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The 2017 Sports Illustrated “Sportsperson of the Year” Award Show took place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Tuesday night (Dec. 5). Beyoncé made a surprise appearance at the event, brought out by The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah to present Colin Kaepernick with SI’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.

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Justin Timberlake has been announced as the headliner for Pepsi’s Super Bowl LII halftime show next year. Revealed on NBC’s broadcast of Sunday Night Football before kickoff between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons. The pop star also made his own announcement, in a quick 21-second skit with long-time friend Jimmy Fallon. It will be the 36-year old’s return to the Super Bowl half time show since his infamous 2004 performance with Janet Jackson. Dubbed “Nipplegate.” While doing the song “Rock Your Body” with Janet Jackson 13 years ago, the pair ended their set with Justin pulling off a part of Jackson’s costume, revealing her right breast. After huge backlash in the media and the NFL condeming the performance, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implemented a five-second delay during live TV performances thereafter.

Returning for a second time, Timberlake joins an iconic list of past performers that include Michael Jackson, Madonna, Diana Ross, Prince, U2, The Rolling Stones, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Coldplay and last year’s performer Lady Gaga. The 2018 NFL Super Bowl takes place on February 4, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Justine Skye was tapped to sing the U.S. National Anthem at the Brooklyn Nets’ home opener at Barclays Center on Friday night (Oct. 20). Skye, a Brooklyn native, used the moment to make a statement. Towards the end of singing the “Star Spangled Banner,” the brave 22-year-old kneeled while finishing her performance, showing support and solidarity for athletes who have been doing the same to shed light on brutality and racial injustice in America.

Got a bit shaky at the end.. was pretty uneasy about singing the anthem and probably won’t ever be invited to sing it again but I had to take a knee for the opening game in my city and let my voice be heard,” said Skye in an Instagram post of her kneeling. “We will not be silenced ✊🏾 #blacklivesmatter.” Players on the Brooklyn Nets reportedly locked arms as the Roc Nation songstress sung the anthem. “We recognize that tonight’s national anthem singer kneeled briefly at the end of her performance and we were not aware that she was going to do so,” a spokesperson for the Nets said in a statement sent to ABC.

Watch the moment below.

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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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