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SPORT LOVERS: Gabby Union & Dwyane Wade Get Boo’d Up At Pre-ESPY Party + LoLo Jones & Colin Kaepernick

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Gabby Union & her man Dwyane Wade just returned from a week long trip to China to promote Dwyane’s sneaker company.  And their first red carpet stop after entering the states was last night’s ESPY pre-party and "Body Issue" release.  Check out the sexy twosome boo’d up at the party, plus athletes LoLo Jones & Colin Kaepernick also hitting the carpet…

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Love, basketball and fashion.  Gabby & Dwyane Wade were about all three last night at The Lure Nightclub in Los Angeles for the ESPY pre-party.  Gabby was hugged up on her man rocking a body hugging grey tank dress that showed off those toned arms, a cute bun and heels.  And D-Wade rocked a Kanye West tee under his blazer that said "Don’t Talk About Style."

 

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The effortless cute Gabby rocked a summer fresh face, hair pulled back in a bun and was smiling ear to ear.  Her tv movie Being Mary Jane did serious numbers on BET, she just wrapped the flick Think Like A Man Too in Vegas, she’s 40 and barely looks 30, and her NBA champ of a man completely adores her.  We’d be smiling our asses off too.

 

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Gabby caught up with her bestoes, fab chicks Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, and Essence Atkins.

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This guy…

 

Colin Kaepernick, the sexy 49ers QB, held up his nude Body Issue cover of ESPN mag:

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Yes Lawd.

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And LoLo Jones, who’s now competing for the US Olympic Bobsled Team, showed off her athletic bod in a sexy corset & lace dress and heels.  By the way, we hear she punched out the stepdaughter of the US Bobsled coach in a bar fight in Lake Placid last weekend.

Witnesses corroborate the story–they’ve been talking about it on social networks–but no charges have been filed.

LoLo, girl you aint about that life…

 

The Randomness:

1.  Looks like Kendall Jenner is the newest Kardashian/Jenner to nab herself a black man.  The 17-year-old model is reportedly dating her former high school sweetheart, a 19-year-old football player now at University of Nevada named Julian Brooks.  Must be a requirement that your boyfriend/girlfriend has to be a black athlete or celeb in order to get into the family BBQ.  Poor Scott.  STORY

 

Photos: Splash/Gabby’s IG

Rihanna’s EMOTIONAL Reaction To Fan’s TRIBUTE To Her Grandmother + Journalist Liz Jones RESPONDS TO FEMINIST ATTACKS And Rihanna’s Pop Back

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During a recent concert stop, Rihanna had an emotional reaction to a fan’s tribute to her deceased grandmother.  See what happened inside and see how Liz Jones, the UK journalist who bashed Rihanna, responded to the nasty tongue lashing that RiRi dished out on Instagram….  

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Over the weekend, Rihanna (who won the 2013 BET Award for  Best Female R&B Pop Artist) had a very emotional reaction to a fan-made poster  dedicated to the memory of her grandmother.  Right before Riri performed in Zurich, she had posted several photos on her Instagram account in tribute to her deceased grandmother,  Clara "Dolly" Braithwaite.  And one special fan offered the bad girl for some emotional support from the crowd by making a sign with Dolly’s face.  And it brought her to tears mid-performance.  On Instagram, Rihanna said, 

"Today marks one year since you crossed the bridge! Still you never left…I can still remember your laugh, and I miss it, I miss the sound of your voice, your beautiful hands, the way you danced and got so happy when you heard music, I miss doing your makeup and taking your pictures, I miss the way you looked right at me, and I miss looking back at you, that proud look on your face!"

"Never did I think it could be this soon, but I’m happy you’re in Heaven, laughing and dancing with the Angels! Dolly you are my precious Angel, I love you beyond what words can describe! I just miss you Gran Gran! #Dolly #FirstAnniversary"

 

In other Rihanna news……

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A few days ago, we told you about Rihanna lashing out at Liz Jones, a British reporter, who called her a "poisonous pop princess".  Now, Liz Jones has responded back.  Though what Liz said does not amount to an apology, she does admit that neither she nor Rihanna are good role models for young women.

In her rebuttal, Liz seemed to take issue with Rihanna using a bad pic of her, saying, 

"…what really annoyed me was the response of female journalists….published a photograph of me looking my worst, I think when I had dressed up as a homeless person, or perhaps it was from the shoot I had done made up as an 83-year-old."

Also, Liz went on to explain (in her own way) that neither she nor Rihanna are good role models for young women because of the choices they’ve made in their own lives.

"A British newspaper published a piece headed, ‘So, who is the better role model: Rihanna or Jones?’ Do I really need to point out that the definition of being a role model is that others want to be like you? While I can see why lots of girls want to emulate Rihanna, I can assure you no one wants to be me: old, as we’ve heard, broke, overworked, depressed, lonely, barren, deaf, friendless, pension less, in possession of cellulite and a post-menopausal beard…

I’m not a role model but a scarecrow, warning women that if they do succumb to the temptation of a new Mulberry bag or a facelift it will not make them happy or loved. I wanted to warn of the dangers of looking up to a star like Rihanna, who seems to hold their safety and well-being in disdain, because my life has been ruined by aspiring to be like a supermodel. I starved because models starved. Girls will drink because Rihanna drinks."
 

Thoughts?

 

 

 

Photos via GracieJenkinns Twitter/dailymailuk

 

 

MUSIC WRAP UP: Michelle Williams’ “If We Had Your Eyes” New Teaser & Pics + Estelle’s “Love Jones Vol. 1″ + John Legend’s “Made To Love”+ Wale’s “Clappers” Ft. Nicki Minaj & Juicy J

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Michelle Williams, Estelle, John Legend and Wale are among the artists who are flooding their fans with new music.  Listen to the selection of teasers, albums, and singles inside…

 

Michelle Williams isn’t sitting on the sidelines as The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour sells out arenas & stadiums and Kelly Rowland airs out her "Dirty Laundry." The third member of Destiny’s Child, who’s appeared on Broadway in Fela!, has released a new teaser for her upcoming single "If We Had Your Eyes".  The full gospel-inspired song hits iTunes on June 24, while Michelle’s fourth solo album is due later this year on eOne Music. 

Watch the new teaser here:

And in free digital downloads….

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Grammy-award winning artist Estelle has released her highly anticipated Love Jones Vol. 1 from her 3-volume EP "Love & Happiness.” The three singles are songs told from a single girl’s perspective on dating.

In a press release about the EP, Estelle said this EP is about being “in the pursuit of Love & Happiness and essentially writing my life into happy."

Love Jones Vol. 1 tells the story of a girl who’s been thru a breakup and in the process of discovering true love again.  And if you’re an Estelle fan, youre in luck  Because, in partnership with Rosa Regale, Love Jones Vol. 1 is available for free download on her website.  Check out the track "Till Tomorrow" below:

Also in new music….

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R&B crooner John Legend has released a new love ballad from his forthcoming Love In The Future album (June 25th). The single features production by Da Internz, Kanye West, Dave Tozer and Nana Kwabena.  During an interview with Billboard, John talked about the album saying,

"Over the years, I’ve been in a comfort zone with Kanye and Dave, and we’ve had great collaborations. But this album also offers some fresh collaborations. And together that typifies the sound of this album. ‘Love in the Future’ has the feel of my first two albums but takes that sound forward."

Maybe he got some inspiration from all the wedding planning he and fiancee Chrissy Teigen have been doing.  Listen to "Made To Love" below:

 

Also in new releases…

"Bad" rapper Wale is ready for the strip club with his latest banger, "Clappers" featuring Nicki Minaj and Juicy J.  Relying on a sample of E.U.’s "Da Butt", Nicki Minaj reminds up that a lot of strippers are flipping their stacks into degrees and other educational pursuits.  She raps, "“I’ma shake this shit ’til I graduate.” 

Wale’s Gifted disc also hits stores next week on June 25.  Everybody loves a stripper it seems…

Photos via Roxanne Lowitt/hypetrax

COUPLEDOM: Actress LisaRaye Reportedly DATING Bishop Noel Jones, FEATURED On New “Pastors Of LA” Reality Show

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After a very nasty divorce a few years ago, actress LisaRaye McCoy has apparently landed a man of the cloth in Bishop Noel Jones. Get the deets on them courtship inside….

 

"Single Ladies" star LisaRaye McCoy, who rose to fame as a stripper named Diamond in "The Player’s Club", has landed herself a pastor!  According to AlwaysAList.com, LisaRaye is dating Bishop Noel Jones.

Oh, but there’s more.

Though you’d have a hard time coming across "sightings" of the couple (they’re keeping the relationship under tight wraps), it’s been revealed that the couple’s relationship is one of the storylines of the upcoming Oxygen reality series "Pastors of LA". 

A synopis of the show, produced by L. Plummer Media in association with Relevé Entertainment, reads:

"Pastors of L.A.’ will give viewers a candid and revealing look at six boldly different and world renowned mega-pastors in Southern California, who are willing to share diverse aspects of their lives, from their work in the community and with their parishioners to the very large and sometimes provocative lives they lead away from the pulpit.”

Do we REALLY need this reality show?  Really?

A source who saw the pilot described an interesting scene between the couple where Noel took issue with some of LisaRaye’s attire.   “He basically told her that he wasn’t sure she was ‘Godly enough’ for his world, and she in turn told him he may not be ‘worldly enough’ for hers”.

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Oh, I wonder if he means her recent bathroom bikini pics from last week (above)…or any of her backshots from KING, Black Men, the list goes on…

The show will also star other Los Angeles-based pastors including Bishop Clarence McClendon, Pastor Wayne Chaney, Bishop Ron Gibson, Pastor Jay Haizlip, and gospel singer Deitrick Haddon.

For those unfamiliar with Noel Jones, he’s the brother of the iconic Grace Jones. And that got us wondering, if Noel and LisaRaye ever got married…

 

Photo: LisaRaye’s Instagram

PARTY LIFE: Jim Jones Celebrates His VAMPIRE LIFE Album With Fiancee Chrissy, Dame Dash & Maino

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Last week Jim Jones returned to the scene to push his new Vampire Life album.  Check out pics of him and his fiancee Chrissy celebrating in NYC…

On Thursday, Hot 97′s DJ Drewski teamed up with rapper Jim Jones for a listening event for Jimmy’s Vampire Life EP.  The #WeOwnTheNight event went down at Rosewood in New York City.  And Dame Dash and Maino came out to support.

Dame–who’s dealing with on some serious money troubles right now–may have some type of stake in the Vampire Life movement as he was rocking the hat to court the other day.

 

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Chrissy was there to support her fiancee with her former "Chrissy & Mr. Jones" co-star Talia Coles.

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And Jim kicked it with host DJ Drewski and Pure.

We hear Chrissy & Jimmy are gearing up for another season of their VH1 reality show.  We’ll be watching…and hoping a wedding finally goes down….

Photo credit: Bernard Smalls of StuffFlyPeopleLike.com

 

PARTY LIFE: Ciara, Rocsi & Omarion TOAST IT UP With SKYY Vodka + Mashonda, Yandy & Estelle Celebrate JONES Magazine

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Your fave party people were back at what they do best last night–partying it up on both coasts and looking pretty damn fabulous while doing so.  Check out Ciara & Rocsi pouring up the SKYY Vodka in Hollywood, plus Mashonda, Angela Simmons & Yandy Smith helping JONES magazine celebrate in NYC….

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Sometimes you need a good sexy drink to up your own sexy factor while partying it up with your friends.  So Ciara brought her "Body Party" to Greystone Manor for the "House of Moscato event" in Los Angeles, all to help celebrate the launch of their newest infusions, SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape.

"Entertainment Tonight" host Rocsi Diaz turned up in a sexy red dress as both she and Ciara had some fun with Spring Breakers star Vanessa Hudgens and the red carpet props.
 

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Ciara looked amazing as usual in this little black long sleeved Helmut Lang dress and black Louboutin platform pumps.

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Rocsi had some fun on the carpet too and posed it up rocking this cute dress and Jimmy Choo sandals:

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Hot.

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Y’all know Omarion already loved this.

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"Single Ladies" star (where the hell is that show anyway?) Denise Vasi made her way to the party.

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Ex Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton was there.

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And DJ Just Blaze and Theophilus London rocked the stage with a live performance.  Fun times!

 

And over in NYC, the 3rd Annual Jones Magazine 2013 Best in Beauty Issue Celebration Dinner went down at the über exclusive DUO Restaurant & Lounge.  And some of our fave fab chicks were on hand to celebrate:

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Angela Simmons looked stylish as usual in super cute lime green sandals as she posed it up with "LAHH" star Yandy Smith and former "LAHH" star Mashonda with the perfect makeup as usual. 

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The ladies all kicked it with Sidra Smith (Tasha Smith‘s twin sis), Raqui Thunda and a camo loving Estelle.

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Estelle was spotted looking cute as usual–since we’ve noticed her style game has stepped all the way up–as she had some fun with party promoter Legendary Damon.

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Hey Sidra!

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"Gossip Game" stars Angela Yee and Sharon Carpenter were there… 

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And beauty queen Kamie Crawford (Miss Teen USA 2010) was there snapping pics with publisher Londell McMillan.  So gorge.

Fab times all around!

Photo Credit: Michael Simon/Star Traks for SKYY Vodka, JONES for Jones Magazine

BABY FAB: Cassie THROWS Lola Monroe A HOLLYWOOD Baby Shower With Teairra Mari & Tocarra Jones

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Rapper Lola Monroe celebrated the pending arrival of her bundle of joy with a Hollywood Hills baby shower thrown by Cassie. See pics from the party inside… 

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Former stripper turned video vixen turned rapper Lola Monroe was spotted glowing during her baby shower in the Hollywood Hills over the weekend.

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The party was thrown by Diddy’s gal Cassie whom Lola thanked for the beautiful celebration tweeting, ‘"Thaank u @CassieSuper 4 being so special n throwing me such a beautiful baby shower!!ur such a great friend #Rare #Genuine Love u so much! ?"

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Casse was all smiles as she rubbed Lola’s baby bump. And you’ll recall that Lola made an appearance on Cassie’s "All Gold, All Girls (Remix)."

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Guests included singer Teairra Mari, top model Toccara Jones, rapper Hazel-E and eye lash guru Jammal Buster.  Lola tweeted, "So much love today…friends and family..in town to the ones that flew in. Thank you for joining us to be apart of something special."

 

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Lola’s body hugging maternity dress was by BCBG. 

 

EXTRAS:

1.  New Orleans rapper Mr. Magic, who was once signed to No Limit records, died Friday night in a car accident.  The crash, which occured in Hattiesburg, MS, also claimed the life of his wife.  Reportedly, the couple’s 12-year-old daughter survived the accident.  Story.  

 

Photos via IG

Star Jones POPS BACK At Anderson Cooper’s Verbal Smack Down Over “Coming Out” For Ratings

Star Jones, the woman who basically used a majority of one season of "The View" to pimp free ish for her wedding to Al Reynolds (we won’t even address the irony of who she married), has accused CNN anchor & talk show host Anderson Cooper of coming out just for ratings.  And after his verbal smack down of a response yesterday Star is still talking.

 

Deets inside…

 

To bring you up to speed, Anderson Cooper snapped back at Star Jones yesterday on his "Anderson Live" show for hypocritically accusing him of being a publicity whore.  If you already didn’t love the silver fox…you will now.

 

Here’s the clip and what Anderson said:

That’s why it so annoyed me because of all the ways to boost ratings, like if I was wanting to boost ratings I would have waited to announce it on a very special episode, that would have been promo’d for weeks and weeks and there would have been commercials, ‘Anderson’s huge announcement,’ and you would have a cut away of the audience but instead I was in Africa on assignment for 60 Minutes, I sent an email to a friend of mine who put it on a website. I gave no interviews about it, I never talked about it.

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I wasn’t even on the air for days afterward and so suddenly Star Jones, who as memory serves, in terms of boosting ratings, I seem to recall her hocking her wedding every single day to get free products when she was on The View and I seem to recall her lying about her gastric bypass surgery and making everybody else lie about it as well. So for her to suddenly emerge out of the shadows and suddenly attack me for this, I couldn’t believe it. And my mom was like, ‘Who is Star Jones?’ Anyway, so I can’t even believe I am bringing this up because I don’t even want to give Star Jones the attention. I never planned on talking about this but we invited Star Jones to come on this show and she turned us down.

Star, who possibly tweeted this response based on feeling embarrased for getting read by Anderson Cooper, said this afterwards:

I was wrong. @andersoncooper didn’t come out as a ratings ploy. He used ME talking about him coming out @todayshow as a ratings ploy. #mybad

Sounds a bit arrogant and doesn’t make much sense.  We doubt Anderson would have ever brought up your name had you not said anything in the first place.  So using your name for ratings is just silly.  And he does have a right to defend an accusation…especially on his own show.  We always had our side eye place on Star Jones, and now it’s widened a bit.

Thoughts?

Tamar Braxton Talks Putting Babies On Hold + Chrissy & Jim Jones Dish On The Drama Of Their New Spinoff

Tamar Braxton is putting babies on hold (and yes–she says she WAS actually ready before), at least until her album is done.  Find out why inside, plus Chrissy & Jim Jones are dishing all about babies and beef with Angie Martinez…

This past season of "The Braxtons" we saw Tamar going through the drama of IVF treatment as she and hubby Vince were tying to get pregnant.  She seemed to not really want a baby, but claims she wouldn’t have gone through with IVF if she didn’t.  So she told Huff Post Black Voices in a recent interview that she wants to be able to show her kids the type of woman she is.

Have you experienced any challenges shooting the show?

The only con is a lot of people might not agree how Vince and I conduct our relationship. We work together every single day, we’re together all the time. We’re pretty much velcro. And he manages me, so it’s a lot. The way we decide to communicate and what works for us, a lot of people won’t agree with that.

 

Since you’re making progress with your recording career, does that also change your stance on becoming a mother?

Honestly, I definitely want to do that. And I wouldn’t have gone through the whole IVF process if I didn’t want to do that. It’s just that the hormones were so much at one time. Looking back on it, I kind of wish that I was in the right frame of mind, because I would’ve done it right then and there. I’m just starting to feel like my old self again within the past couple of weeks.

I just felt like after the IVF process there were some things that were very important to me that I accomplished just as a woman and as a person just to show my kids by example, not just by telling them. I never want my kids to feel like I’m just some housewife who was just kicking it with my husband, because that’s not the kind of woman that I am. If I don’t do things for myself then how am I going to show my kids? So that’s why we decided to wait.

Is Tamar really ready for these kids?  Hmm.  Check out the rest of her interview over at Huff Post.

 

And in other couples’ news, Chrissy & Jim Jones hit up Angie Martinez’s show on Hot 97 to dish on their upcoming spinoff show "Chrissy & Mr. Jones":

The twosome say they decided to do their own show because they were tired of being blindsided by the bullsh*t on the "Love & Hip Hop" show they were on last year.  So they’re Executive Producing this spinoff together.

Chrissy also revealed she hasn’t talked to or seen Olivia since they wrapped their season of LAHH–and she’s not cool with her.  But there’s no malice.  And she chose Emily B. to be on their show because she’s the only one she was truly friends with.

And about having those babies Jimmy wants, Em says she needs more structure from Jimmy.

Their show premieres Monday, September 24th on VH1 at 9:30p est.

 

The Randomness:

1.  Party Over.  LMFAO break up…for now.  STORY

 

Rashida Jones GETS SEXY For FLAUNT Magazine + Boston Celtics BALLER Rajon Rondo DOES Unpaid Internship At “GQ”

"Parks and Recreation" star Rashida Jones recently posed for a sexy photoshoot with FLAUNT Magazine.  See the pics inside and find out about baller Rajon Rondo’s internship with GQ.

Rashia Jones showed off her hot body in the latest issue of FLAUNT Magazine for a story called Tongue Tied & Twisted.  In the pic above, she rocks Giuseppe Zanotti platforms, and a lace and silk bra by Dolce & Gabbana.

She also revealed her dream dinner guest to the mag saying, ‘Albert Einstein was always on that "dinner list" for me – just because of the facial hair….He had such a complicated relationship with something he was so good at, and had a huge moral dilemma. I’d just love to have known what it was like to be him and to have to make those decisions."

She also spoke about fame and politics saying, ‘I feel like there is this weird thing where celebrity involvement in political campaigns kind of goes together like peanut butter and chocolate. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad. I wouldn’t overexpose myself in the name of the President, I just want to do what I can to help.’   

Looking good Rashida!

 

And in other fashion news…….

Boston Celtics player Rajan Rondo spent his summer break working an unpaid internship at GQ.  For several weeks he spent time working in the wardrobe department, attending fashion shows and keeping an up-to-date trend blog during New York Fashion Week.

Apparently he impressed a few folks as GQ senior editor Will Welch told NBC,"His work ethic is absolutely amazing.  He was up for anything, and he’s interesting because Rondo’s personality is, he sort of always has his game face on.  He was still the same understated guy, and to me that is sort of a sign of somebody whose style is sort of a little bit more advanced."

And Rajan seems to have gotten a lot out of the experience and how different it is from professional sports.  He said, "I never really had a real job. I was actually in the GQ plaza working, packing bags. I actually wrote a blog, too. I just didn’t go in there and half-step it. I actually did some work. I slept pretty good those nights, too."

He added,

"Next year I may intern, do something different, I just want to keep different parts of life that I probably wasn’t used to be doing. Regardless of how big I got in basketball, I would’ve never met these people. This is a whole different world, the fashion world. I like my options."

It’s good to see that Rajan will have some experiences to build on if he ever stops playing sports professionally.


Photos via FLAUNT