Shelle Knows: D Wade and Now Mrs.Gabrielle Union-Wade

Mr and Mrs. Wade

Over the weekend Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade tied the knot in a beautiful location that even the guest were surprised to arrive at. Saturday Aug 30, 2014, Union and Wade were married at the stunning Chateau Artisan castle in a black-and-white themed affair. The men guest wore black tuxedo’s with a gifted bow tie by wade and the ladies wore white gowns. Union also wore a white gown in which was designed by Dennis Basso gown from Kleinfeld Bridal.

Many of the details for the big day were decided by the groom, Union revealed to Ellen DeGeneres this past February.

“Secretly this is his princess moment,” she joked of her love’s wedding planning joy. “He has waited for this for a long time. He’s been hoarding bridal magazines. He’s very ready… Every aspect — aspects I didn’t even know went into wedding planning — he is on. To have a centerpiece or not have a centerpiece? He has very strong opinions. No centerpieces. Who cares? He does!”

Wade Family

Carmelo and Lala Anthony

We do know that John Legend sang at the wedding with his signature melody “All of Me.” There were not may pictures released from the wedding as the bride and groom made sure of and revealed a couple of pictures of their own. There were a lot of high-profile guest like athletes , colleagues, artist, actresses and actors.

This is the second marriage for Wade, who was previously married to his high school sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches from 2002 to 2007. It is also Union’s second marriage, as she was wed to NFL player Chris Howard from 2001 to 2005.

It is so nice to see black love come together no matter the break up, hard trials or busy schedule. Love in this case trumps everything and I wish them many years of love.

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Shelle Knows: Browns Chooses QB

Browns have picked Brian Hoyer to start as the Quarterback for the 2014 NFL season.  The Cleveland Browns chose Hoyer over Johnny Manziel based up leadership skills and readiness. I am sure that Manziel poor performance and lack of good judgment helped the coaching staff make this decision a little easier.  Browns announced their selection via twitter as seen below.

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BREAKING: Brian Hoyer to lead Browns, named starting quarterback.

Shelle Knows: Football Season Is Back!

Well hello Shelle Knows readers. I know I know it has been a while since I have written some bold opinion to go along with the sports news that has been swirling around. The drought is now over as football season is starting this weekend as we enter into training camp!

I want to interact with the readers more so I will do less writing and more reading of what your opinions are this season. Sounds fun right? Well it will be as long as you all participate! I know I will have the Steeler fans participate but I also want to hear what the other NFL team fans have to say about their team this year.

So here is your opportunity to voice your opinions, expectations and assumptions of how the season will go for your team. Leave your comment below and we can have a full out discussion on you all see this season unfolding.

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Shelle Knows: Just A Quickie

Hey guys, I’m back! I know I have been gone for a little longer than I expected. Let’s catch up a little then. Since the last time I have blogged I was in the midst of starting a new position where I hold a lot of responsibility, so it limits the time I have to write. No excuses though I think I have settled in well enough where I can share all my views and opinions with you all now.
Let’s not get confused though. Just because I have not been blogging does not mean I haven’t been tuned in on the ups and downs of what has been happening throughout the sports world. In my opinion I see a lot of things have been getting very “messy.”
Affairs, racism, betrayal, and petty social media arguments.

Donald Sterling and Mistress (long black hair)

Donald Sterling and Mistress (long black hair)

Let’s recap; Donald Sterling is an ignorant idiot who happens to represent what most owners believe in and out of the sports world. I am not surprised by any of his remarks only because this is not the first I have ever heard one speak of minorities in such a degrading manner. This man is a very elderly rich man who was stripped of something that could have lived in his family for years. Now he feels the need to fight back but for what? You were caught red-handed and exposed by your side chick who happens to be a minority. You said it now stand by it!
But oh well next.

Paul-GeorgeIf you have followed me the past two NBA season you would know that the love I have for Paul George from the Indiana Pacer’s is borderline DELUSIONAL. Yes, I will admit it but anyways… He has caught HELL this season on and off the court. He has been wrapped up in stripper baby mama rumors and has been exposed by a “gay” man. George has responded to those rumors and does not deny that he may be the father to the strippers baby. He owned up to the fact that there is a possibility that she is carrying his baby. Also, George stated that the pictures of him naked are pictures of him but was not catfished and exposed by a gay man. He says he knows the “bitter” female who has leaked the pictures and those rumors has since died down.
Now that the Pacers have survived the first round of the NBA finals against the Atlanta Hawks, George is being blamed for the lack of help and talent Roy Hibbert has been producing in these finals. Before the playoffs Hibbert stated that there were ball hogs on the teams insinuating that he was referring to George. Now a rumor surfaced that George slept with Hibbert’s girlfriend (whoever his girlfriend may be).
Once again, Paul George took to Instagram to clear up the false rumor and posted a picture of his teammates Hibbert, Hill, and himself fishing hashtags Brothers. The only thing the Pacer’s need to focus on is building Hibbert’s confidence back so that they can make it past the Washington Wizards and continue on.
Next up, Floyd Money Mayweather.
97371980JJ006_FLOYD_MAYWEATFriday, May 2nd 2014 before Mayweather’s PPV fight on Saturday, Mayweather decided to stir the pot on social media with his ex, Ms. Jackson. He exposed the fact that the real reason the two broke up was because she aborted his twins because she did not want to lose her figure. Mayweather said he does not believe in abortions and felt she was being selfish. Well since Ms. Jackson is now dating Nelly the rapper. Mayweather threw fire his was and started social media frenzy. In my opinion Ms. Jackson is foolish for aborting babies because she did not want to mess up her figure. That was just plain old stupid of her and Mayweather was very petty in how he dealt with the situation.
Point. Blank. Period.
Of course there is much more we could discuss but I’ll save that for a more formal post.
Until then this is enough until the next scandal I’m sure.

Shelle Knows: Kobe Byant Comments About Trayvon Martin

Kobe-Bryant-30000-Points-e1354826718678So, in Kobe’s past interview with the New Yorker’s Ben McGrath he discussed how the Miami Heat collectively taking Trayvon Martin’s side in the George Zimmerman case represented a reflexive racial reaction. The team posed for a provocative picture in hoodies in homage to the slain Florida teenager two years ago.

“I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American,” Bryant told the magazine. “That argument doesn’t make any sense to me. So we want to advance as a society and a culture, but, say, if something happens to an African-American we immediately come to his defense? Yet you want to talk about how far we’ve progressed as a society? Well… then don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American. You sit and you listen to the facts just like you would in any other situation, right? So I won’t assert myself.”

miami-heat-trayvon-martin-hoodiesKobe has been known to make absurd comments on different situation whether they are about race, sports, or humanity.  As a profound “Kobe Lover” I have to say that even this turned me off. As I read his statement about not jumping to support Trayvon because he is black I was taken back but then kind of understood. Kobe is right that as a society we should always pay attention to the facts and not the race when dealing with situations such as Trayvon Martin’s.  He stated correctly that we as a society need to pay attention to the facts as to what happened that night and then take a stand based upon the facts that were put out there.

Where I disagree with Kobe is the insensitivity that he displayed in the interview.  First to knock the stand that Miami heat took for Trayvon Martin was not in good taste.  I understand that Kobe may not agree with the stand and he is entitled to his own opinion whether we like it or not but he should have not smugged the Heat for what they decided to do for Trayvon.

I would have also thought that some compassion would have been shown for a young black male after hearing the FACTS. As we know Kobe grew up in Italy before playing high school basketball in Philadelphia.  I can not comment on how it is for a young black male to be raised in Italy but here in America it is a daily fight to stay alive. 

Black males are seen to be scary criminals when coming in contact with other races.  They see black men as being intimidating and up to no good.  So if Kobe was in Martin’s place im sure the outcome would be no different. They fail to see black men as individuals and more so as a feared race.  Regardless, killing black men based upon yourself feeling threatened is not right. 

If you feel threatened then walk to other way. 

Trayvon did not come after Zimmerman.

 Zimmerman came looking for Trayvon. 

Kobe should have a little more compassion and respect for his race and for the Martin family when giving such a opinionated interview. 

After the fact Kobe Bryan did come back and say Trayvon Martin was WRONGED but I feel as if he should have made that clear in the interview.

 

Shelle Knows: Should Athletes Be Allowed to Use Marijuana

Recently the state of Colorado and Washington has gained attention for legalizing marijuana usage.  On Friday after the Super Bowl press conference the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated that the league had no plans to change its stance on marijuana usage.

“This has been something that has been asked several times and I’ll try to be as clear as I possibly can: It is still an illegal substance on a national basis,” Goodell said. “It’s something that’s part of our collective bargaining agreement with our players. It’s questionable with respect to the positive impact but there is certainly some very strong evidence to the negative impacts, including addiction and other issues.”

imageJets cornerback,Antonio Cromartie was asked  if the NFL should allow medical marijuana? He replied,

“They need to just let it go,” Cromartie told Ashlee Ray of This Is 50. “[Players] just going to do it anyway. They just need to let it go. They need to go ahead and say, ‘Ya’ll go ahead, smoke it, do what you need to do.”

I do not agree nor disagree with the decision to legalize marijuana but I do see the pros and cons of both sides.  Right now even though I am not in the NFL I know like others there are many people who uses marijuana and have been for a while.  Some put up the debate that marijuana is safer to use than alcohol because when you here of athletes getting in trouble or car crashes alcohol is usually the factor and not marijuana.

Yes, that it true but also the first thing that is tested on site is alcohol by blowing into a device where as marijuana has to be taken by a urine, blood or hair test.  So, once you find out the person was drunk they usually do not take the next step in knowing if they were high as well.

Yes, marijuana puts some people in a state of relaxation and the person usually sits in the house when doing it. But that also is because marijuana is not legalized everywhere, so you can not just hang out in the bars smoking away then get into a motorized vehicle to drive off. Also, from experience and other’s testimony, marijuana does not make everyone feel relaxed.  some people become paranoid and act out of character while smoking weed.

It is a drug that is not for everyone but by legalizing marijuana, it gives everyone the ok to do it regardless.  When you are allowed to do certain things people tend to take advantage of it and become reckless doing it.

By keeping a law in place to not allowed to do certain drugs in the NFL helps keep the structure of athletes.

Yes, just like Cromartie said “players will do it anyway” is true and they keep it in secrecy and manage it well enough to not give the league a reason to test them.  In a way  having structure in blocking the legal use of smoking marijuana helps the athlete as well.

Right now the athlete may smoke just enough to function but when you take off the band that athlete may “smoke themselves stupid” because there is no limitations.

If smoking marijuana is that important then use RESPONSIBLY!

Shelle Knows: Predictions & Secrets

2014-01-31 09.16.54Hello SK readers!

Yesterday I posted on my social sites for my followers to ask me any questions they had for me or about me. Either I am not that interesting to know about or I am not that “famous” in social media to be taken “seriously,” but you all left me no questions to answer. Just because you did not ask my anything does not mean I am not about to give you all something dope to read anyway! Pay attention as I’ll give you my thoughts on different topics and I will also share with you a small secret about myself!

Let’s start off with my thoughts on the 2014 SUPER BOWL game this Sunday, Feb 2nd.

Now is my favorite team (Pittsburgh Steelers) in the Super Bowl this year?

No, so why should I care right?

Oh but I do.

The media does such a good job with focusing in on one topic to headline for big games like the Super Bowl, that it makes you more interested in watching the game to see the outcome. This year I am excited to see the highlighted match up of Peyton Manning vs. Richard Sherman. Sherman called out Manning in an interview about his passing game and Manning responded by basically saying just watch.

Now questions begin to loom:

Will Manning throw in Sherman’s direction?

Will Richard Sherman make plays to prove he is the best corner in the league right now?

My thoughts, I will say YES to both of those questions. Both of those players will try to prove as to why they are in the Super Bowl on Sunday and I think they will give us a great show.

My predictions? Denver wins…

Now let’s move on to the NBA world.

Right now the talk is about Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and Paul George.  If I was to choose a MVP for this year I would go with either Durant or George. These two players are young and focused on leading their teams this year.  James and Anthony have been putting up points but have not been able to pick their team up as of now.  A lot can change as basketball season is only coming to the half way mark.

It is too early to call what team will be where at the end of the season but I do know that Durant and George are ready for the challenge.

Now it is time to get a little more personal.

Guys love to say how they want a girl who they can watch sports with.  Well that may be true, but I have never seen a guy pass up on a beautiful female who does not know a thing about sports though.

I think men want to be able to hang with their girlfriend or wife like they do with their friends and sports is usually a common ground.  They honestly want a female to be like the guys in female form.  They find it sexy to play video games, play sports, watch sports, and talk sports, while you in a nice pair of leggings and hair done looking all dolled up.

I guess I just described myself. So why am I single out here?

Something just is not right! (sarcasm)

Ok, so most of you THINK you know about me but there are a lot of things that you may not know. So here is a secret about me that I will share with you. I have never been in a real relationship. Yes, I have had guy friends and have been in these so-called “situationships” but I have never been in a real relationship! Go figure right?

That’s all that I will drown you with today.

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