Despite major moves in the off-season, the Lakers continue to struggle. Los Angeles’ Christmas Day 122-115 loss to the Brooklyn Nets brought them to a disappointing 16-18 record. However, there was a bright spot on Saturday, as LeBron James moved past Kobe Bryant to be the NBA’s all-time leading scorer on Christmas Day. James claimed the record as he scored his 13th point in the second quarter, putting him at 396. He finished the day with 39 points, lifting him to 422 total Christmas Day points.
Aaron Rodgers Surpasses Brett Favre as Green Bay’s Quarterback King
The Green Bay Packers survived a last-quarter surge from Baker Mayfield and the Browns on Saturday to secure a 24-22 win and an NFC-best record on Saturday. On the way to the win, quarterback Aaron Rodgers moved past Brett Favre as the franchise’s all-time touchdown record holder. Rodgers ended the game with 445 touchdowns in his 17 seasons with the club.
Ric Flair Taps Rumblin’ Rooster Fight Club for a Limited Mint
To help close out 2021 in style, The Nature Boy is diving headfirst into NFTs. Legendary pro wrestler Ric Flair has announced a partnership with the Rumblin’ Roosters Fight Club NFT community for a set of 1,000 unique Nature Boy Roosters that will be minting in the days to come. The launch is all part of a new chapter for Flair, who requested and was granted a release from his contract with the WWE in August.
Becky Hammon Reportedly in Talks with Liberty and Aces
The Spurs‘ assistant coach is in conversations with the WNBA’s New York Liberty and the Las Vegas to take over their head coaching positions according to The Athletic. The WNBA veteran, who played 16 years in the league, is being considered to fill in for the Liberty‘s Walt Hopkins who parted ways with the team earlier this month. In Las Vegas, NBA great Bill Laimbeer has served as the head coach of The Aces since 2018, it is expected that Laimbeer would take another role in the organization if Hammon were to take over.
Malik Monk Teams Up with Gutter Cat Gang for Christmas Shoe for Charity
The Lakers‘ guard made a statement on Saturday, as he debuted his custom Kobe Vs which featured the words “Gang Gang” and a customized illustration of a Gutter Cat Gang NFT. The kicks were customized by Las Vegas-based artist, Andrew Lewis. Monk is a full Gutter set holder, meaning he owns one of each species released by the NFT collective. Monk also launched an NFT auction of the shoe, the proceeds from which will go to various charities in communities in his home state of Arkansas that were impacted by the recent tornadoes.