Muhammad, Anthony Davis Perceived As Having 'Dirtiest Recruitments' Over Past Decade
Five Kentucky commits on that list. Who's the head coach of Kentucky, the dirtiest cheater of them all......John Calipari. Not surprising at all.
Calipari is one of the best coaches of all time
College sports are funny, everyone gets to make money except the players who people are coming to see.
I just hate when that happens
Cal is what he is and he is good at it. Would I send my kid to play for him? No but the dude gets results recruiting.
Im suprised Eric Bledsoe aint make the list.
Muhammad's &$#%#&@! was so dirty and obvious from jump
I hope he's ineligible all year to be honest
I hope Muhammad is ineligible as well. The whole UCLA and Adidas thing has bad news written all over it.
Damn why you hating on the man? Why would you be happy if he can't play?
Why hate on this kid? Because he didn't pick your schools?
He's an 18 year old kid and he already has haters around the country. And for what? Because of suspicion? Because he's great at what he does? Because he might have gotten some extra money on the side while making the NCAA hundreds of millions?
I am saddened for humanity.
I get what you're saying about the Athletes making the NCAA and it's benefactors Massive amount of Money, but Shabazz hasn't even played a Game for UCLA and I'm sure he hasn't become that big a draw yet...In fact if he's been "paid to play" he's cost them more than he has been able to Earn them back...
If he broke the rules then he should be punished correctly, that goes for the School and coaches too, everyone should be held accountable for their actions...
I personally want to see the kid proven Innocent and allowed to play for one of my favorite teams in all of college sports "the Bruins"...But if he broke rules then he has to sit out some, I wanted Shabazz to lead this deep UCLA squad back to Final 4 but I'll have to wait and see waht happens next...
This is a Bigger question...If the recruitment of Davis and several other Kentucky players is viewed as Dirty then what do make of the Season they just had??? Do we view it as a clean Championship? Or should some of the Wildcats have been ineligible or on different Teams???
I don't get why everyone thinks Cal is a cheater, or should I say EXTREME cheater, think about it if this guy was cheating as much or as bad as everyone thought he was don't you think he'd been caught by now, don't you think the NCAA is licking it's chops and spying on Cal superhard to find some dirt on him?
The NCAA is not Cal's friend they are waiting to get him like a NARC officer is waiting to catch a drug dealer, I don't think Cal is squeaky clean, but I don't think he goes above and beyond to cheat.
But you also have to look at the bigger picture...
The Kentucky Wildcats along with several other Big Colleges have had a long history of success and with that came the financial gain(Boosters, royalties from Championships, premium ticket pricing)
The way Calipari has recruited is no different then the likes of U Conn, UNC, Arizona, Michigan State, UCLA, Syracuse, Duke, Florida, Texas and countless others...A lot of people don't like Calipari in the south, he is snake oil salesman to them, the NCAA would love to put something on Calipari if they could and they likely will at some point, I just don't see them doing on the eve of him and Kentucky winning the National Championship
I'm not hating but he broke the rules knowingly and shouldn't play
and I like Cuse and he was never on our radar
@fastandfurious....Cal already has been caught cheating twice. His final fours have been taken away at Massachusetts and Memphis. I don't think Cal deserves any benefit of the doubt today with past trangressions.
True, but im mainly talking about UK, everybody think he's cheating heavily now with the recruiting classes he's been bringing in lately, innocent until proven guilty, the guy is just a recruiting genius in my book.
Sounds like there would be money in a minor league basketball team.. Hey even that way "student athletes" will get paid legitimately for what they actually want to do, be professional athletes... You don't see these issues in college baseball...
and by minor league I don't mean D-League..
And before I get negged out of the building.. I know a farm league system is incredibly unrealistic..
big time programs always cheated in one way or another..
That article didn't seem to have any facts or even talk to anyone who had any facts. There is the incentive for these programs to pay the kids under the table, I get that. But very little of this stuff comes out. And frankly, when word does come out, the payment is pocket change compared to what the coaches make.
In basketball, players and talent is more important than coaching. (Well as long as the coach actually plays the right players (see Jeremy Lin sitting on the bench and Darko Millic starting for Wolves for years as examples of coaches having a big impact on their team.)) So if a coach can get studs to join his program, he will be a good coach. A good coach gets paid a couple of million a year at a top NCAA I school. Plus he gets endorsements and speaking engagements. So let's say that adds up to $3 million year. Shuffling off $20k to three or so top recruits a year wouldn't break the bank. The tough part is keeping the kids from letting slip the payment.
If the NBA started their own development league, effectively a modified D-League then I would love to see what the NCAA's response would be, they might panic but players would still go to college and the teams would still have their own fanbases. But the NBA could set their own league rules, draft deadline dates etc, players would come from both this league and the NCAA still. Players would be paid some sort of salary, it need not be huge but it could help out less well off players and save them declaring too soon and players could ink sponsorship deals of course.
The big concern would be if development teams were attached directly to NBA teams as top prospects could be tapped up much easier about prefered locations etc.
As regards Coach Cal, I always say no smoke without fire but he is perhaps the best guy at "stretching" the rules shall we say. But as said above Unis and coaches would love to have the strongest team given the rewards it can bring so maybe things do go on, the true amateur days are now probably in their last throws.