Found March 03, 2012 on
Rumors and Rants:
Dear Reeves Nelson,
I read your response to Sports Illustrated‘s article which prominently featured you being a very large anus (even for Los Angeles) to a number of people and playing a big role in destroying the most storied program in college basketball (other than Indiana). I even wrote a piece for this very blog stating the incidents revealed in the article were very overblown and didn’t say anything most people didn’t already know.
I feel compelled to address you directly since this “response” is clearly motivated by your desire to be drafted in the 2o12 NBA Draft and to repair your repuation, which was damaged long before SI‘s article was published. And in the best tradition of condescending blog-writing, I have a bit of advice as well.
Your first problem is that no one believes the “that didn’t happen” and “my comments were taken out of context” defense. It has been used so many times those words have lost all meaning in the public’s eyes. If it didn’t work for Bill Clinton,
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