*As the sports drama world turns, former MLB star Otis Nixon was arrested over the weekend after being caught with a crack pipe and some crack rocks inside his car. Immediately pinning the possession on his son, he still went to jail.
According to TMZ, the 54-year-old was pulled over in Atlanta after there were reports of a reckless driver.
When Nixon was searched, police say they found drugs in his pants pocket and what appeared to be crack rock on his driver’s seat.
Authorities say they also found another stash of crack and a pipe in the floor board of the driver’s side.
Though he tried to finagle his way out of the situation by claiming the substances were his son’s, police conducted a sobriety test and determined that he was not under the influence.
*Floyd Mayweather is an amazing businessman or has some smart people around him.
The undefeated boxer has managed to leverage his resources and better judgment to become the highest paid athlete in the U.S., earning at least $90 million this year from just two fights, says Sport Illustrated magazine.
At only 36-years-old, the fighter, who’s considered the best defensive boxer of his generation, topped the magazine’s Fortune 500 list with his last year top earning of $85 million, with just two fights.
Others on the list include Miami Heat star LeBron James at no.2 with a total of $56.5 million.
LeBron’s income is his $17.5 million salary with an additional $39 million in endorsements.
Surprisingly, golfer Tiger Woods slid into the no. 5 slot with earnings totaling $40.8 million. In 2004, the athlete was at no. 1, all the way through 2011.
Coming up at the end at no. 50, Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano with $18.2 million.
Internationally, it looks like Mayweather is still on top since David Beckham is the highest paid athlete outside of the U.S. with $48 million.
* Another night of partying for NBA Ballers D.Wade and Lebron James. The two were spotted partying alongside comedic actor Kevin Hart and radio personality Kenny Burns at Atlanta’s Vaniquish night club.
*Aww, former LA Laker guard, Smush Parker, is feeling dissed by Kobe Bryant, who he says has gone Hollywood.
According to TMZ, the basketball player is upset with the “overrated” former teammate because Kobe doesn’t think Smush is worthy of talking to.
Kobe “told me out of his own mouth that I couldn’t talk to him. That my accolades under my belt weren’t deserving enough for me to talk to him,” Smush commented. He also says Kobe didn’t talk to most of his teammates.
The only reason Smush says he’s even letting it all hang out about Kobe is because the dude said he lost the ’05-’06 NBA MVP trophy to Steve Nash since he was surrounded by no-talent-having players that season. Um… Smush was one of em.
Kobe said, “I tell Steve, you won MVP, but I was playing with Smush Parker.”
Bryant’s not through. He continued his commentary saying:
“He shouldn’t have been in the NBA but we were too cheap to pay for a point guard. So we let him walk on.”
Whoa, what a diss. We don’t blame Parker for trying to get some get back.
But the bottom line is, as far as we’re concerned, Kobe was right. Parker did suck. Big time.
*Gabby Douglas has been the brunt of a lot of criticism lately.
It’s almost as if successful African Americans can’t be successful without a fellow brother or sister tearing them down, especially that one dude no one cares to listen to.
The 16-year-old gymnast was not only heckled at for her hair, but also because … are you ready … she didn’t represent America in a traditional leotard!
Conservative black radio host, David Webb, suggested that Gabby and her teammates weren’t showing enough patriotism by sporting a red, white and blue outfit or the gold medalist at least wrapping herself up in an American flag.
Webb and other conservative commentators see Gabby’s move, as well as other Olympiads, as a defiant stance against America. He added that when American athletes are draped in the flag, it takes away from the feeling of unity.
“We’ve also lost over time that jingoistic feeling,” he said. “You know, the National Anthem, we sing it at baseball games. I think the National Anthem should be followed with, “Play ball.” It’s kind of an American thing. We’ve lost a little of that, you know, saying The Pledge of Allegiance. And I think that plays over into some of this soft acceptance. You know what? Red, white and blue – wear it. Wave it. Be proud to be an American. It’s not a political issue. But they make it a social issue.”