How Ja Morant's custom diamond grill from Johnny Dang created a movement for Memphis (2022)

  • How Ja Morant's custom diamond grill from Johnny Dang created a movement for Memphis (1)

    Associated Press

    Urias sharp, Dodgers unload in rout of Padres

    Julio Urias continued to solidify his spot atop the Dodgers’ rotation while Mookie Betts hit one of Los Angeles' four home runs in a 12-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night that ended their three-game losing streak. Trea Turner, Justin Turner and Will Smith also homered as the Dodgers ended their first skid of three games since they were swept by San Francisco in June.

  • How Ja Morant's custom diamond grill from Johnny Dang created a movement for Memphis (2)

    Associated Press

    Chile votes on proposed constitution with big changes

    Chileans are voting in a plebiscite Sunday on whether to adopt a far-reaching new constitution that would fundamentally change the South American country. The proposed charter is intended to replace a constitution imposed by a military dictatorship 41 years ago. “We are clearly in a situation in which the result will be close,” said Marta Lagos, head of MORI, a local pollster.

  • How Ja Morant's custom diamond grill from Johnny Dang created a movement for Memphis (3)

    Yahoo Sports

    New York Red Bulls' Dru Yearwood issued red card after hitting fans with frustrated kick into stands

    There are ugly ends to matches, and then there's this.

  • How Ja Morant's custom diamond grill from Johnny Dang created a movement for Memphis (4)

    (Video) Ja Morant Hits the Griddy for New Johnny Dang Grillz! 🕺
  • The Day, New London, Conn.

    UConn football wins in coach Mora's home debut

    Sep. 4—EAST HARTFORD — There's a strong feeling growing inside the UConn football team locker room. The Huskies are building a belief in their team, each other and in the process. They're determined to put a dreadful last few seasons well in the past. Saturday's 28-3 victory over Central Connecticut State University in the home opener before 22,442 fans at Rentschler Field was another positive ...

  • Albuquerque Journal, N.M.

    Prep football: Week 4 (Sept. 8-10) Games To Watch

    Sep. 4—(7 p.m. Friday unless noted.) 1. Volcano Vista (3-0) at La Cueva (2-1), Wilson Stadium: Another demanding test for the Bears. Hawks have beaten Las Cruces, West Mesa and Carlsbad, and can jump from that second tier in Class 6A to the top tier if they can somehow upset La Cueva. 2. Bloomfield (3-0) at Albuquerque Academy (3-0): A first-ever Friday night home game for the Chargers, and ...

  • The Lima News, Ohio

    Scrubbed Artemis I launch stalls museum party

    Sep. 4—WAPAKONETA — A scheduled launch party at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum was postponed due to NASA's cancellation, the second this week, of its unmanned Artemis I rocket. At 11:17 a.m. Saturday, NASA officials indicated they discovered a leak in the launch vehicle's liquid hydrogen tank system. The explanation for the scrub of its launch Saturday from Launch Complex 39B at NASA's ...

  • The Day, New London, Conn.

    Coast Guard drops football opener to UNE

    Sep. 4—NEW LONDON — Coast Guard's final drive Saturday was stopped on a play with 48 seconds remaining, an incompletion under pressure by sophomore quarterback Joey Armentrout from the University of New England 15. The final score: UNE 17, Coast Guard 10. But as electric as the final moments became, a 38-yard completion from Armentrout to freshman Amr Baadani at the height of it to get the ...

    (Video) Athlete Ja Morant Had Johnny Dang Working At Midnight To Get This Crazy Diamond Grill Ready
  • The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.

    Filling up on food favorites at La Festa Italiana in Scranton

    Sep. 4—SCRANTON — Of all of the food offerings at La Festa Italiana, Zach Coles' first choice Saturday was a porketta sandwich from the UNICO National Scranton Chapter stand. Coles, who grew up in the Peckville section of Blakely and now lives near Philadelphia, has been attending La Festa annually since childhood and the UNICO porketta has been a perennial favorite. "I've been getting ...

  • The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.

    Air quality concerns cancel free Spokane Symphony concert in Liberty Lake

    Sep. 4—Smoky skies shut down at least one event this weekend in Spokane County. The Spokane Symphony canceled its free Saturday concert in Liberty Lake due to unhealthy air quality caused by Inland Northwest wildfires. The concert had been scheduled for 6 p.m. in Pavillion Park. The symphony said performing outside in smoky conditions would be unsafe for its musicians. "It is disappointing to ...

  • The Brownsville Herald, Texas

    Indictment details charges against migrant shelter CEO

    Sep. 4—Ruben Gallegos Jr., the CEO of International Education Services, or IES, was spending the weekend and Labor Day in federal custody after U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald G. Morgan Friday ordered he be held without bond. A federal grand jury Aug. 30 handed down an indictment charging Gallegos on embezzlement and theft charges. Among the charges and according to a portion of the indictment, ...

  • The Lima News, Ohio

    Schools need turnaround

    Sep. 4—LIMA — While signing into law the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002, former President George W. Bush said, "Every school has a job to do. And that's to teach the basics and teach them well. If we want to make sure no child is left behind, every child must learn to read. And every child must learn to add and subtract. If, however, schools don't perform, if, however, given the new ...

    (Video) Ja Morant is the Coldest Rookie in the NBA!
  • Albuquerque Journal, N.M.

    Lobo hoops freshman Robbins is feeling right at home

    Sep. 4—Hannah Robbins had plenty to smile about during Thursday's UNM women's basketball practice at the Davalos Center. Robbins' shots were falling, especially from 3-point range, and she held her own as part of a team of newcomers scrimmaging against more experienced Lobos. So far so good for the 6-foot freshman guard who is trying to make a case for playing time during the upcoming 2022-23 ...

  • Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis.

    College football: Roubidoux throws winning TD in final minute to guide UW-Eau Claire past Loras

    Sep. 4—Pulled from the game with an injury in the fourth quarter and his team behind, UW-Eau Claire starting quarterback Harry Roubidoux could have deflated. Instead, the sophomore rose to the occasion. The Winneconne native went back into the game with the Blugolds trailing 27-22 against Loras with just over a minute left on Saturday at Carson Park. He promptly completed four passes to move ...

  • Albuquerque Journal, N.M.

    UNM shuts out Maine 41-0, first shutout in Gonzales' era

    Sep. 4—What unfolded during University of New Mexico's preseason camp became evident in the Lobos' season opener against Maine on Saturday. UNM sophomore wide receiver Luke Wysong scored his first career rushing touchdown and then his first career TD reception, and the New Mexico defense displayed dominance, especially in the first half, leading to a 41-0 win at University Stadium. It is the ...

  • The Bakersfield Californian

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    State bills present win, loss for both sides in Kern oil dispute

    Sep. 4—The California Legislature gave just as it took away last week on both sides of the conflict between Kern's oil industry and the county's environmental justice community. After a long fight, environmental justice advocates welcomed — and the industry criticized — Wednesday's passage of a bill establishing a 3,200-foot buffer between oil production and sensitive sites like homes and ...

  • The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.

    Idaho Panhandle wildfires grow to 7,000 acres; fire near Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge still at 1,000 acres

    Sep. 4—A handful of wildfires that have burned thousands of acres across the Inland Northwest remained completely uncontained as of Saturday afternoon. Firefighters are now referring to five burns in the Idaho Panhandle collectively as the Kootenai River Complex. The fires grew by 1,500 acres Friday night and have burned a combined 7,000 acres since mid-August. Four of the Kootenai River ...

  • Anchorage Daily News, Alaska

    For Mary Peltola, a sudden shift to national spotlight after winning Alaska's special U.S. House election

    Sep. 4—U.S. House, Mary Peltola, elecion day It was a few months into Hector Jimenez's new job as a political operative when he answered a call. President Joe Biden was on the other line, said the voice on the phone. The call was for Jimenez's boss, Mary Peltola. A little earlier Wednesday, she had been named as the provisional winner of Alaska's special congressional election, which will make ...

  • The Lima News, Ohio

    David Trinko: Putting my labor into Labor Day weekend

    Sep. 4—It's Labor Day weekend, that last hurrah of summer here in Northwest Ohio. It's that last chance to relax and enjoy all the wonders of the hottest season here. Unfortunately, around my house, Labor Day weekend really focuses on the "labor" part of it. We just don't see enough three-day weekends, so it's when our biggest projects generally fall. We're weekend warriors when it comes to ...

  • Grand Forks Herald

    Five things you might've missed in UND's 38-17 loss at Nebraska

    Sep. 4—LINCOLN, Neb. — UND was in a one-score game in the fourth quarter against Nebraska but ultimately fell 38-17 in the program's first game against the Big Ten Conference since 1976. Here are five things you might've missed during the matchup. One of the main concerns heading into UND's season opener against Nebraska was starting three offensive linemen making their first career starts in ...

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What shoes does JA Morant wear? ›

Nike Kobe 6 Protro 'Memphis Blue PE'

Ja Morant wearing a blue player exclusive colorway of the Nike Kobe 6 Protro. The "Memphis Blue PE' is another colorway of the Nike Kobe 6 Protro that Morant laced up more than once.

How much was JA Morant rookie contract? ›

Annual rookie max salary earnings (at $192,850,000 total):

Ja Morant has agreed on a five-year, $193M designated rookie maximum extension that could become worth $231M, his agent tells @wojespn.

Does Ja Morant have a grill? ›

In the world of social media, alley-oops, chase-down blocks, and highlight-reel passes are all commonplace. In February of 2020, Morant got his grillz, but he's not the only one.

What is the record of the Memphis Grizzlies? ›

28 Seasons
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What is a signature shoe? ›

A signature shoe is a big deal in the NBA. It is one of the first signifiers of a standout player people notice in the league. If a brand wants to give you your own sneaker, you must be nice. But while it's still a rarity today, it's probably not as rare as you think it is.

What is Ja Morant vertical? ›

The Vertical

Ja Morant, standing at 6'3, can jump an incredible 44 inches. That makes him one of the bounciest players in the league and gives him an edge over many other guards.

Who is the richest NBA player? ›

Michael Jordan, 59 – US$1.7 billion

According to Forbes, Michael Jordan is NBA's richest player with a humongous net worth of US$1.7 billion.

Do NBA players get paid weekly? ›

Contrary to popular belief, NBA players are not paid after each game. Rather, NBA players are paid according to the league's standard paydays, which are on the 1st and 15th of each month, beginning on November 15th. The default paycheck system amounts to 24 paychecks over a one calendar year period.

Who is the most paid NBA player? ›

Already a billionaire, LeBron James' 2-year contract extension makes him the NBA's all-time highest-paid player. LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, making him the highest-paid player in NBA history, as first reported by ESPN.

How tall is Ja Morant net worth? ›

Ja Morant's Net Worth is $80 Million US Dollars.
Ja Morant Net Worth 2022 (Forbes) Salary Cars House Wife NBA.
Net Worth:$80 Million
Height:1.91m (6 ft 3 in)
Profession:Basketball Player
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Is JA Morant hurt? ›

Ja Morant missed the Memphis Grizzlies' final three playoff games this 2022 after sustaining a knee injury in Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors. Now, after their postseason exit, all the attention turns to the young superstar and how long he'll be out or if he'll need surgery.

Does JaVale McGee wear a grill? ›

Game 1 Warrior Wonder: JaVale McGee

Actually, there is one thing he can't do: he can't stop swagging on the NBA. McGee has taken basketball fashion to the next level with his iconic gold grill mouth piecel.

Does Justin Timberlake own the Grizzlies? ›

Justin Timberlake, a minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies and pop superstar, is calling on fans to vote for Ja Morant to start in the 2022 NBA All-Star Game.

Who are the owners of the Memphis Grizzlies? ›

Saturday marks the 10-year anniversary of when news broke that Robert Pera had agreed to purchase the Grizzlies for $377 million. It was a good investment. The franchise, despite being the least valuable in the NBA, is currently worth $1.5 billion, according to Forbes.

Are there grizzly bears in Memphis Tennessee? ›

Only one bear species, black bears (Ursus americanus) live in the Volunteer State. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency website refers to them as "state treasures." Tennessee boasts several bear sanctuaries, consisting of a combination of public and private lands.

Do NBA players get shoes for free? ›

Every NBA team has a storage room either at their arena or facility where they have a bunch of shoes in their team's colors that brands send them. For players who don't have any shoe deal, their team's equipment manager will typically provide them with free shoes from this room.

How many signature shoes are there? ›

The shoes are so popular that even other NBA stars don the shoes regularly. To date, there have 26 different signature pairs of Air Jordan shoes to hit the market, with each one drawing more hype than the next.

Who was Nike's first signature athlete? ›

"Nike's first signature athlete was welterweight wrestler, Wayne Wells. The 5' 8" Texas native had an accomplished career, winning a gold medal in Munich in 1972 while working closely with Nike footwear designers on his signature, high-top wresting boot.

Why can Ja Morant jump so high? ›

Do you know that Ja Morant tire story? When he was in high school, he was only 5'7". His father, Tee Morant, got a tractor tire and created a jump drill with the tire. Tee said that after starting the tire drill, "(Ja's) bounce got crazy."

Who has a 48 inch vertical? ›

There's only been one player nicknamed “His Airness in NBA history,” and that's Michael Jordan. He currently owns the NBA highest vertical jump of the entire tournament, which is 48 inches. This number comes with a hang time on the rim of 0.92 seconds.

What is the highest vertical jump ever? ›

Who has the highest vertical in the world? According to official information, the world record for the highest platform vertical jump is 65 inches. The world record holder is Brett Williams. He set this vertical jump world record in 2019.

Who is richer LeBron or Jordan? ›

James' other pursuits

Either way, LeBron James has cemented himself as one of the richest NBA players of all time, and he could eventually eclipse Jordan's estimated $1.7 billion net worth before his playing career even ends.

How much is Donald Trump worth? ›

How much do NBA refs make? ›

NBA Referee Salary Overview

Entry-level referees' compensation begins at $600 per game or roughly $250,000 per year. Seasoned or professional referees earn $3,500 per game or up to $550,000 annually.

How much is a NBA pension? ›

The players who qualified will receive yearly payments of $3,828 per year of ABA service. "Our players have a genuine sense of appreciation for those who paved the way and helped us achieve the success we enjoy today," said NBPA executive director Tamika Tremaglio said in a statement.

Do NBA players get paid when sitting out? ›

It's also tough to make a case that owners should pay players who choose not to play. In practical terms, players who choose to sit out would lose 9%-41% of their salaries, based on this reporting.

Who is the richest athlete in the world? ›

2010–2019 list
1Floyd Mayweather Jr.$915 million
2Cristiano Ronaldo$800 million
3Lionel Messi$750 million
4LeBron James$680 million
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What sport pays the most? ›

Basketball is the most lucrative sport globally, which is not surprising. The finest basketball players in the NBA not only make millions of dollars in payments each year, but they also receive more endorsements and sponsorship money than any other athlete in any other sport.

Who is the lowest paid NFL player? ›

As per the league's Collective Bargaining Agreement established in March 2020, NFL players' minimum salary measured up to $660,000 in the 2021 season, which went up from $610,000 in 2020. The minimum salary is slated to rise to $705,000 in 2022.

What is Ja Morant's salary? ›

Current Contract

Ja Morant signed a 4 year / $39,619,840 contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, including $39,619,840 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $9,904,960.

What is Stephen Curry 2022 worth? ›

Stephen Curry is an American professional basketball player who has a net worth of $170 Million. He plays for the same team that his father used to play for. He started playing basketball when he was just three years old. After Mother and Father, the third thing he pronounced was a ball.

What is Zion Williamson salary? ›

He's the 110th best-paid NBA player this year. He was the 119th best-paid NBA player last year.
Salary: $13,534,817.
2021/22New Orleans Pelicans$10,733,400 ($11,705,820*)
2020/21New Orleans Pelicans$10,245,480 ($11,776,120*)
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Who grabbed Ja Morant's knee? ›

Jordan Poole definitely grabbed and pulled Ja Morant's knee; whether he intended to hurt him isn't the point. The Golden State Warriors blew out the Memphis Grizzlies to take a 2-1 series lead on Saturday, and that was not the only loss Memphis suffered.

Why was Zion out? ›

Last year on July 6, his 21st birthday, Zion Williamson found out he had suffered a broken right foot, an injury that ended up costing him the 2021-22 season.

Did Poole cause Morant's injury? ›

Following his team's Game 3 blowout loss, Jenkins insinuated Warriors gaurd Jordan Poole was the culprit regarding Morant's injury. The Grizzlies coach told reporters, "Jordan Poole actually grabbed his knee and yanked it, which triggered whatever happened.

Who is Javale McGee's mom? ›

Pamela Denise McGee (born December 1, 1962) is an American former professional women's basketball player, 2012 Women's Basketball Hall of Famer, and mother of two professional basketball players. She is the first WNBA mom to have a son and daughter drafted in the NBA and the WNBA.

What teams did Javale McGee play for? ›

JaVale McGee

How much is Memphis Grizzly is worth? ›

$1.5 billion

What team does Will Smith own? ›

In 2011, Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, bought a percentage of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Why did the Grizzlies move to Memphis? ›

On March 26, 2001, Heisley announced that he had selected Memphis. Memphis and Louisville were the most promising cities, with Heisley selecting Memphis because it offered a better deal and because of poor local executive leadership in Louisville.

Will the Grizzlies leave Memphis? ›

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With the NBA Playoffs right around the corner, the Shelby County Board of Commissioners voted Monday on an agreement that will keep the Memphis Grizzlies in the Bluff City until at least the 2028-2029 NBA season.

How much did Pera pay for Grizzlies? ›

When Pera bought the team in 2012, his group paid $377 million, according to Tillery. In February, Forbes listed the Grizzlies as the second-least valuable team in the NBA, ahead of only the Pelicans, and set the team's value at $1.025 billion.

Who's the youngest NBA owner? ›

Pera missed a year of high school because of a rare heart-valve infection. Pera, who bought the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies in 2012, is the youngest controlling owner in the league.

What animal causes the most deaths in Tennessee? ›

Tennessee — Brown Recluse Spiders

Tennessee is the one and only states where the CDC identified "contact with venomous spiders" to be the leading cause of animal-related death.

Are there alligators in the Mississippi River in Memphis? ›

Alligators are now living in the Memphis area, and state wildlife officials say more of the river reptiles are slowly moving our way.

Which state has the most black bears? ›

California: 25,000 to 35,000

This makes it the largest population of black bears of any contiguous state. Since 1948, the state has classed black bears as game mammals, but the state has instituted restrictive laws on bear hunting licenses.

What shoes do most NBA players wear? ›

Summarizing the 2020-21 NBA regular season kicks statistics, we can see that Nike remains the most popular choice among players. Also, NBA players mostly chose between the Nike Kobe 6 and Nike PG 5 models, which took first places in various categories.

What shoe does Zach LaVine wear? ›

The Chicago Bulls star has agreed to a multiyear shoe deal with New Balance. "I'm partnering with a brand that's investing in me and I'm investing in them, so I'm extremely happy," LaVine said (via ESPN's Nick DePaula).

What shoe does Luka doncic wear? ›

He typically wears the best or new Jordan shoes, but he's not afraid to mix up his favorite models every now and then. While he hasn't had a shoe of his own, that's going to change. The Jordan Luka 1 is confirmed to release in late 2022.

What type of shoes does Steph Curry wear? ›

Throughout the Warriors' magical 2021-22 season, Curry mostly wore his ninth signature sneaker (first under his own sub-label) - the Curry Flow 9. Additionally, Under Armour and Curry brought back some fan favorites with the Curry 4 FloTro, which is a retro release incorporating new technology.

Who owns the most shoes in the world? ›

Geller and the ShoeZeum were featured on an episode of the reality TV show Pawn Stars, where Geller attempted to sell his collection. With 2,388 pairs of sneakers, Geller was certified by Guinness World Records for having the largest sneaker collection in the world.

What is the most popular sneaker in the world? ›

The top-selling athletic sneakers for 2021 (in revenue rank order) are as follows: Nike Air Force 1 Low, Nike Air Max 270, Nike Air Vapormax Plus, Nike Revolution 5, Nike Air Max 97, Adidas NMD R1, Nike Air Max 90, Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit 3, Jordan I High OG, and Jordan XIII.

What athlete sold the most shoes? ›

LeBron James, to many, is the NBA's greatest player. It is a no-brainer that he will be the athlete with the biggest shoe deal in the NBA. Of all active NBA players, LeBron James sells the most shoes.

How much is Zach LaVine shoe deal? ›

After receiving strong interest from several footwear brands, Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine has agreed to terms with Adidas on a four-year endorsement deal that could be worth as much as $35 million, industry sources told ESPN.

Is Zach LaVine done with Adidas? ›

LaVine, who had a multi-year contract with Adidas expire in 2021, sampled a litany of different shoes during the 2021-22 season. But ultimately he lands with a brand that is growing, having inked high-profile names such as Kawhi Leonard and Dejounte Murray, a childhood friend of LaVine's, in recent years.

Is Zach LaVine sneaker free agent? ›

Sneaker free agent Zach LaVine arrives in New Balances and hoops in Nike Kobe 5s. how is he a shoe F/A already??? 4 year deal went quick! Zach LaVine has inked a new deal with Adidas that could be worth up to $35 million, sources tell ESPN.

What shoe does LeBron wear? ›

LeBron continues to tease his newest signature sneaker. LeBron continues to tease his newest signature sneaker.

How much will Luka doncic shoes cost? ›

The Jordan Luka 1s go on sale Friday morning at 9 a.m. central on the Nike app. A pair of the shoes will cost $110.

How rich is Stephen Curry? ›

Thanks to his efforts, Celebrity Net Worth estimates Curry is worth a cool $160 million.

What are Steph Curry's purple shoes? ›

Throughout the Golden State Warriors' championship run, the team was undefeated (5-0) when Stephen Curry wore his "Lilac" Under Armour Curry 4 FloTro sneakers. The purple shoes went viral after Curry's 43-point, 10-rebound performance in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

What basketball shoes did Kobe Bryant wear? ›

Top Ten Kobe Shoes of NBA Season
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  • Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low 'University Red' ...
  • Nike Kobe 6 Protro 'Think Pink' ...
  • Nike Kobe 8 'Prelude' ...
  • Nike Kobe 8 'What The Kobe'
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