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• "We said there's no chance that's happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver regarding China’s request that the league fire Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

• "The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we'll see what happens next. I don't know where we go from here. The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the Time 100 Summit on Thursday regarding the league’s on-going situation with China.

• Showtime Sports will launch on Oct. 21 a weekly podcast, All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, in which the two NBA veterans (now retired) and NBA champs (Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, respectively), will “deliver an authentic, unfiltered perspective on the most polarizing topics in and around the game of basketball.”  It will air Thursdays on the Showtime Basketball YouTube Channel.  

• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts.” A publication date was not given.

• Turner Sports’ eLeague has signed a deal with tech solutions and services provider CDW to “create enhanced fan experiences across eLeague’s properties on TV, digital, social and in-arena.” The alliance also names CDW an “official arena partner” for eLeague and the Rocket League Championship Series. Full story here

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (thru Oct. 27).

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• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
• Motorhead
• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
• Soundgarden
• T. Rex
• Thin Lizzy

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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
SOURCE: STUBHUB.COM

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Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Aug052014

You Must Remember This: Barkley, Pippen Join Harden In Foot Locker Campaign

By Barry Janoff

August 5, 2014: Do pro athletes have short-term memory loss when it comes to bad things that have happened during their career?

That's what Charles Barkley says, to the best of his memory, which is the premise in a new humorous spot from Foot Locker, which stars company spokesman James Harden of the Houston Rockets and introduces two NBA Hall of Famers to the mix: Barkley and Scottie Pippen.

The spot, "Short Memory Part I," which is part of Foot Locker's "Approved" campaign and from BBDO NY, is helping to support the brand's back to school efforts.

"Achieving greatness requires never dwelling on the past," Stacy Cunningham, evp-marketing for Foot Locker, said in a statement "It's always about looking ahead to the next opportunity and staying fresh, such as finding the best new gear for the new school year at Foot Locker."

For Foot Locker marketing, the staying fresh actually meant dipping into the NBA's past. Barkley retired in 2000 after 16 seasons and now works as an analyst and commentator for Turner Sports' NBA on TNT. Pippen last played in the NBA in 2004, a 17-year career during which he won six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls alongside teammate Michael Jordan.

The spot opens with Harden, who currently is competing for a spot on the USA Basketball Men's World Cup Team, and Barkley at a party talking about the new gear available in Foot Locker. In response to Harden asking Barkley how to start the upcoming season off fresh, Barkley replies, "Your new Foot Locker gear is a big part of it."

But Barkley has some addition advice. "Now you just need a short memory. All the greats have short memories."

"So when you had a bad game you just forgot about it?" Harden asks.

"I never had a bad game," replies Barkley, proving his point.

"And you don't remember they used to call you 'The Round Mound of Rebound?'" Harden asks, referring to an infamous Barkley nickname.

"Uh-uh," Barkley offers, shaking his head.

Still, Harden persists. "Remember when you threw that guy through the window? And the time . . . "

Barkley cuts him short. "Look, all I know is all the greats have short memories. Scottie Pippen knows."

The scene then cuts to Pippen, who is standing nearby. "I sure do," Pippen smiles. Then, supporting Barkley's point, he says, "And I'm the greatest Chicago Bull of all time," having conveniently forgotten that reference is historically applied to Jordan.

"And that's how it's done," says Barkley.

The commercial, which breaks this week, ends with a shot of new Foot Locker gear and the text, "Start Fresh." (See the full spot here.)

Support for the TV spot includes in-store, Internet, social media such as YouTube and Facebook. A follow-up spot will break later this summer.

"Working with Foot Locker is a great experience for me every time because they appreciate my sense of humor," said Harden, whose previous efforts for Foot Locker have seen him singing in a spot with Stephen Curry and trading a member of his crew to the less-exciting posse of Kris Humphries. "I'm looking forward to taking the short memory advice from these legends and to start fresh this season."

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