Kevin Durant got his wish: He moved from Oklahoma City last summer to Golden State last summer in order to win the NBA championship—it took less than a year to achieve that. Now, the Warriors look like they have the potential to go on and dominate for years to come, but Durant could be in danger of sabotaging himself. Durant was caught out, red-handed, defending himself on social media from what was likely intended to be a burner account.
There were glimmers of hope this summer, if you squinted really, really hard.
First, the Wish shopping app made a splash by spending $100 million a year on Facebook ads. Then it sponsored the high-profile Mayweather-McGregor boxing match. Now, Wish is betting big on the return of the Showtime era to the Los Angeles Lakers. The startup, which has quickly built one of the most popular shopping apps in the world, has signed a deal to place its logo on Los Angeles Lakers jerseys. Wish is spending between $12 million and $14 million a year on the deal, according to the Sports Business Journal, which also gives it some sponsorship rights inside the Staples Center and the Lakers’ new training facility. The Lakers have been terrible for the last four seasons, but they’re back