I know I'm late with this. Thanks to loyal reader Tanya for this tip! NBA star Josh Howard's words stirred controversy when he was caught on a cell phone video disrespecting Senator Barack Obama and the National Anthem.

The comments were made during Allen Iverson's Celebrity Flag football game in Baltimore in July. Howard said, "The Star Spangled banner going on right now. I don't even celebrate that shit. But I'm black got dammit. Obama, all that shit."

So far there's been no apology issued from Howard's camp which probably means he meant what he said. Not every black person is an Obama bandwagon rider.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    He's entiltled to his opinion he just needs to be smart about where he says it..somebody page Jesse Jackson

  • AlwaysSweet

    If he said it, he indeed meant it. What gets me is that people on the news were asking if he should be reprimanded for his remarks. Why?? That's a grown a** man. While I don't agree with what he said, this is America and he has a right to voice how he feels. And if that's the way he feels, then that's the way he feels.

  • mizzdallas

    Yeah, Sandra, your late. I have met Josh Howard numorous times and he is ignorant azz f'uck. But to each's own.

  • carmelita79

    i didnt read that has him disrepecting obama. after he said i am black, obama and all that sh*t. more like i am black, i rep obama eff all that other sh*t like the anthem. either way, who cares what he says.

  • kwallace577

    josh howard. j-ho. i am going to keep all of my "inside knowledge" of mr. howard to my own self. like i said we already had 3 rounds of buyouts/ layoffs and i DO wanna stay gainfully employed for now.

    but i think it is common knowledge that he is barely literate and there have been accusations that he was "pushed along" at wake forest in order to get a degree. wake forest is one step down from ivy league and folks are STILL scratching their heads trying to figure out how in DA hell somebody who scores 500 on their SAT gets into wake forest.

    i'll tell you how. if you can bounce a ball in this state anything can happen.

  • pointhimout

    #1 i agree. i often tell people not to apologize for what they say. you said, u apparently meant it. for this idiot to come out his face and say it is of course ridiculous. and he'll be the main one wanting respect from his peers. now you dont sing the nat'l anthem because you're black. let someone white or another race say you do this or that cuz youre black and all phuckin hell breaks loose.

    he's young so i'm not surprised. young people think they're invincible???? and can do whatever they want.

  • kwallace577

    yes @mizzdallas. your first impression was right on. ignorant as all get out. forgive him though, he really doesn't know any better.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    Although we know God loves babies and fools..there is a time and a place to want better for yourself..at a certain age ignorance is no longer bliss

  • Sharonda

    I guess he's imtimidated by another man's success?Dudes get like that when they see someone on top of their game.

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    He's an idiot. Nothing new. And what did he say that indicates he is against Senator Obama?

  • stefany

    I agree he does not have to apologize for his opinion but who cares what this fool has to say, he's just another ignorant ass, uneducated, weed smoking ball player..Who would actually take anything serious coming from this idiot.

    He's probably the same hood negro that don't vote, has 5 baby mama's, and a criminal record, making millions and ain't doing shyt in his community..I'm sure Obama would be glad this clown isn't supporting him, hell it aint like he matters.

  • Kymystry

    Sandra .. you are the only one felt that was an Obama slight ...

    and who is Josh Howard ? ? i mean seriously ?what team does he play for .. for real ? ?

  • stefany

    Sandra .. you are the only one felt that was an Obama slight
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    YEP, ANY REASON TO PUT OBMA DOWN LIKE USUAL!

  • http://myspace.com/mizz_eccentrik Abhor_

    I agree with his comments about the National Anthem. I don't stand up when its being sung or when the Pledge of Allegiance is being recited. I just don't agree with it and i have my reasons, that doesn't make me ignorant or unpatriotic

  • The Divine Ms. K

    Sandra, you know good and well he was not dissing Obama. I am curious - since you are such an Obama hater - who do you want in the White House??

    Anyways, Josh Howard is just another dude whose only claim to fame is he can put a ball through a hoop. If folks didn't idolize athletes and make them think they were gods amongst us, no one would care. He's entitled to his opinion - let him have it. People need to stop looking at idols and so-called black leaders for their opinions and beliefs and just think for themselves.

  • http://www.smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    He didn't say anything against Obama. He was saying he's FOR Obama, but NOT for the Star Spangled Banner.

    That man better not apologize. He was talking to a friend, saying whatever he wanted to say. I hope he gives the middle finger to anyone who asks him to apologize. The nerve.

  • ggouch

    I didn't understand shit that came out of his mouth

  • http://blog.singersroom.com/celebs/ Seattle Slim

    I have no problem with what he said.

  • NaturalFromHead2Toe

    I don't sing the "Star Spangled Banner", salute the flag or sing the National Anthem. That's a personal choice. I don't thing he should have to apologize. He's grown.

  • NaturalFromHead2Toe

    *think*