Old School Video of The Week – New Edition: “My Secret (Didja Gitit Yet?)”

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New Edition My Secret

The year was 1984 when New Edition teamed up with some NBA players from the L.A. Lakers at the time for the video to “My Secret (Didja Gitit Yet?)”. The single was off of their second album self-entitled, New Edition. “My Secret (Didja Gitit Yet?” ended up at #100 on the Billboard charts with little fanfare, due to the four other hits, the group were able to manufacture previously.

New Edition would embark on an illustrious career that would bring them success as solo artists, and other groups that were created into adulthood. One would argumentatively be one best boy groups of the 80’s and 90’s.

-Ms Scripter

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I’m Loving The NY Knicks From A Cautious Distance…

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Greenburgh, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Arron Afflalo #4, Carmelo Anthony #7 and Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks pose for a portrait at Media Day at the MSG Training Facility in Greenburgh, New York on September 28, 2015. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Arron Afflalo #4, Carmelo Anthony #7 and Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks . Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

OPINION – You know that saying, where you have to love someone from a distance. By doing so, it helps to remedy any future hurt one may have if you love a particular person(s) closely. Let’s keep it real, we have all experienced hurt in our lives once or twice. Sometimes, you know the person that you care about isn’t good for you, so you are better off loving them from at arms length.

Well, that’s what I have been doing for this 2015-2016 Knick team, which is loving them from a distance. Sure I follow the team, but not like I use to follow them in the past. The heartbreaks for the past two decades have taken a toll on my aging heart. My heart has taken a drastic beating, and it can no longer be subjected to more abuse. I am still hurt by Patrick Ewing’s 1995 finger roll. I am still disheartened by John Starks shooting blanks in 1994 while a well-crafted shooter like Hubert Davis sits on the bench wasting away.

You see the NY Knicks are the epitome of heartbreak. It didn’t matter when one started watching the Knicks after the 1973 championship team. Any time after that has resulted in disappointment, so now I just love this Knick team from a distance. I’m watching the Knicks like a stalker keeping a tab on an ex on Facebook, without them knowing (don’t act surprised, we all done it).

Too many good things have been happening lately with this team, but I’m very cautious. One of them is the fact that rookie Kristaps Porzingis (KP) who was drafted by Phil Jackson is amazingly good. I will admit, when Adam Silver called KP’s name as the 4th lottery selection in the 2015 NBA draft, I was not a happy camper. I assumed KP would be a Euro-wimp that Knicks fans would have to wait to see develop. I had flashbacks of Frederick Weis being selected before Ron Artest and subsequently decline to play in the NBA after Vince Carter figuratively placed his scrotum in Weis’ face. After that debacle, Weis became a running joke for years to come, and his career ended in a blink of an eye. My dislike for any player overseas being drafted by the Knicks has been cemented in my mind ever since.

What gets me raising another cautious eyebrow is the fact that this team is doing something they were immune to last year – which was play defense. I mean Carmelo Anthony couldn’t guard a stop sign last year and now he is dedicating his time to playing defense. Other bright spots like Arron Afflalo, Langston Galloway, and Kyle O’Quinn are making me think of playoffs. Then I snap back to reality and always dig in the past when I had high hopes for this team, but always seem to be disappointed. No, I’m not thinking this team should win the championship (they are still missing some very important key players). I just feel this team if they continue to play the way they are playing now, can catch a lot of teams off guard. So far, we are doing just that by surpassing the wins we have on the road, compared to last year. The only gripe I have thus far is the 4th quarter woes.

I’m keeping an eye on them, but my golden rule is only to watch them on rewind when they win. My time is limited to watching them live, so my excuse is to catch them later. Watching them on re-wind on MSG is the equivalent to watching them from a distance. I won’t get my hopes up, but I love what I see in this young season, thus far. Wait, I may have jinxed it – I’ll revisit this post in April…

-Ms Scripter

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The Missouri Football Team, Did Something The LA Clippers Should Have Done…

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Missouri Football Players

OPINION – The Missouri Football Team and student Jonathan Butler (who went on a hunger strike) protested the racial oppression at the university. The Legion of Black Collegians and others (including football players) associated with the boycott, created a list of demands. One of the major demands that were highlighted is that Missouri President Tim Wolfe steps down from his position. The Legions of Black Collegians also wanted Wolfe to acknowledge his white privilege and total disregard to the racial oppression that has been evident at the college against Black students.

The Black players of the Missouri Football team, united together and refuse to play a single football game, unless Wolfe was ousted. I have never seen such a protest of this style in my lifetime, and I knew it would be only a matter of time before the university folded under the pressure.

I would read about Mohammed Ali’s protests, and the 1968 Black Power salute with Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the Olympic games podium. That’s how close I would get, where I would read about an athlete making a political statement against racial oppression. These two incidents occurred before I was born, so I’m jealous in a way to those who were alive and witness a protest from Black athletes concerning racial oppression. That would soon change…

Now it’s 2015, and Missouri protest has captivated us and has aroused the social media world, in ways that I would have never foreseen. Black people (those that are awake, that is) are sick and tired of the racial oppression in this country. Racism is everywhere, and it has become blatantly overt. The only thing missing, are the whites only signs displayed openly. Black people are tired of being controlled by whites, especially those that won’t acknowledge their white privilege, and used the Black body to make money off of them, while ensuring that the field remains uneven in every way imaginable – that includes outside of athletics. Black people are also tired of living in an environment that is fielded by racism, while others who can control the atmosphere ignore it – sometimes contributing to it.

As a result, Wolfe handed in his resignation. There were more casualties that were involved, who felt the rippling results of these football players’ protest. The chancellor of the flagship campus, R. Bowen Loftin also handed in his resignation.

The L.A. Clippers had a chance to place their historic stamp on slapping down those who demonstrate racist attitudes and oppression. As we all know, former L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, was recorded openly on a racist tirade that not only showcased Sterling’s sheer disdained for Black people, but his overall persona that was just as disgusting.

What was the Clippers player’s response, when they found out that their owner is a racist and didn’t want any of his mistresses bringing Black people around the arena do? Clearly, these NBA players wouldn’t play in the post-season until Sterling was dismissed as owner right? Let the NBA lose millions of dollars in revenue, for harboring Sterling. The Clippers players had the power; they weren’t going to stand for this, right? Nope, all the Clippers players did was arrived at the arena not in dress code (warm-ups turned inside out). My thoughts were at the time, that they missed an opportunity to put a lot of those in power on notice, that economic protest is the way to get people’s attention and make changes. The Clipper players shouldn’t have showed up at all, and the season would have been over (since it was the play-offs).  Revenue would have been lost and the NBA would have realize that they better do something quickly, when things like what Sterling demonstrated is exposed. Not sit on it and hope it blows over. Sterling was later forced out of ownership of the L.A. Clippers; he wasn’t hurting financially in the end, nevertheless.

The Clipper players, looked like chumps. They choose to forgo their integrity and stay safe so they can keep getting paid. They didn’t want the potential future endorsements to decline, or risk any other punishment for not playing in the playoffs. For that, I will always say the Clippers of 2015, gave the appearance of a bunch of suckers.

The Missouri football players on the other hand, had a lot to lose. They aren’t getting paid to play football; they weren’t pro-athletes who were getting millions of dollars a year. They had a lot at stake, compared to the Clippers players who are financially set for life. That’s the big difference between those who stand for something, and others who wouldn’t stand for anything – no matter how obviously something needs to be done. The Missouri football players made history and for that I am proud of them.

The NCAA as a whole is now on notice. These athletes are bringing in billions of dollars in revenue, and that cash flow can decrease if athletes choose to stop playing if they are experiencing racial oppression or other events that leads to stress at these universities. This was a defining moment in sports, and I hope this continues. I won’t hold my breath that a pro-athlete would demonstrate this type of courage in my lifetime. I do know, this new generation won’t stand around like chumps and get treated like cash cows, while suffering in silence to racial oppression.

The Missouri players inserted their power, and they made history. I don’t think people really realize how ground breaking these protests were and how we evaluate future protest. I wish we can take these ideas and implement it economically on how we protest against police brutality. We should target companies who contribute to police unions, private prisons,  and those who contribute to politicians, who do absolutely nothing about police brutality. Economic protests is the way to go, and the Missouri football players just showed us how it’s done.

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-Ms Scripter

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Episode 27: The Anthony Mason Episode

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This is episode 27 and in this episode Chris, John and Debbie discuss the news.  We highlight the passing of R&B group Brownstone member Charmayne Maxwell. We also discuss the Kid Rock controverasal  comments about Beyonce and other news. Lastly, we dedicate the podcast to the passing of Anthony Mason former member of the NY Knicks.

Songs used in this podcast:

  • Brownstone -“If You Love Me”.
  • 1994 NY Knicks Theme

-Ms Scripter

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Episode 18: Donald Sterling, The Clippers Protest & Racism

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ClippersThis is our first episode of the month and what better way to kick it off by having a show dedicated to L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments. We also touch on the players response during game 4 after the comments were leaked to the press. Lastly, we have a brief discussion concerning the passing of D.J. EZ-Rock. Until next time…

Songs used in this episode:

  • Wu-Tang Clan – “C.R.E.A.M”

-Ms Scripter

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Commissoner Stern Fights With Jim Rome & Adds To The League’s Negative Perception

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NBA Commissioner David Stern has been the ruler so to speak of the NBA for over 30 years – longest running sports commissioner to date. Some would say he is one of the smartest sports commissioners to have ever run a league, but in recent years, the NBA has developed a perception problem – and of course when it happens under your watch, the one in charge is to blame.

Jim Rome of ESPN, who I can honestly say I do not like, received the opportunity to interview Stern on his radio show. Rome asked Stern, since the league owned the Hornets did they rigged the lottery to grant them the number one pick. That was a question Stern should have seen coming, since some fans (including myself) have question how come a team who had the less chance of getting the top pick behind the Wizards, Bobcats and Cavs were able to pull that off.

Here is part of the transcript of the interview:

“You know, New Orleans won the draft lottery, which, of course, produced the usual round of speculation that maybe the lottery was fixed,” Rome said. “I know that you appreciate a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy — was the fix in for the lottery?”

“Uh, you know, I have two answers for that,” Stern said. “I’ll give you the easy one — no — and a statement: Shame on you for asking.”

After emphasizing that his line of questioning intended no disrespect, Rome noted that he still thought the question valid, since many NBA fans and observers have openly questioned the validity and purity of the lottery. This time, Stern not only bristled — he swung.

“Have you stopped beating your wife yet?” Stern asked.

“Yeah, I don’t know if that’s fair,” Rome responded. “I don’t know that that’s fair.”

Again, one would think that Stern knew a question of this magnitude was coming and would have had his talking points prepared by someone on his communications team. I guess the talking points were something out of GOP Karl Rove’s playbook, since Stern had the unprofessional and shocking (to those who do not know him) response. I always felt Stern was a pretentious jackass who never like someone to challenge him on what decisions he has made concerning the league – or the way it is being run. I wonder if Stern had this tantrum, because he is well aware his reign will be over soon enough and is going out in such an unprofessional fashion, because he can. His response was way too defensive, to say the least. Say hypothetically, Stern did rig the lottery, the Hornets top pick still wouldn’t help that sorry team get out of the abyss.

Stern is rumored to be retiring pretty soon, and it could not come at such an opportune time. It is time for Stern to take a seat – a permanent one, it is just unfortunate that the end of Stern’s ruling over the NBA will more than likely end on a low note – and not end like old NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue when he stepped down as one of the most prominent sports commissioners in all of the sports.

In business, folks will always remember your last act and not what you have done to enhance a brand over the years – because perception is everything including what some fans perceived the NBA to be as an unethical league. From the referee scandal, which I do, question some referees till this day as being on the shady side, to the blocking of the Chris Paul trade to the Lakers, and to this year’s shady lottery results. In this case, Stern will be remembered for all the recent controversies instead of the good times like the Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird years, so when he officially retires, the message NBA fans may be sending is – good riddance.

-Ms Scripter

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Tell Em’ Why You Mad Son: Lil Wayne vs. The Oklahoma Thunder Staff Part II

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Once again, it appears Lil Wayne felt slighted by the Oklahoma Thunder staff during a playoff game. Just last week he was denied entry to Game 3 of the Thunder vs Spurs game because he did not have a ticket.

This time, Lil Wayne was upset again after attending the game last night against the Heat and tweeted this gem:

Tell em’ why you mad son!

Lil Wayne wanted special treatment and felt like he should not be treated like a regular fan. The public twitter display of a tantrum just proves that he is a spoiled brat who feels that his money can get him anything and anywhere. I guess the Thunder staff is teaching you how it feels to be treated like a normal person and not above everyone else – humble oneself or be humbled.

The staff treated him just like many fans of hip-hop sees Wayne in the present– as a washed up rapper who star has faded. He and his Young Money Crew are starting on the Murder Inc. career path at a rapid pace – where their irrelevance is starting to take shape, and everyone knows it.

See you in the audience at the next game, Wayne. 🙂

-Ms Scripter

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Blake Griffin & The Reorganization of Kendrick Perkins’ Manhood

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Los Angelos -I have seen many dunks in my day, since watching the NBA over 20 years ago. I would have many discussions with my fellow sports fans on what was their favorite dunk ever performed by an NBA player. My personal favorites are KJ over Hakeem Olajuwon and Vince Carter over Federick Weis. The Weis dunk was so bad that when he was drafted by the Knicks, he never played, nor showed up in New York. Last night, Los Angelos Clipper Blake Griffin, performed a nasty dunk over Kendrick Perkins. I had to watched that dunk over and over again, because I could not believe what I was seeing. I have also come to the realization that this particular dunk may play a psychological role on Perkins’ manhood in the future. 😆 I wonder if after the game, did Perkins stay in a fetal position while he was taking a shower.  So without further ado, here is argumentatively the dunk of the year:

-Ms Scripter

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The NBA In Rants: Dan Gilbert The Player Hater, Chris Paul, Lamar Odom, David Stern, etc.

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I usually do a weekly rant on Fridays, but the NBA has captivated the news that I decided to dedicate an entire post on the league. A lot of questionable and downright disingenuous actions by the NBA has taken place these past few days. From  rejected trades, to free agent signings things have been shaping up to be quite interesting. Here are my rants, dedicated specifically for the NBA:

Cavs Owner Dan Gilbert Is A “Player” Hater

For those who are wondering who is Dan Gilbert. He is the owner of the Cavs who wrote an email to Commissioner David Stern, blasting the potential trade that would have sent all-star guard Chris Paul to the Lakers. He is basically pleading on email and I quote:

I cannot remember ever seeing a trade where a team got by far the best player in the trade and saved over $40 million in the process. And it doesn’t appear that they would give up any draft picks, which might allow to later make a trade for Dwight Howard. (They would also get a large trade exception that would help them improve their team and/or eventually trade for Howard.) I just don’t see how we can allow this trade to happen. I know the vast majority of owners feel the same way that I do. When will we just change the name of 25 of the 30 teams to the Washington Generals?

Dan Gilbert reminds me of a person that can not seem to get over the fact his bride left him at the altar. A better analogy would be that Gilbert was here in a past life and is still holding grudges that President Lincoln created the Emancipation Proclamation. Wow, Gilbert you still mad? Sensitive owners need to drink a Corona. Gilbert is the epitome of a “player” hater.  Lebron is gone, and Gilbert will probably never get an athlete of his caliber to play for his pathetic team. He just reeks of a man who believes the NBA players are his “property” and he owns them all. Way to attract a potential free agent to sign with your team. To get over your obvious heartbreak that Lebron left you in the red, you can always listen to Mary J. Blige’s My Life album and reminisce of the good old days when your team was on top because you will never see those glory days again. :mrgreen:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Paul Should Sue The League if He Loses 30-40 Million Dollars

I really feel sorry for CP3, who has always been a class act in this league. Not only was he blocked from becoming a Laker, he was even blocked just recently from becoming a Clipper, because the price was way too steep. What makes his story even more sad is that if he does not get traded by the deadline, any team he chooses to sign with will cause him to lose 30-40 million dollars. I would co-sign to any legal plans directed at the league, if it reaches that point. The league has made a mockery of him and discourage any other potential star player who may want to escape their teams, you hear that Dwight Howard? Maybe if a law suit is filed, even if they lose or if it is tossed out would have an even bigger negative perception on what fans think of the league.  Here is hoping he is traded, but if any team does not sell the farm for him, Stern would be exposed as an even bigger fraud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lakers Panic and Traded Odom Too Soon

The Lakers seem to panic so to speak by getting rid of Lamar Odom and of all teams shipping him to the Mavs for almost next to nothing, after the Paul trade fell through. It was reported Odom demanded a trade, and I can not blame him. I guess they felt Odom would have continued to be a disgruntle Laker, so they pulled the trigger on him rather quickly. This makes the Mavericks look even more dangerous, and somewhere Mark Cuban is laughing hysterically. Kobe is not happy, and that does not bond well for the season. Way to go Commissioner Stern not only did you break up a Laker deal, you may have broken up Khloe and Lamar too. 🙂 As much as I despise the Lakers, it still was disheartening to see them be treated this way just because they are a big market team. Is it not their fault that some owners of small market teams think they have no chance in staying competitive.  Last time I checked those pesky Spurs were always hoisting up the Larry O’Brien trophy at one point in time. Last year the Dallas Mavericks won a championship. The idea of small market teams who can never find the chance to compete because big free agents are bullying their way to marquee teams is complete rubbish. Let’s not forgot Oklahoma Thunder, Memphis Grizzles, and the New Orleans Hornets all were very competitive last year. You see Laker fans I got your back, sometimes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is Time For David Stern To Step Down

Could you just imagine Stern doing a Mutombo impression after he rejected the Paul to Laker trade; waving his fat finger in the air. Not in my house! The commissioner appears to not know when to end his reign over the NBA. This latest debacle indicates that he has over stayed his welcome and the entire ordeal is down right pathetic. Yes, the league has control over the Hornets but the Laker deal to me was fair. Can someone inform the Commissioner that he is playing with real human beings and this isn’t Yahoo Fantasy basketball.  By blocking trade after trade he is placing the leagues integrity into question. Well shoot, since the referee scandal the league has always had their integrity questioned. I never understood how can an the NBA block a trade and simply say, “because of basketball reasons” as an explanation. It is time for Commissioner Stern to step down, but like all dictators they never know when it’s time to leave until an uprising begins.

How About Those Knicks?

The Knicks sign and trade for Tyson Chandler addresses the glaring hole at the center position and now Amare can focus more on making buckets. We also obtained Mike Bibby, and will possible be making a run at reuniting with Jamal Crawford. Somewhere anti-Knick fans who have nothing better to do than worry about my team, is getting a tad bit nervous. 😉 Until next time…

-Ms Scripter

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The NBA Is Back & So Is My Trash Talking: My 3 Hated/Loved Teams

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NEW YORK – As one well knows the NBA season has been saved, and the owners and players have agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement. Games will resume on Christmas Day with a triple header and more than likely the Knicks, Lakers, Heat, Bulls, Celtics, and Mavericks will probably be the teams selected.

Around this time, I usually update my FB status taking jabs at opposing fans of NBA teams just because I am a sarcastic, trash talking, egotistical Knick fan. Besides, trash talking about sports is all in good fun, unless you are known to catch feelings. Then maybe you need to engage with a therapist instead of me. 😳 My friends and FB buddies often ask me, how can one be such a trash talker when you root for the Knicks who last won when you were not even born yet. My answer to this is quite comprehensible, keyword “we won”. Some franchises have yet to record a single NBA championship, and besides I can relive Willis Reed coming back on the court limping thanks to NBA.Com TV. I’ve been a Knick fan since Patrick Ewing rocked his dirty blue bathrobe after the game press conferences. Also, since Xavier McDaniel stepped to Michael Jordan during one of the most intense playoff series the Knicks have ever played. With the acquisition of Carmelo Anthony last year to coincide with Amare Stoudamire, the excitement continues. It will also be the year of the bandwagon Knick fans who hung their heads in shame, just less than a year ago, but now want to jump on the orange and blue wagon. If you were not there during the Clarence Weatherspoon, Maciej Lampe, Jerome James, and Eddie Curry era, we don’t want you back. I heard the Brooklyn Nets are adopting fans, up the block.  😆

I’m going to break down the teams I despise the most and teams that I secretly will root for this season.

  • Miami Heat-I cannot and will not ever root for this franchise as long as they are in existence. From the many battles that were waged against my Knicks in the 90’s with Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway, and that oil slick head Pat Riley. Rooting for this franchise’s demise makes me giggle in delight. Now that they have Lebron on their roster, rooting against them is even easier. I jumped for joy at the fact they lost to America’s team aka The Dallas Mavericks last year. It did not help much when Lebron made his out of touch comment, after he lost.  By the way, Miami is not a basketball city just look at all those empty seats during televised games.
  • LA Lakers – One of the most respected franchises in all of sports, but that will not make me root for them unless they were facing the Heat in the Finals. It is hard to root for this franchise due to some of my friends and associates who demonstrate an overabundance of narcissism every time they play. I like Kobe Bryant, especially after his legal troubles, and I watch many fans turn their back on him. Bryant became a sympathetic figure to me. You have Lamar Odom, and Ron Artest who have NY roots and give back to the community, which should be commended. It will still not make me reach for my pom poms and root for them; blame this on their fans. It also did not help when Andrew Bynum demonstrated a fake Dennis Rodman impersonation, to end the season.
  • Boston Celtics – I despise every sports team in Boston. I even hate reading about the Boston Tea Party whenever it is mention in a history class. This is another franchise who have championships for days, nothing personal it is just that geographically I can not endure a team that is from Boston. To my New York friends and associates who root for Boston teams, you ever think about moving there? I may even buy your train ticket, just ask.

Here are my teams that I will be rooting for when they are not playing my Knicks:

  • Chicago Bulls – I never thought in my life I would root for them since the Jordan/Pippen era, but times have changed. Derrick Rose is just so likeable, and their valiant defensive style of play is engaging. Just get rid of Carlos Loozer I mean Boozer and things may work in their favor.
  • Oklahoma Thunder –I can not help but to enjoy Kevin Durant’s game, and it would be gratifying if that city were to win the big one.
  • New Orleans Hornets –I fell in love with the city after one visit. The food, the hospitality, and just the aura made me feel right at home. This is a team that I would love to see win a championship, but I would also love to get my paws on Chris Paul. Hey that rhymed! 😎  He sure would look better in blue and orange, I’m just saying.

This last list of love and affection is subject to change. I look forward to talking smack to my friends and associates, may the best overpaid players/team win!  Who are your top 3 hated teams, and teams that you secretly have love for?

-Ms Scripter

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