We would like to send our condolences to the family of McKamey, who was only 19 and also the Naval Academy for their loss.
I find this story very amusing. Massiello has been in the coaching ranks since 2000, starting out as an assistant for Tulane. He then went on to be an assistant for Manhattan and Louisville before becoming head coach at Manhattan in 2011. Massiello played 4 years at Kentucky (1996-2000) but never graduated. Apparently, Massiello has been lying all this time on his resume saying he was a graduate and it finally caught up to him. Out of Tulane, Louisville, and Manhattan, USF was the only school to actually do a background check. Now I don't know if a degree is a qualification for becoming a D1 basketball coach but I know you can't lie. $5 million down the drown, good job Massiello.
The media tries to find anything to bring someone down, it's terrible. Jameis isn't new to this, even after he won the National Championship, throwing the game winning touchdown, the media still wanted to find something negative to talk about. Well the other day, Florida and FSU baseball teams cleared the benches, of course everyone wanted to point Jameis out of the 50 players that were on the field going at it. Jameis did nothing but defend his teammate and shouted at a rival school. If he didn't participate in that I'm sure the backlash from his team would be much worse that what we think.
Knick suffered a major loss to a Lakers' squad that was without Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, and Pau Gasol, 127-96. Melo scored 29 points but he started out the game missing his first 8 shots, going 0-7 in the 1st quarter. The Knicks also allowed 82 bench points (Lakers starters combined for 45) and a 51 point 3rd quarter. There was no effort by the Knicks on the defensive end and it was sad to watch. I have never seen a team that is so up and down like the Knicks. One week they make you believe they have it figured out and are ready to make dominant run, then they allow 82 bench points. I've been saying all season, no matter how bad they are. they will still make the playoffs but after last night, I don't think they deserve to be in the playoffs.
After college coaches, former and current, voiced their opinion about the age requirement, we finally hear from a player, and it happens to be the best in the country. Jahlil Okafor does't seem to be for the new age requirement;
“I think it’s just withholding a kid’s dreams if they wanted to make that leap to the NBA to help their family or whatever the reason may be,”
“I’ll definitely have the option of going to the NBA after my first year. The increased age minimum] is something that could potentially affect me also."
I feel where Okafor is coming because it will delay many kids dream of making it to the league. But every kid isn't ready and honestly, I don't want to watch players that aren't ready struggle in the NBA. Use the two years to better your craft, strive to be great, not just make money.