Trinidad James Takes Shot At Kobe Bryant, Kanye West’s Baby Name Gets KO’d, HBO Star Puts On For His City

Freefall Friday! It’s all going down today so why not start things up with Trinidad James taking a nice shot at Kobe Bryant? Speaking of shots, is Kanye West still getting pounded over his baby daughter’s name? One name to remember is Wendell Pierce after finding out what he for his local New Orleans community. All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.

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1. It’s Getting Ugly

Not everyone can knock the accomplishments Kobe Bryant has made in his basketball career but when it comes to sneakers, he’s had some pretty questionable kicks. Trinidad James couldn’t lie when asked about his thoughts on the ugliest shoes ever. SneakerWatch is all over it:

At least you can tell there’s no real hate toward Kobe. Looking at these sneakers, can anyone blame Kobe? Is this the reason why things didn’t work out with him and Adidas? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

2. I’m Gonna Knock You Out

She’s the daughter of one of the greatest boxers to ever live and when she’s not taking her own swings, Laila Ali is giving pretty brutal verbal punches. All Hip Hop Rumors has the coverage:

Now, there are always going to be people that have a something to say. Sometimes we ignore it and sometimes we say stuff back. Kanye is well-known for saying something back. But, this time he may want to chill. Laila Ali, the daughter of the GREATEST boxer ever, has something to say about the name Kanye gave his daughter North.
I think Kanye is going to reconsider what he says back, because Laila is a brawler!At least she was!
PEEP! (All Hip Hop Rumors)

KimYe are due for plenty of jokes about not only their relationship but all of the antics that go on around them. Miss Ali will likely be the least of their worries. #SOHHWhatchaThink?

3. Oldie But Goodie

This story is a few months old but it’s still pretty interesting. Sometimes good deeds should be given more attention and placement on websites and that’s exactly what is going to happen today. Everyone remembers how great “The Wire” was but not too many people knew just how great the actors were in real life. Techyville has a great round-up of actor Wendell Pierce:

Actor Wendell Pierce is giving back to his hometown of New Orleans in a major way. Pierce launched a chain of grocery and convenience stores named Sterling Farms in the food deserts of his hometown. The stores are already proving themselves to be one of supreme customer service, as customers are given a free ride home if they spend more than $50!

“The most important thing to me is creating a relationship with the community; creating an economic engine as an opportunity for them just to have access to a decent grocery store,” Pierce says. Pierce may have taken advantage of a benefit offered by city officials. In an attempt to increase access to fresh, high quality food city officials created a program called Fresh Food Retailer Initiative, which includes a low-interest loan program for supermarkets, grocery stores, and other fresh food retailers and the use of federal economic development block grants. ”One, it improves the health of our citizens. Two, it creates jobs,” said Aimee Quirk, an economic adviser to Mayor Mitch Landrieu. They hope successful grocery stores can play a role in bringing people back to the city. (Techyville)

It’s great things like this we should try paying more attention to. Round of applause for Mr. Pierce. Hopefully more people will be inspired by this. #SOHHWhatchaThink?

That about wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the morning scoop from your favorite gossip sites.

  • U.P.T.nw4eva

    Great gesture, but will the folks shop and not steal? We dont support our black business owners like we should. Hope it works out LA.

  • Kingfuckkit

    I had those Kobe’s in all black i liked them shits enough to buy em and im not a kobe fan like that…


    Ol Bunk did that for Nawlins. Gotta respect that.

    Kobe’s choice in as always been suspect, I’ve never owned a pair other than the 2k4s. Since he wanted to be Mike so bad he shoulda had Tinker Hatfield design his shit. He’ll go down on history as one of the best players to have the worst shoes EVER.

    • Nic Holley

      Yeah, I’m sure that’ll bother him with his handful of rings and shit. Why would a man of Kobe’s stature give a flying fuck? Not to mention ain’t nobody documenting the fuckin history of ugly shoes.

  • Lilbloodz Lilbloodz

    Trinidad Jame a very humble dude
    Just saying


    While I got them newer brown and red kobes, trinidad is right. Kobe done came with some ugly ass shoes. But them Olympic ones that came out last year were dope. As much as I hate the guy Lebron got the coldest shoes out right now.