Edelman Prevents Shooting; Brees $9MM Jewelry Scam; Manziel Blames Browns | Out of Bounds

On today’s show, Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds boys kick things off with a little beer bet over Gil’s NBA scoring. With a beer chugged, the team talks Julian Edelman, who helped prevent a school shooting by reporting a threatening comment left on his Instagram page. Is he a hero? Gil describes being called one for simply being a basketball player, plus breaks down his IG comments and DMs. In “The Step-Back,” Gil and the guys zoom out on Johnny Manziel quotes that seemingly blame the Cleveland Browns for his NFL failure. Opinions vary on how responsible Johnny is versus the organization, but everyone acknowledges that the Browns have been a hot garbage for years. Next, after Penny Hardaway’s son Jayden became the first player to commit to Memphis since he took over as coach, OOB discusses the pros and cons of a dad coaching his own son. Finally, in the wake of Saints QB Drew Brees filing a lawsuit that claims a California jeweler cheated him out of $9 million, Gilbert Arenas has some investment advice for athletes. Agent Zero also shares a jewelry policy that could save pros a lot of headaches, plus a special pitch for Mr. Brees….

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Lil Wayne and Birdman’s Settlement Negotiations Are Reportedly Hostile

Things seemed to have been cooling down between Lil Wayne and Birdman as of late, with the two rappers being spotted together in public, but it turns out that's not exactly the case. The Cash Money moguls remain locked in an ongoing legal battle that sources close to say is becoming increasingly “hostile,” reports The Blast.

Despite having posed together for a picture that Birdman shared on his Instagram, he and Wayne might not be as buddy-buddy as they would lead us to believe. It would have appeared by Birdman's latest 'Gram where he referred to Wayne as “my son” that the two were on the road to patching things up, but now sources are revealing that things are not as they seem. 

 

Me and my SON #YMCMBEAST

A post shared by Birdman5star (@birdman5star) on Mar 26, 2018 at 2:16am PDT

According to documents obtained by The Blast, Cash Money has been ordered to hand over specific documents relating to Nicki Minaj and Drake regarding the $51 million lawsuit that Wayne filed nearly three years ago. The lawsuit claimed that Cash Money owes Wayne millions in royalties, and more frustratingly, has continually delayed the release of Tha Carter V

While publicly, Weezy and Birdman may appear to have squashed their beef, it seems that under the surface there still remains a lot of bitterness, and sources have revealed that even after the lawsuit is resolved, “There will be no connection, no ties, and no business relationship.” 

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Odell Beckham Jr. Drug Drama; Sherman Switches Sides; Most Annoying Duke Players | Out of Bounds

Gilbert Arenas makes a triumphant return to #OutofBounds with absolutely no chill! The team kicks things off with the 2018 NCAA Tournament bracket, discussing which schools were done dirty, which ones are likely to pull of upsets, and which team the guys like to win it all. Gil takes issue with the NCAA letting teams like struggling Oklahoma slide in on the strength of early wins and explains why Sooners star Trae Young is in trouble come pre-draft workouts. Next, OOB tackles vengeful cornerback Richard Sherman, who signed with the rival 49ers shortly after the Seahawks cut him. Gil weighs in on the revenge factor, incentive-based contracts, fans burning jerseys, and how the 49ers view Sherman’s outspokenness in the wake of the Colin Kaepernick protest drama. In other NFL news, the crew reacts to the viral video that appears to show superstar Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and an IG model with a blunt and some coke. Opinions vary on what the substances are and what the fallout may be, and Gil shares a weed-tastic story of an old girlfriend to illustrate his point, plus breaks down why you’ll never see him in a viral video. Finally, following Grayson Allen’s latest dirty dickhead incident (add a hip-check to his list of trips), bitter Duke hater Gil and the boys list the most annoying Dukies ever. The words are strong and so are the cases they make!

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Rick Ross Hangs Out With Gucci Mane in New Instagram Photos

Saturday, Gucci Mane posted several pictures with Rick Ross via Instagram—seeming to at least partially support statements from Maybach Music’s Fat Trel that Ross was doing well after a hospital stay earlier in March.

“Ross I'm glad u Good Vato!” Gucci wrote in the caption of one picture, featuring himself, Ross, and another crewmember. Ross was photographed holding double-stacked Styrofoam cups.

 

Rozay and the ESKIMOS #1017EskimoBoyzVol1

A post shared by Gucci Mane (@laflare1017) on Mar 10, 2018 at 5:40pm PST

Ross made headlines on March 2, after a TMZ report stated the rapper was hospitalized for a possible heart attack and was receiving a respiratory treatment. Fat Trel then confirmed Ross was in the hospital but refuted rumors of Ross being on life support. A subsequent TMZ report said Ross returned from the hospital after a four-day stay.

In 2014, Rick Ross confirmed shedding 90 pounds and adopting a healthier lifestyle after suffering two seizures.

“I woke up from that and I was like, ‘Wow. I really need to reevaluate what I’m doing,’” Ross told Sara Haines of Good Morning America.

Ross also appeared in a brief clip from Gucci Mane’s Instagram Stories feed in addition to incorporating a pic from the same photo opportunity with Gucci into his own IG feed.

 

Port of Miami II Coming! #MMG

A post shared by The Boss Rick Ross (@richforever) on Mar 10, 2018 at 5:38pm PST

“Port of Miami II coming! #MMG,” Ross wrote in the caption of his own Instagram picture with Gucci Mane, hinting at a sequel to 2006 album, Port of Miami.

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Matt Barnes Tried to Wish His Ex Happy Birthday and It Backfired Immediately

Gloria Govan, the ex-wife of former NBA player Matt Barnes, celebrated her 33rd birthday on Thursday. To mark the occasion, Barnes—who has endured his fair share of well-publicized problems with Govan over the course of the last few years—took to Instagram to post a photo of Govan along with the couple’s twin boys. He also shared what appeared to be a nice message for Govan wishing her a happy birthday.

“Although things have been rocky to say the least the last 4 years I hope that for the sake of our two beautiful baby boys we can come together & co parent them to the best of our abilities!” Barnes wrote. “No more games or bullshit… They need both of our love & support equally! We lead different lives now but we still on the same team.”

There didn’t seem to be anything malicious attached to the caption Barnes wrote. But apparently, Govan didn’t see things that way. Because shortly after Barnes’ IG photo went up, Govan clapped back at Barnes in the comments section with a message of her own. She did say thank you—but she quickly followed it up by taking aim at Barnes and pointing out that she is scheduled to see him in court next week over a legal situation brewing between the two.

“Thank you, I think?” Govan wrote. “And yes One can only continue to pray that you take your own advice and learn to peacefully co parent! But until then I’ll see you in court next week because you love a frivolous lawsuit. But hey let’s keep co-parenting.”

Okaaaaaaay then.

While Barnes didn’t seem to intend to throw shots at Govan with his original message, his tone changed when he responded to Govan’s comment with another message. This time, he lobbed some pretty serious allegations at Govan before punctuating his comment with a slightly pettier version of “happy birthday.”

“Well…” Barnes wrote. “Stealing money my social security # & forging my signature to buy your parents night club & house is pretty serious. But hey…I tried! See you in court! Oh & happy bday.”

Barnes also posted this on IG later.

 

‼️ Back on my Pac shit! #PowerToThePeople on the way ✊🏽

A post shared by matt_barnes9 (@matt_barnes9) on Feb 22, 2018 at 8:51pm PST

At this point, Barnes and Govan have been going back and forth like this for years, so none of this is all that surprising. But it’s pretty amazing to see that, after all this time, the hate they have for one another still seems to be so fresh in their minds. Maybe one day that will change, but for now, don’t count on that day coming anytime soon.

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Guest Matt Barnes Pulls No Punches; Blake Ex Drama; Should Refs Get Ejected? | Out of Bounds

On today’s show, NBA bad boy Matt Barnes joins Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds crew to discuss on- and off-court hoops action. Getting things started, Matt tells the back story of his infamous fake pass at Kobe’s face, which revealed Black Mamba to be as cold-blooded as they come. Next, the guys give their two cents on a lawsuit that Blake Griffin’s former fiancee filed on Valentine’s Day, dragging the five-time All-Star, who’s now dating model Kendall Jenner. The suit claims he’s a deadbeat dad who prioritizes Hollywood celebrity over family. Matt, who played with Blake, shares some observations and words of wisdom about bitter exes. In less ugly V-Day news, Giannis Antetokounmpo put his girlfriend on blast, showing off the sex toy she got him on IG live. The gang decides whether that was fair or foul, and Gil explains how he would make use of the thoughtful gift. Following the ejection of Isaiah Thomas and Rajon Rondo last night, for a skirmish reportedly fueled by shade Rondo threw at IT, the team says the real problem is the refs, and offers a suggestion for how the NBA should deal with bad, whistle-happy officials. Gil and Matt then put to rest the debate over whether or not Warriors coach Steve Kerr disrespected the Suns Monday by letting his players call their own plays. And finally, in “The Pull-Up,” the NBA vets advise the league on how it can fix the All-Star Game and the weekend generally. If the Association doesn’t finish with these great assists, it needs to be sent to the G League.

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LeBron James Leaves Cryptic Instagram Post About ‘Lazy’ People After Cavaliers Loss

Today is the last day of January. And do you know who is really happy about that? The Cavaliers and their fans.

January has been an absolute nightmare for LeBron James & Co. Between losing eight of the 13 games they played this month, losing their composure during team meetings, and, most recently, losing Kevin Love for the next six to eight weeks due to a broken hand, there wasn’t a whole lot that went right for Cleveland over the last 31 days. LeBron did manage to score his 30,000th point during the month—but even that took place during a blowout loss to the undermanned Spurs.

So yeah, no one is looking forward to February more than the Cavaliers right now. But before they make it to next month, it appears as though they’re going to have to endure one more mini-controversy, thanks to something LeBron posted on his Instagram Story on Wednesday morning. As several of LeBron’s IG followers saw, he put up the quote, “When you become lazy it’s disrespectful to those who believe in you,” along with the “100” emoji.

If anyone except LeBron had posted that same quote, it probably wouldn’t have been a big deal at all. But because it was LeBron who did it—he has earned a reputation for being the king of subliminals—this will probably end up being a huge deal between now and the end of the day.

There are already some people speculating about who LeBron may have referencing with his IG Story post. Was it Love? Isaiah Thomas? Tristan Thompson? J.R. Smith?

The jury is still out. It might turn out LeBron wasn't talking about any of his teammates. But given the current climate of the Cavaliers' locker room and the timing of LeBron's post—it came just hours after the Cavaliers lost to the Pistons on the road—many people believe LeBron must have been referencing someone he plays with.

Somewhat amazingly, this isn’t even the only controversy LeBron has caused in the last 12 hours. On Tuesday night, he sent out this tweet congratulating James Harden on dropping 60 points (and a triple-double!) during a historic performance against the Magic.

Harden responded.

And it led to more than a few people speculating about how those two tweets were somehow proof LeBron will eventually end up playing with Harden in Houston.

The Cavaliers have one more game against the Heat on Wednesday night to close out the month of January. It clearly can’t come and go quickly enough for the Cavaliers and their fans.

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Fans Keep Reminding Rihanna That She Owes Joel Embiid a Date Now That He’s an All-Star

Philadelphia 76ers​ forward Joel Embiid has been trying to take Rihanna on a date since he entered the league back in 2014. After publicly announcing that he was moving on from a crush on Kim Kardashian to Rihanna, he first started tweeting at her in July 2014—half-jokingly asking the singer on dinner dates.

Rihanna quickly followed him back on Twitter and Embiid said she was considering his offer, but it never materialized into anything. A month later, Embiid shared a cryptic tweet saying that a “famous girl” turned him down and told him, “Come back when you're [an] All Star.”

TMZ later confirmed that the “famous girl” was in fact Rihanna. Embiid wasn't able to make good on his side of the bargain and become an All-Star after getting injured, however. That changed this week when Embiid was named a starter on the Eastern Conference's All-Star team.

Now, fans are flooding Rihanna with messages, making sure she follows through on her end of the deal. Right now, all of her recent posts on Instagram are full of “@joelembiid” tags and comments like, “He's an All-Star now give him a call.”

Joel did have some words about the whole situation, seemingly switching the tables and turning Rihanna down.

Rihanna has yet to publicly respond to any of this, but people on Twitter aren't having a hard time imagining what each of their thoughts are.

Over three years after first shooting his shot, it looks like this might finally work out in Embiid's favor.

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