Wednesday was National Cheeseburger Day and Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo celebrated by taking on competitive eater Kobayashi in an eating contest for charity, $100 donated for each burger eaten. Bam only ate one to Kobayashi’s 20 in five minutes. SI Now’s Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell predict how many they could eat in a contest.
Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry responded to Kevin Durant’s comments to the Wall Street Journal, where he expressed that he didn’t completely fit in with the Warriors and had some problems with Steve Kerr’s motion offense. Curry told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that they won two titles with Durant and while “It wasn’t always perfect,” the result, “kinda speaks for itself.” SI Now’s Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell sum up Durant’s stint in Golden State now that he’s moved on to Brooklyn.
Professional athletes ranging from Dennis Rodman to Ricky Williams trusted Peggy King with their wealth, only for their worst nightmares to become reality. SI senior writer Alex Prewitt tells SI Now’s Robin Lundberg how she pulled off the ultimate scam, and what lead to her downfall.
LeBron James and Stephen Curry set the tone for the NBA this past decade but there was also a few others that stole headlines. The Crossover reflects on the ten biggest basketball stories of the past 10 years.
The same people who years ago entrusted her with millions—from Ricky Williams to Dennis Rodman to Travis Best—wince today at the mention of her name. They'll tell you how she left them broke. How she's a "chameleon ghost witch." How she's a forgery of the American Dream. And every athlete's worst nightmare.
LeBron James continues to honor his late friend, rapper and community leader Nipsey Hussle, who was killed in March. LeBron wore a custom Crenshaw jersey while on his vacation. It’s Hussle’s Crenshaw logo on a blue Los Angeles Lakers alternate jersey. SI Now’s Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell muse about what the Lakers would look like in the jerseys.
Even though USA Basketball finished 7th in the FIBA World Cup this summer, next summer’s Olympic squad is likely to be a lot better. Steph Curry told ESPN that he plans to play in Tokyo. With Curry leading the way, SI Now’s Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell look ahead and forecast how great the team could be.
Apparently there’s some disagreement on the future direction of the Big Baller Brand. In a recent episode of “Ball in the Family,” Lavar Ball was not pleased with Lonzo’s take on brand’s future. SI Now’s Robin Lundberg and Ryan Asselta weigh in on if it’s time for Lonzo to separate himself from the brand.