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Monday Notes for June 10th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Monday, June 10th, 2024. A Look at the NBA Finals Game 2 Recap.
Monday Notes for June 10th, 2024

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Technology

Apple needs to focus on making AI useful, not flashy

Google and Microsoft have made their developer conferences a showcase of their generative AI chops, and now all eyes are on next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, which is expected to mark the debut of Apple Intelligence. The Cupertino-based company is facing a lot of pressure. Apple has fallen behind its peers in the AI race....

Apple needs to focus on making AI useful, not flashy | TechCrunch
Google and Microsoft have made their developer conferences a showcase of their generative AI chops, and now all eyes are on next week’s Worldwide

Culture

‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’ Ignites to $104 Million Globally

“Bad Boys: Ride or Die” surpassed the $100 million mark globally in its first weekend of release. The fourth installment in Sony’s buddy cop comedy series, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, has collected $104.6 million, including $48.6 million at the international box office.

‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’ Ignites to $104 Million Globally
“Bad Boys: Ride or Die” surpassed the $100 million mark globally in its first weekend of release.

Howard cuts ties with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs after video of attack on R&B singer Cassie

Howard University is cutting ties to Sean “Diddy” Combs, rescinding an honorary degree that was awarded to him and disbanding a scholarship program in his name, after a recently released 2016 video that appeared to show him attacking the R&B singer Cassie.

Howard cuts ties with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs after video of attack on R&B singer Cassie
Howard University is cutting ties to Sean “Diddy” Combs, rescinding an honorary degree that was awarded to him and disbanding a scholarship program in his name,…

NBA Finals (Game 2 Recap)

Celtics up 2-0; Porzingis (leg) feels good about G3

Jrue Holiday's 26 points helped Boston to a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals. Meanwhile, Kristaps Porzingis appeared to tweak his right leg in the fourth quarter but feels good about playing in Game 3, saying, "I'll die out there if we need."

Celtics up 2-0; Porzingis (leg) feels good about G3
Jrue Holiday’s 26 points helped Boston to a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals. Meanwhile, Kristaps Porzingis appeared to tweak his right leg in the fourth quarter but feels good about playing in Game 3, saying, “I’ll die out there if we need.”

NBA insiders: The biggest questions from Game 2 between the Mavs and Celtics

Our experts explore the biggest storylines as the series heads to Dallas.

NBA insiders: The biggest questions from Game 2 between the Mavericks and Celtics
After an exciting Game 2 in TD Garden, our experts address the biggest storylines as the series heads to Dallas.

Luka takes blame for loss, but 'he's not alone'

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic had 32 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in Sunday's Game 2 loss to the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals, but afterward, he shouldered the blame, saying, "My turnovers and my missed free throws cost us the game."

Luka takes blame for loss, but ‘he’s not alone’
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic had 32 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in Sunday’s Game 2 loss to the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals, but afterward, he shouldered the blame, saying, “My turnovers and my missed free throws cost us the game.”

Luka Doncic Is the Finals’ Best Player, but That’s Not Enough to Beat the Boston Celtics

Conventional wisdom says the best player usually wins a playoff series. But through two NBA Finals games, the Dallas Mavericks are learning the limits of that idea. 

Luka Doncic Is the Finals’ Best Player, but That’s Not Enough to Beat the Boston Celtics
Conventional wisdom says the best player usually wins a playoff series. But through two NBA Finals games, the Dallas Mavericks are learning the limits of that idea.

Sports

Ancelotti: Madrid will reject Club World Cup place

Real Madrid will refuse to take part in the first edition of FIFA's new Club World Cup tournament next summer, coach Carlo Ancelotti has said.

Ancelotti: Madrid will reject Club World Cup place
Real Madrid will refuse to take part in the first edition of FIFA’s new Club World Cup tournament next summer, coach Carlo Ancelotti has said.

Sneakers

New Balance Wraps the WRPD Runner in Exotic “Snakeskin”
New Balance WRPD Runner “Snakeskin” features an eye-catching snakeskin pattern and chunky midsole. Head to Nice Kicks for more info.
Nike’s Air Max Plus Makes Waves in “Aqua”
Nike Air Max Plus “Aqua” features a striking gradient design, transitioning from deep blue to a bright aqua. Head to Nice Kicks for more info.
Nike Lunar Roam “Sesame” Sports an Earthy Vibe
Nike Lunar Roam “Sesame” is injected with Nike Lunar Foam technology. Head to Nice Kicks for more info.
The Bad Bunny x adidas Gazelle Indoor “San Juan” is a Puerto Rico-Exclusive
adidas and Bad Bunny have more on the way. Learn more about the Bad Bunny x adidas Gazelle Indoor “San Juan” on Nice Kicks.

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Monday Notes for June 10th, 2024

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Thursday Notes for June 6th, 2024

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Wednesday Notes for June 5th, 2024

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Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 1000 collaboration

Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 1000 collaboration

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Monday Notes for June 3rd, 2024

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Friday Notes for May 31st, 2024

Friday Notes for May 31st, 2024

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Wednesday Notes for May 29th, 2024

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Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90 "Dongdan"-Themed Colorways

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Wednesday Notes for May 22nd, 2024

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Tyshawn Jones and His New Adidas Tyshawn II Sneaker

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adidas Sambas x Lionel Messi x Inter Miami

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Bode x Nike Astro Grabber

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Bodega x Saucony "Jaunt Woven"

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Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail"

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Air Jordan 5 "Black Cat" 2024 Release: A Coveted Release for Sneaker Enthusiasts

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Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail"

Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail"

The Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail," set to release in April 2024, is a highly anticipated addition to the Jordan Brand's Special Edition (SE) range.
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Air Jordan 5 ‘Olive’ Returning Spring 2024

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2024 will feature the release of the Air Jordan 5 "Olive" in of Army Olive, Solar Orange, and Black. Air
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