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Lil Wayne claims Cooper Manning was the real prodigy in the family

Manning-brothers

Many of you may not know this, but there are actually three Manning brothers. Peyton and Eli have an older brother named Cooper, who was a standout wide receiver in high school and had planned to follow in his father Archie’s footsteps by playing college ball at Ole Miss. Instead, he was diagnosed with a spinal condition that ended his playing career.

Peter King spoke with Lil Wayne for this week’s edition of Monday Morning Quarterback, and the rapper shared an interesting story he heard about the Manning brothers in their younger years. At one point, he says, Cooper was the “prodigy.”

“I have a story about Peyton,” Lil Wayne said. “A guy who has been on the road with us, he was like an uncle to us, he told us this story. When he was in jail, about to come home, he was put on one of those work-release things in New Orleans. Every morning, real early, he would clean the schoolyard of the (Isidore) Newman School (where the Manning kids attended). Because he was a prisoner, he would have to clean the schoolyard at 4 or 5 in the morning.

“There was not one morning, 4:30, 5 in the morning, he wouldn’t see Archie, Peyton, Cooper, or Eli out on the field. He’d see Archie throwing passes to Cooper, or Peyton throwing routes to Cooper. I don’t know if people know this, but it was Cooper who was the prodigy. He [the roadie] would tell us the story, you know, like it was destined.”

Most people assume Peyton was always the most talented Manning brother because of the way things have turned out, but that is revisionist history. I can even remember when Eli was at Ole Miss and there was buzz about him being better than Peyton. Well, I guess he does have one more Super Bowl ring than his older bro. Peyton is hoping to change that on Sunday.

Lil Wayne: I was wasted when I said I slept with Chris Bosh’s wife

Lil Wayne Jimmy KimmelLil Wayne joined Jimmy Kimmel for an interview this week and explained his rocky relationship with the Miami Heat.

Weezy’s problems with the Heat date back to 2011 when the rapper complained that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade ignored him at games. Lil Wayne continued to attend the Heat’s games but, back in February, he claimed he was ejected from a Heat-Los Angeles Lakers game for cheering the purple and gold (the Heat disputed that claim). A week later, Lil Wayne was on stage at an event and blasted the NBA and the Heat. Oh yeah, he also said he f—ed Chris Bosh’s wife during that speech.

During his interview with Kimmel, Lil Tunechi said that LeBron sent his concern when Weezy was in the hospital after overdosing on purple drank. He also told Kimmel that the Heat did not ban him from attending their games, but he is staying away to avoid causing a scene.

As far as his claim that he messed around with Bosh’s wife, well, Weezy blamed that on the drugs.

“I was too turnt up that night,” Weezy stated bluntly. “I was too turnt up.”

For all you folks not hip to the street lingo, “turnt up” essentially means wasted or super f—ed up. In fact, the always reliable Urban Dictionary defines it as “thee act of getting drunk and high to thee highest degree.”

So, there you have it. Weezy says he was not banned from Heat games and that he was “too turnt up” when he blasted Bosh. But he never said it wasn’t true …

H/T Jocks and Stiletto Jill

Lil Wayne has joined the Chicago Bulls bandwaggon

Lil Wayne Chicago Bulls

Lil Wayne is the biggest bandwaggon fan in sports. That has been long established. He also has a dislike for the Miami Heat that goes back to 2011 when he complained that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade ignored him at games. He even went off on Chris Bosh in February.

Apparently Lil Wayne’s dislike for the Heat is so strong he has joined the Chicago Bulls bandwaggon.

The Bulls beat the Heat 93-86 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinals playoff series on Monday night. Bulls guard Rip Hamilton shared a photo on Instagram that he says was of him and his Bulls teammates celebrating the win with Lil Wayne. You can see Taj Gibson, Nazr Mohammed, Vladimir Radmanovich, and Rip in the photo with Weezy. Rip says that was after they all went to dinner.

Tunechi was also rooting for the Bulls during the game. He sent this tweet about Nate Robinson, who had a 24-point second half:

First Lil Wayne was cheering against the Heat when they played the Lakers. Now he’s rooting on the Bulls. I bet if you paid him enough money he’d root for your team, too.

Photo: Instagram/Rip Hamilton

Lil Wayne joins Floyd Mayweather for ring entrance

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Rapper Lil Wayne scored the prestigious honor of walking boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. to the ring before his championship fight against Robert Guerrero on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Weezy was dressed in a T-shirt, had sunglasses on, and came out to the ring rapping “No Worries.”

In the past, pop singer/entertainer Justin Bieber has escorted Money to the ring, as has the boxer’s former best friend, rapper 50 Cent. In fact, all three were together with Floyd before the champ’s fight last year against Miguel Cotto.

Weezy’s health was a matter of huge concern recently. In March, there were reports that he had overdosed on codeine and his condition was grave. Those reports were overblown, and Lil Wayne recovered just fine. Now he’s walking Mayweather out to the ring, which is a huge honor.

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Members of sports world sending best wishes to Lil Wayne over Twitter

Lil WayneTerrell Owens and Kurt Warner were among the many athletes sending well wishes to Lil Wayne amid reports that the rapper was hospitalized and recovering from a seizure.

“I’m good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love” Wayne tweeted late Friday.

Lil Wayne, who has a history of seizures, reportedly was hospitalized in Los Angeles while there to shoot a music video. TMZ reported that he was in critical condition at the ICU at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after suffering multiple seizures, but his camp denied those reports, and label president Mack Maine tweeted “Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game.”

Plenty of members of the sports world expressed concern for the rapper. Tweets of support came in from everyone ranging from Kurt Warner to Terrell Owens to Ryan Lochte:

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Did LeBron James respond to Lil Wayne with Instagram post?

LeBron James posted a note on his Instagram account Tuesday that may have been a response to rapper Lil Wayne.

Lil Wayne attended a Miami Heat-Los Angeles Lakers game last week and complained that he was kicked out of the game for supporting the Lakers (others disputed his account). Over NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston, Weezy then antagonized several Heat players while performing during a show, dropping F-bombs on them and boasting that he slept with Chris Bosh’s wife.

LeBron posted the following message to Instagram Tuesday that seemed to be aimed at Weezy and/or other detractors:

LeBron James Instagram

“Just know that when you’re hot something cold will try to ignite themselves off of you to try to stay relevant. Don’t even engage! #dontlookbackwards #pushforward”

Lil Wayne actually has a history of complaining about LeBron and Dwyane Wade going back a few years, so it would make sense for James to respond in such a way.

Even if this wasn’t about Weezy, the note is indicative of James’ maturity. James used to let critics get him down in the past, but he seems to be doing much better at blocking out all distractions now. This is the sort of thing to which people are referring when they say LeBron seems more comfortable and free, which has manifested itself in James’ strong play on the court.

H/T Black Sports Online

NBA says Lil Wayne has not been banned from league events

Lil Wayne is one of the most famous rap stars in the world today, but that is apparently not enough. He also seems to crave any additional attention he can get from attending sporting events — particularly NBA games.

Over the weekend, Weezy told an audience in Houston that the NBA has banned him from attending games and other league-sponsored events. He also had some nasty things to say about Chris Bosh’s wife and some of the Heat players. According to NBA Senior Director of Basketball Communications Mark Broussard, Lil Wayne has not been banned from any NBA events.

Broussard reportedly told TMZ that there is “no truth at all” to Weezy’s claim that the NBA wouldn’t allow him in Houston for the All-Star game and has barred him from other league events. Weezy also recently claimed he was kicked out of a Heat game for cheering for the Los Angeles Lakers, but the team says that’s not the way it happened.

Between claiming teams have stopped him from purchasing playoff tickets and that he has been treated unfairly by stadium security, it’s impossible to tell if anything that Lil Wayne spews about his NBA experiences is true. The act is getting pretty old.