But don't worry Le Bron, you need haters. Haters can serve as a great source of motivation.
-I am with my man Kat Williams. Paraphrasing: If anyone out there is looking for someone to hate on, please feel free to hate on me.- Still, Le Bron looks like he is somewhat of a sensitive guy. Unlike Kobe, I am not sure my man can thrive on the "hateration". He strikes me as a guy who needs love. That is not a good thing. Now if he drops 40 on the Cavs tonight I will change my tune. But until then, I am thinking that Le Bron might be regretting his decision to bolt for South Beach.
Staying with the sports theme: The Eagles are my team, but I have always liked the Ravens. They play with a certain amount of swag and the players on that team have never been afraid to speak their minds. Now comes this shot at the NFL from Terrell Suggs:
"The hottest trends for winter 2010 are prints, jungle themes, chambray and bashing Roger Goodell. One day after Hines Ward.. ripped Goodell's NFL for hypocrisy on a number of issues including player safety, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs... said the league plays favorites with Tom Brady(notes) and Peyton Manning...., and doesn't care about other quarterbacks.
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He made the comments after being asked about the fines levied this season against James Harrison(notes), who will take the field opposite Suggs and the Ravens on "Sunday Night Football":
"I think they are looking at [Harrison] more closely than they are everybody else in the league. In the referee world, they kind of red-flagged him.
"The league has their favorites. One being in Indy and one being with that other team up north. Besides those two, everybody is fair game. Some quarterbacks are getting the calls right away. Some quarterbacks they don't care.
"Like I always said, Carson Palmer(notes) got hit in his knee in 2005 but there was no rule made. Then Tom Brady got hit in his knee and all of a sudden there is a rule and possible suspensions, excessive fines -- it's just getting ridiculous." [Source]
Finally, I have ripped the CBC in the past, and lord knows I am not a particularly big fan. But if you are a black elected official in Washington, wouldn't you want to be a part of that organization? And, if you think, as I do, that they have some issues; wouldn't you want to become a part of it and try to change it from the inside? Not my man, *Tim Scott, he wants to look forward, and silly things like racial distinctions are a distraction.
While new Florida congressman Allen West who has accepted the invitation to join, Scott has chosen, quite publicly, to decline the invitation extended from the CBC. West promised to "shake up" the group -- whatever that's supposed to mean.
However, Scott, who will represent South Carolina's 1st District, says he won't be joining because "the future is more important than the past."
He says the black community will benefit basically when capitalism fixes everything for everybody and there's no need to look at black folk as special.
"...reducing the tax burden, decreasing government interference in the private sector, and restoring fiscal responsibility, and I don't think those ideals are advanced by focusing on one group of people."
For Scott, apparently, history means nothing, disparities in education, housing, health, crime, economics in the black community are not significant enough to tackle for a politician whose campaign was "never about race." Apparently, in his district, there are no black people, so he really won't have to worry about them.
Indeed, the area votes largely conservative and is almost 75 percent white with only a 21 percent black population, 2.5 percent Latino, and 1.3 percent Asian populations. So maybe what he's scared of is riling up his major voting constituents -- who likely couldn't care less about issues in the black community -- by joining a legislative caucus whose primary focus is the black community." [Source]