Make Chris Webber Great Again? By Klassy K

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Make Chris Webber Great Again?  By Klassy K

In my Martin Lawrence’s voice, “Wzup, Wzup, Wzuppppp home skillets?! It’s ya girl, coming at cha, did ya miss me? Well, you don’t have to answer that, because I know you did! Now give me an invisible hug. I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather in the “D”, cause it’s hot out here for a pimp and everybody else that is soaking in this hot butt chicken grease weather. Yes, it’s just that hot, you can probably scramble eggs and sausage on your car hood, hang your washed clothes on the clothesline (that’s old school for my millenniums), take a shower or bath and go outside to dry yourself off, but before you do that, make sure it’s at night. You don’t want anybody to see what your mamma and your daddy gave ya!

So, now that the weather is hot, and Michiganders are enjoying all the festivals, concerts, parks, events, parades, beaches, etc., it is time to shine that green light on what is going on in Michigan sports. Well, to be honest, nothing is “really” earth-shattering to talk about, so we are going to talk about something else. I don’t know if you heard, but Chris Webber is coming back home! I know what you’re thinking, finally yes, yes, yes, he is going to return as a Detroit Pistons! Never gonna happen, again! Chris Webber was a Detroit Pistons back in the day like in 2007, played for a year, got his cheese, tried to prove his worthiness, and then he was out. Now, he is a television sports analyst wearing that dried up, needing some juices and berries on that matted untrained hair. Don’t get me wrong I love a natural man, but dang you’re on T.V. man (in my Chris Tucker voice). Chris Webber was a phenomenal basketball player, you should remember him for the “infamous timeout choke”.  Let me refresh your memory, it was the 1993 NCAA championship against the North Carolina Tar Heels, University of Michigan was down by two points. It was seconds left in the fourth quarter, and North Carolina Tar Heel player misses a free throw. Chris Webber gets the rebound, travels (refs didn’t see him travel), then runs the ball to the U of M bench, gets trapped by two North Carolina players and then calls timeout.

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I know you are probably thinking, “well yeah, that’s what he should have done, so the other team won’t steal the ball or get a turnover or maybe the coach can come up with a play.” All that sounds possible, but his team did not have any timeouts left. If the internet was out then, it would have been Michael Jordan’s crying face all over Chris Webber’s face. Hell, probably the whole team, including the coach.  So, guess what happened, U of M lost, but hey Chris Webber still went pro, faced the Ed Martin scandal and moved on. However, he is set to return only to be an honorary football captain this fall at U of M. Yeah, you guessed it, his old Alma Mater after being banned for 10 years. Coach Jim Harbaugh asked Chris and surprisingly, he agreed, but showing up is a different story. I often wondered why now? I mean U of M made it to the NCAA championship this past season, they lost, but it would have been nice to see a Fab Five reunion. Not Hi-Five the singing group, but that would be nice too!

Well, the Detroit Pistons are trying to “unify” a team of players in hopes of becoming a competitive and winning team, by adding Bruce Brown, Keenan Evans and Khyri Thomas-not Kyire Irving (Boston Celtics). So, now the Pistons has a total of 8 guards on the team. Really? Why? All I know is when the Detroit Pistons season starts this late October, I better see T-shirts in the chairs, free lottery scratch offs under my $5 pop and $10 popcorn, and Little Caesars pizza given to me when I walk in the door with my ticket, because Tom Gores is spending A LOT of money on these players. You remember Blake Griffin’s and Andre Drummond’s contract, don’t you? Well, if you want to be a part of the Detroit Piston’s franchise, they are holding Detroit Pistons Dancers Auditions this Saturday June 30th and Sunday July 1, Pistons Extreme Team Auditions on July 7th and 8th from 3-7 pm, Drumline Auditions on August 18, 2018, but check out their website for more information, https://www.nba.com/pistons/, good luck!

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Klassy K Sports Korner:  contributor writer for aheartfullconversations.com

 

 

What the Fudge?! By Klassy K

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What’s up home skillets?! It’s your girl, hitting at ya one mo’gin! I hope all my “home skillets” are enjoying the beautiful Michigan weather. Yes, yes, I know it’s been HOT, but try not to complain. Before you know it, we all will be wearing jackets. Now count your blessings! So, let me say a prayer for us, “I appreciate the warm and hot generous weather. I count my blessings with each passing summer day and I will NOT complain, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.” Now shout out to all the graduates, you finally did it.  Congratulations! You are moving closer to adulthood, now be prepared for further challenges, and responsibilities. Yes, to all the things that you didn’t want to do, but now you don’t have a choice. Trust me, I’ve been there and done that. I finally understood what Junior’s song, “Mama used to Say” means, because no matter how many times I was told, “don’t rush to get old”, I was rushing to get old instead of “living my life”.

Speaking of living the viva loca, the owner of the Detroit Pistons Tom Gores has hired a new head coach, Dwayne Casey.  Who? Yeah, I said that myself. So, I Googled him and this what came up, “The Toronto Raptors fires head coach Dwayne Casey after getting eliminated by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round.” There it is! Tom Gores went from hell to the abyss. Let’s accept the fact that Tom Gores is a businessman, he is trying to fill seats, and not win championships. Not now anyway. The new Pistons Head coach Dwayne Casey has never won a championship, and Tom Gores is compensating the highly seasoned coach $35 MILLION dollars for just 5 years. Yes, to coach 82 games a season, eat free, travel free, hotel free, everything big, yeah, he fancy huh? Yeah, he got to coach his team, go to practices, training, blah, blah, blah, sounds like a lot of work. It’s not work, cause it’s something that he enjoys doing (hint to graduates).

It was rumored that the “61 years old” new coach originally did not want to take the job. He was literally begged because he was still owed 6 million dollars for this next NBA basketball season from the Toronto Raptors. He was probably planning on just sitting at home cleaning his dentures and was looking for meals on wheels to come to his house. However, he took the 5-year gig. So, he’ll be 66 and is going to either retire or expire here in Detroit. Tom Gores was so desperate to hire a head coach that he forgot to hire the head coach’s boss. He was probably thinking why hire a general manager or President of Basketball Operations, that’s wasting money!

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Tom Gores and staff also interviewed Jason Kidd (former head coach for the Brooklyn Nets and the guy that lost against the Pistons in the 2004 semi-finals), Kenny Smith (former Houston Rockets player and TNT announcer, no coaching experience), Ime Udoka (assistant coach for San Antonio), and they did not interview Becky Hammon. I guess she wasn’t the girl with the good hair, but Becky could have made history here in Detroit.  She would have been the first woman to coach an NBA franchise, but oh well. Speaking of being the first and making history, Flint, Michigan’s own Claressa Shields, the first American boxer to win two consecutive Olympic gold medals, will be fighting next Friday, June 22, 2018, at 6:30 pm at the Masonic Temple. Tickets are still available at http://www.ticketmaster.com. So, come and witness as she fights her opponent Hanna Gabriels, because yo boy Miguel Cabrera (Da Tigers), 30 million dollar a season man is out the rest of the season due to a biceps tendon injury. That ain’t nothing no Robitussin can’t fix!

Credits: “Mama Used to say”, lyrics/composed by Junior Giscombe and Bob Carter, released in 1982, no copyright infringement intended.

Klassy K Sports Korner:  contributor writer for aheartfullconversations.com

THE FIVE MATTERS OF WHY BEING CONFIDENT ABOUT YOURSELF CAN HELP YOU HAVE A CONFIDENT BRAND! By Chellyz View

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THE FIVE MATTERS OF WHY BEING CONFIDENT ABOUT YOURSELF CAN HELP YOU HAVE A CONFIDENT BRAND! – By Chellyz View 

 

Be Confident in Yourself First!

I simply adore this place.  I have an abundance of confidence about this environment that I will always call home.  My heart can feel the potential of growth, and possibilities flowing through my veins causing an overflow of excitement.  The moments of disappointment will not overshadow the hopefulness I carry around like a four-leaf clover.  All the optimism I confidently have for an exceptional Motor City led to my aspirations of starting a Detroit Blog known as A Heart Full of Conversations, LLC.  However, my dear fellow citizens this sistah got a problem.  I can’t be confident about promoting a prominent brand if I don’t have confidence in myself.

Find Your Path to a Favorable Outcome with Confidence

Building my brand has been a challenging task, but I had to identify the problem.  Ultimately, my dear, I realized the issue was Me! Can you believe it?  I found my confidence after searching for many years.  Guess what?  Somehow, I lost it again.  I lost my focus.  The mission of the brand became lost in the shuffle of my insecurities.  I felt like the people of Moses wondering in the wilderness.  I lost sight of what was important.  Coyness, lack of faith, and uncertainty caused me to go in circles.

I was scared to move forward, because I thought I wouldn’t be able to handle the demands of progression.  I had to realize being fearful would lead me in one direction, and that is nowhere.  Being confident doesn’t mean you can’t ask for help.  It is quite the opposite.  Praying for direction and seeking guidance from those who already traveled a familiar path can help you find your light within to shine.  The end results will direct you to the path of a favorable outcome while having a considerable amount of confidence.

Having Confidence Doesn’t Mean Being Superior to Others

Humility will attract your own self-confidence.  You must learn exuding confidence helps establish friendships and bonds with like-minded people. This will help you align yourself with individuals who will support you and your vision through your highest and lowest points.  Don’t be haughty.  Try not to convey the spirit of knowing everything.  Be confident, but modest.

Worrying Diminishes Your Confidence

Sometimes I have to say, “Calm down Chelly.”  I am certain my brain talks to me during my sleep.  I should be resting but my mind is on overdrive.  I start thinking about planning an event, but the doubt rises like the evil spirits lurking to snatch my contentment.  I begin to question myself about why I should give an event, because no one will show up. What if someone states another event was better than mine?  What if I fail and I lose credibility?  What if! What if! What if! I make myself dizzy by allowing my thoughts to spin around with all the What ifs! Just plan it already!

Ahhhh, there might be situations when the event doesn’t go quite as planned, but hey if everything was easy you wouldn’t have to put forth any effort.  Take a deep breath!  Remain confident in all you do!  Find individuals who will keep you grounded.  No matter the outcome, know with confidence you have made every attempt to plan for an amazing event.

Be Confident in YOUR Progress

I found myself being obsessed with numbers.  This is ironic, because on my nine to five I constantly preach to myself do your job with confidence.  I assure myself not to become overwhelmed with meeting quotas. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! I must laugh at myself when I analyze my blog. I began to compare the value and success of my blog with others.  I sat in awe as I heard about a blog that had 10,000 followers.  I found myself standing there with a blank look after reading an article indicating another blog had the traffic of 20,000 clicks per month.  Oh no, I felt like I was losing a number battle as I recognized one blog was able to bring in $50,000 worth of revenue in six months from advertisements and sponsorships.

Hold it! Be confident in YOUR progress.  Be Confident in Yourself. Believe in your experience.  Your testimony and steps toward advancement will be different from everyone else.  I had to remind myself of these important lessons.  I know in due time, I will have a lasting impact, and touch the lives of many individuals.  Most importantly, I must be confident in my future, and the goals I set for myself.  My biggest downfall won’t be failure, but not being aware that the Holy Spirit created me to be me, Chelly, and a Detroit Blogger who is confident in myself and what my brand stands for.

I hope these steps that matter to me will help you be confident in yourself and your vision that can become a respectable and confident brand.

-Let your heart be full of new ventures that will lead you to the possibilities of limitless conversations!

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