After trading for J.J. Redick from the Orlando Magic the Milwaukee Bucks rolled out a new commercial starring Brandon Jennings, Monta Ellis, and the theme song from Laverne & Shirley.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings is no stranger to getting some ink work done but he is a stranger to this years NBA playoffs.
That didn’t stop Jennings from taking his free time and getting a tattoo of Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘n Waffles.
Under Armour is signing its first official sponsorship deal with the NBA, according to the company. Under the multi-year deal, Under Armour will be able to show NBA endorsers Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks, Derrick Williams of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Bobcats and Greivis Vasquez of the Memphis Grizzlies in their NBA uniforms in advertising and promotional efforts.
Previously, UA endorsers could wear their shoes on the court but were not allowed to don their NBA uniforms in ads and marketing promoting the company’s new basketball footwear line. The company could also not use NBA trademarks.
The four athletic endorsers will be wearing shoes from UA’s new basketball footwear line on the court this season. Several other players have asked UA to send them the new kicks to try out on the down low, says Matt Mirchin, senior vice president of global sports marketing.
Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings is making good use of the NBA lockout by interning for sports apparel company Under Armour. Jennings is getting an inside look at the sneaker business as well as some nice perks that come along with his internship. He has use of the CEO’s tricked-out Jeep, an expense-paid condo and a glass-enclosed office overlooking the city’s inner harbor complete with a name plate that announces his official position: ‘Curator of Cool.’
“Right now we’re in lockout, so in Milwaukee we can’t use any of the facilities or talk to any of the NBA coaches. I felt like this is just a great opportunity and place for me where I can just focus and get better,” Jennings said.
Earlier this year Jennings and several members of the Bucks staff went to Baltimore for a tour of the company’s offices and that is when Jennings noticed the building contained a basketball court, and asked if it was possible to work out there during the offseason. Under Armour executives then granted Jennings use of the facility and offered him an internship.
Under Armour not known for being a player in the basketball market up until 2008, when it signed Jennings after he went straight from high school to a professional team in Italy.
After the Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Indiana Pacers guard Brandon Jennings vented to reporters and revealed his frustration with his teammates and the Bucks organization.
“Some guys have the mind-set of winning on the team and some guys just don’t,” Jennings told the Racine Journal-Times. “We traded a lot of pieces I feel like we should have kept. But that’s part of the business and you’ve got to roll with it.”
The Bucks are 31-45 and where eliminated from playoff contention last night with their loss to the Orlando Magic.
Milwaukee Bucks Brandon Jennings is currently injured and that has limited to his time on the bench in street clothes. That hasn’t stopped Jennings from sitting in a whole other chair and that’s the tattoo chair where he recently got inked up with this motivational tattoo he showed off on his Twitter account. It says: “There is no elevator to success, you must take the stairs!”
Being a fan of ink and having more than double digits scattered on my body, I admit I’m digging the work and motto.
Milwaukee Bucks star guard Brandon Jennings is still in the spirit of giving as he has giving the good people who afford courtside seats a pair of his signature Under Armour shoes for him being selected into this years dunk contest. Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant made a similar gesture to the season tickets holders at the Staples Center.
Would you wear them if your weren’t courtside though?
NBA players association executive director Billy Hunter said he is “99 percent sure” there will be a lockout next summer.
“I think it’s highly probable that there will be a lockout and that’s what I’m preparing for because I don’t see anything else right now,” Hunter said.
With negotiations toward a new collective bargaining agreement to replace the one that expires next summer going nowhere, Hunter said he’s been instructing his players to save their money. Hunter said the owners aren’t budging on their demands for cuts in salaries, contract lengths and guarantees, annual raises, and the rookie salary scale.
The players counter that the current system has worked, pointing to record revenues and ticket sales, and strong TV ratings. They say the total of negotiated salaries has dropped for three straight seasons and forecast a 3 to 5 percent increase in revenues in 2010-11.
And in a recent article by David Biderman of the Wall Street Journal he examined exactly how some NBA players where going to lengths to tightening their belts in preparation for that possible lockout. Like Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks being the proud owner of a Ford Edge, which cost $26,000 and New York Knicks Roger Mason Jr. who said he recently traded in his Bentley convertible for a used Cadillac Escalade.
James Jones of the Miami Heat said he used the team’s facilities instead of paying for a private trainer when he needed to work out and get therapy during the offseason. “We’ve got a lockout coming,” Jones said. “I’m not going to pay that much money to have somebody stretch me for an hour.”
Derek Fisher of the Los Angeles Lakers, who is the president of the players union, has been recording lockout-themed podcasts that are emailed out to players, and the union is issuing an instruction manual that explains tips for saving money, like renting houses instead of buying them and trying to keep a strict limit on fancy cars.
But the message is still falling onto deaf ears with some players like Cleveland Cavaliers 22-year-old first round pick J.J. Hickson who said “I don’t know anything about that saving stuff.”
For the second time this NBA season Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry had his ankles broken on the hardwood. The latest to cause the ankle breakage comes from the skills of Milwaukee Bucks Brandon Jennings.
Brandon Jennings, Danilo Gallinari, Carlos Boozer, Derrick Rose, Amare Stoudemire and Steve Nash enjoy some goodtimes on the ESPN RV with Stuart Scott, Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Breen.
Marvel and ESPN have teamed up to give the NBA a comic book makeover, and after a suspenseful league-wide promo the Milwaukee Bucks have gotten the 2D treatment. Andrew Bogut and Brandon Jennings have been revised as the superheros, with the former representing Power Man and the latter channeling Iron Fist.
You know you can’t wait to see how your favorite team is portrayed by Marvel.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings isn’t so happy about not getting an invite from Team USA to represent his country and he believes that Nike could have played a role in the snub, who is sponsored by Under Armour.
“It’s not my call. That’s on them,” Jennings told Yahoo! Sports. “But if you want to get technical about it and you really want to look at it, half of the guys there are Nike guys. I’m not saying it’s a Nike thing, but Nike is kind of running a lot of things right now. To have a guy like myself on the USA team that’s flashy and really outgoing, you don’t want Under Armour to get all that [publicity]. I’m just telling you how it is.”
We already know of the history that Team USA has had with Nike because of Michael Jordan but Jennings can’t overlook that Chauncey Billups, Derrick Rose and Eric Gordon all non-Nike sponsored athletes where included on the US squad.
Man what is up with this 1990′s cut-off overall look. Fashion crazy or simply ridiculous? Apparently Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings is jumping on the Jacory Harris bandwagon and showing off his threads via Twitter. Although Jennings look of an ABC after school special trumps that of the Haitian refugee look Harris pulled off.
This is a video of Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings showing off his Lady Gaga dance moves down in Atlanta. Are you looking at Jennings a little differently?
So do you feel about the image used for the cover or the fact that Michael Jordan is on the cover to begin with? I personally don’t have a problem with the image used as it’s one of the more memorable poses of Jordan’s but I still not open armed about him gracing the cover. In my opinion I just feel that for the NBA to go forward it’s time to cash in on what the league has to offer now like their stars in Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Durant, Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose or even Milwaukee Bucks Brandon Jennings.
The Milwaukee Bucks season has come together very nicely with outstanding play from former number one overall pick Andrew Bogut, the stellar play of rookie Brandon Jennings and received a little luck when the Chicago Bulls, a divisional opponent, traded one of their best guards in John Salmons to the Bucks.
The Bucks have quietly put 42-34 season together up to this point and far different from last season when they finished 34-48. Just when things where looking on the up and up for the Bucks they suffered devasting injury when Bogut landed on his right elbow after dunking against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.
Early reports had it listed as a slightly dislocated elbow, after watching I ask what is slightly? That doesn’t look like slightly in pain and that didn’t look like the Bucks where just slightly concerned.
Did I forget to mention the biggest factor this season for the Bucks has been Richard Jefferson is no longer on the roster?
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, the reigning T-Mobile Rookie of the Year, and Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans, the leading scorer among first-year players, lead a list of 18 players selected for the 2010 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam to be held on Friday, Febuary 12 in Dallas during NBA All-Star 2010. San Antonio Spurs forward DeJuan Blair will also be making an appearance for the Rookie Team.
The participants in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam were selected by the NBA’s assistant coaches, with each team submitting one ballot.
At halftime of the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam, the Los Angeles Clippers Eric Gordon and the Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan will compete in the first NBA All-Star Slam Dunk-In, a single-round slam dunk competition. Fans will be able to vote via text message and at NBA.com to determine who will advance to the Sprite Slam Dunk the following night.
The Sophomore Team:
|Michael Beasley (Heat)||F||6-9||Kansas State|
|Marc Gasol (Grizzlies)||C||7-1||Spain|
|Danilo Gallinari (Knicks)||G-F||6-10||Italy|
|Eric Gordon (Clippers)||G||6-3||Indiana|
|Brook Lopez (Nets)||C||7-0||Stanford|
|Kevin Love (Timberwolves)||F-C||6-10||UCLA|
|O.J. Mayo (Grizzlies)||G||6-4||USC|
|Derrick Rose (Bulls)||G||6-3||Memphis|
|Russell Westbrook (Thunder)||G||6-3||UCLA|
The Rookie Team:
|Omri Casspi (Kings)||F||6-9||Israel|
|DeJuan Blair (Spurs)||F-C||6-7||Pittsburgh|
|Stephen Curry (Warriors)||G||6-3||Davidson|
|Tyreke Evans (Kings)||G||6-6||Memphis|
|Jonny Flynn (Timberwolves)||G||6-0||Syracuse|
|Taj Gibson (Bulls)||F||6-9||USC|
|James Harden (Thunder)||G||6-5||Arizona State|
|Brandon Jennings (Bucks)||G||6-1||Lottomatica Roma Italy|
|Jonas Jerebko (Pistons)||F||6-10||Sweden|
Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings got into a Twitter Fight with whom he thought was Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmer after the Lakers defeated the Bucks 95-77. It turns out the Twitter Fight Jennings was having was with a Farmer impostor.
After the Bucks where defeated Jennings tweeted to one of his contacts to hit on his phone and he would tell him all about the real on that “Farmer thing.” It is not sure what Jennings was referring to, but the fake Farmar quickly replied, “What you gonna say Buck (Jennings nickname)? Heard there is some ish talking on here…”
The conversation started to escalate from there.
Jennings (YUNGBUCK3) tweeted: “nah i was just telling the homie how thirsty you are. That’s all. But I’m not going to make this a big thing.”
Fake Farmar (JFarmar1) tweeted: “Am not here to start nothing. You were talking smack on here wanted to clear some air. Look at the bling, done proved myself”
Fake Farmar: “You started with the smack talking, and I ended it with the 2 threes. We even? Cool.”
Jennings: “but I’m not going to beef with you. See you should be worried about your spot. Shannon Brown??? That’s all imma say.”
Shannon Brown scored 19 points against Milwaukee on 8 of 12 shooting. Farmar posted 17 points in 22 minutes on 5 of 8 shooting. And Jennings connected on just 4 of 17 field goals for 10 points.
Fake Farmar later Tweeted to his fans, “People need to realize that I am not here to beef with Buck or extend it. Here to simply communicate with the Laker fans. Repeat!”
He then tweeted, “On a side note, Tyreke Evans really doing his thing. My pick for Rookie of the Year, no doubt. No one comes close.”
Who doesn’t like a Twitter Fight? Especially with an impostor.
It’s been awhile since there’s been a Hair Wars post but there just been nothing walking the streets except regular wackness, Michael Beasley’s fro is nothing new since he was featured back on November 10th, until Milwaukee Bucks rookie Brandon Jennings brought back the Kid ‘n Play do he used to rock in high school. Jennings is got game on the court and game in the barber chair.