Question of the Day

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Jim Brown shared his thoughts on MJ and Kobe:

The way Brown sees it, many of today’s athletes are simply in it for the money and celebrity, refusing to accept responsibility for having a huge impact on the culture around them. And he’s not afraid of naming names. “Athletes need to represent more than that just getting a big contract and lots of endorsements,” he says. “Take Michael Jordan. To me, he’s full of bull. He’s hiding his true self. All he cares about is getting ahead, being popular and enjoying the wealth of this country. Same with Kobe Bryant. For them, it’s all about making money and doing all the commercials.” Brown expects more from today’s athletes. After all, he walked the walk. When Muhammad Ali was stripped of his heavyweight title and threatened with jail time for refusing to register for the draft during the Vietnam War, it was Brown and Boston Celtics star Bill Russell who led a contingent of black athletes who offered Ali their support. “Sports is detrimental to the development of culture if all you’re willing to do is enjoy the fruits of this country,” he says. “You’ve got to reinvest in the culture, not just exploit it. Today people just want non-combative heroes, who smile and say all the right things. That’s fine, but that doesn’t mean you have to play the fool and shake your butt just because you caught a pass for a touchdown.”

Although we have always loved MJ, and ‘no comment’ on Kobe, those two guys have been almost non-existent when it comes to real issues facing Black America.

The Question of the Day is: Are athletes like MJ and Kobe responsible for investing in a positive future for Black America solely based on the fact that they are successful athletes?

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Coupled Up

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Kobe Bryant and his ride or die trophy wife Vanessa hit up the VMA’s. Just another night on the town, Kobe really seems like he got his little act together.  Regardless, this broad is pretty much all about the paper, so her ass won’t be going anywhere any time soon.  More festivities below:

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Making It Rain On These Hoes

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The US Men’s Olympic Team won the Gold:

Order is restored in international basketball. The United States is back on top, but not by that much anymore. Culminating a three-year mission to end years of embarrassment, the U.S. Olympic team survived a huge challenge from Spain, winning 118-107 Sunday in the gold-medal game. After overwhelming everyone for seven games, the Americans led by only four points with under 2½ minutes to play. Then the U.S. proved it could handle a close game that seemed would never come in Beijing. Their prize: the first U.S. gold medal since the 2000 Olympics.

Glad that they finally got their swagger back. Here are pics of Family man Kobe Bryant spent time celebrating his birthday with his wife and daughters Nyla and Natalia during practice at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.

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Kobe Does DT

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NBA’s MVP Kobe Bryant is featured on the cover of DT with some unusually light eyes.  We’ll go easy on Kobe since he’s doing his thing in Beijing. Team USA!!

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Family Album: Daddy Dearest

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Kobe Bryant was spotted spending some quality time with daughter Natalia at Disneyland; Gary Dourdan was out with daughter Nyla snapping photos in NYC, steady puffing on a cancer stick.

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Shaq and His Big Mouth

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Shaquille O’Neal, A.K.A. the “funny freestyler”, found himself being stripped of an honorary privilege for his choice of words used while dissing rival Kobe Bryant.

Click HERE to get the full skinny, including footage of Shaq’s infamous freestyle. We’re sure this news has Kobe smirking his cocky ass off.

Quote of the Day

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Shaq put Kobe Bryant on blast in a recent freestyle:

Shaquille O’Neal took the mic at a NYC club last night, unleashing a freestyle verbal assault directed at his arch-enemy Kobe Bryant — blaming his former teammate for ruining his marriage and imploring him to “Tell me how my ass tastes.”

After spending several verses shredding Kobe apart for losing in the NBA playoffs, Shaq drops the line, “I’m a horse, Kobe ratted me out, that’s why I’m getting divorced.”

The line most likely references a comment Kobe made during his infamous 2003 rape case, when he told Colorado police that he “Should have done what Shaq does … Shaq would pay his women not to say anything.” The two became famously bitter rivals after the incident.

There’s another serving of beef for you today. We wonder what Kobe’s ass has to say to this one.

Via TMZ

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Star-Spangled Bananas Pt. 2

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Here is Ashanti singing the National Anthem at Game 5 of the NBA Finals Lakers vs. Celtics. Damn, she must be stepping up her vocal game a tad, because this isn’t her first time singing at a major sporting event. Good for her… Click HERE to watch.

Here are some photos of Kobe Bryant and his family after the win.

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Fill in the Blank

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Family Guy” Kobe Bryant was spotted with his wife Vanessa and daughters after winning game 3 of the NBA Finals.

Fill in the Blank: The ______________________ are gonna sh*t on the _______________ and win the Championship.

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Family Guy

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Kobe kills us. We love it how now all of a sudden he’s this ‘family guy’ when a couple years ago he was making girls ass bleed while on the road. We’re sure he loves his family without a doubt, but it’s a strong possibility, that after that rape case, his people were like make sure you get on that ‘I’m a family man game” stat.

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Kobe to Be MVP

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Kobe Bryant is set to be named MVP of the NBA:

The NBA has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday at a Los Angeles hotel, where Kobe Bryant is expected to be announced as winner of his first Most Valuable Player award. Bryant is expected to receive the MVP trophy Wednesday night from commissioner David Stern before the Lakers face the Utah Jazz in Game 2 of their best-of-seven second-round playoff series.

Way to go Kobe, on another note, is it just us or does Vanessa’s nose get narrower and narrower each time we see her? Just a thought.

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Kobe’s Little Cheerleaders

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Here is Kobe Bryant and his family leaving a Lakers game where his daughters Natalia and Gianna made signs for him to be the league’s MVP. How precious.

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Family Fun

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Speaking of gold diggers…here is Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa out with their daughters. Cute girls, but their mommy is looking like she hit up Dr. 90210.

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712K A Day

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Forbes has made it’s list of top-earning Black celebrities and of course Oprah tops the list with $260 million which is equivalent to $712,000 a day. Damn that’s a lot of paper. Oprah has definitely got the game on lock and will probably hold that number one spot for a minute.

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PETA’s Pissed at Mary

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Mary’s groundbreaking style doesn’t impressed PETA. She is one of the celebrities in competition for PETA’s “Worst Dressed” Award. Of course, Beyonce had the honor of making it on their hit list.

Others on the list include Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, Lil Kim, Kobe Bryant, Naomi Campbell, Vanessa Williams, Whitney Houston.

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