all day. Actually, we did. We made fun of the fact that Jordan Brand once put these two guys in a commercial, wondered why the hell PEAK created Dikembe Mutombo sneakers that went for $125 last year, and made fake Adam Morrison 'staches out of construction paper and wore them around the office for the rest of the day. Good times! But we obviously couldn't fit everything here. Plus, we really do like Nike and adidas and Reebok (and even PEAK!) and don't want them to think otherwise when it comes time to send out a couple of samples (size 11!) to the office. So if you have better suggestions than the ones above (or just want to help us get every last drop—pause—out of this bad Adam Morrison joke we've got going here) hit us up in the comments section or tweet us on Twitter @VibeMagazine...

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Walker and Company, the cosmetic company that creates health and beauty products specifically for people of color, has joined forces with Proctor & Gamble in efforts to keep maximizing their global outreach for black and brown people.

Founded in 2013 by Tristan Walker, Walker & Co. has created a slew of other flagship brands that make grooming products designed for the various textures of hair and beards that people of color pre-dominantly have. For men, Walker shelled out the Bevel Trimmer designed to help style men with more coarse or curly beards. Back in 2015, the trimmer made it on GQ's coveted Grooming Award List. 

“We wanted to build a trimmer that we fundamentally believe is the most advanced trimmer on the planet,” Walker told VIBE of the Bevel Trimmer. “We’ve innovated it in three ways: power, blade innovation and form.”

Our story. Our mission.https://t.co/x8WuSGgJ9S

— Walker & Company (@walkercobrands) January 29, 2016

Because Walker has helped revolutionize the beauty industry, there's no denying he's excited about joining Proctor & Gamble family and taking advantage of all he could accomplish with its support.

"When I started Walker & Company Brands, I set out to build a company that would meet the health and beauty needs of people of color on a global scale,” Walker said in a statement. “Having access to P&G’s outstanding technology, capabilities and expertise helps us to further realize that vision, giving us the power to scale and bring new products to people of color, while staying true to our mission and continuing to nurture the loyal community we’ve worked hard to build.”

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Incoming Attorney General Letitia James Planning Investigation Of Donald Trump And Co.

Incoming New York Attorney General Letitia James is planning a sweeping investigation of Donald Trump, his family and anyone associated with the president.

While speaking with NBC News, James said she will use every corner of the law to look at any illegal activity committed.

“We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that of his family as well," James said.

Specifically, James will investigate any illegal activity associated with the president's New York real-estate holdings, including the 2016 meeting with a Russian official at Trump Tower and any government subsidies he's received.

"We want to investigate anyone in his orbit who has, in fact, violated the law,” the Democratic attorney general said.

After James announced her forthcoming investigation, Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen will face the music for lying to Congress and violating campaign laws. Cohen faces four years in prison.

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Nicki Minaj Plans To Sue 'Daily Mail' TV Host Jesse Palmer

Nicki Minaj has declared war on Daily Mail TV host Jesse Palmer. The “Good Form” rapper recently took to social media to announce her plan to sue Palmer for defamation. Minaj’s plight with the on-air host stems from the controversy surrounding her new partner, Kenneth Petty.

 

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You better have a good lawyer, #JessePalmer #ArnoldPalmer You just lied on me on nat’l TV & now you’re being sued. You better be able to back up what you just said about me with FACTS. #SuperFacts #Defamation 🥳 #GoodFormVIDEO link in my bio. 😋

A post shared by Barbie® (@nickiminaj) on Dec 11, 2018 at 11:42am PST

Petty is a registered sex offender in the state of New York and did a seven-year stint in prison for manslaughter. In conjunction with Petty, there has also been a discussion about Nicki's support of her brother Jelani Maraj, who was convicted in 2017 of child rape charges. In Palmer's report on the Queen artist's current beau, it seems like he's only reporting the news, Deadspin notes. The news site published a video of the actual report where Palmer discusses the matter with co-host Alicia Quarles.

This is why Nicki Minaj is Suing Jesse Palmer #jessepalmer #NickiMinaj https://t.co/tDx4OdCZbH pic.twitter.com/LpWKlHLNMB

— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) December 12, 2018

Since the Internet has learned about the Queens rapper's relationship with Petty, a number of disgruntled fans have shared their thoughts on the situation. And in true Nicki fashion, she's also clapped back as well.

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#NickiMinaj addresses the accusations against her new bae 👀

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Additionally, Nicki took to Twitter to re-iterate her rift with Palmer.

You going to jail 😂😂😂😂😂@JessePalmerTV

— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) December 11, 2018

The barbz are getting more tuition & student loan money after I sue this hoe @JessePalmerTV

— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) December 11, 2018

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