LeBron James Wished Lonzo Ball Happy Birthday, and OMG, He’s Signing With the Lakers, Isn’t He?

Does LeBron James want everyone to think he’s signing with the Lakers next summer? There are already plenty of people who think he’s going to head west when he becomes a free agent in July 2018, including some NBA fans who are convinced that he’s going to take his talents to Los Angeles and sign with the Lakers. And on Friday, he threw a few more logs on that fire by taking to Twitter to wish Lonzo Ball a happy 20th birthday.

Now, it’s not out of the ordinary to see LeBron wishing his famous friends happy birthday on social media. Just the other day, he posted this on Instagram for Drake’s 31st birthday.

But because there are so many people who are already convinced that LeBron is going to the Lakers, his tweet for Lonzo raised a lot of eyebrows. And there are now people who think this is definitive proof that he’s headed to L.A.

You buying it? Whatever the case, the #LeBronZo hype is clearly real.

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#LifeAtComplex: Basketball Shoot Out – Marcus Jordan Vs. Tony Mui

#LifeAtComplex is a daily vlog that offers an inside look at Complex. Watch as Tony Mui takes viewers behind-the-scenes in the office—you never know who or what will pop up.

On today's episode Tony and Michael Jordan's son, Marcus Jordan, finally settle there long ongoing feud. Marcus hops off the plane and heads straight to Terminal 23, where an epic nail biting 3 point contest ensues. You don't want to miss this! 

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Most Fire Teacher Ever Raps Geography Remix of “Bodak Yellow,” Class Goes Crazy

Cardi B is on another level. She's been shutting it down at her FOMO-inducing live shows, which feature her performing the No. 3 Billboard Hot 100 single “Bodak Yellow.” The hit transitioned from underground to mainstream with the quickness, catapulting the Bronx rapper and all-around entertainer to the top of numerous music charts and earning her regular spins at radio stations nationwide. The song is so popular that Cardi even dropped a Spanish version. (Why not? “Despacito” has been killing it on the charts.)

With this much visibility, it was only a matter of time before someone got creative and put their own spin on it. Cue Erica Buddington. The Brooklyn author and arts educator posted a clip to Twitter Thursday that showed her rapping “Bodak Yellow” to her 6th grade Capital Prep Harlem class. (The school was opened by Diddy and renowned educator [and noted enemy of teachers unions] Dr. Steve Perry just last year.) Of course, it came with a twist: she made it all about geography.

She got a stamp of approval from the Money Mover herself.

According to her website, Erica is the founder of a company called Langston League, which “designs equitable and culturally relevant curriculum, with an emphasis on literacy, for children of color.” She's also the Social Justice and History Curriculum Lead at Capital Prep Harlem. On Friday afternoon, she gave an update on the reception of her version of Cardi's banger:

I reached out to Erica on Twitter, and she told me this isn't the first time she's flipped a song for education purposes.

“We've used the 'Panda' beat for figurative language,” she said via DM. “And we have poems and little verses for little things. 'Panda' was more so them. This was mostly me. We have another for history, modifying 'Mask Off' so they can learn their presidents. Last year, to learn rocks, a science teacher did 'We Will Rock You.' They love it!”

Erica emphasized that these remixes don't always come from just her.

“[My students] say little phrases in class and I put most of the rest of it together,” she said. “I helped them write it, but I want it to be about them. They deserve it.”

Teachers these days are going above and beyond to connect with their students. Just earlier this year, a Georgia middle school teacher remixed “Bad and Boujee” to recap the Civil War.

Representation matters, y'all.

As for Cardi B, she's officially on one: she performed at the Mayweather/McGregor weigh-in on Friday.

May good fortune continue to rain down upon all who recognize “Bodak Yellow” for the blessing it is.

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Watch This Teacher Rap About the Civil War Over Migos’ “Bad and Boujee”

A lot can happen over an instrumental of Migos' Ellen DeGeneres-approved “Bad and Boujee.” For one middle school teacher in Georgia, the track was perfect for a Civil War history lesson:

The “my bitch is bad and boujee” refrain is tweaked to “my troops are mad and losing,” with references to General Grant and the Emancipation Proclamation popping up later in teacher David Yancey's take on the Culture single. Peep the full lyrical update here.

Last month, Yancey shared an educational reworking of Adele's “Hello.”

Thankfully, Mr. Yancey has Twitter and has been tweeting out links to his official YouTube channel since garnering thousands of retweets from Josie Duffy Rice's original post. In response to a tweet Monday, Yancey said that the updated lyrics are standards-based:

“I am a middle school social studies teacher and I try my best to engage the students where they are,” Yancey told Complex Monday. “I try to build rapport, teach the material, and ultimately bridge the gap. Too often teachers just tell students to learn things because we say so, but instead we need to meet them where they are. I ask the students the song that the kids are into and I adjust the content to match.”

Migos' hit single got a Golden Globes shout-out last month when Atlanta star and creator Donald Glover heaped praise on it during his Best Actor acceptance speech. “I just really want to thank Atlanta and all the black folks in Atlanta,” Glover said. “For real. Just for being alive and doing amazing [things] and being amazing people. I couldn't be here without Atlanta. And I really want to thank the Migos—not for being in the show—but for making 'Bad and Boujee.' Like, that's the best song ever.”

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