Obama's final speech to the public will continue a tradition set in 1796 when George Washington addressed the American people for the last time as president. It will be followed by a "family reunion" for alumni of Obama's former campaigns, according to a save-the-date sent to alumni.
Police Union Insults BLM, Posts Photo of Dogs "Black Labs Matter"
The San Francisco Police Officer's Association is under fire after publishing a photo of two dogs in its newspaper criticizing the Black Lives Matter phrase and movement reported SFGate. The photo shows a black Labrador Retriever with a sign around its neck reading "Black Labs Matter" and a yellow Labrador Retriever with a sign reading "All Labs Matter," a reference to "All Lives Matter," a counter response to "Black Lives Matter." (Complex News)
Early last week, Yahoo! Sports reported that Tim Duncan was on the verge of retiring. On Monday morning, Duncan announced that he has decided to go through with his retirement plans after 19 seasons in the NBA. And he did it in just about the most Tim Duncan way possible-by issuing a low-key press release through the Spurs. (Complex News)
Carmelo Anthony Will Address Social Injustice At Summer Olympics
Last Friday, Carmelo Anthony responded to the news about the Alton Sterling and Philando Castile shootings by posting a strongly worded message on his web site and Instagram. He talked at length about why he believes more athletes need to "step up" and address important social issues rather than shying away from doing it because of their endorsement deals. (Complex News)
Ellen Degeneres Accused of Racism Over Usain Bolt Pic
Ellen DeGeneres is receiving widespread backlash from several people on social media after she tweeted a photo of herself being piggybacked by Usain Bolt on the now-famous photo of himself smiling while leading his competition in the Olympic 100m semifinals. (Complex News)
Bun B breaks down how 'Dump Trump' Republicans might be able to nominate a candidate other than Donald Trump at next week's Republican National Convention. A successful effort to 'free the delegates' is not probable, but it is possible. (VICE)
LeBron James is only 31, so he still has a lot of life left in his NBA career. His new $100 million contract will likely keep him in Cleveland with the Cavaliers for the next three seasons, and once that contract is over, there's a good chance he'll sign another one for another few years (and maybe bring the "Brotherhood" together when he does it?).
The Moment President Obama First Meets Federal Inmates: Fixing the System (Teaser)
Check out an exclusive clip from VICE and HBO's upcoming special on criminal justice in the US: 'Fixing The System' - it will air September 27. Watch the full trailer: http://bit.ly/1MmMPRj In the first clip to go live from the special, we see the moment that President Obama meets the inmates and sits down with them for an in-depth conversation.
Kevin Durant & the Warriors: Everything You Need To Know
Kevin Durant, undoubtedly this offseason's most sought after NBA free agent, has made his "decision" official. He posted a letter on The Players' Tribune on Monday morning and announced he is leaving the Thunder and signing with the Golden State Warriors. (Complex News)