Travis Scott x Air Jordan Makes History on SNKRS with 3.8M Entries
Nike CEO John Donahoe says the recent Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 release smashed previous records on the platform’s SNKRS app. In the Swoosh’s quarterly earnings call, Donahoe revealed that there were 3.8 million entries for the Travis Jordan 1 Low “Reverse Mocha” colorway drop. The sneaker retails for $130 and has begun to appear on third-party sneaker apps for over $1,200.
Mark Zuckerberg Little League Card Sells For $105K
Meta may be struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing technology landscape, but Mark Zuckerberg may be sitting on some assets in his personal collection. The Facebook co-founder’s little league baseball card sold for $105,000 at a ComicConnect auction. His former camp counselor, Allie Tarantino, sold the card after Zuckerberg posted a photo of it on Instagram, saying it would be an NFT. “There’s nothing you can logically compare it to. I could not draw a line between this card and anything,” ComicConnect CEO Stephen Fishler said.
Pharrell Curates Personal Collection for New Digital Auction House
Pharrell Williams is nothing short of a style icon. Now, the Neptunes producer is trying his hand at a new business with JOOPITER. The online auction house committed to helping users “let go of the past.” To kickstart things, Pharrell is actioning 52 items from his personal collection, which include a Jacob & Co. N.E.R.D. brain pendant from 2004, an 18K yellow gold-encased BlackBerry from 2006, and the iconic baby Milo pendant and multi-colored chain worn in The Clipse “Mr. Me Too” video.
PGA Tour Issues a Countersuit Against LIV Golf
The battle between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour rages on in various courtrooms across the United States. The PGA Tour filed a countersuit on Thursday against LIV, alleging that the Saudi-backed golf league interfered with existing contracts it had with its players. LIV Golf previously filed an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour, claiming the PGA Tour illegally suspended players for competing in their tournament. Six-time major winner Phil Mickelson and three other players asked a judge to be removed as plaintiffs from the LIV case.
Boardroom’s Shlomo Sprung has more on the ongoing legal battle.
Eli Manning SCORES with New Sports Investment
Eli Manning is not slowing down in retirement. The two-time Super Bowl champion – sometimes known as Chad Powers – and his private equity firm, Brand Velocity Group, announced that it acquired uniform company SCORE. As part of the deal, Manning and BVG will help accelerate the growth of the company with specialty marketing relationships. SCORE will also tap into BVG’s sports and entertainment networks to partner with athletes, teams, and leagues. Manning joins a star-studded group of investors that includes Carmelo Anthony, Nolan Arenado, DK Metcalf, and Klay Thompson.
Google Prepares to Shutter Cloud Gaming Service
Google has announced plans to shut down Stadia, its cloud gaming service. Gamers will have until Jan. 18, 2023, when Google plans to shut down operations for good. Stadia users will be reimbursed for all Stadia hardware bought through the Google Store and all games purchased. After launching in Nov. 2019, users complained of buffering issues, no matter the speed of at-home internet connections, deeming games unplayable. In a statement, Google confirmed the end of the platform. Employees will be redistributed to other positions throughout the company.
Trevor Noah Announces Exit from ‘The Daily Show’
After taking over The Daily Show from Jon Stewart in 2015, Trevor Noah has announced his impending departure. Noah revealed the news in front of a studio audience at Thursday evening’s taping. In a statement, Paramount Global cable network said, “We are grateful to Trevor for our amazing partnership over the past seven years. With no timetable for his departure, we’re working together on the next steps.”
Willie Mays Documentary Prepares for November Premiere
Precisely 68 years to the day of his famous over-the-shoulder catch, HBO announced a Nov. 8 air date for Say Hey, Willie Mays! — the feature documentary traces Mays’ life and Hall of Fame career. The film features commentary from Barry Bonds, Vin Scully, Jon Miller, Bob Costas, and biographer John Shea. LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s Uninterrupted, Zipper Bros Films, and Major League Baseball each serve as producers of the film.