Gordon Hayward Suffers Brutal Leg Injury in First Game With Celtics

Just six minutes into his first season with his new team, the Boston Celtics, All-Star forward Gordon Hayward suffered an absolutely brutal leg injury in a clip that nobody would blame you for skipping over (seriously, it's graphic).

It is being reported that Hayward suffered a fracturted left ankle. 

During this recently concluded offseason, Hayward signed a four-year/$128 million contract with a Celtics team that was expected to challenge the Cavaliers for Eastern Conference supremacy. Obviously those hopes took a serious hit tonight, not that that's on the minds of any of the players at Quicken Loans Arena, as evidenced by these reactions:

Still other players who are not in Cleveland expressed their condolences and shock on social media as well:

We will update when we have more info.

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Kaytranada: How His Music Went From His Basement to Dance Floors Around the World | The Culture

Kaytranada—the Haitian-born, Quebec-raised DJ and producer—started out messing with music on the family computer in his basement. Using production software, and posting his music online, Kaytra's use of technology helped him bring his unique sound into the real world. Years later the high school dropout's music can be heard on dance floors around the globe.

In our new episode of The Blueprint, Jinx visits Kaytranada at his parent’s home in Montreal to get the backstory on how he used a DIY approach to turn his dream into a reality, and the importance of his debut album 99.9%.

If you dive into Kaytranada’s catalog, you get the sense that he’s always pushing the boundaries for what his sound is, and it’s something that comes natural. “I don’t think about doing new, I just do it,” he says. “I keep on doing me, so that’s what the signature is.”

Kaytranada also shares advice for those looking for motivation to do something special, whether it’s in music or another passion. “It’s pretty much about doing what you love and following your dreams. It sounds really corny, but it’s so real. Deep down you know what you want, and you should go for it.”

Check out the full episode of The Culture with Kaytranada above, and if you’re still sleeping on 99.9% grab it here.

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Online Store Promotes ‘Black Girl Magic’ Shirts Using White Models

Online marketplace Zazzle is the latest to take a shit on black women. In this case, the shopping site is actively using white models to promote shirts that feature the phrase “black girl magic” and other female empowerment messages aimed at African American women. Is nothing sacred? 

YouTuber Jackie Aina (also known online as La Bronze James, lit) first called Zazzle out on Twitter late last month and others soon chimed in after her.

This is America and everyone deserves a fair shake. So in Zazzle's defense, it appears they (lazily) use the same stock models for many different prints sold throughout the site. A spokesperson for Zazzle basically confirmed that, telling Mic.com that the site is very DIY for designers, allowing them to customize their own merchandise and use a computerized system of stock models to promote their products. 

“In the case of the T-shirts in question, each designer is shown a series of pre-posed randomized model shots upon which their design is placed,” the spokesperson said. “It’s always possible that gender, race, and other attributes of the model do not match up to the specifics of the design, given the ratio of our millions of designs to the 100 or so T-shirt styles we offer.”

No shit. Not only were these shirts modeled by white women, they were also modeled by white men and non-black boys.

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Image via Zazzle
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Image via Zazzle

Randomized, sure. But still wrong as fuck. The Zazzle spokesperson emphasized that the site was “working diligently on an interim fix that doesn’t mismatch out-of-context content to models; some of the designs may be down temporarily while this is underway. At Zazzle, we’re committed to diversity and are working diligently on increasing the diversity of the preposed model shots within the T-shirt range itself.”

Thanks, Zazzle. Can't wait. In the meantime, I guess we're stuck with these models. 

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Florida Rapper SmokePurpp is Putting Numbers on the Board

Florida rapper SmokePurpp has an album called Deadstar on the way, and he's putting up big numbers before it's even dropped. While rising Florida artists like Lil Pump and Ski Mask the Slump God have become known for blown out bass and a DIY approach, SmokePurpp's polished, catchy melodies should help him reach a whole new audience.

Read more about the meaning behind SmokePurpp's memorable album cover here and watch our Numbers on the Board video on Lil Pump below.

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