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February 21, 2024

Victor Wembanyama Is Louis Vuitton's Newest Ambassador

San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama has recently made waves on social media with some of his pregame fits, and that’s no coincidence. The Frenchman announced on Monday that he’s become the newest ambassador for Louis Vuitton, planting his 7-4 frame in the fashion industry. “Striving for excellence and with a perpetual honing of craft, Victor joins Louis Vuitton on a journey of shared values and aligned ambitions. Like Louis Vuitton himself, the young athlete has blazed a trail, excelling in a career that is only just beginning,” the company said in a statement. Other athletes in the Louis Vuitton family include, tennis stars Carlos Alcaraz and Naomi Osaka, skier Eileen Gu, and fencer Enzo Lefort.


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FuboTV Suing Disney, Fox Sports, Warner Bros. Over Sports Streaming Merger

Remember that monumental merger between Disney, Fox Sports, and Warner Bros. that was going to change the game in sports streaming? FuboTV is saying not so fast, citing “extreme suppression of competition in the U.S. sports-focused streaming market” in a lawsuit filed against the media giants in New York on Tuesday. The move came after Fubo’s stock dipped 25% in the wake of the announcement earlier this month. Prior to this news, the packaged option was aiming for a fall launch.

NBA All-Star Game Viewership Up from 2023

Despite many griping about the level of play, the NBA announced on Tuesday that 11.6 million unique viewers tuned in to watch the 2024 All-Star Game on Sunday night across TNT, TBS, truTV, and B/R Sports on Max, which is a 20% increase compared to 2023. The game also averaged 5.5 million viewers throughout, up 14% versus last year. Last year’s game clocked in as the least-watched All-Star Game on record, but the year-over-year jump was the highest the league has seen since 2011. In what was the highest-scoring game in All-Star’s 73-year history, the East thumped the West 211-186, with Milwaukee Bucks star Damian Lillard taking home All-Star MVP honors with a 39-point performance.

Roger Federer Documentary to Release on Amazon's Prime Video

Prime Video announced a new documentary about tennis great Roger Federer on Monday. The untitled program will chronicle the final 12 days of Federer‘s 24-year pro tennis career and will also feature interviews with his longtime rivals and friends, including Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray. Tasked with directing the project is Asif Kapadia, an Oscar and BAFTA winner for the Amy Winehouse documentary Amy, BAFTA winner Senna, and Diego Maradona. Joe Sabia, creator of Vogue’s 73 Questions series, will co-direct the Prime Video project.

Lil Wayne, Nas, Jill Scott to Headline Roots Picnic 2024

The Roots and Live Nation Urban have revealed the full lineup of Roots Picnic 2024, which is scheduled to take place at The Mann in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. The two-day affair will be headlined by Lil Wayne with The RootsNas, and Jill Scott, with a special performance from André 3000, supporting his debut solo album, New Blue Sun. Also lending their talents are the likes of Gunna, new Grammy winner Victoria Monét, Sexyy Red, Babyface, Robert Glasper with Yebba, Smino, Cam’ron, Wale, Tyla, Leon Thomas, Q, and more. Roots Picnic is going down June 1- 2; general tickets are available for purchase on Friday.

The College Football Playoff to Officially Use 5-7 Revised Format

The structure for the new 12-team College Football Playoff format is officially confirmed. The revised format will consist of the five highest-ranked conference champions and the seven highest-ranked teams outside of the initial group. The previous layout was set to be 6+6, with the top six conference champions gaining guaranteed access. But when the Pac-12 collapsed last year, consequently leaving college football with just four power conferences, CFP voters regrouped. “This is a very logical adjustment for the College Football Playoff based on the evolution of our conference structures since the board first adopted this new format in September 2022,” Dr. Mark Keenum, Chair of the CFP Board of Managers, said. “I know this change will also be well received by student-athletes, coaches and fans. We all will be pleased to see this new format come to life on the field this postseason.”

Kevin Durant on OKC, LeBron, Olympics & More in Boardroom Cover Story

35V co-founders Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman sit down for a wide-ranging, candid conversation for Boardroom’s newest Cover Story. Shot in Orlando, Durant opens up about his ascent to basketball dignitary during his Oklahoma City Thunder days, the rehabilitation process after tearing his Achilles, the desire to bring an NBA franchise back to Seattle, the upcoming Paris Olympics, and so much more.

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