Brandon Marshall of the Denver Broncos took a ton of heat for deciding to take a knee during the national anthem of their first game this season, saying he supported what Colin Kaepernick was trying to do. He has since backed off that stance and doesn’t take a knee anymore but that doesn’t mean his beliefs have changed. It’s kind of hard for someone like Marshall to take everyone’s opinion into consideration when he gets hate filled letters like this. Marshall shared a few letters on his Instagram account that are full of sickening, racist messages, even telling him to go back to Africa, that he received after he took that knee. It’s letters like this from idiots out there that further show the reason Marshall was taking the knee in the first place.
photo credit How many times have we heard the same story about someone becoming a famous athlete, singer, actor or whatever, only to have claims from their family and friends that they changed and forgot who they really were. Unfortunately its a tale that happens quite often and you never really know what the truth is or not. Did the person really change after they got some fame? Or do family members just feel scorned and left behind even if that’s not really the case? Ben Simmons is currently dealing with that type of issue after his sister went off on a twitter rant about how he turned his back on everyone who helped get him to where he is today.
photo credit After Warriors home games, many fans hang around well after the game is over in hopes of snagging something from the players as they walk by, like a headband, wristband, towel and so on. Last night, Steph Curry stepped it up a notch and took off his game worn kicks and autographed each one and attempted to hand them out to young fans in the crowd. He was able to accomplish his mission and no doubt a couple kids went home with a memory they will never forget but it was almost ruined by an adult who was too thirsty for their own souvenir.
photo credit It was five years ago that the landscape of the NBA was almost changed in a huge way. It was this week back in December of 2011 that we thought Chris Paul was traded to the Lakers and he and Kobe Bryant were going to combine to be the best backcourt in the league. There were many players involved in the deal but the obvious focal point of it all was Paul but the trade never was completed after NBA commissioner David Stern allegedly vetoed it. The conspiracy theories ran wild at the time, with most accusing Stern of caving into pressure from other owners to not let the trade happen because of what it would do for the Lakers and how it would make the Hornets irrelevant. Stern remained very quiet in the aftermath of the trade not happening but he spoke about it this week and claimed the narrative we were all led to believe was completely false.
photo credit It was an ugly game last night it you were a Raiders fan, as they fell to the Chiefs 21-13 in a game where the offense was basically non-existent. It was even uglier in the stands however, as fans from both teams were throwing blows and pushing people over rows of seats during a serious brawl.
photo credit John Wall has been a very frustrated player this season and it’s easy to see why. The Wizards have completely underachieved this season and are one of the worst teams in the league, despite thinking of themselves as a contender in the eastern conference before the the season started. Wall let his emotions get the best of him a couple times already this season and vowed to be better but last night he drew a technical foul for shoving Jusuf Nurkic of the Nuggets after his emotions once again won out.
photo credit Kevin Garnett’s “Area 21” segment on “Inside The NBA” has been a big hit since the season started and last night was another reason why. We all know KG has no filter when he talks and he already had fans laughing when he had Candace Parker on last night and claimed she was the real “CP3”, even having a mannequin wearing a t-shirt that said the same thing. Turns out there were much bigger laughs to come.
Photo Credit Kobe & Vanessa Bryant welcomed their third baby girl into the world yesterday. The couple announced a while ago that Vanessa was expecting and they kept most other details very close to the vest. Most people had no idea she was that close to giving birth, let alone already having the baby. No word yet on the name of the little girl but I’m sure we will find that out soon, along with seeing some pictures.
Soccer fans in France who were excited to see who would win between Metz & Lyon will have to wait a while longer as the game was abandoned less than thirty minutes into it. The game was called after someone in the crowd threw a firecracker onto the field as Lyon’s goalkeeper was laying on the field being attended to by medical personnel for an injury he had.
Reggie Bush and Joe McKnight had a pretty close friendship. When McKnight signed his letter of intent to go to USC, it was because he wanted to be like Bush and he became somewhat of a big brother to him. In the years since, the former Trojan players have stayed close, which is why it hurt Bush extra hard to hear of McKnight’s murder on Thursday during a road rage incident in New Orleans. After venting his emotions on twitter, Bush decided to honor his friend with this amazingly detailed pair of cleats that he will wear this Sunday.