Bronny James Makes USC Debut
It was a big weekend for the James men. One day after LeBron James took home the first-ever MVP trophy for the in-season tournament following the Lakers win, he was courtside in LA to catch Bronny’s first bit of action for USC. The younger James came off the bench in the Trojans’ 79-84 overtime loss to the Long Beach State 49ers. His first collegiate minutes came four months after he experienced a cardiac arrest on the court. Nike commemorated his debut across social media with a post declaring “The next step to greatness.”
Shohei Ohtani Secures Record-setting Contract with Dodgers
The biggest story of the MLB offseason has found its ending. Shohei Ohtani inked a record-setting 10-year, $700 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The news came after rumors swirled that he was headed to the Blue Jays; however, the Japanese superstar broke the news of his new deal himself, taking to social media. FanDuel has the Dodgers as the odds-on favorites (+600) to take home the World Series title.
Deion Sanders Delivers Massive Economic Impact to City of Boulder
Deion Sanders’ first season at Colorado was filled with ups and downs. While the Buffs may have ended the season on a six-game losing streak, Sanders led some Ws off the field. According to a report from Visit Boulder, Coach Prime brought $113.2 million to the local economy. Despite the tough season, Sanders expressed his love for Boulder, saying that he plans to retire at the school in an interview over the weekend.
Ariana Grande Finds New Representation with Good World Management
After parting ways with Scooter Braun and SB Projects, Ariana Grande has secured new representation. The entertainer announced that she signed with Brandon Creed’s Good World Management. According to reports, Grande appreciated Creed’s vision for her acting and singing careers. She will appear in 2024’s Wicked, alongside Cynthia Erivo, Bowen Yang, and Michelle Yeoh. Creed launched Good World Management in July and currently works with top talent including Troye Sivan and Mark Ronson
J. Cole’s Dreamville & Overtime Link Up for Apparel Collab
Dreamville, the entertainment and media company founded by J. Cole and home to Dreamville Records, is teaming up with Overtime to drop a limited-edition winter apparel collection just in time for the holidays. The four-piece capsule includes hoodies, t-shirts, and shorts, the latter coming in two different colors (baby blue and burnt orange). The collection will be available Monday at 1 p.m. ET through both the Dreamville and Overtime shops.
Indiana Fever Land the First Pick in the WNBA Draft
The 2024 WNBA season may be several months away, but for the second year in a row, the Indiana Fever landed the first pick in the WNBA Draft in this year’s lottery. The Fever drafted South Carolina standout Aliyah Boston, who posted a remarkable rookie season. All eyes will be on New York in April, as the Fever are the frontrunners to draft Caitlin Clark, who is projected to be the No. 1 pick. However, due to COVID-19 waivers, Clark has the potential to return to Iowa for the 2024-25 season .