Kevin Durant Checks Stephen A Smith

Stephen A Smith loves to let everyone know who his friends are, you know DWade, Gabrielle Union, Floyd Mayweather, Carmelo Anthony, etc….

I recall Smith talking about how he knows DWade and his mother and how close he is with the fam. It got to the point where he had to mention on ‘First Take‘ how Gabrielle Union sent him a text to set the record straight.

Well, he may have taken it too far this time….

Recently Smith talked about how he had heard from sources that if Kevin Durant was to leave the Oklahoma Thunder that he would not head home to DC and the Washington Wizards. Instead Durant would head west to the Lakers.

Wow… Kobe and KD in L.A.???

Well, if that was the case it seems like someone forgot to tell KD

“I don’t talk to Stephen A. Smith at all,” Durant told reporters. “Nobody in my family, my friends — they don’t talk to Stephen A Smith. So he’s lying.”

“If you ask me a question, I’ll talk about them,” Durant said. “But like I said before, I have people who I talk to about everything, and I know for a fact they didn’t talk to him, so he’s making up stories.”

DAMN!!!!!

In an attempt to save face, Smith responded by saying that he never said he spoke to Durant or his family and friends. And that he has plenty of other sources in the NBA that he gets his info from.

That’s all good, but Smith is missing KD’s point.

Durant is saying that if you haven’t spoken to him or his inner circle about his future than any other source you have is wrong. That’s it plain and simple, end of story.

Stephen A Smith, better watch himself as it seems that KD doesn’t have much patience for all the free-agency talk.

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

Stephen A. Smith’s flawed vote for Republican Theory

 Full Disclosure, I am not a fan of Stephen A Smith so I don’t have many good things to say about this kat. This goes back to him appearing on Larry King’s show around 2009. And I have gotten into a couple of Twitter wars with Smith. At this point I believe he has blocked me, but all well. I hope this gets back to him some way, haha!!!

Stephen A Smith once again caused a stir this week when during a speech he suggested that all Black Americans should at least vote once for Republicans. Smith’s rationale was that the Democratic party has taken the Black vote for granted and that this would force both parties to realize they have to do a better job courting the Black vote.

So my initial reaction to Smith was……

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I will say that Stephen A Smith has a valid point about the Democratic party taking the Black vote for granted, but he completely loses me with his suggestion of just voting for Republicans. While a situation where all Black Americans voted for Republicans would be a shock to the system of the Democratic party; why would that motivate the Republican party to court the Black vote?

At that point they (Republicans) get what they want in votes without having to do anything!

But hey, maybe there was something I was missing with Smith’s logic.

Ummmm, nah!!!!

On Michael Smerconish show on CNN, Smith went on to double-down on his logic without a good handle of the facts. Smith clearly states that he puts most of the blame on the Black Community, and barely mentions that the GOP has some work to do on their side.

As I stated earlier there is some validity to Smith saying the Dems take the Black vote for granted. We (Black people) should not blindly give our vote to any party, but at the same time BOTH parties, not only the Dems should give Black people and all voters a reason to vote for them.

If Stephen A Smith wants to convince me that I should not look at the GOP as the enemy then he has to explain to me why the GOP looks as me as the enemy.

When it comes to issues like Voting Rights, Tax cuts, Immigration, Income Inequality, and decreasing the number of uninsured Americans (want to repeal Obamacare with no replacement).

Smith talks about Democrats painting Republicans as bad guys but never speaks on what exactly Dems are wrong about. If Smith wants me and others to take him seriously he has to have a better grasp of the facts and stop demonizing (yes I said demonizing) Black Americans as being the uninformed.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Doc Gooden Documentary Tonight on SNY

It’s hard to believe that it has been 30-years since Dwight “Doc” Gooden made his MLB debut for the New York Mets. Tonight SNY will debut its documentary about Doc Gooden’s rise and fall as a young 19-year old in the Big Apple.

Before Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, Doc Gooden was ‘Must Watch TV’!!!

‘The Good Doctor’ airs tonight on SNY at 9:30pm (Eastern)

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As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

Game of Zones Episode 2

I love spoofs of Game of Thrones, which reminds me that the season 4 finale is happening this Sunday…

HAHA, I am Melo fan but I could not help laughing at Phil Jackson pushing Melo through the moon door.

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Game of Zones

And damn, why D-Wade got to be Cersei Lannister???

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As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Sources: Bleacher Report

Tim Geithner and Jon Stewart Square Off….

Over the past couple of weeks former Secretary of Treasury Tim Geithner has been doing the round on the talk-show circuit promoting his new book, ‘Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises’.

With this book Geithner attempts to set the record straight on why the bailout was necessary and without it, the financial crises would have been much worse.

The bailout of the financial industry is one of those topics that rub both Conservatives and Liberals the wrong way and has earned Geithner critics on both sides of the aisle.  Geithner to his credit does not run from his critics and strongly believes that he and the Obama Administration did everything within their power to stave off financial disaster.

In one of the better interviews Geithner participated in was on ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ (5/20).  In a 42-minute interview that had some light moments, Geithner and Stewart went back and forth on conveying their point of views.

For Geithner, this discussion will always be difficult as populous opinion just sees the bailout as “Big Banks” being saved while “Joe Public” was left to fail and foreclosed on.  In a funny but honest moment Geithner admits to understanding why people are mad, but at the same time saying it was still necessary…

“Because we did this set of frankly pretty offensive, seemingly unfair set of things, we have an economy that is, again terrible, hard, a lot of challenges, but much, much better, than what it would have been.”

Stewart in great fashion stayed on message, his belief is that we would have been better off if the government bailed out the people and focused on saving people from foreclosure on their homes.   That would have led to the people having more money to spend and keep the economy going.

“Economies are perception.  So your reality of, but we avoided a depression, doesn’t fit the reality of people’s perception that they haven’t avoided their own personal depression…”

The best part of this conversation is that both men were open to listening to each other’s viewpoint.

If haven’t peeped the full length interview checkout the link below.

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/extended-interviews/z9b8f1/timothy-geithner-extended-interview?xrs=share_copy_email

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

WTF/WTH Wednesdays – Coolout Anthony Weiner….

I was a huge supporter/fan of Anthony Weiner before his setting scandal, and even then I was willing to give him a fresh start with his bid to become the next mayor of New York City. I mean we all make mistakes, so I was open to hear what he had to say and what his platform would be about.

And then more sexting nonsense was discovered, at that point I was done and so should have Weiner’s campaign. Instead he decided to continue to stay in the race and not be forced out.

If Weiner believes he still has a shot, I hope yelling at voters is not part of a strategy he believes is a winner…

Smh, the funny thing is that it was his fiery, confrontational style that made Weiner cool with many Democrats/Progressives.

Except, back then he was yelling at Republican congressmen and not potential voters.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

President Obama Must Speak on Syria….

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President Obama must speak on Syria and the reason why the United States has to act against Syria’s use of chemical weapons; and he must speak directly to the people.  Today the president once again briefly commented on Syria and this is just not enough, it’s not enough when you are talking about taking military action that would impact the US not only in the international community but also domestically.

Polls show the American people want to know more before any action is taken, but in all honesty I don’t know if that is going to happen.  The plans are already set with 5 destroyers loaded with more than 200 cruise missiles ready to launch, and action can happen as soon as Saturday with the last of the UN Inspectors leaving Syria.

IMO, the president should wait for the UN Inspectors’ final report and then address the nation presenting what the inspectors discovered.  I fully support military action (limited with no boots on the ground) but no more sending out Secretary of State John Kerry, it’s time for the president to tell us what’s next!!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!