Colin Kaepernick

A Nike ad campaign featuring free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick won an Emmy award for Best Commercial.

The award was handed out at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards over the weekend.

Nike picked Kaepernick to lead its 30th anniversary 'Just Do It' TV and print campaign that also featured Serena Williams and LeBron James.

Kaepernick courted controversy in 2016 when he remained seated on the bench during the national anthem. After the public backlash, he got off the bench and kneeled on the sideline.

The 30-year-old quarterback said he was protesting social injustice. But some fans noticed he waited until he was benched to become a "woke activist".

"We believe Colin is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward," Nike North America vice President Gino Fisanotti told ESPN after the initial backlash.

Kaepernick, who was 3-16 during his final season with the 49ers, filed a grievance against the league for colluding to blackball him -- despite the fact that he turned down at least 2 contract offers.

Kaepernick and the league settled the lawsuit for a reported $10 million.

Sean Diddy Combs, Cassie Ventura

Sean Diddy Combs and his life partner Cassie arrived at the Neon Carnival with a large entourage after attending the Coachella music festival. Combs carried a full bottle of dark liquor for the party. He dressed sharply in a long Burberry trench coat and Balenciaga sneakers, while Cassie dressed casually in Nike.

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Future at the Off/White Fashion Show in Paris

Music producer Metro Boomin', left, rapper Future Hendrix, center, singer Miguel, right, and actor Luka Sabbat (not pictured) were among the notables sitting in the front row at Virgil Abloh's Off-White™ Menswear Fall/Winter 2018 runway show as part of Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France on Tuesday.

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Mike Vick & Big Boi Sneaker Giveaway at Lenox Square

On Wednesday, millionaires Michael Vick, left, and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton partnered with Nike and Lenox Square Mall to host Vick's annual holiday shoe giveaway for Christmas. Vick and Big Boi blessed dozens of underprivileged children from the Big Kids foundation (Big Boi's charity).

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Spike Lee

Spike Lee, in collaboration with sportswear giant Nike, debuted a new line of anti-Trump sneakers.

The filmmaker showcased the basketball shoes in a photo on Instagram.com on Thursday. The image shows Lee holding up a pair of black Nike high top sneakers emblazoned with the words "RESIST" and "REPEL AGENT ORANGE" on the side.

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Kyrie Irving

The Cleveland Cavaliers routed the hapless Golden State Warriors to win game 3 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland on Wednesday. The Cavs will even the series at 2-2 in game 4 at home on Friday.

Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, who went berserk on Warriors guard Steph Curry in the 1st quarter, debuted the latest colorway of the Finals Game 3 edition of his signature Nike Kyrie 2 sneakers on Wednesday.

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NYPD Cancels Store Release of Pricey NIKE Sneakers

THe NYPD shut down a store that was set to sell the new $250 Supreme/Nike Air Foamposite sneakers on Thursday.

Police dispersed about 300 sneaker heads (mostly blacks and Hispanics) who lined up outside Supreme New York on Lafayette Street Thursday morning. Most of them were unaware that the NYPD cancelled the sale of the colorful basketball shoes.

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Skeletal Remains Might Belong to Missing Autistic Boy

A 14-year-old Autistic boy who went missing from his Queens, NY school may have drowned after running from a dog, the NY Post reports. Avonte Oquendo disappeared on Oct. 4 after walking away from the Riverview School in Long Island City. He was seen running from a dog in Hunter’s Point South Park, a short distance from his school. Police believe Avonte may have fallen into the East River after running from a dog. Avonte's family said the mute boy was petrified of dogs and water.

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Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red October

Music tycoon Kanye West bailed on Nike following a dispute over royalties. In a recent interview with New York's HOT 97, Kanye explained:

“So [Nike] said, ok cool, we’re gonna give you a bigger sandbox to play in. We’re gonna give you this amount right here to design, and two collections a year, and 30 SKU — that’s the amount of items that you have. Would that make you happy, Kanye?” And rightfully so, Kanye replied: “I need royalties.”

In that same interview Kanye announced his partnership deal with Nike's rival, Adidas. Well, it seems Nike had a surplus of Air Yeezy 2 "Red October" shoes left over from Kanye's contract.

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Kanye West Announces Release Date for Adidas Line

The streets have been buzzing about sports footwear giants Nike and Adidas signing rappers (Drake and Kanye West) to exclusive partnership deals. Neither Drake nor Kanye seem to be athletically inclined. In fact, both men lean toward the Metrosexual side of the fashion aisle. Kanye kept the buzz going last night by announcing a release date for his new Kanye West x Adidas shoe line.

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Lebron James The 11 Experience

NBA superstar Lebron James, Crown Royal and NIKE presented the LeBron 11/11 Experience in Miami over the weekend. Crown Royal and NIKE took over a parking deck on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach and turned it into a playground and more for the launch of Lebron's new basketball shoe. NIKE presented a history of LeBron's shoes and the evolution of the superstar himself.

King James, as his fans call him, took questions from kids and signed autographs. NIKE debuted the new commercial that was shot a few weeks ago on South Beach. Also in the house were LeBron's wife, Savannah James, and mother, Gloria James, Gloria's boyfriend Da Real Lambo, NBA veteran Kenny Smith, actor Terrence J, super producer Pharell Williams, and socialite Teyanna Taylor, who maintains homes in Miami and Atlanta.

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Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan may be the greatest basketball player breathing, but he forgot that in certain parts of the country he's just a black man wearing cargo pants.

The NY Post's Page Six reports that Jordan ruffled feathers at the exclusive Miami Beach country club when he showed up on the putting green wearing cargo pants.

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British songstress Estelle was spotted out & about in Covent Garden, London outside Bungalow 8 early this morning wearing an unsightly rag on her head. Maybe she threw the rag on her head hoping the paps wouldn't spot her. The young singer often dresses like an old woman, and she will regret that when she gets older.
Photo: INF DAILY

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To everyone who said the Lakers would sweep the Orlando Magic: how does Dwight Howard's A** taste now?

You should have known the Lakers couldn't sweep the Magic on their own home floor.

Anyway, as most of you know, our baby Dwight poured in 21 points and snatched down 14 rebounds to help his team spank Kobe Bean and the Lakers 108-104 last night in Orlando.

Game 4 is on Thursday night and the Magic will win that one too.

Watching the slaughter at courtside were the usual suspects, Tiger Woods, Ludacris, Omarion, Lil Wayne, Spike Lee, and others.


Lil Wayne looks like he has a garbage disposal in his mouth

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