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December 11, 2007 Leave a comment

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What the hell is Omarion thinking right there? Damn!

Jay Z is going to be running Las Vegas for a weekend … link right here… and he speak on his tenure at def jam here

Some funny shit here on youtube, Kenny Smith has his jersey retired on Inside the NBA Overtime, linked here

Peter Vesczey writes an interesting piece on Jamal Tinsley here at NY Post

I used to be mad at AI for causing the whole bad hair trend in the NBA.Don’t get me wrong his were fly at first, but then everyone started wearing them. Just like me with the dreads, but then i cut them off. anyways, you can’t help but love his take on the “athletes as targets” trend right now. Some great perspective from the Answer here

Jose Calderon from the Toronto Raptors has a blog and its pretty good take a look here

Los Angeles is considering limiting the size of houses being built. Just trust me this is a good thing. Where I live its getting out of hand. I guess its fine if these houses are in Bel Air and Brentwood, areas that have the space, but when they are in Sherman Oaks and Studio City… its not good!

A nice piece on the George Mitchell Barry Bonds witch-hunt steroids investigation. Check it out here

A great take on the biggest issue in hollywood, the writers strike. Read on here. I have wondered out loud why someone with deep pockets like Mark Cuban hasn’t been snapping up these guys by the boatload with production deals.

I Like Your Style

November 30, 2007 Leave a comment

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An interesting quote from Allen Iverson speaking on the recent trend of athletes being targeted by criminals. Earlier this summer the armed robberies of NBA players Eddy Curry and Antoine Walker got the attention of star athletes. The recent shooting death of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor, and allegations he might have been targeted, really got it.

“You’re aware that you are a target,” Nuggets guard Allen Iverson said. “A lot of people want what you got. A lot of people don’t like the fact that you have what you have. Being black. Being a certain age. It don’t sit well with a lot of people. But that’s the lifestyle we chose. And that’s the lifestyle we have to deal with.”

Iverson said he tries to “stay away from . . . negative surroundings” but admits that often “you can’t stay away because . . . that environment follows you.”

Perspective like that would lead some to believe that AI can definitely be considered a role model. I’m one of those people fa sho!

Because really that shit has got to be difficult, I am reminded of something Michael Irvin said about entourages… it was something to the effect that its easy for all of us to say why can’t they just let their boys go, but in reality when they look at these cats, its not just a homie from around the way, its a guy whose mother fed them when they were hungry. It’s a guy whose house you went to when things got too thick at yours. Unfortunately you can’t always separate your past from your present. When you think about it, given the number of high profiled athletes with a lot of dough, in relation to real life at least, there isn’t too much drama and/or tragedy that goes on. Unfortunately the few times that it happens is still 1, 2, or 3 times too much

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