The Knight Is King

By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard


Phil Knight is worth more money ($25 billion-ish) than the richest owner of any of the five major sports. His NIKE empire is the biggest, baddest kid on the block when it comes to sports shoes and apparel. This past weekend he was featured on CBS Sunday Morning.

Dunking Ballmer

By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard


Forbes released their richest owners in the four major sports list. The top dog? LA Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Ballmer led the owners of the four major sports leagues with $23.5 billion.

How does he celebrate being at the top of the list? Dunking with the Clippers new creepy mascot.

It shouldn’t be too shocking that Ballmer leads all owners in net worth. Ballmer still owns 4% of Microsoft. How much is that worth? Well Ballmer bought the Clippers for $2 billion….which is the same amount of money he made last year because Microsoft was up 18%.

I’d celebrate by dunking too.

On a side note, Phil Knight of Nike is worth more than Ballmer. He clocked in at $24.4 billion. Think about that for a moment.

The Sunday: Departures

By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard

The Chairman Steps Away… Sort Of

Nike founder and chairman Phil Knight announced that he was stepping down as the chairman of the board. While he will still control the board (he owns enough shares to control three quarters of the board) but is technically leaving the company.

Phil Knight

Regardless if you are a Nike person or an Under Armour person or an Adidas person, you have to recognize the impact Uncle Phil and Nike have had on sports and culture around the world. From the Jordan brand to Tiger Woods and even for a while Lance Armstrong. Nike is one of the most recognized brands in the world.

But don’t worry, Nike will carry on and the Oregon Ducks will still have their biggest backer in the luxury box.

Great Nike Commercials:

RE2SPECT

Good vs Evil

Write the Future

The Most Famous Outtake Ever 

Scary

Cancer

Magnet

Gotta Be The Shoes

 

‘I’d Prefer No-One Knew My Name’

 

Laura Bassett crying

You know the name of Laura Bassett now but not in the way she would want it to be known. She is the England defender who made an own goal and helped lift Japan over England and onto the Women’s World Cup Final.

She did an interview with the BBC and yes, it’s soul crushing. There are many ways to lose a game and this is one of the worst ways. While they can take solace in beating Germany for third place what people will remember is the own goal.