The NBA has recently announced that it will allow the basketball players to wear NBA approved social justice messages on the back of their jerseys for the rest of the season. LeBron James has decided not to display a message on the back of his uniform and will have just his name on his uniform as usual. LeBron made a statement saying he didn’t need to have something on the back of his jersey for people to understand his mission. LeBron has a brand and I think his brand is about keeping everything straightforward.
The Lakers are all set to play their first game since the pandemic shut the NBA down. You can catch LeBron with his team the LA Lakers Thursday July 30th 9pm Eastern time on TNT. The LA Lakers will face the LA Clippers. The UT Jazz will play the New Orlean Pelicans Thursday July 30th at 6:30pm Eastern time on TNT.
At just the age of 50 , Mariah has decided to release her personal memoir. With a release date of September 29, Mariah is telling it all ! Or will she ? I have followed Mariah’s career since Vision of Love. There are so many interesting aspects about her life from growing up biracial ( in the 70-80s), landing a huge recording deal at age 18 and marrying the CEO of her record company Tommy Mattola. Mariah has eluded to being held captive in the mansion she once called sing sing that she shared with Tommy. I remember Oprah’s interview asking Mariah if she was actually held captive in that mansion. Mariah smiled and simply said “ she could have walked out if she wanted to”. However in a Barbara Walters interview when being asked about dressing more demure while being married to Tommy , Mariah said she could wear what she wanted but it would have been a thing. Mariah has never really said exactly what went down with that marriage but there have been other singers and songwriters who have commented Tommy might have been a little controlling. Is that all true ? Will we find out in this memoir ? Will Mariah talk about what lead to that divorce and give a little more insight on her songs on her Butterfly album that she wrote during that divorce ? Will she talk about the rumors about Derek Jeter? Mariah dated Derek Jeter shortly after the divorce with Tommy but there isn’t much documented on that . I always thought The Roof was written about Derek as well as Fourth of July.
Will Mariah talk about how she was snubbed at the Grammys for her One Sweet Day song that was number one on the billboard charts for 12 weeks and did not win the category for record of the year.
Will Mariah talk about what went down in the Glitter era ? There were several articles out saying Mariah had a breakdown following her breakup with Louise Miguel ( very private relationship ), but Mariah simply said she worked herself to the ground getting 2 hours of sleep a night for months which lead to physical exhaustion. Many fans didn’t believe that story. Will Mariah talk about the song that “allegedly “ was stolen by Tommy Mattola and Jennifer Lopez ? Irv Gotti made a statement years ago that Tommy asked him to work on a particular song with Jennifer ( that he knew Mariah had already sampled ). Mariah has always taken the high road and would simply say “ I don’t know her “ when asked about Jennifer. Jennifer has never made a comment on it.
Will Mariah talk about Virgin records dropping her from their label which lead to The Emancipation of MiMi? Will she talk about her relationship with Nick Cannon and what lead to that divorce ?
Many people say Mariah is to young to write a Memoir. However , life is short. We never know when our time comes to be taken from this earth. I remember Mariah once said she didn’t think she would even live this long. She was around 40 years of age when she said that in an interview.
I know I am pre ordering my copy. I think it’s going to be one heck of a read. You can get your copy September 29th at various stores including Barns N Noble and Target.
Happy 4th of July ! Are you celebrating today with friends , family , food, and fireworks ? Or , are you in self isolation like me? Are you out and about enjoying your freedom ? Or, are you enjoying the quiet in your own home with just you and your thoughts like I am? I don’t feel much like celebrating this year. Today we are suppose to be celebrating our independence and freedom. Are we really free though ? Should we really be celebrating this pandemic and protesting and rioting that has divided this country more than brought us closer?
This year I feel more alone then I ever have as I chose to stay in self isolation away from friends and family so I don’t spread a disease that could possibly kill them if I were to get it and pass it to them. I only venture outside for groceries , medicine , and work. I feel like a hermit as I have been alone for so long that I hope I can remember how to communicate like an adult when this pandemic finally clears up.
I haven’t stayed completely out of touch with the world. I read the news when I can muster up enough courage to hear all about how many deaths the US has seen today and how cities are being burnt down and people shot because of protesting . I am so tired of wearing a mask everywhere I go. I read an article that talked about how we breathe in carbon dioxide wearing masks and how it may affect our lungs in the future. When I am out and about running errands I am noticing not many people wearing masks. I’m sure those with compromising immune systems , those people with cancer , lung and kidney transplants etc would greatly appreciate if you wore a mask. Sometimes you need to think of others. Just because you aren’t sick doesn’t mean others aren’t. Please people ….. wear a mask !
For those of you celebrating this divided country today, please have a beer for me. I need it.
Where have I been? I have been getting that question a lot lately. To tell you the truth, I have been really uninspired with life. The year started with losing one of the greatest basketball players of all time (Kobe Bryant). Then my brother in law was sent to the ICU for some pretty bad complications that required him to be on a ventilator. Then the pandemic. This pandemic has changed everything form the way I live to the way I feel about even going outside. Then I found out I had rodents in my attic (long story).
I use to love purchasing a coffee from my favorite cafe Starbucks and sipping it as I walked through the tedious task of grocery shopping. Now I have to wear a mask during all of my errands so sipping on that wonderful piece of joy has went away. I use to love to go to a movie every once in awhile. Meet up with friends or family for lunch then run to the movies. Well I just don’t think I would feel comfortable going to any theater at this point and that includes movies, concerts, ball games. Life just became a little depressing for me. I also miss basketball. Thanks to this pandemic the NBA was put on hold. That means no LeBron ! For those of you who have been keeping up with my blogs know the love I have for LeBron. It just hasn’t been the same not watching him and Davis tear up the court and make it as the number one team in the NBA this year. This was suppose to be LeBron’s chance for his 4th ring and I do believe it is his year.
However, it has just been announced that the NBA has just tested 16 positive players recently. The NBA was suppose to restart July 30th to finish the season but now I am not sure if the games will happen and if this season will just be a wash.
I decided to pick up extra shifts at work since there isn’t really anything else to do. I have also started to write my third book which will be a nice little thriller for those of you who love a scare. I am currently attending writing seminars and learning so many things about the writing process. I will try to continue to blog once a week so for those of you who were wondering where I have been……well here I am. Ready to share new adventures and stories. Stay safe !
For all of you excited NBA fans the time has come! The NBA has announced the schedule to finish the 2019/2020 season. The next game since the pandemic hit is scheduled for July30th. The first game will be Utah Jazz against the New Orleans Pelicans at 6:30 pm Eastern time on TNT. The LA Clippers against the LA Lakers follow them at 9pm Eastern time on TNT. Check the NBA.com official website to get the entire breakdown of the rest of this seasons schedule to be followed by the NBA playoffs and finals!