NBA great Scottie Pippen has been connected to Portland through his four seasons with the Trail Blazers. Now he has another link to the city though a mashup with his Bourbon brand and a local artisan tea company. Smith Teamaker on Tuesday announced the upcoming release of its Digits Barrel Aged Black Tea, a blend aged in whiskey barrels used by Pippen’s Digits bourbon brand.
Pippen, best known for sharing the court with Michael Jordan during the Chicago Bulls’ championship years — and an avid tea drinker, according to Smith’s news release — delved in the whiskey world this year. He launched his Digits brand this summer with Dave Phinney, a Napa winemaker turned distiller.
In honor of their NBA Championship win this year, the Milwaukee Bucks and Colectivo Coffee are launching a “Bucks in 6″ blend of coffee. Plus, it’ll be ready just in time for Black Friday. The blend will be brewed at Colectivo locations in Wisconsin from Nov. 26 through Nov. 30. It is also available in one-pound bags at all Wisconsin Colectivo cafes, Bucks Pro Shops inside Fiserv Forum and on both groups’ websites. It will also be available at select grocery stores.
The Milwaukee Bucks are transforming the 2021 NBA Championship Court from Fiserv Forum into collectibles for the public. The Bucks are launching an NBA Reclaimed Program in partnership with NBALAB, the innovation hub of the NBA, and Artsman, a craftsmen company. The program will transform the team’s 2021 NBA Championship Court into collectibles for gifting, giveaway, and retail purchase.
To kick the program off, the first 10,000 fans at Saturday’s 7 p.m. game against the Orlando Magic will receive an authentic wood block made from the Championship Court along with a Certificate of Authenticity.
On the day he made his NBA debut, there was off the court news involving the NBA’s number one overall draft pick. Fanatics announced an exclusive deal with Detroit rookie Cade Cunningham just before the Pistons game against the Orlando Magic. The 20-year-old has already had an autograph session with the company, with several different items listed on the company’s website.