Carmelo Anthony Reveals 2 Major Trades That Almost Happened This Summer

Carmelo Anthony sent shockwaves through the NBA community last Saturday when he agreed to waive his no-trade clause so that the Knicks could deal him to the Thunder. It gave Oklahoma City three superstars on its roster—Anthony will be joined by Russell Westbrook and Paul George next season—and it also made the Western Conference even more talented than it already was (R.I.P. Eastern Conference, smh).

On Thursday, Anthony sent even more shockwaves through the NBA community with some comments he made on SiriusXM Radio. While talking about his trade, he said that he came close to being traded not once but twice at other times during the offseason. One of those trades involved him heading to Houston to join James Harden and Chris Paul on the Rockets.

“A deal was done with Houston early, then for some reason, whatever happened behind-the-scenes, it didn’t go through,” he said. “It fell through, then we had to really start paying attention and thinking about other options.”

That trade, according to Anthony, nearly went down in July. And there was another trade involving Anthony that almost happened a few weeks before that on the night of the 2017 NBA Draft. Anthony claims that he and George were scheduled to be dealt to the Cavaliers in deals that would have put Anthony, George, and LeBron James on the same team during the upcoming season. But that trade was also called off before it was finalized.

“It was funny because me and PG was supposed to be in Cleveland on draft night,” he said on SiriusXM. “We were communicating about that. The deal was actually done, and it got called off on draft night, so me and PG stayed connected throughout the course of the [offseason]. We never even talked about OKC, though.”

It’s pretty crazy to think about how all of this played out. And it’s also pretty crazy to think about what might have happened if Anthony had been traded to either the Cavaliers or Rockets. It could have affected where a bunch of other players, including guys like Kyrie Irving and Dwyane Wade, landed. And it could have shaken up the NBA even more this summer. What an offseason.

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Lakers Are Rumored to Pass on Drafting Lonzo Ball

LaVar Ball might not want to read this article. LaVar talked about the Lakers drafting his son, Lonzo, so much that when the Lakers received the No. 2 pick in the lottery, people started talking as if the pick were a done deal.

Fultz to the Celtics, then Ball to the Lakers, then we’ll see what happens…

Rumors have surfaced, however, that the Lakers are far from sold on Lonzo Ball.

Today, basketball reporter Jordan Schultz tweeted that a source informed him the Lakers are not currently planning on drafting Ball—and they seem pretty certain, per Schultz.

You have to be cautious of this type of report, because teams can use press to persuade trade partners or manipulate other teams. But, if this is true, who could the Lakers be eyeing at No. 2?

Earlier this week, Schultz tweeted that a source told him Kentucky's De’Aaron Fox has for some teams become the highest-rated point guard in the draft.

If Fultz falls, he’s an option, as is Kansas’ Josh Jackson. Duke swingman Jayson Tatum is likely the only other player who could sneak up that high.

Ball, the talented former UCLA guard, averaged 14.6 points, 7.6 assists, and 6.0 rebounds per game in his lone NCAA season.

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Dillon Francis Owes His Comedic Tendencies to Jim Carrey

I think we all have idols growing up, people that we look up to. I know that I wanted to be a Power Ranger for the longest time, then a member of TMNT, and then probably the villain from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (I was a messed up kid.) Others go the more wholesome approach, choosing to emulate figures that promote sensitivity and caring about others, like Mr. Rogers or Norbert from Angry Beavers. (Again, messed up kid here.)

Dillon has made a name for himself and his alter egos including DJ Hanzel (the German deep house producer), Becky (an upper-class stereotypical white girl), Klaud (a fashion critic from Central Europe) and Treva (a spoiled Australian teenager) via his instagram that currently has nearly 500,000 followers.

Dillon Francis on the other hand really admired Jim Carrey, according to an interview with Village Voice.

The Los Angeles native says he grew up sheltered — he was pretty much only allowed to watch comedies as a kid. “I think during that time Jim Carrey was pretty PG; that was like the main person I was obsessed with when I was younger,” Francis says. “I think that helped a lot with, you know, me just not really caring about what I do and just trying to make people laugh. Because I just enjoy it. It’s one of my favorite things, making people laugh.”

Jim Carrey is one of my personal favorite comedic actors and I can quote many of his movies off-hand, especially Ace Ventura and Bruce Almighty, so it’s nice to see that I have that in common with Francis.

Goats are like mushrooms…(@votclothing)

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You can read the whole story on Village Voice.


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Childish Gambino Uses Fake Porn Site to Promote ‘The Deep Web Tour’

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Taking a lead from his album title Because the Internet, Childish Gambino launched a fake porn site to promote The Deep Web tour. Gambino tweeted, “for advanced tickets for my #thedeepwebtour ask abella about “tickets”: .” is a fake sex chat site starring adult star Abella Anderson. When “Tickets” is typed into the chat query, a link to The Deep Web Tour website comes up. A similar theme was used in Gambino’s “3005” music video. In the visual, the actor/rapper and Anderson have a PG-13 sex chat.

The Deep Web Tour kicks off in London on February 4, and then hits the United States for stops including New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom and the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

For those wondering, “The Deep Web” also known as the so-called “dark web” is the hidden part of the Internet reserved for largely illegal activities like sex, guns and drugs. It was recently featured on the cover of Time.