The Celebration continues for the July the 4th it started this pass Friday with events in and around the city firework shows,musical bands and cookouts. The celebration continues with more 4th of July festivities, this is America’s Birthday the celebration of the red white and blue independence and freedom. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.
LEBRON JAMES didn’t waste much time deciding on his next move. Last night, on the first day of free agency, he announced that he’s leaving Cleveland again . . . this time for the L.A. Lakers. He signed a four-year, $153.3 million deal with the Lakers. That’s the most L.A. could offer . . . but he’s leaving roughly $53 million on the table. The Cavs could’ve offered him five years and more than $205 million if he stayed. The fourth year of LeBron’s new contract is reportedly a player option, so if things don’t work out in L.A., he can opt out after three years. Obviously, Jack Nicholson and other Laker fans should be thrilled . . . but it’s unclear who his teammates will be. At the moment, they have Lonzo Ball, but if LeBron isn’t interested in the Ball family sideshow, the Lakers could trade him. The only other major players they have under contract are Luol Deng, Brandon Ingram, and Kyle Kuzma. They’re also bringing in Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Lance Stephenson, but the roster isn’t a finished product. Meanwhile, Cleveland went into TOTAL MELTDOWN MODE the last time LeBron left . . . including that infamous letter from Cavs owner Dan Gilbert.
DRAKE’s new album “Scorpion” broke the Apple Music record for most single-day streams of an album. It racked up more than 170 MILLION streams. Drake was the previous record holder, with last year’s “More Life” . . . but “Scorpion” more than doubled its number. It also garnered more than 120 million streams on Spotify in its first 12 hours. Obviously, it’s expected to debut at #1 on next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart. The album also lit up Twitter . . . with more than 3 million mentions in the 24 hours after its release. The most Tweeted-about tracks were “Emotionless”, “In My Feelings”, “8 Out of 10”, “Jaded”, and “That’s How You Feel”.