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Twitter War Erupts Between NBA Players Brandon Jennings, Chris Smith and JR Smith



You would think Brandon Jennings would have learned about popping off at the mouth after being punched in the face by Compton rapper Game earlier this year, but we guess not. The NBA star has been keeping busy making new enemies, this time by dissing JR Smith’s brother, New York Knicks hooper Chris Smith.

Jennings just retweeted a comment from an NBA fan slamming Chris, and arguing that the baller didn’t deserve a spot in the league. He deleted that tweet, then tried to give JR Smith some love before throwing another subtle shot at his brother.

“No beef at all. I respect JR Smith’s game, but I feel my homies should be in the league that’s all. That’s how ‘I’ feel. That’s all.”

Those words didn’t sit well with the Smith brothers who immediately responded on Twitter.

“I’m not about no kid games … #Facts,” Chris tweeted. “I work hard everyday to play this game I love. Thank you for those who support me and God bless those who don’t.”

Chris’ brother wasn’t as thoughtful with his word choice.

“No respect for these lil kids who pop at the mouth on Twitter and then want to delete they tweets! #GrowUp! #ManUp! @TheOnlyCSmith0 #Facts!” the star tweeted, later threatening, “Might call some of my Number street homies and put #Detroit on smash for a min! #DeadSerious.”

For those of you wondering, Jennings and his Detroit Pistons are set to take on the Knicks next Tuesday night in Detroit. That’s probably a game you’ll want to watch.


Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice



Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.

On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.

It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.

So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.

“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”

Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”

And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.

For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”

Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.

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