Detroit Pistons Rumors
The Detroit Pistons and Blink Fitness today announced plans to build a publicly-accessible Blink Fitness franchise inside the state-of-the-art Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center. The New Center facility will be the first Blink Fitness location in Detroit and one of several planned Blink Fitness openings slated in Michigan during 2019. Blink Fitness, a premium-quality value-based gym, announced in February that it will open 15 or more locations throughout Michigan.
Pistons owner Tom Gores said Blink’s inaugural Detroit franchise will make New Center even more attractive to prospective employers and residents, and is another example of how the Pistons Performance Center is helping spur economic development. “We are proud to partner with Blink in opening its first location in the City of Detroit,” said Mr. Gores. “Blink’s presence inside our performance center will make New Center an even more appealing place to live and work, and in turn will create more jobs and continue to help drive the momentum of additional investment in the area.”
Former Cincinnati Bearcats standout Jason Maxiell, who spent eight of his 10 NBA seasons with the Detroit Pistons, appeared on Iyanla: Fix My Life on the Oprah Winfrey Network and talked about his infidelity, admitting specifically that he slept with 341 women before and during his marriage to wife Brandi Maxiell. Iyanla’s response to the 34-year-old Maxiell: “Every time you’re with another woman, you abandon you. And every time you tell another lie, you abandon you. And every time you take a drink to stuff the pain down, you abandon you. This wasn’t about sex. This was about punishment.” She also questioned Maxiell about sex addiction and asked about how often he consumes alcohol.
Some sleuthing around and it became clear. Spencer Dinwiddie is part of a Harvard program for athletes that has previously included Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. According to Boston.com, “Crossover Into Business,” is a semester-long program at Harvard Business School taught by professor Anita Elberse. The program is designed to help pro athletes better prepare themselves for “business activities during and after their active sports careers.” In this year’s class, there’s Dinwiddie, the Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, Pistons center Zaza Pachulia, and Nuggets forward Paul Millsap.
The USA will continue its training through Sept. 13 at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center. The USA, playing in the first competition window of FIBA World Cup Qualifying second-round games, will meet Uruguay on Sept. 14 (7 p.m. PDT) at UNLV’s Cox Pavilion, then meet Panama on Sept. 17 in Panama City. The USA roster is capped by Bryce Alford (Oklahoma City Blue); Dwayne Bacon (Charlotte Hornets); Henry Ellenson (Detroit Pistons); Reggie Hearn (Grand Rapids Drive); Isaiah Hicks (New York Knicks); Dakari Johnson (Free Agent);Frank Mason III (Sacramento Kings); Ben Moore (Fort Wayne Mad Ants); Chasson Randle (Capital City Go-Go); Travis Trice (Milwaukee Bucks); Jameel Warney (Texas Legends); and Derrick White (San Antonio Spurs).
Nick DePaula: Blake Griffin has agreed to a shoe deal extension with Jordan Brand, in advance of his current deal expiring this Fall. Blake also recently announced the new Griffin Family Performance Center at Oklahoma University. The Sooners will begin wearing Jordan Brand this season. pic.twitter.com/hDMfLW1aUQ