J.R. Smith Reportedly Suspended for Throwing Bowl of Soup at Cavs’ Assistant Coach Damon Jones

ESPN reports that Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith received his one-game suspension earlier this week because of an altercation with assistant coach Damon Jones, but the most important piece of information regarding the incident comes from what Jones was allegedly attacked with. Multiple sources with insider information claim Smith threw a bowl of soup at Jones.

Before the Cavaliers' 108-97 loss to the 76ers on Thursday night, the team announced that Smith would be sitting the game out. Assistant coach Damon Jones and Smith have both declined to comment on the situation, but head coach Tyronn Lue explained he had “a little discussion” with Smith over the incident. Smith is already playing again today, but understandably, people on Twitter have had a field day with the news.

Hopefully the soup wasn't hot, but considering that Smith is already playing again, it probably wasn't all that dangerous. Don't throw soup, kids.

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Rick Ross Reportedly on a Form of Life Support After Being Found Unresponsive (UPDATE)

UPDATED 7:00 p.m. ET: TMZ is reporting that Rick Ross has been hooked up to a machine called ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) that's keeping him alive in a Miami area hospital's cardio unit after he was initially found unresponsive. Early indications point towards a heart attack, although at this time that's unconfirmed. His heart and lungs have been taken over by the machine he's hooked up to, meaning he's currently on life support.

The report has since been disputed by Maybach Music Group associate Fat Trel, who took to Instagram to say he spoke with Rick Ross. According to Trel, Ross is “good” and “not on 'life support.'”

MMG's own Rockie Fresh also intimated TMZ's report was inaccurate. “TMZ gassin,” he wrote on Twitter.

See below for original story.

Rick Ross is reportedly in the hospital for respiratory treatment related to possible pneumonia.

A 911 call was placed by someone at Ross' Miami-area residence around 3:30 a.m. Thursday, according to TMZ. Police sources claim that the “person in distress,” reportedly Ross, became “combative” following a period of heavy breathing. A Ross source added that the issue is “heart-related,” but an unnamed family member has denied the hospitalization entirely. Reps for Ross did not immediately respond to Complex's request for comment.

Last year, Ross appeared on Dr. Oz amid his Rather You Than Me promo tour and discussed the back-to-back seizures he suffered while flying in 2011. “I went hard, you know,” he said. “It didn't seem as bad to me because the majority of the time I would be putting in work. The other time I would be partying, and the rest of the time it kind of blended. And that went on for years and years and years. I just developed those certain patterns.”

Ross dropped off the video for his T-Pain and Kodak Black collab “Florida Boy” last month.

Port of Miami 2: Born to Kill, according to comments Ross gave to Tim Westwood in November, is set to be released this year. “I'm digging deep into these joints, these records, these collaborations,” Ross said at the time. “I'm just going all out. It's the 10th one.” DJ Khaled has been involved with the sessions in some capacity. “Port of Miami 2 in the works,” he told fans last August.

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Watch Klay Thompson Do the Most Random Interview Ever While Walking Around NYC

After playing against the Nets in Brooklyn on Sunday night, the Warriors had an off day on Monday. And that gave a couple of Golden State stars the opportunity to fulfill some media obligations in New York City.

Steph Curry stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night, and during his appearance on the show, he spoke about everything from serving as a taste-tester for his wife Ayesha at home to having his own line of Under Armour sneakers. He also made a well-timed joke about Fallon’s decision to take up “smoking” as a hobby while he was on the show. You can check out Curry’s appearance on The Tonight Show (“smoking” joke at the 1:20 mark) below.

But that was far from the most newsworthy media appearance made by a member of the Warriors on Monday. Because while Curry was taping his Tonight Show segment, his teammate Klay Thompson was off taking part in a media appearance of his own, and it involved a very important topic: Scaffolding. Yes, scaffolding.

If you’ve ever walked around New York City, you know that scaffolding is literally everywhere. It’s hard to walk for more than a block without having to walk under it. And somehow, Fox 5 in NYC was lucky enough to land a man on the street interview with Thompson, who talked about his approach to scaffolding as he made his way around the Big Apple on Monday. You can check out a portion of the interview below.

“I usually observe if the piping and stuff is new,” Thompson, who was identified as “NBA Player” by Fox 5, said. “Sometimes, you know, if it’s something that looks like it’s been there awhile, I kind of try to avoid that.”


If this seems like the most random interview you’ve ever seen an NBA player do, you’re not alone. This clip of Thompson talking scaffolding has been making the rounds on social media, and it’s been getting quite a reaction out there.

Can we request more clips of Thompson talking to local news people in every city he visits? The Warriors travel to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder on Wednesday night. Good luck topping this, OKC.

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Kyrie Irving Doesn’t Know What to Make of Cavaliers’ Offseason or LeBron James’ Uncertain Future

Earlier this week, a USA Today report indicated that LeBron James has been frustrated with the way things have gone for the Cavaliers so far this summer. While a bunch of teams around the league have improved through free agency, the Cavaliers have been surprisingly quiet when it has come to trying to improve their team. And when you couple that with the fact that LeBron is going to be a free agent next summer and could conceivably leave Cleveland to finish off his career elsewhere, it has left a lot of NBA fans confused as to which direction the Cavaliers are going to go moving forward.

Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving sounds like he’s just as confused as everyone else. On Tuesday night, Irving attended Sports Illustrated’s Fashionable 50 event in Los Angeles, and while he was walking the red carpet, SI asked Irving about the Cavaliers’ offseason and LeBron’s uncertain future with the team. And Irving acknowledged that it’s a strange time for the Cavaliers right now.

“We’re in a peculiar place,” Irving said. “The best thing we can do is handle things with class and professionalism. Obviously, we have a great owner that’s willing to spend a little money on guys that he believes in. At this point, we just see what happens throughout the summer.”

It’s worth noting that, while LeBron’s impending free agency has been a big source of discussion this summer, Irving could also be a free agent after the 2018-19 NBA season. And that means that his days with the Cavaliers could also be numbered, especially if LeBron skips town next summer and the Cavaliers don’t have a clear plan in place for the future.

The good news for Cavaliers fans is that, despite the “peculiar” summer they’ve had thus far, they’re still going to have a great chance to make yet another run to the NBA Finals next season. But beyond that? No one seems to know what the future might hold for the team. Not even the guy who could become the face of the franchise if and when LeBron decides to leave.

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Lana Del Rey Drops Teaser of New Song f/ ASAP Rocky and Playboi Carti


We made a lot of good ones but I think we picked the best ones for the record @asaprocky @playboicarti @boi1da

A post shared by Lana Del Rey (@lanadelrey) on Jun 2, 2017 at 4:50pm PDT

On Friday night, Lana Del Rey shared an Instagram video containing a snippet of what appeared to be a new song. The caption didn't give a title, but it strongly implied that the track would be on her upcoming album Lust for Life. More interesting that that, though, was who she tagged in the status: ASAP Rocky, Playboi Carti, and producer Boi-1da. And sure enough, it does sound like that could be Rocky and/or Carti on the excerpt.  

The potential album cut comes hot on the heels of other new releases by the singer. She put out the title track, featuring The Weeknd, in April, and followed that up with a video for the tune last month. She has recently released the track “Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind.” In addition, we already know what the cover art for Lust for Life is going to be.

For more information about Lust for Life, make sure to read our roundup of everything we know so far.

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Chris Bosh’s NBA Career Appears to Be Over

Chris Bosh has been stuck at an odd crossroads. He’s an 11-time All-Star and, at age 33, still has plenty of ability. This NBA Finals is loaded with talent, but put him on either team today and he’d likely still be a major factor in the series.

But since the 2016 All-Star Weekend, due to a scary blood clot condition in his leg, doctors have ruled Bosh unfit to play in the NBA. Bosh failed a preseason physical. He insists he’s OK and has remained determined to get back on the court.

His plans to return took a big hit Friday. Bosh was reviewed by a “Fitness to Play” panel from the NBA and the players’ union, and the panel deemed he has a career-ending illness. This matches what Heat doctors have been saying all along.

This allows the Miami Heat to waive Bosh of the two years and $52 million remaining on his contract. This will give the Heat about $37 million in salary cap space.

This doesn’t definitively mean Bosh will never play in the NBA again, but it seems very unlikely. He will need to wait for nine months, convince a team to sign him, and then be approved by the same Fitness to Play panel that just deemed him unable to compete.

This is certainly unfavorable for Bosh, but it’s not going to make him broke. He is guaranteed to receive his remaining $25.3 million salary for 2017-18 and $26.8 million for 2018-19. Much of that is covered by insurance.

League executives already had expressed concerns about signing Bosh.

Bosh had an incredible career that included two titles. Unfortunately, that career looks to be almost certainly over at this point. 

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Inside XXXTentacion’s Complicated Legal Situation

Late last week Florida rapper XXXTentacion—whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy—was released from jail in his home state after pleading no contest to charges of home invasion and aggravated battery with a firearm. These charges stem from a November 2015 incident in which he allegedly entered the home of Che Thomas and robbed him at gunpoint. The deal to withhold adjudication of the charges essentially means that the disposition of the crimes he is charged with committing will be suspended, provided he successfully completes a six-year probationary period under court mandated conditions. Among a series of requirements, the probation order states that Onfroy will not violate any law, possess a firearm or weapon, associate with any persons engaged in criminal activity, or visit places where drugs are used. If he manages to complete this strict probation, the charges will effectively disappear and Onfroy’s record will be clear.

This status is what many judges view as a logical compromise to keep young, sometimes first-time defendants out of jail and give them an opportunity to restore their behavior. At 19, however, Onfroy’s future may already have been decided on another set of pending charges that will land him back in court in just a few weeks. He’s set to begin trial on May 1 for charges stemming from an October 6, 2016 incident in which Onfroy allegedly strangled and battered his pregnant ex-girlfriend to the point where “both eyes became shut and the victim could not see.”

The prosecution appears to have ample evidence, including multiple affidavits of witnesses, 51 pages of medical records which presumably support the victim’s claims, and incriminating audio recordings of the defendant.

In an interview from prison with XXL earlier this year, Onfroy stated there was “no evidence in both cases,” and that the victim is “lying and scamming the fuck out of everybody.” The prosecution, however, appears to have ample evidence, including multiple affidavits of witnesses, 51 pages of medical records which presumably support the victim’s claims, and incriminating audio recordings of the defendant. Pitchfork reported in February that the records also include images of injuries allegedly perpetrated by Onfroy. In a recording of a phone call he made from jail, Onfroy claims that the girl was “jumped,” and that she she was never pregnant.  

Nevertheless, the detail of her disputed pregnancy is not germane to the case and the evidence appears to suggest a pattern of abuse beyond the October incident. Moreover, the mere fact that this case has gotten this far is likely a testament to the strength of the evidence in that regard. Many, if not most, domestic violence charges dissipate before trial. Factors such as the sensitive relationship between the perpetrator and the victim and/or witnesses, and sometimes lack of nonverbal evidence often hamstring prosecutors. Even some of the cases with detailed evidence fail to reach trial, as plea bargains are an overwhelmingly preferred compromise in the face of a high risk trial.  

At trial, Onfroy faces a minimum of 21 months and a max of 15 years in prison if convicted of aggravated battery. If he is found guilty of all other charges, he faces up to 30 years in total. Although it is unlikely that he will serve all of this time, given the breadth of evidence at play and his fairly well-documented reputation for violence, he will have a tough time convincing a jury he is not guilty. And even if he does, he still faces six years in which he will have to keep his record exceptionally clean; truly a tough bar for any 19 year old.

Among the most striking features of Onfroy’s public approach to the ordeal is his casual approach to violence and his constant denigration of his ex-girlfriend on social media. This has incited aggression within his followers; she continues to be publicly harassed on Twitter by fans and his Reddit community harbors discussions highlighting the misogynistic undertones of this case. Women victims in domestic violence situations face an excruciating uphill battle in being believed and protected from further consequences. Regardless of the details of any case, domestic violence allegations, particularly ones like these, should be taken incredibly seriously. A victim has little to gain by following through with the harrowing judicial process; she obtains no monetary damages and the process risks unmasking of intimate personal details and forces her to relive her trauma regularly. Fans are often willing to excuse behavior by their idols—but the costs of doing so in this case and in similar domestic violence cases are indisputable.   

While awaiting trial, Onfroy may already already be feeling some of the fallout of his reputation. Last week, rumors circulated that Onfroy had signed to Atlantic, but they were quickly shot down by his management. It wouldn’t be surprising if he was receiving major label interest at this stage; with over 665,000 followers on SoundCloud, he already has surpassed the attention that many major label acts drum up in the first few months. Atlantic is already home to Kodak Black, another young Florida rapper who, with Atlantic’s legal and moral support was initially offered a deal to “withhold adjudication” and is now awaiting trial on domestic violence charges. Perhaps labels are waiting to see how his trial plays out, or perhaps they aren’t yet truly interested. As Migos’ Offset put it earlier this week, commenting on XXXTentacion’s allegations that Drake bit his flow, “We ain’t even heard of you, shorty. Get your ass out of jail.”

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Listen To Deadmau5′s New Song ‘Phantoms Can’t Hang’

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 Listen To Deadmau5s New Song Phantoms Cant Hang

Right now Deadmau5 is racing his Purarri throughout Europe in the Gumball 3000.

While Deadmau5 continues one of the most epic rides of his life, we have for you the final album version of “Phantoms Can’t Hang” from his forthcoming album while (1<2) which is due out on June 17th.

GRiZ Releases New Song and Announces ‘Power In Numbers’ Tour

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Just released yesterday, GRiZ, the electro-funk extraordinaire, has wowed the masses yet again with his new track titled, Need This. The official music video documents large swaths of the “Rebel Era” tour that was recently completed and includes some personal thoughts and insights from Grant himself and other members of his touring family. Along with showing some behind the scenes glimpses into the shenanigans of the road, the video also documents some cool art and perspective shots that are always to be seen in these kinda videos. Need This starts off with a soulful guitar and trumpet track before transforming into a delicious saxophone experience that smoothly compliments the staccato scratching.

Equally exciting, if not more so, is the announcement that GRiZ will be touring with Pretty Lights Music artist/producer Michal Menert for the majority of the tour, which has been called the “Power In Numbers” tour. Exmag, of Lowtemp will be joining GRiZ for the first two tour dates which are in Aspen and Boulder, Colorado, respectively. Make sure to grab tickets for the show nearest you, as parts of this tour have already sold out the 21+ tickets and this is surely not to be a show you can afford to miss.