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Before we begin, let me set the stage for you a little bit. Let The Kids Grow is a foundation whose goal is to enhance the lives of children in a variety of different ways, including education, nutrition and medical programs. They also have an after school program to help keep kids off the street and away from violence and drugs. Seems like a great organization with a great cause.
Like most charities, they need to do some fundraising to achieve their goals. So on December 1st, the Let The Children Grow Foundation Inaugural Black Tie Charity Ball was thrown. Which brings us to Dwight Howard. Howard was to be in attendance and not only that, he was getting an award from the organization as a result of his work with children. Naturally Howard was allowed to bring a guest, which he chose to be Camilla Pointdexter.
For those of you who didn’t know (myself included), Pointdexter starred on the reality TV show Bad Girls Club. If that’s not ringing a bell (and don’t worry, because I’m still right there with you), this is a show that takes seven ill-mannered women and puts them up in a mansion to live for three months. The goal is to eventually refine the women so that they can eventually become role models. However, after watching a few clips of this show, I’m not sure what right-minded parent would actually allow their child to watch it. There is partying, cursing, fighting and even the occasional arrest. Pointdexter was a “replacement Bad Girl” in season 8. She took the place of another woman who was kicked out of the house for breaking the only rule, which is no fighting. Pointdexter, who’s nickname was “The Cali Cutthroat” was promptly thrown out of the house, also for fighting. She was on the show for a grand total of THREE episodes.
So for those following at home, Dwight Howard was being recognized for his work with children by an organization that prides itself in keeping kids away from drugs, violence, etc… and his date was a woman who physically assaulted someone on a TV program shown already the country. Honest question – do you think it even dawned on Howard that this was probably not the brightest move? It’s too bad that not even all the money in the world can buy you common sense.
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The new and somewhat surprising replacement head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, Mike D'Antoni is about to take over a team desperate for a somewhat competent coach. The team which oozes with talent is off to an abysmal start, and is ready to see D'Antoni reunited with his longtime PG, Steve Nash. It remains to be seen if the Lakers are ready to take on a :07 second or less philosophy, but they'll surely be ready to do something different than they've been doing under Mike Brown.
For D'Antoni, the Lakers gig will represent his third chance in the NBA. Though his stint with the Knicks didn't go quite as planned, D'Antoni had a long run of relative success with Nash and the Phoenix Suns. Mike D'Antoni and wife Laurel D'Antoni and family live in Rye, NY, which is definitely a slower pace of life than Los Angeles. As he heads to LA, his time may not be completely wasted, as he and his family now have experience in a major media market under his belt.
This job move represents an even stranger move considering that D'Antoni just spent a week living in a Westchester, NY retirement home. According to an article on SI.com, after Hurricane Sandy took out power to the D'Antoni's home last week, Laurel found a room at the home for Mike, as he'd recently had a knee replacement and is still on crutches.
Mike and Laurel were married in 1984 after originally meeting in Italy while Mike was playing basketball.
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Just when you thought Dwight Howard couldn't get any douchier, he goes and totally redefines the word.
There are varying degrees of reports, but it's looking like the Lakers' latest heisted big man Dwight Howard is dating Ciara (or thinking about it? We'll get to that...). Last week, we chronicled Dwight Howard's hypocritical personal life, and this is just another chapter in that ever expanding book.
Since Howard's arrival in LA, there have been strong rumors that he and Ciara have been getting to know each other fairly well. We're not really sure how he fits more dates into his schedule, considering all the other ladies in his life. Black Sports Online (who called Howard out last week for his quest to best Wilt's "record") has reported the two have been on several dates. Apparently Howard has to see how things go first before making their relationship public, because he's suuuuuch a stand up guy like that. Because with religion on your side you can do anything as long as keep playing that faith card, right? And because good guys like Howard blow off their own youth basketball camps? Right. To that we say GFY, Dwight.
Ciara, who really hasn't been relevant since "1, 2 Step", seems to be trying to hit up all the jocks she can. She has previously been linked to a guy who gave himself the nickname STAT (Amare Stoudemire) and a guy who's father auctioned him off to the highest bidding college team (Cam Newton). Allegedly, of course. Hope she doesn't mind that her latest choice comes with a whole different kind of baggage.