And here’s the photo that sparked all the controversy…this photo of singer Ciara and her son, not only supporting her new beau, NFL star Russell Wilson, at training camp but baby Future rocking a replica of Wilson’s jersey and seeming pretty close to the quarterback. According to the “media” timeline, Ciara and Russell got together about six months ago after bad breakups. The question is whether or not it’s too soon for Ciara to have introduced her son to Russell and allowing what seems to be a close relationship between the two to form. Add in the opinion of her son’s father, rapper Future, that it’s too soon and you have an all out public debate.
Amidst tons of controversy, naysayers and supporters, last night Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year’s Espy Awards. As much as I support the right and choice to be who and what you want, I’m not sure I agree with the decision to bestow this award upon Caitlyn Jenner. Yes, Bruce is an athlete and former Olympian but his Olympic success was in the 1970’s so it’s pretty clear that after not being recognized by the Espy’s over the last 40 years him being an honoree in 2015 has very little to do with his accomplishments and all to do with his “transition”. And ESPN made that very clear when announcing their decision to honor Jenner.
Lebron James has every right to be confident in his basketball abilities. The Cleveland Cavaliers Forward has been arguably called the best player in the world since he catapulted to NBA stardom. However, please take special note to the fact that I used the word “argueably”. In the eyes of hoop fans, “The King” has yet to win an NBA championship without significant “assistance”, something the other players often mentioned in “best player” convos have all accomplished. Yes, Michael Jordan had Scottie Pippen and Kobe Bryant had Shaquille O’Neal, but any HONEST basketball fan will admit that both Jordan and Bryant shouldered most of the weight on their way to championship success. The argument is that the two titles he currently holds with the Miami Heat were not shouldered by him in the same way as the players above. With guard Kyrie Irving out due to injury, this year was the year to prove the naysayers wrong.
New York Knicks forward, Carmelo Anthony, may not be in the NBA playoffs right now, but he’s definitely making good use of his off season. Yesterday, the 8-time NBA All-star announced his partnership with Nickelodeon to create Turtles by Melo, a brand-new consumer products line inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
If you’ve been tuning into the NBA playoffs, there’s no way you don’t know who Riley Curry is. The adorable daughter of Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry has been making headlines after accompanying her dear ole dad to a few post-game press conferences. The toddler seemed to have the time of her life adding commentary while sitting on her daddy’s lap, crawling under tables and hiding behind curtains.
It’s been about a year since the mistress of former NBA exec Donald Sterling, V. Stiviano, released recordings of his racially charged rants that cost him ownership of the LA Clippers basketball team. Donald wasn’t the only one pissed at Stiviano after last April’s media circus. His wife, Shelly Sterling, filed a lawsuit against Stiviano claiming that the money her husband used to wine and dine her was community property from their marriage and therefore everything should be returned.
It looks like Ray Rice won this round. The running back was suspended for two games in July after he assaulted his then girlfriend, Janay Rice, in Spring of this year. However, after footage of the assault leaked in September, the NFL suspended him indefinitely. The NFL Player’s Association appealed the second punishment on behalf of Rice, citing double jeopardy. The NFL countered the appeal stating that the video footage was new evidence.