Statement from Dwyane Wade about Lebron James.
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Putting all of the chips on the table!
The much anticipated meeting of this off season has a location. Read the rest of this entry »
The Miami Heat have been cruising this postseason starting with with a four game sweep against the Charlotte Bobcats. Their second round series against Brooklyn was more like a tune up series also. Brooklyn came off a tough seven game series against Toronto but no excuses they got smoked by the Heat which led to the much hyped Indiana Pacers . Read the rest of this entry »
The rich keep getting richer in America right?
If the NBA gods who love the Miami Heat had their way, sure the rich would keep getting richer, but only in terms of jewels. Read the rest of this entry »
Behind all of the parties, endorsement responsibilities, and fanfare, the NBA All Star weekend does have positive stories behind it.
Like this one about the Riverdale High School Basketball team.
The team had the same lockers for decades, until Gatorade and Dwyane Wade stepped in and changed it all within the 2nd half of a basketball game.
Here’s a video recap of the transformation and a surprise visit from D. Wade after the game.
As reported by Michael Wallace (@WallaceNBA_espn), the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade will play in the NBA All Star game on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »
Who says that these two are not great friends but just friendly? I can’t tell by looking at this video, can you?
In the wake of the Zimmerman trial which found the George Zimmerman not guilty of killing 17 year old Trayvon Martin, the controversial stand your ground law and racial profiling were hot topics in America.
Everyone from athletes, entertainers, politicians and joe public was outraged at the verdict. But more importantly, the verdict sparked a new round of conversations being had in non white homes all over America; How to deal with society as a young black male.
We’ve seen what the Miami Heat did last season when they donned hoodies in support of Trayvon Martin and bringing George Zimmerman to trial. Wade was also one of the first athletes to publicly say something about the verdict via his twitter feed.
Now he and other celebrities are on the cover of Ebony magazine wearing hoodies, asking the world to never forget and more importantly, where do we go from here?
This past weekend Jurors found George Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The six-member, all-women jury deliberated for more than 15 hours over two days before reaching its decision.
Martin was killed on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla., as he was returning to a gated community, carrying candy and iced tea.
Zimmerman a neighborhood crime-watch volunteer, was accused of profiling Martin as a criminal and following him with a loaded gun, initiating the fatal confrontation. Zimmerman claimed that he shot Martin in self-defense after he was knocked to the ground and Martin was banging his head against the pavement. Professional athletes reacted with anger, shock and pleas for calm. They all chimed in from the NFL, NBA and MLB. There was a uniformed reaction from these athletes who like many of us could not believe that Zimmerman got to walk scott free.
The case had captivated all parts of the sports world. In March 2012, a photograph showing members of the NBA Champion Miami Heat wearing hooded sweatshirts, their heads bowed, in a powerful salute to Martin. Miami superstar Lebron James added “We Want Justice” This display of solidarity from the Heat endeared them to the black community and others who supported the Martin family who very much appreciated this display of support.
More athlete reaction followed Saturday night via Twitter after the shocking not guilty verdict. Many athletes reacted harshly and angrily including NY Giants Victor Cruz who tweeted “Zimmerman doesn’t last a year til the hood catches up to him.” The tweet was later deleted. He apologized for the tweet on Sunday and wrote his “prayers continue to go out to Trayvon Martin’s family.” The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade wrote “Wow!!! Stunned!!! Saddened as a father!!! Some1 make sense of this verdict for me right now please!!! Don’t worry I’ll wait…” a clear indication of his frustration with the verdict. Shaquille O Neal, Steph Curry, Chris Paul highlighted an array of current and former NBA stars who reacted with utter dismay. One tweet that stood out to me came from the Chicago Bulls Nazr Muhammad who wrote “Don’t know what the appropriate punishment is but this sets an ugly precedence. Gotta feeling were gonna see more cases like this” hashtag profiling. Even myself writing this article stood speechless for almost five minutes, shaking my head in utter disbelief. I looked at my son who is nine years old and realized that sadly I must continue to teach him the things that I have been telling him all along.
I told him these words “You are prey, not only from others that look just like you but from a system, a nation that continues to tolerate racial profiling” . It is hard to believe that my son going to the store to buy candy is NOW a risky proposition. President Obama said if he had a son he would LOOK like Trayvon Martin. Sadly the way Trayvon Martin looked is the reason he is dead. The sports world has echoed what most of us felt in the aftermath of this verdict, it is a another sad day in America.
The last thing 3 time NBA Champion Dwyane Wade wanted to do this off season was to sit in a court room arguing over money. Thanks to a judge, he won’t have to. He can continue to enjoy this offseason.
Siohvauhgn Funches-Wade was taking “3″ to court to sue him for $1 million in endorsement money he was supposed to “share” with her. The lawsuit was dismissed at the request of Funches-Wade believe it or not.
There was probably a settlement made, but regardless, “3″ more than likely was probably more than happy at the outcome.