Justin Timberlake Rumors
The Grizzlies had a countdown on their website for a long time, counting down to 11:30AM today. The time is here, and we now know what the countdown was for: a film by Craig Brewer titled “Marc Gasol of Memphis”, in which Memphians (along with Zach Randolph and Mike Conley) make their case that Marc Gasol is, just like we’ve always known, One Of Us.: 10 more rumors
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.
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.
Tim Reynolds: The officer who escorted LeBron James into the Jay Z/Justin Timberlake concert got “informal counseling.” Case closed. No further action.
NBA MVP LeBron James says he needed an assist to get to a Justin Timberlake and Jay Z concert Friday night. The Miami Heat star posted a video of him saying he was following ”a police escort on the wrong side of the street” to get to the concert at Sun Life Stadium. The eight-second video shows James’ vehicle behind others with police lights flashing, as oncoming traffic on the three-lane side of the road allowed them to pass.
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.
Sources say Levien took a lead role in assembling a star-studded ownership 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: Former NBA All-Star Penny Hardaway and former Congressman Harold Ford Jr.
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.
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.
Ken Berger: Owners have approved the transfer of Grizzlies ownership to Robert Pera, league sources tell @CBSSports.
Kurt Helin: NBA owners have officially approved sale of Memphis Grizzlies to Robert Pera. (And Justin Timberlake. And Peyton Manning.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Former congressman Harold Ford Jr. has agreed to become a member of Robert Pera’s Memphis Grizzlies ownership group. Less than two weeks after Pera added some star power in the person of homegrown pop star and actor Justin Timberlake, he’s come to an agreement with the former five-term congressman from Memphis. “I’m honored to be a part of Robert’s ownership group,” said Ford, who did not specify what percentage of the team he will own. “He’s a genuine guy and a great guy.”
Next, a group of local owners agreed to invest in the team as part of a deal that essentially guarantees that the team will remain in the city for at least 15 more years. Now sources confirm that Timberlake will be joining the ownership group. Maybe that accounts for the Grizzlies’ bump in ESPN’s “ultimate franchise ranking,” which attempts to rank pro franchises in all four major sports.
Sources told ESPN.com that Timberlake and Pera have quickly struck up a friendship, with one source adding that the singer/actor is making “a meaningful investment into the team” and “plans to be active” with the Grizzlies. The league office, sources said, has been made aware of Timberlake’s proposed involvement and is already well acquainted with him after inviting the self-proclaimed basketball junkie to participate in various celebrity games at All-Star Weekend.
Robert Pera, prospective new owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, has recruited a famous Memphian to be part of his ownership group: Justin Timberlake. Sources with knowledge of the arrangement said Thursday that Timberlake, one of the NBA’s most prominent celebrity fans and a Memphis native, has committed to joining Pera’s team of minority partners as the sale of the franchise from Michael Heisley to the 34-year-old technology magnate nears completion.
Stern said there are now at least 10 cities that have expressed interest in hosting a team and over a dozen “high net worth” prospective owners, whose interest will further increase franchise values. He didn’t identify the cities or people involved.
Sources said Pera and Timberlake, in addition to their blossoming basketball connection, have bonded over the star’s keen interest in technology. In the 2010 movie “The Social Network” about the rise of Facebook, Timberlake portrayed Napster co-founder Sean Parker.
Justin Timberlake has taken his passion for basketball to the next level. The popstar has got a NBA size court built at his home so that he can shoot hoops whenever he wants. The ‘Sexy Back’ hitmaker has a 94 foot long court built at his stunning Hollywood home, complete with regulation markings, reported TMZ. The new addition compliments the existing pool and the five-hole putting green which he has recently completed on the mansion on Mullholand Drive.