Drama has ensued in the realm of college sports. Justin Combs, son of multimillionaire Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, received and accepted a full scholarship to the University of California Los Angeles to play football.
Little Combs sealed the deal last week after graduating from high school in New Rochelle, New York, where the 18-year-old stud finished with a 3.75 GPA – you can’t say the boy didn’t work hard.
The full-ride is worth a reported $54,000 and people seem to think Justin doesn’t deserve it because his daddy is so filthy rich.
J. Combs just chillin on his 300,000 Maybach during his graduation party
At 5 feet, 9 inches and 170 pounds he’s rather small for college football, but apparently effective on defense. As a collegiate athlete, athletic programs don’t just offer you thousands of dollars unless you’re scouted, recruited and the school believes you’re the type of player they’re looking for. Yes I understand Justin Combs doesn’t “need” a scholarship for school, but who’s to say the boy doesn’t deserve it? He absolutely has lived a privileged life thus far (I mean I obviously took pictures on my $300,000 car when I graduated from EGHS), but maybe his rich daddy will donate millions to UCLA to give other students the same great opportunity the university provided to his son? I’m sure the university sees it as an investment for the future.
So what do you think friends? Should Sean Combs return the scholarship money and pay for his son’s education? Or does Justin Combs deserve a scholarship for working hard on his football game and GPA?
Last night was the 2012 NBA Slam Dunk contest, which in my opinion is one of the most entertaining sporting events to watch – especially during an all-you-can-drink package at your favorite local establishment.
This year’s contestants really got creative and were refreshingly less cheesy than Blake Griffin’s over-the-car dunk from last year. In the end, Utah’s Jeremy Evans took the cake.
Evans, got into the competition as a replacement for injured New York guard Iman Shumpert. Reports show he earned 29 percent of the 3 million votes cast. He beat out Houston’s Chase Budinger, Indiana’s Paul George and Minnesota’s Derrick Williams for the Jazz’s first-ever trophy in the contest.
Evans dunked with a camera on his head, slammed two basketballs as he soared over a seated assistant and rocked a Karl Malone jersey to dunk over comedian Kevin Hart (celebrity all-star MVP) dressed as a mailman.
Another one of my favorite dunks of the night was when Budinger jumped over Mr. P.Diddy. The fact that anyone can jump over another man is unreal, I can’t even jump up 6 stairs.
Jumping over men seemed to be the theme of the evening as Indiana’s Paul George also jumped over two large guys, his Pacers teammates Roy Hibbert and Dahntay Jones.
If you missed the event, you can watch the highlights below :-)