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‘I Had No Hair on Me’: DeRay Davis Says He Lost His Virginity at Age 11 to 2 30-Year-Old Women 

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A recent interview with comedian DeRay Davis proves that not all pedophiles are men. The comedian recently went on Vlad TV and said he lost his virginity at 11 years old in a threesome with two 30-year-olds who were his mother’s so called friends. In a 10-minute video recently posted to the site, at around the 6:00 mark, Davis starts talking about his experience after the Vlad interviewer brings up the sexual assault charges that are proliferating in Hollywood and refers to them as “the apocalypse.”

AdvertisementThey started talking about the Harvey Weinstein and Terry Crews allegations, and then the story turned to Davis himself.

“I’ve been as a young guy … my mother’s friends … my mother was involved in a lot of stuff. But I’ve had older women … that have taken advantage of me.”

AdvertisementHe called them two “ugly, horrible-looking women.” He said he was “11 going on 12 and had no hair on me.” He called it “disgusting.” He said that to this day, it’s difficult for him to “go down” on women because of what the two women did to him as a child.

He called the women’s vaginas a “scary jungle” and a “terrible place to be” and “made [his] Kool-Aid taste different.” And though someone in the background laughs and Davis smiles, this really is no laughing matter. We are thankful to him for sharing his story and hope that he has dealt with his sexual assault—because what happened to him was a rape—as a child. Let’s block ads!(Why?)

Rivers powers Tigers to win over New Orleans

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Jimario Rivers of the Tigers drives and scores the final basket in the Tigers' win (63-52) over New Orleans. (Photo: Warren Roseborough)
1706 The Memphis Tigers tough defense have Michael Zeno of the New Orleans Privateers surrounded. (Photo: Warren Roseborough)
Never mind that the University of New Orleans Privateers are winless (0-3). The University of Memphis Tigers beat them Tuesday night at the FedExForum and for a team learning to play – and win – together that’s a positive to bank on. In the second home game of the season, the Tigers (2-1) defeated the Privateers 63-52. They were  powered by the explosive play of senior forward Jimario Rivers and a career-high 18 points. His previous high was 16 against Connecticut last January. “I just wanted to bring as much energy as I could to help my team,” Rivers said. “If that meant getting on the floor for loose balls or knocking down some shots, that is what I was willing to do. I was just in the right spots and my teammates did a good job of getting me the ball.” The game was the second consecutive in which one of the two returnees from last year’s team achieved a career high in points. Last week, Jeremiah Martin scored 26 points in the win over Little Rock. Rivers got off to a fast start, scoring 8 of the team’s first 11 points in slightly more than the first  four minutes of the game. “He set the tone early with his aggressiveness,” head coach Tubby Smith said. “Jimario is our best defender. He is size for size and pound for pound our best rebounder. This year he is playing on the perimeter, last year he played on the inside. He is making that adjustment. He is recognizing what he can do. He is playing to his strengths.”
Kyvon Davenport of the Tigers takes a charge against Bryson Robinson of New Orleans. (Photo: Warren Roseborough)
The Tigers never trailed in the game and had a comfortable 32-16 halftime lead. However, they did not start the second half with a sense of urgency. New Orleans cut the Tigers’ lead down to 8 points with 11:02 left in the game. Martin and Malik Rhodes provided the good guard play needed to get the Tigers over the hump. “We did what we had to do to get the win,” Smith said. “I give them credit, they attacked us. They were very aggressive in the second half. We did some things in our routine to get us out to a good start. Most people have a tough time with prosperity. I tried to be positive at halftime, but I knew we weren’t playing well at halftime.“ Asked what it will take to improve the play of the freshmen on the team, Martin said, “I think the guys are playing well. Everybody is not going to play great every game. It is all about being consistent. They are still learning; they are freshmen.”
Jeremiah Martin of the Tigers gets fouled by Dionte Champion of New Orleans. (Photo: Warren Roseborough)
Martin, who racked up 15 points and three steals, said the Tigers need to be poised with the basketball. “They sped us up a little bit and we thought we just had to go right back at them. If we had been more poised and getting in our spots, we would be better.” Rhodes made a big three at a pivotal point to give the Tigers some cushion. “I know my team has confidence in me,” he said. “My teammates have shown that they want me to have the ball in my hands and make the right plays.” Rivers said the Tigers are “in the building process” relative to team chemistry. “We hang out every day to try to build a brotherhood so on the court we can have that chemistry and unity with one another.” From Rhodes’ vantage point, the Tigers already have great team chemistry.  “We play with each other all the time. We all have been here since this summer. Guys are just not making the shots right now, but I feel the chemistry is here.” NEXT: The Tigers host Northern Kentucky (4-1) at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

What’s up with this talk about raising utility bills?

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Berlin Boyd, Chairman, Memphis City Council

Memphis City Council members on Tuesday put a lot of energy into the question of whether your utility bill should go up.

“I am not for any rate increase of any kind,” Council Chairman Berlin Boyd said. “Neither are my constituents. Let’s look at possible alternatives.”

The notion of raising utility rates is being pushed by Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division. MLGW CEO Jerry Collins told council members that the utility company’s future depends on the City Council backing the rate hikes.

Here’s what’s on the discussion table:

An electric rate hike ranging from 2.3 percent over three years, 3.5 percent over two years; 7.1 percent in one year.

Gas: A 3 percent increase over three years, a 4.5 increase over two years; a 9.2 percent increase in one year.

Water: A 1.05 percent increase in 2018, generating $1 million for Memphis Sand Aquifer research.

Jerry Collins, CEO, Memphis Light Gas & Water

“It’s been 14 years since we increased electricity and gas rates,” Collins said. “Residential customers are paying $34 less than what they were 10 years ago.”

Councilwoman Janis Fullilove talked of utility customers who can barely afford to scrape together the money to pay their bills already.

“There has to be another way,” Fullilove said. “People are starving to death.”

Although MLGW has approved the rate, the council has the final say so.

Council members on Tuesday requested that Collins come back in two weeks to revisit the issue.

FOLLOW UP: Community meeting yields ‘God So Loved’ push

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Michael Adrian Davis speaks to his desire to help the African-American community make a significant leap forward relative to the safety and welfare of its children. (Photo: Dalisia Brye)

Radio personality Michael Adrian Davis put it plainly:

“I just want to help in some way.”

Davis was among those who answered the call to meet up Monday night (Nov. 20) at Bloomfield Baptist Church at 123 S. Parkway West. The summons of sort was issued by the church’s pastor, the Rev. Ralph White, in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of 10-year-old Richard Jordan II, who was killed during a so-called drive-by shooting at Airways and Ketchum on Nov. 13.

Awaiting his turn to speak, Davis stepped forward to address the importance of re-development and giving back to the community.

“I recently bought the old Casey Motel,” Davis said. “I would like to possibly use it as a shelter for those in need. ”

Speakers gave voice to several other ideas, with the common denominator being showing love to those deemed to need it desperately.

‘Let’s give the youth something to do. We’ve failed them. It’s everybody’s fault. We can blame one another all day, but who’s willing to change the problem?
— Stevie Moore
Founder, F.F.U.N.

“I’ve been down this path before, so I understand. At the end of the day, all I needed was love,” said Stevie Moore, a turned-his-life-around ex-felon, who founded the non-profit Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives (F.F.U.N.) in 1983 to “provide holistic alternatives for at risk urban communities to deter crime and negative behavior.”

Twenty years later, Moore and F.F.U.N. came out with the Stop the Killing Initiative after his son was killed leaving a nightspot.

Speaking Monday night, Moore said, “Let’s take these old abandoned houses and turn them into gardens. …We can take food and disperse them to those in need,” he said. “Let’s give the youth something to do. We’ve failed them. It’s everybody’s fault. We can blame one another all day, but who’s willing to change the problem?”

White said, “We must do better individually, so we can be better together.”

Attendees nodded their agreement.

“It’s like nobody cares these days and everybody is afraid of one another,” White continued. “We need to change that.”

But how?

White announced the “God So Loved Initiative.” The mission is to take back communities spiritually, socially, physically and economically.

“It’s time that we actually go in these communities to see what their needs are, and what we can do to help,” he said. “If we can physically go and provide resources and help to those needing them, this could be a positive turnaround for the city.”

Starting with the Riverview-Kansas area, the Men of Bloomfield (M.O.B.) will spend seven days and seven nights in the community on a monthly basis. The plan is to talk to young men and women and establish an ongoing presence by offering spiritual, social and recreational activities for the youth.

The next M.O.B meeting is scheduled for December 4 at 6 p.m. at Bloomfield Baptist Church.

“Everybody is welcomed to join,” said White. “Remember, we’re all in this fight together”.

(For more details on the God So Loved initiative, contact Rev. Ralph White at 901-481-3320.)

SPOTLIGHT: Top 40 under 40 Urban Elite Professionals

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The 2017 class of Top 40 under 40 Urban Elite Professionals. (Photo: Wiley Brown)

All Toni Mason, CEO of Dazzle Creative Dance & Movement, needed was the question. She was more than ready to weigh in on the importance of the Top 40 under 40 Urban Elite Professionals gala.

“It gives dynamic individuals and leaders a platform of recognition that we don’t normally get,” Mason said. “It sheds lights on what we have to offer to our city. We are more than the crime rates and negative statistics. …

“We are workers, givers, doers, dreamers, professionals, artists and educators using our gifts, talents and expertise to make an impact not only for our families but for others who want to step out and do something different.”

The second annual Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professionals event was held at the Hilton at 975 Ridge Lake Blvd this past Saturday night (Nov 18). As the evening’s gala was set to kick off, Creator and Chief Event Strategist Cynthia Daniels, said, “I’m always looking to promote positive influence, so I’m excited that it’s here and finally happening. Everyone looks so beautiful.”

Hosted by Hulsey Britt, the sold-out event highlighted 40 Memphians – all under the age of 40 – doing tremendous things in business and entrepreneurship under the ago of 40. Followed by remarks from event sponsors First Tennessee and Hilton Memphis, the event unfolded with a catered meal and live entertainment from singer Keia Johnson.

Keynote speaker and national media contributor Aaron Paxton Arnold, who has worked alongside Bad Boy Entertainment mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, stimulated the crowd with helpful, to-the-point guidance.

“Never be afraid to walk away,” Arnold said, “because the power we have as human beings is the ability to say ‘no.’”

Also among those honored were Edward Bogard, founder of SoGiv Shoe Design, singer-songwriter Kortland Whalum, and Moziah Bridges of Mo’s Bows.

Mason emerged from the Arts & Education category. She said the future for Dazzle includes expanding into more online services and products, continuing to increase studio enrollment, and doing a city-to-city tour teaching and educating parents on movement and the vital role it plays with their little ones in interactive dance classes.

Jarrett and Jonathan Logan of Castle Black Incorporated were honored in the entrepreneur category for becoming one of Memphis’ leading minority Commercial Contractors.

“In the near future Castle Black Construction will have a full-time staff in our Nashville, Tenn. and Houston, Texas offices, said Jonathan Logan, also envisioning opportunities associated with “the growing demand for construction services in the Memphis market.”

The stellar event eventually spilled into the breezeways of the Hilton as attendees networked until the lavish after-party kickoff.

“I’m so proud of Cynthia and everything she’s done,” said Nina Allen-Johnson, owner of Creative Solutions (event planning) and a TSD associate.

The crowd danced on into the late night.

“We’ll be back November 18, 2018 same place, same time,” said Daniels.

(Tickets for the third annual Top 40 Under 40 gala can be purchased beginning January 1. Visit Top 40 Under 40 Elite Professionals on Facebook or email Cynthia Daniels at Cynthia@cynthiadanielsandco.com.)

#ACCESS901: A mighty fine night with the Mitchells

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Al Kapone (left) and William Bell put a new spin on an old favorite. (Photo: Ronnie Boozer)

Boo Mitchell got juice; or, rather, the Mitchell family.

Royal Studios 60th anniversary concert at The Orpheum on Sunday night was a star-studded evening accented with stellar performances, including a surprise appearance by Tank, who paid tribute to Al Green, sparkly slip-on loafers and all.

I would venture to say some were rare appearances. I’m thinking particularly of Hi-Rhythm, who sat in as the house band, Boz Scaggs and Al Green’s original backup singers. Oh, and Al Green’s backup singers are not who you think they are. They looked more like they’d be singing backup for Patsy Cline! Never judge a book because those folks were holding it down in the background.

Royal Studios has had its hands on some of the most significant Memphis music, both past and present. Though I fully grasp that music is transcendent, I still found it fascinating how Royal has crisscrossed just about every genre, as evidenced by the lineup. It mirrored the studio’s catalogue – deep soul to country, folk to funk and more.

During his performance, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), who I don’t think I’ve ever heard actually speak, said he and Annie Lenox both count Memphis music and Delta blues among their top influences. In fact, he’s just recorded an album at Royal with protégé Vanessa Amorosi, who performed alongside him.

In the flow of the evening, I made my way backstage, where I talked with Anthony Hamilton about the Royal Studios legacy.

“It’s a legacy to be a part of. Royal Studios have birthed some of the greats – Dee Bridgewater, Al Green. So many great people worked in the studio. And Willie Mitchell, man, he was the genius behind all of this.” (SCOOP: If you didn’t know, Hamilton is planning to go indie after wrapping a 14-year contract with Sony. You betta be an owner!)

As I observed and absorbed the energy crackling through the audience, I began to understand even more how beloved Willie Mitchell and, now, Boo Mitchell are. They give love to this city and are very much so loved hard in return. Actually, I think the entire Mitchell clan was in the building!

The concert was like a fancy backyard party (sans the grill and Auntie’s potato salad). Meaning, people left their cares and pretenses at the door and came to have a good time.

Much like the cookout, Saturday evening was a night full of this delightful cross-cultural, multi-generational sing-a-long. The lady behind me was like the “Good Times” audience and we travelled from old school to new school with some mashups in the mix as William Bell and Al Kapone put a new spin on an old favorite and The Bar-Kays’ Larry Dodson and James Alexander closed out the night with their version of “Uptown Funk.”

Perhaps the biggest surprise was when Boo received his Beale Street music note, which codifies, immortalizes and, most of all, celebrates his contributions to Memphis music. This honor puts him in the rare air space occupied by his own father, Ms. Ruby Wilson, Robert Johnson, JT, Memphis Minnie and Carla Thomas, among many others that have meaning for Memphians and Memphis music.

Royal Studios is about legacy and evolution. Boo Mitchell and his siblings, Archie and Oona, manage to honor the past and move the company forward. Again, that Al Kapone and William Bell performance…TOPS!

I am as a big a fan of old school as I am new school. I enjoyed the vintage clips as much as the music. And the performances – these folks are legendary. Kirk Whalum, Dee Dee Bridgewater alone…how often do you get to see these sorts of heavyweights come across one stage in one night?

So when I say the audience was singing along, that meant me too, and especially in association with Ann Peebles and Al Green. Can you really call yourself a Memphian if you don’t have deeply entrenched loved for Al Green? Like seriously.

Big congratulations to the Mitchell family for 60 years of black excellence! And really, just excellence PERIOD!

Just as the music isn’t confined to a box, neither are the Mitchells. They represent Memphis well. It was a mighty fine night.

MLK Invitational tips off with a thrilling OT win for East Mustangs

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East High School stars Chandler Lawson and Malcolm Dandridge catch their breath as Columbus (Miss.) High School Star Robert Woodard prepares for play to resume. Woodard had a monster game, nearly leading the visitors to an upset win over East. But East forced overtime and took the win, 68-64. (Photo: Terry Davis)

High school hoops officially tipped-off on Nov. 20, with the Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational Tournament.  Now in its 47th year, 32 squads — 16 boys teams and 16 girls teams — will compete for bragging rights.

Although Memphis East is not participating in the tournament, the nationally-ranked team is still in action. Tuesday night, the East Mustangs rallied from behind to defeat the Columbus (Miss.) Falcons 68-64 in overtime.

Columbus was led by Robert Woodard, a 6’ 7” forward who recently committed to nearby Mississippi State. Woodard had a dominant game against the Mustangs, tallying more than 20 points and grabbing more than 20 rebounds.

“He played well tonight,” said Columbus Head Coach Anthony Carlyle. “We needed him to play well tonight, and he did in order for us to have a shot in this.”

But it wasn’t enough to hold off East.

“We outplayed them for three and one-half quarters, but we told them you have to put four quarters up against these guys,” said Columbus Head Coach Anthony Carlyle. “You have to almost play a perfect game to come out on top against them, especially in Memphis.  My guys competed hard and we just didn’t make some free throws down the line.”

Mustangs Head Coach Penny Hardaway is leading a completely different team than he had last year. In addition to T.J. Moss, leaving for Findlay Prep, the TSSAA ruled that Ryan Boyce and James Wiseman were ineligible to play for the season. The two-time defending state champions have to adjust to some new contributors to their team.

Joining the Mustangs this season is freshman Johnathan Lawson, the younger brother of Chandler, Dedric and KJ Lawson. Chandler, now a junior on the East squad, will be leaned upon to carry a big load for the Mustangs this season.  East’s roster will allow Hardaway to throw different looks at opposing teams — East’s taller and long starters can post up and pound inside the paint, while Hardaway’s smaller lineup can play a pressing style of defense and a quick-hitting offense.

“This is a new year,” Hardaway said. “We’re a new team and we had a little adversity in having two of my players being ruled ineligible. We have to have some guys to step up that did not think that they would have to step up.

“We showed resilience,” Hardaway continued. “That’s what champions do. We don’t give up.”

The Mustangs trailed for most of the game and even fell behind by as many as 13 points in the third period. But they clawed their way back to force overtime. That’s when they took control of the game for good.

“East is a great team and they are number one for a reason,” Carlyle said. “You have to capitalize when you have them on the ropes and we didn’t.”

Tournament Notes:

Memphis University School is the first private school to participate in the MLK Classic. MUS soundly defeated Soulsville Charter School, 74-36.

“We are just very honored to participate,” said MUS Head Coach Matt Bokke. “It has been a long tradition in Memphis basketball. This is Hoops City. There have been a lot of good players to play in this.  We are honored to be the first private school to play in this tournament.  They invited us and we jumped at the chance.”

Other boys teams competing in the varsity boys basketball bracket are Booker T. Washington, Brighton, Central, Cordova, Craigmont, Dyersburg, Hamilton, Haywood County, Hillcrest, Houston, Kirby, Manassas, Maplewood, Sheffield, WEB DuBois A&T and Wooddale.

Participating girls teams include: Central, Dyersburg, Craigmont, Cordova, Douglass, East, Hamilton, Haywood County, Hillcrest, Kirby, Manassas, MBA, Olive Branch, Sheffield, White Station, and Whitehaven.

The tournament continues through Saturday at Hamilton High School, Streets Ministries and LeMoyne-Owen College. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at each event location.

Whitehaven is one win from another state championship game

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White Station lined up against Whitehaven in the quarterfinals but could not overcome the defending state champs. (Photo: Terry Davis)
Whitehaven High School head football coach Rodney Saulsberry Jr. told all would-be challengers in the preseason that if they were going to get the Tigers, this was the year to do it.
Whitehaven QB Vincent Guy eludes a White Station Defender. Guy’s night included a 75-yard TD scamper. (Photo: Terry Davis)
So far, the defending Tennessee Class 6A champs are still standing even though few observers expected that they would be so deep into the year. Last Friday night, White Station High School’s Spartans gave Whitehaven all it wanted for three and one half quarters before falling 41-20. The Tigers will travel to Nashville on Friday (November 25) to play Cane Ridge, which is coached by former Melrose High School football coach Eddie Wood. This is the fourth straight year that Whitehaven has made it to the semi-finals of the 6A state playoffs. “We are young … we still make mistakes sometimes, but we fight through it. These guys encourage each other. That is what we work on,” said Saulsberry. Looking at his team in a broader social context, Saulsberry talked of the need to teach his players conflict-resolution skills and about how to overcome adversity. “That is what we are trying to teach them, how to overcome adversity. Life is going to throw things at you,” Saulsberry said. “I told them earlier, there are going to be some ups and downs in this game. They are going to get some plays and we are going to get some plays, but you have to keep fighting to the end. If you keep fighting to the end, all things will work out fine.” The White Station Spartans’ regular season (3-7) was nothing special. The team’s magic kicked in during the post-season, with Spartans racking upsets en route to the game at Whitehaven Friday night. The game was tied 20-20 early into the fourth quarter and White Station had the football with second and goal from the five-yard line. That drive ended abruptly when Spartans quarterback Drew Lyons’ pass was intercepted by future Vanderbilt Commodore Rayshad Williams on the one-yard line. From there the Tigers drove 99 yards on five plays to take a 27-20 lead when Keyshaun Lewis scored from five yards out with 6:33 left in the game. The Tigers followed with a three-play, 78-yard drive on the next offensive possession. The big play was quarterback Vincent Guy’s 75-yard sprint to the end zone. After the Whitehaven defense stopped the Spartans on White Station’s 15-yard line, Lewis scored the Tigers’ last touchdown on a seven-yard carry. The Tigers finished the game with 342 rushing yards. Cameron Sneed led the way with 115 rushing yards, Chris Witherspoon had 77 yards and Guy had 89 yards. Lewis had 34 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Guy completed two passes, including one for 40 yards and a touchdown to Williams. Lyons finished with 178 passing yards on 6 completions for the Spartans. Running back Greg Williams rushed for 103 yards and had a rushing touchdown.
White Station’s magical post-season run came to an end at Whitehaven. (Photo: Terry Davis)
“I am proud of our efforts on how we finished the season,” Spartans coach Joe Rocconi said. “I am sad it ends and to see the seniors go. We have a great group of kids, parents and fans. We will be back next year.” One positive is that Whitehaven has a lot of returning players, he said. Another is the the resolve the team showed. “When people counted us out; these guys did not buy into that. They got better each week.”  

Grizz losing streak at five after 100-92 loss to Blazers

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Memphis lost their fifth straight game last night, a 100-92 loss to the Portland Trailblazers. It would have been a tall order for them to win. In addition to missing Mike Conley, the Grizzlies played without other key rotation players — Brandan Wright and Wayne Selden among them. And a Damian Lillard/C. J. McCollum backcourt is only a tad less potent than the James Harden/Chris Paul tandem that led the Rockets to victory one game prior. But the game was winnable down the stretch. Portland’s 32-point second quarter, combined with their frisky defense, was enough to keep the Grizz running uphill all night. Check out remarks from Head Coach David Fizdale, as well as Tyreke Evans, Marc Gasol and Chandler Parsons:  

VIDEO: LaVar Ball vs Donald Trump: the Epic CNN Smackdown

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If there is ever a lesson to be learned about LaVar Ball, it is that the man has powered up on his smack talk game, and you will never be able to best him at it, even if you bring him on your CNN news show in an attempt to do so. Unfortunately, CNN host Chris Cuomo became the object lesson of this on Monday night. As we all know by now, LiAngelo Ball went over to China with his UCLA teammates last week and got into some trouble at a Louis Vuitton store where three of them were accused of shoplifting. They were released on bail, and told by Chinese authorities to remain in their hotel until the legal matter was cleared up. Donald Trump was at the end of his extensive trip to Asia, and he has told anyone who will listen that it is all because of him that the three players were released and allowed to return to the United States.

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After soliciting a thank you from the players on Twitter, he actually received and acknowledged that he received one from all three. Because as you know, your president is in constant need of validation. But obviously a thank you from the players was not enough. Trump singled out LiAngelo’s father LaVar Ball as not being grateful enough sucking his dick enoughkowtowingbowing down before himnot giving fealty for not thanking him for the part he played in Ball’s son being released from China, even though many legal experts weighed in and said it was highly likely nothing would have been done to the college basketball players in the first place. He even tweeted to LaVar Ball, because of course he did.

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Playing on the back and forth between the dotard in chief and Ball, CNN host Chris Cuomo had Ball on his show CNN Tonight Monday evening to speak with him about the situation. It did not go well for Cuomo. To open the show, Cuomo thanked Ball for coming on the show and asked him, “Did you ever think you would be on CNN discussing geopolitics and the president of the United States?” “Never in my wildest dreams,” Ball answered. “So as we live this dream, let’s discuss how we got here,” Cuomo says. “Your son was with UCLA, they’re playing ball over in China. They get detained with allegations that they stole merchandise from a store. The president finds out about it. He of course is in China; he’s meeting with President Xi. He gets involved. The boys are released. They get to come back home, which was never a certainty until he got involved.” Ball cuts Cuomo off immediately and asks him how he knows that the boys would not have been released without Trump being involved. He makes Cuomo admit that Trump did not go over there specifically to save the basketball players. “What we’re talking about right now is a lot of stuff about my son just because his last name is Ball. We’re not even talking about the other two kids,” Ball said. “We’re talking about your son because of you and what you said,” Cuomo said. “This isn’t picking on your son. It’s because of how you inserted yourself into this and seemed to disrespect the president’s efforts.” Ball clapped back. “When somebody asks me a question, that’s not disrespectful if I feel nobody did anything, I don’t have to go around saying thank you to everybody … I have to know what somebody is doing before I say thank you. I’m not just going to go around and saying thank you … just because people say things that’s supposed to be true like ‘hey, I stopped them saving ten years’ maybe we was doing some talking with some other people before he even got there,” Ball said.

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“There’s a lot of other matters to go around for the president to deal with that’s political,” Ball added. “I mean, as far as me, let me deal with my son and let him do what he’s going to do.” Cuomo then said Ball seemed to have doubts about what the president did. “I don’t have no doubts about what he did; I have doubts about what he didn’t do,” Ball said. “If I’m coming to get you … let’s say I’m coming to get you out of trouble, if I’m coming to get you out of trouble, you best believe, I’mma take you with me. So if I come over here, I’m going to say, ‘excuse me, sir..or whoever…can you do something for this kid or this person and allow me to take them with me?’ That’s if I’m doing something for someone.” Cuomo then asked Ball if he was upset that the president didn’t bring the boys back with him. Ball said that was not what he was saying.

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Ball then said that if he was going to thank anyone, he would thank President Xi. “Why are we even talking about this with all of these political matters going on in the world?” Ball asked. Ball said he wasn’t here for Trump’s bragging about what he had done for LiAngelo. He said he did not meet with Trump face-to-face. He said Trump should come meet him like a man, shake his hand and tell him what he did from him [Ball].

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Ball said his 18-year-old son who has a 4.0 and has never done anything wrong made an impulsive decision. He said it shouldn’t go without punishment, but it wasn’t worth the big deal everyone was making over it. Ball then reminded Cuomo that the boys were not in jail at the time Trump supposedly intervened. They were in a hotel. He said that if Trump put up the bail money for them to get released, then he would thank him. He again asked Cuomo what exactly Trump did to help the boys get released, and Cuomo seemed to not understand that question. Cuomo accused Ball of ducking his questions about why he wouldn’t thank the president, and Ball asked Cuomo why he was ducking the question of what exactly the president did to help the boys get released.

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Ball then pointed out that if Trump was really trying to help, why did he need to keep asking for thanks for supposedly helping. “If he said he helped, that’s good for his mind, but why does it even have to be said? If you helped, you shouldn’t have to say anything. If I help somebody, I don’t walk around saying ‘You know I helped you now. Come on now, give me some love! I helped you!’ Man come on, for real?” Ball said. “Somebody told me about the tweet a couple of days ago. I don’t even tweet. I’m just saying, why is that on your mind? All this stuff going on and that’s on your mind that a father didn’t say thank you, and you are supposed to be the head of the U.S.?” “Fair criticism,” Cuomo said. “I’m just stating a point that there’s a lot of other things going on. Let him do his political affairs and let me handle my son and let’s just stay in our lanes,” Ball said.

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And that’s the black ass bottom line. Trump is worried about the wrong thing all the time. His constant need for validation, even for the smallest things is sad and pathetic. Be a president, not an insecure teenager, Mr. Trump. Watch the full interview below. Let’s block ads! (Why?)