Time to Hush?

Over the course of this year Lonzo Ball has played basketball at a very high level. He’s developed a lot of talk, he’s even got talks of him becoming the number 1 pick in the draft, rightfully so. His father has talked very highly of him, which every father should do about their kid. At first it was, wow he has a lot of confidence in his son. Over the past few months though, his mouth is starting to become a question. Is it time for Lavar Ball to keep his mouth shut?

He’s come out and said lots of suspect things, such as his son is better than the reigning 2-time MVP Stephen Curry. Which I myself am not too big on Steph Curry so I let that go. Later on he started talking about how Lebron James’ kids won’t be as good as him. I started to pay more attention to him when he said that because I’m a huge Lebron fan. I am also a family man and  you never talk about anybodies family, I believe when it comes to family if you don’t have anything nice or positive to say keep it to yourself. Finally he then said he could beat arguably the greatest basketball player ever Michael Jordan in a game of 1 on 1. That’s when I started thinking to myself is it really about his sons or is it about him? I’m all for supporting your kid and I respect that he believes in all of us kids, but it’s starting to seem like he’s trying to live his old dream through his kids. That’s what I don’t like, I don’t think it’s cool to try to live through your kids. At the end of the day its about Lonzo, Gelo, and Melo not Lavar. Now this is no knock on his parenting because he’s obviously doing a wonderful job, but don’t make it about you.

I said all that to say this Lavar should start to watch what he says because people will start to target your sons because of what you say or do. Lonzo could always not live up to expectation and then Lavar would really  have his foot in his mouth. A lot that you say really could effect you in a positive or negative way.

GET OUT

I recently watched Get Out a movie directed by Jordan Peele. Does that name sound familiar? If so, it’s probably because you watched a pretty funny show called Key and Peele. Get Out was to my knowledge Peele’s first big movie released that directed. He had a budget of 4.5 million, during the opening weekend he grossed a whopping 30.5 million. I’m not going to ruin the story line for people reading that haven’t seen the movie yet. The success of Get Out has sparked major controversial conversations across the country. Is the movie racist? Did the movie have a deeper meaning or was it just a good scary movie? 

I personally think that the movie was a solid 10/10. I’ve talked to a few friends and family about the movie and they agreed too. My thoughts on the movie were that it definitely had a deeper meaning than just your everyday scary movie. I think it showed a little bit of history in it without even trying to. I know I said I wouldn’t spoil it, but whatever. For example,  there was one scene where they were auctioning Chris (Black actor) off in the movie while him and Rose were away on a walk. That just kind of symbolized how slaves were auctioned off during slavery times. There were a few other scenes that kind of showed signs of how slavery was, but I’ll spare the audience that hasn’t seen the movie. 

All in all the movie touches on some very touchy subjects through subtle messages. I’ve read a few blogs and people have talked about how they’ve seen small stuff in the movie with big messages so I plan on using a gift card to watch it one more time. This blog will be continued once I gather even more information that I missed from the first time I watched. I 15/10 recommend everybody go watch it. 

Black History

Wow… 2017 is really here and it is really black history month. It’s only right that a tell about one of my favorite athletes and business men of all time. That man happens to be LeBron James. This man had the weight of the world on his shoulders and he exceeded literally every expectation that the media placed on him. Lebron came out of high school deemed the chosen one with good reason, we had never seen anybody like him. To be 6’8″ 260 lbs and move as fast as a guard, but still be able to control his strength was unseen and unheard of. Early in his career he showed why he was “The King” or “The Chosen One” his second year in the league as a 19 year old he averaged 29 points a game. I don’t think that has ever been done in NBA history. A few years passed and he left cleveland because they weren’t getting him help and he knew his legacy would be on the line if he didn’t win any championships. So came the infamous  “decision” which everybody hated it, but in the end raised LOADS of money for charity. He then went on to win 2 championships with miami before coming back home to cleveland and delivering on his promise. He is the only man in history to come back from being down 3-1 and win in the NBA finals. He’s the only man in NBA history to go to 6 straight NBA finals. I respect and love this man Lebron because of the way he carries himself. He never seems rattled in any situation. He holds himself accountable and pulls greatness out of everybody who comes in contact with him. Hes definitely a great start to my black history month blogs, my favorite athlete, a true hard worker and talent Lebron James.