In our NBA season preview post, published, uh, a couple hours after the NBA season began back in October, I wrote the following about the Milwaukee Bucks:
Bucks guard O.J. Mayo tried running through a screen set by Pelicans big man Greg Stiemsma and reacted like he got hit in the face with Stiemsma's shoulder. Mayo wrapped himself up with Stiemsma for a moment and when they got untangled, Mayo punched him.
Remember that time Mike Miller lost his shoe during the Heat's comeback in game 6 of the finals, ran around holding it, and then drained a three to cut the Spurs' lead? OK, good: now imagine the opposite.
When O.J. Mayo was a high school phenom, he made the mistake of shit-talking Michael Jordan at one of Jordan's summer camps. Jordan was a few years north of 40 and well into his (permanent) retirement, but because he's Michael Jordan, he wasn't about to let such insolence from some young buck stand. So Jordan issued…
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Allen and Mayo got into a scrape on the team flight home Monday, over, what else, a card game. At least no one pulled a gun this time.
I saw this outside my apartment building in Los Angeles. I have no idea what it means. The car is a 5 year old Miata I believe. —Kevin
Ah, January, when the talk turns from NCAA football sanctions to NCAA basketball sanctions. First up: USC. It's as predictable as the changing of the seasons.
Tim Floyd had a nice little thing going at USC, until everyone started accusing him of being "corrupt" and "buying players." So he packed his bags and went home to Mississippi leaving that whole mess behind.
Are you sitting down for this? It seems that USC—the Trojans!—might not be the most outstanding citizens in the world of college recruiting. Set your faces to stunned.
This whole O.J. Mayo affair is probably not surprising to anybody who has a healthy does of skepticism about heavily recruited college basketball players' long-term goals and their abilities to make sound life decisions. As soon as Mayo signed onto USC, it was pretty clear that this kid decided Southern California…
The WWL is all over its report this morning on "Outside the Lines" featuring the claim from a former associate of NBA prospect O.J. Mayo that the player accepted $30,000 in cash and gifts over the last four years from a Los Angeles-based event promoter.
So on Saturday night, incoming star freshman O.J. Mayo, who was no longer in trouble over that marijuana business, played his final game as a high school player. How's it go? Well, he earned a technical foul and was thrown out of the game.
You'd have to consider OJ Mayo an extremely unlikely candidate to launch a white supremacy website, but that doesn't mean the much-heralded USC basketball recruit can't find another way to get into trouble. Mayo was busted for misdemeanor marijuana possession last night in Huntington, West Virginia. Now all USC needs…
We've been hearing all week about video of prep star O.J. Mayo's "incident," in which he supposedly knocked a referee over. Mayo claimed the ref was "vengeful" and that he pulled a soccer-type flop, for whatever reason.