After their lovemaking, Jarrod and Niara take a shower and fall back into bed. Niara waits until he’s asleep, waits until morning comes. Then she slips out of his bed, finds her clothes and makes her way downstairs. She reaches the front door and gives a frustrated sighs, remembering that she had no clue where her cell phone was. Or even what Jarrod’s address was. How was she going to get home?
Niara mutters: I’ll walk if I have to. I can’t fall under this man’s spell. Not again.
She tries the front door, and is startled at Jarrod coming up behind her. He leans against a foot against the door, looks down at her with fury in his eyes.
Jarrod angry: And history repeats itself. You leave me in bed to run back to Zeke.
Niara: He’s my husband, Jarrod.
Jarrod: A husband you hate. I can see it in your eyes when you’ve said his name.
Niara: It doesn’t matter. I have a reputation to uphold in San Myshuno. I’m a married woman, a mother of two. I may not love my husband but I’m not going to cheat on him with-
Jarrod sneers: With what? A famous athlete?
Niara: Exactly. An NBA superstar who has groupies all over the place. I’m not the one.
Jarrod low: Except…this time…you WILL be the one, Niara. I lost to Zeke years ago. But I don’t lose anymore. Not at basketball, and not with you.
In Queen Sugar, an OWN Network original series, one of the first characters we meet is Charley Bordelon West. The intelligent,
confident, mother and sister married to NBA superstar, Davis West. Charley is
perfect both in the media and at home. Perfect family, perfect home, perfect
life. Her humble roots growing up in Saint Josephine, Louisiana seemed to be
far behind her. However, it all comes crashing down when it comes to light that
her husband not only cheated on her but may have committed a rape. On top of
all that, Charley’s father, the rock of their family, passes away.
presents herself as steadfast, is rocked to her core. How does a woman who
lives her life so publicly go from what many would see as the top, back to
where she started? There is a scene in the show where Davis’ accuser reveals
the true nature of her relationship with him. Queen Sugar is full of commanding scenes. The show itself is extremely
powerful and there is no doubt about that. Yet, this scene, took the wind out
of me. Charley sits at a table across from her husband’s accuser who plays a
taped conversation between her and Davis. Charley sits there, unable to breathe
and abruptly apologizes to her husband’s accuser. You can watch the scene
Charley not only
stood up for Davis and stood against his accuser, she was ready to start a war
for him. Davis was not only her client but her husband. This was two-fold. She
was working to save his career and their lives. The image of this black woman
standing strong on both fronts was delicately weaved. After Charley gets to the
elevator she calls Davis a monster and realizes he made her just as horrible a
person. I remember watching the above scene and getting incredibly angry. I was
upset at Davis but I was mostly upset and hurt for Charley. Her entire life had
become about Davis. In that moment, it seemed to hit her that it wasn’t the
same for him. Davis gave no thought to how this would affect his family. Then
again, maybe he did. After all, they have
a teenage son and a public life. Maybe she would do like the other NBA wives
told Davis she was done with their relationship, she meant it. The only man she
ever loved and knew was Davis. Now, Charley has the new responsibility of
helping to maintain the family farm. Charley also needs to repair what appears
to be a strained relationship with her siblings. Charley is a complex character
and one of my personal favorites. The first season we saw Charley lose what she
thought was the great love of her life. We also got to see Charley fight for
the Bordelon name and for a better relationship with her siblings. Charley also
started falling in love again. Many things can be said about Charley Bordelon.
One thing is true, Charley is evolving and it is amazing to watch.
NBA Playgrounds is available now on Nintendo Switch!
Classic NBA arcade action is back! Take your “A” game to the playground and beat the best in high-flying 2-on-2 basketball action. Practice your skills, play with up to three others on your Nintendo Switch and use your talents to posterize your opponents with acrobatic jams and ridiculous displays of skill. Collect your favorite players from a massive roster of current and retired NBA superstars from every team. Travel to playgrounds across the globe to compete against the very best with your massive arsenal of dunks and moves. Use your fine-tuned skills to take on the master of the playground himself – Allen Iverson.
im really lanky and tall and everyone makes fun of my long ass limbs, heres some things i’ve been called by people: tarantula, daddy long legs, big ol limbs, girl on stilts, longcat, giraffe, tall gay, stretch, large shake, Eiffel tower, empire state nerd, human centipede, big bird, tree, big foot, the bean stalk, two people in one big coat and NBA superstar. also when i was wearing heels one time a lady thought i was a drag queen.
in case any of y’all still wanna complain abt bein short
Leonardo DiCaprio, actor
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Russell Westbrook, NBA superstar
Katy Perry, singer
Hillary Clinton, government official
Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder
Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, rapper/music producer
During the playoffs
you brought Riley into the press room with you after a few games and she
really stole the show. Most people thought it was great, but some were
critical of you. What did you think about that?
was kind of caught off guard when I heard some people thought it
interfered with media getting their job done or just didn’t like me
involving my daughter in the spotlight. But I wanted to bring my
daughter with me and have that bonding time with her. Obviously, she
took over with her personality, which is exactly how she is 24/7, but
I’m never going to apologize for that.”
Did you expect her to steal the show?
“No! I just thought she’d hug on me and listen
to me talk, but as soon I started going she took over. My whole family
and I enjoyed every minute of it because that’s exactly how she is at
home, and it was cool to see her in front of that many people feeling
He also tells a story about Riley throwing up all over him while he was at a shoot lol.