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The Bright Lights Of The NBA

NBA fans are loving the Playoffs as they are in full swing. Those team that are still fighting the NBA Title are in the limelight and enjoying the spotlight. Speaking of those lights you might want to check out NBA Bright Lights – exclusively available on the go90 app.

Looking at the players and performances that took place on the biggest stage, the NBA Bright Lights series will highlight moments when the lights were brightest, and the stars shined. NBA Bright Lights will allow fans to relive the most memorable moments and performances in NBA Playoff and Finals history, that transformed some the greatest players in the game into legends and global icons for basketball.

Episodes run between 1:30 and 2 minutes, and are released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday now through leading up to the NBA Finals.

Before The NFL Draft Leonard Fournette Teams Up With MET-Rx

Most NFL fans are getting ready to see how their favorite team will improve with the NFL Draft. Before the draft starts MET-Rx, a pioneer in the sports nutrition industry, unveiled their latest digital ad campaign featuring their newest spokesperson – former LSU star running back and current top NFL Draft prospect – Leonard Fournette.

For some it is not about the trophies, which represent a symbol of past accomplishments. For elite level athletes like Leonard, there is no time to rest on their laurels – they’re focused on training for the next game, the next rival, the next level. What drives them forward is what they’ll conquer next.

“Trophies are fine but they aren’t what define your success,” says Leonard Fournette. “Athletes get motivated by focusing on the next thing and training to get there. You can’t get distracted by shine. I appreciate that MET-Rx stands for that. I hope the campaign inspires young athletes to focus on what comes next.”

On Draft Day, Leonard will be taking over the MET-Rx social channels (Twitter and Instagram), giving fans a behind-the-scenes look as he prepares for his big night. He will also be going LIVE on Facebook at 1:30pm EST, talking all things Draft with NFL analyst Adam Caplan and taking questions from fans hours before hearing his name called.

go90 Has All Your La Liga Soccer Games This Weekend

If you are fan of soccer and looking to check out some of the games from La Liga you might want to download the go90 app. go90 will be streaming one of the most important La Liga soccer matches this weekend when there is a classic cross-country clash between the two largest cities in Spain. Tune in on Sunday, April 23rd at 2:25 PM ET to stream.

Additionally, fans can check out any of these other matches happening this weekend:

(All times are ET)

Friday:

Sevilla v. Granada, 4/21, 2:35 PM

Norwich City v. Brighton & Hove Albion, 4/21, 3:40 PM

Saturday:

Villareal vs. Leganes, 4/22, 10:05 AM

Paris Saint-Germain v. Montpellier, 4/22, 10:55 AM

Osasuna v. Sporting Gijon, 4/22, 12:20 PM

Huddersfield Town vs. Fulham, 4/22, 1:00 PM

Espanyol v. Atlético de Madrid, 4/22, 2:35 PM

Fiorentina v. Inter, 4/22, 2:40 PM

New York Cosmos v. Jacksonville Armada, 4/22, 7:00 PM

Monterrey v. Tigres UANL, 4/22, 8:00 PM

Sunday:

Milan v. Empoli, 4/23, 8:55 AM

Celta Vigo vs. Betis, 4/23, 10:05 AM

Juventus vs. Genoa, 4/23, 7:00 PM

As a reminder, go90 streams hundreds of live soccer matches from some of the top leagues, which are available at no cost to you or your readers. There’s no need for traditional cable or streaming subscriptions with go90. Just live, legal, and free fútbol, for fans living in the States.

Download the app for FREE via App Store or Google Play. As an added bonus, if you’re a Verizon customer, streaming won’t use up any of your data.

Paul George Has The Flow

NBA and Pacers star Paul George and his team are fighting to go further in the NBA Playoffs. Now only is he a star on the court, but his is now highlighted in a new commercial. He is starring in the first ad for the new Gatorade Thirst Quencher sub-line, Gatorade Flow.

While providing the same hydration and fueling benefits of Gatorade Thirst Quencher, Gatorade Flow features a new taste profile – full flavor and a smooth finish. The ad brings to life what being in the flow of the game means to George, and the name ‘Flow’ naturally refers to the smooth finish that athletes experience when drinking it.

Gatorade Flow is available in four flavors: Blackberry Wave, Citrus Crash, Kiwi Strawberry, and the 7-Eleven exclusive, Strawberry Splash.

Kyle Schwarber Shows What It Takes To Fly The W

Ever wonder what it takes to achieve your ultimate goal? Well World Series hero and Chicago Cubs Outfielder, Kyle Schwarber, teamed up with Gatorade on a video just in time for the Cubs’ home opener. The video shows that winning is a reflection of the work you put in when you’re not playing and that you can’t #FlyTheW without putting in the work first. Schwarber, who has already persevered in the face of adversity, embodies the idea that sports performance is driven from the inside.

Airbnb Is Looking For The Ultimate Giants Fan

Baseball is back and if you are a San Francisco Giants fan you might want to read this post. Airbnb is changing the way San Francisco Giants fans engage with their favorite team through a one-time bookable immersion experience offering superfans a day they won’t soon forget. Check out the listing here.

On April 28, six superfans will get the chance to live like a Giant; from a meet-in-greet with Giants legend Dave Dravecky, a VIP tour of AT&T Park, on-field batting practice, an exclusive dinner at a hidden club inside the stadium with Giant’s CEO Larry Baer, then head up to the owner’s box to watch a game from the best seats in the house.

The SF Giants Superfan Experience includes:

Meet Dave Dravecky at Willie Mays Plaza for photos and presentation of a custom SF Giants jersey

Embark on a VIP Tour of AT&T Park with Dave and get a behind the scenes tour of the ballpark, venturing into the visitors’ clubhouse, batting cage, press box, P.A. booth and venture onto the warning track

Head onto the field with Dave for the Giants’ batting practice and pregame behind home plate

Head to a secret VIP club in the ballpark that few know about for an exclusive dinner with Dave and Giants President and CEO Larry Baer

Head to the owner’s box with Dave and Larry Baer to watch a game complete with game ready snacks and beverage brought right to the seats.

Budweiser Helps You Show Off Your Team Pride

We have a few more days before Opening Day for the 2017 MLB season. So to get in the baseball mood Budweiser is raising one to hometown fans, who embody the spirit of America’s favorite pastime. With the return of baseball season, Budweiser will introduce customized, specialty MLB team cans featuring unique designs created by local artists who each represent Budweiser’s values and celebration of the pursuit of the American dream. Budweiser’s limited-edition cans will arrive on Opening Day.

Designed in partnership with local artists and baseball enthusiasts, Budweiser’s MLB team design cans bring to life the true ambition and personality of each team and its hometown, featuring some of the most iconic elements of each city like the palm trees in Los Angeles to the Gateway Arch in Budweiser’s hometown of St. Louis. Each artist was hand-selected to create the unique, locally-inspired designs, based on their personal connection to their team’s ambitious history and the fans that support the home team. The cans will each be wrapped in one-of-a-kind, personalized artwork to celebrate Budweiser’s commitment to the game while offering fans a way to support their teams from the first pitch to the last out.

Loot Crate Steps Up To The Plate

By now you have seen my reviews of the original Loot Crate boxes that come every month. These boxes are filled with awesome goodies. Each month I am amazed to see how unique the items are and love displaying them in my office. So when I heard the news today that Loot Crate is going to do a MLB sports crate I was super excited.

With licenses from Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, Sports Crate is now the Exclusive Licensed Subscription Box of MLB. The new division of Loot Crate, Sports Crate will launch with 10 teams initially, providing fans of the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers with exclusive apparel, collectibles, experiences and more every month. Sports Crate will roll out additional teams later this year.

“Sports Crate and the fans it will serve, is an exciting step for our company as we explore new and exciting ways to celebrate being a fan, no matter what you’re passionate about,” said Chris Davis, CEO of Loot Crate. “Sports Crate is like getting a care package from your favorite team every month, and we are humbled by the opportunity to share in that experience for sports fans worldwide.”

The monthly subscription service will feature exclusive team-focused products and VIP one-of-a-kind experiences. The first Sports Crate will feature a “Bringing the Heat” theme, stocked accordingly with a highly collectible, exclusive action figure of the respective team’s starting pitcher, along with everything a fan needs to “bring it” on Opening Day.

Sports Crates are currently available on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be limited to ensure their collectability. For more information, please visit www.sportscrate.com or MLB.com. Fans can also visit the website to submit the team they’d like to see made available in the coming weeks and months.

Get A 360 View Of Steph Curry On The Court

Fans of the NBA know that Steph Curry is always changing the game. Now you can get a behind the scenes look at his practice routine. Degree Deodorant’s new Stephen Curry: Motion in 360° is a first of-its-kind experience that puts you on-court with Curry as he runs through the drills that he practices every day.

This new 360° experience gives fans a never-before-seen perspective of Curry’s game as they get to experience his moves from the viewpoint of the defenders that he faces on game day. Degree is the first brand partner to feature him in 360° content.

The video is also virtual reality compatible and can be viewed in VR through supporting devices like Google Cardboard.

Dennis Scott Talks NBA All Star Weekend & Work With MTN Dew

I had the great opportunity to talk with former Orlando Magic great, Dennis Scott about his work with Mountain Dew for the DewNBA 3X series. You can watch teams duke it out during the NBA All-Star festivities this weekend in New Orleans.

Following a six-city tour of DewNBA3X, Mountain Dew, the NBA, and TNT are bringing the event to a national stage in New Orleans, where Shaquille O’Neal and Dennis Scott scouted the top elite amateur players from across the country for GM’s Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving.  These players matched up for some tough one-on-one elimination games to see who would make it to the finals, where two teams will play alongside team captains Jason Williams and Baron Davis with a 30-minute special about DewNBA3X airing on Sat. Feb. 18 at 6pm EST on TNT leading into All-Star Saturday Night coverage.

The 30-minute special featuring Dennis Scott, Shaquille O’Neal, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, Jason Williams and Baron Davis airs on Sat. Feb. 18 at 6pm EST on TNT.

Click HERE is my interview with Dennis.

Follow Dennis on Twitter @3DTV and follow MTN Dew @MountainDew.

Check out the first episode of a six-part DewNBA3X series – showcasing how the players, coaches and GMs are qualifying and preparing for All Star 2017 in New Orleans.