my favorite show in the entire world forgot a STARBUCKS COFFEE CUP ON THE TABLE WHILE FILMING pic.twitter.com/60z3pOCfg9— zane (@zane) May 6, 2019
Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains, and Drinker of Pumpkin Spice pic.twitter.com/BOPdolRhXz— Ira Madison III (@ira) May 6, 2019
Perfectly reasonable explanation for what appears to be a Starbucks cup during the latest Game of Thrones episode. pic.twitter.com/MP6FAhKO4T— Simon (@Tuffty88) May 6, 2019
OH MY GOD, the showrunners were literally in the same scene as the Starbucks cup. pic.twitter.com/TS7wNPUCDf— Ellie Hall (@ellievhall) May 6, 2019
The Big 3 – Week 3
This past weekend SLiC traveled with The Big 3 to Birmingham Alabama to kick off week 3. Alabama is mostly known for their college football dominance, but also has some current and former NBA players from there.
We caught up with former UAB standout Robert Vaden, member of BIG3’s Aliens as well as Jamario Moon who played locally at Central-Coosa and on both D-League teams in Alabama.
Charles Barkley grew up a little outside of Birmingham in Leeds, Alabama. College teammates and current NBA players Demarcus “Boogie” Cousins and Eric Bledsoe both grew up in Alabama as well.
Tom Brady’s Newest Target
Yesterday in an undisclosed location, former NBA All-Star Baron Davis was seen running routes for the six-time Super Bowl champion (and probably greatest quarterback of all time) Tom Brady.
Future Hall of Fame tight end Rob Gronkowski still hasn’t announced whether or not he will return to the Patriots this upcoming season to defend their Super Bowl championship.
Maybe Brady is testing out some new targets in case Gronk decides to stick with retirement.
Baron Davis showed off his hands snagging a bullet TB12 threw him in the video below.
Video from @iambarondavis Instagram
Just Don’t Do It
Kaepernick: Just Don’t Do It
Following Colin Kaepernick’s Urges, Nike is Taking a Pair of Sneakers Off the Shelves
July 4th marks the American independence day. For many, that day means celebrating the country’s 243rd birthday with fireworks, cook outs, and time with friends and family. Covered in various versions of red and white stripes, blue with white stars, or some outrageous combination of the two, the Fourth of July has become a day of fun in the sun, usually with little significance placed on the day in 1776 where 56 men signed what was the beginning of this nation.
It should be no surprise that companies have found a way to commercialize the patriotic fervor that surrounds this mid-summer holiday. Athletic wear companies usually roll out a line of red, white, and blue paraphernalia for folks to don. Typically, the “more American” the better. After all, that’s who’s birthday it is, right?
This week, Nike was planning to do the same as it has every year. Red, white, and blue swooshes are already all over major athletic clothing stores, and the SNKRS app has shown for a few weeks now that several red, white, and blue sneakers are set to launch this week. The usage of the flag serves as a reminder that the Fourth of July is not just a day off of work, but a celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Until Colin Kaepernick, famous for taking a knee, took another stand.
Kaepernick reached out to Nike executives this week to discuss the Nike Air Max 1, set to release for this week, had the Betsy Ross version of the American flag on the back heel. The flag features the thirteen stripes and thirteen stars, as it did in the 18th century, to represent the original 13 colonies. The flag was the official flag of the United States from 1776 to 1792, the earliest stages of the United States. As Colin Kaepernick pointed out to Nike’s executives, this calls back to times of enslaved people. Further, as the Wall Street Journal pointed out in their coverage, some white supremacist organizations use the flag to harken back to “real” America.
Nike listened to Kaepernick, and is pulling the shoes off of the shelves.
Nike has utilized activism in several advertising campaigns, notably their LGBTQ Pride and EQUALITY collections.
Additionally, Nike has used Kaepernick as the face of the brand’s 30th anniversary Just Do It campaign. Clearly, the company wants to make their stances clear on issues of social inequality here in the United States.
Further, Kaepernick has made it clear that even as the face of a corporation as big as Nike, he is not settling on his stances on issues.
For a brand that constantly tells us all to Just Do It, they’re spending the Fourth of July showing us all that sometimes, the answer is Don’t Do It.
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