Welp, I hope LSU fans enjoyed this run because the crap’s about to hit the fan. Yahoo Sports is reporting that LSU coach Will Wade discussed a “strong-ass offer” for a recruit, almost assuredly freshman Javonte Smart, with Christian Dawkins, one of the men in the center of the college hoops scandal. The FBI has a wiretap of the conversation, which took place in 2017.
“I was thinking last night on this Smart thing,” Wade said. “I’ll be honest with you, I’m [expletive] tired of dealing with the thing. Like I’m just [expletive] sick of dealing with the [expletive]. Like, this should not be that [expletive] complicated.”
“Dude,” Wade continued to Dawkins, referring to the third party involved in the recruitment. “I went to him with a [expletive] strong-ass offer about a month ago. [Expletive] strong.
“The problem was, I know why he didn’t take it now, it was [expletive] tilted toward the family a little bit,” Wade continued. “It was tilted toward taking care of the mom, taking care of the kid. Like it was tilted towards that. Now I know for a fact he didn’t explain everything to the mom. I know now, he didn’t get enough of the piece of the pie in the deal.”
On February 26, Wade and Arizona coach Sean Miller were notified that they would be subpoenaed in the trial, which begins April 22 in New York. Smart is averaging 11.4 points per game and was recently named SEC Freshman of the Week.
Still time to self-impose that postseason ban, LSU. It’s the “Smart” thing to do.