Category: Sports

Macho Time is Over

Hey people I want to talk to you about the death of former boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho. Hector was a brash fighter with a mean jab, and an aggressive style, who beat some of the biggest names in boxing.

He died Saturday after being taken off of life support by his mother. Hector was ambushed in a parking lot in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, where he was born. Police say packets of cocaine were found in the car in which he was shot.

Now Hector was never an angel, but to make it all the way up to 50 then get shot, wow.  I wonder what he was into? I remember before each of his fights, the fans would cheer “It’s Macho Time” and he would show his fearsome skills that made him one of the top fighters of his generation. Hector’s family moved to the United States when he was a young boy. He grew up in the streets of Spanish Harlem, where he landed in jail as a teenager before he turned to boxing.

After his boxing career, drug, alcohol, and other problems followed him. In 2007, Camacho was sentenced to seven years in prison for a burglary. While being arrested, police found ecstasy on him. He eventually had all, but one year of the sentence suspended and was given probation. Unfortunately, he served 2 weeks in jail after a parole violation.

Camacho’s former wife Amy obtained a restraining order against him in 1998 after alleging that he threatened her, and one of their children. The couple who had two children later divorced.

Doctor’s pronounced him dead after being removed from life support at his family’s direction. He never regained consciousness after at least one gunman crept up to his car, and opened fire on him and a friend who was in the car with him.

No arrests have been made and the detectives have released few details in the case other than cocaine was found in the car, and that the boxer and his friend had no idea the attack was coming.

Now I know people do bad things in life, but I don’t think anyone deserves to be shot. The gunman never stopped to think what this would do to his mother or his children. I just think we need to stop, and think about what we do to each other and that more people suffer not just the one they’re after.

Chamique gets all “Waiting to exhale”

Well well, in another ‘Jesus take the wheel’ moment, Former Tennessee and WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw, was charged with shooting into a woman’s car, and if that wasn’t enough, she also decided to take a bat to the woman’s vehicle as well. Smh

Now I know she is, or was being treated for clinical depression, but shooting up and swinging for the fences at someone’s car windows is…umm…yeah wow! Woman have a seat, literally, and collect yourself.

I remember her when she was coming up, playing ball with the guys in the projects in Queens NY; I followed her career from the time when she went to Christ the King H.S., up to when she led the Tennessee Lady Vols to a national title. I can’t help, but sit in amazement at how you can spend all that time, cultivating a successful life just to have it crash and burn in a matter of seconds?!! This woman was even an Olympic gold medalist! She even had a decent WNBA stint playing for several different teams.

Rumor has it, she has even stalked Jennifer Lacy, 29, who plays for the Tulsa Shock. Reports say, that Holdsclaw followed Lacy to her car, and proceeded to fire at the car; shooting out all of her windows in the process. Thankfully no one was injured in the incident. Apparently, the two women were in a relationship, which ended badly to say the least. Uh yeah!

I know things can happen in a relationship, especially when you involve the heart…I’ve seen cars get keyed, windows busted, and on rare occasions a tire slashed here and there. However, to throw your WHOLE life away over a break-up is beyond foolish, and worthy of a scared straight episode!

Holdsclaw, was arrested and held on a bail of $100,000, and has to wear a monitoring device, in addition to keeping a HEALTHY distance from former girlfriend Jennifer Lacy. Man, I can’t tell you how saddened by all of this I am, especially given the fact this isn’t the first time Chamique’s encountered tragedy in her life. In 2006, the troubled WNBA star attempted suicide while she was a member of the L.A. Sparks, by taking an overdose of prescription drugs, and locking herself inside of the home of her late grandmother, who had raised her, who sadly passed a few days before.

Hopefully, she can get some help for dealing with the inner demons she has, because sometimes things are just too big for you handle alone. I wish her all the best, because the way the world is now, you’re not guaranteed a second chance. Life’s too short.

I will pray for her. Seriously.

The Lakers give ol Mike Brown the boot!

Hit the road jack, and don’t you come back no more, no more, no more, no more…

This week, I want to start off by reporting to you that the Los Angeles Lakers have fired their coach, Mike Brown after five games this season, in which the Lakers have a record of 1-4.

The Lakers announced the move Friday Nov. 9, several hours before they were to play the Golden State Warriors, dang. The Lakers started their season off, thinking that they would have a chance to win the title, after they’ve traded for Dwight Howard and Steve Nash to play with Kobe and Pau Gasol, but they only went 0-8 in the preseason and they started their season 0-3. They won last Sunday, but once again they looked bad when they played Utah on Wednesday.

Brown put in a new offensive system this season, but it didn’t seem to suit his players; on defense the Lakers didn’t look too good either, and that’s Brown’s specialty. Brown said “I have a great respect for the Buss family, and I want to thank them for the opportunity that they gave me, I love the coaches and players that I worked with this past year, and I wish them nothing but the best.”

Assistant coach, Bernie Bickerstaff will take over as interim coach for Friday night’s game, and The lakers haven’t decided yet if they’re going to hire an established coach or stay with Bickerstaff. There are few coaches available for the job such as Phil Jackson, Mike D’Antoni, Nate McMillan, and Jerry Sloan. However, they don’t think it’s likely that Bickerstaff will stay on for the long haul. Earlier Friday, sources told ESPN they were going to use their upcoming six game home stand to evaluate Brown, but after a few discussions over the past 48 hours, the lakers management came to a decision that the team clearly wasn’t getting any better, and it was best to fire Brown now.

Unfortunately, firing Brown now will also come at a substantial cost, as he was just in his second year of a four-year deal worth 18 million. It’s still early in the season, but it’ll be interesting to see if whomever they bring in can right the ship, that seems to be way off course.

We shall see.