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  • Kobe Bryant, Formed and Saved by His Catholic Faith

    04/15/2016 2:22:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 15, 2016 | Philip Kosloski
    On Wednesday, April 13 Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest athletes of all time, ended his 20-year basketball career with a bang, scoring 60 points in his last game.While Bryant’s stats can be recited by many  five-time NBA champion, two-time Olympic champion, 18-time All-Star and the third leading scorer in NBA history — few know about the role his Catholic faith played in helping him through one of his darkest hours.Born in Philadelphia, Kobe Bryant was raised in a Catholic household and even spent some of his youth in Italy. Drafted into the NBA at the age of 17, he eventually married Vanessa Laine at...
  • Kobe Bryant ends basketball career with incredible finale; Scores 60 Points in Final NBA Game

    04/14/2016 6:14:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    AP Via MSN ^ | 04/14/2016
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant went out with a Hollywood ending to his remarkable career. Bryant scored 60 points in his final game Wednesday night, wrapping up 20 years in the NBA with an unbelievable offensive showcase in the Los Angeles Lakers' 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz. He scored 23 points in the fourth quarter, posting his first 50-point game since February 2009 and rallying the Lakers from a 15-point deficit to win the final game of the worst season in franchise history. The entire night was a tribute to Bryant, who is retiring after 20 seasons, five...
  • Yale basketball captain mysteriously leaves school as signs reading 'stop supporting a rapist' [tr]

    03/04/2016 6:27:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2016 | Will Robinson
    Yale University's basketball captain mysteriously left the school before posters accusing the team of supporting sexual misconduct were put up on around campus. Jack Montague had led the Bulldogs to the top of Ivy League conference with two games left to play. But officials at the elite New Haven, Connecticut, school say he won't be coming back to the court in the midst of a bizarre controversy. It appears that no formal allegations have been made against him or other members of the team. According to the Yale Daily News, posters have been put up around campus saying: 'I stand...
  • Why You’re No Longer Allowed to Culturally Appropriate the Global Economy

    02/04/2016 7:57:59 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-4-2016 | MOTUS
    They come runnin' just as fast as they can 'Cause every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed manAdd to the growing list of things whitey can no longer do: wear toe rings. No, just no.That’s right ladies (and men, if so inclined) – toe rings have been nixed for your use if you are not from Southeast Asia, nor can you wear “slave earrings” if you have not descended from, well you know, slaves.BLM: Black Lobs, MainlyWhy? Because they are a form of cultural appropriation which for some odd reason is not politically correct in the 21st century. In noting...
  • First Annual Trayvon Martin Day Rallies Against Racial Profiling and Guns

    07/21/2014 2:25:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 20, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    On Saturday, 200 people marched through the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles protesting racial profiling and gun violence on the first anniversary of the verdict acquitting George Zimmerman of murdering Trayvon Martin. The crowd, led by Trayvon Martins parents, carried banners and chanted, What do we want?... Justice. What do we want? Justice. According to CBS2 Los Angeles, the rally was organized by the Trayvon Martin Foundation, which states on its website that its purpose is to create awareness of how violent crime impacts the families of the victims and to provide support and advocacy for those families in response...
  • Klinsmann questions catering to stars

    06/05/2014 7:48:58 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist
    ESPN ^ | June 4, 2014 | ESPN Staff
    United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann criticized what he sees as an American custom of sports teams catering to star players, in quotes released on Wednesday. Klinsmann, who left star midfielder Landon Donovan off the U.S. World Cup squad last month, singled out the NBA as ignoring his philosophy of favoring a player's future potential over past accomplishments.
  • Kobe Bryant Forced Back Onto Tribal Plantation After Heresy About Trayvon

    04/03/2014 1:08:54 PM PDT · by IChing · 6 replies ^ | 4/2/14 | Donald Joy
    Two years ago, Barack Obama infamously emphasized skin color above all other factors in his remarks about a boiling controversy, saying, my main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. You know, if I had a son, hed look like Trayvon. Obama did the same thing again over a year later, immediately after the jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in that casebarging in front of the cameras for the explicit purpose of emphasizing skin color (instead of character and conduct) regarding issues of crime, justice, and public safety, Obama self-righteously prattled on for over 17 minutes in a...
  • Five Disturbing Observations About Kobe Bryant.

    04/01/2014 1:33:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | March 28, 2014 | Dr. Boyce Watkins
    Like the rest of the world, I was stunned to hear Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant argue that it was somehow an unecessary burden for a black man to stand in support of the late Trayvon Martin. If anything, the Trayvon Martin case brought black people together in ways that we havent seen since the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The case was clear cut: Trayvon had no weapon. He wasnt bothering anybody. He was stalked out and murdered for appearing to look like a thug. George Zimmerman is a free man and later showed that he...
  • Kobe Bryant under fire for criticizing Lebron James and Miami Heat for supporting Trayvon Martin...

    03/29/2014 4:44:35 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 29, 2014 | James Nye
    LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant has been heavily criticized after saying that he didn't think he should necessarily have an opinion on Trayvon Martin's shooting just because he is African American. During an interview for a profile piece in the New Yorker, which will be published on April 4, the 35-year-old said also took the opportunity to pour scorn on Lebron James and the Miami Heat for posting a photo of them wearing hoodies in the aftermath of Martin's death at the hands of George Zimmerman. Asked about that, Bryant said he took exception to any idea that Africa-Americans should...
  • What Did Kobe Bryant Say About Trayvon Martin that has Liberals Shocked?

    03/27/2014 11:35:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Kobe Bryant, the world-renowned shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, admitted a position that is sure to irk liberals at a time when race relations in America remain incredibly low. At a time when black celebrities and political figures are routinely targeted by the left for any perceived lack of solidarity with leftist causes, Bryant recently sat down with The New Yorker to discuss a wide range of topics and admitted that he refuses to support Trayvon Martin simply because hes black. According to News One: In the March 31 issue of the New Yorker, Kobe Bryant discussed life,...
  • Kobe Bryant: Najee Alis Project Islamic Hope is Coming for You Over Trayvon Comments: Boycott!

    03/27/2014 7:56:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    EURWeb ^ | March 27, 2014 | Staff
    *Civil rights activist Najee Ali, director of Project Islamic H.O.P.E., is calling for a boycott of all products that NBA All-star Kobe Bryant endorses. This includes his jerseys, and signature gym shoes. The call for the national boycott is in response to Bryants negative comments concerning the Miami Heats support of the Trayvon Martin family. In the March 31 issue of the New Yorker. Bryant discussed life and race with Ben McGrath. When McGrath asked Bryants opinion on the Miami Heats show of solidarity with Martin in the now iconic hoodie photo, the LA Lakers star stated: I wont react...
  • Kobe Bryant on the Trayvon Martin case: I wont react just because Im African-American

    03/27/2014 6:41:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2014 | AllahPundit
    Actually, my headline’s not right. It’s hard to be sure since the New Yorker piece that contains the money quote is behind a reg wall, but I don’t think he’s taking a position on the case. He’s taking a position on people who took a position on the case without having heard both sides. The reporter apparently asked him about this photo specifically: #WeAreTrayvonMartin #Hoodies #Stereotyped #WeWantJustice— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 23, 2012 To which Bryant replied: “I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American,” he said. “That argument doesn’t make any sense...
  • CO Governors Attorney worked to free Saudi Convict

    11/06/2013 5:59:35 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | November 5, 2013 | Walid Shoebat
    The office of the Colorado Governors office, headed by Democrat John Hickenlooper, may be on the brink of a major scandal involving attempts to release a Saudi prisoner. Homaidan al-Turki was convicted in 2006 for keeping a sex slave locked up in his residence. He repeatedly molested her over a period of years. You might remember that earlier this year, the Executive Director for Colorados prisons, Tom Clements, denied a request to release al-Turki and have him sent back to Saudi Arabia. Eight days later, Clements was shot dead shortly after opening his front door on March 19, 2013. ......
  • Stephen A. Smith denies using racial slur while talking about Kobe Bryant, tape says otherwise

    10/25/2012 9:02:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 25, 2012 | Bob Raissman
    Stephen A. Smiths motor mouth placed him in the eye of controversy Thursday, but the ESPN yakker denied dropping the N-word while discussing Kobe Bryant on First Take. On the show, Smith sarcastically pooh-poohed the idea that Bryant would miss the Lakers opener because of a foot injury. Listening to a replay of SAS commentary provides evidence that he voiced the slur. Opening night, Kobe Bryant is going to miss it because my foot is sprained? Are you crazy? (N-word) please, Smith said.
  • Turkey's Quiet Deal Keeps U.S. Close, Israel Not So Far

    10/01/2011 2:29:30 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | October 1, 2011 | Peter Kenyon
    Turkey's leaders have called Israel the "West's spoiled child," and the "bully" of the eastern Mediterranean. When a Tel Aviv soccer team showed up in Istanbul recently for a match, the welcome was less than warm. In September, Turkey kicked out the Israeli ambassador, suspended military and trade deals and threatened legal and naval action to challenge Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip. As roars of approval went up around the Arab world, few noticed another announcement quietly slipped in by Ankara: Turkey had signed off on a plan to host an American X-band radar system as part of a...
  • Kobe Bryant Accused Of Injuring Man At Southland Church

    08/16/2011 9:29:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    CBS ^ | August 16, 2011
    Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant ...grabbed a mans wrist and cell phone at St. Therese of Carmel in San Diego Sunday. The man claims Bryant thought he had taken pictures of him and his family on his cell phone, but returned the phone after discovering there were no pictures. The alleged victim claims he had to go to the hospital to treat a wrist injury.
  • Kobe Bryant Could Join The NBA Exodus To Turkey This Fall

    07/08/2011 12:46:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/08/2011 | Tony Manfred
    Weve seen a lot of rumors about NBA players going to play in Europe if the lockout continues into the fall. But this one beats them all. The Turkish team, Besiktas, that reportedly signed Deron Williams now has its eyes on Kobe Bryant. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports has the story: [Beskitas coach Ergin] Ataman will travel to the United States with Besiktas management officials next week to trumpet the signing of Williams, and wants to arrange a meeting with Bryant and Bryants agent, Rob Pelinka, he told Yahoo! Sports on Thursday afternoon. After we signed Deron, we started to...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn: sexual contact with chambermaid 'consensual'

    05/17/2011 8:57:47 PM PDT · by rawhide · 91 replies ^ | 10:51PM BST 17 May 2011 | Jon Swaine
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn will admit he had sexual contact with the hotel chambermaid who alleges he attacked her, but insist it was consensual, his lawyers have indicated. The International Monetary Fund chief allegedly locked the maid in his suite at Manhattan's Sofitel on Saturday and forced her to give him oral sex. He was denied $1m bail and is being held at Rikers Island jail. However in a hint at what may become his main line of defence, his attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said at New York criminal court: "The evidence, we believe, will not be consistent with a forcible encounter". It...
  • Lakers' Kobe Bryant is fined $100,000 by NBA for anti-gay slur to referee

    04/13/2011 6:31:58 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | 13 April 2011 | Mike Bresnahan
    Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was fined $100,000 by the NBA on Wednesday and criticized by numerous gay-rights groups for directing an anti-gay slur at referee Bennie Adams during a game Tuesday against San Antonio. Bryant was irritated after he was called for an offensive foul and received his 15th technical of the season during the game. He punched a chair on the Lakers' bench before he sat, threw down a towel and yelled "Bennie!" before muttering a curse word followed by the word "faggot." His outburst was captured on TV and prompted TNT analyst Steve Kerr to immediately say, "You...
  • Lakers' Kobe fined $100K for gay slur

    04/13/2011 5:45:53 PM PDT · by workerbee · 43 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 4/13/11 | AP
    The NBA fined Kobe Bryant $100,000 on Wednesday for using a derogatory gay term in frustration over a referee's call. NBA Commissioner David Stern issued a swift disciplinary ruling after the Los Angeles Lakers' five-time NBA champion guard cursed and used the homophobic slur when referee Bennie Adams called a technical foul on him Tuesday night in the third quarter of a victory over the San Antonio Spurs. ''Kobe Bryant's comment during last night's game was offensive and inexcusable,'' Stern said. ''While I'm fully aware that basketball is an emotional game, such a distasteful term should never be tolerated. ......