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Daniel Orton to be Cut from Greece Team for Discipline

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The saga of Daniel Orton continues to be troubled. This news today from Sportando.com, a site that follows European Basketball:

Per SDNA, AEK Athens have called Orton to apologize since they are very troubled with his behaviour. Orton,in the halftime of the game between AEK and the Skyliners,was laughing in the locker rooms. Sakota admonished him and when he left the locker rooms, Orton was out of control and started to smash things. Assistant coach Angelos Koronios tried to calm him down but Orton pushed him back. What is more,the 25-year-old center in the past, had missed unreasonably a training and had abandoned a team dinner.

I wish Daniel the best. Things haven’t gone well for him for quite some time.

Article written by Matt Jones

32 Comments for Daniel Orton to be Cut from Greece Team for Discipline



  1. Glass House
    10:02 pm September 27, 2015 Permalink

    I feel so bad about how things have gone for him. He has shown such
    flashes of greatness. And you know what? PacMan DOES suck at
    playing basketball. Come on, man!

    I hope Daniel can continue to get all the help he needs to live
    a life he can be proud of, and comfortable in.

    ‘Would be great if BBN showed him some love right now.
    Stay the course, Daniel Orton. Where there’s life, there’s hope.
    Find your better angels brother, and hold on to ’em for dear life!!!!!

    • You’re right.

      Daniel, hang in there, get right with God, and change that attitude and you’ll give yourself a chance at much success.



    • HUH?
      10:25 pm September 27, 2015 Permalink

      Showed flashes of greatness????When??? He has always been nothing but trouble. As for Matt saying things have not gone well for him in some time, IT HAS BEEN HIS OWN FAULT. Only people that really want to change can be helped.



  2. KevTucky
    10:15 pm September 27, 2015 Permalink

    From the look of that picture, that is the first meal he has missed in a while.



    • Wildcatmeow
      2:16 pm September 28, 2015 Permalink

      I think you are looking at the wrong guy. Orton isn’t the clown with the yellow hair, he’s the other guy. He just seems to act like a clown!



  3. .....
    10:25 pm September 27, 2015 Permalink

    Squirrel poop crazy, ‘twould seem.



  4. Hylansdank
    10:55 pm September 27, 2015 Permalink

    Godspeed Daniel, godspeed.



  5. BenHur
    11:08 pm September 27, 2015 Permalink

    All he needed to do was finish out his spring semester at UK and this all could have been avoided.



  6. Daniel Orton's Dad
    11:12 pm September 27, 2015 Permalink

    The only thing my son should be suspended for is the way he’s dressed.

    I gotta have a long talk with that boy.



  7. Doc
    11:36 pm September 27, 2015 Permalink

    He appears to have problems with behavioral health,remember that his mom died while he was in school, that may be one way of exhibiting depression issues i.e. anger, impulse control(That looks like immaturity to the fans) but he would benefit from counseling, psychology/ psychiatry evaluation. A simplistic view of Daniel would be that he thinks that society owes him something, and that he deserves to be in the NBA. Regardless, he is still part of the big blue nation and with some intervention be successful



    • B]
      4:41 am September 28, 2015 Permalink

      Shut up. A lot of people deal with a lot of adversity at a young age and don’t end up doing retarded things like Captain Goaltend here. Quit making his mom’s death a valid excuse.



  8. Priceless
    11:51 pm September 27, 2015 Permalink

    Love the world today, make excuses every time someone misbehaves or does wrong. ADHD is rampant for this reason, well that and you can get govt. aid if you just get your child diagnosed with something. My mom died young as well so if I do something stupid glad to know I have a reason for it. Just man up and take responsibility for what you do.



  9. Danny Stringfield
    12:07 am September 28, 2015 Permalink

    He was never ready to leave U.K., IMHO!!! Not from the standpoint of displayed basketball talent, or from the standpoint of maturity. He really was the ones I thought needed to stay the most. Again, JMHO!!!



  10. clutchcargo
    12:15 am September 28, 2015 Permalink

    When you’re an entitled punk, things tend to not go well for you. Especially if you aren’t really that good at your job.



  11. UKBlue
    12:33 am September 28, 2015 Permalink

    Kid look in the mirror, you just found your problem; plus his dad totally screwed him up.



  12. Leuther
    1:45 am September 28, 2015 Permalink

    Orton screwed UK when he chose to drop out of school. Can’t feel sorry for this guy. What goes around, comes around…



    • Leuther
      2:21 am September 28, 2015 Permalink

      Rhite Power!



  13. GroundControlToNumber9
    1:55 am September 28, 2015 Permalink

    This one is a long way from home… he needs some BCG love.



    • David E.
      3:10 am September 28, 2015 Permalink

      …he needs to stay out of jail, ticking time bombs are difficult to defuse. Time to regroup Daniel, before it’s too late. A new career path might be in order, and stay far far away from parental advice. You are a big boy and it’s time to make your own decisions.



  14. Qball
    3:10 am September 28, 2015 Permalink

    I shit you not. One time we were at frat party and this guy hooked up witha known transgender chick named Larissa, who was often called Larry.



  15. B]
    4:38 am September 28, 2015 Permalink

    “Things haven’t gone well for him”? Please.

    He isn’t a victim of circumstance and fate. He is an as&hole and his own worst enemy. He is extremely selfish, volatile, and immature. He was blessed with the ability to play basketball at a high level and he has now pissed that away. Don’t feel sorry for him. Within five years, this guy will be behind bars. Mark it down.



  16. Vince
    6:29 am September 28, 2015 Permalink

    Why is this news? He was never a wildcat. He abandoned his school and flunked out jeopardizing the program. Good luck to him I guess. You reap what you sow.



  17. BAdams
    6:56 am September 28, 2015 Permalink

    When he first signed with UK, he seemed like a great kid from a great family, but it seems that we were all deceived. It seems that after his mother passed, his dad got money hungry and Daniel went on a down hill slope. I can only fathom what it is like to lose a parent, but that’s no reason to turn out the way Daniel did. Now granted most of the time he’s been let go from teams for dumb things, but his bad decision making goes back to when he abandoned the semester to go train. I know everyone says they wish him the best, but how many chances do you need? And not to mention, you are 25 now, not 19. It’s time to grow up and get it together. Worst decision he ever made was leaving early.



  18. Jon
    8:18 am September 28, 2015 Permalink

    Come on, guys. He was/is a Wildcat. I could care less about how he left UK. 18 year old kids make stupid decisions all the time and I can’t help but think that losing his mother just before he graduated is playing a big part in his emotional instability. I feel for the guy and hope he gets his life back on track. This may sound completely ridiculous but I hope one day he re-enrolls at UK to finish his degree and Cal helps him out.



    • Wildcatmeow
      2:22 pm September 28, 2015 Permalink

      I’ll agree with you that 18 year olds don’t always make the best decision, but how long does the stupid mistakes continue to be a problem? He is a grown man now and can’t blame his problems on youth.



    • Jon
      2:35 pm September 28, 2015 Permalink

      Wildcatmeow, no one is saying that he doesn’t have problems. It’s obvious that he does. My point is that fans need to get over how he left UK and try being supportive of a man who can’t seem to get his life on track.



    • Wildcatmeow
      3:14 pm September 28, 2015 Permalink

      Jon, I think most Kentucky fans felt that Daniel wasn’t ready for the NBA, me included, and his stats confirm that. The Kentucky fan base doesn’t like to be jilted, but when you jilt them and then basically hurt the team and the school by not finishing the semester that was given to him for free, it left a bad taste in some fan’s mouth. It didn’t bother me then, nor does it now, and I’m not unsympathetic to him for making a bad decision, but when you are a repeat offender its hard to listen to people making excuses! I hope he finds help soon, or Daniel will find himself searching for a real job away from the game of basketball.



  19. Glass Houses
    8:39 am September 28, 2015 Permalink

    It is unbelievable the vitriol some people choose to show towards others. Like none of us have ever made bad decisions. Come on Ya’ll. Orton has some issues. He needs REAL support, which he probably hasn’t had since his Mom passed. Why is everyone so quick to trash talk a Kid, who obviously isn’t in a good place mentally. Like anyone here knows him personally enough to talk crap. Unbelievable.



    • Jon
      9:08 am September 28, 2015 Permalink

      Totally agree. People act like Orton committed a crime because he left school without finishing the semester (which, by the way, he has every right to do). It was a dumb decision by him but honestly this guy needs help from the BBN instead of people ripping him to shreds.



    • BAdams
      9:32 am September 28, 2015 Permalink

      It’s the fact that he said he would stay and then left. He went against his word and it could have impacted the team a lot more negatively. He is the only player under Cal to do so.



    • Wildcatmeow
      2:54 pm September 28, 2015 Permalink

      I’m not going to trash talk on Orton. Daniel’s knees hurt his NBA chances, so he had to look overseas to earn a paycheck, like a ton of other X-NBA players. But playing overseas is still playing for cash, and when you play for cash, you have bosses just like everyone else. Daniel’s attitude problem caused him to lose not one, but two jobs overseas. He made a stupid comment about Manny Pacquiao’s basketball skills while in the Philippines, and now this. I don’t have to “know him personally” to know he has a serious attitude problem and needs to grow up. When your livelihood depends on you playing the game of basketball, you shut your mouth and do your job! Sadly, technology has made the world a smaller place and Daniel’s reputation may have cut his chances of making another team in a different part of the world.



  20. bigbluecoop
    9:36 am September 28, 2015 Permalink

    If you’re livin’ the dream, why do you keep trying to turn it into a nightmare?