LeBron James Topples 38-Year-Old NBA Scoring Record
The stars were out at Crpyto.com Arena last night. Everyone from Phil Knight to Jay-Z was in attendance to witness history. LeBron surpassed Kareem Abdul Jabbar as the all-time leading scorer in NBA history in Tuesday night’s matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder. James entered the night needing 36 points to eclipse 38,387 points, and it only took him 36 minutes to cross into the history books. He finished the night with 38 points, as the Thunder beat the Lakers 133-130.
Half of Michael Jackson’s Catalog on Verge of $800-900M Sale
Michael Jackson’s legacy is complicated, but his music undoubtedly changed the game. Variety exclusively reports that his estate is close to a sale of half of his catalog. The King of Pop’s partial collection is expected to fetch north of $800 million. If it clears, the sale will become the largest in history.
Candace Parker Will Make History as First Black Woman to Announce NBA All-Star Game
Look out Salt Lake City. CP3 is coming to town. Candace Parker will make history at next weekend’s All-Star Game as the first-ever Black woman to call the NBA event. TNT announced its lineup on Tuesday. Parker will join Brian Anderson and Draymond Green.
Marty Walsh Prepares to Leave Capitol Hill for the NHLPA
According to ESPN, U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh is set to become the new executive director of the National Hockey League Players Association. Walsh, 55, is expected to be formally announced in the coming days. Walsh previously led the Building and Construction Trades Council in Boston and served as the city’s mayor from 2014-21. The NHLPA had been searching for a successor to Donald Fehr since April 2022.
Warner Music Group Eyes Technology Expansion with Google Veteran Ariel Bardin
Warner Music Group hired Google veteran Ariel Bardin as the label’s first president of technology. Bardin will lead all tech and data teams with the task of creating new systems and products. “Ariel understands how technology can serve creativity to have real, long-lasting cultural and commercial impact,” said CEO of WMG Robert Kyncl. “He has a tremendous appreciation for artistry, deep technical expertise, and a proven track record in execution at the highest level. We’re fortunate to welcome him to our team.”
Connor McGregor Channels Steve Jobs for Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
Connor McGregor knows a thing or two about spirits. The UFC legend channeled another icon to launch the newest varietal of his Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey. As part of the roll out for the new apple whiskey, McGregor drew inspiration from Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
Activision Blizzard Outpaces Expectations with Q4 Report
Activision Blizzard‘s Q4 earnings showed that the company ended 2022 stronger than expected — a good sign for its pending $69 million merger deal with Microsoft. Activision reported bringing in $403 million in net income in the fourth quarter of 2022, with 389 million monthly active users. The company’s overall revenue in Q4 was $2.3 billion, up roughly $100 million compared to Q4 of 2021.