HoopsHype NCAA rumors
Before long players may refuse to go the 76ers as they’re becoming the butt of jokes even among players. Last week, Eric Bledsoe started a debate when he said Kentucky would defeat the 76ers. Someone checked with Las Vegas oddmakers, who ventured the 76ers would be 11-point favorites. But that’s what happens when your plan is as egregious as the 76ers’ You get your players labeled losers and jokes, and those reputations become difficult to shed. I’ve heard GMs say they can’t afford to take 76ers players now the way they’re being tainted with defeat. NBA.com
Keith Pompey: #Suns G.@Eric Bledsoe on his previous comment about #Kentucky beating #Sixers: “I got a lot of respect for NBA players. I was joking around. Obviously, I went to Kentucky. … Whatever the case may be, I got respect for them.” Twitter @PompeyOnSixers
Scott Agness: More than 60 NBA scouts/personnel credentialed for tonight’s #ChampionsClassic14 at @TheFieldhouse, I’m told. Big-time talent playing. Twitter @ScottAgness
The other was almost three years ago, Trey Burke texted me that he was leaving after his freshman year. Cleaned out his dorm room or apartment, then went back home, and both Beilein and his dad convinced him to come back for his sophomore year. It was the best decision that he made, because he ended up being a lottery pick and having a player of the year season as a sophomore. But he’s the one that told me he was leaving, and I wrote it “according to sources,” and then he changed his mind, and so Michigan fans were mad, and rightfully so. “Hey, Goodman was wrong, he said Trey Burke was leaving after his freshman year and he didn’t.” I get it. The Big Lead
How do you feel about the new Fab Five documentary Chris Webber is going to do? Jalen Rose: It's not a legitimate documentary if the other four guys don't participate. HoopsHype
When was the last time you spoke with Chris Webber? Jalen Rose: I heard through mutual friends that he's upset that I said that I feel like he should have come out and apologize for some transgressions that happened at the University of Michigan. But I still stand behind that. Also I'm disappointed how the relationship with [Michigan booster] Ed Martin ended. Ed, unfortunately, in my opinion basically died of a broken heart. So while we're still brothers and I hope that we're going to make amends... One of the great things of being teammates and friends is we should be able to speak openly and honestly. And hopefully he finds a way to realize and apologize about what happened in Michigan. HoopsHype
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