Bob Myers Steps Down as Golden State Warriors President and General Manager
After 11 seasons and four NBA titles with the Golden State Warriors, Bob Myers is stepping down from his role as president and general manager. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. “It’s just time,” the 48-year-old said of his decision. Some of the most recognizable accomplishments during Myers’ time in the Bay Area include signing Steph Curry to two supermax contracts, Jordan Poole’s recent extension, and being the architect of the team’s four titles via the deals that brought the likes of Andre Iguodala, Kevin Durant, and Andrew Wiggins to the team. While it’s unclear what Myers plans to do next, the UCLA alum does have a podcast, which featured Curry as his first guest.
Tyler, The Creator Confirms Camp Flog Gnaw Festival in New Kendrick Lamar Video
Although a hectic tour schedule prevented the Camp Flog Gnaw Festival from occurring last year, Tyler, The Creator seemingly confirmed its return this July with a tease during a cameo in Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar’s new video for their single, “The Hillbillies.” In the visuals, the Grammy winner is seen sporting a Camp Flog Gnaw 2023 pin. Held at Dodgers Stadium in the past, previous performers include Drake, Solange, YG, ASAP Rocky, and Pusha T. Details for this year’s expected festival are still unknown.
Nvidia Surpasses $1T Market Cap
As a result of its ongoing growth in the AI space, tech company Nvidia valuation soared past a $1 trillion market cap on Tuesday. Although it dropped to $990 billion by the time markets closed, it nonetheless signals bright things for the California-based brand. It was one of only five total companies that have surpassed the marker, joining Microsoft, Apple, Alphabet, and Amazon. Renowned for its manufacturing of chips, its products have helped further the development of AI platforms like ChatGPT and Google’s Bard AI. For the most recent quarter, Nvidia reported $7.19 billion in revenue, a 19% increase from the previous quarter. For its next earnings report, Nvidia expects to generate an $11 billion return.
Jimmy Butler Files Trademark for Himmy Buckets
Ahead of his second NBA Finals appearance in four years, Miami Heat small forward Jimmy Butler has filed a notice to the United States Patent and Trademark Office to trademark “HIMMY BUCKETS.” The paperwork notes the 33-year-old has plans to sell coffee cups, tea cups, and mugs. Additionally, the trademark will enable Butler to distribute apparel. A final identification revealed intentions to market beverages flavored with coffee and tea, carbonated beverages, seltzer water, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages, namely, beer. Butler and the Heat tip off Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET from Ball Arena in downtown Denver.
Travis Scott Teases Upcoming Bad Bunny Collab
Could two of the biggest names in music soon be releasing a collaborative project? While in Monaco over the long weekend, Travis Scott shared a preview of his upcoming collab with fellow entertainer Bad Bunny. While there was no confirmation this single will appear on Scott’s forthcoming studio album UTOPIA, the rapper has been dropping more and more clues about the project in recent weeks. This isn’t the first time Scott and Bad Bunny have linked up. In 2021, Bad Bunny was named a headliner in Scott’s Astroworld festival.
Steve Nash to Play in The Soccer Tournament
Basketball Hall of Famer Steve Nash confirmed he will participate in The Soccer Tournament, a $1 million winner-take-all competition scheduled to kick off Thursday. The two-time NBA MVP will suit up for Serie B side Como 1907 alongside veteran midfielder Cesc Fabregas, a two-time Premier League winner with Chelsea. The 36-year-old Fabregas joined Como on a two-year contract in August 2022. “I’m excited to join Como 1907 for TST this year — always a thrill for me to get on the pitch with professional footballers, and can’t wait to be out there with this group of athletes,” Nash said about this opportunity. Como’s first group stage match is against Wrexham on Thursday, at 1:30 pm ET, live on Peacock.
Ke Huy Quan Signs with UTA Following Oscar Win
Oscar winner Ke Huy Quan has new representation. Per Deadline, the Everything Everywhere All at Once star has signed with UTA in all areas. The first Asian male to win an individual SAG Award for a film, Quan’s next role in the Russo Brothers’ film The Electric State for Netflix, alongside Chris Pratt, Millie Bobbie Brown, Stanley Tucci, and Billy Bob Thornton. On the small screen, the 51-year-old will appear in the second season of popular Disney+ program Loki. Having just recently emerged from a 20-year hiatus from acting, Quan was previously best known for his performance in the 1984 film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.