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Larry Brown Sports:
Shabazz Muhammad was exposed Friday for having lied about his age to appear younger and thus more desirable as an NBA prospect. Muhammad was born on Nov. 13, 1992, but his birthday in UCLA’s media guide listed him as born in 1993. That makes him 20 and not 19 as has been stated.
When Muhammad was introduced by TruTV Friday during UCLA’s NCAA Tournament game against Minnesota, a graphic listed his age as 20 and included an asterisk to note the controversy.
The story of Muhammad’s true age was revealed in a Los Angeles Times column written by Ken Bensinger. In the column published Friday, Bensinger exposes Muhammad’s father, Ron Holmes, as a man intent on beating a system that is rigged against collegiate athletes. According to Bensinger, Holmes, when faced with the information, denied that his son was really 20 years old and born in Long Beach, Calif., and said Shabazz was 19 and born in Nevada. Holmes changed his story — presumably after being presented with evidence to the contra...
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UCLA star forward Shabazz Muhammad is not the age of 19 as UCLA’s media guide list indicates, and his father reportedly attempted to cover it up.
The LA Times has published a report this morning, claiming that the father of UCLA star freshman Shabazz Muhammad may have been lying about his son’s age.
The publication says that Ron Holmes, Muhammad’s father, lied about his son’s age, saying he was born in 1993 – while his birth certificate on file with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health shows he was actually...
Shabazz Muhammad has come under much scrutiny since his arrival at UCLA last summer.
As if it wasnt already a given, UCLA head coach Ben Howland started spinning the conversation following the Bruins' final home game against Arizona earlier this month when he declared it was the last game for his star freshman Shabazz Muhammad at new Pauley Pavilion.
For Howland, it was a no brainer.
Its just kind of obvious when a kid is a lottery pick that theyre going to...
Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA's star freshman, is actually 20, not 19, and the LA Times has dug up the birth certificate to prove it.
UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad talks underdog label, adjusting to a new lineup, and more the night before the Bruins face Minnesota...
Superstar UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad is 20 years old, not the 19 he was reported to be.
Word's out - UCLA hoops freshman Shabazz Muhammad is a year older than you thought he was.
In a time where lying about your age is commonplace -- hell, I wish I would've done so to make myself seem smarter; no one listens to the foul-mouhted 20-year-old college kid -- this isn't all that egregious, right? It's only a year, and it isn't as if anyone cares that...
On Saturday night, multiple reports came out saying UCLA head coach Ben Howland had been fired after the Bruins were axed in the first round of the NCAA tournament. UCLA is saying those reports are not true.
“Contrary to multiple media reports this evening, UCLA has not fired men’s basketball coach Ben Howland,” UCLA athletics spokesman Nick Ammazzalorso said in a statement...