Nick Young Throws Petty Subliminal at Iggy Azalea

Golden State Warriors shooting guard Nick Young and one-time platinum pop artist Iggy Azalea split over a year ago. The pair infamously called off their engagement roughly six months after a teammate filmed Young admitting he’d cheated on Iggy multiple times. Young reportedly corroborated his own admissions by impregnating his ex while still with Iggy. None of the above stopped Young from throwing some shade at his former fiancé via Instagram Friday night.

 

My I.G.G.Y 😂

A post shared by Nick Young (@swaggyp1) on Dec 8, 2017 at 8:41pm PST

Young posted a picture of himself next to his new teammate Andre Iguodala with the caption “My I.G.G.Y.”

The rather obvious joke here is that Young now rolls with the 2015 NBA Finals MVP and two-time champion who is sometimes referred to as “Iggy” and not the Iggy who is an Australian rapper that has repeatedly been accused of being a culture vulture.

Young’s shade didn’t go unnoticed.

D’Angelo Russell—who filmed Young’s cheating admissions without his knowledge while he and Young were playing for the Lakers—has since been traded to the Brooklyn Nets. Meanwhile, Young became a free agent this summer and signed with the Warriors, who are prohibitive favorites to win the NBA title this season. And Azalea’s sophomore album Digital Distortion has yet to see a release date after Iggy took to Twitter in July to announce Def Jam wouldn’t be releasing any more singles from the project.

Given that Azalea said she had a psychotic breakdown and allegedly caught Young cheating with his ex-girlfriend (who he reportedly went on to have a child with), this might be a good time for Young to fall back on the IG slander.

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Every Look From Raf Simons’ Spring 2018 Collection

Last night, Raf Simons presented his Spring 2018 collection during New York Fashion Week: Men's, which took place in Chinatown underneath the Manhattan bridge. Chinese lanterns printed with artwork produced by Peter Saville, who's worked with Simons before, for New Order hung from the ceiling. Of course, there were also celebrities in attendance: ASAP Rocky, NBA champ Andre Iguodala, Raptors power forward Serge Ibaka, Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ashton Sanders, and Marc Jacobs

During the show, models—both male and female—walked down the runway holding umbrellas. It was reminiscent of a scene from Blade Runner where Harrison Ford's character Deckard heads to Chinatown. There were also neon signs that spelled out the word “REPLICANT,” a reference to the fictional biorobotic androids from the 1982 sci-fi film.

“There are a lot of things that go back to my early days and why we started doing the things we did,” Simons said about the inspiration for the collection in an interview with Vogue. “So there was strong music references from the past, as you can see. But there are juxtapositions in a different way taken out of context, basically; it’s about movies (about Blade Runner, clearly), it’s about cultures sliding together—that’s the most important message for me, Asian culture and the culture of the west coming together. And you know there was a bit of new wave, punk attitude, but not aesthetically, more in the attitude like taking different kinds of things . . . good vibes . . . I wanted it to be energetic.”

The collection included 50 menswear looks—distressed tailoring, wide-brimmed hats, wide trousers, oversized sweaters, glossy raincoats, knee-high galoshes, pouches in collaboration with Eastpak, trench coats (some emblazoned with Saville's Joy Division album art), and more. All of the suiting and knitwear pieces were comprised of Merino Wool, a collaboration luxury wool authority The Woolmark Company. In addition to apparel, Simons also presented new Ddidas Detroit Runners and Adilette slides. 

Check out the entire Raf Simons Spring 2018 collection below. 

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Kevin Durant Fires Shots at the 76ers Over ‘FEDS’ Nickname

Fans in Philadelphia are as excited as they've been about the Sixers in at least a decade, and who can blame them? After trading up to obtain the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Sixers have a trio of potential stars in Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Markelle Fultz, all of whom fit together great on the court. The young crew has to go through some growing pains, but they're set up to make some noise in the Eastern Conference.

But some of the excitement has gotten out of hand, and Sixers fans have tried to push a bunch of nicknames on the core before they've even played a game together yet. One of the names that gained some traction is “The FEDS,” an acronym for Fultz, Embiid, Dario Saric, and Simmons. Embiid has even come out and endorsed this title.

The nickname has been divisive in Philadelphia—mostly because it's wild corny—and one NBA superstar agrees it should go the way of the dinosaur. During a conversation with teammate Andre Iguodala, Kevin Durant mocked the “FEDS” moniker, saying, “How they got a nickname and ain't played no games together?”

Say what you will about Philly fans, but one thing they won't let you do is disparage one of their own. After a barrage of insults was sent Durant's way following his comments, he clarified that it's not the team he has a problem with, but the nickname.

You may disagree with Durant's move to Golden State as a fan of a competitive NBA, but he's 100 percent in the right here. Good sports nicknames have to be organic, rising from moments and circumstances that make them worthwhile.

The city of Philadelphia knows the value of waiting on a name until the moment is right. Embiid dubbed himself “The Process” after Philadelphia fans started a rebuilding movement referred to as “The Process” by short hand, and since he was one of the public faces of the struggle, it made perfect sense. Philly fans have also seen great team nicknames rise from nothing before—they still talk about the Broad Street Bullies, a rough-and-tumble hockey team from the '70s whose play reflected their title.

You can't just shoehorn nicknames whenever you feel like it, and if you do, you can expect people to mock you. Durant knows this better than anyone after he tried to get people to call him, “The Servant,” so maybe he's just trying to stop the young Sixers from making the same mistake.

Besides, not all of the players in Philly seem too invested in the “FEDS” nickname.

Truer words have never been spoken. Focus on getting wins and staying healthy, and the rest will come later. 

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Klay Thompson Gets Rejected by the Rim in One of the Worst Dunk Attempts You’ll Ever See

Life is good for the core members of the Golden State Warriors, who are fresh off winning their second NBA Finals in three seasons. Klay Thompson isn't the lead dog in Oakland, but his three-point shooting and excellent defense has been an undeniably huge part of their success.

Perhaps he should leave the dunking to other players on the team, however. Thompson's currently on a trip to China to help promote Anta sneakers, a Chinese brand he endorses, and he made an attempt to fire up the crowd with a 360 dunk. It did not go as planned.

Since there hasn't been a whole lot for Warriors haters to pounce on lately, Twitter didn't waste any time having a laugh at Thompson's expense. There's not much you can say to make fun of the team, but you can damn sure roast Thompson for getting brutally rejected by an inanimate object.

Thompson's own teammates alluded to the video without mentioning it outright, and you can bet they'll be making fun of him for this for months to come.

I'm generally in support of NBA players seeking buckets at any cost, but you have to live in reality like the rest of us, Klay. I don't pull up for 30-footers in a pick-up game because I know it's not in my wheelhouse, and perhaps this should be a sign you should get back in the lab before attempting another public 360.

On the bright side, this is free publicity for his sneaker tour, even if it's a form of promotion Thompson probably would have liked to avoid. So at least he's getting paid for taking the worst L he's had in a while. 

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