Showbusiness Rumors

The usually reserved Kawhi Leonard made an appearance on Instagram on Monday to promote a new music project he’s working on. No, really! Leonard gave more details about the project — called “Culture Jam” — Wednesday. Leonard said the project was a merging of basketball and music. Proceeds from the project will go toward the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.
The year, 2010. LeBron James has left the Cavs and become the biggest, baddest, soon-to-be-Space Jammiest free agent in the NBA. Everyone wants him. The Knicks want him, and how do they try to get him? Through James Gandolfini, of course. Edie Falco went on Chuck D’s podcast Shattered: Hope, Heartbreak and the New York Knicks, and let it slip that the Knicks brought back Gandolfini and Falco in a bid to lure LeBron. Who better than Jersey’s finest to recruit James to New York? According to Deadline, frequent 30 for 30 director Jonathan Hock helmed a ten-minute short that reunited the titular Sopranos. “We got those requests all the time back then and Jim Gandolfini, he did nothing. And somehow, he agreed to this thing, which I was shocked by,” Falco said. “I thought it was a prank when someone said Jim’s going to do it.”