The Brooklyn Nets will host the Knicks to open up the Barclays Center

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Ever since the Nets left New Jersey, fans in Brooklyn have been looking forward to this night. On November 1, the Barclays Center will be host to the New York Knicks, as Brooklyn opens up their new home. This rivalry has lacked flair in the past few years….well actually the Knicks and Nets have really never had a great rivalry. That has changed this offseason, as both teams have been trash talking the other as posturing begins to take over New York.

 

 

As good as this looks on paper, this may not be the best matchup for either team to begin their season. The Knicks and Nets are both works in progress. Both teams have lots of players that have never played together, not to mention a whole lot of new found pressure. This has all the makings of being a clunky and ugly-looking game. Not the best way to open up your new stadium.




Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber want YOU to participate in Fashion’s Night Out!

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Fashion’s Night Out is one of my favorite nights of the year! Not only does it bring together fashions’ finest to help raise money for AIDS research, but it is a great way to kick off New York Fashion Week! Check out this adorable promo video with everyones favorite guilty pleasures (Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber) encouraging YOU to participate!




Brittney Griner has led Baylor to a 40-0 season and a championship, but what now?

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So last night Baylor became the champs of Womens basketball, becoming the first team ever to go 40-0. They took down Skylar Diggins and her Notre Dame squad pretty easily. In the game Griner had 26 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 blocks. Those are Anthony Davis type numbers, and come to think of it, most men couldn’t match her one on one. So what now? What do you do with this type of talent? It would be a damn shame for it to be wasted away in the WNBA.

I have gone back and fourth thinking about this. Could Brittney Griner actually have a place in the NBA? At first I said absolutely not, there is no way she could handle it. But then I started thinking, there are so many players who really do not deserve to be in the NBA. Brian Scalabrine. The White Mamba is awesome in his own way, but he has no place in the Association. Griner on the other hand brings a helluva lot more than those NBA fringe players. And she can dunk. I’m not sure if this is something the NBA would even think to consider, but a tough girl like Brittney Griner should fight for her right to play.

On a final note, thanks to Notre Dame’s little run to the finals we were able to get a closer look at Skylar Diggins. If you haven’t gotten to see Skylar yet, well here she is. Kind of looks like a young Beyonce or something. Enjoy.




New York Fashion Week kicks off with Fashion’s Night Out!

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It’s official, Fashion’s Night Out 2012 will kick off New York Fashion Week on September 6th. Hundreds of retailers throughout New York City will keep there doors open late with events ranging from celeb hosted dance parties, to serving delicious cocktails and snacks. I have been fortunate enough to participate in FNO for the past several years, and although it has not always been the best of experiences, it is definitely an experience that everyone should attend at least once!




Peyton Manning is now the proud part owner of the Grizzlies

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Thanks to Peyton Manning, I now remember that the Grizzlies are still an NBA franchise. Yes, they have had some postseason success, but their relevance is still waining in a star driven league. But with Manning at the helm, along with Justin Timberlake and Penny Hardaway, this team finally has some buzz around em. It isn’t about what these guys can do as owners, it is what they bring to the table in marketability. Much like the Nets and Jay-Z, these superstars make the Grizzlies a hot commodity in the NBA among celebrities and fans alike. And it doesn’t hurt that Manning is a University of Tennessee alum.




America’s favorite girl is headed for the White Pink House!

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Move over Sarah Palin, there’s a new hottie headed for the White House. Barbie is running for president for the 5th time and she is looking more chic than ever! Her collarless blazer with patriotic ruffles and matching skirt are sure to get my vote. Designed by Chris Benz, barbie is ready to paint the White House pink….just like the color of his hair.

Notice something else about Barbie’s outfit? She finally traded in her high heels for some sensible wedges!

According to Mattel’s VP of Barbie Brand Marketing in North America, Cathy Cline, “Being President culminates Barbie’s career path, she stands for inspiring girls to be informed and involved in their local communities.” Head over to NYDailyNews.com to read more on Barbie and her presidential endeavors!




In the least surprising news of the week, Dwight Howard once again expresses his disdain with coach Van Gundy

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The Orlando Magic remain in disarray. Dwight Howard may not return for any type of post season run due to his injury. And Stan Van Gundy may not return next season due to Dwight Howard being, well Dwight Howard. For the second time in as many weeks, Howard has been reported to say he will not play under Van Gundy. And once again, Howard has denied saying anything of the sort.

 

This one is a head scratcher, it is very possible that the story is fabricated because lets be honest, anyone would believe it. It is also very probable that Dwight is just trying to protect his image, and he is just upset that the info went public. I gotta say no matter what Dwight Howard has said, Stan Van Gundy will not be back in Orlando. And why would he want to be? He has been abused by Howard all season, and undeservedly so.