Despite being up by as many as 16 points in the first half, the Brooklyn Nets lost to the Washington Wizards Monday night at Barclays Center.
With an onslaught of scoring from Bradley Beal, Markieff Morris and Otto Porter, the Wizards righted the ship in the second half and got the 118-113 victory. Wizards All Star point guard John Wall led all Wizard scorers with 25 points and 13 assists. Speaking of Wall, one of his friends, Los Angeles-based media taste maker, Karen Civil, was the star of the show; so much so that she had her own day to honor her, called Karen Civil Day.
Civil’s Live Civil Foundation has been active in Haiti. Most recently, in 2014, her foundation, according to Forbes’ Sidnee Michelle, began the planning and production of the Live Civil playground in Pétionville, a suburb of Port-au-Prince Haiti in 2014. The Live Civil Playground, with the help of funding from notables like Meek Mill, Nipsey Hussle, Mack Maine and DJ Steph Floss will afford approximately 300 kids to learn and help teach children strategy building and problem-solving.
The Nets presented Civil with a game-ball before the game and Civil’s accomplishments were announced to the crowd on hand by Nets public announcer David Diamante. Civil sat courtside with close friends Ming Lee and Amber Ravenel. Friends and well wishers came out to support the day like Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee, rapper Fabolous, DJ Clue, Roc Nation’s Lenny S, singer Sonya Elise, current NFL safety Omar Bolden who won a ring with the Denver Broncos last season, Love and Hip Hop’s Yandy Smith and media personality’s Brian ‘B-Dot’ Miller from CBS’s Rap Radar podcast and Stuff Fly People Like’s Rae Holliday.
Brooklyn-born and Elizabeth, NJ raised and of Haitian descent herself, the opportunity is gratifying. “It’s very very interesting and exciting, I used to watch the Nets back in New Jersey in the nosebleed seats,” Civil told me after the game.
“To be courtside is exceptional.”
At halftime, Civil chatted on air with Sports Radio 66 WFAN’s Chris Carrino about everything going on in her world like being the director of cool during the Presidential election for then-Democratic candidate hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton, of course lost the election to Republican candidate Donald J. Trump. Civil, the hometown girl got the honor from the hometown team, but get this: she’s a Washington Wizards fan.
Por Que Civil? You have some ‘splaining to do!
“I was working with Hillary, I was supposed to move to DC, I was excited, you know I have a lot of love for John Wall and everything he’s doing for the community,” she said with a sly grin. “I don’t know too much about the Nets players; I’m learning, but I’m a Wizards fan.”
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Civil is a rising cultural influencer who turned her fascination with the internet into a lucrative career. Her website, LiveCivil.com is a hub that aggregates content in news, music releases and celebrity interviews.
Her point of entry in mainstream began as an intern with Funkmaster Flex. She’s also been responsible for connecting the dots on a marketing level with Beats by Dre headphones during their early stages with Monster headphones by marketing artists and athletes.
After the game, Civil stuck around for a meet and greet that was curated by Ashley Taylor and her Cleveland-based Elmnt13 branding company. Civil signed copies of her book, Be You & Live Civil: Tools for Unlocking Your Potential & Living Your Purpose
Brandon Robinson is a sports and entertainment writer and TV personality. You can catch his Scoop B Radio Podcast every Thursday by visiting ScoopBRadio.com. Follow him on Twitter @SCOOPB and visit www.ScoopB.com for more info.
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