| MBB/WBB Avenatti releases document dump on NIKE and paying players. Several names cited

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Oh damn, he wasn't bluffing evidently.
 

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College basketball is the most corrupt sport on the planet and there probably is never going to be any fixing it. This shit goes deep, all the way down to the AAU levels.
 

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It's important to remember the reason the investigation fell on its face in Miami wasn't due to them "lacking teeth," it was lacking integrity. Much like Bama with "SW1, SW2, et. al" the way they came by their information wasn't above board.
 

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Nothing like watching the other sneaker drop. You know that Adidas has been competing with the other shoe guys for players all along. This will hopefully expose the rest of the story. I just wish the FBI had been doing their wiretapping thing in Nikeville to back this dude up.
 

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Nike is lucky right now. Avenatti was already greatly hated by a large swath of the population and then when he got indicted pretty much every one else turned on him, too. I don't think Nike can hide behind "yeah but a scumbag is the one 'exposing' us" for much longer.
 

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We've certainly seen a large share giving him credence before this story broke.

On a different note, it gives another perspective on why Ball and his sons were so interested in getting into the shoe game.
 

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Doesn't it take a crook to expose a crook? They've been getting mafia dudes to turn rat for decades. Canseco was a steroid user that knew firsthand about the blatant PED abuse in baseball.

I don't think it makes this guy any less credible as a witness. In fact, he may be getting dangerously close to being overqualified.
 

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Maybe I'm just naive here but I never heard a single person prop him up as some "bastion of integrity." He was a dude representing a porn star that was paid off by the president. That's pretty much how I saw him portrayed. Yes, he wanted to pretend like he might run for president and there were a few commentators willing to roll with that stupidly but I think we can safely say running for president surely doesn't mean you have to have integrity anymore.
 

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