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Disney acquiring Fox draws attention to sports media economic landscape

Disney has always been a renowned media entertainment conglomerate, and they are only aiming to build bridges to other parts of the industry. Disney is trying to gain governmental approval to acquire FOX in a $52.4 billion deal, bolstering the amount of sports content they produce, Kim Chipman reported on Bloomberg Law.

Along with the additional sports content, Disney will also have blockbuster content to boot in this acquisition.

“Adding Fox films like Logan and Boss Baby to Disney blockbusters Beauty and the Beast and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 would give the combined company over $3 billion in gross box office revenue this year. Alone, Disney’s Buena Vista raked in $1.8 billion, while Fox totaled $1.3 billion so far this year.”

Ultimately, challenging the likes of Netflix and Amazon’s streaming services will need more than bold purchases in existing markets. The only way to remain relevant in such a fast paced media entertainment industry is to be on the onset of innovation. Disney has the capital, resources, and infrastructure to do it, but all they need is the innovators with good ideas.

I wonder what the cartoonists at Disney would think about DOodle the NEWS? 🤔🤔

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Kyrie Irving speaks out on having a target on Celtic’s back with 14-game winning streak

Along with this 14-game winning streak comes criticism from fans across the NBA world, but Kyrie Irving doesn’t seem to let it phase him. Dominating the Eastern Conference by over 5 games, the Celtics are clear favorites to dethrone LeBron James from another Eastern Conference Championship, but we will have to wait and see how the rest the the season will unfold.

But in the mean time, Kyrie looks to keep the energy in the media cycle leveled out, giving flat answers that show that every team in the NBA is look at them as the leaders in the pack.

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Stephen Curry offers a new MasterClass training course

Two-time NBA Champion Stephen Curry has always loved basketball, even as a kid watching his father Dell Curry play professionally. No one of the best players in the current NBA, Curry feels it is his time to give back to the culture of basketball, providing fans with the ultimate experience to get into the mind of the back-to-back NBA regular season MVP.

“If I think about where I was when I was 13, if I had access to this type of curriculum, I would have been a much better player faster,” Curry told ESPN. “It took me a while to learn how to practice and do the drills the right way. I want people to see how I invest in my game, how I train, what I do in my workouts and what’s my mental approach.”

“For me, it’s a cool learning process because I actually get to articulate a lot of the things that are pretty natural to me, but it might not be natural to others,” Curry continued. “It came together really nicely. The visuals and the production are unbelievable. It allows me to explain all the things that I do to get better.

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Warrior’s Draymond Green says Mark Cuban will never understand the African-American experience

Draymond Green has no time for Mark Cuban’s comments saying he needs to apologize to NBA executives.

“For him to try to turn it into something it’s not is wrong,” Cuban told ESPN. “He owes the NBA an apology. I think he does, because to try to create some connotation that owning equity in a company that you busted your ass for is the equivalent of ownership in terms of people, that’s just wrong. That’s just wrong in every which way.

Green simply wants a reconsideration of NBA executive terminology.

“For starters, let’s stop using the word owner and maybe use the word Chairman,” Green wrote. “To be owned by someone just sets a bad precedent to start. It sets the wrong tone. It gives one the wrong mindset.”

Rather mature tone Green has. Let’s hope he keeps this up!

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Kevin Durant says he sends DMs to kids on Instagram

Through all the criticism Durant receives for making moves to the Golden State Warriors, he manages to find a bright light to focus on in social media. When he is not busy controlling multiple accounts on Twitter, Durant recently admitted he enjoys using his robust social media platform for a unique interactive experience for fans.

Hopefully other professional athletes can see how easy it is to inspire young players who were once in their shoes.


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Lonzo Ball gives his take on LiAngelo Ball’s return from China

It has been quite the eventful past few days for LiAngelo Ball.

The UCLA basketball player ran into some international hijinks, almost landing himself in a Chinese prison for 3-10 years.

Lucky for him, he and his teammates managed to get the backing of Donald Trump. For whatever reason, Trump’s words carried some weight, and LiAngelo has made it back to the U.S, only to be greeted by a slew of reporters.

Unfortunately, this news may shine a light on NCAA programs providing fun excursion trips for the hard working student athletes. LiAngelo, take your brother Lonzo’s advice and learn from this situation!