Lebron James Meets Terminally Ill Teenager

Millennials provided a special Christmas wish to Corey Groves, a 17-year-old teenager who is diagnosed with Sarcoma Cancer. It’s in stage four with zero changes of remission, meaning the young man has less than a year to live. Corey’s final wish was to meet his favourite football player, Lebron James. This meeting took place on Christmas Day when the Lakers played against the Clippers.

Corey Groves is born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. This Canadian-Native received his wish after a YouTube organization by the name of NELK requested that their fans get onto Lebron’s social media and acquire the meeting. When Nav Bhatia, the Toronto Raptors biggest fan, heard of this news, he immediately used his connections to get Lebron’s attention. Though the NELK Boys started this charity campaign, it was ultimately Nav Bhatia that completed Corey’s wish. Corey Groves found out when Nav showed up to his home in Brampton, which is less than an hour away from Toronto, informing him of the positive news.

Local reporters from the Los Angeles Region spoke with Lebron James at this meeting. Dave McMenamin from ESPN Sports stated that Corey Groves met with Lebron and the remaining Lakers before the walkthrough. Reporters also spoke with Corey, asking him how he lived before the terrible news. He stated that before he became terminally ill, basketball was his main priority. However, Corey noted that this would be his last holiday, and then being able to shake his hero’s hand is the most incredible gift he could ask for under these circumstances.

The Groves Family mentioned that their child admires Lebron James for his talents on and off the court, noting that Corey looked up to this superstar as an icon for his work with first responders and underprivileged children. Numerous fans of Lebron James have praised the professional basketball player and provided their condolences to the Groves Family. Most celebrities don’t take these requests, opting to ignore the grief of others to live in their selfish lifestyles. Moments like these are embodied in time and won’t be forgotten by the Groves Family for generations to come.

The NELK Boys

This action of kindness from Lebron James wouldn’t have been possible without the assistance of the Nelk Boys. These comedic group of pranksters and vloggers are infamous to committing criminal actions worldwide. This marked the first instance that they’d ever promoted something positive, instead of drugs or illegal behaviour. Media Outlets have purposely avoided giving these individuals their limelight, as helping their YouTube Page would mean the promotion of this illicit behaviour.

F1 has Biggest Attendance Volumes in History

Formula One is the world’s most popular motorsport, with an average of 25+ million watching every race worldwide. However, the attendance levels at their respective venues haven’t seen percentage increases until this year. The FIA confirmed that more than four million spectators had attended the 21+ Grand Prix’s available in their yearly calendar. This is a 1.75% increase from the previous year, even with the cancellation of the Japanese Grand Prix with Typhoon Hagibis. There was also a formidable percentage increase in Paddock Club Ticket Holders, which is the most expensive pass available for any venue. There was a 7.15% rise in Paddock Members, bringing the total to more than 80 thousand.

Three of the Grand Prix’s in this yearly calendar saw an increase of 50,000 spectators. The venues included Great Britain, Australia, and Mexico. Great Britain saw 351,000 attendees, and Mexico saw 345,694 guests to their Grand Prix. When looking at Australia, they had 324,100 individuals attend the Melbourne Grand Prix. These numbers are significantly higher than the attendees in Singapore, Belgium, the USA, Hungary, Italy, and Australia.

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Singapore maintained 200 thousand guests, with Austria maintain 203 thousand. The United States had 268 thousand North Americans attend the event, with Belgium displays an attendance record of 251 thousand. Hungary also had an attendance record of 230 thousand, with Austria’s number depleting to 203 thousand. However, the Italian Grand Prix saw their highest weekend attendance to date with more than 200 Spectators.

The circuit that saw the highest increase in attended revenue was the Shanghai International Circuit, which saw a 30% increase in attendance records from 2018. These increased numbers came from the fact that Shanghai held the 1000th Grand Prix. It was a significant historical event for motorsports, which saw genuine fans come to the event from across the globe. The Managing Director of Commercial Operations for Formula One believes this is the best year that has ever occurred historically for the competition. The hope is that with new circuits coming in 2020, those attendance records will continue to grow. Those wanting to watch the Melbourne Grand Prix in 2020 have to wait until March.

Hamilton and Ferrari in Talks for 2021

The 2019 Formula One Champion, Lewis Hamilton, has been confirmed to be negotiating with Ferrari. This information comes directly from the Italian Motorsports Organization, who stated that their Chief Executive Officer met with the champion over lunch. The two of them had conversations regarding the potential of Hamilton joining, with Louis Carey Camilleri flattered with the prospect of his arrival. However, the team noted that these conversations are premature and that they’re looking into multiple options for the 2021 Season.

Lewis Hamilton hasn’t confirmed or denied that he has this meeting. However, Hamilton did specify that the lunch was a social gathering amongst multiple individuals in the F1 atmosphere. F1 Analysts believe that these conversations are more than premature, though and that Hamilton switching over is almost guaranteed. Ferrari has displayed their desire to have a veteran driver with a younger teammate. Removing Sebastian Vettel for Lewis Hamilton and keeping on Charles Leclerc would give the Italian Bulls a powerful alliance that could see significant championship points.

The Future

Hamilton has expressed multiple times that he will wait until Toto Wolff determines his fate with the team. However, Wolff has been privately offered the Formula One Chief Executive Role in 2021. Wolff leaving Mercedes AMG would immediately guarantee Hamilton’s arrival to Ferrari. Here, he would also have a running chance to defeat Michael Schumacher’s championship reign of seven titles. Hamilton receiving his eighth title under Ferrari would guarantee them the golden team once again in Formula One.

That being said, it leaves many wondering where Sebastian Vettel will drive for the 2021 Season. It’s known that his contract with the team ends after 2020 and that his working relationship with Charles Leclerc has been unsatisfactory. Subsequently, it’s more than likely that Vettel is losing his seat regardless of Hamilton’s position. Analysts suspect that Vettel will follow in the footstep of his former teammate Raikkonen, joining Alfa Romeo for his remaining seasons in F1. That would make it impossible for Vettel to gain a fifth championship title.

Charles Leclerc hasn’t officially been named the number one driver for Ferrari. Genuine fans of the sport know that behind closed doors, this is precisely Leclerc’s position with the Italian Bulls. He has more pole qualifying laps, first position podium placements, and fastest laps than Vettel. He is also the primary driver for Ferrari to win at Monza in decades, guarantying his position with the team for years to come.

Russia Banned from Olympics

International antidoping leaders concurred with one voice on Monday to eradicate Russia from worldwide sporting activities. This is consisting of following summer season’s Olympic games in Tokyo and extends to the next four years. This is the severest penalty yet linked to a years-long disloyalty plan that has tainted international sporting activity.

The Globe Anti-Doping Firm’s penalty implies that Russia’s anthem, name, and also flag will certainly not be permitted at the Tokyo Games. Though the sensible and affordable results might be minimal, Russian professional athletes not linked in doping might contend in the Olympics. This would include many other globe champions, yet just under a neutral flag. The company likewise disallowed Russian sporting activities as well as federal government authorities from the games and also restricted the nation from organizing worldwide occasions.

The relocation came four years after the initial information of the plan that came to a head at the 2014 Sochi Olympics were revealed, was hailed by WADA as a hard action though some antidoping leaders disagreed and examined their decision. Consisting of numerous professional athletes and teams, it exposes the opportunity that countless Russian professional athletes can show up in Tokyo. Equally, as they did at the Winter Season Olympics in South Korea in 2015. The choice won’t stop Russia’s efforts in participating with the 2020 Olympics. They will discourage efforts to uncover the recipients of a state-powered doping program, exceptional for its refinement as well as extent.

Russia Objects

Still, Russia is virtually specific to object to the choice. It remains to steadfastly refute most of the accusations, also after numerous independent examinations that have disclosed a welter of proof versus it. Russian authorities have 21 days to lodge a charm with the Swiss-based Court of Mediation for Sporting activity after the statement from the antidoping firm. This was assembled for a unique conference near the International Olympic Board’s head office in Lausanne. The Russian head of state, Dmitri Medvedev, motivated a charm, claiming that the antidoping company’s choice wanted to him like an extension of anti-Russian hysteria.

The WADA board consented to a collection of penalties outlined in a record from a committee led by the British attorney Jonathan Taylor that it obtained late last month. The charges consist of compelling Russian professional athletes that have not been linked in doping to contend at a 2nd successive Olympic Gamings in neutral attires. It will also require them to gather any medals they win without the raising of the country’s flag or the having fun of its anthem.