Bernard Hopkins is one of the greatest boxers of his generation and a Philly guy taboot. We'd probably hold him in a much higher regard, however, if he didn't consistently feel the need to pick on Donovan McNabb. What exactly Hopkins has against McNabb is unclear, but B-Hop has waged a verbal assault on Donovan for years, so it was no surprise to see him do it again on Tuesday as he tried to gain buzz for his upcoming fight.
In the past, Hopkins had most criticized McNabb's inability to win the Super Bowl, but yesterday he attacked Donovan for apparently not being black enough.
From the Daily News:
"Forget this," Hopkins said, pointing to his own dark skin. "He's got a suntan. That's all."
I believe that is meant as an insult of some sort, but I always thought people looked nice with a suntan.
Hopkins continued on some Uncle Tom levels.
"Why do you think McNabb felt he was betrayed? Because McNabb is the guy
in the house, while everybody else is on the field. He's the one who
got the extra coat. The extra servings. 'You're our boy,' " Hopkins
said, patting a reporter on the back in illustration. "He thought he was
one of them."
To me, Hopkins has some strange vendetta against McNabb, perhaps because he was the star of stars in this city while the Executioner was just kind of an afterthought. Aside from picking some strange fight, B-Hop probably just wants some attention for his title bout.
Sadly, we just gave it to him for the wrong reasons.
>>Bernard Hopkins still thinking about McNabb [Daily News]
Oh, man. Remember that time Joel Embiid did the Dream Shake?!? And then that time he did the crossover. And when he was pumping the crowd up on his way back down the court after drilling a three ball?!?
Well now you don't have to just remember it. You can watch it all again.
Our friendly video team cut together a video featuring every single minute of JoJo's action in his NBA debut. Sadly, he was on a 20-minute restriction, but that didn't stop Brett Brown from getting him out there for a couple of extra minutes.
Enjoy. And as Dario Saric would say, "I love him so much."
If reading is more your thing, check out Jess Camerato on Embiid's debut and Andrew Unterberger on The Process being secured.
Sevyn Streeter, the performing artist who claimed Wednesday that the Sixers replaced her for the national anthem because of her intent to wear a jersey with the words "We Matter," signed a contract that prohibited political statements, according to CBS3's Jan Carabeo.
Per the report, Streeter was offered an alternate shirt and told she could wear her own shirt in the stands after the performance.
"I was angry, extremely, extremely angry and disappointed and honestly brought to tears by all of it. It broke my heart," Streeter told The Associated Press. "Honestly, I was very excited about being able to perform the national anthem. I was really looking forward to that."
The Sixers didn't directly confirm or deny the allegation but responded with the following statement:
"The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community."
This statement is consistent with efforts being made throughout the NBA calling for action over gestures, as detailed in a feature in B/R Mag.
“I’m past the gestures,” Carmelo Anthony told B/R Mag. “I’m past that. It’s all about creating things now and putting things in motion. So, that’s what I’m on. I’m trying to get guys on board with that and help them understand that — enough of the gesturing and talking and all of that stuff — we need to start putting things in place.”