Cam’ron Says He’s Proud of Mase for “Finally Showing Some Guts”

Cam'ron Says He's Proud of Mase for "Finally Showing Some Guts"

(FreshAsFrankie) Friday, Mase dropped a scathing diss record “The Oracle” that took aim at Cam’ron and laid out secrets of the Dipset head honcho that goes back decades. The following day after mocking Pastor Betha on social media, Cam dropped a response track entitled, “Dinner Time.” WIth that rap opinions went soaring on who was the victor in the battle.

While Mase revisited his Murda Ma$e days and laid out some harsh claims about Cam, it doesn’t seem like either of them are taking the records too personally. Even commenting on them and saying they were brothers regardless of it all, shortly following the incident on Instagram.

However, that hasn’t stopped Mase from letting the rap world know he “unanimously” won the battle. Cam’ron has revealed to Complex that he was thrown off by the diss, but let’s take into consideration he openly threw shots at Mase on his new mixtape prior to Mase responding. “I put a project out called The Program two weeks ago and I told a story about something that happened in Harlem so basically he was probably upset that I told the story,” Cam revealed.

Despite it all, he said he’s proud of his former close friend. “It was out the blue, but I’m proud of him, he finally showed some guts after like 15 years. It took him 15 years, but I was really proud of him when I heard that,” Cam stated. The Diplomat said Mase finally “showed some heart.”

Who do you think won this hip-hop beef?

Source: COMPLEX

Derrick Rose May Walk Away From $80M Shoe Deal

Derrick Rose May Walk Away From $80M Shoe Deal

(FreshAsFrankie) Recently, Derrick Rose took an indefinite leave-of-absence from the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to reports, the point guard was hit with an ankle injury that he caught on November 7, which put him on the sidelines since then. Because of that, Rose is reportedly considering his future in the NBA, as well as an early retirement.

Now, the 29-year-old who is on a one-year contract with the Cavs may walk away from $80 million on his Adidas deal he signed in 2012.

ESPN reported that Adidas is “protected” from Rose’s current situation. The contract between Rose and Adidas states that the company is responsible for making and marketing a new Derrick Rose signature shoe every year he plays. However, if Rose decides to retire as reports have stated, then the remaining seven years of the deal are not required to pay out.

The extension on the deal Rose and Adidas made was for $185 million over 13 years.

Source: espn.com

LeBron Says He’s Interested in Purchasing the Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron Says He's Interested in Purchasing the Cleveland Cavaliers
(FreshAsFrankie) LeBron James is one of the sports world’s most prominent stars and has seen himself become a global brand. Aside from LeBron’s on-the-court prowess he’s been able to leverage his star power to make some serious money moves and at this point in his career, it’s natural to start thinking about the next phase in life. That next phase could include team ownership as LeBron told with reporters:

To be an owner of any team would be crazy, […] If this thing opened up and I’m in a position financially, and I’ve got the right team around me, obviously. But who’s to say Dan will (sell)? I’ve always kept it just player/owner at this point. I guess once I come down to that point, if the conversation needed to be had, I’ll have it. But I don’t have it right now.

If LeBron were to ever become principal owner of the Cavs, Dan Gilbert would have to be willing to sell. But if he were to sell, the King would have to cough up roughly $1.2B. But if he takes a note from Magic Johnson and forms an ownership group he could likely meet the price tag.

Do you think LeBron should seriously consider buying the Cavs?

Source: Bleacher Report

Cavs may put a Hold on Irving Trade Following Isaiah Thomas’ Physical

Cavs may put a Hold on Irving Trade Following Isaiah Thomas' Physical
 (FreshAsFrankie) The Cleveland Cavaliers made waves this week when they traded star guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and a conditional 2018 draft pick. However, reports from Cleveland indicate some apprehension toward finalizing the deal due to Thomas’ physical.
Isaiah suffered a hip injury in the Eastern Conference finals and has been rehabbing throughout the offseason but according to league sources, hasn’t started running yet. One league source stated that after IT left Cleveland soon after his examination and added, “it’s a very sensitive situation.” As the Cavaliers weigh their options, the trade is still tentative and Kyrie Irving could possibly remain in Cleveland.

Warriors Wanted To Trade Klay Thompson For Kyrie

Warriors Wanted To Trade Klay Thompson For Kyrie
(FreshAsFrankie) The NBA offseason keeps getting crazier by the day, with trades happening left and right. Recently, it was announced that Kyrie Irving would be heading to the Boston Celtics in a trade for Isaiah Thomas and others. Many teams showed interest in Kyrie Irving after he announced that he wanted to be traded from the Cavaliers. According to reports, one of those teams was the Golden State Warriors.

ESPN’s The Undefeated revealed that the Cavaliers reached out to the Warriors about possibly trading Irving for Klay Thompson before they made the decision to send their point guard to the Celtics. It was noted by Marc Spears of The Undefeated that the Warriors passed on the offer, which led the Cavs to send Irving to Boston.

Source: Bleacher Report

Dwyane Wade Expected to Join LeBron and the Cavs at Some Point This Season

Dwyane Wade Expected to Join LeBron and the Cavs at Some Point This Season
 (FreshAsFrankie) It looks like Dwyane Wade is going to be joining LeBron on the Cavs this season. On the Wine and Gold Talk podcast, Cleveland.com‘s Joe Vardon noted, “As of right now, people close to James are fairly confident that, at some point this year, Dwyane Wade is going to end up on the Cavs.”

Following up with that speculation, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com made a report on August 17th suggesting that Wade could push for a buyout with Chicago saying there is a “Widespread belief within the organization…that a deal that would allow Wade to play elsewhere will eventually get worked out at some point during the season.”

With Kyrie Irving going to Boston the Cavs could use an experienced player, especially one who LeBron won two rings with. It’s very likely that Wade will go to Cleveland, but whether or not it’ll be at the start of the season is questionable.

Source: bleacherreport.com

Cavaliers send Kyrie Irving to Celtics in deal including Isaiah Thomas, Nets 2018 pick

Cavaliers send Kyrie Irving to Celtics in deal including Isaiah Thomas, Nets 2018 pick

(FreshAsFrankie) The Boston Celtics have acquired All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers for point guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and Brooklyn’s 2018 unprotected first-round pick, the team announced Tuesday night.


Irving, 25, requested a trade during a July meeting with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. At the time, Irving said he wanted to play in a situation where he can be more of a focal point and that he no longer wanted to play alongside LeBron James, sources said.

“This has obviously been a roller coaster of a day for us, trading away Isaiah and Jae and Ante, especially Isaiah and Jae who have been such big part of our team and our success and our Celtic culture as leaders of our team. Very, very difficult day,” said Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. “At the same time, a very exciting time [to add] one of the best offensive players in the league.”

Ainge said that it was a very tough phone call to inform Thomas, who had emerged as the face of the franchise since arriving at the trade deadline in February 2015.

Ainge also said the Celtics did their homework on Irving after his falling out with James in Cleveland and said the player was “excited” to be joining the Celtics. He also acknowledged that Irving’s price tag was high.

“It is a high price tag,” he said. “But acquiring a 25-year-old perennial All-Star, a player that fits a timeline for us, and is a fantastic offensive player, one of the best offensive players in the league, you have to pay a heavy price.”

Pressed on the difficulty of giving up the unprotected Brooklyn pick, Ainge noted, “We valued it from the time we got it and it’s still very valuable. Obviously, we value Kyrie more. It’s that simple.”

Irving has three years and $60 million left on his contract, but he can opt out of the final year before the 2019-20 season.

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