Frenzy Friday. It’s a day scattered all across the nation, so why not start in the East with Meek Mill taking a shot at someone with a new freestyle? Speaking of shots, could LeBron James use some shooting help from Carmelo Anthony? With basketball still on your mind, does “Love & Basketball” star Sanaa Lathan have a stalker problem? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.
[Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]
1. King Who?
Is Meek Mill relying on a few disses to get him free promotion? That could be the case if you take a close look at his new “0 To 100” freestyle over Drake’s song. Did he take time to really go at Louie V Gutta on the song? XXL Mag takes a look:
Meek Mill previewed his “0 To 100″ freestyle a few days ago and made it perfectly clear that he doesn’t shy away from confrontation. In the opening bars, Meek aims some sharp rhymes at his former Dreamchasers artist Louie V Gutta: “Rap nigga got my chain snatched, and he ain’t even get the chain back/On the news with police, now he talkin’ on Twitter/I ain’t playin’ that.” Straight fire. (XXL Mag)
Is this going to stir reactions from Louie? Is this so under-the-radar it won’t really cause too many reactions? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
2. Melo To The Heat-scue
Is Carmelo Anthony going to help the Miami Heat get over this possible NBA Finals hump? Truth be told, the Heat are still very much alive despite being down 3-1 in the series and one game away from failing to secure the Three-Peat. But could a loss almost guarantee the Heat’s pursuit of Melo? Sports Illustrated is on it:
Anthony, who could become an unrestricted free agent if he chooses to exercise his early termination option, could in theory be an addition to the three-star core the Heat already have in place. The salary cap math of such a signing, though, only checks out if James, Wade and Bosh all opt out of their own deals as well. Each of those three is slated to make $20+ million in 2014-15, which — when supplemented by Norris Cole’s $2 million guaranteed salary — is enough to put Miami over the projected salary cap ($63.2 million). A mutual opt-out between all three stars would clear the Heat’s cap almost entirely; Cole would be on the books along with player options for Udonis Haslem ($4.6 million) and Chris Andersen ($1.5 million), leaving room for James, Wade, Bosh and Anthony to all sign on new deals. (Sports Illustrated)
There’s a lot of number-crunching going on right now but you cannot ignore th e possibility, right? The real question is “if” the Heat are able to win the next three games and make history, would they really want to add Melo to the team? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
3. Where’s The Love?
Is Sanaa Lathan up there with the stalkers top list? You wouldn’t think anyone would really go out of their way to fall for her but it seems like there’s a pretty serious situation on her hands. TMZ has the info:
“Love & Basketball” star Sanaa Lathan is being stalked by a man claiming to be her husband … who was discovered sleeping in her home … law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
Lathan just got a restraining order against 28-year-old Shawn Caples, who was discovered dead asleep in her laundry room last Friday by contractors.
The man — who insisted he was Lathan’s hubby — was shooed away … but she says he reappeared later that day. Lathan screamed at him to “get the f*** out of here” and then called the cops when he refused to leave.
In her docs, Lathan says Caples showed up at her doorstep 3 days later … and she hid in fear.
Caples is now behind bars after being arrested for stalking. He’s been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from Lathan once he’s released. (TMZ)
Is there a reason why stalkers are coming out full-fledged these days? It seems like there’s quite a few celebrity stalkers lurking around the world. Should Sanaa get her number one rap fan Joell Ortiz to handle this situation? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
That about wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the morning scoop from your favorite gossip sites.