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Lil Wayne appeared on ESPN’s first take again today, and gave his picks for March Madness and also voiced his opinion on Barack Obama’s predictions. Some folks are “outraged” that our president took 30 minutes of his time to talk about sports when our economy is in shambles.
There’s another video coming very shortly in which Wayne tells who he thinks will win the MVP out of Kobe, LeBron and D. Wade.
ESPN’s Outside The Lines ran a report on USC’s O.J. Mayo receiving illegal benefits from his first year in highschool all the way up until last year. In the last 4-5 years Mayo has received up to $30,000 in cash and gifts in exchange for a verbal agreement to sign with BDA management when he made it to the NBA.
There are two things in this story that crack me up.
1. BDA management actually paid out $200,000 for O.J. Mayo, but most of that money was taken and spent by the middleman, Rodney Guillory.
2. You HAVE to see the look on O.J.’s face when ESPN puts him on the spot questioning these allegations. It reminds me of Miguel Tejada’s interview with E:60 a few weeks ago. Check it out in the vid below….
The following video is O.J. Mayo’s carefully thought out response to the above report.
For those not in the know, Oklahoma State University has a billionaire booster, T. Boone Pickens. Pickens famously donated $165M to the school. Self could have easily been the highest paid college basketball coach, and only a few college football coaches would have been higher compensated.
Now Stank-0 being a Kansas alum is clearly biased in this instance, but Kansas would still have been Kansas if Self had chosen to take the OSU position. Larry Brown is available and he has stated his regret at leaving. If not Brown, then the living legend, Danny Manning, is actual on the coaching staff at Kansas right now.
This also signifies that the days of a 20+ year head coach are over. There are very few coaching institutions save Coach K, Coach Roy, and Jim Boeheim. Expect Self to leave after about 8-10 seasons in Lawrence.
File this under…no one cares, but Ohio State got past UMass for the NIT title. The NIT is normally uninteresting, but this year especially. All four 1 seeds advanced to the Final Four for the first time in history! That just makes the NIT even more uninteresting.
Stank-0 is sure those college kids played their hearts out too, but it’s the NIT. The NIT is the equivalent to being Mr. Irrelevant in the NFL, the last pick of the draft. Let the players explain:
“This is what happens when you put an NCAA tournament team in the NIT,” Butler yelled, surrounded by his teammates after beating Massachusetts 92-85 in the title game Thursday night. “Write that down and send that to the committee.”
Stank-0 has to disagree, because NCAA tournament teams are in the NCAAtournament. Look kid, no one expected a return to the Dance after losing OdenandConley. Life goes on, keep you head up, cliche, cliche, etc., etc. blah blah…fill in the blank.
Even the guy in the pic above, Kosta Koufos, doesn’t look like he wants to be in the pic. Stank-0 can imagine he lost a bet and had to hold the “trophy.”