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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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Lil B Has Officially Lifted His Curse Off James Harden
 

Lil B recently stopped by First Take to talk NBA Finals, early predictions and his new found respect for Golden State Warriors main-stay Kevin Durant. The most important take away from the popular ESPN morning show’s epic episode was the Based God lifting his curse off Houston Rocket’s Point Guard James Harden.

Watch the entertaining clip after the jump and feel free to do the Lil B cooking sports celebration dance as it concludes.

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30 for 30
 

ESPN’s latest 30 For 30 special features none other then the legendary rivalry between Larry Bird’s Celtics and Magic Johnson’s Lakers. Dating back to the 1980’s, the two sides have hated each other and played physical every minute they’ve been on the court.

Watch the trailer for the highly anticipated short film after the break and catch it’s television premiere on June 13.

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Patrick Ewing will officially make his return to Georgetown, this time as Head Coach. The NBA Hall of Famer will replace John Thompson III, the son of Ewing’s former coach with the Hoyas. For the last few years, the 54-year-old veteran has served as Associate Head Coach of the Charlotte Hornets.

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Ray Allen once said the NBA actually stood for “No Boys Allowed.” But in today’s era where any sign of a scuffle leads to an automatic ejection, it’s hard to separate the men from the boys. So, The Ringer sat down two of the funniest sports fans around, Vince Staples and Hannibal Buress, to decide once and for all: who are the real NBA tough guys? And who are the fake NBA tough guys?

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Romeo x Hoop Dreams
 

In a recent interview with SLAM, Romeo Miller half-jokingly alluded to the idea that if he was as tall as Master P, he’d be dropping triple-doubles in the NBA instead of music. The rapper-turned-actor goes on to tell the magazine: “If I was in my dad’s body, 6-4, I’d be the LeBron of this day.”

During his sophomore season in high school, Miller beat out James Harden in a three-point contest, racked up some impressive stats, lead his team to a pair of AAU national titles and committed to University of Southern California.

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Commemorating the recent 20th anniversary of his tragic passing, the Barclays Center saluted the late, great Christopher Wallace on Sunday night. As the Brooklyn Nets faced off against the New York Knicks, the Barclays spread love with a special “Biggie Night” tribute.

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Today marks exactly 20 years since Biggie was shot and killed in Los Angeles, cutting short his life and career at the tender age of 24. To commemorate the anniversary, the Brooklyn Nets have announced they’ll be holding a “Biggie Night” at the Barclays Center this weekend.

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The 66th annual NBA All-Star Game took place on Sunday night (Feb. 19), live from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. 10-time Grammy Award-winner John Legend served as the evening’s main musical act, headlining this year’s halftime show. The singer/pianist performed a 13-minute medley of hits spanning his 13 year career, including the songs “All of Me,” “Start a Fire,” “Tonight (Best You Ever Had),” “Love Me Now,” “Used to Love U,” and “Green Light.”

Backed a group of singers dressed in black, the 37-year-old closed his soulful set with a beautiful and moving performance of the Oscar-winning “Glory.”

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