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Will Wade had more than one strong-ass offer

Even though Will Wade did not have to testify in the latest college basketball corruption trial, he’s still looking like a fool in federal court.

Today a recording of a conversation with Arizona assistant Book Richardson revealed that Wade had plenty of money reserved for Naz Reid. According to Yahoo, Wade told Richardson, “Look, there’s a deal in place, I got $300,000 for him.”

Unlike the “strong-ass offer” for Javonte Smart, Reid’s has a specific dollar amount attached. It must have been enough. The McDonald’s All-American averaged 13.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game to help take the Tigers to the Sweet 16.

Surprisingly, it wasn’t the most ridiculous thing that happened in the trial today.

Unlike most of the people involved in this scandal, Richardson was not entirely funded by shoe companies. The Arizona assistant was dipping into his retirement savings to pay for players. Unfortunately the Yahoo story does not have the video evidence from trial that shows four different assistants with cash-filled envelopes.

The circus is getting wilder by the day.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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

25 Comments for Will Wade had more than one strong-ass offer



  1. CatfaninCinci
    9:33 pm April 29, 2019 Permalink

    Will Wade is Neo from the Matrix if he survives this…



  2. az1006
    9:42 pm April 29, 2019 Permalink

    Will Wade was reinstated by the previous AD, and the new boss may not be so forgiving. Would be really surprised if he coaches another game for LSU.



    • trumpetguy
      11:05 pm April 29, 2019 Permalink

      Believe the saying is “if you stand around in the pig pen very long, pretty soon you will smell like pig sh##, especially if it is knee deep”…..and this appears to be at least waist deep!



  3. yoshukai
    9:44 pm April 29, 2019 Permalink

    Will Wades son is married to Mark Emmerts daughter. Curious how this plays out.



    • UKinIN
      9:50 pm April 29, 2019 Permalink

      That’s quite a feat since Wade is only 36 and only has a daughter.



    • dcforuk
      10:33 pm April 29, 2019 Permalink

      Well played UKinIN!



    • magimae
      10:35 pm April 29, 2019 Permalink

      LMAO, some of the posts on this web site are hilarious



    • RAGE
      12:28 am April 30, 2019 Permalink

      Agreed lol



    • yoshukai
      3:22 pm April 30, 2019 Permalink

      lol, I was mistaken. It’s LSU’s new athletic directors daughter that is married to Mark Emmerts son .



  4. UKinIN
    9:45 pm April 29, 2019 Permalink

    Isn’t UK recruiting someone from the same high school or AAU team as Reid?



  5. BigJohnC
    9:46 pm April 29, 2019 Permalink

    So…no one has to answer for paying players? It’s just on a be swept under the rug?



    • 4everUKblue
      10:13 pm April 29, 2019 Permalink

      Works for K and dUKe!



    • RAGE
      12:29 am April 30, 2019 Permalink

      Lol



    • RAGE
      12:29 am April 30, 2019 Permalink

      Didn’t for Rick and from the comment in court he may have not even known lol



    • 4everUKblue
      9:24 am April 30, 2019 Permalink

      Seems to only work for certain coaches with K leading the way.



    • antiquefurnitureandmidgets
      1:11 pm April 30, 2019 Permalink

      The NCAA is waiting for the trial to be over. They’re letting the FBI do the heavy lifting and more importantly, without the FBI the NCAA would have no idea that any of this happened.



  6. Smyrna_Cat
    10:14 pm April 29, 2019 Permalink

    He gone.



  7. ScoggDog
    10:18 pm April 29, 2019 Permalink

    I’ll say this … I think the pressure on these assistant coaches is tremendous to land players. Maybe not at Kentucky – I think the irony is that Calipari will emerge as the cleanest guy in the bunch. I’m not a Cal Fan. But I do believe that he’s clean as the Board of Health. He’s set up systems around himself – such as multiple compliance officers – as a check on himself. And that’s smart. Really, really smart. In the best of ways. He’s not cheating.

    But at other schools ? Yes – I do believe that Head Coaches have set up a system such that they dictate what they want done, but don’t want to know the details. Plausible Deniability.



  8. makeitstop
    10:56 pm April 29, 2019 Permalink

    I have no idea how he survives. I get paid to explain stuff that’s hard to explain… I got nothing. Between “strong ass offer” and this? If it’s true, the spin is futile, the meaning is obvious and it’s just a question of how long they want to continue the slow speed chase bc it won’t end well. LSU isn’t on the list of protected franchises to be sheltered at all cost, those are both in NC.



  9. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    12:49 am April 30, 2019 Permalink

    Will Wade should come out and say I got the money from Duke or NC in order to have a team good enough to beat UK. That way they have no choice but to say we found nothing please move along.



    • friendsofcoal
      1:17 am April 30, 2019 Permalink

      Great idea! LMAO



    • CatfaninCinci
      5:56 am April 30, 2019 Permalink

      The question becomes however, how does this truth… Set Benny free???



  10. dave1964
    8:09 am April 30, 2019 Permalink

    If this Kentucky we would already be on death penalty.