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Muhammad Ali's wife Lonnie Ali has been at the center of some controversy surrounding Muhammad's children. Recently an article detailing the breakdown of Ali's relations to his kids appeared in the New York Post, and Lonnie was fingered as the catalyst. Part of the problem is that Muhammad Ali is now wholly in the grips of Parkinson's, whether you want to call it the disease or the syndrome. His sons attest to his catatonic state, and his son Muhammad Jr. says he wishes it would take him sooner rather than later so that he could escape the pain.
According to Muhammad Jr., who is poor and destitute and living in a slum in Chicago, his father cannot communicate and is existing in a comatose state, in pain all the time. A number of the Ali children say that Lonnie Ali cut them off from visiting and seeing their father when she married him. She was his fourth wife, and Ali had actually had children with a few other women besides his wives. There's always two sides to a story, but it does seem wrong that Muhammad Jr. will not get a chance to see his father on his birthday and has been barred from seeing him at all. Lonnie might say Ali is too frail to travel and that a visit wouldn't make any difference considering his condition, but it doesn't seem right to keep Ali from his family.
For the one or two people who don't know who Muhammad Ali is, he is widely considered to be the greatest heavyweight champion ever. His blinding speed and reflexes, tough-as-nails endurance, and preternatural ring instincts allowed him to become the only boxer in history to win the lineal World Championship three times. That means he was undisputed three separate times: 1964, 74, and 78. I've seen almost all of his fights, and for a nice demo of his skills, check out this video.
A big problem for his kids now is that he can't remember who they are. Ali Jr. detailed a story about when he first started having memory lapses back in 1986. Ali had taken him to an ice cream parlor and then driven off. His son called his wife, and his wife relayed the message to Ali that he'd left him there, and when Ali got back he told his son that he forgot he was there. Ali Jr. says that was the first time he realized Ali had a real problem, and it's only gotten worse with time. It is true that Muhammad looks quite unhealthy now. All I can say is I hope for the best for his family and peace for Muhammad Ali, The Greatest.
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These two just got married a couple days ago, and Jamal Crawford's wife Tori Crawford was able to mix-a-lot at her wedding. Yes, Sir Mix-a-Lot was a surprise musical guest, and he performed his early 90's hit "Baby Got Back" to guests including Chris Paul, Grant Hill, and pretty much his whole team of Clippers.
Jamal's wife Tori has something to be proud of in the fact that Jamal is only the fourth person in history to win the NBA sixth man award twice. His value to a team is clear, and his value to Sir-Mix-a-Lot's career cannot be overstated. Tori herself is 29 years old and the mother of two. She's busy all the time taking care of the little ones. Their son is named JJ and their daughter is named London. She also helps take care of Jamal's first son, Eric.
Tori is a fairly private wife for Jamal, but the two are actively involved in community reach-out programs and charity. Jamal himself seems like a really generous, cool dude. He's friends with basically all the top athletes. His last birthday, the 13-year NBA vet got a shout-out from Floyd Mayweather wishing him a good year. He's been photographed hanging with Kobe, Isaiah Thomas (who attended his wedding), and of course all the Clips. Tori is a bit more private and likes to stay home with the kids, though the two enjoy vacations in the offseason and spending quality time at their current pad in Los Angeles. Jamal makes some decent cash to support his wife. His biggest earning year was 2010-2011, when he made $10.8 million. Last year he pulled down a cool $5.2 million. One of the most impressive stats I found from Crawford was his league-leading .927 free throw percentage back in the 2011-2012 season. Only 206 attempts but that's nothing to sneeze at.
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Josh Gordon's girlfriend she is not. Josh Gordon's call girl or Josh Gordon's escort Jenna Shea used his recent media exposure for getting suspended as an opportunity to raise her media profile. Though "raise" is a relative term as it applies to the internet. I'm not here to sit on a high horse and say I'm morally superior to anyone. I'm just pointing out the facts.
Jenna is a high-end call girl and escort. I'm not sure what else to call her because she sleeps with men for money. She's also slept with a ton of famous rappers like Fabolous and 'Lil Wayne. She's also taken it upon herself to rate their package sizes (apparently Fabolous was the winner). She's slept with James Harden after she was paid $20,000 to "hang out." She denied this in an interview on YouTube, but everyone seems so darn sure of it for some reason. Hmm, why would that be, Mr. Harden?
Jenna's picture of Josh featured him when his tattoo was unfinished, implying that it was awhile ago. But then she posted another picture of a 1st class plane ticket to Cleveland from about a week ago. She deleted the picture from her Instagram, but not before everyone screen-captured it. Well, I'm not sure if this is even bad news for Gordon compared to his year-long suspension. I mean, dang that is a long suspension for smoking some grass. I'm pretty sure the rule will be changed within a year or two, as it really belongs in another century, but there's nothing to be done for Josh now, and he mine as well buy Jenna another ticket to Cleveland to do some hanging out.
I also sort of wonder if it's hypothetically possible to go on a date with a professional escort like Jenna without a transaction being involved. Like, what if she actually prefers dating bookish nerds as opposed to millionaire rap stars and athletes?