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Oklahoma City Thunder player Enes Kanter said he was detained in Romania airport because of his political views. Kanter a Turkish citizen, has been outspoken against Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and believed that was the reason for his detainment. “He is a bad, bad man; he is a dictator, and he is the Hitler of our century.” Kanter recently stated about the Turkey president. The NBA player was held in the Romanian airport and then allowed to go to London. To read more about this story click here.
Seahawk Michael Bennett stepped up his attack on ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith with a lengthy statement on Twitter Thursday.
Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett took to Twitter Thursday afternoon to defend himself further against comments made the day before by ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith, a move that may only escalate the apparently quickly-growing feud between the two. Read MorePages: 1 2 3
By: Jarrod Horton
According to vladtv.com, Smithsonian Museum’s curator Damion Thomas told USA Today that he expects Colin Kapernick’s jersey to be showcased in the museum. The erection of the exhibit will likely be credited to University of California Berkeley professor of sociology Harry Edwards. The professor donated a lot of Kapernick’s memorabilia to the museum in 2016 and encouraged them to acknowledge the significance of Colin’s stance. “Ali created a conversation…. “The same thing with Kaepernick. He sparked a national conversation about race.”Edwards said. What do you think? Do you agree that Colin Kaepernick’s protest had the same impact as Ali protesting the Vietnam war? Leave your comments below
By: Jarrod Horton
Last week former NBA stars Scottie Pippen and Kobe Bryant were the subject of a rant from an angry mother. She claimed that the two ignored her son and other teenagers who attended a basketball camp at the same hotel they were staying at. She called them all types of names that I won’t repeat, but if you want to hear it, the video is below.
After I watched her explain her side of the story; I must say I kind of disagree with her argument. I mean I do understand her rationale of being more compassionate to those who looked up to you. But on the other hand, I feel like athletes and celebs don’t have to be nice to their fans and supporters. In my opinion, they don’t even have to acknowledge their fans. Of course common sense should make them realize that these are the people that help them reach fame and success and keep them relevant. However, I don’t feel like they are obligated. I think it is their choice on how they want to interact with people. By the same token, the fans have a choice on whether they want to support these people or not.
Which brings me back to Kobe Bryant and Scottie Pippen. I’m not sure how nice these guys are in person, because I never met them. I do know, it was recently reported that Kevon Edwards, the older brother of Jordan Edwards received a phone call and a signed jersey from Kobe Bryant on his birthday. Jordan was shot and killed by Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver last month. The gesture was first class and I’m sure it is something the kid probably remember forever. Those type of acts of kindness only adds to the positive image of a famous person. While incidents describe by the mother can possibly take away some of their popularity.
My point is, I’m sure these people have to pick and choose who and what they support. Maybe they can’t pose for pictures and sign autographs all day. I’m not trying to defend them; I’m simply just trying to put myself in their position and understand their reasoning. I can imagine that some people are just total assholes, no matter what the circumstances are, but sometimes it may be a case of people be overwhelm with being a celebrity. With that being said, do you think that celebrities are obligated to be nice to their fans and supporters? Leave your comments below