In times of great need, there are some people who waste no time with their generosity.
This week, a deadly tornado touched down in city of Moore, Oklahoma killing over 20 people and destroying most of the town. Well in less than 24 hours after the devastation, Oklahoma City Thunder power player Kevin Durant made a huge donation to the city of Moore. Durant’s $1 million donation was given to the Red Cross in efforts to assist those affected by the EF-4 tornado. This incident is especially close to Durant in that the city of Moore is where he calls home. The entire area is feeling much grief for which an elementary school, entire neighborhoods, and families were destroyed.
Other donations are steady coming in from individuals and corporations. Lowe’s stores, for instance, announced that they will donate $1 million to go towards recovery and rebuilding efforts. Their donation will help communities in Oklahoma, Texas, and other affected areas throughout the Midwest.
“Our deepest sympathy goes out to all the families who’ve lost loved ones and experienced the devastation of the recent tornadoes, including members of our Lowe’s family,” said Robert Niblock, Lowe’s chairman, president and CEO. “We’ll be there every step of the way to help these communities and families recover, from the search and rescue efforts until these neighborhoods are rebuilt.”
If you would like to donate, Lowe’s will be accepting donations at stores across the U.S. and via www.Lowes.com. Through their partnership with Red Cross, your donations will help provide food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support and other assistance to those impacted by the tornadoes.
Buffalo Bills Mario Williams made headlines this week but not for his football stats. Instead, the defensive back gained notoriety for being an “Indian-giver”.
For years, there’s been a debate amongst men versus women about if a wife-to-be should return an engagement ring if the relationship ends. Since, either parties can’t never seem to ever come to an agreement on the subject, many U.S. states have left it up to the law to decide. Hence the case of Mario Williams.
According to news reports, Williams recently requested that his ex-fiancé return a $785,000 engagement ring. Their romance ended and left Williams thinking about the huge investment he made for what was suppose to be his future wife. But, the ex refuses to return it stating that the ring was a gift. Word is that she is the one that called off the engagement and has no plans on returning the bling.
Unfortunately, the former lovebirds were residents of the state of Texas. Under Texas law, Lois Liberman (Williams attorney) says ,”the fact that the marriage is not taking place, the gift hasn’t been completed; it seems cut and dry based on Texas law that in fact she has to give the engagement ring back.” Simply put, Texas laws believes that a ring is not a gift until a marriage occurs. Other states consider just the opposite…that an engagement is indeed a “gift”.
Luckily for Williams he should come out as a winner in this case. But, if the ring was worth much less (ex. $10,000), would Williams have asked for it back??
What do you all think? Should an engagement ring be considered a “gift”? Let us know what you think.
When will some of these young black athletes grow up and learn that when you play with fire you will get burned.
Well evidently former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young just doesn’t understand and is having a difficult time learning the lesson. So much so that he was first given the boot from the Lions for some prior mishaps as a team member only to then be picked up then released by the St. Louis Rams shortly after. As some point you’d think he’d humble himself, get it together and focus his energy on making his way back into the league. But noooooooo, I don’t think that’s how he saw it that way because once again he’s managed to land in some more hot water.
According to reports, this past weekend, Young did the dumb deed of getting arrested not once but twice in less than 24 hours. In actuality it only took him about 15 hours to get the deed done.
Young was first pulled over and arrested Sunday morning around 12:15am for driving under the influence in which he was subsequently booked, issued a citation and released from custody. But to make matters worse, later the same day around 2:30pm, Young was again arrested at a local tow yard where he’d jumped the fence in an attempt to steal back his car which had been impounded during the earlier arrest.
Talk about adding insult to injury for yourself. I can figure this one out for the life of me. All I can say is that Young’s antics and actions are definitely what we would call a foul on the play. Well in his case it would be fouls!
This past weekend for the 4th time Miami Heat star LeBron James was awarded the NBA MVP award. LeBron’s talent goes without saying (don’t believe just watch) especially considering he’s now one of only four players who’s earned the title that many times.
Upon accepting his award, LeBron gave a heartfelt speech thanking his mom, Savannah and her parents. Watch it below…
Congratulations LeBron James!!!
While yes we’re all human and are bound to make mistakes, some of them should really be avoided especially when they are at the expense of losing money. But unfortunately for the Jackson Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon he’s made a costly on that has potential for an even bigger lost in the future.
With the start of the upcoming NFL season, Blackmon has managed to get himself suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season. According to an announcement from the NFL his suspension revolves around a violation of the league’s policy on substance abuse. No details were given on exactly what substance Blackmon used that violated the policy, but he’s be known to have alcohol related issues in the past.
Blackmon’s suspension will allow him to participate in all preseason practices and games, but he will not be eligible to return to the Jaguars active roster during regular season until September 30th. During his suspension Blackmon will forfeit a portion of his salary to the tune of $289,754. The suspension also led to a void in his contract of almost $10 million in future guarantees.
In a team press release, Blackmon expressed his remorse and apologized for his action saying,
“I’ve made a mistake and I have no excuse. I am truly sorry and disappointed in myself for putting the Jaguars in this situation, and I look forward to putting this behind me and maturing and growing as a person. I will have a productive training camp and preseason with my team, and during the suspension I will work hard to stay in top football shape and be ready to help the Jaguars when I return. I have chosen to be accountable for my poor decision, and I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches, the front office and Jaguars fans for the impact of my mistake on the team.”
While members of the Jaguars’ leadership are disappointed in Blackmon’s actions, they decided to support him and forge ahead. The team’s general manager David Caldwell said in a statement,
“Coach Bradley and I have spoken with Justin, and he is well aware of our disappointment. I don’t think there is any question that Justin is embarrassed and remorseful, and Coach Bradley and I are both confident he understands the obligations ahead of him, to himself, the franchise and the fans. We will support him throughout the process and continue to work to educate him and all of our players on making the right decisions. The Jaguars have made a lot of progress over the past three months, and we will not allow this news to slow us down.”
Hopefully for Blackmon this is a lesson learned and for whatever his substance abuse issues are he can get his mind right, respect his grind and get back to the business of his stacking his dough.
NBA legend Dennis Rodman is a smart man. He always know how to keep his name relevant and profitable. After several stints on various television shows like Celebrity Mole, Celebrity Big Brother, and recently Trump’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, Rodman has switched gears from the flat screen to online.
MX Digital, the leading gaming developer, has inked a deal with Rodman to create a series of online casino games. Rodman’s celebrity and wild antics throughout his career has set him apart from other athletes. Because of this, MX Digital believed this controversial character was a perfect fit for their online games. Last week, Rodman began shooting digital footage in Miami.
“We are shooting footage with Dennis in order to bring him directly into the game. Rodman is a perfect crossover personality, and it’s exactly that personality that we’re making sure to infuse into the games. I have worked with Dennis for a long time going back to his dynasty days with the Chicago Bulls, and am excited to have him as a part of our business,” noted Eric Bischoff, part of MX Digital’s management team through Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment, the well-known Hollywood production company behind dozens of reality television shows.
Apparently, Rodman has a keen sense when it comes to tapping into huge revenue generators. The online gaming industry is a multi-million dollar industry. In the UK, especially, online gaming is quite popular. Recently, Rodman acted as spokesman for a top European operator. After his appearance, Rodman’s celebrity garnered over $1 million in online bets immediately following.
“I travel a lot in Europe, so I knew online gaming was big business,” said Rodman of his foray into the sector. “I’ve wanted to get into this part of the gaming sector for a long time, and this was a great opportunity.”
“I love the interactive element of games these days. Connecting with fans in a totally new way is what really got me excited about the project,” Rodman concluded. “I’m lucky to be in a position where I can try moving from one medium into another one, from sports, to TV, to games. And it’s great when something new like this takes off.”
MX Digital is expected to debut the Rodman series on mobile devices, online, and social networks in the summer/fall 2013.
In what is being deemed as an unprecedented offer, Proctor & Gamble’s Tide will hand out endorsement deals to all of the first picks at the 2013 NFL Draft.
In celebration of their new team colors and Tide’s “About Our Colors” movement, each NFL player will help increase the awareness of its products and learn more about the teams colors through interaction with the fans. This interaction will occur via Twitter using the hashtag #AboutOurColors. Fans will be contacted directly by each rookie and asked to express what that teams colors mean to them. Fans will also win prizes.
“The NFL Draft is a special moment when these rookies get their colors for the first time, and Tide is proud to help them celebrate it,” said Chris Lillich, Associate Marketing Director, North America Laundry at Procter & Gamble. “But no one in the NFL community knows what colors truly mean more than the fans. In many cases, fans are born with these colors and wear them proudly through every phase of their life. For that reason, we are asking the fans to share what the colors mean to them.”
This is the second year that Tide has partnered up with the NFL. In 2012, Tide developed several mini-documentaries that gave a bit of historical information as to how each NFL team got its colors. The series of films were a part of “Evolution of Colors”. If you would like to view those short films, go to www.nfl.com/teamcolors.
Proctor & Gamble is the “official locker room products” company. The company provides the NFL with Tide detergent, Gillette, Duracell, Head & Shoulders, and Old Spice.
When TMZ released photos of the son of legendary NBA player and businessman Magic Johnson’s son walking hand in hand with another male, a lot people were in complete shock. The public wasn’t aware that Magic Johnson had a gay son.
Well, 20 year old Earvin Johnson III has spoken out about the incident and appears to be dealing with it quite well. He sat down with Youtube’s Gwissues show and spoke on his thoughts about TMZ posted the story and his families respect for his lifestyle choices.
“I always wanted to come into the spotlight,” he said. “I always had dreams and plans of doing my own thing and creating my own image, so it came a little sooner than I thought it would but this is still something I knew I would be going through and would have to experience.”
“I am very, very, very blessed to have the family that I do,” E.J. Johnson said. “My parents have always been super supportive. My sister and I have always been really close and she’s been really supportive as with my brother. When it was time to come out, I was, obviously, scared as most people are. After I got all the love and support from my family then I knew I could go out and conquer the world, I guess.”
E.J. Johnson is currently a student at New York University studying Event Management and Design. His major interests are in media, fashion, and journalism.
While fans packed the Atlanta streets for the annual NCAA Championship games, one NBA player took time out to give back to the kids of Atlanta.
As part of the Hampton Hotels’ “Hands-On Hamptonality” Community Service Program, the kids of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America-Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) were in for a treat this past weekend. The girls and boys all participated in the “Hampton Hoops Classic” tournament which help raises funds for the renovation of the John H. Harland Boys & Girls Club gymnasium. In addition, donations also helped 24 Clubs in the Atlanta area in receiving new gym equipment.
One hundred kids were surprised when Atlanta Hawks player Al Horford arrived. Horford was on hand to annouce the starting line-ups, spend time with the kids, take photos with the kids and sign autograph basketballs. Hampton Hotel, too, used the opportunity to unveil a huge donation to BGCMA of $125,000. The monies will be used to help start the renovations, lay down a new rubberized playing surface, lighting, and to upgrade their locker rooms.
Here’s a few photos from the event:
For more information about “Hands-On Hamptonality” or to see more photos, go to www.facebook.com/hampton.
While we hadn’t heard much about the incident since it became big news in 2011, it appears that investigators and prosecutors have been working hard in regards to NBA player Javaris Crittenton’s involvement in the murder of Jullian Jones.
Back in 2011 Crittenton was accused of being the one to fire the shot that ultimately lead to the death of Jones, a mother of four. While Jones wasn’t the intended victim, it’s being said that while Crittenton was out for revenge on a group of gang members who allegedly robbed, Jones got caught up in the crossfire.
Since the incident, Crittenton has proclaimed his innocence, but evidently law officials feel differently. As a result, Crittenton was indicted on 12 charges including murder earlier this week.
I’m not sure what to make of all of this, but time has a way of telling how this will all pan out. Considering Crittenton had a career in which he makes a pretty good penny it’ll be sad and downright ridiculous for to find out he threw it all away over his pride and possessions he should’ve been able to afford to replace.
No trial date has been set yet so be sure to check back with us for updates as this all plays out.
Undeniably a lover of sports, Jay-Z announced the expansion of his Roc Nation imprint to begin servicing athletes with management. The inevitable expansion into the management side of sports should have been evident to many due to Jay-Z’s team ownership and creation of the Barclay sports arena. In addition, his love for the city of New York is nonchanging in that Roc Nation’s first client plays for the New York Yankees baseball franchise.
The second baseman, Robinson Cano, signed on with Roc Nation after leaving his current agent Scott Boras. The soon-to-be free agent says he is confident that Roc Nation and CAA Sports (which Roc Nation is partnering with) will see that his short and longterm goals are met.
As mentioned, this next venture into sports management wasn’t so far fetched for Jay-Z. “Because of my love of sports, it was a natural progression to form a company where we can help top athletes in various sports the same way we have been helping artists in the music industry for years,” Carter said.
Currently, the 30 year old Cano will earn approx. $30 million in 2013.
Isn’t there a Lingerie League? Well, apparently there’s new competition in the woman’s sports field.
The all-new Bikini League is the first full fledged league that combines fitness and health with bikini wear. Founded in 2012, the Bikini League is different from the Lingerie League in that it does not focus on one sport (football). In fact, Bikini League allows participants to play various sports including Obstacle courses, Boxing, Bull Riding, Go Cart Racing, Dodge Ball, and a Decathalon Relay.
Because they are in their inaugural year, the league is currently in search of new team members. Their official kick-off event will be in May and will be made up of several cities (i.e. Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Orlando, Washington, DC, and New York). If you love working out and enjoy sportsmanship, go to www.bikinileague.com for more information on how to register.
After years of struggling on the green following his unfortunate domestic fallout, pro-golfer Tiger Woods has reclaimed the world’s number one spot. Woods hadn’t been that far up the totem pole since late 2010 even having previously dropped to number 58.
Woods sealed the deal for the top spot earlier this week with his win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Not only is he back on top of his game, but he also seems to be a step ahead of his competition. With his recent wins he’s kept his competitors at least two shots behind him in the final round.
According to Woods, his rise back to the top is “a byproduct of hard work, patience and getting back to winning golf tournaments.”
Woods will face the Masters next and attempt to break his five-year losing streak in the majors.
NFL owners are changing up the game of professional football. During the league’s annual meeting which was recently held in Phoenix, the Competition Committee proposed six rule changes and the owners approved them all. They eradicated one rule and approved five others.
As for what they eliminated…the “Tuck Rule.” The rule which was introduced in 1999 which primarily affected the quarterback reads as follows:
When an offensive player is holding the ball to pass it forward, any intentional forward movement of his arm starts a forward pass, even if the player loses possession of the ball as he is attempting to tuck it back toward his body. Also, if the player has tucked the ball into his body and then loses possession, it is a fumble. [NFL]
Well not anymore. Going forward, if a player begins to bring the ball back to his body after an attempt to throw the ball and loses possession, it will be deemed a fumble as opposed to an incomplete pass.
As for what rules the committee proposed and the owners approved they read as follows:
- It is a foul if a runner or tackler initiates forcible contact by delivering a blow with the top/crown of his helmet against an opponent when both players are clearly outside the tackle box (an area extending from tackle to tackle and from three yards beyond the line of scrimmage to the offensive team’s end line). Incidental contact by the helmet of a runner or tackler against an opponent shall not be a foul.” Penalties for this offense will be a loss of 15 yards and an automatic first down if committed by the defense.
- Replay rules will now allow a review to take place when a coach challenges a play that is automatically reviewed by the replay official. Previously, if a coach threw a challenge flag on an automatically reviewable play, the team would be penalized 15 yards and no review would take place.
- “Peel back” blocks below the waist are now illegal in the tackle box. Penalties for this infraction will be a loss of 15 yards.
- During a field goal or extra point attempt, the defense may not have more than six players one the line of scrimmage on either side of the long-snapper. These illegal formation penalties will be a loss of five yards from the previous spot. Defensive teams cannot push their teammates into the offensive formation on field goal or extra point attempts. Violations of this “unnecessary roughness” penalty will incur a loss of 15 yards from the previous spot.
- Tight ends and H-backs are now permitted to wear jersey numbers 40-49.
While some are already in an uproar about and not in agreement meant with some of the rule changes, only time will tell how much the changes will truly affect the game.
After her son posted a video on Youtube concerning his “father”, his mom, Pamela Y. Smith filed a paternity suit alleging that NBA legend Michael Jordan was her son’s father. Smith filed the suit here in Atlanta at the Fulton County Superior Court.
In a counter suit Jordan claimed otherwise by showing that Smith had previously claimed during her 2003 divorce case that her now ex-husband Glennville G. Reynolds was her son’s father.
Well after last week’s court hearing between both parties in which Jordan wasn’t present, it appears things have changed. Upon leaving the hearing, both parties agreed to return to court if the matter couldn’t be resolved free of a judge’s ruling.
After all was said and done or however it played out, somewhere between then and now, Ms. Smith has decided to drop the paternity suit. According to her attorney, the decision was made “in her son’s best interest.”
Now while the whole Jordan’s his daddy case suddenly appeared out of nowhere, it seems to be disappearing just as fast. Hmmmmm sniff sniff…do I smell a settlement? Let us know what you think in the comments!
Recently, the drunken face of Desmond Bryant was plastered all over the internet. The mugshot was warranted after being arrested for criminal mischief in Miami, Florida. Well, drunk face or not, the top defensive tackle in the nation will be popping bottles for a long time.
According to the Bleacher Report, the Cleveland Browns wasted no time during the first day of free agency. After the Baltimore Ravens announced their $40 million committment to linebacker Paul Kruger, the Browns had their sights (and $34 million) on the 2012 sixth-best defensive tackle in the NFL. The 5-year contract guarantees Bryant $15 million.
Desmond Bryant should be a valuable asset to the Browns franchise. Considering the team hasn’t made the playoffs since 2002, Bryant’s tackle abilities is much needed. Let’s just hope Bryant’s off-field antics subside immediately.
Photo: Miami-Dade Police Dept
Despite, Lebron James outstanding dunk performances he show’s on the court, the Miami Heat player has yet to enter the Slam Dunk Contest. So, in efforts to entice him a little, former NBA player-businessman Magic Johnson put up a BIG wager.
During a recent discussion on ESPN, Magic pleaded to Lebron that this is something he really wants to see next year at All-Star. In fact, he’s willing to pay the slam dunk winner $1 million if Lebron James enters the contest.
“Please, LeBron, get in the dunk contest,” Johnson said. “I’m going to put up a million dollars. A million dollars from Magic to LeBron. Please get in the dunk contest. I go every year. I want to see you out there. A million to the winner.”
Sounds like a good deal! Check out the Magic’s announcement below…
Although the big craze surrounding Texas Hold’Em and the game of poker didn’t jump off until the 80′s, many casinos are feeling its downfall on the Las Vegas strip.
In the past few years, the recession (or plain love for the game) has caused a huge shift in the popularity of poker. Many casinos are now having to close its poker rooms because of the lack of revenue the game generates. The Tropicana Hotel, for instance, decided to open up a hip new poker room in efforts to draw poker players in. But, since there has been a big crackdown on online poker sites and patrons’ lack of participation, the Tropicana changed their minds.
According to the Associated Press…
It’s a story that’s become increasingly common as the crackdown on Internet gambling weakens poker’s appeal, and the casinos that once competed to lure fans of Texas Hold ‘Em abandon the waning game in favor of more lucrative alternatives.
Poker has never been a big moneymaker like slot machines or roulette. But when the game’s popularity soared during the 2000s, casinos were willing to forgo the extra dollars to get players inside their buildings.
Now the calculus is shifting. In Sin City, epicenter of the poker craze, at least eight rooms have folded in the past two years. The trend is also playing out in Mississippi riverboats, Indian casinos and gambling halls near big cities from California to Florida.
Although other Vegas hotels aren’t feeling the effects , and ensures that their poker rooms are booming, poker revenue has drastically dropped in the last couple of years. The federal governments crackdown on virtual gambling caused revenues to steadily drop by 6% year over year.
Poker revenues stacked up to $123 million last year, down from a high of $168 million in 2007.
Entries in the World Series of Poker’s main event also took tumble in 2007, falling by 28 percent from a high of 8,773. Entries have only topped 7,000 once in the years since.
Read the full article here…
Wonder what former bestie and business partner 50 Cent is thinking right now??
Floyd Mayweather hit the big time. In what is being dubbed the “richest individual athlete deal in all of sports”, Mayweather and Showtime Network has agreed to a six-fight, 30-month pay-per-view agreement worth an estimated $250 million. According to Forbes, Mayweather has ended his partnership with HBO, which generated $543 million in television revenue during his nine PPV fights. This new relocation will prove to be a huge blow to HBO.
In 2012, Mayweather was the world’s highest paid athlete earning over $85 million. Through his bouts with Victor Ortiz and Miguel Cotto, his company Mayweather Promotions had full ownership of ticket revenue, PPV, and sponsorships. Although the deal with Showtime is “confidential”, Mayweather Promotions will be in the same stipulations as HBO’s, but may include more promotional opportunities.
Floyd Mayweather’s next bout is with Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero. The fight will air May 4 on Showtime.
The East came out on top during the highlight event of NBA All Star Weekend. The 2013 Slam Dunk Contest brought out six legaue players (3 from the West & 3 from the East). The players included:
Jeremy Evans (Utah Jazz)
Eric Bledsoe (Los Angeles Clippers)
Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets)
Gerald Green (Indiana Pacers)
Terrence Ross (Toronto Raptors)
James White (New York Knicks)
Despite the great competition from 2012 Slam Dunk winner Jeremy Evans in the finals, Toronto Raptors player Terrence Ross took the win! Apparently, it was Ross’ overall sportmanship that won him the title. His tribute to Vince Carter, adorning a no. 15 Raptors jersey while serving an off-the-glass 360-degree slam, effortlessly sealed his fate.
Ross is the only other Raptor to win the Slam Dunk title after Vince Carter.
In cased you missed it, check out Terrance Ross winning dunk shot below…
Super Bowl XLVII was the only concern for over 108.4 million viewers last Sunday night. With a dynamic half-time performance by Beyonce Knowles-Carter (and the return of Destiny Childs), millions of people tuned in but she and the football players weren’t the only reasons why.
We all know that the most talked about aspect of any super bowl is the outrageous advertisements. Companies spend big dollars to obtain a spot during television’s most watched event. This year, it is reported that companies spent up to $3.8 million to secure an standard 30-second ad. According to the research firm SNL Kagan, the CBS network racked in about as much in advertising in 2013 as they did in 2012. In fact, CBS secured $240 million in advertising for the super bowl. At this point, SNL is not sure how much CBS pulled in profits (after money was psent to secure the rights to air the game and production costs). But, $240 million is still right on target and is clearly signifies Sunday as a successful night.
Did the 34 minute power outage cause a hick-up in ad viewership? That can be disputed due to the fact that the excitement of the second-half still garnered millions of views. Football fans (and stans of Beyonce) may have took the outage and used the time for an extra long intermission. Nevertheless, everyone still tuned in to see the Baltimore Ravens become the super bowl champs.
What was you favorite super bowl commericial??
One can only shake their head when thinking about all the trials and tribulations that have seemed to engulf not only the NBA career Allen Iverson once had but other prominent areas of his life.
Fresh off the heels of a divorce, he has now been bit by the foreclosure bug and has lost his mansion in Atlanta. In the divorce decree, Iverson kept ownership of the almost 10,000 square foot home which he had on the market for $2.5 million. Iverson had the home built four years ago for $4.5 million. According to sources, the home was purchased for $2.5 million by Georgia Primary Bank.
As it’s been said here a few time before…if your outgo is more than your income then your upkeep will be your downfall. But hopefully somewhere along the way Iverson can get a grip, plant his feet on some solid ground and get it together.
Remember basketball player Lorenzen Wright?? In 2010, the NBA all-star was found badly decomposed in the southeast part of Memphis, Tennesee. Well, his name has popped up in the media again. Not for anything in relation to his death, but instead for an excessive amount of money his ex-wife Sherra Robinson Wright has blown.
According to Yahoo! Sports, of the $1 million life insurance settlement she received after Lorenzen’s death, Sherra has spent $973,000 of it. Before he passed, the couple finalized their divorce just four months prior to his death. In the 2009 divorce settlement, the former Mrs. Wright was granted $16,650 a month in child support for their six children, and $10,000 a month in alimony…for a total of $319,000 a year.
The untimely death of the NBA player apparently didn’t sit too well with Sherra. So much so, that his family has accused the ex-wife of mismanaging money. A recent court judement ordered a financial review of her spending habits. According to those reports, Sherra was able to blow a million dollars via the following expenses:
- $32,000 for a Cadillac Escalade
- $26,000 for a Lexus
- $69,000 on furniture
- $11,750 for a New York trip
- $339,000 for purchase and improvement to a new home
- $7,100 for a pool deposit
- $5,000 for lawn equipment
- $34,000 on legal fees
A judge has ordered an full investigation of the living conditions and welfare of the children. In addition, $184,000 of death benefits from the NBA is being routed to Herb Wright (Lorenzen’s father) for the care of the kids. According to Sherra herself, she claims that the family is financially okay and have $1.4 million in assets (a new home and three investment properties in Arkansas).
It is with deep sadness and utter disappointment that I have to report not to mention try to eventually fathom the mere thought of Boston Celtics’ star Rajon Rondo sitting on the sidelines for the remainder of the season. But unfortunately, that is the case!
After suffering a right knee injury during the Celtics loss to the Hawks late last week, the true extent of his injury was later confirmed over the weekend prior to the Celtics face-off against the Heat. In what I had hoped would not be the case, it was confirmed that the extent of it all was a torn ACL rendering him out of the game for the rest of the season.
Being that he’s one of the best players on the team, his absence could be devastating to their dynamics. But watching them snap their six game losing streak in double OT against the Heat on Sunday sans Rondo, the rest of the team proved that they can still hold it down. So we’ll see how the rest of the season goes for them.
Nonetheless we’re wishing Rondo a speedy recovery and wondering who’ll be taking his place considering he was recently named as the starting point guard for the Eastern Conference for this year’s All-Star Game.
Kobe Bryant got paper! Years of him shooting in the gym has paid off and created a multi-million dollar empire. But, what happens if he calls it splitsville from wife Vanessa? She would walk away with half of his earnings. Damn!
California has some of the strictest divorce laws than any other state. If married over 10 years, marriages are considered indefinite. Therefore, wife (or husband in some cases) would be entitled to life long spousal support and child support (if there are kids involved). In the case of Vanessa, Kobe will be ordered to pay an estimated $386,000 in monthly child support for his two little girls. Also, spousal support would run him up to $1 million.
Thank goodness the two was able to work out their differences….once again.
Do you think $1.36M is justified though? Let us know. We would love to hear your opinion on this.
San Francisco 49ers, Frank Gore, should be inducted into the Guiness Book of Records for wearing the most expensive pair of socks. If you noticed during Sunday’s match up against the Atlanta Falcons, Frank Gore experienced a wardrobe malfunction. Apparently, there are rules set by the NFL that applies to athletes and their uniforms. According to the NFL, it is a violation to wear short socks. Football players who violate this rule are automatically fined a whopping $10,500!
Frank Gore was charged with the violation and fined accordingly. This is his second time violating the socks rule. But Gore says,” he was so focused on winning the game and getting the 49ers back to a Super Bowl at last that he didn’t give his uniform all the attention he should have.”
Hopefully, Gore will follow the rules come SuperBowl Sunday when the 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens for the title.
Despite leaving school early back in 2011 to enter the draft and then becoming the number one draft pick oh and let us not forget his 4-year contract for $22 million, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he’s still going to finish his education.
Newton plans to re-enroll at Auburn University during the off season to continue his efforts at earning a sociology degree. He plans to resume classes when the school’s spring semester begins.
It’s good to see Cam going back to finish what he started and be serious about his education. Knowledge is power!
Charles Barkely had a revelation after reaching a successful 60 pounds of weight loss. The 6 foot 5 NBA Hall of Famer is the male face of Weight Watchers and has starred in several funny commercials to help promote WW’s new “Lose Like A Man” weight loss services. In this new commerical, a quick fact is stated that suggests that losing weight may produce a larger penis! SMH…
Doctors do agree that weight loss can add an inch or two to the male private area. So this info isn’t something WW made up. But to hilariously spread the word, Mr. Barkely reads a list of euphemisms that relate to the subject at hand.
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When it comes to the media, the first lesson should be ”watch what you say”. Apparently, Rob Parker didn’t get that memo.
Despite his tenure as a ESPN commentator, Rob Parker’s contract was not renewed at the end of 2012. According to news reports, an untactful (and slightly racial) comment was made by Mr. Parker regarding Robert Griffin’s marriage to a caucasian woman. Parker was on air, during ESPN First Take, when he called RG III a “cornball brother”. Initially, ESPN forced Parker into a 30-day suspension. But, after further thought and grief from viewers, they made ultimate decision to official terminate Parker.
Those who watch First Take is privy to the controversial comments and discussions frequently made on the show. I guess this time Parker took his comments a little too far. Hopefully, he will find new employment soon.
Do you think Parker should have been fired for his comment about RGIII??
After going strong for 17 seasons, Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis is throwing in the towel and ending the chapter of his life as a professional football player. Lewis made the announcement yesterday that he will end his NFL career after this year’s playoffs.
Even though Lewis hasn’t played since October 14th due to a right triceps injury, he plans to make his return to the game this Sunday when the Ravens face off against the Indianapolis Colts.
The 13-time Pro Bowler says his primary reason for leaving the game is to spend more time being a dad. In his announcement, Lewis said, “Everything that starts has an end. For me, today, I told my team that this will be my last ride. God is calling. My children have made the ultimate sacrifice for their father for 17 years. I don’t want to see them do that no more. I’ve done what I wanted to do in this business, and now it’s my turn to give them something back.”
While it can’t be argued that Lewis was definitely dedicated, determined and dependable when he put on that No. 52 and hit the field, there’s definitely no argument when it comes to him deciding to lay his uniform down and do the same for his kids. But there’s no doubt that he will be missed.