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James live interview just made him the new EGO KING!

martinatreue
01-22-2008, 04:44 AM
They just showed him on ESPN in the studio. That guy is way too in love with himself. :rolleyes:

RickDaStick
01-22-2008, 04:47 AM
I think it was in Paris that Blake got angry with the umpire about how much money he was costing him by making bad calls. Interesting guy

Tennis Fool
01-22-2008, 04:48 AM
They just showed him on ESPN in the studio. That guy is way too in love with himself. :rolleyes:

What? He said nothing out of the ordinary for any player, except maybe that dubious tie to Rosa Parks :o

martinatreue
01-22-2008, 04:51 AM
Yes, always bringing up Arthur Ashe, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa parks, barack Obama... ok we got it you are only proud of one side of your heritage, but what about your mother? He just seems way too full of himself!

Tennis Fool
01-22-2008, 04:53 AM
Yes, always bringing up Arthur Ashe, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa parks, barack Obama... ok we got it you are only proud of one side of your heritage, but what about your mother? He just seems way too full of himself!
:shrug:

~*BGT*~
01-22-2008, 05:09 AM
Yes, always bringing up Arthur Ashe, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa parks, barack Obama... ok we got it you are only proud of one side of your heritage, but what about your mother? He just seems way too full of himself!

What are you talking about? If anything, James HAS to overcompensate to be considered anything of worth in the black community. Hell, every black person I kow who follows tennis was pulling for Monfils over him at RG because Monfils was actually black. :rolleyes:

RagingLamb
01-22-2008, 05:12 AM
What are you talking about? If anything, James HAS to overcompensate to be considered anything of worth in the black community. Hell, every black person I kow who follows tennis was pulling for Monfils over him at RG because Monfils was actually black. :rolleyes:

maybe it was because Monflis isn't such a dick

dam0dred
01-22-2008, 05:14 AM
This guy, an ego king? Surely you jest?!?!

http://cdn.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/0/9780061343490.jpg

:rolleyes:

~*BGT*~
01-22-2008, 05:18 AM
maybe it was because Monflis isn't such a dick

Or maybe because those people actually said, "I hope Monfils wins since he is actually black."

MyPrecious
01-22-2008, 05:20 AM
Yes, always bringing up Arthur Ashe, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa parks, barack Obama... ok we got it you are only proud of one side of your heritage, but what about your mother? He just seems way too full of himself!


James may indeed be bi-racial, but here in the US he is considered Black.

End of story.

~*BGT*~
01-22-2008, 05:25 AM
James may indeed be bi-racial, but here in the US he is considered Black.

End of story.

In the US, being 6.25% black = being 100% black :rolleyes:

Clara Bow
01-22-2008, 05:31 AM
In the US, being 6.25% black = being 100% black :rolleyes:


Ah yes...the lovely one drop rule. My good friend who is mixed gets annoyed about people making her feel like she has to chose one or the other. Ummm...she is has two parents with two different backgrounds.

I didn't see anything wrong with what he said. It is MLK Day after all..

Scotso
01-22-2008, 05:34 AM
James may indeed be bi-racial, but here in the US he is considered Black.

End of story.

It bothers me that almost no one in his big cheering section at the Open is black, though.

sports freak
01-22-2008, 05:36 AM
This guy, an ego king? Surely you jest?!?!

http://cdn.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/0/9780061343490.jpg

:rolleyes:

How do you want him to pose for a picture,with a frown on his face or crying :confused: is it that bad to love yourself,how many tennis players dont love themselves and who are less known or with less talent??

Marek.
01-22-2008, 05:37 AM
I don't know about you guys but I love myself. :hearts:

~*BGT*~
01-22-2008, 05:40 AM
Ah yes...the lovely one drop rule. My good friend who is mixed gets annoyed about people making her feel like she has to chose one or the other. Ummm...she is has two parents with two different backgrounds.

I didn't see anything wrong with what he said. It is MLK Day after all..

There was nothing wrong with anything James said. He said the guy Rosa Parks refused to giver her seat to on the bus was named James Blake, and he hoped he (so called ego-king) had done the name well. :eek: Gosh, I have never heard anything so arrogant in my life.

R.Federer
01-22-2008, 05:44 AM
^^ Why would he be proud to be named after the jerk who was calling on Rosa Parks to give up her seat just because he was white and she wasn't? :confused: He should be ashamed of that name then, right?

(I didn't see the interview)

MissMelly2U
01-22-2008, 05:46 AM
This guy, an ego king? Surely you jest?!?!

http://cdn.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/0/9780061343490.jpg

:rolleyes:

That was a nice book. I don't think Blake is egotistical.

Clara Bow
01-22-2008, 05:46 AM
There was nothing wrong with anything James said. He said the guy Rosa Parks refused to giver her seat to on the bus was named James Blake, and he hoped he (so called ego-king) had done the name well. :eek: Gosh, I have never heard anything so arrogant in my life.

I agree. I found it very interesting and appropriate - when you study the boycott- you normally hear of E.D. Nixon, Abernathy, Parks and King- but you never hear the name of the guy who demanded that she give up her seat. The Montgomery bus boycott was really where MLK started to get his starting as an activist too when he lead the Montgomery Improvement Association. Why would it be stroking the ego to say that you had the same name as an extreme bigot?

^^ Why would he be proud to be named after the jerk who was calling on Rosa Parks to give up her seat just because he was white and she wasn't? He should be ashamed of that name then, right?


He wasn't proud- it was just interesting and ironic. That is all. And it today (or now yesterday) was MLK Day- and so the piece of trivia was relevant.

~*BGT*~
01-22-2008, 05:49 AM
^^ Why would he be proud to be named after the jerk who was calling on Rosa Parks to give up her seat just because he was white and she wasn't? :confused: He should be ashamed of that name then, right?

(I didn't see the interview)

No, he said it was just something he had heard. But James (the tennis player) said he hoped he had improved the reputation of the name.

I don't think he should be ashamed of his own name. Should he change it just because some asshole also has the same name? My name is Danielle, and I was named after writer Danielle Steel, but just because I was, should I start writing the next Harry Potter series? :shrug:

I don't think this is as a big of a deal as everyone is making. It was a passive comment that lasted no more than 30 seconds of the entire interview.

doublebackhand
01-22-2008, 06:46 AM
a lot of people like to take words out of context and magnify them beyond reason and serve whatever purpose they have in mind.

Corey Feldman
01-22-2008, 06:52 AM
The Ego king is Djokovic

double 'O' Ego himself

Fee
01-22-2008, 06:55 AM
James has no bigger ego than anyone else on tour. There was nothing wrong with that interview (except that it was kind of dull).

Turquoise
01-22-2008, 07:20 AM
What's sad is that so many people expect James Blake to prove his "blackness". Any references he would make to black history are bound to be taken out of context. I think he's a great guy, I admire him for his "breaking back" ordeal and I think he has a right to be true to himself without worrying whether he conveniently fits in cultural/ethnical stereotypes.

clandis
01-22-2008, 07:35 AM
I don't care about his ethnic background, just think he's boring.

trixtah
01-22-2008, 07:45 AM
There was nothing wrong with anything James said. He said the guy Rosa Parks refused to giver her seat to on the bus was named James Blake, and he hoped he (so called ego-king) had done the name well. :eek: Gosh, I have never heard anything so arrogant in my life.

it was the bus driver who was named James Blake...I know because it was the only thing I paid attention to during the Rafa match :]

Kolya
01-22-2008, 08:36 AM
The way Blake talks to umpires is arrogant.

Thinks he is so intelligent.

Apemant
01-22-2008, 08:43 AM
James is so f*ing hot he's entitled to be a little absorbed in himself. Find me one handsome man who is not like that, I implore you... and he's even a successful tennis player. I've seen pricks who did nothing with their lives but they are still so full of themselves 'just' because they look good and young chicks chase them around. Therefore, I tend to cut some slack to these guys like Blake.

~*BGT*~
01-22-2008, 08:57 AM
The way Blake talks to umpires is arrogant.

Who doesn't? If I recall correctly, Tommy Haas got a point penalty for abuse just a few summers ago. :shrug:

Thinks he is so intelligent.

He did got to Harvard, and that seems to be the place for intelligent people you know. ;)

Kolya
01-22-2008, 09:01 AM
Who doesn't? If I recall correctly, Tommy Haas got a point penalty for abuse just a few summers ago. :shrug:

He did got to Harvard, and that seems to be the place for intelligent people you know. ;)

Then Blake should get one as well.

Rich people go to Harvard.

~*BGT*~
01-22-2008, 09:10 AM
Then Blake should get one as well.

Rich people go to Harvard.

Or people who can get loans.

Kolya
01-22-2008, 09:13 AM
Or people who can get loans.

Maybe he was there for a tennis scholarship?

~*BGT*~
01-22-2008, 09:23 AM
Maybe he was there for a tennis scholarship?

Why are we talking about this? :lol: I have no clue. But, he didn't finish. He dropped out his 2nd year to go pro although his brother Thomas graduated. Maybe that's where all the money went. :shrug:

thesupreme
01-22-2008, 10:15 AM
What are you talking about? If anything, James HAS to overcompensate to be considered anything of worth in the black community. Hell, every black person I kow who follows tennis was pulling for Monfils over him at RG because Monfils was actually black. :rolleyes:

Thank you, & well said. It doesnt matter how many times its mentioned its seems that many predominantly white people dont realise that he's NOT black...

Exodus
01-22-2008, 10:20 AM
nadal is the ego king thinking that he will be no 1 when he is only facing jokes at slams

IDJ49
01-22-2008, 10:25 AM
Maybe he was there for a tennis scholarship?

You can't get a sports scholarship to Harvard.

dorkgirl
01-22-2008, 10:45 AM
Is there a transcript of what he actually said?

its.like.that
01-22-2008, 10:48 AM
The way Blake talks to umpires is arrogant.

Thinks he is so intelligent.

He thinks he is, but he is not.

its.like.that
01-22-2008, 10:48 AM
What are you talking about? If anything, James HAS to overcompensate to be considered anything of worth in the black community. Hell, every black person I kow who follows tennis was pulling for Monfils over him at RG because Monfils was actually black. :rolleyes:

Maybe it's because Gael is not a sanctimonious c*nt.

its.like.that
01-22-2008, 10:49 AM
The Ego king is Djokovic

double 'O' Ego himself

Djokovic is more of a 'try hard' ego king.

its.like.that
01-22-2008, 10:57 AM
He did got to Harvard, and that seems to be the place for intelligent people you know. ;)

Yes, eveyone who has been to an Ivy League school is extremely intelligent. After all George Bush did go to Yale.

They let you pay your course fees with your IQ rather than with money. How this works I don't know...

~*BGT*~
01-22-2008, 11:13 AM
Maybe it's because Gael is not a sanctimonious c*nt.

As I posted before, the people actually said, "I'm pulling for Monfils because he is actually black." How much clearer must I be? :rolleyes:

LleytonMonfils
01-22-2008, 11:16 AM
it is MLK lol

Fedex
01-22-2008, 11:55 AM
The REAL Ego King is about to show this imposter the door!

Corey Feldman
01-22-2008, 03:07 PM
MTF with its.like.that mate :yeah:

what a champ

RickDaStick
01-22-2008, 03:10 PM
Maybe he was there for a tennis scholarship?

Ivy league schools are not allowed to offer athletic scholarships

guga2120
01-22-2008, 03:25 PM
James, like all the Americans, and most of the ATP tour, will bow down to the real Ego King and lose in 3 sets.

Pea
01-22-2008, 04:05 PM
He's arrogant because:

- He's American
- He went Harvard
- He's good looking
- He's in the top ten
- He's lived a privileged life
- He just is.

robinhood
01-22-2008, 04:18 PM
James, like all the Americans, and most of the ATP tour, will bow down to the real Ego King and lose in 3 sets.

:haha:
Well said.

To me, James has never really looked "black" at all.
He's more of a white guy with a very tanned skin.

Anyways, as for his interview.....
He and Roddick always ALWAYS say the same things before the Fed match, so I was not interested at all at what he had to say this time.

But he an ego king?
Come on now. :o

cmurray
01-22-2008, 04:34 PM
I'm not a big fan of James. But ego king? I just don't get how you came to that conclusion from the interview he did.

Fee
01-22-2008, 05:08 PM
I'm not a big fan of James. But ego king? I just don't get how you came to that conclusion from the interview he did.

I don't get it either, but it's a slam and some people go to Costco before it starts to buy the pallet of Hatorade. Got to use it somewhere I suppose.

Dimonator133
01-22-2008, 05:11 PM
I don't get it either, but it's a slam and some people go to Costco before it starts to buy the pallet of Hatorade. Got to use it somewhere I suppose.

the OP clearly didn't watch the interview. He probably just hates Blake for no reason and decided to paint a false picture.

If anything, Blake was modest in the interview. He basically said "I'm going to get blown out by Federer but I have to pretend that I don't think that," in no uncertain terms.

cmurray
01-22-2008, 05:12 PM
I don't get it either, but it's a slam and some people go to Costco before it starts to buy the pallet of Hatorade. Got to use it somewhere I suppose.

That must be it. The most amusing part is that I've OFTEN heard complaints that James tries to act too "white". And now he's only proud of one side of his heritage??? :rolleyes:

On a complete fangirly note - DAYUM that man has a gorgeous face. :worship:

Kitty de Sade
01-22-2008, 05:15 PM
That must be it. The most amusing part is that I've OFTEN heard complaints that James tries to act too "white". And now he's only proud of one side of his heritage??? :rolleyes:

I've heard this many times, as well. What an awful statement. Proves that no matter what you do, someone will always have something offensive to say.

I read over the comments- they didn't seem out of line. Blake hasn't been successful at all against Federer, and a little self-love is not grounds for an uproar. :p

On a complete fangirly note - DAYUM that man has a gorgeous face. :worship:

:lol: He's a fox, agreed.

Fee
01-22-2008, 05:17 PM
He does. He takes some of the most stunning pictures from the neck up. Remember when he cut off his dreads and people thought he would lose all the attention? Didn't happen.

Poor James, he's not Black enough, he's not English enough. He can't win. Screw them James, you are Mulatto enough for me!

tangerine_dream
01-22-2008, 05:18 PM
MTF rule: Play well = get a hate thread. :cool:

Kitty de Sade
01-22-2008, 05:21 PM
How true is that? People talk about you in a negative way, after you do well? Sure sign that you are doing something right. ;)

I'm not a big fan of Blake's, but he gets credit for putting himself out there. What's he supposed to do when asked about his plans?

Well, since Federer has always beaten me, I suppose I'll just keep telling him "too good" all match long. :lol:

So he's the underdog (again), big deal. Let him have his time- he's done well up to this point, and deserves to be positive about what he's done here so far.

blueskye
01-22-2008, 05:28 PM
Blake doesnt have any more ego than any of the guys on tour! He is an intelligent man, why is that considered arrogant? As long as you are well known- people will alawyas find something to complain about, the more famous these people get-the more hassle they receive. If they deserve it then fair enough-but in this case I just smell pure jelousy from some people..:o

cmurray
01-22-2008, 05:28 PM
I've heard this many times, as well. What an awful statement. Proves that no matter what you do, someone will always have something offensive to say.

I read over the comments- they didn't seem out of line. Blake hasn't been successful at all against Federer, and a little self-love is not grounds for an uproar. :p



:lol: He's a fox, agreed.
Precisely. Everyone ALSO always complains that James kisses Fed's ass too much. Now he's being arrogant when he says he wants to win.


He does. He takes some of the most stunning pictures from the neck up. Remember when he cut off his dreads and people thought he would lose all the attention? Didn't happen.

Poor James, he's not Black enough, he's not English enough. He can't win. Screw them James, you are Mulatto enough for me!

Yeah. Too bad about the body. :tape: I LOVED the dreads, but cutting them off hasn't detracted one whit from the hotness.

I applaud James for rarely bringing up the race card at all, actually. I don't look at him and say "Gee, he's a good looking black man". I just say "Damn, that smile's worth a million bucks". :shrug: I'm weird like that though.

Wannabeknowitall
01-22-2008, 05:50 PM
I think it's hilarious.
He's been on tour for almost a decade with all his talent and yet it's Tsonga who has shown in one tournament that he's the best black player on tour.

Maybe it's because one has stripped himself down and found himself on the court while the other just continues to show mental barrier after mental barrier.

tangerine_dream
01-22-2008, 05:59 PM
I think it's hilarious. He's been on tour for almost a decade with all his talent and yet it's Tsonga who has shown in one tournament that he's the best black player on tour.
One great tournament doesn't make a career. I like what I see so far with Tsonga but now comes the hard part: backing up this run and being consistent throughout the year. As we've seen with other breakout Aussie Open stars like Baghdatis and Gonzalez, that's not so easy to do.

It bothers me that almost no one in his big cheering section at the Open is black, though.
Maybe it's just me but I think people who are preoccupied with the color of somebody else's friends (or with the player himself) seems kinda racist. What kind of person actually keeps a "race" scorecard about such things? :confused:

MLK wanted a color-blind society. We're nowhere near that because people still insist on making race an issue when it shouldn't be.

Julio
01-22-2008, 06:01 PM
I think it was in Paris that Blake got angry with the umpire about how much money he was costing him by making bad calls. Interesting guy

:haha: :yeah:

Wannabeknowitall
01-22-2008, 06:05 PM
One great tournament doesn't make a career. I like what I see so far with Tsonga but now comes the hard part: backing up this run and being consistent throughout the year. As we've seen with other breakout Aussie Open stars like Baghdatis and Gonzalez, that's not so easy to do.

It doesn't but I'm sure James would love to get that one slam semifinal berth Tsonga now has. ;)

It's going to be tough for him to be consistent.
He doesn't particularly have the game to really claw it out on clay but honestly only the top 3 players on tour have shown consistentcy on all surfaces last year which is probably why they're there.

~*BGT*~
01-22-2008, 06:16 PM
It doesn't but I'm sure James would love to get that one slam semifinal berth Tsonga now has. ;)

It's going to be tough for him to be consistent.
He doesn't particularly have the game to really claw it out on clay but honestly only the top 3 players on tour have shown consistentcy on all surfaces last year which is probably why they're there.

And I'm sure Jo would love to win 5 titles in one year, make it to the final of the TMC, and end the year as #4 as well. :retard: Sorry, but for now, that title is saved for James. :wavey:

FedFan_2007
01-22-2008, 06:16 PM
James has had a nice career. Tsonga has won what yet?

kaylee
01-22-2008, 06:24 PM
I agree with Tangerine, we have these break through players and then suddenly the next slam or tournament they disappear. Let us wait until Tsonga (who is playing awesome tennis) beat a top 10 player first before we jump the gun. Goooo James!

MyPrecious
01-22-2008, 06:29 PM
James has had a nice career. Tsonga has won what yet?

Word.

I read "Breaking Back" a few months ago and I could swear that James referred to both himself and his brother as "Black".

Which means that even though he may not look or act "Black", he perceives himself that way.

mangoes
01-22-2008, 06:29 PM
They just showed him on ESPN in the studio. That guy is way too in love with himself. :rolleyes:

Oh please.......I really don't know how you came to this conclusion from that specific interview:o

Yes, always bringing up Arthur Ashe, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa parks, barack Obama... ok we got it you are only proud of one side of your heritage, but what about your mother? He just seems way too full of himself!

Another, OH PLEASE!! If anything, you've got your argument spun in the wrong direction.

What are you talking about? If anything, James HAS to overcompensate to be considered anything of worth in the black community. Hell, every black person I kow who follows tennis was pulling for Monfils over him at RG because Monfils was actually black. :rolleyes:

Agree with the first part of your post. But, did it occur to you that some just like Monfils more than Blake and it isn't a color issue:shrug: And, Monfils isn't "more" black than James. Black is black.

On a complete fangirly note - DAYUM that man has a gorgeous face. :worship:

Hi Cheryl:hug: So, so true. Blake has a gorgeous face.

Maybe it's just me but I think people who are preoccupied with the color of somebody else's friends (or with the player himself) seems kinda racist. What kind of person actually keeps a "race" scorecard about such things? :confused:

MLK wanted a color-blind society. We're nowhere near that because people still insist on making race an issue when it shouldn't be.

I know many people that find it strange when looking up at his j-block, but it has nothing to do with them being racist. It's just an interesting observation.

~*BGT*~
01-22-2008, 06:31 PM
Kaylee, Jo has now beaten three top 10 players in his run so far. :haha:

nisha
01-22-2008, 06:33 PM
Yes, always bringing up Arthur Ashe, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa parks, barack Obama... ok we got it you are only proud of one side of your heritage, but what about your mother? He just seems way too full of himself!


:confused: really James has always appeared more white to me than black

i guess white people think he doesnt do enough for his white side and black people vice versa.

personally he shouldnt have to talk about everything in the context fo his skin colour....tennis is silly like that. i cant think of any mixed raced footballers in the English premiership having to do that.

~*BGT*~
01-22-2008, 06:35 PM
Agree with the first part of your post. But, did it occur to you that some just like Monfils more than Blake and it isn't a color issue:shrug: And, Monfils isn't "more" black than James. Black is black.


(sigh) This is my third time posting this in this this thread: The people said, "I hope Monfils beats Blake because Monfils is actually black." They were insinuating that James is not "black enough". Their words not mine. Obviously, I don't agree with that because look who is in my siggy and who is not.

rofe
01-22-2008, 06:37 PM
If Tsonga and Blake find themselves in the final it would be quite amusing given the way this thread is shaping up. ;)

kaylee
01-22-2008, 06:40 PM
oops sorry for I forgot he had beaten 3 top 10 players hmmmm Nadal is on another planet plus I find it hard to play lefties like a lot of players do. Selfishly I want Nadal to win only because although Tsonga is good if he gets to the finals he won't beat Roger and I would like to see someone else win the Aussie Open.

mangoes
01-22-2008, 06:46 PM
(sigh) This is my third time posting this in this this thread: The people said, "I hope Monfils beats Blake because Monfils is actually black." They were insinuating that James is not "black enough". Their words not mine. Obviously, I don't agree with that because look who is in my siggy and who is not.

Sorry for making you post a third time in this thread:p :lol: :lol:

Ok, I understand. I strongly dislike to hear black people make such comments for many reasons that I'll just leave alone at this moment:o

mangoes
01-22-2008, 06:49 PM
If Tsonga and Blake find themselves in the final it would be quite amusing given the way this thread is shaping up. ;)

Rofe, it would actually be a relief for me after I finish :bigcry: that Roger didn't make it to the final. The sunshine to this final's pairing would be that Djokovic and Nadal didn't make the final:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Wannabeknowitall
01-22-2008, 06:52 PM
And I'm sure Jo would love to win 5 titles in one year, make it to the final of the TMC, and end the year as #4 as well. :retard: Sorry, but for now, that title is saved for James. :wavey:

I'm sure he would and will. He has 6 years to catch up to James.
That's right he has TIME. Something that James can't afford to consider at the elderly tennis age of 28. He's going the way of Ljubicic pretty soon.

James Blake is the Daniela Hantuchova of the men's tour.
He's pretty. He has a nice game but usually in the slams he folds under the pressure and doesn't even live up to his seeding.

His ranking was inflated just like hers.

Oh wait, I guess that comparison would have to end because Dani might be going to a slam semi tonight.

He's the best player on tour to never have been in a slam semi, which is really not saying much.

gomeny
01-22-2008, 08:16 PM
It's American thing I think.

He's basically the like Jessica Alba, running to ethnocentrism when it suits his publicity.

tangerine_dream
01-22-2008, 08:40 PM
It's American thing I think.

He's basically the like Jessica Alba, running to ethnocentrism when it suits his publicity.
Most non-Americans are probably unaware of this, but the reason why James was suddenly talking about his "ethnocentrism" was because it was Martin Luther King day in the US and therefore it was relevant to the conversation.

gomeny
01-22-2008, 09:04 PM
Most non-Americans are probably unaware of this, but the reason why James was suddenly talking about his "ethnocentrism" was because it was Martin Luther King day in the US and therefore it was relevant to the conversation.

No shit I'm American, and I'm not white. You missed me point entirely.

Blake: It's definitely something I think about. It's funny because it's always "first African-American to do this or that" or "first African-American since Arthur Ashe." It's great to mentioned in the same sentence as him but I -- my mom especially -- gets antsy. "Why can't I just be American? Haven't I achieved enough on my own to just be James Blake: American?"
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/jon_wertheim/01/31/blake.qa/

"My whole life, when I was growing up, not one race has ever accepted me, ... So I never felt connected or attached to any race specifically. I had a very American upbringing, I feel American, and I don't speak Spanish. So, to say that I'm a Latin actress, OK, but it's not fitting; it would be insincere."

http://www.mediatakeout.com/7187/jessica_alba_dont_call_me_a_latina.html

My point is people like them choose to be ethnocentric when it's convenient for them.

Apemant
01-22-2008, 09:16 PM
How true is that? People talk about you in a negative way, after you do well? Sure sign that you are doing something right. ;)

That doesn't neccessarily have to be true - otherwise Adolf H. was doing some pretty awesome stuff. :devil:

Damn, I hate Godwin's law. :mad:

knight_ley
01-22-2008, 10:32 PM
:rolleyes: @ this thread.

alfonsojose
01-22-2008, 11:10 PM
He's boring.

alfonsojose
01-22-2008, 11:11 PM
Most non-Americans are probably unaware of this, but the reason why James was suddenly talking about his "ethnocentrism" was because it was Martin Luther King day in the US and therefore it was relevant to the conversation.
Sad that race is still relevant in U.S. :(

Burrow
01-22-2008, 11:46 PM
I think it was in Paris that Blake got angry with the umpire about how much money he was costing him by making bad calls. Interesting guy

Last time I checked tennis was Blake's profession.

jcempire
01-23-2008, 02:10 AM
There was nothing wrong with anything James said. He said the guy Rosa Parks refused to giver her seat to on the bus was named James Blake, and he hoped he (so called ego-king) had done the name well. :eek: Gosh, I have never heard anything so arrogant in my life.

agree!

kronus12
01-23-2008, 03:26 AM
everyone with a brain on here knows that blake has been through a lot in his career, so what don't you give the guy a break, honestly he's one of the best out there, and deserve it.
Last time i check the man is proud of his heritage and anyone who knows him never says a bad thing about the guy.

Wannabeknowitall
01-24-2008, 09:49 AM
One great tournament doesn't make a career. I like what I see so far with Tsonga but now comes the hard part: backing up this run and being consistent throughout the year. As we've seen with other breakout Aussie Open stars like Baghdatis and Gonzalez, that's not so easy to do.




It will be if he wins it all. :lol: :p

Kolya
01-24-2008, 10:07 AM
He always wants a linesperson to move.....

MyPrecious
01-24-2008, 10:11 AM
He always wants a linesperson to move.....

:lol::lol::lol::lol: