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About Sport E. Odie

aboutbg1BORN JOHN ADAMS, SPORT E. ODIE HAS HAD A VERY INTERESTING LIFE THUS FAR. ON MAY 28, DOROTHY ADAMS GAVE BIRTH TO A LEGEND THAT ALSO HAPPENED TO BE A NATURAL BORN ENTERTAINER. JOHN ADAMS WAS THE PLANNED NAME BUT WHEN THE “80’S BABY” CAME OUT THE WOMB, HIS PARENTS REALIZED THAT SOMETHING WAS BIGGER THAN USUAL (GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER). HE HAD GIGANTIC HANDS AND THEY KNEW THAT HE WOULD BE AN ATHLETE BUT WHAT THEY DIDN’T KNOW IS THAT IT WOULD GROW INTO A MUCH BIGGER MEANING!

SPORT’S CHILDHOOD WASN’T THE WORST POSSIBLE SITUATION, BUT IT WAS TOUGH ENOUGH. GROWING UP WITHOUT A FATHER FIGURE WAS HARD AT TIMES, BUT THE CALLOUS TIMES WERE ABBREVIATED BECAUSE OF MAMA ADAMS STRENGTH AND THE GUIDANCE OF BIG LES (OLDER BROTHER) WHO DIDN’T KNOW THE MEANING OF “I CAN’T”. KNOWING THAT THE BILLS WERE OUT WEIGHING THE INCOME, OUR TRANSPORTATION WAS COUNTING DOWN ON ITS LAST DAYS, AND THE FATHERLY PHONE CALLS NOR CHILD SUPPORT NEVER SEEMED TO FIND THEIR WAY TO 1347 SHARON RD. WEST. SPORT KNEW THAT MAKING HIS YOUNGER SISTER AND HARD WORKING MOTHER SMILE COULD BE A MAGNIFICENT DOSE OF MEDICINE. WHETHER IT WAS MOCKING THE “DIRTY DOZENS” SKIT FROM HIS FAVORITE SHOW “IN LIVING COLOR” OR HIS ARSENIO HALL IMPERSONATIONS, HE KNEW AT TOUGH TIMES HE HAD TO “TURN UP THE COMEDY”.

DON’T TANGLE OR TWIST IT, GROWING UP SPORT E. ODIE WAS AND STILL IS A MONSTER ON THE BASKETBALL COURT! BASKETBALL OCCUPIED SPORT’S TIME FROM THE AGE OF SIX ALL THE WAY TO THE COLLEGE LEVEL AT WINSTON SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY. GIVEN THE COMPETITIVE EDGE THAT ALL ATHLETES CONTAIN, SPORT WOULD STILL FIND TIME TO SLIP IN HIS COMEDIC EDGE. WHETHER IT WAS IN THE LOCKER ROOM OR WHILE COACH STITT WAS IN A YELLING FRENZY, TEAMMATES KNEW NOT TO LOOK OVER AT SPORT BECAUSE IT WOULD LEAD TO UNCONTROLLABLE LAUGHTER.

FROM SMALL “STARMOUNT ELEMENTARY” THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES, ONTO “THE HOLLYWOOD HOST” OF 102JAMZ, AND EVENTUALLY HOSTING SHOWS AND CONCERTS IN FRONT OF 20,000+ PEOPLE…

FROM CHILDHOOD SLEEPOVERS WITH HIS BEST FRIEND RUSSELL ONTO THE “B.E.T.” RED CARPET…

FROM BEING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CROWD WITH “THE LEGACY” AT WSSU TO ROCKING THE CROWD AND CREATING HIS OWN LEGACY…

FROM ACTING ON A WSSU TELEVISION SHOW CALLED “UNDERGROUND U” TO BEING AN EXTRA ON BET’s HIT SHOW “THE GAME” AND ULTIMATELY CO HOSTING 106 & PARK WITH TERRANCE J

SPORT E. ODIE IS STILL FAR FROM HIS LIFETIME GOAL. STRIVING TO BECOME A VJ, ACTOR, DIRECTING HIS OWN MOTION PICTURE, AND ULTIMATELY TAKING ENTERTAINMENT TO A LEVEL THAT EVEN “SEAN “PUFFY” COMBS” COULD NEVER IMAGINE IS NOT A EFFORTLESS JOB. CONSISTENT/PERSISTENT WORK ETHIC WILL CERTAINLY BE KEY IN SPORT’S SUCCESS. REMEMBER PEOPLE, “IN LIFE YOU HAVE TWO TYPES OF PEOPLE; YOU HAVE PEOPLE THAT SIT BACK AND SAY “IT WOULD BE NICE IF I COULD”… AND THEN YOU HAVE PEOPLE LIKE SPORT E. ODIE THAT “MAKE IT HAPPEN”!

REST IN PEACE JOHN FOWLER JULY 4, 1955-FEBRUARY 14, 2009
REST IN PEACE DOROTHY ADAMS JUNE 23, 1957 – FEBRUARY 28, 2012