A Very American Coup By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor-in-Chief...
Oh no! Amar’e
While some NBA stars are talking about playing in Europe this fall, New York Knick Amar’e Stoudemire is taking his talents to the Internet and banking on editorial boards who don’t respect and creative falsehoods about black athletes while helping to prepare them for prison life after sports…just ask Mike V, Plaxico and now Jalen Rose.
The Knicks’ 6’10″ power forward has struck a deal to launch his own Web site at Big Lead Sports.com. The 28-year-old all-star will focus his site on sports and fashion.
Stoudemire is expected to provide exclusive content for Big Lead, which was formed as a sports blog nearly five years ago, in exchange for a revenue-sharing agreement and small equity stake in the company.
“This is definitely a great opportunity,” Stoudemire, a popular nine-year NBA veteran said.
Stoudemire is expected to try to boost fantasy basketball, which draws far fewer participants than fantasy baseball and football.
The hoops star, who went directly into pro basketball from high school, also says that the site has a strong educational component (yeah, like fantasy charter schools). “From fantasy basketball, it’s a great way for you to learn math without you even knowing it,” he said.
Roland Rogers, CEO of BlackAthlete Sports Network commented, ” I know most people think most black people were born at night…but not last night! ” A great way for you to learn math without you even knowing it? right.
Chris Russo, CEO of Big Lead Sports, said he’s excited about kicking off the NBA venture but declined to provide details around the financial aspects of the deal.
BLS, which boasts some 17 million unique user-visits a day, is one of the Internet’s most-visited sports sites, after Sports Illustrated’s sports site with some 23 million unique users.
Russo said that Stoudemire will create a regular contribution to BigLeadSports.com and other sites providing an educational curriculum tied to the fantasy basketball platform.
Rogers commented, “Yeah, maybe Mr. Russo can also help get the thugs and drugs off street corners in the hood and get our hero’s to take care of their babies out of wedlock.”
Note: Mr. Stoudemire, Denial is not a river in Egypt but built in conscious blocks that make people believe life is a fantasy…Peace be with you.