Shabazz Muhammad Is Exactly One Year Older Than We All Thought

Yesterday, as UCLA was gearing up for its first tournament game (an upset loss to Minnesota), the Los Angeles Times published a profile of the father of Pac-12 freshman of the year Shabazz Muhammad. The piece revealed, among other odd things, that he had been lying about his son's age for some time—in a separate… » 3/23/13 10:15am 3/23/13 10:15am

To Avoid Criticism, Shabazz Muhammad Must Collapse With Joy When His…

Shabazz Muhammad is proving a good canary in the coal mine for figuring out if we've dispensed with the superstar-athlete-doesn't-care-about-team-play concern trolling as we've grown more sophisticated about the complexity of the NCAA and the intellectual laziness of humping tired sports cliches. We haven't, it turns… » 2/09/13 4:00pm 2/09/13 4:00pm

The Most Recent Fainting Spell Over Shabazz Muhammad Distills NCAA…

Shabazz Muhammad spent the first three games of UCLA's season—and his college career—sitting on the bench while the NCAA deliberated on whether he'd committed a minor infraction that he'd specifically been advised not to worry about when he committed it. When he was finally reinstated, he got back on the floor just… » 1/26/13 11:00am 1/26/13 11:00am

The NCAA Has Reinstated UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad

Just another day in the lovely, just world of college sports. UCLA's star freshman, Shabazz Muhammad, was declared ineligible before his first game last week. His crime? He took money from a family friend to fund unofficial recruiting visits to Duke and North Carolina. Both schools had told him he was free to take… » 11/16/12 7:03pm 11/16/12 7:03pm

The "Free Shabazz" Movement Is Underway At UCLA

Flea truly is our nation's greatest crusader for social justice. The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist donned a homemade "Free Shabazz Muhammad" shirt while playing the national anthem Friday, and now it's a full-fledged movement. The other three members of UCLA's freshmen class wore their own "Free Shabazz" shirts during… » 11/14/12 2:20pm 11/14/12 2:20pm