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Naadir Tharpe Makes Debut In Worcester Courthouse Records, Presumably Wearing Pants This Time

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This week’s Turtleboy Defendant of the Day is a name we’ve blogged about before – Naadir Tharpe:


Naadir Tharpe is one of the best basketball players ever to come out of Worcester. He was a starter at St. Peter Marian in 8th grade before going to prep school. He was recruited by Kansas – one of the top five programs in college basketball history. He started every game last year as a junior and played in the Final Four as a freshman. Basically everything was going great until this happened in March:

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Yup. Just a naked selfie with a married woman who happens to be a local Kansas elementary school nurse. Oh yea, and he decided he would put it on Twitter. Good thing he only has 22,500 followers:

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And the timing was just so perfect. He did this about a week after 2nd seeded Kansas was upset by 10th seeded Stanford and failed to make it to the Sweet 16. Luckily no one pays attention to basketball in Kansas right?

Ya see, this is why Worcester can’t have nice things. This is what we do when we make it to the big time. We take our pants off with women who don’t love us and put pictures of it on the Internet.

Soon after this Naadir decided to forgo his senior year to play professionally. Sure he’s undersized and has a zero percent chance of ever playing in the NBA. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t turn down a free college education. Nope. Things are going great too. Last month he was cut by the Los Angeles Lakers D-League team, called the “LA D-Fenders.” Ya got that? The “D-Fenderds.” That’s a real name of a real team with uniforms and everything. The minor league affiliate for one of the worst teams in the NBA said they were all set with Naadir Tharpe’s services.

Good thing he never finished college though. Who needs a college degree anyway? Sure he could be getting a free education, preparing for an NCAA touranment run, and taking more pantsless selfies. But why would you wanna do that when you can always just come  back to the Woo and make your first of many appearances to come in the Worcester Courthouse records?

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11 Comment(s)
  • GetALife
    June 12, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    So did you spend a significant amount of time in your room feeling jealous of Naadir’s early success and secretly hoping he would fail? You are way too happy that his basketball career did not pan out. The Catholic schools in Worcester are known for grabbing inner city kids and pushing them through school to make their athletics programs more appealing. It’s unlikely that Naadir ever had to actually try in school, so how did you expect him to finish at Kansas? And seeing how all he was ever pushed to do was play basketball, what skills would you expect him to use now to better his life? Even if he is trying to pull this “rap career” thing, he is 22 years old and has plenty of time to turn his life around, and has probably experienced more exciting things in his 22 years than you have in your entire life. Way to out yourself as a jealous, bitter, old white dude. You have probably been rotting worcester for your entire life.

    • Finnish Goalie
      June 12, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      Actually, old white dude is a fairly new theory.

  • Jones effects
    February 26, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Lol look at Yall talking like you kmo the kid ^ hasn’t lived in worcester well just kmo my boy doing just fine he messed up ok don’t disrespect my Fam like that he young minded he knows he will grow up no worries shouts out to my city #508 #wartown

  • Beyneu
    February 20, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Cedric Ball was the name of the player from Worcester as I recall. He played college and a short term NBA pro contract then played on Europe.

    He now works in the court probation department .

  • This is trash.
    February 19, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    First of all the charge is bullshit. He hasnt even lived in worcester to commit anything like that or at that address for about 5 years. Get your facts straight before making articles when you have no fucking idea what youre talking about.

    • J
      February 21, 2015 at 11:41 pm

      I’m missing the part where he’s not in the courthouse records

  • Yes
    February 19, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    The sad thing for you is, he’s probably a role model in your city. Seriously, who lives in Worcester by choice? Have fun with the snow, losers!

    • Finnish Goalie
      February 20, 2015 at 9:40 am

      Come on, guys!

      Remember, if you want the world to be better, you have to start with changing yourself.

  • Wabbitt
    February 19, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    For a school nurse from Kansas (where I’m pretty sure medicine consists of praying for it to get better), she has a seriously nice set of funbags. Hell, I’d get hammered and take my pants off too if she flipped those beauties out.

  • Nice Things?
    February 19, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    LOL! He lives on Country Club Blvd… Lincoln Village is new GBV! OMG… Whatever happened to that other basketball hero from Burncoat.. I forget his name because Kentucky booted him…?

    • Joey G
      February 19, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      He ended up NOT in the Courthouse Records, for one. And he had about a ten year pro career here and in Europe.

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