Jocks And Stiletto Jill // ESPN meets Sex and the City http://jocksandstilettojill.com ESPN meets Sex & The CIty. Sports and Pop Culture Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:15:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Rihanna to ink $1 million deal with Puma http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/rihanna-to-ink-1-million-deal-with-puma/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/rihanna-to-ink-1-million-deal-with-puma/#respond Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:34:38 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96601 rihanna

Rihanna is a fashion icon. Now she’s looking to add her stamp on the world of athletic fashion. The New York Daily News reports that Rihanna will ink a $1 million deal with Puma to design sneakers and streetwear.

The deal will also contain an exclusivity clause, meaning no Adidas or Nike while she’s out and about. Rihanna had a promotional deal with Nike in the past.

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking of Puma, Solange just released her latest collection with the brand, “wild wonder”

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Snow storm causes NFL to move Bills vs. Jets to Monday in Detroit http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/snow-storm-causes-nfl-to-move-bills-vs-jets-to-monday-in-detroit/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/snow-storm-causes-nfl-to-move-bills-vs-jets-to-monday-in-detroit/#respond Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:10:19 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96594 Bills-Stadium

Buffalo, New York is in the midst of a crippling snow storm that has paralyzed the city. Over six feet of snow has fallen over the last three days which has caused the NFL to move Sunday’s home match up against the Jets to a whole other city. Bills vs. Jets will take place on Monday at 7:00 PM  at Ford Field in Detroit.

“Public safety resources in western New York must be fully available to deal with the recovery from the storm,” the NFL said in a statement.

Initially, the Bills hoped to clear Ralph Wilson Stadium in time for Sunday’s 1 p.m. scheduled kickoff, offering $10 per hour and free game tickets to fans who could help shovel out the stadium.

“It is not practical to play a game in Orchard Park in the condition that our community is in,” Bills president Russ Brandon said earlier Thursday, before the NFL announced the site change. “It really wasn’t an option to try to play the game at any point Sunday, Monday or even potentially Tuesday based on what the forecast is.”

Tickets to the game will be free. Check out photos and video players posted to Instagram and Twitter this week of the snow fall.

 

Fred Jackson decided to recreate the hit Disney movie “Frozen” for his daughters. Super sweet.

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Charlotte Hornets’ Jeffery Taylor won’t appeal 24-game suspension http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/charlotte-hornets-jeffery-taylor-wont-appeal-24-game-suspension/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/charlotte-hornets-jeffery-taylor-wont-appeal-24-game-suspension/#respond Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:29:22 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96566 jeffery-taylor

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor has been suspended for 24 games without pay by the NBA. Taylor plead guilty to misdemeanor domestic assault and malicious destruction of hotel property, stemming from an incident with a “girlfriend” last September.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver went beyond the standard 10-game suspension for a violent offense. The current climate in professional sports following the NFL’s gaffe in handling the Ray Rice incident.

Taylor has already missed 11 games and will sit out an additional 13. That’s about fourth of the NBA’s 82 game schedule.He will lose $199,689 of his $915,000 salary.

“This suspension is necessary to protect the interests of the NBA and the public’s confidence in it,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a release Wednesday. “Mr. Taylor’s conduct violates applicable law and, in my opinion, does not conform to standards of morality and is prejudicial and detrimental to the NBA.”

 

Taylor, 25, is in his third NBA season. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation. As part of his probation, he must complete 26 weeks in a domestic violence intervention program.

The NBA conducted an investigation into Taylor’s arrest in an East Lansing, Michigan, hotel the morning of Sept. 25 after an altercation with a woman with whom he was having a romantic relationship.

Taylor and the woman were drinking heavily and a loud argument ensued, prompting hotel guests to call security, the NBA release said. The argument escalated, and Taylor shoved the woman in a violent manner into the hallway, where she fell to the ground and struck her head on an opposite door.

The release also said Taylor slapped her arm and punched a hole in the wall near his hotel room. The woman had marks on her upper arm and a bump on her head but declined medical treatment, the report said.

Taylor was arrested by East Lansing police officers and, according to the NBA investigation, was “belligerent and uncooperative.”

Taylor’s charge will be dismissed if he completes all the requirements of the program that include alcohol counseling and community service.

“While the suspension is significantly longer than prior suspensions for incidents of domestic violence by NBA players, it is appropriate in light of Mr. Taylor’s conduct, the need to deter similar conduct going forward, and the evolving social consensus — with which we fully concur — that professional sports leagues like the NBA must respond to such incidents in a more rigorous way,” Silver said in the statement.

New NBA Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts said they would appeal the decision at Taylor’s discretion. Taylor declined. I know some might be confused as to why a woman would want to appeal a domestic violence punishment. Roberts job as head of the union is to protect the players and their rights. The punishment is over the limits as laid out in the CBA. Ensuing that the players interest are protected is the union’s job. If you allow the NBA and Adam Silver to make things up as they go along, things could get tricky later down the line.

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Beyonce drops 7/11 [Video] http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/beyonce-drops-711-video/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/beyonce-drops-711-video/#respond Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:56:39 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96585 Beyonce-7:11

There’s been a lot of attempts to break the internet over the past week or so. Beyonce is good at swooping down and dropping something on us out of nowhere. On Friday King Bey dropped a video for 7/11. It’s a new song featured on the re-issue of her “Beyonce” album which is set to drop next week.

We should’ve known something was coming because it seemed odd that the day before the video dropped, Bey was walking around New York sipping on a slurpee.

Needless to say, this video is EVERYTHING! It appears that the video was shot with an iPhone. At one point you can see Bey holding the selfie stick and a cameo by Blue Ivy on the bed. Simple, yet so creative.

In real life, this is me everyday around my house! Owwwwwwww

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One-on-One interview with LA Kiss DB Romeo Pellum on Arena league, CTE & more http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/one-on-one-interview-with-la-kiss-db-romeo-pellum-on-arena-league-cte-more/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/one-on-one-interview-with-la-kiss-db-romeo-pellum-on-arena-league-cte-more/#respond Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:12:07 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96571 LA-Kiss

In professional basketball, if you don’t make it to the NBA, there are options like the D-League, or overseas teams, that keep you on NBA scouts radar. The NFL doesn’t have an official minor league system like the NBA does with the D-League, but athletes can head to Canada and play in the CFL, or get into arena football in the U.S.

The city of Los Angeles welcomed a new team this year co-owned by two members of the 70’s Rock legendary band, Kiss; Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. The team ended their first season with a 3-13 record, but were second in the league for attendance, averaging over 10,000 fans per game. The roster saw  high turnover due to injury. 70 players shuffled through the 21-man roster.

Romeo Pellum is a DB who played in 12 of the Kiss’ 18-games this season. The 25-year old is from Long Beach, played college ball at Washington State, and had a quick stop in  NFL training camp with the Carolina Panthers.

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Romeo still has NFL aspirations, I talked to him about the current state of the NFL, what it’s like playing in the arena league and if he has concerns about CTE. Romeo suffered a, in his words “bad” concession while playing in college at Washington State.

Jill: How was the experience playing in the inaugural season for the LA Kiss with rock legends as owners? Was it a different type of experience for you?
PELLUM: Ya, definitely different, we’re basically in the limelight out here (Los Angeles) because of our owners, and because of the name Kiss,  it’s different than any other arena football team.  When people think of arena football, they don’t think of, you know, “football.” But, when you look at Kiss, that kinda brands us, you know, and put us at a higher level than other teams as far as branding. Because of our owners and, the way that they did it, it was pretty smart, each home game you get basically a half time show and a live band and all that stuff, and you get all the fans that come out, the football fans, Kiss fans, and they all come together and they watch us play and I think those are the best games in the world.

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Jill:  Had you heard of KISS before you joined the team? Were you familiar with any of their music or their status?
PELLUM: Uhh, I honestly didn’t. I knew that song “I wanna rock and roll all niiight…” I knew that song but I didn’t know KISS, it was by KISS.
Jill:  LA hasn’t had a football team in like twenty years. How does it feel being a part of football; being that you’re from Long Beach, right down the street, to play at home?
PELLUM: Ya, I mean it’s awesome, I mean it’s like a blessing you know, I get to be by my family and friends. They get to come watch me play. Um, I haven’t played here since high school; to be able to, you know, play at home, you know, basically it’s my job, I work at home and I get to do what I love at home, there’s no better feeling than that, you know. You know, people come from all over and I’m just blessed to be able to be here year round for my son, you know. He gets to watch all my games at home, you know. That’s awesome.

Jill:  What’s the difference moving from playing  in college or in the NFL, to playing in the arena league?

PELLUM:  Well, of course the field is smaller. Ummm, it’s fifty yards long and about twenty seven yards wide. That’s the biggest, biggest difference right there; is the field size. You have walls on the sideline, there’s no sideline. There’s walls right there. So I mean, you can go over the wall, you can hit the wall. Being a defensive player, there’s a wide receiver, he has a running start at you. So, he can run towards you before the ball is snapped so he has, he’s already going full speed when he cross the line of scrimmage, and you know that’s tough for a DB.

Romeo’s goal is to get into the NFL. He believes his skills could be a good fit for the Jets, Colts or Chargers to name a few teams. I asked him if he worries about CTE. CTE has been a headline topic this year following a lawsuit filed against the NFL by former players. Romeo coaches a pop warner team and has a three-year old son.

Jill:   You’ve played, probably, football all your life. What do you think about the lawsuits that are happening between the NFL and some former players about CTE? Is it something that you think about? Is that something that you consider regarding your own career? Would you let  your son play football?

PELLUM: Oh, of course, ya. He’s my son. He already runs around cause I coached my little brother’s Pop Warner team, so my son goes out there to practice running around, and you know, as soon as he’s able to play, once he’s old enough, he’ll play.

But I do take concussion serious. I got a concussion my freshman year at Washington State where I was unconscious for a second. It was really, really bad. I know that that it’ll probably affect me long term, but I love this game and I’m not gonna let a concussion stop me from playing unless it was really, really serious, you know, life threatening. But my brother and my son, they’ll continue to play football if that’s what they want to do.

The NFL game is changing, and its impacting defensive players. I wanted to know if those affects were showing up in the arena league.

Jill:   What do you think about some of the rule changes that are affecting the NFL? With hits and the targeting area? Do you think that that it affects your game or that it will? Does it take away some of your passion for it because their sorta stripping down the game from where it was organically?

PELLUM:   Ya, I mean, I wouldn’t say it takes the passion away but, it kinda makes this offensive game because defense, I mean, you’re supposed to stop the person with the ball. You’re supposed to hit the person with the ball. And all these rules, it’s making it hard. You’re scared to hit somebody because you’re scared that you’re gonna get ejected; or you’re scared you’re gonna get fined. You know, stuff like that. And I just, I don’t know, it’s like it’s soft.

Jill:  Eventually, football is not going to be what you grew up with. Does it make feel differently about the game? Or will you keep adjusting your game if need be?

PELLUM:  You’re always gonna have to keep adjusting the game, once you love something you love it, well that’s for me at least. I’ll always love football no matter if I’m playing, coaching or watching. I’ll forever love this game. But, it kinda takes an element out of your game, you know, for DB’s or defensive players, if you’re like a guy that loves to hit, and that’s your strength, like you’re a hitter and you can’t do that to your full potential because of the rules, it kinda takes a part of your game away. And that…

Jill:   What’s your favorite part about playing football?

PELLUM:  I love the game and the experience. I got a lotta experience playing college and professional football. And I get to travel,  I went to Canada, I’ve been to almost every, every state in the US. because of football. I’m just blessed because a lot of people don’t get to do that. You know, travel and do what you love to do

Romeo does a lot of work in his community, mentoring kids who are growing up in a similar environment, and may not have positive male role models in their life.

 

photos via Romeo Pellum

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Raiders almost get offside penalty after extended celebration [Video] http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/raiders-almost-get-offside-penalty-after-extended-celebration-video/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/raiders-almost-get-offside-penalty-after-extended-celebration-video/#respond Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:12:18 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96560 Raiders-Celebrate

The Oakland Raiders have finally won their first home game of the 2014 NFL season in week 12. The Raiders beat the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football 24-20.

In fact, at one point, the Raiders almost got an offsides penalty because they were busy celebrating. Justin Tuck called timeout and saved his teammates. The Raiders went on to hold on 4th down and get their 1st win of the year.

 

How much Dap can you give??? I know he better buy Justin Tuck a gift, can you imagine how this would’ve went if the Chiefs scored?

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Flashback Friday: A look back at the career of former NBA star Isaiah “JR” Rider http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/flashback-friday-a-look-back-at-the-career-of-former-nba-star-isaiah-jr-rider/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/flashback-friday-a-look-back-at-the-career-of-former-nba-star-isaiah-jr-rider/#respond Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:06:40 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96553 JR-Rider

Today is Flashback Friday. I recently came across a Ball is Life post for an upcoming documentary on former NBA star, Isaiah “JR” Rider. If you aren’t familiar with JR, let me give you the back story.

JR was once the NBA’s poster child for trouble yet talented. Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian once said JR was “probably the most talented player I have ever coached.” JR averaged 29.1 points per game his senior season at UNLV in 1992-93.

There were hints of problems to come with JR. After bouncing through 2 junior colleges – and problems staying academically eligible – while at UNLV, JR was arrested and spent a night in jail for assaulting a drive-through attendant at Jack in the Box. He allegedly threw a shake in the guy’s face cause it was vanilla instead of strawberry.

Rider went on to be drafted 5th in the 1993 draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves – he guaranteed he’d win the dunk contest the day he was drafted. He did it.

During his six-plus seasons in the NBA, rider was arrested for assault, gambling and weed. We can’t forget that one of his arrests included possessing an illegal cell phone that was flipped to charge his calls to someone else’s cell. How 90’s I bet it was a Motorola Star-Tac, that was the go to baller phone in the 90’s.

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Rider was apart of five NBA teams, and won a ring with the Lakers during year one of the Kobe, Phil Jackson and Shaq three-peat era.

He was traded from the Timberwolves to the Trail Blazers, then to the Atlanta Hawks, signed with the Lakers as a free agent, and had a brief stint with the Denver Nuggets – he showed up two days late to training camp.

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In 1999, he was suspended for going into the stands during a game with the Golden State Warriors. He once reportedly threatened to have a reporter killed. He also threatened to have his teammate Dikembe Mutumbo killed. At one point, he was arrested on a rape allegation.

 

Things didn’t get better in his immediate post-league years. rider was arrested three times in 2008. Those arrests included:

  • January 2008 confrontation with a taxi driver. Rider had a warrant out for his arrest for illegal possession of a firearm AND another warrant for grand theft.
  • March 2008 possession of a controlled substance and driving on a suspended license in San Rafael – that’s in the Bay Area for those not familiar. He was then arrested later that month in LA for grand theft.

Three more arrests in 2010 some of those incidents involving his fianceé at the time.

  • Arrested in Mesa, AZ for assaulting his fianceé, not paying a cab driver and allegedly kidnapping his one month old son

But Rider has fought his way through all of this and now at 43, his life is on a different path. This is the most recent trailer for his upcoming documentary, “My Testimony: Raw & Uncut.”

 

January 2015 is the scheduled release date and I can’t wait to check it out.

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Sacramento Kings honor Chris Webber [photos] http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/sacramento-kings-honor-chris-webber-photos/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/sacramento-kings-honor-chris-webber-photos/#respond Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:39:47 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96546 Bibby-Cwebb

Chris Webber was one of the keys to the Sacramento Kings success in the early 2000’s.  From 2001-2004 the cowbells were ringing – that’s a Phil Jackson reference from the heated Lakers vs. Kings playoff rivalries- Sacramento won 55, 61, 59, 55 respectively.  Those teams were led by Webber and Jason “white chocolate” Williams for a year (2000-2001) before the Kings traded Williams for Mike Bibby.

The Kings are finally pulling it together thanks to players like DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins and Rudy Gay leading the newest wave. Thursday saw the franchise pay tribute to their former stars, and retire CWebb’s jersey.

 

Webber’s jersey was a tad dirty. Wonder who missed that?

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Shantel Jackson covers up Floyd Mayweather tatt [Photos] http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/shantel-jackson-covers-up-floyd-mayweather-tatt-photos/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/shantel-jackson-covers-up-floyd-mayweather-tatt-photos/#respond Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:31:32 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96535 Shantel-Nelly

Shantel Jackson has moved on from boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. to rapper Nelly. During her engagement to Floyd, Shantel would get a heart tatt for her every match that he won on her wrist.

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But now that the relationship is beyond over – and probably not coming back considering she has a pending lawsuit against him – Shantel decided to get the tatt covered. The old tattoo featured a pair of red boxing gloves on her inner wrist, with the red hearts signifying each win in the ring. here’s the cover up by tattoo artist Jeremy Swan.

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Recap: Game Night with Jill Munroe [Photos] http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/recap-game-night-with-jill-munroe-photos/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/recap-game-night-with-jill-munroe-photos/#respond Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:30:04 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96515  

Game-Night

This NFL season saw the birth of Game Night with Jill Munroe sponsored by LA authentic and the Verizon NFL app.

Game Night is a Monday Night Football viewing and tailgate experience, where fans eat, drink and get social. In addition to watching the premier game of the week, the night includes music by DJ R-Tistic of In the Nine productions, raffle prizes and of course, trash talk. The fun also extends to social media with trivia questions via Instagram and Twitter for additional prizes.

The first series was held at The ManCave Ultimate Sports Bar in LA.

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Don’t miss out on the next series! You never know who might show up.

NBA Analyst Jalen Rose

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Pilar Sanders releases audio of son claiming Deion Sanders is abusive http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/pilar-sanders-releases-audio-of-son-claiming-deion-sanders-is-abusive/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/pilar-sanders-releases-audio-of-son-claiming-deion-sanders-is-abusive/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:19:36 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96499 Deion-vs-Pialr-Sanders-Child-Abuse

Former NFL/MLB star Deion Sanders and his ex-wife Pilar Sanders’ divorce was NASTY. Pilar lost custody of the couple’s three children, but that wasn’t the end of this story. At the time, Pilar accused Deion of spousal abuse,  now it seems as if those allegations have extended to their children.  “Primetime” is the latest athlete to be accused of child abuse.

In a recording posted online by Pilar, their youngest daughter, Shelomi is describing an alleged attack on her brother at the hands of Deion

via RadarOnline:

Deion won sole custody of their two sons — Shilo, 14, and Shedeur, 12 — and daughter Shelomi, 10, in a bitter child custody battle last year that continues to be waged in the media.

Pilar tweeted Wednesday a link to the recording she apparently made of two of her children talking about their father’s alleged physical abuse. “Justice shall take its course,” she wrote.

“Daddy kicked Shilo and choked him and kept on swinging him places and hitting him,” Shelomi is heard saying in a phone call to her mother.

“He did what?” Pilar Sanders is heard asking.

“Daddy choked Shilo and just kept on throwing him places, kicked him and he kept on hitting him,” she responded.

The YouTube post also includes an audio clip apparently of Shedeur, who is allegedly heard telling his mother that “before court happened, Daddy told me and Shilo that if we chose him we can go over to your house whenever we want.”

He didn’t tell his mother about the coaching from his father “because I was going to get a whooping,” he apparently said, but was disclosing it at the time the tape was made, because “I’m in a bad situation.”

“That’s threat and coercion, sweetheart,” Pilar told him.

Deion and his representatives did not immediately respond to Radar’s request for comment Wednesday, but he posted a series of shots of himself, apparently happy, shopping with daughter Shelomi.

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Marshawn Lynch fined $100K for not speaking to media http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/marshawn-lynch-fined-100k-for-not-speaking-to-media/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/marshawn-lynch-fined-100k-for-not-speaking-to-media/#respond Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:03:34 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96493 Marshan-Lynch

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is a favorite among his teammates. But his relationship with management has been shaky this season, starting off with his training camp hold out. It’s no secret that “Beastmode” isn’t about that media life. Lynch has been fined $100K by the NFL for avoiding the media.

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Paul George interning with Pacers PR while injured http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/paul-george-interning-with-pacers-pr-while-injured/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/paul-george-interning-with-pacers-pr-while-injured/#respond Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:33:11 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96483 Paul-George-PR-intern

Paul George had a rough year PR wise. The beef between PG and his daughter Olivia’s mother, the Pacers chemistry issues last season, catfish drama, and an ill advised tweet regarding the Ray Rice situation. But a misstep can become a stepping stone to better things.

George is out for the season after breaking his leg during a scrimmage this summer for USA basketball. While away from the hardwood, George has decided to undertake something new, PR intern.

 

I think this is a good idea, players don’t fully understand the mechanics of PR and how it works. This experience is probably extremely beneficial, I’m sure he and PR became good friends over the last year.

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Swaggy P Magic? Lakers win 2nd game in a row with Nick Young return http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/swaggy-p-magic-lakers-win-2nd-game-in-a-row-with-nick-young-return/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/swaggy-p-magic-lakers-win-2nd-game-in-a-row-with-nick-young-return/#respond Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:10:32 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96478 Nick-Young

Nick Young returned to the Lakers bench on Tuesday against the Atlanta Hawks. The result, WIN. Wednesday night the Lakers faced off against the Houston Rockets, and once again Nick, along with Kobe, came up big!

Two in a row for the first time this season, the Lakers are now 3-9 on the season. Don’t laugh, that’s improvement. Kobe credit Young during a post game interview.  Young scored 19 at Atlanta and 18 against the Rockets.

 

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The Swaggy Effect!

Dwight Howard was a late scratch for this game. The reported issue was a knee problem. While Dwight was a bit gimpy at the Rockets game against the Grizzlies the night before, most suspect the real reason for his absence was wanting to avoid the LA media in the wake of child abuse allegations.

 

photos via Instagram

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Vince Carter moved to tears after Raptors tribute [video] http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/vince-carter-moved-to-tears-after-raptors-tribute-video/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/vince-carter-moved-to-tears-after-raptors-tribute-video/#respond Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:37:47 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96474 vince-carter-moved-totears-Raptors-tribute

Vince Carter was the player that made the Toronto Raptors relevant during the late 90’s – early 00’s. “Air Canada” wowed fans with high flying dunks, and winning the dunk contest, but his exit from Toronto wasn’t pleasant. It’s been 13 years since VC left, and Wednesday night the Raptors paid tribute to him when he returned with the Memphis Grizzlies.

For the first time, there were no boos when Carter’s name was announced. The moment brought Vince to tears.

Raptors win 96-92.

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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps’ sidepiece he met on Tinder reveals she used to be a man http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/olympic-swimmer-michael-phelps-sidepiece-he-met-on-tinder-reveals-she-used-to-be-a-man/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/olympic-swimmer-michael-phelps-sidepiece-he-met-on-tinder-reveals-she-used-to-be-a-man/#respond Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:20:05 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96467 Michael-Phelps-Chandler

I have an interesting scenario for you. You want to step out on your significant other, so you use the Tinder App – that’s a matchmaking app that uses GPS technology, to connect people within a specific distance radius for “dates” or whatever. You meet, hook up, she runs to the blogs, and then the other shoe drops…

Olympic medalist Michael Phelps is allegedly going through this right now. And he just discovered that his sidepiece used to have a penis.

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Deets via Daily Mail

Michael Phelps’ girlfriend Taylor Lianne Chandler has just made a shocking admission.

In a post on her Facebook, Chandler is revealing she was actually born a boy, and named David Roy Fitch at birth.

As a teenager however Chandler went on testosterone blockers and had her name changed and then, in her early twenties, underwent corrective surgery to get rid of her male genitalia.

Curious as to how she and Michael Phelps met?

She is also revealing how in love she is with Phelps, and how they two clicked after meeting on Tinder.
‘Spending time with him was like a teenage love affair,’ she says.

‘I have never felt so comfortable and accepted in every way as I did with him.’

She had previously detailed their first date, to a Baltimore Ravens games, to the National Enquirer.
‘One thing led to the next, and we made love during halftime,’ she says.

‘Later, we had sex again. The intimacy with him was amazing! It was the first time in my life that someone has made me feel like a true woman.’

Now however, Chandler thinks Phelps may leave her after telling her truth.

‘I am probably going to lose him because he is a brand that his team wants to protect and things since he went to rehab came to my attention that didn’t put him or our relationship in the best light,’ she says.

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When is appropriate to open up and reveal that sort of information to someone you’re potentially going to have a sexual relationship with? And shouldn’t you alert then PRIOR to announcing it on social media or in the press? I’m just asking. Phelps recently completed a stint in rehab behind a drunk driving incident. Chandler claims to have been with him when he was stopped for his most recent DUI.

Phelps reportedly has a girlfriend, Win McMurray.

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Dwight Howard upset Royce Reed took their son to Hooters http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/dwight-howard-upset-royce-reed-took-their-son-to-hooters/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/dwight-howard-upset-royce-reed-took-their-son-to-hooters/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:40:03 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96418 dwight-Howard-Royce-reed-custody

Dwight Howard vs. Royce Reed via the media round, 874. Howard and Reed’s son Braylon celebrated his seventh birthday yesterday. Reed celebrated with a class party and later took Braylon to Hooters. This apparently set Howard off who now claims that this is just the latest example of Reed exposing their son to sexual situations.

A seven-year-old boy should be having his birthday at Chuck E. Cheese’s, NOT Hooters … so claims Dwight Howard, who is using the pic to prove to a judge his baby mama has bad judgment.

In court docs, Howard has accused Reed of exposing Braylon to sexual situations. Howard claims the 7-year-old has witnessed Reed engage in sexual acts with her “numerous companions.”

We’re told Howard believes this photo is just the latest example of his son being exposed to sex.

A source close to Royce says her son’s birthday party was at a Monkey Joe’s bounce house earlier in the day — with his classmates — and she merely stopped at Hooters for food. The source also says Royce has never had any man in and out of her house, and has never exposed Braylon to sex.

The two are currently locked in another custody battle, with Reed accusing Howard of child abuse, and Howard claiming Royce is a bad mother who is just a gold digger, using their son as a pawn.

Royce responded with an Instagram post claiming Howard’s lawyer is leaking stories.

Dear Dwight’s Attorneys, Stop trying to turn the world against me by leaking all this stuff to the media. You can’t hide that well. Also, you can only bully and lie on me so much in the media before I respond. I am asking you to refrain from leaking false allegations you have no proof of & never will because they’re all lies. As far as “exposing him” you have 5.5million followers on Twitter & abt 900k on IG in comparison to my 160k. Last I checked your main pic had Bray in it & as I scroll through your post I see PLENTY of photos & videos of him as well so try again (don’t try to delete now, we already have screen captures). Oh & who are alllll these men??? I need names because last I checked I was using batteries and I only have 1 child not 4…or 5… By different ppl. I have an army too and mine aren’t paid they’re genuine. We go by truth WITH PROOF! So…. With that being said, I’d REALLY like to get back to my regularly scheduled Instagram post & handle this in the court…. Thank you

]]> http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/dwight-howard-upset-royce-reed-took-their-son-to-hooters/feed/ 1 10 year Anniversary of the “Malice at the Palace” http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/10-year-anniversary-of-the-malice-at-the-palace/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/10-year-anniversary-of-the-malice-at-the-palace/#respond Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:10:11 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96410 Your Sports Fact of the week:

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On November 19, 2004, the “Malice at the Palace” took place. A brawl between the visiting Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons. The two teams had faced off against each other at the end of the prior season in the Eastern Conference finals. From there, the Pistons would go on to beat the Lakers for the 2004 NBA title.

There was less than a minute left in the game when the fight that was the catalyst for mayhem started. With 45.9 seconds remaining in the game, and the Pacers up 97–82. Pistons’ center Ben Wallace received a hard foul from was fouled hard from Ron Artest – currently known as Metta World Peace or Panda if you’re in China. Wallace responded by shoving Artest in the face with both hands, players from both teams got involved in an attempt to keep Wallace and Artest separated.

During the confusion, Artest, being the clown he was at the time, laid down on the scorer’s table. Wallace, who threw a towel at Artest, and then a fan got involved by throwing a cup of soda on Artest.

From that point, it was ON. Artest ran into the stands. So did more of teammates. Stephen Jackson – probably the most “about that life NBAer on recent record – Jermaine O’Neal, Fred Jones were all involved in the brawl that saw players and fans slugging it out on TV.

The end result, nine players suspended for a total of 146 games,  $11 million in salary being lost by the players. Five players were also charged with assault, but eventually sentenced to a year of probation and community service. Five fans were also charged and banned from attending Pistons home games for life.

It also caused the NBA to rethink its security measures and limit the sale of alcohol towards the end of games. Today on Twitter, Metta World Peace said that was the worst day of his life.

 

 

Where were you when the “Malice at the Palace” broke out.

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Olympic Gold medalist Carmelita Jeter giving back to Gardena http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/olympic-gold-medalist-carmelita-jeter-giving-back-to-gardena/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/olympic-gold-medalist-carmelita-jeter-giving-back-to-gardena/#respond Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:28:28 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96397  

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Last weekend I attended a networking brunch for women in entertainment, put together by digital marketing strategist, Karen Civil. While there I met Olympic Gold medalist, and the fastest woman in the world, Carmelita Jeter. Carmelita, like me is from the LA area. Carmelita grew up in Gardena, and this weekend she plans on giving back to that neighborhood.

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On Saturday, November 22nd,  Jeter will hold a turkey give-a-way from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Rowley Park in Gardena, CA for families in need this Thanksgiving season.

“My number one goal is to bring unity, support and opportunities to the city of Gardena. Gardena is where I grew up, so this is home for me,” Carmelita Jeter said. “So for me to come back and give love here is a no brainer – to positively affect the community where I grew up is a must.”

 

Currently Jeter is training for the 2015 World Championship in Beijing, and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jeter won several medals in the 2012 Olympics; Gold in the 4x100m relay, Silver in the 100m and Bronze in the 200m. Additionally, Carmelita anchored the 2012 US Olympic 4x100m relay team.

 

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Floyd Mayweather Jr’s 15-year old son called him a coward for hitting his mother http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/floyd-mayweather-jrs-15-year-old-son-called-him-a-coward-for-hitting-his-mother/ http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2014/11/floyd-mayweather-jrs-15-year-old-son-called-him-a-coward-for-hitting-his-mother/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:42:49 +0000 http://jocksandstilettojill.com/?p=96390 Floyd-Mayweather-son

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s 15-year-old son, Koraun called his dad a coward in a recent interview. His mother, Josie L. Harris was being interviewed discussing the September 2010 incident where Floyd was arrested and eventually jailed for attacking Harris in front of their children.

Koraun was 11 years-old at the time, he’s who ran to get the police to help his mother.

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portion of Koraun’s handwritten statement

 

“So I ran and I tried to go through the front door to go to the (security) gate,” Koraun said. “But then his friend (McNair) came through the door and blocked off the stairway for me to go through.

“Then I went back into my room and locked the door and then ran back out my bathroom and then hopped over the gate and went to the main entrance gate. I just told (the guard) that my mom was getting hurt and to call the ambulance and the police.”

Floyd reportedly attacked Harris after discovering text messages between she and NBA player CJ Watson.

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Harris is now speaking out about the incident in a new book she is attempting to get published. Since the incident in 2010, Harris has posted photo of herself boo’d up with Floyd in bed  in 2013. In 2014,  she had a war of words   with Floyd’s ex-fiance Shantel Jackson-  who has a pending lawsuit against Floyd thatcontains domestic assault allegations- plus an altercation with Melissa Brim, mother of Floyd’s other daughter, Yaya. Floyd cheated on Harris with Brim, and he’s been actively promoting her new Las Vegas boutique. The first excerpts Harris leaked from her book contained details of the night she walked in and found Brim and Mayweather in bed together.

But Harris says the Ray Rice elevator incident made her realize she was suffering from battered women’s syndrome.

“I was a battered woman,” Harris said. “I felt embarrassed about saying I was a battered woman. I felt shame. I felt like it was my fault. What did I do? I didn’t understand what a battered woman was at that time. Now I know I was in a very dysfunctional, hostile relationship and a victim of domestic violence.”

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