Apparently Kansas fans are pretty pissed off at local Worcester boob and Jayhawks starting point guard Naadir Tharpe. He had a pretty disappointing season, and Kansas was knocked out of the tournament in the second round by 10th seeded Stanford. So fans were none too pleased when this photo of Tharpe went viral…
Safe to say that this is the first time Tharpe nailed a 3 this March. Seriously, I would hope he could do a lot better. Turns out this woman is married and is a school nurse, but that’s besides the point.
1) Is this a selfie? If so then his wing span is insane.
2) What’s the problem here?
Kansas isn’t in season anymore. Sure, they lost, but Tharpe is over 21. I’m not sure why his pants are off, but that’s besides the point. Why can’t he got drop dead drunk and make really bad decisions? I mean, he’s not a professional athlete right? He’s just another college student right? That’s the justification for not paying college athletes. So then why does anyone get mad when a college kid acts like a college kid? This is what college kids do – get drunk, take selflies, and make really bad decisions.
Professional dooshnozzle, and Kansas coach Bill Self had this to say about the photo:
“Obviously, we are aware and had it brought to our attention this weekend. Certainly extremely disappointed with what transpired and the judgment that went along with it. To say anything else publicly would be something that would be inappropriate at this time. It will be handled internally. It will be addressed, and it will be handled internally.”
So why is Bill Self disappointed? Oh yea, because he’s from KANSAS. These parts of the country still teach creationism and can’t believe when people don’t act like puritans at all times. Billf Self righteous bullshit basically.
Self gets paid millions of dollars to coach a bunch of kids who generate the revenue for his salary, and they don’t get paid. If you still believe that paying for their “education” is adequate compensation then I have some property down in Cape Cod I’d like to sell you. Normal college students don’t have to work 40 hour weeks watching videos, going to meetings, practicing, traveling and playing in high profile games, on TOP OF taking a normal course load of an undergraduate. Normal college students don’t have people sensationalizing the fact that they got drunk and made out with a white girl who doesn’t love them. Normal college students aren’t held to an imaginary moral code that players like Tharpe are.
Here’s what some of the fans who enjoy Tharpe’s free labor have to say about their point guard:
“Personally, I hope the disciplinary action that comes is swift and severe.”
Punishment for what? Enjoying his life? Violating the Mann Act? Apparently he should receive a “severe” punishment for this. Chop his God damn hand off!!! That’ll keep him from taking anymore selflies!!!!
“It seems like Self has a problem with recruiting point guards who make bad decisions off the court, “
Do you understand what I would do for a point guard who made “bad off the court decisions” like this, to play at UMass? Anything. Newslfash to you self-righteous Jayhawk fans – every player you’ve ever rooted for is likely a scumbag off the court. Even Kirk Hinrich? ESPECIALLY Kirk Hinrich. Oh yea, and Paul Pierce was a Jayhawk and he got stabbed in the face. Who gets stabbed in the face? Probably an arrogant 22 year old dooshnozzle who tells gangsters with knives that “You can’t hurt this pretty face” as Pierce is alleged to have said.
“You get beat and knocked out of the tournament and not even 24 hours later you are in an instagram or whatever partying as if it is no big deal.”
So I guess the only acceptable reaction from Tharpe was to put his face in his pillow and cry himself to sleep. Maybe if he took a selfie of that then Jayhawk fans would be a little bit more supportive.
Look, Bill Self and Kansas fans can try to be morally outraged over this, but the fact of the matter is that this is a great recruiting tool. Imagine you’re trying to get some prospect that’s deciding between KU and BYU. All Self has to do is show the kid this photo, and then remind him that Brandon Davies was kicked off the team at BYU for having consensual sex with his girlfriend because it violated the “honor code.”
TurtleBoy Sports is a family blog, so normally we frown on behavior like this. But this is a Worcester guy, and we protect our own – even if they’re sellouts who went to St. Peter Marian. If people in Kansas are shocked by pictures like this, imagine what would happen to them if they went to the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Their heads would literally explode. This is why it’s so much better living up here. People who get morally outraged about pictures like this are laughed at and dismissed as nutjobs, as they should be.
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