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January 14, 2015 Updates

His days with the Lakers are over ... but ex-NBA player Kareem Rush is still gunning to sell out the Staples Center ... as the next big superstar in pop music. The 34-year-old tells TMZ Sports he's focusing on a singing career -- "I'm a cross between Timberlake and Maxwell." Rush has been working on his craft for years ... and even dropped a single back in 2010 ... before he officially retired. TMZ.com

December 29, 2014 Updates

Let's talk about the All-Star hashtag skit. It was a tribute to the one Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake did, right? Kent Bazemore: Oh yeah, yeah, it was definitely a spinoff of that. The Hawks PR came up with the idea and myself and Mike Muscala did it. I hope they saw it, I hope they get to see it one day... And who came up with the nicknames? I loved 'Better Call Paul' Millsap and 'Machine Gun' Korver. KB: Thank you, man. Me and Mike spent a lot of time with the guys on the bench. Throughout the games we are always making hashtags, just fooling around, you know. Trying to stay in tune for the game, and the skit was like a synopsis of the foolery that can come up with. HoopsHype

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Using his "connections," Mark Cuban has hit a grand slam. He confirmed Friday that he'll have pop superstar Justin Timberlake singing at his private Super Bowl party in New Orleans on Feb. 2, the night before the big game. "It's going to be a heckuva party," Cuban said. "We always win the party. I'm bringing sexy back. Watch AXS-TV for a chance to win tickets to the party." By the way, Timberlake is a minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

November 4, 2012 Updates
November 1, 2012 Updates

The Memphis Grizzlies have changed owners officially, and the new bosses want to make clear their commitment to staying in Tennessee very clear. "The Grizzlies are here to stay in Memphis," new Grizzlies chairman Robert J. Pera said. The Grizzlies announced Wednesday that the reported $377 million sale by Michael Heisley had been finalized to a group led by Pera, a former Apple engineer who founded the communications technology company Ubiquiti Networks. The group includes local businessmen, entertainer Justin Timberlake, Memphis native and former NBA player Penny Hardaway, a former U.S. congressman and Ashley Manning, wife of four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning. ESPN.com

An introductory media conference will be held at 10 a.m. this coming Monday, November 5. Pera and members of the new ownership group will be on hand for their first event at FedExForum to tip-off a new era in Memphis Grizzlies basketball and both media and the general public are invited to attend. For those members of Grizz Nation unable to attend in person, the press conference will be streamed in its entirety online at grizzlies.com. ESPN.com

October 25, 2012 Updates
October 23, 2012 Updates

Sources told ESPN.com that one of the key agenda items at this week's two-day Board of Governors session in Manhattan is ratifying the transfer of control of the Grizzlies from the outgoing Michael Heisley to Pera's star-studded consortium, which includes actor/singer Justin Timberlake as well as Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and wife Ashley. Timberlake and Ashley Manning are native Memphians, as are two more prominent minority owners in Pera's group: Ex-NBA All-Star Penny Hardaway and former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. ESPN.com

October 5, 2012 Updates

NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, wife Ashley, and former NBA player Penny Hardaway have agreed to join the group of minority owners for the Memphis Grizzlies, said a person familiar with the deal. The Mannings and Hardaway join a minority group that includes singer and actor Justin Timberlake and a couple of Memphis businessmen, the person told the Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because prospective buyer Robert J. Pera's purchase of the Grizzlies is pending approval by the NBA. Philadelphia Inquirer

October 4, 2012 Updates
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Steve Nash was introduced as a Los Angeles Laker at a July press conference but appearing on Tuesday night's "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno and sitting by Staples Center sideline resident Justin Timberlake seemed to make him more of a Laker. "Hi, I'm Steve. I'm from Canada," Nash introduced himself to the studio audience with that familiar self-depricating humor. Arizona Republic

September 18, 2012 Updates

Who’ll be the coolest dude on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” Tuesday: Justin Timberlake or Steve Nash? The Lakers’ new point guard will join Timberlake as a guest on the talk show — still the industry leader in late-night comedy for now despite declining revenues that led Leno to cut his salary in half to about $15 million per year, according to The Wall Street Journal. Orange County Register

September 17, 2012 Updates

To that end, Ford said, he talked to Pera about navigating the political landscape in Memphis, about talking to the right people about the right things. "I give Robert a lot of the credit for that," he said. "I wouldn't have wanted to be a part of anything that was not going to work out favorably for the city. At no time did Robert ever object to doing the right thing for Memphis, at no time did he ever resist. Honestly, I never got the sense that there was any other interest other than the team succeeding on and off the court." Memphis Commercial Appeal

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