If you mess with Gabrielle Union’s husband Dwyane Wade, expect to get checked! Gabby threw the ultimate shade towards retired NBA baller Charles Barkley after he said D. Wade didn’t deserve to make the All-Star team. Take a seat and grab some tea under her palm tree inside….
Miami Heat baller Dwyane Wade lucked up on a ride or die chick when he married “Being Mary Jane” star Gabrielle Union. Gabby is NOT here for anyone shading her man and will politely throw it right back.
Here’s how it went down....
Last night, retired NBA baller turned “Inside the NBA” analyst Charles Barkley was giving his honest opinion on this year’s All-Star team line up. And he believes Dwyane Wade should NOT have been chosen to play in this year’s NBA All-Star Game (going down Feb. 15th in NYC).
His reason? Well, he thinks D. Wade is a great player, but said the Miami Heat guard didn’t particularly have an “all-star year”. During the TNT broadcast he said,
“Dwyane’s great, [he’s] a Hall of Famer, but he didn’t deserve to make the All-Star team.” He added, "Dwyane Wade is not having an all-star year".
His comments clearly didn’t sit well with Gabby, so she popped back at the retired NBA player with some epic shade. She tweeted:
“Forgive Charles. .. Kenny Smith is a 2x champion & his opinion is most sound,” she said. “It’s like me talkin bout Meryl Streep but I ain’t won nuthin.”
Now let’s put it in perspective. Kenny Smith, who hosts alongside Charles on "Inside the NBA", is also a former NBA star who brought home two NBA championships during his career. He felt D. Wade deserved to be on the team. However, Charles did NOT win ANY NBA championships during his career! Chile… the shade!
As the show went on, Charles was tipped off about Gabby’s tweet and he fired back at her saying,
“Well listen, first of all never mention you and Meryl Streep in the same sentence again. Meryl Streep would never be on ‘Snakes On A Plane’ or ‘Madea’”.
Kenny started calling Charles out, saying he was out of order. He continued,
"Well she could have been. I’ve seen her act, she could have been on ‘Snakes On A Plane’ or ‘Madea’. She’s taking shots at me. She’s pretty, she’s very pretty. I’m not one of them people who’s going to turn the other cheek. You say something bad about me, I’m going to say something about you.”
Roc Nation is making some big moves. Find out about Jay Z's big-baller purchase of a Scandinavian-music streaming company and see Roc Nation Sports star Skylar Diggins in SELF Magazine.
Business mogul Jay Z (40/40 Club sports bars, Rocawear clothing, and sports agency Roc Nation Sports, Armand de Brignac, etc.) just made another boss move, expanding his empire into music streaming.
Reuters reports that Jay'z company, Project Panther Bidco., spent $56 Million acquiring Aspiro, a Scandinavian music streaming company. Following the purchase, Jay said he saw Aspiro as “an innovative high-quality company with strong future growth potential.”
The music biz is on high alert because Jay's new company could potentially challenge the dominance of other streaming services (e.g. Spotify) in the future.
While Jay Z makes big moves in the worlds of business and commerce, Roc Nation Sports artist Skylar Diggins is making a few moves of her own....on and off the court.
In the latest issue of SELF Magazine, the Tulsa Shock superstar opened up about the importance of warming up before every workout and how it has translated into success on the basketball court. Skylar credits the intense warm-up she tackles before every workout with helping transform her performance on the court.
“My warm-up is like other people’s workouts. It sets the tone. I tell myself, ‘This will be tough, but I’m going to get it done.'That mind-set gives my entire workout greater impact.”
Check out Skylar's eight-minute routine:
This eight-minute circuit, developed by Diggins’s trainer, Rick Freeman, will prime your body to push hard. (You can also do the routine four times and call it your workout.)
Get Moving Do each move for 30 seconds with no rest in between.
Squat: Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms in front of you, back straight. Squat, making sure knees don’t extend past toes.
Jump Squat: Squat, then explode upward, arms overhead.
Raised Plank: Hold a raised push-up position, hands beneath shoulders, making sure shoulders, hips and ankles remain in a straight line.
Low Plank: Balance on forearms. Hold.
Reverse Lunge: With feet hip-width apart and hands on hips, lunge right leg back until right knee almost touches floor. Return to start. Switch sides; repeat.
Reverse-Jump Lunge: Lunge each leg back, jumping to switch feet.
Three-Point Plank: Start in a raised plank. Every five seconds, raise, extend and hold one limb (right leg, left leg, right arm, left arm) while keeping the others planted.
Burpee: With feet hip-width apart, crouch down and plant hands on floor under shoulders. Jump feet into a plank; hop feet back to hands and jump up to start.
Boost Your Agility Step Out: With feet hip-width apart and a resistance band around ankles, step right foot at a 45-degree angle as far as you can. Return to start. Continue for 20 seconds. Switch sides; repeat. Then step right foot forward; return to start. Continue for 20 seconds. Switch sides; repeat. Finally, squat, then step right foot as far right as you can. Step left foot to right to return to hip-width. Shuffle right for 20 seconds. Then shuffle left for 20 seconds.
Increase Your Range of Motion
Windmill: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, toes turned left 45 degrees, right hand extended overhead. Pop right hip out to side as though you’re balancing something heavy, bending left knee slightly. Keep back straight, core engaged and chest open as you bend to left from your waist, turning your gaze to right hand and extending left hand between feet. Return to start. Continue for 30 seconds. Switch sides; repeat.
Open Your Hips Leg Drop: Lie faceup with left leg extended. Loop a resistance band under toes of right foot and raise right leg to ceiling, foot flexed. Keep right leg straight as you slowly lower it to right as far as is comfortable; hold 15 seconds. Return to start; lower right leg to left; hold. Repeat with left leg.
Updates in the Suge Knight murder hit-and-run investigation are rolling in. Suge has been arrested on suspicion of murder and the victim’s family believes he definitely committed murder. Get the deets inside….
After turning himself over to authorities last night, rap mogul Suge Knight has been officially arrested on suspicion of murder in connection to a fatal hit-and-run in Compton yesterday.
The Death Row Records co-founder turned himself in to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, accompanied by his lawyers. He was arrested and booked around 3AM.
According to reports, Suge’s attorney alleges two men were attacking the rapper/producer on set of a promotional shoot for the film, Straight Outta Compton, where Suge was allegedly not welcomed. As he tried to escape, he supposedly hit two pedestrians, one being his “friend” Cle Shaheed "Bone" Sloan and the other identified as another “friend” of his 55-year-old Terry Carter (above). “Bone” was taken to a local hospital, but was not seriously injured. Unfortunately, Terry was pronounced dead on the scene.
Eye witnesses on the scene tell KABC that they believe the hit-and-run was intentional. One witness reveals,
"All I hear is some arguing and something was going on, so I turn to look out and I seen Suge Knight turn around and go to his car. He backed his car up and put it in drive and then he hit Terry Carter. He ran him over twice," described Robert Smith, a witness.
And Terry’s family believes the same thing. They first want people to know that Suge and Terry are NOT friends, but rather business partners who worked together on a few projects. In a statement released by the family, it says Terry was NOT involved in any physical altercation and the hit-and-run was NO accident. A portion of the statement reads,
"Although Carter was present for the physical altercation, the family has asked that it be made CLEAR that he was NOT involved in any altercation. It was not an accident, it was murder," the statement read.
A family member also spoke to TMZ with a few additional details:
Both witnesses and detectives told her Suge and Cle "Bone" Sloan got in a physical fight while Suge was sitting in the driver's seat. Suge gunned it and struck Bone.
This is where the relative says it's murder. Bone was laying injured behind the truck and Terry ran over to pull him to safety. The relative tells TMZ Suge KNEW Terry was there but was so determined to kill Bone he just didn't care, and gunned it in reverse, rolling over Terry's head.
Suge is now behind bars on a $2 million dollar bail and his attorney says he does not plan to make bail. You’ll recall, he was out on $500K bond after he was charged with one count of robbery for allegedly stealing a camera from a photographer in Beverly Hills a few months ago.
Below is alleged video footage from the scene of the crime: