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At this point, Lil Wayne’s antics are starting to scare me. It seems like his extracurricular activities are starting to negatively affect his art and his business. In other words, at least once or twice a week, he’s starting to act more and more like a buffoon. His latest shenanigan took place during All Star weekend at an “LIV on Sunday” at Stereo Live in Houston, Texas. The Young Money Crew and several other celebrities were there celebrating Birdman’s birthday.
Anyway, Wayne claims that the Miami Heat had him banned from attending the All Star game. (Have you noticed the NBA really doesn’t mess with him like that anymore?) Naturally, being the sports fan that he is, Wayne was not happy about this decree and when he took the stage to perform, he made sure to let the audience know about it, in probably the most classless way possible. This is what sources are saying Wayne said that night.
“If you’re wondering why you didn’t see me at the All Star Game,” Weezy began his rant, “It’s because I was banned from attending all NBA events. The Miami Heat got me banned.” You may remember last week when Lil Wayne was escorted out of a Heat game for cheering for the Lakers. Allegedly being kicked out of the game was just the beginning and now Lil Wayne is officially blacklisted from the NBA. Ouch! That’s not the worst part though. Before leading the crowd in a “F*** NBA!” chant, Lil Wayne decided to say one last thing, “F*** NBA! F*** Lebron! F*** SheWade! F*** Chris Bosh! And I f***ed Chris Bosh wife!”
In addition to questioning Dwyane Wade’s sexuality, calling him “SheWade,” and allegedly claiming he slept with Chris Bosh’s wife, Wayne instructed the crowd to participate in a little call and response.
“When I say fawk, ya’ll say NBA.”
The groupies, male and female alike, were all too happy to participate.
Ok. But you all spent hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, to attend one of the NBA’s biggest events of the year. You can yell fawk the NBA as much as you want, but you think they care about any of that while they’re counting your hard earned money? Probz not.
I’m sure Wayne was probably drunk at minimum; but seriously, is that a valid excuse for a man his age? Not at all. I’d love for him to do better.
In case you find this story hard to believe, check out the video below.
You’ve got to love a man who doesn’t take himself too seriously to kick back and have a good time. On Monday, Miami Heat players LeBron James and Dwyane Wade attended South Beach Battioke, which is an annual charity event that was held at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami, Florida. The purpose of the karaoke event was to benefit The Battier Take Charge Foundation, which is an organization founded by Miami Heat player Shane Battier, “dedicated to providing resources for the development and education of underserved youth and teens.”
LeBron and D.Wade had no problem lending their vocal “abilities” for a good cause. Brony, who was clearly the star of the show, opened up as a one-man-act. While belting out Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You”, he was so confident that he even had a routine of uncoordinated dance moves. What was even more impressive is that Bron Bron actually knew all of the words to the song.
Once the crowd went wild over his solo opener, he called for his “back-up singer” and onto the stage walks teammate D.Wade. This is where things got interesting. The duo quickly requested that a chair be brought to the stage and asked for a female volunteer. Once the volunteer was in the chair, the beat to Shai’s “If I Ever” dropped and the two attempted to serenade the blushing contestant with LeBron singing and Dwyane ad-libbing.
I’m not sure why I get such a kick out of seeing these two clown together, but I can’t see anyone not getting a slight chuckle out of this video.
Peep the video below.
What did you think of their serenade? Did anyone peep LeBron attempt to take his sweater off like he was Usher or somebody?
Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise
As we prepare to put 2012 behind us, it’s only fitting that we take some time to look back at some of the highlights of the past year when it comes to our favorite celebrities. While it’s easy to focus on the negative when it comes to bankruptcies, deaths, and ratchetry (is that even a word?), let us instead take you back to review celebrity success stories as we bring in the new year.
Last night, Lebron James was honored as Sports Illustrated’s 2012 Sportsman of the Year and he and his fiancee Savannah had some interesting company at the ceremony. Sitting next to the basketball couple were hip-hop’s leading man and woman, Jay-Z and Beyonce. That’s a lot of money in one row.
All of the pics from last night show the foursome appearing to have a pretty jolly good time and we can’t help but wonder just what do these four folks talk — or at least think — about when they get together. Plus, from the look on Savannah’s face, it appears she’s got something on her mind that’s very different from the rest of the crowd wouldn’t you say?
Caption this pic and tell us what you think is going down.
I don’t really pay much attention to sports so when Miami Heat players were getting blinged out during a Ring Ceremony Tuesday night I was like, wait, what, championship? I don’t know what you’re talking about. I do know a little somethin’ somethin’ about basketball wives, girlfriends, groupies, and jump-offs though which is all anyone is paying attention to when it comes to those championship rings right about now.
While you were sleeping, or eating, or minding your own business, the ladies beside the Heat’s Big 3 (Lebron, Chris Bosch, and D Wade) were showing off their new jewels on Social Media — matching championship rings. Basically, when the athletes were ringed, they turned around and put matching rings on their ladies, Savannah Brinson, Adrienne Bosch, and Gabrielle Union. Awwwww.
Don’t roll your eyes at me!
It actually took me a minute to get to that “aww” response because my initial, uninhibited reaction was GTFOHWTBS. The thing is, when I first saw the matching rings it wasn’t through pics like Gabby and Adrienne’s who captured themselves with their man and put sweet messages like:
“A man on a journey…Always Growing, Always Fighting,Always Working,Always with a pure heart.I Love this man xoxo” (Adrienne).
I saw Savannah’s hand with bedazzled stilleto nails on top of an Hermes bag tweeting “Kiss the ring” and envisioned her playing “I Get Money” while the pic was snapped and I caught an attitude like, chick you didn’t earn that. But then again, maybe she did.
As much of a physical commitment as basketball is for the players, the women who support these men are putting in some type of work too. Sure, they have housekeepers and no doubt a nanny or two or seven, but while their men are out dribbling a ball on some court they are essentially operating as single mothers throughout the season, and undoubtedly missing some TLC from their guy that they could definitely use, not to mention putting up with tons of gossip (wink). I’m going to assume for a minute that everyone in these relationships has good intentions and true love for the other, and whether they are wife, fianceé or girlfriend, their relationship operates as a partnership. Therefore, for as much physical endurance their ball-playing counterpart puts in, they have to muster up a lot of emotional strength to handle being with them as well. So, in essence, they earned that ring too, just in a different way.
That being said, I know some of ya’ll are ready to go in like the slew of people on other sites pointing out the fact that Savannah got a championship ring sooner than an engagement one, Gabrielle Union is a homewrecking slore, and neither one of these women will probably ever become wives to begin with. But then there are some who figure there are a lot of regular wives out here in need of some rings too and see this act as being no different than a man buying his wife some jewelry for putting up with his BS after he lands a big account at work. It’s really all relative.
While I could certainly do without all the posturing from these ladies over these jewels, at the end of the day I think anytime a man shows his woman some love and acknowledges the part she plays in his success, it should be applauded — and taken with a grain of expensive salt.
How do you feel about these “Basketball Wives” championship rings?
Cheese! With big papa Snoop missing from this cute family photo, Corde, momma Shante, Cordell, and little Miss Cori put on their Kool-Aid smiles for an exclusive Broadus pic. Everyone looks cute, even though it would have been nice if Corde would have at least thrown on a shirt, but hey, whatever works!
Speaking of family photos, our girl Brandy, aka, B-Rocka, 33, took a very cute photo with her 10-year-old daughter, Sy’rai Smith. Taking from her mom’s fashion sense, Sy’rai rocked braids, including some adorable pink and white extensions we’re digging.
It’s fall, ya’ll! So with that, everybody is hitting the pumpkin patches and trying out the hay rides again, including Christina Milian and her little lady, Violet. The cutie patootie in her colorful floral dress and braided coily curls posed on top of a pumpkin and cheesed it up for the camera. Milian captioned the photo, “A pumpkin for my little pumpkin!”
And who needs models when you can get your kids to be in your ads? Diddy got his son Christian, his other “son” Quincy (Kim Porter and Al B Sure’s son), and model Tyson Beckford’s son, Jordan Beckford, to pose for the new fall Sean John ad. Aren’t they fresh?
And guess who just turned 8? The son of Lebron James, Lebron James Jr! Savannah Brinson posted this picture via Instagram of her son over the years. As she said in the caption, “Happy 8th Bday Jr! Wow time is flying by.” Doesn’t it always?
And here’s an up-to-date photo of “Jr.” hanging out at dinner with his family. Sounds like dad is proud: “Happy Bday again to my 8 year old young man Bronny. Love u son!!”
Adorable-ness all around!
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LONDON (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s barely broken a sweat. LeBron James hasn’t scored in double figures, and U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski has swapped lineups like he’s trading Olympic pins.
After two games of the men’s tournament, America’s superteam has started slowly and showed some real vulnerability.
Maybe the world has a chance after all.
Getting a jump start from its second unit after a less-than-inspiring first half by the starters, the U.S. turned on the burners after halftime and rolled to a 110-63 win over Tunisia on Tuesday night to improve to 2-0 in preliminary play — just as expected.
Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love scored 16 points apiece and Kevin Durant added 13 for the Americans, who led by only 13 at halftime before outscoring Tunisia (0-2) 64-30 in a second half that became another highlight loop of alley-oop lobs, dunks and crowd-pleasing passes.
Krzyzewski began the second half with his reserves and Anthony, Love, Deron Williams, Russell Westbrook and Andre Iguodala responded with a 21-3 run that made it 67-36 and seemed to satisfy their coach, who didn’t look all that happy with his team’s effort when he left the floor at halftime.
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The 16-year-old gymnastic powerhouse earned first place at the Olympic trials and is the 2012 U.S. uneven bars champion, the all-around silver medalist and a bronze medalist in floor exercise. Affectionately known as Gabby, she just told E! News that she wanted Gabrielle Union to play her in the movie of her life. Douglas is the one of the main stars of the summer games, and that was made clear by the fact that she just graced one of the covers of TIME magazine (for the week of July 30) and on Sports Illustrated for a preview of the games.
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The Black Mamba is a guaranteed Hall of Famer but his legacy is marred by the false rape charges which cost him lucrative endorsements. In the summer of 2003, Kobe went on trial for sexual assault against a Colorado woman who he claimed to have had consensual sex with, and the whole incident threw some dirt on his squeaky-clean image. The now married father of two professed his innocence in a memorable press conference and gifted Vanessa a purple ring to get back on her good side. He balled some of the best games of his career around that time, and was eventually acquitted, but for some reason, people often bring it up when they talk about the famed Laker.
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If you’re hot right now, Oprah is trying to talk to you. And who’s hotter than the Miami Heat? (Corny joke intended.) After her interview with the Kardashian Clan, OWN received a ratings boost. So in an effort to continue the momentum, Lady O is going to sit down with Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to discuss their friendship, the challenges they’ve faced and their romantic relationships.
It probably won’t get the same type of views as the Kardashian interview, but I know I’m interested.
Oprah will interview the trio for her show “Oprah’s Next Chapter” next Sunday at 8 p.m. on OWN of course.
What about you, are you interested to hear what these three have to say?
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