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One of the GOATs is thinking about permanently hanging it up
Kobe Bryant is a lot of things, but he’s not a quitter. There’s always been fight in #8, or #24, whether his team is atop the Western Conference standings, or struggling to get into the playoffs. However, it appears the needle on that fightometer–if you will–is nearing zero at a more rapid pace than either Bryant or the Lakers envisioned.
This year, all things considered, his output isn’t shabby at all. He’s being limited to 32 minutes per game, but is still pumping out about 23 points, and a shade under 6 rebounds and 6 assists per game. The Lakers have admitted that if they’re completely out of playoff contention by March–it’s worth noting they’ve pretty much been completely out of playoff contention since Christmas–they may shut Bryant down for the season, but in the back of his head, he may have a more elaborate definition of “shut down.”
In a Los Angeles Times profile written by tenured sports journalist Bill Plaschke, Kobe admits that retirement is something that’s crossed his mind. “I’d be lying if I said that it hasn’t crossed my mind. Right now I doubt it … but anything’s possible.”
The Lakers are headed into tonight’s matchup with the Phoenix Suns–a playoff team if the regular season ended today–with an abysmal 12-29 record, and considering analysts are skeptical about the .500 Oklahoma City Thunder’s chances of making the playoffs, there’s little hope for Bryant’s bunch. So it isn’t as if Kobe’s being rested in order to prepare for extensive spring basketball. His physicality just isn’t what it used to be. “My body is hurting like crazy, around the clock, and if I don’t want to do this anymore, I won’t do it.” He went on to add, “I don’t care about the money. If I don’t feel like doing it, I won’t do it.”
Chances are he won’t announce anything until the Lakers’ nightmarish season concludes, but it’s pretty hard to imagine the NBA without Kobe Bryant.
Former NBA player and current commentator Charles Barkley has some strong opinions on Ferguson
The TNT analyst is in agreement with the grand jury’s decision not to indict Michael Brown’s shooter Officer Darren Wilson. “The true story came out from the grand jury testimony,” Barkely said, adding that “three or four witnesses, who were black, said exactly what the cop said.” Barkley believes that the media is to blame for spreading misinformation about the case.
During his interview on Philadelphia sports radio station 97.5 The Fanatic, Barkley also unleashed on Ferguson rioters. “Those aren’t black people, those are scumbags,” he said.
He claims the rioters only targeted minority owned businesses. “There is no excuse for people to be out there burning down people’s businesses, burning down police cars.”
Barkley is known for these types of comments, which echo the sentiment he expressed after George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict. “Well, I agreed with the verdict. I feel sorry that young kid got killed. But they didn’t have enough evidence to charge him,” Barkley said in 2013.
Some think that celebrities should stop being spokes persons’ and experts for issues outside of their field. Barkley is wrong on the law. A Grand Jury proceeding is only for deciding if there is enough evidence to charge someone.
-Tamara El (@_SheWise_)
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Oh Man! Charles Barkley models with the Nike Chuck Posite
Nike Sportswear has stepped it up a notch with their releases as of late, they continue to re-imagine new models for the average sneakerhead. I’m pretty sure Charles Barkley is highly pleased with this new model which features a geometric-shaped Foamposite like upper that reminds you of the Nike Air Max2 CB in ’94. The colorway is in a Black colorway/Metallic Silver with a bright reddish, teal icy blue sole. Are you copping these this Saturday? I’m sure they won’t be on shelves very long. So head over to your nearest Nike Sportswear retailers to purchase these babies. Check out more images of the Nike Chuck Posite “Metallic Silver” in the gallery below.
Nike Chuck Posite “Metallic Silver”
Release Date: November 1, 2014
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By now, we should all be intimately aware of the many hangups associated with investing too much hope and aspirations into a single hip hop figurehead. Extrapolating from the immortal words of Sir Charles Barkley, these emcees are not role models, just because they can spit a sixteen doesn’t mean they should be raising your sixteen year old. Now this statement would reign true, if this was a perfect world and everything that happened in society took place in a vacuum. Obviously, we don’t live in this nice glass house; instead, majority of us gain our influence from the stars thrust upon our movie screens, television sets, and magazines.
Emcees’ lyrics nuzzle their way into our ears, helping to formulate listeners’ perspective of social interactions, which gives them significant amounts of power. However, this phenomena isn’t always a good thing, as this responsibility has often been overlooked or under appreciated in the ever growing race to turn the most risque topics into popular catch phrases and rhymes. The most recent and flagrant of offenders of this, is without a doubt one of the biggest bosses in the game, Rick Ross.
Last year, Ross’ image and credibility took a major blow, when he boasted about drugging an unsuspecting female suitor and then enjoying the fruits of said labor. In a moment that required complete humility and guilty admission to a grievous mistake, the big body rude boy stood defiant; only offering half hearted apologies once it became clear that his Reebok deal was no longer on the table. Normally, when a businessman, like Ross, see his income shortening, it signals the need for change. Lessons should have been learned, this slip up shouldn’t have happened again: the test was a failure. Yet, it doesn’t seem that it worked out that way, as the Maybach Music Group‘s stalwart leader continues to find his voice uttering offensive material that alienates a large portion of his listeners.
His sixth solo full length, Mastermind, was released last week to mixed reviews; some fans’ saw as a return to his soulful boss rapping persona from Port Of Miami, while others felt it was the same rehashed material from his previous five albums. Whether it was a good album isn’t up for debate, what is however, is his continued blatant misogyny without any remorse.
On one of the most star studded tracks from the LP, “Sanctified,” featuring Kanye West and Big Sean, Ross is delves back into his old bags of tricks. Rhyming, “B****es that I date don’t get degrees, but they can dress/ Felatio’s amazin’, make grilled cheese for you, the best.” If there was book entitled “Misogyny: What To Look Out For”, this line would be grace the front cover. Hip hop, in and of itself, is quite a boys club already, but this line takes it one step further. Pretty much laughing at the thought of starting a relationship with a woman, who may have completed a high level of education; placing his own sexual desires and having an attractive lady on his arms, as the highest station in life for his girlfriends. Why did this even make the final cut?
It is so explicitly misogynistic that it is confusing as to why he even said it. Its not that great of line, it’s just an empty brag, which simultaneously knocks an entire subgroup of women. Ross needs to understand that women do listen to his music, including young girls. People are impressionable and he has to learn to navigate the troubling waters of the music world, without pushing a group down when he comes up to grasp for air. Hopefully, he moves away from this, but if his track record is any indication, Ross is headed for even more trouble.