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Vixen Roster: NBA Players You Should Know

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If you've noticed that your boo has been ignoring you a little bit more now, it isn't another woman, it's because basketball season is back. But don't worry vixens we've got a way for you to stay in the know and actually have your man conversing with you while the Rockets play the Heat. We've compiled a quick and dirty list of players you should know that'll have you graduate from rookie to seasoned veteran in no time. Check out our Vixen NBA Roster:

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Player: Kobe Bryant

Team: Los Angeles Lakers

Position: Shooting guard

Alma Mater: Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania

This shooting guard is a five time champion, future hall of famer, and dubbed the greatest Laker ever by Magic Johnson. After being sidelined right before the 2013 postseason due to a ruptured achilles you'll want to see how the Black Mamba strikes back.

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Player: Lebron James

Team: Miami Heat

Position: Forward

Alma Mater: St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio

Affectionately called King James by his many fans, this forward has won two consecutive championships as well as nabbing MVP for both championships, bringing him to four MVP titles. James will be looking to gain his third championship this season as he and the Heat defend their title.

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Player: Carmelo Anthony

Team: New York Knicks

Position: Small forward

Alma Mater: Syracuse University

Known as Melo, this small forward is trying to get over the hump to win his first championship. As one of the NBA's elite players and one of the best pure shooters in the league, Anthony will either lead the Knicks to a long awaited championship or say his goodbyes to the Empire State.

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Player: Kevin Durant

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder

Position: Small forward

Alma Mater: University of Texas

Durant is arguably the best player in the league. He's still trying to amend his loss from the 2012 NBA Finals and lead OKC to a championship.

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Player: Derrick Rose

Team: Chicago Bulls

Position: Point guard

Alma Mater: University of Memphis

After tearing his ACL in the 2012 postseason, Rose had to bow out of the 2012-2013 NBA season, leaving the Bulls to fend for themselves. This season will bring Rose and the Bulls back together and if the preseason is any indication of what's to come then the Bulls will be ready to charge.

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Stephen Curry flexing his muscles

Player: Stephen Curry

Team: Golden State Warriors

Position: Point guard

Alma Mater: Davidson College

Known as the Baby Face Assassin, Curry is a definite threat from the three point line. He holds the Warriors' franchise record for most three pointers in a game, at 11.

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Player: Blake Griffin

Team: Los Angeles Clippers

Position: Power forward

Alma Mater: University of Oklahoma

Although the Clippers have undergone a lot of changes this offseason, Blake Griffin is constant. Griffin is a prolific dunker and though his focus is on winning, he always adds excitement to the game.

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Player: Anthony Bennett

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers

Position: Power forward

Alma Mater: University of Nevada Las Vegas aka UNLV

Bennett was this years number one draft pick. For a guy his size—6'8", 240ish pounds—he can get to the rim really quickly and has a great outside shot. He will be a key asset for Kyrie Irving to pass to.

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Player: Michael Carter-Williams

Team: Philadelphia 76ers

Position: Point guard

Alma Mater: Syracuse University

At 6'6" his length poses a problem for those who try to score over him. MCW can easily garner at least 10 points and 10 assists in a game because of his ability to find the open man on the floor. Willams teaming up with fellow rookie, Nerlens Noel, give Philly something to look forward to.

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Deron Williams from the Brooklyn Nets

Player: Deron Williams

Team: Brooklyn Nets

Position: Point guard

Alma Mater: University of Illinois

After three years with the Nets, Williams has proven to have a great basketball IQ. He sees the floor well, a great mid-range and free throw shooter, and  owns a smooth crossover. With the acquisition of Jason Terry, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce, Williams will have people to pass the ball to when drives the lane.

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James Harden from the Houston Rockets

Player: James Harden

Team: Houston Rockets

Position: Shooting guard

Alma Mater: Arizona State University

Formerly the sixth man off the bench for OKC, he's becoming a star in Houston. Leading the team in scoring and becoming more and more deadly behind the three point line, Harden is definitely one to watch.

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Victor Oladipo from the Orlando Magic

Player: Victor Oladipo

Team: Orlando Magic

Position: Shooting guard

Alma Mater: Indiana University

This years number two draft pick, Oladipo has a really high field goal percentage so he knows which shots to take. He knows how to create contact (drawing a foul) when driving the lane. The Magic are going to be looking at him to help them rebuild.

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Roy Hibbert from the Indiana Pacers

Player: Roy Hibbert

Team: Indiana Pacers

Position: Center

Alma Mater: Georgetown University

Hibbert is a true center who's difficult to defend in the paint. He forces his opponents to take tough shots and is an impeccable shot blocker.

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 Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs

Player: Kawhi Leonard

Team: San Antonio Spurs

Position: Forward or Shooting guard

Alma Mater: San Diego State University

He's a lock-down defender. He has no problem guarding a bigger player, i.e. Lebron James in the 2013 finals. He had a breakout season proving himself as a great perimeter shooter and quick off the dribble.

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John Wall from the Washington Wizards

Player: John Wall

Team: Washington Wizards

Position: Point guard

Alma Mater: University of Kentucky

Wall is one of the fastest players in the league right now. He recently signed a five year $80 million contract with the Wizards and we're sure to see what this million dollar kid is worth.

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Trina is ready to address the public about comments from her camp about Nicki Minaj.

Earlier this week, Reginald Saunders, the head of A&R at Trina's label and cousin Bobby Lytes slammed Nicki for not promoting their collaborative single, "BAPS." The song was apart of Trina's album The One released on June 21, which was also the same day as the release for "Megatron."

In Saunders' post about Nicki, he also called out the rapper for heavily promoting her guest feature on Megan Thee Stallion's "Hot Girl Summer" but only sharing "BAPS" for a short amount of time on social media.

"This isn’t the first time @nickiminaj has pulled this stunt and trust me it’s cool," he said. "I can’t get over how fake people can be for a Lil fame, likes and followers. when everyone tried to warn me I still gave her the benefit of the doubt."

On Tuesday (Aug. 14), Trina took to Instagram to let her fans know her plans to address how "BAPS" came about and why a video hasn't been shot.

"First of all, everybody that knows me knows anything I gotta say, I will say it and address it," she said. "I don't need anybody to speak for me. Second of all, everything that I have to say, I will address it tomorrow. So catch me live and I will say it one time and one time only. I will not repeat myself."

During her Queen Radio session on Monday (Aug. 13), Nicki addressed Saunders and said she was prepared to shoot a video to "BAPS" when the song was recorded in 2017. She also had Trina as a guest for Queen Radio at the time of the song's release, making it the most-streamed track on the project.

"I have my own schedule and I also have to worry about what makes not only sense/cents but dollars," she said. "And it's not fair that people don’t understand that. I would never have someone from my team disrespect somebody that has been nothing but real to me.”

 

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A little overwhelmed right now but tomorrow 💙💙

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Amber Rose Cancels 2019 SlutWalk

Amber Rose is in protective mode when it comes to her “energy and peace.” The pregnant mom-to-be announced on Instagram Tuesday (Aug. 13) that she’s making some personal and professional changes, including canceling this year’s SlutWalk.

In the lengthy social media post, Rose vented about cutting off a bunch of friends whom she called “abusive” with some having “toxic personalities,” and drug and alcohol addictions. She also called out her “male friends” for “lying and telling people were were sleeping together,” and put another friend on blast for calling social services on her, twice.

“People may not know this but I’m extremely unproblematic. I don’t start fights. I don’t do drugs. I’m as sweet as pie and constantly get walked all over,” Rose wrote before noting that she’s blessed with a baby on the way and an “amazing man,” in reference to current boyfriend, Alexander “AE” Edwards.

“That’s why I’ve been laying so low during this pregnancy.... no toxicity will be tolerated over here only positive vibes. F**k fake friends and their weirdo s**t. I’d rather just have my family and my team.

“P.S. This is also why I’m not having my SlutWalk this year,” she added. “Sorry I just have to protect my energy and peace.”

The Philly native launched her SlutWalk in Los Angeles in 2015 to honor and celebrate women who have been slut shamed, judged and demeaned for being sexual. In a 2017 interview with VIBE Vixen, Rose described the SlutWalk as her “life’s work.”

“All the money that we ever got for donations [to the Amber Rose Foundation] goes to the actual SlutWalk. We don't have any money left over for the next year. We basically have to start over every year, and it takes a year to put on. That's a misconception, I make no money from the SlutWalks ever! I just put in all my work. It makes me happy, babe, it's my life's work.”

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So me. I stopped being friends with about 20 ppl last year. I’ve had friends steal jewelry and money from me, Sleep with my BF’s behind my back, Male friends lying and telling people we were sleeping together, Alcoholic drug addict friends, Abusive Friends, Toxic Personality friends and I even had a Friend call Social Services on me twice ( For no fucking reason) only to Sue me for calling her and Cursing her out (When I found out it was her) smh That Phone call cost me $168,000... Man, the list goes on you have no idea. The funny thing is I never snitched publicly on anyone. Ain’t that some shit? People may not know this but I’m extremely unproblematic. I don’t start fights. I don’t do drugs. I’m as sweet as pie and constantly get walked all over. I’m so happy God has blessed me with a New Baby and an Amazing Man to help me through all the turmoil. That’s why I’ve been laying so low during this pregnancy.... no Toxicity will be tolerated over here only Positive vibes. Fuck fake friends and their weirdo shit. I’d rather just have my family and my team. P.S This is also why I’m not having my Slutwalk this year.... Sorry I just have to protect my energy and peace - Muva

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August just got a little hotter with two new fashion collections dropping this month.

Beyoncé unveiled her '90s-inspired "BeySearch" Friday (Aug. 9) while H&M is set to unveil their South African collaboration on Thursday (Aug. 15).

Queen Bey surprised fans with new a merch capsule on her official website on Friday afternoon. Fanny packs, bodycon dresses, bucket hats, crop tops, windbreakers, and more are designed with Google searched images that highlight every monumental step her in career.

The aesthetic is to appeal to a "90s teenager's bedroom walls combined with the tidal wave of today's meme culture," as said in a press release.

H&M is to release a legendary collection with the South African brand, Mantsho. Essence reports that the collection will feature edgy African-inspired prints that celebrate the elegance and vibrancy of Africa. Mantsho translates to "black is beautiful" from the native Sesotho language.

Established in 2004, the label has appeared on fashion runways in the U.S., Greece, India, Jamaica, Nigeria, Botswana, and Senegal. This will make H&M's first collaboration with a South African brand.

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You can shop "BeySearch" here. The latest H&M collection will be available next Thursday (Aug. 15).

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