Shelle Knows: Julius Randle Breaks Leg In The First Game Of The Season

Julius Randle being taken off the court on a stretcher after breaking his right leg.

The NBA started the 2014-2015 season Tuesday October 28th 2014 with some great matchups. The Lakers hosted the Rockets at the Staples Center. The Lakers not only lost the game but also lost their top draft pick Julius Randle to a broken leg. Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle, the team’s top draft choice in June, broke his right leg midway through the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s 108-90 loss to the Houston Rockets.

ESPN reported that Randle, the 19-year-old former University of Kentucky standout who was selected seventh overall in June, was driving to the basket when his right foot buckled and he collapsed on the court. Scott said he was told that other players heard a “pop” when Randle went down.

As the crowd went silent the Lakers veteran, Kobe Bryant went over to comfort Randle as he was laying there grabbing his leg.

“Even for myself, being a veteran and dealing with something like this, it’s tough,” said Bryant, who missed most of last season with two major injuries. “For him being a 19-year-old kid, it’s tough. That’s what we’re here for. We’re here to pick him up and take it day by day.”

In all my years of watching basketball I have never seen such common injury of a broken leg happen. It started with Kevin Ware, Paul George and now Julius Randle all in the 4th quarter of their games.

Bryant added that breaking your leg is a “fluke” injury.

“There’s nothing you can do about that. He worked extremely hard, he trained extremely hard. Then something like this happens, so you’ve kind of got to give yourself up to that and control what you can control, and what happens, happens. And now it’s on him to control how he handles this.”

The next morning Paul George tweeted Randle with some encouraging words letting him know to “trust the process” since he is going through the same thing as well.

Losing Randle is will affect the Lakers early on as it is hard to rebuild a franchise when you lose the top draft pick. We will see the steps the Lakers take from here.

 

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Shelle Knows: Jay Z and Rihanna Take Over Thursday Night Football Theme Song

Looks like Jay Z and Rihanna’s song “Run This Town” will be the new Thursday Night Football theme song.

” This open combine’s one of music’s biggest stars with one of the most dynamic actors in Hollywood,” CBS Sports creative director Pete Radovich shared. “The energy that both talents provide gives the opening to every Thursday night the big-game, primetime feel it deserves. It is a dream scenario for any director.”

The football season open’s tonight with the defending champs, Seattle Seahawks, against the Green Bay Packers.

 

 

Shelle Knows Personal Blog: Consistency and Communication Duhhhhh

Don’t you hate when you meet someone new who you are actually attracted to but never get to actually know. Let me explain. My friends and I seem to deal with this a lot.( Kinda sounds pitiful Yikes!) So this is what made me come to the assumption that this is how it is.

You come across a guy or gal who seems to spark you interest. At that moment you exchange laughs, touches and of course numbers. (If you do not get the number then you never had a chance) Anyways, from that point you begin to text one another to get to know each other. The first time texting is usually the best of times. You do the same old “get to know you questions.” The texts are exchanged quickly and everyone is happy. This stage might last for the first couple of days. You can never be too sure though. As the days pass then so does the communication with each other. See with me, I will not continue to text you first because I need to see if you actually think enough about me to keep me interested. If you do not then I know not to waste my time with you. Here is where the consistency comes into play.

Is it that hard to be consistent if you claim you are interested? A phone call, a text, a simple hey just thinking of you can keep someone interested. But no, that’s not how it always goes right. Instead things get confusing and awkward as to if you should even still try to talk to this person. Consistency and Communication work hand in hand. There really isn’t any scientific method to do either it is just the matter of DOING IT.

How can someone get to know a person who doesn’t have a consistent conversation with the other? How will you know the persons likes, dislikes and uniqueness if all you all can get to is “WYD” “How you doing” and That’s cool.” There is no substance in that conversation. Where is the Introduction Body and Conclusion? Yes this just doesn’t apply to writing an essay but in everything that needs structure. Like communication.

Let’s make this simple. If you are interested in someone talk to them daily. Show them that talking to them isn’t a waste of time and say more than WYD. Start a conversation with substance and let it take its course from there.

Now if you choose to take the non-consistent route then I’m pretty sure you will lose the attention of someone OR you will get someone who is crazy. They may not have been crazy at first but your lack of consistency has turned them crazy and now they are constantly trying to get your attention. Then you are stuck with a crazy guy or gal which you definitely deserve at this point.

If you are reading this and thinking hmmm maybe I should text him or her, then DO IT. Because they are probably sitting there wondering if this situation YALL are in will get anywhere. And to those of you who just got the number for “late night pleasure” then let that be known because it will save you a lot of annoying conversation and wasted time because there is nothing worse than 2 people on 2 different pages. Ya know!

So remember Consistency and Communication. It’s Just that SIMPLE.

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.

Shelle Knows: The Paul George NBA Rule

Paul George laying on the court after his leg breaking injury

Looks like Paul George’s injury has help pass a new NBA rule which is being referred to as the “Paul George Rule. ” This time it is in regards to the photographers and spacing on the floor. As most may know, Paul George suffered a freak accident during a USA scrimmage game where his leg broke because of the limited amount of out-of-bound space. This forced the league into coming up with a rule that may limit future freak accidents from happening by not having as many photographers crowding the floor area as well.

The new regulations, calling for an extra foot of open space on both sides of the basket stanchion, were sent to teams Tuesday by league president of operations Rod Thorn in a memo that was obtained by The Associated Press.

The “escape lanes,” the unoccupied area on either side of the stanchion to the closest photographer spot, will increase to 4 feet. Only 20 camera positions, 10 on each baseline, will remain, down from 40 during the 2010-11 regular season.

 

President of league operations Rod Thorn said the NBA was already planning to make the changes before the Paul George injury, though, the timing certainly seems a little suspect if that’s the case.

At least some good came out of George’s injury.

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.