A Day with Future Olympian Jason Richardson

Saw him on a US Olympics ad yesterday and just had to re-post! Enjoy!


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 Original post 11/11/12

Select brands, writers, and influencers were invited out to Los Angeles this week to meet Jason Richardson and to participate in a mini-training session and private dinner event. Fancy, huh?! My reporter in the field, intern and good friend, Jonathan, made the trek, schmoozed and snapped pics. Here's his report--


So I pretty much have been singing ‘California Love’ since I got off the plane and don’t plan on stopping until I land back in St. Louis…*insert random Nelly reference here*. But moving on. When I was told that I’d be meeting up with Jason Richardson, a future Olympian, my first thought was, “Ummmm….who?” That’s kind of unfortunate though, and an occurrence that probably happens all too often. People often get caught up in the glitz and glam of sports and Hollywood and we tend to pay attention to the squeakiest hinges *hands bottle of oil to Nicki, Drake, and Wayne,* and not the hardest working. Enter Jason Richardson.


Now, I was the kind of kid in high school that the jocks made fun of, so I was already in the mind set of “here we go,” lol, but those days are behind me, and Jason was real cool and down to earth. When we got to the track to see the work out, Jason was busy hitting the hurdles, talking to his coach, and watching footage of himself and other world record holders. What impressed me about the whole situation was the number of people that were there at this training session.


It might not look like a lot, but there were coaches, physical trainers, people to run the cameras, people to run the computers, only thing that was missing was somebody to wipe the sweat off of the boy’s forehead. But it got me to thinking about everything that goes into being a professional athlete, and that moment when you cross the finish line, that moment when you hold the trophy over your head or put that medal around your neck, it’s only a moment – a big one, but one that’s part of such a larger picture. As sports fans, we often forget about the ‘professional’ part of being a professional athlete, but that’s what should get you to the spotlight right? Well it should be, and that’s why ‘Jai Rich’ is one of those that you’ll probably be hearing a lot about. London 2012, anybody?

Jason with Claire of The Fashion Bomb. Somebody tell me he doesn’t look like Jaiden Smith with locs.

Oh and in case you’re wondering, Jason has been growing out his locs for about 6 years now. I asked him if he ever felt like they slowed him down. He said whenever he races, he never wears them down, and if he throws them back in a quick herringbone, he can hardly tell they’re there. Any other style, he said, would just be an “occupational hazard,” HA! Maybe I should start growing my hair out…this might be the summer for light skinned brothas with locs!

The view from dinner--

The man of the hour, Jason Richardson!

Angel Laws of ConcreteLoop.com

Cara Donatto and Bevy Smith

34 Weigh in!:
Dani @ OKDani.com said...

ooh he cute!

Anonymous said...

I concur!

Anonymous said...

i didn't even read the post...sorry I got blinded by Bevy Smith's chest. I'm a well endowed woman as well...damn Bevy, cover them thangs up once in a while before you catch pneumonia!

Candace4life said...

Yeah good looking guy, but he actually looks like the Singer "Lloyd" love his last video with Andre3000. Titled Lloyd - Dedication To My Ex (Miss That) ft. Andre 3000
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW1W34A-n4I

MrsRyder said...

@Anonymous 1:49...I so agree...When cleavage starts to resemble someones backside, its time to cover up!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone see her on Chef Roble this past week? I couldn't focus because Bevy's boobies were bubbling out all over the place (see those B's). They were super shiny and directly under her chin. I. can't. I. just. can't.

Kellye said...

I went to college with Jason! Go Gamecocks!

Anonymous said...

He's yummy!!

Anonymous said...

FOINE!

Anonymous said...

jw, where's skinny kenny at?!

LeSheika said...

I went to college with Jason as well! Good to see a black man doing his thang! Goooooooo Cocks!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Angela Laws hair is beautiful and Bevy you are too old to have your milk jugs laying on the table!

ShoeHOTLINE said...

Big S/O to track and field athletes doing there thing. I recently interviewed the American Recorder Holder (will post this Monday). Reading this interview has me so excited for the games in August (yup I'm a former track head). Good Luck Jason

pearlsandcurls37 said...

I second that Go Gamecocks! Jason was always a sweetheart in undergrad. Best of luck to him!

Pecancurls said...

Go Jason! You folks are cracking me up with the cleavage comments. LOL!!! She is a confident woman!!

Anonymous said...

He is soooooooo soooooo fine!

Anonymous said...

Absolute Perfection! WOW

Anonymous said...

I so absolutely agree about Bev! I have also wondered why and how she got into the style industry when she clearly has none! I know she may not be responsible for the size of her chest, but wearing them out like a butt under your chin EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU SEE HER is not cute AT ALL! She turns me so off!

Just delete that last pix. It takes aways from me even wanting to read the article.

Anonymous said...

Yes...somebody please tell Bev to cover her girls up! Ugh!!!

Anonymous said...

How old is this gentlemen??? Just curious... *runs to track* lol

Anonymous said...

Jonathan, what camera do you use? Nice quality pics!

k.labell said...

It's nice to see a fellow Gamecock doing big things!! Go Cocks!!

Anonymous said...

Nice article!

keisha billups said...

So this is an old post from last year?? Anyone know if he made the olympic team??

Brooke B. said...

The track part of the Olympics is one of my favorite sports, just to see how ppl can push the body to run as fast as they do is amazing.

Dr Mermaid said...

He won a medal in Beijing 2008, doesn't that already make him an Olmpian? Semantics...

Dr Mermaid said...

I'm dying

CurvyCurly said...

Cray! LOL

CurvyCurly said...

Handsome man with dope locs! Angel Laws hair is just sick, dope, off-the-chain.....total hair crush! And 'no comment' on the obvious issue with Bev.

LouellaS said...

He is gorgeous on the field, off the field. The robin's egg belt and the entire look with the black suit is also very stylish. Claire's and Angel's hair looks so beautiful. The last pic is certainly an attention-getter.

Anonymous said...

Unless I've slept the next couple months away, I believe the "original post" date of 11/11/12 at the top of the page is wrong...luv ya Nikki! :)

Megan Montgomery said...

I am going to put my shoes *stalker shoes* on and run down the track to find him lol! His dreads are bomb and he is cute. It is always good to see men with natural hair and love it too. I love the Olympics especially track I be yelling run go go.

Erika A. said...

Love to see men with natural hair. He's super cute and ambitious. Go Jason!

Miss Anne said...

I watched him take silver at the 110m Hurdles Olympic Finals... so fine!!!

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