Daily Gossip, Wednesday 7/1/15

This picture above. What. The. F**k.

RICK ROSS GET MIAMI HEAT LOGO TATTOOED ON HIS FACE

Via SLAM Online:

The Heat lost LeBron James this summer, but they didn’t lose No. 1 fan Rick Ross. The Miami rapper—who back in 2014 pledged to bet anyone $100,000that the Heat would finish with a better record than the Cavaliers this season—recently showed his undying dedication to the franchise by getting the Heat logo tattooed on his face.

Because nothing says love and fan loyalty like a face tat. Right?

TYRONN LUE POSES WITH FAN WEARING AI SHIRT

The most unforgettable image from the 2001 NBA Finals was not that of the Los Angeles Lakers hoisting up the championship trophy; no, it’s Allen Iverson triumphantly stepping over a fallen Tyronn Lue after hitting a dagger baseline jumper in Game 1.

Iverson’s 48 points won the series opener, but that’s as far as he could carry the Philadelphia Sixers.

Lue, now the highest-paid assistant coach in the L, graciously took a photo with a Sixers fan Monday night who was rocking a t-shirt of the iconic moment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ5k84GmjmY

SHAWN MARION WELCOMES J.R. SMITH TO CAVS

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Shawn Marion was one of the players that infamously had his shoe untied by J.R. Smith when he was playing for the New York Knicks.

Now the two are team-mates.

Via ESPN:

“That was irrelevant,” Marion said Wednesday. “You all blew it out of proportion. He was joking on the floor, and that’s all it was. You all tried to make something out of nothing, and it’s kind of messed up. He got labeled. You all made it into a big negative, and it was just a horseplay thing. That’s kind of messed up.”

The Cavs themselves have been messed up lately, losers of six of their past eight games and without LeBron Jamesfor their past five games as he nurses strains to his lower back and left knee.

Amid the turmoil, they made the trade that sent Dion Waiters to the Thunder and resulted in Cleveland welcoming a couple of new faces to shootaround Wednesday as both Smith and Iman Shumpert watched from the sideline.