LeBron James Sued for $33 Million Over ‘I Am More Than An Athlete’ Slogan LeBron James and his company, Uninterrupted, are being sued for allegedly stealing their ‘I Am More Than An Athlete’ slogan. James first adopted the slogan in 2018, and has since used it throughout his brand and in partnerships with ESPN, Nike and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. The $33 million claim is being filed by Game Plan, a non-profit youth organization located in Maryland. According to Game Plan, James’ use of the slogan infringes on their copyright, which they claim was trademarked back in 2016. The non-profit even claims to know the instance when James first saw the slogan, at a game between the Washington Wizards and the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017. Game Plan, via Hypebeast Uninterrupted has dismissed the allegations, saying they are “meritless.” Uninterrupted, via Hypebeast
Marshawn Lynch Has 'Substancial Role' in 'Westworld' Season 3 In the new trailer for the third season of HBO's 'Westworld,' Lynch was briefly featured in a scene with Aaron Paul. An HBO spokesperson said Lynch will have a "fun and pretty substantial role" in the new season. Lynch returned to the NFL late last season for the Seattle Seahawks. The running back scored three touchdowns in two playoff games. Lynch had last played for the Raiders on Oct. 14, 2018, where he suffered a season-ending groin injury. The 'Westworld' season 3 premiere will air on HBO on March 15.
Joel Embiid Says He Is the 'Best Player in the World' After Dominant Performance The 76ers star had 39 points and 16 rebounds on Thursday night in Philadelphia's 112-104 overtime victory against the Brooklyn Nets. Joel Embiid, via statement Joel Embiid, via statement Embiid's All-Star teammate, Ben Simmons, did not play on Thursday due to back tightness, but Tobias Harris had 22 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Tobias Harris, via statement Tobias Harris, via statement
Sabrina Ionescu notched her NCAA-best 25th career triple-double with 17 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds as fan and two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry sat courtside to support her, leading No. 3 Oregon to its 13th straight win with a 93-61 victory over California
David Ortiz Calls Astros Whistleblower Mike Fiers a 'Snitch' The Red Sox legend is sounding off on the sign-stealing scandal surrounding the Houston Astros. At Boston's spring training this week, he called out Oakland A's pitcher Mike Fiers, whose public comments on the scheme started the MLB controversy. Ortiz said he was not happy Fiers revealed everything after winning a championship with Houston in 2017. David Ortiz, via press pool Ortiz added that MLB commissioner Rob Manfred should receive less criticism for his handling of the situation. David Ortiz, via press pool David Ortiz, via press pool
Luka Doncic nearly had a triple-double, finishing with 33 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, and the Dallas Mavericks cruised past the Orlando Magic 122-106
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns will sit out for at least two more weeks because of an injured left wrist injury that the team announced is broken
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury Set for Epic Rematch WBC Heavyweight Champion Wilder (42-0-1) is putting his title on the line against Lineal Champion Fury (29-0-1). The much-anticipated rematch comes on the heels of their epic 2018 bout that resulted in a draw. Fury led most of the match on the scorecards, but Wilder surged late in the match with his signature punching power. Wilder, known as a knockout artist, dropped Fury with a ferocious combo in the 12th round. Shockingly, when the match seemed to be over, Fury regained his composure and finished the fight on a high note. The predictions for the fight are divided with both fighters having a lot to gain from a win. The match will take place on Feb. 22 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.