A Yahoo spokesperson said the company anticipates “strong synergies between Verizon and Yahoo.” For example, Verizon’s streaming video services could feature video and audio from Adrian Wojnarowski, the sportswriter whose basketball-oriented part of Yahoo Sports, The Vertical with Woj, has been a breakout hit. Verizon has extensive deals for NBA basketball programming. But talk of synergy often precedes layoffs as well. A senior staffer described the concern this way: “There’s a lot of duplication” between Yahoo and AOL, which already has The Huffington Post and other media properties. “They don’t need repetitive sites.”
Jeff Zillgitt: Turner also releases statement in support of NBA’s decision to relocate 2017 All-Star Game: “At Turner, and our parent company Time Warner, diversity in all its forms is core to our value system and to the success of our company. Laws to the contrary go against our fundamental belief of equality and inclusion for all individuals. We fully support the NBA’s decision to relocate the 2017 All-Star Game and all of the weekend’s events originally scheduled to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina. The annual All-Star Game and accompanying weekend competitions are viewed by millions of fans every year on TNT and we look forward to working with the league to once again produce a memorable and entertaining event.”
Larry Sanders hasn’t played in the NBA since 2015. Since then, he’s done a few media hits, but nothing close to releasing his first official audio track. Check out Sanders’ music video up top. He wrote the song and directed the video. At least he’s staying busy.
It’s been a big week for Dwyane Wade. First, he made the huge decision to leave the Heat and join the Bulls on Wednesday night. Now, he’s been named the “Sexiest Basketball Player Alive” in this month’s edition of Glamour magazine. This isn’t the first time Wade’s looks have landed him on a list. The former Heat player was also featured as one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 2005.
Damian Lillard: I just found out that the tickets for my show on the 15th were sold all ages. My intent was for it to be an 18+ show… Some of the artists opening for me have strong lyrics in some of their songs… I just want to give parents that intended on bringing their kids a heads up about that. Sorry for the confusion. If there are any issues, you should be able to find someone to take em off your hands. I see the resell prices lol.