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Rashad McCants
Rashad McCants
Position: None
Born: 09/25/84
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:207 lbs. / 93.9 kg.
Former North Carolina men’s basketball star Rashad McCants says he has no relationship with UNC or coach Roy Williams – and that isn’t likely to change anytime soon. In 2014, McCants alleged that the university kept him eligible through fake classes and minimal attendance, and he said his former coach was complicit with the scheme. Williams has denied any knowledge of wrongdoing, but McCants has stuck to his claims. “The things he’s done and said and denied, I just can’t respect,” said McCants, who played for Williams for two seasons. “As a coach, he’s a great coach, and he’s deserving of the Hall of Fame and everything that’s coming to him. But as a man, I don’t have anything to say.”
After the Minnesota Timberwolves picked him No. 14 overall in the 2005 NBA Draft, McCants averaged 10 points per game on 43.1 percent shooting through four seasons. But the Timberwolves unloaded the former lottery pick to Sacramento in 2009. That’s when he says the calls stopped coming. “I’ve been told, numerous conversations and numerous sources, that I’ve been blackballed,” McCants said. “And it’s just the way the league is sometimes. When one person who is a higher-up, Hall of Famer, says don’t touch him, they won’t. And that’s just how it is.”
Two failed stints in the NBA Development League and a handful of international stops have been his only options. The UNC allegations haven’t helped, nor has his reputation as a bad locker room presence. But McCants’ biggest regret was his highly-publicized relationship with reality TV star Khloe Kardashian late in his career, which he said gave people an opportunity to doubt his commitment to the NBA. “Without that situation in play, I’m a $60-70 million player,” McCants said. “Easily.”
He had a rough season, but McCants had no problem finding suitors around the league. With a bevy of options, he headed to Miami and worked out for the Heat. It was here he would face yet another bump in the road. “I was in Miami working out for the Heat and I injured my abdominal, which I had hurt and had been misdiagnosed while playing in Minnesota. Even with that, Pat Riley wanted to sign me but they didn’t have enough room under the luxury tax.”
“Cleveland insisted that I went to play in the Summer League or they would pull their offer,” he said. “I told them that I would be tending to my mother who was undergoing treatment for breast cancer and it seemed to be good, but in that offseason they were in limbo with LeBron leaving and not having a head coach.” It was this level of confusion that extinguished the chance of McCants playing in the NBA. “Byron Scott was eventually hired and he didn’t really know what was going on with my situation, so the media took the story that I didn’t show up to camp and ran with it and it ended up blowing my chance,” he said. “Hearing that story was really tough to listen to considering what I was actually going through.”