Fresh off the NBA All-Star Weekend and we are half way through the NBA season. The headlines for the weekend could be the pathetic dunk contest on Saturday night or the lack of defense on Sunday night, but let’s take a look at some business deals that occurred throughout the weekend involving several marquee players.
Gold Bond has recently announced that they will begin sponsoring the Houston Rockets suffering from extreme cases of saddle sores due to constantly riding James Harden’s back. This summer, Harden signed a four-year, $117 million contract extension with the Houston Rockets. Gold Bond recently received several complaints via Twitter and other Social Media outlets from current Rocket players. Just this weekend, they produced a statement saying, “We have agreed to a 4 year contract with the entire Houston Rockets organization providing products and treatment to the players. We see this as a attainable market to help out NBA teams that seem to keep riding on the backs of their superstars and suffering from rashes and the itchiest of problems.” Honestly, if it were not for EVERYTHING James Harden has done, I would not even put them in the playoff picture! Eric Gordon, the winner of the JBL Three-Point Shootout tweeted, “Thankful for the dub, but shoulda finished it earlier had I not been suffering so bad…#goldbond”
Pampers released a new line of adult diapers during the All-Star Game on Sunday night. The featured photo on the new diapers will include Golden State Warriors, Point Guard, Stephen Curry. On the packaging, it says, “Ever wet the bed on your big day? Don’t worry, the Warriors blew a 3-1 series lead.” You can buy your limited Steph Curry Pampers at your local Walmart or Target for a limited offer of $24.99 per 100 diapers. Hurry while supplies last!
If you are the slightest sports fan, you have been aware of the Kevin Durant-Russell Westbrook drama. If have a social media account, you are bombarded with the KD-Russ drama. Heck, if you’ve even been alive in the past five months, you are aware of the KD-Russ drama. That being said, NBC’s Days of Our Lives, is doing a special break from the normal show and for Season 53, starting on June 1, will document the Kevin Durant-Russell Westbrook drama in a never-before-seen drama.
Judge Judy, the famous court case TV show, will be running a special court case with the two sides: Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson. The two have had a roller coaster type season with Carmelo’s mediocre performances and the Knick’s struggling record. There have been talks of “Carmelo here”, “Carmelo there”, “Carmelo everywhere”, yet he remains in New York. With the trade deadline approaching, expect Judge Judy to revoke his no-trade clause and make the decision on whether or not Carmelo lands in Cleveland, Los Angeles, or stays in New York. You can watch the newest episode on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. on the CW or stream it through the CW App.
During the media interviews at the All Star Weekend, Kyrie Irving made the bodacious comment “This is not even a conspiracy theory. The Earth is flat.” The media has erupted in disbelief, kids all around the country are questioning what they believe, and Pythagoras is rolling in his Greek grave. Due to the egregious statement, Hooked on Phonics (HOP) has verbally committed to work with Kyrie after practices, during travel periods, and pregame. Having only completed one year at Duke University, they want to help him become more than a basketball player, but a well-educated member of society. The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed in contract to pay HOP $500,000 for their services throughout the remainder of the 2016-2017 season and playoffs.
Stay tuned for more breaking NBA business and sponsorships news.