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The 2017/2018 NBA season kicked off this week, as the Detroit Pistons held their home opener on Wednesday night at their new $2.1 billion home, Little Caesars Arena. Along with performances by DeJ Loaf and Skylar Grey, the Pistons pulled out a major surprise as Eminem attended the home opener. Right before the Pistons tipped off against the Charlotte Hornets, Slim Shady took to the mic to get his hometown crowd hyped for the new season and their return to the Motor City after playing for decades in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

ran into big bro @ the Pistons home opener @eminem, new levels for our city! #NoFavors,” said Big Sean, who was also in attendance and posed for a picture with Eminem. “Great to see @bigsean at the @detroitpistons game tonight – so much Detroit love in the house,” said the veteran MC on his Instagram account.

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Yesterday, Diddy took to Twitter to express his frustrations with the NFL’s apathetic stance towards minority players following Colin Kaepernick’s oppression driven protest of the National Anthem. His stream of consciousness soon transitioned from airy aspirations to obtainable solutions.

Initially looking to purchase the Roger Goodell commissioned compound, the Forbes 2017 Hip-Hop Cash King is now set on helping create the first black-owned football league. Check out the music mogul’s telling tweets after the jump!

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Uninterrupted, the media platform founded by LeBron James and his business partner Maverick Carter, bring together three kings from the worlds of hoops and hip-hop to pay tribute to Vince Carter. In the 20-minute conversation below, LeBron sits down with Toronto’s own Drake and former Raptors star Chris Bosh to reflect on the legacy of Vinsanity, now in his 19th season in the league and first with the Sacramento Kings. With the jokes flying, the guys discuss how Vince made Toronto cool, how he took dunking to a whole nother altitude and how he made a generation of kids believe basketball shoes could make you fly.

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YG and Mike WiLL Made-It join forces, pairing up for a new record in support of the “Heart of a Lion” campaign by adidas. To promote their Z.N.E. Pulse collection, the sportswear company taps the Compton rapper and Atlanta producer to create a song inspired by NFL Super Bowl MVP Von Miller’s heartbeat. The end result? A new anthem is born for the Denver Broncos star. Watch the new commercial starring the trio, plus hear the full version of “Heart of a Lion” down below.

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Champs Sports has brought Hip-Hop and the NFL together with “The Moment” campaign series. Now into the fourth installment, the sportswear company shines the light on the south. 2 Chainz and NFL MVP Cam Newtoen star in their latest commercial, where the Carolina Panthers QB speaks on his unique fashion sense and different style of play on the filed. 2 Chainz uses the ad to debut a brand new track titled “Let Me In.” Watch the two Atlanta natives in Champs’ new commercial below.

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Travis Scott Referenced 42 Times During Sports Segment
 

KSBY-TV’s (NBC affiliate station) news anchor Scott Daniels just might be the biggest Travis Scott fan on the west coast. What brings me to that conclusion? Well, while doing a three-minute sports segment the Santa Barbara media personality seamlessly referenced the G.O.O.D Music signee 42 times.

Watch the epic experience after the jump and lookout for Scott’s Astroworld project dropping soon.

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The biggest stars from the NBA gathered together on Monday night (Jun. 26) for the first-ever National Basketball Association Awards. Taking place at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York City, the inaugural show was hosted by none other than Drake. Arriving with fan-favorite NBC Sports reporter Rosalyn “Ros” Gold-Onwude as his date, Drizzy showed off his hosting duties with various hilarious moments and monologues throughout the two-hour show broadcasted on NBC.

Highlights included an opening monologue, where the Canadian superstar and actor/comedian Will Ferrell play handshake coaches while cracking jokes at Toronto Raptors All-Star DeMar DeRozen. Drake also showed off his acting chops later in the show, playing Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry in a parody where he tries to celebrate a championship with his teammates but falls under the spell of his wife.

Russell Westbrook (MVP), Draymond Green (Defensive Player of the Year), Mike D’Antoni (Coach of the Year) were the big winners of night, while Nicki Minaj performed a medley with guest 2 Chainz. Watch all the highlights from Drake hosting the 2017 NBA Awards below.

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The inaugural NBA Awards arrived at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York City on Monday night (Jun. 26). Hosted by Drake, the two-hour show broadcasted on TNT awarded excellence in the league in major categories like Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and more. With stars like Russell Westbrook, James Harden, John Wall in attendance, the night featured a musical performance by Nicki Minaj.

The Queen Barbz took to the stage to perform a medley of songs including “Realize” with 2 Chainz, “No Frauds,” and her Katy Perry-collaboration “Swish Swish.”

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Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight Officially Confirmed
 

On August 26th, boxing frontrunner Floyd “Money” Mayweather and UFC’s Conor McGregor will square off for their highly anticipated cross-promotional fight. With tickets rumored to go on sale as early as next week, the hardcore sparring match will more than likely be held at MGM Grand Garden or T-Mobile Arena.

Showtime Pay-Per-View will distribute the multi-million dollar event, with marketing to be headed by Mayweather Promotions. Let’s get ready to rumble!

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Yesterday, an ESPN report made the rounds claiming that LeBron James and Kevin Durant, current NBA Finals rivals, recorded a “secret” rap song together back in 2011.

Earlier today, an employee Spider Studios in Ohio — where LeBron and KD worked out together during the 2011 lockout — confirmed the existence of the track by sharing a preview on Twitter. And holy shit, it’s not bad!

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