The Internet Is Going Crazy Over LeBron Signing With the Lakers: Check Out the Hilarious Memes

Unless you live under the world’s biggest rock, by now you’ve already heard that LeBron James will spend the next four years of his professional basketball career as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers and will be getting paid $154 million to do so.

As expected, the internet went NUTS over the news and took no time posting hilarious memes, jokes and GIFs all over social media, especially Twitter. And while most of the memes focused on LeBron’s “Decision 2018,” a fair amount of them also focused on Lance Stephen also agreeing to join LeBron and his new quest to add to his collection of championship rings. Kobe Bryant, J.R. Smith and Lonzo Ball also made a few appearances.

Check out some of the best/funniest reactions to LeBron James joining the L.A. Lakers below:

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DeMarcus Cousins Joins Golden State Warriors With 1-Year $5.3 Million Deal

DeMarcus Cousins must really want a ring because, in a surprise move, the free agent center has taken a massive pay cut to sign with the Golden State Warriors.

According to ESPN, Cousin’s new contract with the Warriors is only for a year and is worth $5.3 million—which is much less than the nearly $18 million he got in the 2017-18 season for playing with the New Orleans Pelicans. So it looks like Cousins, who has battled injury issues and has played in less than 70 games combined over the past two seasons, values winning a championship over making money. After making more than

ESPN reports:

For the Warriors, already with a staggering lineup of All-NBA talent, the addition of Cousins gives him even more time to comfortably recover from his injury prior to returning to the court next season.

Sources told ESPN’s Chris Haynes that Cousins had narrowed his choices down to Golden State and Boston.

News of Cousins joining the Warriors comes barely 24 hours after news broke that LeBron James had signed with the Lakers for a four-year $154 million contract.

Steph Curry seems pretty excited, as does Andre Iguodala, who both welcomed Cousins to the team with open arms.

LeBron may be regretting joining the Lakers now though, because not only does his team have to play the Warriors four times per season, but they could also end up meeting in the Western Conference Finals. If he doesn’t round up enough key players to take on the Warriors, he might miss out on playing in the Finals for the first time since 2010.

Cousins is expected to start back playing by December/January, which gives him more than enough time to prepare for the 2019 NBA Playoffs

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Rumor Control: XXXTentacion Murder Suspect Dedrick Williams Was NOT Raped & Assaulted in Jail

According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, reports that XXXTentacion’s murder suspect was raped in a Florida jail are NOT true.

TMZ says that law enforcement officials at BSO told them the story floating around the internet over the past few days saying that 22-year-old Dedrick D. Williams was raped in the Broward County jail facility is “flat-out false.”

The report from the website Hip Hop Overload cited someone claiming to work in the Dade County Jail system who said that Williams was “getting a shower when he was ambushed with an attempted rape.”

BSO’s Public Information Officer Veda Coleman-Wright said the story was “unfounded” and that none of what was said didn’t happen. Basically, Williams was NOT physically assaulted nor was he raped.

Two weeks ago today (Mon, Jun. 18), XXXTentacion was shot to death outside of RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Police were able to track Williams down and arrest him because he was seen wearing the same orange sandals he had on when he allegedly took part in the shooting death of the 20-year-old rapper on Instagram. He’s being held without bail.

Police have reportedly identified a second person of interest in XXX’s murder case, a 22-year-old man named Robert Allen, who was captured on surveillance video at the same motorcycle shop where X was gunned down. Investigators haven’t released the name of the third person involved, who they’re still looking for.

Last week, XXX’s family, friends, and fans celebrated his life with two separate services—a public memorial service held Wednesday (Jun. 27) at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL, which was attended by thousands of the rapper’s fans, and a private funeral held the next day.

In an incredibly eerie instance of art imitating life, XXXTentacion released a music video showing him attending his own funeral. The video was for the rapper’s latest single “SAD!” which is currently the No. 1 song in the country after experiencing a massive sales and streaming boost after his tragic death.

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“Power” Season 5 Premiere Recap (Episode 1): Rest in Peace Raina, Hopefully Dre & Tariq Will Be Joining You Soon

After “Power” Season 4 ended on a tragic note, “Power” Season 5 focuses on the St. Patrick family trying to put the pieces back together and heal from the untimely death of their teenage daughter Raina.

Raina’s twin Tariq, who is the most responsible for her death after his encounters with crooked police officer Raymond Jones a.k.a. Ray Ray, hasn’t learned anything from her passing and is still playing with fire.

The only good thing that has come from Raina’s death is it ended up bringing Ghost, Tommy and Kanan back together on the same team to take out their one common enemy Dre. Tasha, on the other hand, is still struggling with Raina’s death and is trying to keep enough strength to be the backbone of the family, while balancing her relationship with Ghost’s new lawyer, Terry Silver.

This new season definitely seems like it’s going to have a lot of twists and turns and hopefully for everyone’s sake will end with Dre being killed for his disloyalty and backstabbing.

Power‘s Season 5 premiere episode opens with Angela having flashbacks and almost going into a panic attack at the crime scene of officer Raymond Jones a.k.a. “Ray Ray” because she thinks Ghost is responsible for his death.

Last season, Angela helped Tasha find Tariq’s whereabouts after he went missing, which makes her believe she may have unintentionally given away Ray Ray’s location to Ghost and Tasha. In reality, we know Tariq is the one who actually killed Ray Ray to avenge his sister’s death in the Season 4 finale, but at this moment Angela is unaware of that. Angela knows that if she did give Ray Ray’s location to Ghost and Tasha, she can be in a whole heap of trouble.

While Angela is trying to keep her involvement with Tasha on the hush, a new character named Blanca Rodriguez, who is a member of NYPD’s Internal Affairs, is introduced to the show. Rodriguez is working on the Raymond Jones case and happens to notice Angela at the crime scene. She later goes to Angela’s office to confront her about being at the crime scene and questions her about not putting her name on the sign-out sheet, which is a violation of NYPD protocol.

Angela tells Rodriguez that she slipped up and forget to sign the form and didn’t personally know Officer Jones, but he came on her radar shortly before he went missing. Rodriguez can tell Angela is lying and is up to no good, and we can already tell that she is going to be watching Ms. Valdes very closely throughout this season.

Dre is back on on the BS and early on in the episode, he notices Angela leaving the building where Ray Ray stays at with a load of cops cars. This causes Dre to get nervous and he calls Tariq to find out what happened, but Tariq tells him he can’t talk at the moment. Dre then calls Cristobal and tells him they have a problem and need to meet up.

The scene shifts to Tasha returning home (we’re guessing this is not too long after Tariq shot Ray Ray) and LaKeisha is there waiting on her. Tasha tells LaKeisha she needs her to say that she and Tariq were at the house the whole night if anybody asks. LaKeisha is confused as to why Tasha is asking her to give an alibi and wants more answers, but Tasha is unwilling to say too much.

Meanwhile, Ghost, Tommy, and Kanan hang out together and devise a plan to take out Dre. Ghost is somewhat hesitant to have Kanan around and asks him how can they trust him, to which Kanan reminds Ghost he is the one who set him on fire and if he wanted to, he could have shot him and Tommy long ago. Ghost seems to agree and keeps Kanan along for the ride.

Maria Suarez, the woman who was blindfolded while her fiance was murdered by Ghost in the series pilot, sits down and speaks with Detective Saxe and Tameika Robinson (the new U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District) about identifying James St. Patrick as Ghost. Suarez became aware of St. Patrick being Ghost after hearing his voice during an interview he did on TV in Season 4.

While Suarez actually knows what she is talking about, assistant U.S. Attorney John Mak reminds Saxe and Robinson that Suarez never saw Ghost and they can’t prove anything by her simply hearing a voice. Robinson agrees with Mak and refuses to move forward with Suarez’s statement until Angela weighs in, but Saxe wants to keep all things related to Ghost away from Angela.

While Saxe is busy throwing Angela under the bus, Angela meets up with Tasha to confront her about Ray Ray’s death. Angela tells Tasha she believes she tricked her into giving Ray Ray’s location away and that she thinks Tasha told Ghost to kill him.

When Angela threatens to turn Tasha and Ghost in and testify against them, Tasha finally reveals to Angela that Tariq stole her gun and killed Ray Ray. Angela is more than shocked to hear this news and informs Tasha that she just came from the crime scene, where a bullet was pulled from the wall. This is really bad news for Tasha and Angela because it can get them both caught up.

Angela asks Tasha where the gun is, and Tasha tells her it’s gone and to just report the gun as stolen. But, the problem is, when Angela executed a search warrant last season to go through Ghost and Tasha’s home, Tasha’s gun was taken by the police and a ballistics test was run on it, putting it in the system. This leads Tasha to ask Angela the biggest favor she has ever asked her: to delete the records of the gun, in order to save everybody (including herself) from going down. She’s already lost one child and doesn’t want to lose another one. Can you blame her?

Tommy is really stepping up so far this season and proving his loyalty to Ghost ever since he decided to put the blow down and stop questioning Ghost’s every move. He quickly checks Kanan about his involvement with Tariq and advises him to stay away from his nephew or else. He even manages to keep his cool after Councilman Tate threw shade on him at Raina’s funeral and told Ghost to not let him sit with the family because he could mess up his image.

Tariq, on the other hand… boy boy boy, he hasn’t changed not one. Damn. Bit. He is still f-boy of the century, and, besides Dre, is probably the worst person on the show. I mean, he basically was responsible for his twin sister’s murder, after all. And honestly, if Tariq got killed tomorrow, I don’t think anybody would shed a tear or give one single f***.

His nonchalant, emotionless, and uninterested attitude when questioned by Ghost and Tasha about his involvement with Ray Ray is just downright disrespectful. One of the best scenes in this episode is when Ghost finally got enough and jacked Tariq’s wannabe thug azz up and pinned him against the wall in the hallway of their house.

And the nerve of Tariq to stare Ghost in the eyes like he’s really about that life and acting like he wasn’t about to just catch the fade made it even harder to care for, like, or rock with Tariq’s campaign.

Tariq pissed Ghost off so bad that he went off on Tasha for not watching him and letting him just roam the streets with Kanan and drink lean all day. But if that was enough to hate Tariq, the mess he pulled at the funeral was a point of no return.

After Tommy went through the trouble of hiring the Italians to kill Dre and Kanan getting his boys to join in on the fun as well, Tariq warns Dre about the hits put out on him and saves Dre from getting a hot piece of lead put in his head. And not only did Tariq warn Dre, but he fake cried while giving the eulogy at Rain’s funeral to save a f*** n**** who all this time is plotting to take his father’s spot and was also just in a shootout with his father as well. If this is not enough to write Tariq out of your heart, I don’t know what the hell is.

Speaking of the shootout, which was one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking scenes of the episode, Dre really thought he took Ghost out with that weak azz gunshot. Even Tommy joked about how Dre can’t shoot worth a damn. Even though Kanan came through just in the nick of time and fired back at Dre, Cristobal and their goons with his big azz gun, at the same time, it makes you wonder did he miss them on purpose? Or was he just trying to get them to back off? Only time will tell.

Ghost crying in the shower over Raina’s death after being shot was a quick tear-jerker. Anytime Ghost cries, it makes you feel bad because Ghost is probably the strongest person on the show and never shows his weak side, but every now and then in rare moments like this.

Even though Tasha and Ghost are far from being a couple ever again, Tasha still cares about him dearly and warned him if he gets killed fooling around with Dre she will never forgive him for leaving her and their two kids (Tariq’s punk azz and the other baby girl we barely see) behind. It’s good to see Tasha and Ghost putting their differences aside and trying to remain strong for their family following Raina’s death.

Besides Raina’s funeral and Tariq saving Dre, perhaps the most upsetting part of the episode comes at the very end when Dre shows up to Raina’s gravesite while Ghost is grieving over the fact that he just had to put his child in the ground.

Dre, who is fresh from almost losing his life and luckily being able to escape from Kanan’s goons and the Italians, tells Ghost he is protected by the Jimenez cartel and threatens to kill Ghost and his family if he doesn’t back off. Dre goes so far to put a La Araña card in Ghost’s shirt pocket as he stands there. This only angers Ghost, who happened to not be strapped at the time (Dre is lucky) even more and he rips the whole card in half.

Elsewhere, Tommy returns to his home to find a La Araña card at his door and Kanan finds one on his car once he leaves the club with a chick. The only thing that made the ending not so bad was when Angela finally deleted the evidence of Tasha’s gun out of the system. But, then at the same time, it’s hard not to feel bad for D. Gaines, whose name Angela logged in under in the system. She might get this person caught up bad!

Extras:

  • Rodriguez finds Angela’s card when she goes to meet with Officer Raymond Jones’ cousin Destiny and this is definitely going to be an issue later on because Ray Ray’s cousin lied about meeting with her. Angela’s new boss Tameika Robinson also didn’t buy Angela’s alibi about her being asleep the night she called her. Angela better watch her back because everybody is on to her.
  • Tommy is going to have to answer to Vincent about the Italians getting shot after he hired them behind his back.
  • Just like Dre, Councilman Tate isn’t going to be around for too much longer. He is sneaky and conniving and everything he does is to use Ghost for his own political gain.
  • Tasha’s mother was not happy seeing her kissing Ghost’s lawyer Terry Silver. They’re lucky Ghost wasn’t the one who caught them.

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LeBron James Signs 4-Year $154 Million Deal With Los Angeles Lakers

He really did it. LeBron James is taking his talents out West to play for the Los Angeles Lakers after signing a 4-year deal with the team worth $154 million.

Bron’s agency, Klutch Sports Group, made the big announcement Sunday evening (Jul. 1) via Twitter.

The news should come as no surprise to anyone who’s been following James the past few months. And after the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the second year in the row (and the third time over the past four seasons), the writing was pretty much on the wall.

James officially became an unrestricted free agent Friday after opting out of his contract with the Cavaliers Friday and declining a $35.6 million contract option for next season.

Magic Johnson, who is currently the president of basketball operations of the Lakers, is said to have engaged in immediate talks with LeBron as soon as he landed in Los Angeles on Saturday.

It isn’t clear who else might be joining LeBron, but the word on the curb is that the Lakers are trying to get Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs to sign with them, which shouldn’t be too hard after snagging King James.

Now that LeBron is playing for a Western team, it’ll be interesting to see which squad will land in the 2019 NBA Finals—between the Lakers, the Warriors and the Houston Rockets.

LeBron is expected to make an official announcement about his new team on Tuesday.

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XXXTentacion Left Everything to His Mom & Brothers in Will Drafted Months Before Tragic Shooting Death

Though XXXTentacion had no idea when he was going to die, he definitely was prepared for the worse, because months before he was shot to death, at the young age of 19 years old, he took the time to write out a last will and testament.

The Blast obtained court records showing that the rapper’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard, filed the probate case for his estate on June 25th. The probate filing included an 11-page will that was signed and executed on November 17th, 2017, roughly 7 months before he died.

TMZ was able to get ahold of the actual document, which revealed that XXX left all of his property in a trust, with his mom as the trustee. The will, which was drafted long before X’s girlfriend became pregnant with his child (as revealed by his mom via Instagram), doesn’t list any children, leaving everything to his mom and two brothers. X’s mother also requested to be the administrator of his estate.

XXXTentacion was laid to rest Thursday following a private funeral service attended by close friends and family. The day before, thousands of XXX fans traveled to Sunrise, FL to say their last goodbyes at an open casket public memorial at the BB&T Center.

XXX was murdered June 18th, 2018 in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Within days, one of the three men responsible for his shooting death, 22-year-old South Florida tattoo artist Dedrick Williams, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and is currently being held at the Broward County Jail with no bond. Police are still looking for the other two suspects, one of whom is a 22-year-old man named Robert Allen.

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Woman Who Riled Up Twitter With “33 Abortions” Tweet Says She Was Just Joking

A woman who set social media on fire this weekend with a tweet celebrating her engagement “after being a side hoe for 6 years” and having “33 abortions” says she was just joking.

On Thursday (Jun. 28), Twitter user @empyreall went viral on the internet after she tweeted a photo of her hand with an engagement ring, and wrote: “After being the side hoe for 6 years, 33 abortions, and putting his mama in the hospital after running her over in a jeep Cherokee after she called me by his actual girflriends name, he proposed and I said YES!!!”

Upon first glance, anyone with common sense should be able to tell that she wasn’t being serious, because, aside from the “side hoe for 6 years” comment, 1.) who brags about getting 33 abortions? And 2.) why would she boast about running over her future mother-in-law and putting her in the hospital?

Folks didn’t even take the time to visit her profile either, which says “screenwriter, sports enthusiast, movie fanatic, sarcastic a**hole, Lebron stan, gap toothed goddess & avid bat bitch.”

And besides that, 33 abortions over six years? That would equal to at least 5 abortions per year, which is about one every other month. I believe that at some point the abortion clinic(s) she was going to would look at her like, “GIRL… Do you need some birth control or Plan B or something? Because abortions are not supposed to be used as contraceptives.”

A number of websites also ran with the story, which also gave it legs and made people believe it even more. And while some were able to understand right off the bat she was joking, others were not amused.

The tweet gained so much traction that @empyreall had to follow-up and let people know that she was JK: “so….y’all do know this is a joke right? LMAOOOOO.” She added, “I laid the sarcasm on thick and people still believing me.”

“So let me make this PERFECTLY clear. I have NOT been a side chick for 6 years,” she said in another tweet. “Nor have I had 33 abortions. NOR am I engaged. IDK why y’all take dark humor from twitter and run with it. But if you gone make articles about it, put the tweet that said it was a joke too.”

She also updated her bio with this: “I DID NOT HAVE 33 ABORTIONS I WAS TROLLIN.”

Twitter seemed relieved that the whole thing was just a joke, with some expressing shock that they didn’t know that from the jump:

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XXXTentacion’s Alleged Killer Dedrick Williams Was Reportedly Raped & Assaulted in Jail

Life comes at you fast! The word on the street is that the man who was arrested for his alleged involvement in XXXTentacion’s murder was attacked in prison, and it doesn’t sound too good.

According to reports floating around the internet, Dedrick Williams—one of three men who robbed and shot XXXTentacion to death—was raped in Broward County Jail, and the word is that incarcerated Florida rapper Kodak Black had something to do with it.

The website Hip-Hop Overload quotes a reliable source who works in the Dade County Jail system. According to them, the alleged rape and assault happened Wednesday, the same day a public memorial was held for XXXTentacion at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL.

Hip-Hop Overload reports:

Word we got from our informant is that he was told Dedrick was getting a shower when he was ambushed with an attempted rape, which in jail is the ultimate sign of disrespect. We are told that Kodak Black people may have had something to do with it. This makes total sense because XXXTentacion and Kodak Black are extremely tight friends like brothers.

One has to think if the assault was calculated to happen the day of XXXTentacion’s memorial which was held at the BB&T Center in Broward County today [Wed, Jun. 28]. We are currently trying to get pictures of the assault once we do we will be sure to share them all. As you see we are told Dedrick was beaten down pretty bad.

HHO also provided screenshots from a text message exchange with their informant. “They got him today! XXXTentacion’s killer, [they] got him in [the] shower! Got him pretty bad. Rape and all,” reads the thread. “Word I got is [Kodak Black’s] people [did it]. Had to move Dedrick to PC [Protective Custody]. It was bad.”

What’s surprising is that Williams, 22, wasn’t already in protective custody, considering how high profile his case is. There are no credible reports to HHO’s story up, but, then again, the mainstream media doesn’t usually report on prison violence anyway, especially rape.

Police are still looking for the other two men responsible for XXXTentacion’s shooting death.

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