Jaden Smith, seen with father Will promoting their new movie After Earth in Taiwan last week, hopes to become emancipated form his famous parents But the desire doesn’t mean that relations within family have soured, with Smith explaining his son’s plan is a result of the supportive environment in which he has been raised. Smith explained: ‘He says, “Dad, I want to be emancipated,” I know if we do this, he can be an emancipated minor, because he really wants to have his own place.’ In an interview with The Sun newspaper Smith explained that he and wife Jada Pinkett Smith are eager to teach Jaden and sister Willow, 12, the rights and wrongs of life by allowing them to make their own mistakes instead of using traditional disciplines such as sending them to their room and taking away their luxuries for the day. Moving out? Jaden Smith, seen with his father in their new movie After Earth, hopes to become emancipated and has asked his parents to let him move into a home of his own for his 15th birthday Acting career: In his new movie Jaden plays Kitai Raige, the son of Smith’s warriro general Cypher Raige He told the Sun newspaper: ‘We generally don’t believe in punishment. From the time Jaden was five or six we would sit him down, and all he has to do is be able to explain why what he did was the right thing for his life.’ Will – who also has 19-year-old son, Trey, from his previous marriage with Sheree Zampino – wants his children to take responsibility for their own lives. The Men in Black 3 star’s own father Willard – who ran a refrigeration installation business in Philadelphia after leaving the US Air Force – was a very strict parent who believed his son should be seen and not heard so Will was keen for his own offspring have a completely different upbringing to him. NEW: After Earth ‘Beacon’ clip with Will and Jaden Smith Supportive parent: Smith revealed that he and wife Jada let their children make their own decisions and don’t punish them Quite a task: Jaden’s character is tasked with a mission to save both his and his father’s life He said: ‘I was brought up with, “You don’t even talk to your parents about what your opinion is, you are not allowed to have an opinion. ‘When you pay some bills, you can have an opinion.” … My parents let me talk now.’ Of course the same can be said of Jaden. Like his pop star sister he has a successful career of his own. The Karate Kid star will next be seen in After Earth, in which he plays a starring role opposite his father. Sharing the limelight: Jaden is hoping to be as successful as his father The movie takes place a millennium after humanity has deserted a decaying earth to live among the stars. Jaden plays Kitai Raige, the son of Smith’s warriro general Cypher Raige. But it is Jaden who plays the hero after he is forced to embark on a perilous journey to save both his father and himself after their craft crash lands on earth. A newly released clip shows the Smith’s injured character explaining to his lookalike son that he has no option but to go it alone to save the two of them.
Katie Smith, WNBA’s second all-time leading scorer, winding down her stellar career
The Liberty honored the 15-year veteran, who was playing her first season with the team, before New Yorks final home game. I think what we will miss most about Katie is her drive to win and the fact shes a fierce competitor, WNBA President Laurel Richie said. The Liberty put together a video tribute showing highlights of Smiths career from her playing days in high school to her college days at Ohio State. It finished up with some of her best moments from the now-defunct ABL and WNBA. Smith said before the game she wasnt going to cry watching the video. She came close, but held her ground, instead joking afterward to the crowd that the biggest thing she learned watching it was that she had a lot of different hair styles over the years. The team also presented her with a framed USA basketball jersey and a photo collage of her playing career. Shes an all-time professional, New York Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer said. Shes just been that hard-nosed player that takes care of her body. Shes played so many years because of that. Shes gone from prolific scorer to outstanding defender and team leader. I cant say enough about her. Smith was brought to New York this season by Laimbeer to provide some veteran leadership. He coached her for five seasons with the Detroit Shock, where she won WNBA titles in 2006 and 2008. Shes been a pillar of this league like Lisa Leslie, said teammate Delisha Milton-Jones, who will now be the longest tenured player in the league. The work she put in is unparalleled.
How Much Longer Will J.R. Smith Get to Prove Himself Before NY Knicks Dump Him?
Last year, though, he enjoyed his best season as a pro during the most successful Knicks campaign in more than a decade. So Smith ducked most of the bad press his extracurriculars would have otherwise warranted. But if his play slips upon his return and/or the Knicks get off to a slow start, Smith will find himself in the crosshairs of an unforgiving New York media contingent faster than he can pull the trigger on a 25-foot step-back jumper. Will the Knicks be willing to put up with Smith’s antics if he can’t produce at a level that matches his career-best 2012-13 season? Perhaps not. What About the Deal? Andy Lyons/Getty Images This is the part where you should start questioning the likelihood of the Knicks dumping Smith just a few weeks after inking him to a three-year, $18 million dealwhich, by the way, has a 15-percent trade kicker , per Shamsports.com. Remember, though, that the Knicks signed Smith largely because they didn’t have many better options. Cash-strapped and unable to offer free agents anything more than a piece of the mid-level exception or the veteran’s minimum, New York figured its best option was to retain Smith at a heftier price by using its Bird rights on him. According to NBA.com’s John Schuhmann , the Knicks may have made the decision to sign Smith with the idea of trading him down the line. Thats exactly what the Brooklyn Nets did withKris Humphries. When Humphries was a free agent last year, the Nets didnt necessarily want to bring him back. But they had his Bird rights and couldnt spend the same amount of money on another teams free agent. So they signed Humphries to a two-year, $24 million contract, with the idea that they could eventually trade him for another player making similar money.