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We all know the financial troubles that are following Warren Sapp if not, go here ==> BlackSportsOnline. So with desperation comes desperate moves, one of those moves is hosting a you tube reality court show. Now I have no problem with his outside the box thinking ways of making money.

What I do have an issue with is the terribleness of this show. It’s so bad, that it’s funny. Yes I know reality TV is scripted, however, the acting is bad beyond words even on reality TV scale.

Sapp scribbling on his notepad as if he’s really taking notes doing the ‘judge like thing’ had me burst out laughing. I doubt that I’ll ever watch this again, but whenever I’m feeling down, I’ll go to this page, and I’ll have laughs for hours. If you haven’t seen the video check it out below and enjoy the comedic relief.

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While many think Cleveland fans have yet to move on from LeBron and his decision, I’d say people won’t stop mentioning Cleveland when they talk about LeBron. However, in the video below hometown favorites rap artist Machine Gun Kelly and Cleveland Brown Josh Cribbs converse about LeBron and how they could never see themselves abandoning Cleveland as their home.

Cribbs also goes to allude that LeBron was on the ‘wrong path’ when he chose to go to Miami. I wonder if he feels the same now that LeBron has won his first title?

The only thing I would question about this video, Cribbs and LeBron are still friends, from time to time you’ll see a picture of them together pop up. With Cribbs making such remarks, just comes off a little as pandering to your current fan base.

Win you play on a team that many laud as a dream team of sorts, it’s only right that some role players get some shine with their own endorsement deals, and commercials.

Add Shane Battier to that list of popular by association. Battier has a shoe endorsement deal through the 2nd largest apparel company in China Peak. With that came his own commercial, that until the Heat won the championship a few days ago I had never seen. And considering I’m a man of the people, I’m here to share it with you.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/43735520″>”X’s and O’s” – Shane Battier – Peak International NBA Commercial</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/nickolasduarte”>Nickolas Duarte</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Only problem I have with this commercial, I doubt Shane can jump ‘that’ high. I mean if you wanted to make it realistic, then you could’ve had him taking a charge, but out jumping somebody…nah. Then again he did out jump Kevin Durant in game 2 of the NBA Finals.

You’ve heard over the years artist complain of touring conditions, cramped dressing rooms, and bad hotel service. Well Slaughterhouse has been blogging about their tour on their website ==> Slaughterhouse. In the last episode of their video series they tell you about some of the issues they’ve experienced during the European leg of the tour.

 

 

I tell you this, I’m not staying anywhere that doesn’t have an effing ceiling, no way no how. And obviously that promoter never heard of Big Worm, doesn’t he know playing with a mans money is like playing with his emotions?

After Brandon Jacobs was released by the New York Giants 6 year old fan Joseph Armento decided to make his best attempt to have his favorite stay on his favorite team. After his mom explained to him Jacobs was leaving because of money, he emptied out his piggy bank and sent the tailback his last $3.36.

Upon receiving the gesture, he promised to lil Joseph and told him, he would take him and his 4 year old brother with him and his own son Brayden to Chuckie Cheese.

Mom Julie Armento told The Sacremento Bee how much the boys enjoyed their day with Jacobs;

“He told me he really wanted to get out there with the kids, he really wanted to enjoy it, and he did. It was amazing. When we first spoke, he said that he was genuinely touched by the letter, that it almost brought him to tears. He said it came at just the right time for him.”

49er Jacob cited the letter as a form of motivation, and something that boosted his own confidence;

“I’m at a point in my career when people have stopped believing in me and not believing that I can still play. But that’s not the case. Joe believes in me, gave me a lot of confidence and a lot of want-to. And I’m ready to go. I can’t wait until the season starts.”

While the Jacobs and the kids ended up going to a bounce house in New Jersey, the young Armentos will have a story they can tell forever. Along with that Jacobs gave them a signed helmet and $5 to put in his piggy bank.

No matter what you may think of the football player Brandon Jacobs is, that was a pretty cool thing to do for a young fan. Many times we label players from their play on the field and actions like this get forgotten and that there’s more to the sports than just the game.

New LeBron James Nike Commercial

It didn’t take long for Nike to release a commercial in celebration of LeBron winning his first NBA title. Here it is.

Big ups to Jose3030

Weekend Wrap Up #4

Did you hear…?

By: Crystal L. Huggins

R. Kelly owes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) early $5 million in unpaid taxes dating as far back as 2005.

According to TMZ Kelly, here is what Kelly neglected to pay;

2005 – $1,472,366.77

2006 – $710,520.51

2007 – $376,180.11

2008 – $1,122,694.90

2009 – $173,815.18

2010 – $992,495.24

A total of $4,848,072.71.

A rep for Kelly tells TMZ, “R. Kelly is in the process of working everything out with the government and is confident that all his obligations will be satisfied.”

Kelly’s rep didn’t offer an explanation for why the singer stopped paying his taxes. I understand the life of a celebrity can be busy and hectic but how in the world can someone just forget to pay their taxes for seven years. Considering the large amount of money Kelly has made over the years, it makes you wonder why he didn’t pay his taxes. What would the reason for him to not pay? You think Kelly just blew threw all the money he’s made from 2005-2010?

H/T  http://www.theurbandaily.com

 

Actress and comedian Yvette Wilson has lost her fight with cervical cancer and kidney disease on June 14, 2012. She passed at the age of 48. A friend of Wilson, Jeffrey Pittle, told CNN that she passed away on Thursday around 7 p.m.

After a start in stand-up comedy where she appeared on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam”Wilsonlanded her first acting roles in the 1993 ABC sitcom “Thea” and in the films “House Party 3,” “Friday” and “Poetic Justice.”Wilsonwas best known for her character Andell Wilkerson on the sitcom “Moesha” in 1996. She also played Andell on the “Moesha” spin-off “The Parkers”.

I hope this story would be a warning to young women. According to WebMD

Most cervical cancer is caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV). You can get HPV by having sexual contact with someone who has it. You can have HPV for years and not know it. It stays in your body and can lead to cervical cancer years after you were infected. A Pap test can find changes in cervical cells before they turn into cancer. If you treat these cell changes, you may prevent cervical cancer.

It is very important for young women to make sure you visit your primary care physician and get tested. If there are any abnormalities in a Pap smear, there is a greater chance to prevent any cervical cells developing into cervical cancer if found early. The HPV vaccine will help protect against two types of HPV for those ages 9-26 years old. Coming from someone who has had abnormalities show on a pap smear and recently received the HPV vaccine, I urge everyone to make sure you get tested and be attentive to your health.

H/T  http://www.people.com

 

It’s been five years since ABC Anchor Robin Roberts announced to the world that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then she battled and beat the disease.

On June 11, 2012 Roberts announced that she was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). MDS is a disease of the blood and bone marrow and was once known as preleukemia. It is said that it can be brought on by chemotherapy and radiation, treatments that Roberts underwent during her fight with breast cancer. “Sometimes the treatment for cancer can cause other serious medical problems,” Roberts said in her message on the ABC News website.

Robin Roberts said marrow donors “are scarce and particularly for African-American women,” she said. “I am very fortunate to have a sister who is an excellent match, and this greatly improves my chances for a cure.”

Unfortunately, the treatment that goes along with fighting cancer can have effects on the body to where a second cancer can occur at some point in time. I personally seen this with close family members affected by cancer. Once the cancer was in remission, it returned years later in another form. Even thought I haven’t physically been in the same situation as Roberts, I can sympathize with her and hope that with her strong will and fight, she will beat this round just like the last one.

Let this be an opportunity to bring awareness to cancer screening and bone marrow donation and how it can help save the lives of many, especially among African American women.

H/T http://www.usmagazine.com

Seattle themed miami heat logo

For those who don’t know by now, the Oklahoma City Thunder used to be the Seattle SuperSonics and after failing to come to an agreement on the building of a new arena with city government, ownership decided to move the team.

While I understand the hurt Seattle fans feel for not having their team any longer, from experiencing losing the Browns to Baltimore. However, just like I said about Cleveland Fans, this is corny, it’s lame, and its fair weather at its highest point.

If you’re mad about your former squad being in the finals fine, cool. However, stop with the logos, and shirts and everything else that is extra. Root for the Miami Heat all you want to beat the team that left you high and dry, but don’t be bitter and wack with it. There’s no reason for funky props to show your support.

You come off as the jealous ex, that still isn’t over it, still pining over the details that caused the split, instead of moving forward and looking for someone new.

At some point we have to let these things go, and if you’re not gonna let it go, at least go cry in the car, not on the stage.

 

Being a fan of a sports team can be compared to a marriage, for better or worse your team is your team, good bad, win, lose or draw. So as Cleveland fans love their Cavaliers, is it necessary to root for a team, come up with cornball names and logos to show your support?

Many fans I know are openly rooting for the Oklahoma City Thunder to beat the Heat, primarily LeBron. And while I completely understand the angst Cleveland fan feels towards LeBron, can’t you just root against him without adopting another team? I mean, isn’t is kind of corny that your calling yourself a ‘Thunderlier’?

I understand and have come to terms that fans will never let go of the TV special ‘The Decision’ and how disrespected they feel by LeBron. And that’s fine, root against LeBron all day, every day, but aren’t you cheating on your team when you attempt to mesh your fandom with that of another team?

What happened to just rooting for player x or team x to lose? It just seems a little jaded, and bitter that once your team is out of it, that you completely jump on the bandwagon of another. Living in Cleveland, and visiting other cities around the country, I’ll always laud Cleveland fans as some of the best fans ever. Knowledgeable, passionate, and most importantly LOYAL.

Perhaps Cleveland fans are that starved for a championship, that hungry to finally be acknowledged for the heartache they’ve endured, and that’s why they do it.

But I will say this, the pictures of these logos, has got to stop, they’re corny, lame and make you look fair weather. You can root against LeBron without it.

For months there have been rumors that Phil Jackson has the itch to return to the sidelines and coach again and only one year after retirement. The New York Knicks were rumored to be one of the teams that would court Jackson and work his magic to guide the Knicks back to prominence.

According to the New York Times transcripts to an interview with HBO’s Real Sports that will air on Tuesday June 19, 2012, Jackson was asked by Andrea Kremer on his thoughts on the Knicks he had this to say;

“There’s just too much work that has to be done with that team, it’s a little bit of a clumsy team. Stoudemire doesn’t fit together well with Carmelo, Stoudemire’s a really good player. But he’s got to play in a certain system and a way. Carmelo has to be a better passer. And the ball can’t stop every time it hits his hands.”

If I can translate what Jackson is trying to say, basically, the Knicks roster is a mess, and I’m too damn old to go there and deal that.

While Jackson has 11 NBA titles as a coach, it’s very presumptuous that he can go to any situation and turn it around. So much has to come together, your star players have to have a certain mind set to be prepared to deal with Jackson. Also the pressure of coaching in New York and Jackson’s different way of dealing with players, who’s to say that, it’s going to work? Remember with the Bulls and Lakers Jackson had a top 5 player and normally took over the team once they couldn’t get over the hump. The only hump the Knicks are having trouble with are the Wednesday blues. Unless the Knicks make some grandiose move to bring in more complimentary pieces, it’s hard to assume from what we’ve seen that the Knicks are ready to compete for a championship.

Good thing is, this is all water under the bridge, as Jackson says that he was never called, and asked about the job. If Jackson was still interested in coaching, and wanted the Knicks job, I’m pretty sure he could’ve found a way to make his feelings known. Looks to me, he’s fine with his tenure as a Knick only being as a player for now.

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