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.



Shelle Knows: Florida State QB Jameis Winston Suspended First Half Of Game For Sexual Comment

Jameis Winston

Here we go again!

So some of you may have come across the popular video that went viral about the guy who grabs the mic and scream “F*** her right in the P****. Well I guess Jameis Winston felt that he would entertain those in the FSU cafeteria and say the same thing while standing on the table. Of course if this was a regular student at the university it would not have been heard of but Winston isn’t your average student.

This is the Heisman winner; star QB for a highly profiled school. Not to mention he just beat rape charges last season and was caught stealing crab legs from a local grocery store. Doing this was not anything major but it is not a good look for someone who was accused of rape at the university before.

Once Winston understands that his simple actions are being monitored and ridiculed then he will make better decisions. He is only 20 years old but when you become a public figure you have to mature a little faster than your average person if you want to be a success.

In result to this action Winston will be suspended for the first half vs. Clemson on Saturday.

Shelle Knows: The Rise Of Abuse Cases In The NFL

Is abuse the new wave in the NFL this season or is it since one incident was exposed then they all are getting exposed. I am sure everyone has heard about the three recent incidents with Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Ray McDonald. For a quick recap, Rice was caught on camera hitting his then fiancé, Peterson was arrested for beating his four-year old son and McDonald was accused for abusing his pregnant girlfriend.

All three of these players are currently facing suspensions and two are facing pending charges for their actions as well.

What I would like to know is why all of a sudden is this new the wave of charges that is being handed out in the NFL. I feel like a couple of months ago it was the enhancement drug cases and now it’s the abuse cases.

Each player in the NFL signs a code of conduct contract and also agrees to the terms of substance abuse. When do the players get to the point where they feel as if they shouldn’t uphold to these standards that they agree upon? With that same thought a contract for your job should not be the reason why you should not abuse others or use illegal substance.

Beating a woman should never happen. Beating a 4-year-old child with a whip should never happen. Many can argue about how men can be provoked and children need discipline which is both true but I feel as if those are last results.

Ray Rice

In regards to the Rice situation there were many of opportunities to walk away. If he felt as if he was being attacked that night before getting on the elevator then why even get on the elevator. What satisfaction did he get from almost killing his then fiancé? He may have not meant to hit her as hard as he did but he had no remorse after he knocked her out. He dragged her body like she meant nothing to him. So I believe the lack of remorse is what cost him his job rather than the actual action. I feel as if he would have reacted better then he would have not have gotten such a harsh back lash.

Ray McDonald

Ray McDonald, who is the star player for the San Francisco 49ers, story that was just released about him beating his pregnant fiancé. He was arrested after his birthday party for allegedly abusing his fiancé. Some may expect his punishment to be harsher than Rice because she was pregnant too but the difference is that there is no video proof. I believe this story would have got blown over if the explosion of the Rice case never happened. You would have heard allegations but eventually it would have went away.


Adrian Peterson

The case with the Minnesota’s Vikings player Adrian Peterson beating his 4-year-old son is a little tricky only because some discipline their children differently. At the age of four, I don’t believe that switches should be used but a good ole fashion spanking to discipline a child can be used. Sometime time outs and slap on the hands do not work for children who test their parent’s authorities. I feel as if Peterson should have chosen to use the hand to bottom beating technique if that makes it better, but to use a switch is harsh for a four-year old. None the less I do not think those are grounds for suspension with the league.

Once again all because the Rice issue was not handled well then every incident that happens now will be put under a microscope.

Moral of this story is take that one more second to think before you react because there will always be a harsher punishment if you chose the wrong reaction.

Shelle Knows: Westbrook Got Engaged

Looks like Russell Westbrook Put a ring on it. He might have not got his NBA ring yet but he definitely gave his now fiancé a nice engagement ring on Wednesday night, 9/3/2014. He proposed to former UCLA woman’s basketball player Nina Earl then posted a picture on Instagram.

“Nothing even matters..” @ninamari3_ forever my lady! LOVE YOU!!!!”

She said Yes

Earl also posted to her Instagram account,

“My life! I love you like XO @russwest44.. Thank you @jasonofbh for the gorgeous ring!”

It is so nice to see this black love flourishing. Rumors have it that Earl was pregnant but non the less they have a wedding to plan now! I can see Westbrook being the Bridezilla like D. Wade with his wedding planning. Congratulations on years of happiness!

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: Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union Get Married With Some Rules And Regulations

Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade will have their wedding on Lock down. If you were invited to join the couple in their joining of holy matrimony On Saturday August 30 in South Florida. The guest will sign waivers and conform to rules and regulations when attending this wedding.

TMZ obtained a copy of the confidentiality agreement that D-Wade and Union have asked guests, vendors, caterers and anyone else attending the wedding to sign before being allowed on the premises.

There will also be no cell phones or cameras allowed, so don’t expect any live-tweeting or selfies during the ceremony. Guests have been asked to meet at an upscale hotel in South Florida to be transported to an undisclosed venue. Anyone who signs the agreement and fails to cooperate is subject to a hefty cash fine.

I understand the lengths that celebrities go through to have some privacy but I feel like if you want a private ceremony. Then just have an interment setting with a few guests. Me being a regular joe I wouldn’t mind my wedding being exploited because It’s a day of love I would be celebrating but I guess there is some things that they want to keep secret. This is nothing new as many celebrities do this. It is up to you as the guest if you will attend.

As a guest to the wedding I am sure they feel honored to be able to celebrate this wonderful day with them but who wants to be held at their will to a secret location without communication to their families. I hope there isn’t any emergencies that one may face while they are being held hostage at a wedding.

I see where they do not want the distraction of people’s actions so sometimes you have to take extreme measures to have the peaceful day that you want.