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Exclusive: Stephen A. Smith Disses Russell Westbrook, Kobe Bryant



Chances are that you will not be seeing ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith walking around Lincoln Center for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean the man doesn’t have an opinion on fashion … particularly on who’s the most fashionable man in sports.

When you think of sports and fashion, names like David Beckham and Dwayne Wade come to mind, but one name that Smith says shouldn’t is Oklahoma City Thunder point guard, Russell Westbrook’s. Asked who he thinks if the best dressed athlete, the animated First Take host joked,” Well, it certainly ain’t Russell Westbrook. I like him, but let’s get that out of the way.”

The Trend on Zappos Couture – a weekly fashion series airing on the Zappos Couture website – caught up with Stephen A. at the New York premiere of Amar’e Stoudemire: In The Moment. The New York Knicks center was in the house for the event, but didn’t get any praises from Smith for his style. “Amar’e, I love him dearly, but he struggles fashion-wise sometimes too. All of his picks are not the greatest,” the outspoken journalist quipped.

Then there’s Smith’s BFF, Kobe Bryant. “Kobe … here’s my problem with Kobe: I could say no, not Kobe, but then he doesn’t hesitate to remind me that he’s been on the cover of GQ twice and that it will probably be a third. Now I submit that I haven’t been on there because I’m just a reporter. If I was a baller, I would have been on there too.”

We’re not sure that’s entirely true, but why rain on the man’s parade? We let our friends at The Trend do that when they asked him who is a better dresser: him or his First Take colleague, Skip Bayless. To see his outrageous response, watch the video below.


Dr. Heavenly Explains Her ‘If My Husband Cheated He Didn’t Mean To’ Philosophy



Dr. Heavenly Kimes has an interesting philosophy on cheating … but then again we’re not surprised.

If you watch Married To Medicine then you know the successful Atlanta, GA dentist dotes on her husband, who she affectionately calls “daddy” and the two have a pretty solid marriage.  So much so, that Kimes believes if he ever cheated on her he didn’t mean to do it.

Kimes made that proclamation after news broke that Dr. Jackie’s husband was having an affair, and of course she had the ladies scratching their heads. HipHollywood sat down with her to get more insight on her viewpoint. Here’s what she had to say.

“I said something that I think a lot of people feel but would not say it, because it’s not a politically correct thing to say,” she explained. “I said if my husband cheated he would not mean to do it. I stand by it, it may sound silly, it may sound funny, I’m not trying to be funny, I don’t think he would have meant to do it.”

“I can’t say it was her, I’m not going to put it all on her, but it had to have been something to make that man go that far,” she adds referring to the other woman. “Maybe I’m naive but I don’t think my husband would just cheat on me and mean to cheat.”

To her credit, Kimes is also a certified relationship coach and has been dishing her advice (solicited or not) to the other wives since season 2. She ended her explanation comparing cheating to a person on a diet. The analogy was pretty hilarious, but actual made a lot of sense.

“I like to compare sex to food because they go together,” she says. “If you’re hungry and you know you’re on a diet and you’re really really trying really hard and somebody comes with a buffet of your favorite foods and lays it all out for you and starts putting … you didn’t mean to eat it but you ate it.”

So do you agree Heavenly? Let us know in the comments below.


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