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October 20, 2023

LeBron, Giannis, Durant Among Top NBA Player Earners for 2023-24

Sportico revealed the 15 NBA players who are the top earners entering the 2023-24 season, and to no one’s surprise, LeBron James reigns supreme. Combining the total NBA salary with all endorsements, the Los Angeles Lakers star’s total earnings equals $127.6 million. Stephen Curry comes in at No. 2 with $101.9 million, while Giannis Antetokounmpo ranks third at $90.6 million. Rounding out the top five are Kevin Durant ($88.4 million) and his former teammate, Klay Thompson ($64.2 million).

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Travis Scott, Kim Kardashian & Jacob Elordi to Co-host GQ’s ‘Man of the Year’ Awards

GQ’s annual Men of the Year Party is scheduled for next month on Nov. 16, and joining global editorial director Will Welch as co-hosts for the festivities are pop culture phenoms Jacob Elordi, Kim Kardashian, and Travis Scott. An extra special guest, menswear designer Tom Ford, will also lend his talents. The aforementioned names continue to make strides in their respective trades, whether that be Elordi’s ascent into Gen-Z Hollywood royalty, Kardashian‘s ever-growing business empire, and Scott continuing to captivate audiences through his music.

Devin Booker Featured in 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III' Rollout

Phoenix Suns star and video game enthusiast Devin Booker makes a cameo in the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III promo that dropped Thursday. Wearing a beanie, he makes his appearance in the video at the 1:31 mark. Booker told Boardroom that he plays the game more during the NBA season after a busy summer of being all over. “It’s my favorite when the season starts, and I get my routine of playing every night,” he said. A longtime fan of Call of Duty, Booker even admitted he has played about 15 different iterations of the popular game.

Boardroom’s Ian Stonebrook has more from his exclusive conversation with Devin Booker.

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson & Andre Iguodala Join TGL San Francisco Ownership

As TGL prepares to tee off for its inaugural season in January 2024, the innovative golf league announced Thursday an ownership group for TGL San Francisco that boasts a few familiar faces. Alongside businessman Marc Lasry and his Avenue Capital Group, Golden State Warriors players Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala, and Klay Thompson are all members of the group and will help strengthen the team’s reach and connection in the Bay Area. TGL San Francisco is the fifth of six original teams and the second in California, the other being in Los Angeles.

Universal Music Is Suing AI Startup Anthropic Over Song Lyrics

Universal Music is taking action against artificial intelligence startup Anthropic over “systematic and widespread infringement of their copyrighted song lyrics,” a Tennessee federal court filing from Wednesday revealed. Per CNBC, it cited lyrics to the song “Roar” by Katy Perry, arguing it produces an “almost identical copy of those lyrics,” consequently breaching the rights of Concord, the copyright owner. The dispute also references Gloria Gaynor’s 1978 classic “I Will Survive” as another of Anthropic’s alleged copyright infringement, as Universal owns the rights to those lyrics. The publishers are asking the court for monetary damages and an order to cease said infringement.

Bad Bunny Announces 'Most Wanted Tour' for 2024

Bad Bunny is going back on the road next year. The three-time Grammy winner announced his “Most Wanted Tour” on Thursday by posting a teaser video to his Instagram and dates to the tour’s website. Playing 47 shows, the jaunt kicks off in Salt Lake City on Feb. 21 with stops in Kansas City, Washington, D.C., and Tulsa before closing out Miami’s Kaseya Center for three nights at the end of May. Tickets aren’t available for purchase yet, but fans have through Sunday, Oct. 22, to register for access to ticket sales. Bad Bunny is also this week’s host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live.