Nicole Richie: “White Men Can’t Jump But 5’1 Black Girls Can!”

August 21, 2013  |  
Source: Candidly Nicole



From StyleBlazer

If there’s anyone in the world who’s going to seek help from a pro-NBA player and remain chic, it’s Nicole Richie. In her new “Candidly Nicole” episode, the fashionista gets the help of Minnesota Timberwolves’ Lazar Hayward to teach her how to play basketball. Nicole sports a KR3W jersey, shorts, Nike sneakers and heart-shaped sunglasses for the training day. And she takes the sport very seriously (note: the crouch grab).

Having a husband, son and dog.. who are fans of the sport, was the motivating factor behind the random lesson. To our utter surprise, she actually does pretty well on the court, making dunks and learning cool footwork. There’s even a special “Dirty Dancing” play, for those of you who typically tap out sometime between the first quarter and half-time.

See Nicole’s “Candidly Nicole” episode at 

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  • Immortal Love

    she is too skinny but i think her bio-mom was white & her bio-dad is 1/2 Latino and 1/2 black so Nicole is 1/2 white, 1/4 black, 1/4 Latino

  • Growth

    She surprisingly nice on the court! Go girl. And she has ALWAYS said she is black.

  • Guest

    She is not black!

    • Guest360

      Yes she is. Technically she’s mixed with her biological mother being black and biological father being mexican. But she’s always considered herself to be black.

      • rissa

        her dad isnt mexican he is black too. he was in the same bad lionel richie..he got a groupie prgnt. nd she took nicole to him. nd he took nicole to lionel nd his first wife

        • Guest360

          Her dad is Sheila E’s brother. That family is all mexican and proud of it. And no. It was not a groupie. It was his girlfriend, Sheila E’s assistant. They gave Nicole to Lionel because he was in a much better position to take care of her than they were.

          • clove8canela

            On Unsung, Sheila E. said that their mother was Creole.

            • Guest360

              In an interview she said she was 100% mexican lol. Idk. The way hispanic people define themselves is very complex. Its less about race and more about nationalism to whatever country they and their family come from.

              • Beauty-Queen

                That’s so true! The majority of Hispanics if they did a DNA test, by America’s “one drop” rule, they would be considered Black.

    • SY

      Um supposedly she is, for years people have been saying that Lionel Richie & his wife adopted her from Sheila E. brother Peter Micheal Escovedo & his then black girlfriend who worked for Lionel Richie.

      • rissa

        no. her real dad was in his(lionel) band as the drummer or guitarist. he got a groupie prgnt. she then took nicole to him, nd he took nicole to lionel nd his first wife

        • Beauty-Queen

          Sheila E. said Nicole is her niece.

  • Abbas BAKER

    Alas! Jumping is not a necessary life skill!

    • Candacey Doris

      Not since 1865 anyway.