As long as you don’t live under a rock, you probably know about the turmoil the University of Arizona’s Men’s basketball program has been going through recently. Well just in case you do live under a rock, last Saturday ESPN reported some #fakenews that shook the NCAA Basketball world, claiming Sean Miller, the coach of the Cats was caught on a phone tap discussing the potential payment of $100,000 to the projected first overall pick in the NBA draft, Deandre Ayton. Right away, people were calling for Miller’s head, from Jay Bilas to the always stoned Bill Walton. Even former Wildcat greats Andre Iguodala and Jason Terry wanted Miller out. Well, those people forgot one thing…fact checking, and now they look like assholes.
Arizona Athletics and Arizona men’s basketball head coach Sean Miller meet with the media. https://t.co/8BbToFCsZ5
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) March 1, 2018
From the initial report Saturday, things seemed a little fishy. ESPN had to make 2 corrections on the timeline (which didn’t make sense anyway). The report claimed that a discussion was made in 2016 but ESPN quickly made a correction saying it was the Spring of 2017. You would think ESPN would do some of their own homework before releasing this breaking news, which would not only screw Sean Miller and Ayton, but the entire U of A basketball program. Well, they didn’t… If they did, they would have seen that the timeline in place made no sense, as Ayton had already committed and was on campus taking classes in Tucson. In addition, the schmuck who broke the news has been silent since he dropped it. Now that’s what I call some good reporting ESPN…You fucking idiots!
In his press conference today, Miller said, “I have never paid a recruit, or prospect, or their family or representative to come to Arizona, I never have and never will. I have never arranged or directed payment or any improper benefits to a recruit or prospect or their family or representative, and I never will.” Honestly, I believe him and Zona must too. I’m not saying that I think the U of A is 100% innocent, but I do think Miller isn’t dumb enough to do it himself. Everyone cheats, and to think otherwise is as ignorant as ESPN. If what Sean Miller is saying is true, ESPN should be ready to open up their check book on defamation charges.
You gotta respect Coach Miller sticking to his guns by giving ESPN the middle finger and a big FUCK YOU. Most folks, coaches especially, don’t have the stones to refute the “Leader in Sports”, but Sean Miller has cajones the size of basketballs and he showed them off today. Hopefully, this lights a fire under the Wildcats asses and they roll through the Pac-12 tourney, and get to that Final Four that has eluded the Cats since Miller has headed the team.