Source Sports | Athlete Interviews – The Source http://thesource.com Latest in Hip Hop, Entertainment, Sports and Film Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:51:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 Nick Foles Delivers Under Pressure, But Can He Maintain Consistency? http://thesource.com/2018/12/18/nick-foles-delivers-under-pressure-but-can-he-maintain-consistency/ Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:00:06 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=480019 While the 2017-2018 was an epic season for the Philadelphia Eagles, the 2018-2019 season has proved a bit more challenging. From a less-than-stellar record to Carson Wentz’s stress fracture, the Super Bowl LII champs have been struggling to even make the playoffs this year. Yet thanks to a stellar performance by quarterback Nick Foles, who stepped […]

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While the 2017-2018 was an epic season for the Philadelphia Eagles, the 2018-2019 season has proved a bit more challenging. From a less-than-stellar record to Carson Wentz’s stress fracture, the Super Bowl LII champs have been struggling to even make the playoffs this year. Yet thanks to a stellar performance by quarterback Nick Foles, who stepped in to replace Wentz, the Eagles might just have a fighting chance for that second Super Bowl ring.

Completing 24 of 31 passes for an impressive 273 yards, Foles led the Eagles to a 30-23 upset against the Los Angeles Rams this past Sunday- in Los Angeles, nonetheless. While Foles’ recent performance was reminiscent of his epic ones in both the 2018 NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl LII, his 2018-2019 season began with a lackluster start, performing decently in the Eagles’ first regular season games, but returning to the bench to make room for Wentz to start. Yet, as analysts have noted, Foles has proven that he’s a prime-time player when it counts, but many also wonder if he is consistent enough to replicate his performances. Delivering one amazing performance is impressive, but can he consistently deliver the same results game after game should the Eagles make it to the playoffs? More importantly, does he have what it takes to deliver against a variety of defenses?

The truth is that Foles is not inconsistent, but there isn’t enough information to determine how he will likely perform against upcoming competitors. Based on his performances over the past three seasons, he’s a strong player, consistently putting up completion percentages in the ’60s or higher and a strong touchdown to interception ratio.

Off the field, Foles, an evangelical Christian, says that when he prays, he prays not for God to deliver results, but to provide him with courage. “My prayer throughout the Super Bowl, when I kept talking to God, was that I would play with boldness and without fear, because fear doesn’t come from God. Boldness does.”

For Foles and the Eagles, that bold strategy has been paying off.

 

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Kawhi Leonard’s Laugh is the Biggest Highlight of 2018 NBA Media Day http://thesource.com/2018/09/25/kawhi-leonards-laugh-is-the-biggest-highlight-of-2018-nba-media-day/ Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:47:18 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=466776 Yesterday [September 25], was NBA Media Day in which all 30 teams endured lots of camera and reporters alike, questioning them about the predictions and goals they have for this upcoming season. Outside of Lebron being the main attraction after his big move to the Los Angeles Lakers other highlights included Trae Young’s transition from […]

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Yesterday [September 25], was NBA Media Day in which all 30 teams endured lots of camera and reporters alike, questioning them about the predictions and goals they have for this upcoming season. Outside of Lebron being the main attraction after his big move to the Los Angeles Lakers other highlights included Trae Young’s transition from college ball to professional ball, and Kawhi’s laugh may just have been the biggest highlight of the day.

During Kawhi’s press interview he was answering a question that asked what he would like people to know about him. Kawhi went on to say, “I’m a fun guy. Obviously I love the game of basketball. It’s just more questions that you’d have to ask me in order for me to tell you about myself. I just can’t give you a whole spill. I don’t even know where you’re sitting at.”

Kawhi then followed up with the weirdest, most awkward, most robotic laugh ever seen before. In fact, Kawhi’s laugh became the talk of social media and the butt of everybody’s joke only invoking more laughs. Check out the video below.

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Exclusive Clip: UNCLE DREW Out On DVD + Talk With Chris Webber (PT 1) http://thesource.com/2018/09/25/exclusive-clip-uncle-drew-out-on-dvd-talk-with-chris-webber-pt-1/ Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:56:46 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=466807 UNCLE DREW, arguably one of the most hilarious basketball movie to date is out today on DVD and On Demand with an unexpectedly funny all-star cast. Kyrie Irving, Chris Webber, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Lisa Leslie. Nick Kroll, and Tiffany Haddish star in this new classic full of knee-slapping humor for the […]

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UNCLE DREW, arguably one of the most hilarious basketball movie to date is out today on DVD and On Demand with an unexpectedly funny all-star cast. Kyrie Irving, Chris Webber, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Lisa Leslie. Nick Kroll, and Tiffany Haddish star in this new classic full of knee-slapping humor for the entire family. The movie follows a young team owner and his pal Uncle Drew go on a wild goose chase to round up Drew’s old basketball squad and compete in a huge tournament to prove that old men can jump.

From L to R: From L to R: Chris Webber as “Preacher,” Nate Robinson as “Boots,” Lisa Leslie as “Betty Lou,” Shaquille O’Neal as “Big Fella,” Lil Rel Howery as “Dax,” Kyrie Irving as “Uncle Drew,” Reggie Miller as “Lights,” and Erica Ash as “Maya” in UNCLE DREW. Photo by Quantrell Colbert.

 

I sat down with five-time NBA All-Star, Correspondent— and old friend Chris Webber who plays the comically defiant husband of Lisa Leslie in the film.  After catching up on our kids we discussed what it took for him to prep for this role, acting alongside the star studded cast he once played against and of course— his love for hip hop.

What was it like playing a preacher in UNCLE DREW?

Growing up the churches I went to… they were like that. The  church I grew up in had 30 people seven of them were my family members, it really was a comfortable spot for me to be in and they let the little girl in the film be played by my daughter, my father… he was able to sit in there next to Lisa Leslie, it was great and I worked very hard.

That was your baby! My goodness she’s beautiful and I thought that while watching that scene, absolutely gorgeous, how was that working with her in the film?

Thank you! My daughter was four months at the time, she was real chill with it, I just held her for the close ups and it was just a real good vibe, and everybody I worked with from Lisa to Shaq and them, we were all cool. So it couldn’t have been a more comfortable setting to be vulnerable and really get that role right.

Nick Kroll (“Mookie,” left) and Tiffany Haddish (“Jess,” right) star in Lionsgate Home Entertainment’s UNCLE DREW.

What did you do to prepare for the role of an old man? Did you talk to any older people or listen to a particular soundtrack?

Yes I did several things I have a lot of old friends so I spend time with a lot of older individuals my father and his crew and older dudes and I took  on a lot of their characteristics, a lot of characteristics of family members and things like that it’s funny you say music because there was an older soundtrack I was playing in my mind. My character hope Oakley don’t get mad  because that’s my boy (laughs) but in my mind the character was a mix of Oakley, Al Sharpton, and maybe a couple of preachers that I know.   I just tried to concentrate to make sure I did those revival preachers  that I used to grow up listening to and doing them justice,  I went to a large church and it was funny because the pastor was saying, ‘There goes the preacher from Uncle Drew,  the church the band everybody started playing and I was like okay I must have did a real good job  because the church is giving me love on it  so I’m glad I got the character through.

What was it like acting alongside such a star-studded cast of guys you once played with was there any old animosity or is it all good on set?

It’s all good, as far as working with Shaq. I’ve been close with Shaq ever since we battled in Sacramento and the Lakers and so he’s been a friend, same with Reggie he’s my working partner  and Nate Robinson I’ve known, Kyrie, we have a great relationship through Rod Strickland who is my close friend and godfather ,  it was no animosity on the set they say when you retire you miss the locker room  and that’s true for me  your body is hurt  you don’t miss games or things like that anymore  maybe once and a while but what you miss every day  is talking  to the fellas in that locker room and how it is we were able to get that on the movie set  I mean every Second on set  we were laughing and joking  every second it’s a joke going on,  I mean you had to walk off the concentrate  because everybody knows each another  so now there was no animosity  it was a lot of fun and I think everybody wanted to do good for each other.  I made sure I brought in great character  so  I did my best  so Lisa would look good  and she did the same so Nate would look good and we all  did our best because Kyrie  gave us a shot in this movie  that he brought to the table  so we wanted to thank him through all the hard work so it was a real good vibe on set.

Check out part 2 Friday when we continue our talk with Chris Webber about working with Nas, being judged by older players when he was in the Fab Five and why he doesn’t judge the younger generation in hip hop. 

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Seahawks’ Shaun Alexander’s HOF Chances ‘Depends On Voters’ Says Former Super Bowl Teammate http://thesource.com/2018/09/21/seahawks-shaun-alexanders-hof-chances-depends-on-voters-says-former-super-bowl-teammate/ Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:14:39 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=466196 Former Seattle Seahawks running back, Shaun Alexander is among the nominees of the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class. Shaun Alexander’s numbers and accomplishment speak for themselves, but are they good enough to land him in the Hall of Fame? During his career, Alexander accumulated 9,453 total rushing yards, which slates him currently at […]

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Former Seattle Seahawks running back, Shaun Alexander is among the nominees of the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class. Shaun Alexander’s numbers and accomplishment speak for themselves, but are they good enough to land him in the Hall of Fame?

During his career, Alexander accumulated 9,453 total rushing yards, which slates him currently at 36th on the NFL’s All-time Rushing list. Alexander is currently tied with Adrian Peterson and Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk at 100 career touchdowns.

“Running backs are tough because of numbers. It all depends on the voters,” NFL Hall of Famer, Walter Jones tells sports reporter, Landon Buford.

Jones, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 was Alexander’s teammate from 2000-2008. The two would spend lots of time on the field too. Jones along with offensive linemen, Steven Hutchinson, Chris Gray, Robbie Tobeck, and Sean Locklear were the frontline that helped Alexander accumulate those career numbers. Alexander benefited from those linemen and achieved a ton of personal accomplishments on the gridiron, including being named to the 2000s All-Decade Team. The three-time Pro-Bowler also won the NFL’s MVP award in 2005 and was an intricate part of the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl XL appearance in 2005, though they’d lose 21-10 to a Ben Roethlisberger-led Pittsburgh Steelers team.

Not winning that Super Bowl begs the question: Is Sean Alexander Hall of Fame worthy?

“It is a popularity thing as well nowadays,” Walter Jones also told Landon Buford.

Former NFL MVP running back Terrell Davis had a similar story, except he won some hardware. In fact, Davis won two Super Bowls with the John Elway-led Denver Broncos in 1998 and 1999. That distinction surely swayed voters.

And in the case of Alexander?

“He’s got a shot,” said sports analyst and Scoop B Radio Podcast host, Brandon Robinson. “Shaun Alexander put up solid numbers, was positive in the community and led the Seahawks to a Super Bowl. That man was on fire on that field! I’m pulling for him.”

Walter Jones thinks the voters and powers that be could possibly give his former Seattle Seahawks teammate the nod.

“I think from a media standpoint Shaun was a great guy,” said Jones.

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Source Exclusive: New York Red Bulls Midfielder Sean Davis Gives 10 Tips On Getting Through a 90-Minute Game http://thesource.com/2018/09/16/source-exclusive-ny-red-bulls-sean-davis-interview/ Sun, 16 Sep 2018 16:58:21 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=465012 Soccer is unlike any other sport out there. From the equipment (or lack thereof) to the widespread field that athletes play on, even down to the actual name of it all — ‘soccer’ vs. ‘football’ is still a heavy debate — the Major League melee that officially launched 24 years ago here in the States […]

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Soccer is unlike any other sport out there. From the equipment (or lack thereof) to the widespread field that athletes play on, even down to the actual name of it all — ‘soccer’ vs. ‘football’ is still a heavy debate — the Major League melee that officially launched 24 years ago here in the States has truly become a world of its own. One team that’s helped it grow over the past two decades is without a doubt the New York Red Bulls, and they’ve got a lot of tips and know-how on what it takes to play the game, or for that matter how to physically get through one.

It goes without saying that 90 minutes to play an actual game is a lot, so we decided to get a quick exclusive with NY Red Bulls midfielder Sean Davis as they prepare for both the big game against D.C. United today and the team’s new ad spot with Red Bull (seen above) to promote the new limited edition Supporter Cans.

Keep scrolling to get 10 of Sean’s greatest techniques, tricks and “little routines” as he like to call them on how professional players make it through a game — and the next one, and the next one:


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“Preparation starts earlier in the week. As they say at Red Bull, ‘After the game is before the game.’ Basically, as soon as the game ends you have to get ready for the next game.”

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“Throughout the week, I get massages, manage my training well and just eat good off the field.”

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“When we go over video, you have to understand your role in comparison to what the other team’s tactics and set pieces are; it allows you to be mentally and fully prepared.”

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“Physical preparation is key. Sleeping really well before the game is important — I personally have a pregame routine where I go to bed at a certain time and wake up at a certain time. I actually go home to my parent’s house and my mom makes the same pre-game meal every time that gives me a good nap [Laughs].”


“Mentally preparing while driving to the game is important, too. Listening to your favorite music can help.”

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“I have a little routine: I have a Gatorade bar before the game with an actual Gatorade. Most of the day I’m just drinking water. It gives me that extra boost once the game starts.”


” Once the game starts, you really have to stay active throughout the match. We have these little smelling salts — boxers take them when they’re concussed — and they wake you up before the game so you’re good to go.”

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“A lot of guys have these things called a “hot shot.” It’s for cramping, and it tastes kind of like a Fireball shot. I don’t know if the ingredients are very different, but it works [Laughs]!”


“When the second half comes around, it’s really important to get those hydration breaks in. Sneaking them in on a corner kick for example really helps.”

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“Of course, a can of Red Bull helps too. A lot of guys take that at halftime and it gives you that extra boost.”

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Watch Sean Davis and the New York Red Bulls take on D.C. United today at the new Audi Field, beginning at 1PM EST on ESPN and New York Red Bulls Radio.

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[WATCH] Throwback Thursday: Venus Williams Talks Her Love With Tennis In 1991 ‘Today’ Show Video http://thesource.com/2018/08/30/venus-williams-today-show/ Thu, 30 Aug 2018 13:47:39 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=462412 For almost 30 years, the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, were preparing themselves for tennis stardom and this 1991 clip from the Today Show is proof. Today rereleased a 1991 video profile on the successful sisters Wednesday via Twitter, in which an 11-year-old Venus notes how she fell in the love with the sport. Serena, […]

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For almost 30 years, the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, were preparing themselves for tennis stardom and this 1991 clip from the Today Show is proof.

Today rereleased a 1991 video profile on the successful sisters Wednesday via Twitter, in which an 11-year-old Venus notes how she fell in the love with the sport. Serena, who was just 9 at the time, is also seen hitting balls in the clip.

“I think when I was 5 years old, that’s when I think I started liking it a lot,” says Venus in the video, which is now going viral. “I really started getting serious when I was 7. I think first it was my dad and my mom and my family, going out there to help me and push me.”

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Lamar Odom Talks Overcoming Addiction with Kevin Hart http://thesource.com/2018/08/24/lamar-odom-talks-overcoming-addiction-with-kevin-hart/ Fri, 24 Aug 2018 16:38:02 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=461387 For the Season 2 premiere of Kevin Hart’s YouTube series Cold As Balls on the LOL Network, he had Lamar Odom as his special guest in this episode’s ice bath. It’s been close to three years since mainstream media has heard from Odom directly so this interview revealed a lot of information that fans have […]

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For the Season 2 premiere of Kevin Hart’s YouTube series Cold As Balls on the LOL Network, he had Lamar Odom as his special guest in this episode’s ice bath. It’s been close to three years since mainstream media has heard from Odom directly so this interview revealed a lot of information that fans have been waiting to hear directly from the source.

In the interview, Odom admits that Los Angeles was not the influence of his behavior and addiction. He explains, “Anxiety has always been real bad for me, which is crazy because I made a living playing in front of 20,000 people.” In addition, Odom has a book being released letting readers know they can overcome anything in regards to life’s problems and addiction.

It was public news that Odom fell into a coma back in 2015, but what fans did not know is that Odom suffered 12 strokes and 6 heart attacks while in that coma. He expressed, “All my doctors that see me say I’m a walking miracle.”

Watch the full ‘Cold As Balls’ interview below.

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U.S. Olympian Cullen Jones Offers Swim Classes To Combat ‘Black People Don’t Swim’ Stereotype http://thesource.com/2018/08/03/u-s-olympian-cullen-jones-offers-swim-classes-to-combat-black-people-dont-swim-stereotype/ Fri, 03 Aug 2018 12:38:03 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=457076 Olympian Cullen Jones knows personally that knowing how to swim is more than just a sport; it helps to destroy negative stereotypes and may even help save lives. Bronx-born Olympian swimmer Cullen Jones has decided to offer swimming lessons to African-Americans in order to knock down the idea that Black people don’t swim, further solidifying […]

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Olympian Cullen Jones knows personally that knowing how to swim is more than just a sport; it helps to destroy negative stereotypes and may even help save lives.

Bronx-born Olympian swimmer Cullen Jones has decided to offer swimming lessons to African-Americans in order to knock down the idea that Black people don’t swim, further solidifying why they account for over half of the drowning victims in this country.

About 64 percent of African-American children and 45 percent of Hispanic children have little to no swimming ability, according to a 2017 study by the USA Swimming Foundation.

In cross referencing this data, for Black children, the drowning fatality rate for kids ages 5 to 14 was almost three times higher than that of white children in the same age range between 2005 and 2009.

“There’s still at least 10 people drowning a day,” the 34-year-old world-record holding swimmer said. “And there’s a simple solution: swim lessons.”

Jones also believes that discrimination and lack of access to swimming facilities help to contribute to the number of Black children without the ability to swim. Historically speaking, racism has kept Black people out of the pools in public areas in America for decades.

Ironically, Jones himself was almost a victim of a drowning in Allentown, Pennsylvania, as he almost drowned in Dorney Park’s White Water Kingdom near the base of an inner tube slide with his parents and lifeguard present.

It was this harrowing experience that led the Olympic gold medalist to not only learn how to swim, but give back to his people and teach others.

“We’re not trying to get you to be an Olympic swimmer, although it can happen. You never know,” Jones said. “But it’s more about learning how to swim and being safer around water.”

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Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott: Kneeling During The National Anthem Takes Away The Joy From Football http://thesource.com/2018/07/30/dallas-cowboys-qb-dak-prescott-kneeling-during-the-national-anthem-takes-away-the-joy-from-football/ Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:58:19 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=456030 Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is opposed to all forms of protests while playing football, especially when it comes to standing during the National Anthem. Yes, he’s definitely feeling the heat for it. Prescott recently said during a press conference, “I’d never protest during the anthem, and I don’t think that’s the time or the […]

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is opposed to all forms of protests while playing football, especially when it comes to standing during the National Anthem.

Yes, he’s definitely feeling the heat for it.

Prescott recently said during a press conference,

“I’d never protest during the anthem, and I don’t think that’s the time or the venue to do so. The game of football has always brought me such peace, and I think it does the same for a lot of people.”

He also asserted, “When you bring such a controversy to the stadium, to the field, to the game, it takes away from that. It takes away from the joy and the love that football brings a lot of people.”

Compton rapper The Game had this to say about Prescott’s ridiculous comment.

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Charles Barkley Says He And Shaq “Fought Like Girls” In 1999 Lakers/Rockets Game http://thesource.com/2018/04/27/charles-barkley-says-he-and-shaq-fought-like-girls-in-1999-lakers-rockets-game/ Fri, 27 Apr 2018 14:02:43 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=438768 Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley may be the most dominant personalities in sports, but they also were a dominant on the court during their playing days. The two even gotten into a fight on the court November 10, 1999. During a play, Shaq bumped Chuck on the head. Barkley swung an elbow, with Shaq pushing […]

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Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley may be the most dominant personalities in sports, but they also were a dominant on the court during their playing days.

The two even gotten into a fight on the court November 10, 1999.

During a play, Shaq bumped Chuck on the head. Barkley swung an elbow, with Shaq pushing him back.

Barkley threw a basketball in Shaq’s face, in retaliation, with Shaq throwing a punch in retaliation.

Both players were ejected from the game.

“I also didn’t think that was going to turn into a fight,” Charles Barkley said on a recent episode of the Scoop B Radio Podcast.

“But first of of all, it was an NBA fight, so we fought like girls and it didn’t last very long.”

The Lakers won the game 89-88. Glen Rice led all Lakers players with 24 points and the Rockets’ Steve Francis had 24 points and 10 rebounds in the Houston loss.

“He was doing all that wild monkey [stuff], throwing [elbows], acting crazy,” O’Neal said back then.

“I think that was a tactic to get me out of the game, and it worked. I’ll probably have to be a little smarter next time, just wait to get him back later.”

Years later, Barkley says he had his pride to play for. “I wasn’t going to let him embarrass me in front of 18,000 people, so you have to fight at some point,” he told me.

“But I’m glad nobody got hurt because he’s a great friend and I enjoy working with him.”

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Dez Bryant Declined Baltimore Ravens’ Mutli-Year Offer, Wants a Big One Year Deal To Prove Himself First http://thesource.com/2018/04/26/dez-bryant-declined-the-baltimore-ravens-mutli-year-offer-wants-a-big-one-year-deal-to-prove-himself-first/ Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:22:31 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=438423 The Baltimore Ravens felt they were the front runners to sign Dez Bryant. As of right now, that’s not going to happen. Bryant is quite easily the biggest name out on the open market eyeing a chance to re-establish himself as one of the premier players at his position. According to sports reporter Ed Werder, the […]

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The Baltimore Ravens felt they were the front runners to sign Dez Bryant. As of right now, that’s not going to happen.

Bryant is quite easily the biggest name out on the open market eyeing a chance to re-establish himself as one of the premier players at his position. According to sports reporter Ed Werder, the 29-year-old has turned down a multi-year deal to join the Baltimore Ravens, with his focus toward securing a substantial one-year offer to once again enter the 2019 NFL free agency period.

The Cowboys released Bryant on April 13. He played eight seasons in Dallas and finished his time with the Cowboys with a team-record 73 touchdown receptions to go with 531 catches for 7,459 yards in 113 games.

Bryant could have stepped in to help form a dynamic duo alongside Micheal Crabtree that quarterback Joe Flacco could have greatly depended on next season. Instead, the former Pro Bowler will remain on the open market looking to garner a major one-year deal. There have already been reports that Bryant will wait until after the upcoming draft this week to make his decision on where he will sign as teams will have a better sense of what they need at the wide receiver position.

Looks like Bryant wants to show he still has alot in the tank. A productive season somewhere, could serve him well.

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Daniel Jacobs Talks Beating Cancer And Upcoming Fight Against Maciej Sulecki http://thesource.com/2018/04/25/daniel-jacobs-talks-cancer-diagnosis-and-upcoming-fight/ Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:26:17 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=438159 Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs has another fight on his gloves. After developing a rare form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma back in 2011, and being told he would never be able to box or even walk again, The “Miracle Man” has overcome both odds going through match after match to hold on to his […]

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Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs has another fight on his gloves.

After developing a rare form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma back in 2011, and being told he would never be able to box or even walk again, The “Miracle Man” has overcome both odds going through match after match to hold on to his middleweight title.

The Brooklyn native sat down with The Source TV to discuss his battle with cancer, what keeps him motivated in the ring, as well as his strategy to defeat boxer Maciej Sulecki in their upcoming match airing on Saturday, April 28 at 10:00 p.m. on HBO.

 

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Will Dez Bryant And Odell Beckham Team Up With The NY Giants Or Will Dez Land With B-More Ravens? http://thesource.com/2018/04/18/will-dez-bryant-and-odell-beckham-team-up-with-the-ny-giants-or-will-dez-land-with-b-more-ravens/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:16:12 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=437251 Recently released Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant may not be unemployed for long. Though the 29-year-old has seen his numbers decline over the last few seasons, he is still garnering interest from a number of teams around the league, teams hungry for the red-zone presence the 6’2, 220-pound Bryantcan provide. If this were 2014, Bryant […]

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Recently released Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant may not be unemployed for long. Though the 29-year-old has seen his numbers decline over the last few seasons, he is still garnering interest from a number of teams around the league, teams hungry for the red-zone presence the 6’2, 220-pound Bryantcan provide.

If this were 2014, Bryant would be the hottest commodity on the market (and Dallas wouldn’t have let him go in the first place). Back then, Bryant was a top-five WR in the NFL, coming off an 88-catch, 16-touchdown, 1300-yard season.

But injuries and age started to take their toll. The downward trend continued the last two seasons, even though Dallas’ QB situation improved with the arrival of Dak Prescott. Bryant’s time as a true #1 wideout had come to an end.

Given that Dez was going to cost the Cowboys $16 million against the salary cap, the team understandably elected to move on, cutting him last week. But just because he isn’t worth $16 million doesn’t mean he’s valueless.

Initial reports suggested the Bills, Packers, and Ravens were all in the market for a receiver with Bryant’s skillset. Bryant, himself, has stated that he would like to sign with another NFC East team, so he has the chance to play the franchise that cut him twice a year. But the most likely landing spot at this time appears to be Baltimore.

According to NFL.com’s Chris Wessling, the Ravens have “shown the most interest in Bryant since he was released.” Baltimore’s offense — in particular its passing game — has floundered of late, finishing fourth-last in the league in yards per game in 2017. While some of that is due to Joe Flacco’s regression as a passer, it’s also thanks to a receiving corps largely devoid of playmakers.

Baltimore already signed former 49er and Raider Michael Crabtree this offseason to remedy the situation, and evidently, are not done making moves.

Baltimore could be a desirable landing spot for Bryant, who recently extoled the New York Giants’ defense in an interview with 247sports. The Ravens’ D is Super Bowl-ready. Even paired with an anemic offense, the team has not-so-far-fetched 33/1 odds to win the Lombardi Trophy (odds pulled from this NFL 2018-19 betting guide). If John Harbaugh can create any semblance of a passing game, they will start to look like one of the more complete teams in the league.

There is a lingering question of fit, of course. Crabtree is not a speedster; Bryant is not a speedster; and Flacco’s relative strength is throwing the deep ball. Having that pair occupy two of Baltimore’s receiver spots may not put Flacco in the best position to succeed.

That said, when your second-leading receiver was a 37-year-old Ben Watson who barely cracked 500 yards, modest improvement shouldn’t be hard to come by.

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Marvel’s ‘Avengers’ Brandall Malik Trying Hand At EDM Music Scene http://thesource.com/2018/04/18/marvels-avengers-brandall-malik-trying-hand-at-edm-music-scene/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:56:06 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=437079 Show business is all Brandall Malik knows. Casted in both Marvel’s Avengers Civil War and HBO’s Vice Principles, he’s making a steady life for himself post college grad life at Pfeiffer University. The four year baseball letterman played the the outfielder position and was a member of the Academic All-Conference team. He also played in […]

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Show business is all Brandall Malik knows.

Casted in both Marvel’s Avengers Civil War and HBO’s Vice Principles, he’s making a steady life for himself post college grad life at Pfeiffer University.

The four year baseball letterman played the the outfielder position and was a member of the Academic All-Conference team. He also played in 31 games, accumulated 72 at bats, scored 12 runs and stole a team-high 10 bases, had one double and one triple and recorded a .360 on base percentage.

While sports, acting and education are great, he’s now exploring his next act: music!

The first musical act signed to Peters Industries, Brandall Malik is ready to take the EDM / Trap music scene by storm.

He decided to focus on music which led to him being signed by Miami EDM / Trap label Peters Industries. Brandall’s first single “Cant Get Over You” is a record which incorporates elements of EDM, Pop & Hip Hop.

Brandall is currently working with producer and former lead R. Kelly backup vocalist John Hill out of Chicago who is the male vocal for Can’t Get Over You.

Brandall’s next release is a rap / trap record rumored to feature Fat Boy SSE and 52 Savage. Make sure to look for Brandall this summer who plans to be highlighting your favorite festivals.

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Says He Played Asteroids And Pac-Man While In College At Duke http://thesource.com/2018/04/09/nba-commissioner-adam-silver-says-he-played-asteroids-and-pac-man-while-in-college-at-duke/ Mon, 09 Apr 2018 15:48:22 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=436010 This week marked the 25th anniversary of hit video game NBA Jam being released. Ironically, the NBA held their inaugural draft for their NBA 2K gaming league with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announcing the first pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Silver, now in his fourth year as the league’s commissioner, has worked for the […]

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This week marked the 25th anniversary of hit video game NBA Jam being released.

Ironically, the NBA held their inaugural draft for their NBA 2K gaming league with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announcing the first pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Silver, now in his fourth year as the league’s commissioner, has worked for the NBA in other capacities for 26 years and remembers NBA Jam when it was released in 1993.

“I was involved with that game,” he said. “That’s a historic milestone.”

Silver also recounted his fondest memories of playing video games.

Also, we learned that while in college at Duke University and in law school at University of Chicago Law School, the commish passed the time playing games like Pac-Man!

“I think my early gaming–do you remember a game called Asteroids?”, Commissioner Silver asked Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson.

“You know, that was sort of…a little bit of basic Pong, too, and Pac-Man. I think as an undergrad in college, I spent a fair amount of time playing those games, and for the younger people here, those were standalone games that you lined up for and you put your quarters on the game to get in line in order to play. But yeah, I was an enthusiast at the time. I think I never scored high enough where I got my initials up sort of in the top category, but I spent a fair amount of time playing those games. And to this day, I mean, one of the things that — in terms of our NBA 2K game, I’m a big fan of the iPhone edition.”

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NCAA March Madness Analyst Wally Szczerbiak Recounts Time Kevin Garnett Shouted Him Out On ‘The Jamie Foxx Show’ http://thesource.com/2018/03/25/ncaa-march-madness-analyst-wally-szczerbiak-recounts-time-kevin-garnett-shouted-him-out-on-the-jamie-foxx-show/ Sun, 25 Mar 2018 19:42:01 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=434736 NCAA March Madness began recently! Did your brackets survive? While we’re on the topic of hoops, Wally Szczerbiak, a studio analyst during the tournament was a standout during his NBA career with the Minnesota Timberwolves and at the University of Miami- Ohio. Wally World’s NBA career and social career once collided when he got a […]

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NCAA March Madness began recently! Did your brackets survive?

While we’re on the topic of hoops, Wally Szczerbiak, a studio analyst during the tournament was a standout during his NBA career with the Minnesota Timberwolves and at the University of Miami- Ohio.

Wally World’s NBA career and social career once collided when he got a shoutout from Jamie Foxx on the hit WB show, The Jamie Foxx Show courtesy of Kevin Garnett.

KG then in his first stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves was in town and was staying as a guest at the King’s Tower.

The funniest scene of that episode was when Jamie was wearing a Timberwolves jersey that was not KG’s and Garnett pointed it out. Jamie indicated that the store ran out of KG’s #21 jerseys, but had a whole lot of Wally Szczerbiak jerseys.

Just one problem: Jamie and KG couldn’t pronounce Wally’s last name, which phonetically is read: ‘SIR-BE-AK’

“If social media was alive back then my computers would have been blowing up,” Wally Szczerbiak told Scoop B Radio’s Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson. “I remember when that happened. That was a great moment.

“I had some great years with Kevin Garnett, we had our ups and downs. But in the end, everything worked out well. That was a pretty funny scene though one that I will always remember and always go back to YouTube and watch.”

The Minnesota Timberwolves have something to cheer about this season. They’ll likely go to the NBA Playoffs thanks to the play of Karl Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and other key contributors. Szczerbiak been dialed in is paying attention. “I always root for the Timberwolves and it breaks my heart that ever since KG and I left they haven’t made the playoffs,” he said.

“The future is bright for them.”

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Former New England Patriots DT Jarvis Green Making Headway With Oceans 97 Shrimping http://thesource.com/2018/03/19/former-new-england-patriots-dt-jarvis-green-making-headway-with-oceans-97-shrimping/ Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:32:36 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=434194 Nine year NFL veteran Jarvis Green went from winning two championships with the New England Patriots and Tom Brady to becoming the CEO of Oceans 97, a National Minority Supply Diversity Chain Company that began in 2015. This new, gourmet line features easy-to-cook meals of shrimp packaged in bags, with four flavors of sauce to […]

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Nine year NFL veteran Jarvis Green went from winning two championships with the New England Patriots and Tom Brady to becoming the CEO of Oceans 97, a National Minority Supply Diversity Chain Company that began in 2015.

This new, gourmet line features easy-to-cook meals of shrimp packaged in bags, with four flavors of sauce to choose from; New Orleans Style BBQ, Cajun Curry, Chimichurri, and Garlic Butter. The shrimp is domestic, wild caught, Gulf of Mexico shrimp, caught by US Gulf Coast fisherman and processed in Louisiana. The product ships in dry ice directly to the customer and arrives ready for cooking a delicious and satisfying family meal or when entertaining.

Green owed a friend a favor. That particular friend already had a shrimping business with 90 employees and access to 800 shrimping boats in Vietnam and so he jumped on the idea to get into the shrimping business.

“I had opportunities to go do coaching,”
Jarvis Green told Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson on the Scoop B Radio Podcast.

“I had opportunities to go do broadcasting, being an analyst, boot camps, clinics all that stuff, you know, with ESPN.”

Green took an unpaid internship and learned everything about shrimp and by the end of his internship. he even made purchasing orders to distributors. “Worked from the ground up,” he said. “From the first person in the shrimp plant, sweeping, mopping, cleaning bathrooms, cleaning the kitchen area.”

From there, he created Oceans 97, a nod to his uniform number. Through the relationship with Dole & Bailey, Oceans 97 shrimp is distributed to major financial institutions throughout New England and other products remain available in multiple grocery retail locations around the country. “When you taste it, it’s just on your pallet,” he said.

“It’s savoriness and it just sticks with you man, you want to go grab a glass of wine and just wash it down. It’s elegant, fine dining at its best for under $10.99.”

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Charles Barkley: I’d Get Rid Of Both The Republicans And Democrats Because They’re Both Awful http://thesource.com/2018/03/19/charles-barkley-id-get-rid-of-both-the-republicans-and-democrats-because-theyre-both-awful/ Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:43:36 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=434163 If you want the truth told, have Charles Barkley tell it! The NBA Hall of Famer, turned “NBA on TNT” analyst has been critical of the political process. “I’d get rid of both the republicans and the democrats because they’re both awful,” Charles Barkley said on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. “They fight all of […]

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If you want the truth told, have Charles Barkley tell it!

The NBA Hall of Famer, turned “NBA on TNT” analyst has been critical of the political process.

“I’d get rid of both the republicans and the democrats because they’re both awful,”

Charles Barkley said on the Scoop B Radio Podcast.

“They fight all of the time like little kids, because we have serious issues, we need serious people trying to solve them.”

Barkley has also been vocal about immigration.



The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
(DACA) was established in June 2012 under the Obama Administration and allows individuals, under restrictive conditions, who entered the country as minors, and had either entered or remained in the country without legal permission to do so, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and to be eligible for a work permit.

As of 2017, approximately 800,000 individuals were enrolled in the program created by DACA. “You know, we have the situation with DACA, that’s really important. I’m a big supporter of immigration,” said Barkley.

Plans to begin phasing it out were initiated by the Trump Administration in September 2017.

“I think Hispanics are amazing people. I think they do amazing work, I think they do jobs black and whites don’t want to do,”
said Barkley.

“I think we need to find a way to keep them here, plain and simple.”

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Derek Anderson on Kentucky Wildcats In NCAA March Madness: We Have A Great Chance At Beating Anybody” http://thesource.com/2018/03/17/derek-anderson-on-kentucky-wildcats-in-ncaa-march-madness-we-have-a-great-chance-at-beating-anybody/ Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:11:01 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=433998 Retired NBA player Derek Anderson won a National Title with the Kentucky Wildcats in 1996. The 13th overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft went on to have a solid career as a member of the San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and the Miami Heat. He won an NBA Championship with the […]

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Retired NBA player Derek Anderson won a National Title with the Kentucky Wildcats in 1996. The 13th overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft went on to have a solid career as a member of the San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and the Miami Heat.

He won an NBA Championship with the Miami Heat in 2006 with Shaquille O’Neal and Dwyane Wade and he’d later publish a successful book.

His heart still bleeds Kentucky Blue. With NCAA college basketball’s March Madness now in full swing, he still bleeds blue for his Kentucky Wildcats who has a first-round matchup with Davidson.
“The only team that I’m rooting for is my Kentucky Wildcats,” Derek Anderson told Brandon Robinson on a episode of the Scoop B Radio podcast.

“Some teams are disciplined and some aren’t, so it’s different,” added Anderson. “But I’m excited to see Kentucky win because we have a great chance at beating anybody.”

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4’5″ Jahmani Swanson Is The Harlem Globetrotters’ New “Hot Shot” http://thesource.com/2018/03/15/45-jahmani-swanson-is-the-harlem-globetrotters-new-hot-shot/ Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:10:47 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=433835 Jahmani Swanson has been excelling at basketball for quite some time. You hoops heads just caught up! Standing at 4’5″ Swanson, better known to hoop fans as Mani Love, was a standout at NYC’s Monroe College. His lightning speed and ball handling skills cannot be denied and he’s developed quite a body of work. His […]

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Jahmani Swanson has been excelling at basketball for quite some time.

You hoops heads just caught up!

Standing at 4’5″ Swanson, better known to hoop fans as Mani Love, was a standout at NYC’s Monroe College.

His lightning speed and ball handling skills cannot be denied and he’s developed quite a body of work. His skills have been showcased in celebrity basketball exhibition games with the latest and greatest like NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Owens and comedian/actor/singer Jamie Foxx. He was also recently named a member of the Harlem Globetrotters, where he got the nickname, Hot Shot.

In 2016, Swanson participated in the #KyrieChallenge. The video got rave reviews and shoutouts on ESPN’s SportsCenter. He displayed his crossover dribble ability in the streets of NYC, and got tons of views on social media. He even got a shout-out from Kyrie Irving online.

According to his Harlem Globetrotters bio, Swanson is considered the “Michael Jordan of dwarf basketball, that would make sense; he’s one of his favorite hoopers. Swanson also holds the distinction of being the shortest player in Globetrotters team history.

Swanson was born with dwarfism, a genetic condition and was first introduced to basketball as a toddler and grew up also idolizing Philadelphia 76ers NBA Hall of Famer, Allen Iverson. Listed as 6’1 on NBA rosters, Allen Iverson was realistically about 5’10. The Answer was overlooked because of his height but dominated the court with his speed and athleticism.

Swanson, like AI was also overlooked. But he loves basketball so he pursued his passion. “It was the first thing to catch my attention and the first thing that I fell in love with,” Jahmani Swanson told Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson while on the Scoop B Radio podcast.

“My mother will tell you that was my toy, that was like my Teddy Bear. I wasn’t sleeping with a Teddy Bear I was sleeping with a basketball and my mom has pictures to verify that.”

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