LiAngelo and LaMelo Have Been Turned Down by European Teams

LiAngelo and LaMelo Have Been Turned Down by European Teams
(FreshAsFrankie) Things went smoothly for Lonzo Ball, playing at Chino Hills High School, then one year at UCLA, and ultimately being drafted in the lottery by the Los Angeles Lakers, just like his dad LaVar Ball planned. Things haven’t gone quite so well for Lonzo’s younger brothers, LiAngelo and LaMelo. Thanks in part to their boisterous dad, the Ball brothers have been thrust into the spotlight with all eyes on their every move and some have been very questionable.

Earlier this year, LaVar pulled LaMelo out of Chino Hills High School after disagreements with their new basketball coach, Dennis Latimore. LaVar’s boys were the big draws for the school and he felt it entitled him to a say in the basketball program. Latimore said LaMelo’s days of taking 50 shots a game were over and LaVar wasn’t with it. Though the move was criticized, it wasn’t too bad since LaMelo is just a junior, still eligible to play AAU ball and has a standing offer at UCLA. LaVar, however, then took things a step further.

LiAngelo was indefinitely suspended from the UCLA basketball team after he and two teammates were arresting for stealing items from a Louis Vuitton store in China during a team trip. LaVar responded by pulling the freshman baller from the school. That move was met with much more scrutiny. LiAngelo needs a lot of work and he has no chance of being drafted in June, according to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.

Now both boys are without teams and very much in need of development and actual playing exposure. Some basketball insiders have floated the idea of LiAngelo and LaMelo potentially playing overseas, and though they have enough name recognition to draw some interest, the move isn’t as easy as perceived.

Most teams overseas have already begun their seasons, so adding the Ball brothers isn’t exactly feasible. Also, some teams will likely be wary about signing them knowing that LaVar and the issues he brings is apart of the deal.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Lithuanian team, Lietkabelis Panevezys was interested in signing both Ball brothers, but the team’s head coach Arturs Stalberg shut that down, noting that the team has openings in security since they’re experienced in that field.

Though there are some substantial issues, LaVar might have a trick up his sleeve. The polarizing figure has managed to turn his boys into well-known figures and turn a hefty profit. Their names alone will likely draw interest from someone at some point.

Source: complex.com

POWER is Nominated For ‘Outstanding Drama Series’ at NAACP Image Awards

POWER is Nominated For 'Outstanding Drama Series' at NAACP Image Awards
(FreshAsFrankie) For the first time in its award show history, voting for the 49th NAACP Image Awards will be open to the public. Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite nominees in 36 different categories across film, television, and music.

Watch the 49th NAACP Image Awards on MLK Day, January 15, 2018 LIVE at 9/8c on TV One.

 

Arrest Warrant Issued for Adrien Broner in Las Vegas Battery Case

Arrest Warrant Issued for Adrien Broner in Las Vegas Battery Case

(FreshAsFrankie) Adrien Broner is wanted by authorities after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest because the 28-year-old boxing pro failed to show up for a hearing in his Las Vegas battery case. Broner, however, says he was completely unaware of the hearing.

As many will recall, the Cincinnati native went ballistic on the Vegas strip back in September, shoving one woman hard and delivering a knockout sucker punch to a man.

Cell phone video obtained by TMZ shows Broner taking pics with fans before he loses his temper, though it’s unclear what about. As a female companion is seen trying to calm Broner down, he violently shoves her, almost knocking the woman off her feet. He then delivers a vicious punch to an unsuspecting man, knocking him out cold.

The four-time champ was cited for battery and ordered to appear in court Monday, Nov. 27. After he failed to appear, the judge issued a warrant.

According to TMZ, Broner told the site he was completely unaware there was a hearing happening, and if he had known he would have been there.

Further, the summons that was supposed to be sent to Broner was returned to the court because it was “not deliverable as addressed,” court records show.

Broner tells TMZ he’s trying to clear things up with the court.

Source: tmz.com

Rapper Bambino Gold’s Body Found Decaying in the Woods in Alabama

Rapper Bambino Gold's Body Found Decaying in the Woods in Alabama
(FreshAsFrankie) The bodies of missing rapper Bambino Gold, born Edward Reeves, and his cousin Kendrick Stokes have been found in the woods of Macon County, Alabama. Family members reported the two men missing on Nov. 7th (Tuesday) after they had not been seen or heard from since late Sunday night.

The pair was last seen driving a white 2016 Honda CRV with Georgia tags as they made their way to the Alabama State Fair.

According to the Montgomery Advertiserthe county sheriff Andre Bruson confirmed on Saturday that the bodies of Reeves and Stokes were found in two separate locations: Country Road 13 and Highway 80. Both bodies were located on different days, the first body was discovered on Friday evening around 5 p.m. and the second one was found early Saturday morning.

Reeves’ mother Aieda Harris told reporters, “It’s stressful to think that somebody has done something to your child and you can’t be there to take care of them. It makes you very angry. I’m extremely angry. I try to be a calm person but this is just beyond dealing with. It’s absolutely terrible.”

Bambino Gold was 29 years old and has left behind one child. His cousin Skooly (Kendrick Stokes) was 30-year-old party promoter at the time of their death.

Several People Shot At A Boosie Badazz Concert In Gardena, CA (Video)

Several People Shot At A Boosie Badazz Concert In Gardena, CA (Video)
(FreshAsFrankie) Boosie Badazz concert ended in gunfire on Friday, November 3.

TMZ reports that the 34-year old rapper, born Torrence Hatch Jr., was performing at a motorcycle club in Gardena, California when shots were fired around midnight.

There’s a discrepancy regarding how many people were injured.

Four people were shot, according to CBS Los Angeles. TMZ reported only two victims. The injured were transported to the hospital and are expected to survive.

There were several altercations in the crowd prior to the shooting.

Cops took a report for assault with a deadly weapon, but no arrests were made. There are no suspects at this time.

An investigation is ongoing.

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Meek Mill Looking at Possible Prison Time for Violating Probation

MEEK MILLLOOKING AT SERIOUS PRISON TIMEFor Violating Probation
 (FreshAsFrankie) Meek Mill is in big trouble with the law … trouble that could land him in prison for nearly 2 years.

Meek is going to court Monday for a couple of serious probation violations in his drug and weapons case … he was arrested for fighting at a St. Louis airport in March, and arrested again in August for recklessly driving his motorcycle in NYC.

The judge in the case has already made it clear … one false move and she’ll drop the hammer on Meek. In fact, in 2015 he left Pennsylvania for a gig without getting approval from the court and the judge put him on house arrest.

The 2 recent arrests are even more serious, and if Meek got house arrest for a travel faux pas, he’s in big big trouble now.

BTW … Meek’s airport case and reckless driving case have both already been dropped.

Worst case scenario … Meek could spend around 20 months in prison.

Big Sean’s “I Decided” Goes Platinum

Big Sean's "I Decided" Goes Platinum

(FreshAsFrankie) It appears Big Sean can add another victory to his to career, as his album “I Decided” has reached platinum status.

The Detroit rapper took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce that his latest album sold over 1 million copies since its released in February.

“For the creatives, the dreamers I made this album for, I Decided is now certified platinum. The fans got me 4eva. Thank you #DonLife GOOD Music/DEF JAM #BacktoBackPlatinumAlbums #IDecided yeeeeeeee,” he captioned the photo of him posted in front of his new plaque.

Big Sean went hard on “I Decided” which is his fourth studio album. The album debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200. The album was backed with three incredible singles: “Bounce Back,” “Moves” and “Jump Out the Window.”

The album features guest appearances from The Dream, Migos, and Big Sean’s girlfriend, Jhene Aiko. Alongside dope bars from Big Sean, the production for the project was excellent with beats from Metro Boomin, Dj Mustard, and many others.

However, Big Sean doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Earlier this month, while speaking with MTV News, Quavo mentioned that the Migos have songs with Big Sean in the tank.

What was your favorite song off the album? Let us know in the comments.

NAACP Issues Travel Advisory to Black People Traveling with American Airlines

NAACP Issues Travel Advisory to Black People Traveling with American Airlines
(FreshAsFrankie) The NAACP is issuing a travel advisory for travelers flying American Airlines over a series of reported incidents that indicate “troublesome conduct” from many of the airline’s employees. In a press release Tuesday, the NAACP said the incidents “suggest a corporate culture of racial insensitivity and possible racial bias on the part of American Airlines.”

The reported incidents in the NAACP press release range from an African American passenger having their seating assignment changed without their knowledge to an African American mother and her infant child being removed from a New York-to-Atlanta flight after she “asked that her stroller be retrieved from checked baggage before she would disembark.”According to the NAACP, the advisory was issued Tuesday and will last indefinitely.

American Airlines spokeswoman Stephanie Gilson said in a response:

“We are disappointed to hear about this travel advisory as our team members – a diverse community of gate agents, pilots, and flight attendants – are proud to serve customers of all backgrounds. With that said, we understand there is more to do,” she said. “We will invite representatives of the NAACP to meet with our team at our headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas.”

We will keep you updated on any developments on the travel advisory.

Source: nbcwashington.com

Man Diagnosed With Throat Cancer Murders Friend Who Introduced Him To Cigarettes

Man Diagnosed With Throat Cancer Murders Friend Who Introduced Him To Cigarettes
(FreshAsFrankie) A 25-year old man who had been diagnosed with throat cancer murdered the friend that introduced him to cigarettes.

The Hindustatin Times reports that upon learning of the diagnosis, Mustakeem Ahmad became so enraged he purchased a gun, practiced shooting so he wouldn’t miss his target and shot dead the victim, 25-year old Inayat, at the restaurant where the two had worked together as chefs in West Delhi.

Ahmad was also upset that Inayat was performing better on the job.

“Though Ahmad and Inayat were friends at the workplace, Inayat was reportedly better at his job and well-behaved and soon became the favorite of the restaurant owner,” police told the Hindustan Times.

Ahmad was eventually fired from the job. He decided he would either get Inayat fired or kill him.

On Thursday, August 24, he returned to the restaurant to carry out his plan.

“He was carrying his loaded pistol to the restaurant. Ahmad had planned to kill Inayat if he failed to get him fired from the job. That is what eventually happened. Ahmad ended up picking a fight with Inayat. He later shot at him in the middle of the argument,” said an investigator.

Ahmad fled the scene but was later captured by police.