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The “Mo Bamba Video” is One Weird Story

“Long story short, on the outside it looks real good.  On the inside, it’s real nasty.”

That line just opened up a can of worms for Mohamed Bamba, the second-ranked player in the 2017 class that chose to play for Texas over Kentucky and others.  The quote comes from Ibrahim Johnson.  In a Facebook video, Johnson says he’s Bamba’s brother and proceeds to unleash serious accusations that would violate NCAA rules and prohibit Bamba from playing college basketball.

“Mohamed Bamba, he’s a nasty (expletive).  He’s not going to play this year in the NCAA because I already reported him to the NCAA…He’s not going to play this year because I exposed this kid.”

Johnson says he’s doing this after “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” split apart the formerly inseparable brothers.  That wolf is who allegedly gave Bamba impermissible benefits.

I will not embed the Facebook video on the website because of the language Johnson uses, and the fact that it’s just a guy in a Facebook video, but you can watch it here.  The validity of these accusations are obviously in question, which makes this a very strange scenario.

To make matters even more strange, Bamba was in fact one of the least nasty kids I’ve ever ran into on the recruiting trail.  Hopefully these accusations are just that, because college basketball will be a lot better with Mo Bamba playing in 2017-18.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

9 Comments for The “Mo Bamba Video” is One Weird Story



  1. JoshEstep
    10:12 pm June 28, 2017 Permalink

    If this is true we dodged a HUGE bullet! Greer Love out of Michigan has ties to IU and Michigan not sure how this helps him unless he’s getting a payout when Mo’ turns pro…



    • a21CATSfan
      11:19 pm June 28, 2017 Permalink

      You are right. If he was a Cat right now, the NCAA would’ve cancelled any investigation. They would have just taken all 8 banners while simultaneously cancelling LOuisviLle’s sanctions.



  2. BBNDan7
    10:23 pm June 28, 2017 Permalink

    Sounds like a brother is just salty.



  3. Earnednotgiven
    11:49 pm June 28, 2017 Permalink

    You watch game of thrones but act like you are too holy to attach a video with cuss words?



    • Mathlete
      8:41 am June 29, 2017 Permalink

      It’s one thing to watch Game of Thrones, which no one in their right mind would argue is work/family friendly. It’s entirely another to post a profanity laced video on a page that’s visited by a lot of kids and people at their jobs on break (or sometimes on the clock…)



    • BBNDan7
      10:28 am June 29, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah because watching GOT in your own home and posting an inappropriate video to a site that could get someone in trouble are the same thing



  4. Shawn Kemp
    1:50 am June 29, 2017 Permalink

    So… a FB video post… by an unverified source… is news. Got it.



  5. tbbucs86
    10:44 am June 29, 2017 Permalink

    Alright there Trump, maybe they are just saying there is a video out there. No where does it say the video is true and in the article they are saying they hope its not true.



  6. DerBaron
    1:27 pm June 29, 2017 Permalink

    His own brother is ratting him out? Sounds like pay back for losing his meal ticket?