Okay so it’s cold here in Adana Turkey this week and we have practiced for the past three days inside the coldest gym ever. . it is actually colder inside the gym than it is outside. I have been trying not to complain as much this year as part of my new years resolution, but yesterday was a challenge. I tried to get the staff to get us some heat but it didn’t’ work. So we continued to practice without feeling our hands. Needless to say I wasn’t very good cold.
I did eventually warm up after I took my hot shower in the locker room. I was feeling great then, two bad practice was over! I just pray I don’t get a cold, nothing is worse then being sick overseas by yourself!
Washington Wizard’s Gilbert Arenas was suspended for the rest of the season without pay for his felony gun charge. Gilbert has done a lot of great things in the DC community but this one mistake is probably what he will be remembered for.
Everyone makes mistakes, but not everyone’s mistake is written about, seen over and over again on television and the internet. Sometimes being a professional athlete is a gift and a curse.
I heard the news about Portland’s Trailblazer’s Greg Oden’s nude picture traveling across the Internet. This guy has had two season ending injuries, and now his ex-girlfriend post these photos. If there is a such thing as bad luck this guy has a big dose of it.
I’m sure everyone has heard the news about the Tiger entering a sex rehab clinic. Really does everyone have to know that?Why can’t it be that he is just doing everything to make his marriage work.
The guy has already put the game that has been number one in his life on hold. To be honest with you I don’t know many athletes who do that for their relationship. Just drop the sport they love?? Nah, I haven’t heard that over and over again in the media..
You know as an athlete myself, I’m not gonna bash these guys. Sometimes I do get very upset at them when I first hear about what has happened, and want to judge them, but the more I think about it, I realize that could of been me.
Everyone in life makes mistakes. I heard someone say that the biggest mistake of all is to be surprised at them as if you had some hope of never making any.
No ones means for mistakes to happen, and believe me everyone has made them. As an athlete we have to learn that our mistakes will be made and when we make them the entire world will see. The same media that built us up will be the same media to tare us down.
Sometimes I feel as a professional athlete, you can never let your guard down. You can hardly trust anyone, you fear for your life when you go out to have a good time. Things get crazy when family, friends, partners, teammates get jealous of you. You could end up of losing your career and even worse tarnishing your image as a respected person forever.
One mistake and the rest of the world takes that as who you are. At the same time all your good charitable work, the time you give back is looked upon as if that is what your suppose to do.
You never read the huge headlines with those stories about athletes, but hey that’s just the way it is.
I’m not condoning the mistakes some of us athletes make. But I firmly believe everyone deserves a second chance.
Me at a local Resteraunt in China wondering what was what.
Last but not least I read today that there are some people that do eat dogs and cats some places in China. I played in China last season and while I was there I ate a lots of vegetables . I’ve never had better tasting vegetables anywhere else. The way they seasoned there vegetables was very delicious. They are now trying to put a law through in China banning eating dogs and cats.
I really didn’t believe that some people in China ate dogs and cats, but I’m sure that other countries can’t believe we eat Pigs, Deer and other animals. You know we love some pork back in the states especialy in the South where I am from. Almost every Family Outdoor event we have back home we put a whole pig on a grill and we have what you call a “Pig Picken” . And in some countries Pork (Swine) is forbidden .
Me and My Uncle at one of our Families "pig pickens" . . the pig is on the grill behind us.
I’ve learned when in Rome do as the Romans, unless you can politely excuse yourself. I’ve heard China is the the one country that within the next 15 years or so, there could possibly be a food shortage. So I guess they have to make use of everything.
I personally don’t want to have to eat cat or dog, pig feet, chitlins, or snakes either. Some people out there enjoy eating those dishes. I say let the person decide what they want to eat.
Making a law against it maybe is taking it too far, What if they tried to pass a law here in the states against eating Chickens. I would definitely be in jail or paying a fine..LOL I gotta have my chicken and eggs, well I don’t know if I could do jail, so I guess I would just start eating alligator. I had some in Kenya and it tasted alot like chicken. . . LOL. Can you imagine a restaurant called ” Kentucky fried Alligator”
Me having Dinner with my Team in China in 2009. When in Rome . . .