LiAngelo and LaMelo Have Been Turned Down by European Teams

LiAngelo and LaMelo Have Been Turned Down by European Teams
(FreshAsFrankie) Things went smoothly for Lonzo Ball, playing at Chino Hills High School, then one year at UCLA, and ultimately being drafted in the lottery by the Los Angeles Lakers, just like his dad LaVar Ball planned. Things haven’t gone quite so well for Lonzo’s younger brothers, LiAngelo and LaMelo. Thanks in part to their boisterous dad, the Ball brothers have been thrust into the spotlight with all eyes on their every move and some have been very questionable.

Earlier this year, LaVar pulled LaMelo out of Chino Hills High School after disagreements with their new basketball coach, Dennis Latimore. LaVar’s boys were the big draws for the school and he felt it entitled him to a say in the basketball program. Latimore said LaMelo’s days of taking 50 shots a game were over and LaVar wasn’t with it. Though the move was criticized, it wasn’t too bad since LaMelo is just a junior, still eligible to play AAU ball and has a standing offer at UCLA. LaVar, however, then took things a step further.

LiAngelo was indefinitely suspended from the UCLA basketball team after he and two teammates were arresting for stealing items from a Louis Vuitton store in China during a team trip. LaVar responded by pulling the freshman baller from the school. That move was met with much more scrutiny. LiAngelo needs a lot of work and he has no chance of being drafted in June, according to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.

Now both boys are without teams and very much in need of development and actual playing exposure. Some basketball insiders have floated the idea of LiAngelo and LaMelo potentially playing overseas, and though they have enough name recognition to draw some interest, the move isn’t as easy as perceived.

Most teams overseas have already begun their seasons, so adding the Ball brothers isn’t exactly feasible. Also, some teams will likely be wary about signing them knowing that LaVar and the issues he brings is apart of the deal.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Lithuanian team, Lietkabelis Panevezys was interested in signing both Ball brothers, but the team’s head coach Arturs Stalberg shut that down, noting that the team has openings in security since they’re experienced in that field.

Though there are some substantial issues, LaVar might have a trick up his sleeve. The polarizing figure has managed to turn his boys into well-known figures and turn a hefty profit. Their names alone will likely draw interest from someone at some point.

Source: complex.com

Nipsey Hussle x Bino Rideaux – No Pressure (Mixtape Stream)

Nipsey Hussle x Bino Rideaux - No Pressure (Mixtape Stream/Download)

(FreshAsFrankie) It’s been a minute since Nipsey Hussle dropped a project, but he’s back. The Los Angeles rapper teams up with Bino Rideaux for a new mixtape titled “No Pressure.” The 8-track project features Dave East.

1.Effortless (prod by Mike & Keyz) 
2.None Of This (prod by Axel Folie)
3.Never Gone Know (prod by Mike & Keyz)
4.Thats How It Go (prod by Mike & Keyz)
5.Pain (prod by Mike & Keyz)
6.Skurr (prod by G Ry)
7.Blueprint ft. Dave East (prod by DJ Fu)
8.Stucc In The Grind (prod by Axel Folie)

Arrest Warrant Issued for Adrien Broner in Las Vegas Battery Case

Arrest Warrant Issued for Adrien Broner in Las Vegas Battery Case

(FreshAsFrankie) Adrien Broner is wanted by authorities after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest because the 28-year-old boxing pro failed to show up for a hearing in his Las Vegas battery case. Broner, however, says he was completely unaware of the hearing.

As many will recall, the Cincinnati native went ballistic on the Vegas strip back in September, shoving one woman hard and delivering a knockout sucker punch to a man.

Cell phone video obtained by TMZ shows Broner taking pics with fans before he loses his temper, though it’s unclear what about. As a female companion is seen trying to calm Broner down, he violently shoves her, almost knocking the woman off her feet. He then delivers a vicious punch to an unsuspecting man, knocking him out cold.

The four-time champ was cited for battery and ordered to appear in court Monday, Nov. 27. After he failed to appear, the judge issued a warrant.

According to TMZ, Broner told the site he was completely unaware there was a hearing happening, and if he had known he would have been there.

Further, the summons that was supposed to be sent to Broner was returned to the court because it was “not deliverable as addressed,” court records show.

Broner tells TMZ he’s trying to clear things up with the court.

Source: tmz.com

Watch JAY-Z Read New Poem ‘Dream. On’

Watch JAY-Z Read New Poem 'Dream. On'
(FreshAsFrankie) JAY-Z will headline the annual Budweiser Made In America festival next month and has shared an inspiring new poem, “Dream. On” in anticipation of the show. In the clip, Hov talks about his youth and growing up in the Marcy Houses of Brooklyn.

Watch it below.

“I’m from where dreaming ain’t allowed, especially when you dreaming aloud/Enough to dream your self-esteem into clouds/It takes tears, sweat, blood, five CCs/’Cuz I know what a kid in apartment 5C seed/Heaven knows all I had was hella hope, speed dating with destiny, I couldn’t tell her nope/When I first saw stars, television was my telescope/For me, something that could see me free was a bar/Through diamonds in the sky that never came down, now that’s a star/My vision was big enough to get me out of the space, I wanted to pass how far I see/I wondered could a kid from Mars see, a kid from Marcy,” spits Jay Z during the poem.

The “Dream. On.” clip will play at the beginning of Jay-Z’s set at Made in America fest, which takes place September 2nd and 3rd in Philadelphia. The lineup also includes J. ColeSolangethe Chainsmokers and Migos.

33 Wounded, 6 Dead In Under 13 Hours In Chicago Over The Weekend

(FreshAsFrankie) According to the Chicago Tribune, 33 people have been wounded, with six of them dying over the weekend in the Windy City. Police noted that the shootings happened in 13 hours, starting on Saturday and going into Sunday morning.

In one instance the Tribune pointed out, one man was killed while six others were wounded from gunfire that broke out around 2:30 A.M. on Sunday. All of the people hurt were standing in the parking lot of a banquet hall that serves as a nightclub when an unidentified man in a black SUV fired off shots at the group of people. The man drove off right after his attack. A 40-year-old man on the scene was hit by the SUV of the shooter, resulting in him having to be taken to the hospital for a broken ankle.

The violence in Chicago keeps drawing attention nationwide, with Donald Trump chiming in and offering “solutions” the city’s homicide rate. In 2016, Chicago had 760 homicides, which is more than L.A. and New York combined according to NY Daily News.

Underage Woman Paid by R. Kelly to Keep Silent Speaks Out

Underage Woman Paid by R. Kelly to Keep Silent Speaks Out
(FreshAsFrankie) A little more than a month after it was alleged R. Kelly is keeping women in a cult in two of his homes, here comes another upsetting allegation— another woman claims she and R. Kelly continued to have sex after she told him she was underage.

24-year-old Jerhonda Pace (which is her married name) told Buzzfeed she met Kelly when she was 15-year-old Jerhonda Johnson and started sleeping with him the next year. Pace claims the singer gave her an undisclosed sum of money in exchange for signing a non-disclosure agreement.

Unfortunately, these types of allegations against R. Kelly are nothing new. Here’s the kicker– the two met when Pace was a fan and attended his 2008 child pornography trial. That’s where one of The Pied Piper‘s employees friended her on MySpace and invited her to a party at his mansion. Pace initially lied about her age, telling him she was 19. Recalling her encounters, Pace said he used to make her call him “daddy” and he would call her “baby.” Pace also stated she had to “have two pigtails and make her wear little school girl outfits.” She alleged their encounters were filmed without her permission. Pace also stated Kelly was abusive in other ways, choking, slapping and spitting on her.

In July 2009, Pace says she told R. Kelly, she was really 16, and he said it was ok. The age of consent in Illinois is 17. He instructed her to “act 25” and if anyone else asked about her age, tell them she was 19.

Pace says she has decided to come forward now out of concern for other women who might still be abused by the R&B crooner.

Source: Complex

The Game Accused Of Stalking Underaged Girl!

The Game Accused Of Stalking Underaged Girl!

(FreshAsFrankie) Did The Game Smash A 15-year Old Girl? The Internets Are Doing A Lot Of “Reporting” And Talking! Game is one of the best of this newer modern day era and his last album is dope. However, the California titan has an issue and it seems to have big legs…and they are going far. The rapper stands accused of possibly screwing a 15-year-old girl. Now, all if this is speculation at the moment, but the gossip sites and social media outlets are running rampant.

 

 

And it did not take very long for The Game’s adversary 40Glocc to jump into the fray.

This could be very, very messy very very soon. The Game has been accused of these sort of things in the past. Hopefully, it ends up being lies or something. We don’t need and R. Kelly in Hip-Hop even though there are probably quite a few already.

Meanwhile, The Game has been on a social media “fast” since earlier this month. Seems like he may not even know what is going on.