News: Lil Wayne Blows The Whistle, Coaches YMCMB All Stars In Miami
Monday, Apr 23, 2012 10:12PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne showed off his coaching skills over the weekend in Miami by putting his whistle to work at a middle school charity basketball game.
Wayne along with a few other high profile entertainers were spotted at the Saturday (April 21) event.
Weezy was one of a handful of celebrities who joined the seventh and eighth grade South Beach All Stars amateur athletic union team Saturday for Celebrity Court of Dreams, a charity game at American Airlines Arena. The kids had the chance to be coached by and even play alongside the stars, all to benefit their championship team. Lil Wayne coached the YMCMB All Stars, and Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie coached the South Beach All Stars. Halfway through the game, however, Lil Wayne switched sides and joined the kids on their team. (Miami New Times)
Cash Money Records' Bow Wow also showed up to provide support.
The kids were treated to a surprise when Bow Wow showed up and helped carry the South Beach All Stars to a slim one-point win over YMCMB. "Whatever dream you have, don't quit," Wayne told the kids in between horseplay. "Don't let anyone try and stop you." The South Beach AllStars participate in activities all year long, including the Wade-Jordan competition this week between Division I seventh and eight graders. Players are literally recruited right off neighborhood basketball courts and school gyms across Miami. (Miami New Times)
Outside of basketball, Wayne has kept busy with skateboarding.
"Skating has become one of my pure passions, I believe I've found myself," Weezy said. "Let me give it to you this way, I needed something more. When I picked up that [skateboard] deck, I was like I want to skate, I want a ramp on my roof now." (Ace Showbiz)
Last month, Wayne promised to become the best skateboarder alive by next year.
"I promise you, this day, next year, I will be not ten times better, not a hundred times better, not a million times better, but the best," Weezy promised in a video dated March 12th. He's still got a long way to go, but Lil Wayne is taking this skateboarding thing very seriously, and you can see the improvement in this latest video. When Tunechi sets his mind to something, he takes it as far as possible, and this new skating obsession is no different. He even went so far as to build a ramp at his Miami home, and every week we see new footage of him hitting up various skate parks around the country. (Complex)