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April 20, 2024

Stephen Curry Tops LeBron, Tatum on 2023-24 NBA Jersey Sales List

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors may have exited early from the postseason during their play-in loss against the Los Angeles Lakers. However, Curry got some good news on Friday as it was revealed that he topped all NBA talent in jersey sales for the 2023-24 NBA season, according to statistics from the league. LeBron James, Jayson Tatum, Victor Wembanyama, and Giannis Antetokounmpo rounded out the top five.


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Warner Bros. Discovery Boss Nets Nearly $50M Payday in 2023

Warner Bros. Discovery posted mixed results in 2023, but the man leading it all still took home a massive paycheck for his efforts. The company revealed in a proxy statement to the SEC that CEO David Zaslav netted $49.7 million in 2023, an increase of 26% from his take-home total for the previous year. His payment package includes a combination of base pay ($3 million), stock options ($23 million), private jet perks ($1.6 million), and a cash payout of $22 million. Warner Bros. credits Zaslav with providing ” exceptional leadership” amid a difficult year and reducing its overall debt from $7 billion to $3 billion.

Nas & DJ Premier Announce Long-awaited Album

Nas fans celebrated 30 years of Illmatic on Friday with new music from the Queens rapper. Nas and long-time collaborator DJ Premier teamed up to drop new music. The single “Define My Name” is the first track from a forthcoming project. The release of the album is expected before the end of the year, but the precise date is still unknown.

FedEx Fuels Memphis Athletics with $25M NIL Donation

FedEx is all in on the athletic department at the University of Memphis. The company announced a $25 million donation over five years, earmarked for the school’s name, image, and likeness (NIL) efforts. In a statement, FedEx noted that the funds will initially benefit the Memphis football team, the men’s and women’s basketball programs, and other women’s sports, which will be determined at a later date. To solidify the contribution, FedEx will put on an NIL event at this weekend’s spring football game at the university.

NBA Playoffs Bonus Pool Totals $34M

The NBA Playoffs officially tip off this weekend. Ahead of the games, the league announced that participating players will split a bonus pool of more than $34 million. The actual distribution of the bonuses will depend on teams’ performances leading into the championship series. Sportico reports that the team-based totals will range between $452,708 and $12.1 million. These totals include potential payouts for other milestones. For example, the Boston Celtics will receive $884,000 for yielding the best record in the league.

Tesla Issues Massive Cybertruck Recall, Cites Faulty Pedal Issue

Tesla Cybertrucks have rolled out as the most talked-about vehicles in recent memory. Now, owners of the coveted vehicle have been contacted by the company, as it issued a sweeping recall due to an issue with the accelerator. The company issued the recall on Friday, citing a defective pedal pad. While there have not been any crashes as a result of this issue to this point, Tesla reported at least two incidents of the Cybertruck remaining on when the pad got stuck upon the driver hitting the brakes. In the report to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the company reported that the issue stemmed from soap on the assembly line.