Nigerian Nba Player And Nia Long Expecting A Child


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Nia Long and Ime Udoka Expecting a Child

When Nia Long announced that she was pregnant the first question on everybody's mind was, who is the dad?

Well, the father of the baby is her long time boyfriend, and basketball player, Ime Udoka, according to People magazine. The 33-year-old guard plays for the San Antonio Spurs.

With the prospect of an NBA lockout looming, at least the journeyman from Portland State has something to look forward too.

The couple told People, "This is the most exciting time in our lives. Words can't explain how thrilled we are by the new addition to our family. We feel truly blessed and appreciate all the well wishes and prayers."

This is not Long's first child. According to the magazine, she already has a 10-year-old son named, Massai, from a previous relationship. This will be Udoka's first child.

Long, 40, has appeared in a number of TV shows and movies throughout her career. She played Sherry Pierce in "Big Momma's House" in 2000, and played the same role in the 2006 sequel.

Most recently she was the voice of Roberta Tubbs in the "The Cleveland Show" for 13 episodes in 2010.

She appeared in 45 episodes of the cop drama "Third Watch" playing officer Sasha Moore from 2003 to 2005.

Ime Udoka, last played for Nigeria at the 2006 FIBA World Championships. His older sister Mfon is currently assistant coach of the Nigerian Women National team.



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Re: Nigerian Nba Player And Nia Long Expecting A Child
First-lady posted on 06-19-2011, 09:23:08 AM
Sad that it's now an accepted norm for a woman to give birth to children indiscriminately outside of wedlock and have it celebrated like it were some kind of achievement.
This is moral decay.
May it not be the portion of mine in Jesus' name
Poor children who may end up perpetuating the same cycle of out of wedlock kids patterned by their parents
One is a mistake,we all are entitled to mistakes but two is now an established pattern.
This is shameful and should be condemned
I can assure you Mrs Udoka would want her son Ime to bring home a wife rather than a seasoned baby mama that has been around the block.7 years his senior.
A woman that opened eye ages ago when Ime was still learning to say Abasi mbok
Which mother prays that for their sons?
Re: Nigerian Nba Player And Nia Long Expecting A Child
Emj posted on 06-19-2011, 13:30:24 PM
Oh what a handsomely beautiful couple.......i wish them the best even as they are expecting.

I like Nia and have watched her grown over the years...didnt know that she had snagged one of ours...Ime.

I found this little piece about Ime....

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ime Sunday Udoka is a Nigerian American professional basketball player who last played for the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA.

Udoka, a small forward, attended Portland's Jefferson High School, and the University of San Francisco, before transferring to Portland State University where he starred for the Vikings. He started his professional basketball career by playing in the NBDL with the Charleston Lowgators who drafted him with 39th overall pick in 2002 NBDL Draft. He was called up to play with the Los Angeles Lakers on January 14, 2004, but was later waived. After a stint in Europe, he returned to the states and once again drafted in NBDL. This time he was drafted 3rd overall by Fort Worth Flyers in 2005 NBDL Draft. He averaged 17.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game with the Flyers. On April 6, 2006, Udoka was signed by the New York Knicks. Udoka was waived by the Knicks on September 11, 2006.

Udoka was the last player invited to his hometown Portland Trail Blazers training camp before the 2006–07 season, getting the invite only after Aaron Miles failed a physical. Despite the death of his father during the preseason, Udoka impressed the coaching staff with his defense and professionalism, and improbably, made the team. After having played in only 12 NBA games in his career, Udoka started in 75 games played in the 2006–07 season. He played 28.6 minutes per game while averaging 8.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 0.9 steals.

Source



And this quote from Maya is so on point..a failed relationship is not the end of life....
"Courage allows the successful woman to fail and learn powerful lessons from the failure so that in the end she didnt fail at all"..... M. Angelou
Re: Nigerian Nba Player And Nia Long Expecting A Child
Big-k posted on 06-19-2011, 14:59:47 PM
NIA is very very lucky/blessed. This is one of the most level headed guys in the NBA. And his teammates in Naija's B-ball team attested to his FUFU prowess - at least according to Muoneke's blog:

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THE IME UDOKA STORY

It's a trip when you get to know people. Ime was so quiet and I figured he was just some guy who could play with a Nigerian father. Well, folks in S.A., don't be fooled. That dude in an Afr-I-CAN! I mean damn! The only thing non-African about him is his accent. We went to Nigeria, man… When they brought out the food I figured uh oh… He aint eatin' th… What the?! Ime was tearing that Fu-fu (thank Jay-Z for everyone knowing what that is now) to shreads. I asked him about his adornment of the vittles. He said that's all he ate growing up. Imagine my surprise when I saw he must have grown up doing the African ju-jitsu too.

When the National Team went to Algeria for the African Championships in Algiers, every team was on edge because the Top 3 squads got the invite to the World Championships. So after we lost to Angola in the semis and had to play Algeria for the third spot, they knew, we knew, everyone knew they had no shot. First quarter… Tactics. African ball, man. Trust me: as corrupt as can be. Despite all the cheating from the three-man (North African) refereeing crew they just couldn't beat us. So the coach sent in their best player, who was injured but came in with a purpose. I think his name was Ali Bidane or something. We had the ball out of bounce under. He guarded me. As the ref handed us the ball, he turned, looked at me as if there was not a game going on. And pop! Not an elbow, not even a signature yours truly gutter. He decked me right in the jaw. I couldn't believe it. And come on. I freely admit when I throw cheap shots. I wouldn't hide it if I started to. I mean, I'm in the middle of basically middle eastern country playing the local team. I know better (read on to see my contradiction). He nailed me, we turned it over, and yes, my Rodman 101 class did well. I looked up court, saw both refs back and calmly asked him in by most polite French, \"Pardon me sir, I object to you striking me.\" Next thing you know… Both teams on the court going at it. Wow.

Imagine my surprise! (My cheeks hurt). That wasn't the real brawl. After we won was the real issue. After the game, they were waiting for us to come out of the locker room. And seriously, I didn't start it. Kingsley Ogwudire was in front of our team in an all-out tirade in his best Arabic. The next thing you know, there were three Algerian players on him. Everyone was engaged in combat save me, if you can believe it. And lo and ehold… Ime! He was taking people out like in Mortal Kombat. Finish him! Incredible. I was so out of it as I had five guys I was fighting (oh yeah, the crowd jumped in as the fight spilled over to the court of the championship game of Senegal and Angola).

In the middle of the whole thing I heard Ime, literally in mid-swing of another opponent say,\"Watch back, Gabe\" and he calmly, I mean calmly, smeared a guy who, as I turned to see his warning, jumped from the stands with a chair to probably kill me or knock me out to where the crowd would have. I mean, Ime caught the guy in mid air with a fist and calmly continued his dispacthing of oncoming people. He and other guys (yes, me too) were whoopin' so many people the crowd backed up. True to the letter! But Ime had the most notches by far. As we retreated to the locker room to kind chants of, \"You cudly blackies! We highly doubt your ability to leave this gym with lives intact\" in French, (it might have been a bad translation) all I could do was marvel at Ime. This guy, I thought, was a quiet American guy was standing there – all his stuff gone (gym bag, wallet, shoes, jersey) – with a stick in his hand we tore off the walls of the locker room in the middle of North Africa quite literally with our lives on the line… laughing. All the while I was texting my wife that I loved her and might have a hard time seeing her again while she was watching the whole incident on BBC News. And Ime… laughing. He is and always will be my 9ja broda. Ime… Wetin happen bros? Abi na notin. Notin dey happen. To this day I don't know how we got out of there. But that night we ate like kings at the Nigerian Embassy. And Ime was with us… Killing his Fu-fu.

Tell me how I could have seen a thing like that if I had made the NBA out of college! You just can't make this stuff up.

Shalom.



Read more: http://blogs.hoopshype.com/blogs/muoneke/category/ime-udoka/#ixzz1PknjhhBK
Re: Nigerian Nba Player And Nia Long Expecting A Child
Anioma777 posted on 06-19-2011, 20:43:53 PM
First of all I am NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS. My wonderful and beautiful Nia Long this Ime Udoka chap has stolen....

This is good news I wish them a healthy baby. Nia Long so na so you don dump Anioma777....oh I shall never be the same again.
Big-K I demand a severe reprimand for NVS Magazine/People for causing me such anguish in publishing the news that my dream woman Nia Long is now expecting a baby. After years of hoping I am now completely devasted

@First-Lady

Which one you dey? Be happy for the lovely couple. Everyone irrespective of their past deserves happiness. Having kids out of wedlock is not a sin in God's eyes besides it is a blessing afterall some couples toil for decades and still cannot have children. Personally any parent without GOOD REASON to shun or disuade their child from dating who they like must surely do some soul searching and question if they GENUINELY love their child, have their best interests at heart or more worried about what relatives and their yeye keeping up appearances friends think which is all so prevelent in cultures worldwide on average. Granted having kids within weblock is ideal but it is not the beyond and all. Also age difference should not matter it is not as if she is 15 years his senior.

I hope their relationship last a very long time. Let me go and drink small ogogoro or since I am stuck in Gibraltar na tequila pesin go drink take drown my sorrows since Nia Long don break my heart
Re: Nigerian Nba Player And Nia Long Expecting A Child
First-lady posted on 06-19-2011, 21:10:35 PM
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@First-Lady

Which one you dey? Be happy for the lovely couple. Everyone irrespective of their past deserves happiness. Having kids out of wedlock is not a sin in God's eyes besides it is a blessing afterall some couples toil for decades and still cannot have children
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A lot of people obviously agree with your theory but what does God say not what people think he says
The last time I checked adultery and fornication are still frowned at by God no matter how low we have placed our standards.

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Personally any parent without GOOD REASON to shun or disuade their child from dating who they like must surely do some soul searching and question if they GENUINELY love their child, have their best interests at heart or more worried about what relatives and their yeye keeping up appearances friends think which is all so prevelent in cultures worldwide on average
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Most women I know would want their children married before they bring babies into the world.That's the proper order not shacking up and playing house or procreating from the sidelines.That is no mother;s dream for their son or their daughter.

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Granted having kids within weblock is ideal .


It is the proper thing to do not babymama business and just because it's now so common still doesn't make it OK
It shouldn't be promoted.

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Also age difference should not matter it is not as if she is 15 years his senior.


Not any mother's dream either but anyone faced with it would have to deal with it.
Boy meets girl,boy proposes and marries girl,boy and girl start a family
But I understand that God given order is almost extinct and I may be in the minority that subscribe to it
I am glad to be in that minority without apology
If she's good enough to lay with and make a baby,she should be good enough for him to have put a ring on it and walked her down the aisle.
Call me old fashioned,that is my desire for mine.

another good title for the thread is Nigerian NBA Player And Nia Long living in fornication
I bet that doesn't sound good but that's what it is in God's eyes.
Re: Nigerian Nba Player And Nia Long Expecting A Child
Anioma777 posted on 06-19-2011, 21:37:06 PM
@First-Lady

They may still get married. Will that make you happy? Easy you should be happy for them and not condemn the thought of them having a baby.
Re: Nigerian Nba Player And Nia Long Expecting A Child
First-lady posted on 06-19-2011, 21:42:32 PM
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@First-Lady

They may still get married. Will that make you happy? Easy you should be happy for them and not condemn the thought of them having a baby.


Anioma I don't care much about them two honestly speaking
they can do whatever they like,it's not my business
I am just speaking to the idea of society saying it is OK for a man and woman to have children outside of marriage.
It is a sign of moral decay in our society
That's my point in a nutshell
doesn't mean I wish her ill in her pregnancy
Again this is an unpopular stand in 2011 but that's the standard I choose to hold.
Re: Nigerian Nba Player And Nia Long Expecting A Child
Unregistre posted on 06-19-2011, 21:51:04 PM
I no dey understand First Lady sometime; because say person no marry, she no go born again? This woman is 40 yrs old for crying out loud; how much more time does she have to give birth? The fact that it worked out for First Lady does not necessarily mean it works for every other person. The last time I also checked it said "go into the world and multiply" not "go into the world and marry first before you can multiply".
Re: Nigerian Nba Player And Nia Long Expecting A Child
First-lady posted on 06-19-2011, 21:55:51 PM
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I no dey understand First Lady sometime; because say person no marry, she no go born again? This woman is 40 yrs old for crying out loud; how much more time does she have to give birth? The fact that it worked out for First Lady does not necessarily mean it works for every other person. The last time I also checked it said \"go into the world and multiply\" not \"go into the world and marry first before you can multiply\".


See how una dey attack me like this
biko attack God for giving us that standard not a lowly villager that is just repeating it.
see what the Bible says not my words.

1 Corinthians 7:2

2 Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.

I didn't write the book
Even outside the Bible or religion in general,every culture traditionally frowns at sexual immorality,that we choose to indulge in it doesn't make it Ok does it?
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