USC men's basketball players boiling at the surface

Full story: LA Daily News

The post-game altercation between USC guards Daniel Hackett and Dwight Lewis was just one of several incidents during Saturday's loss to Washington that threatens to overshadow the remainder of the season.
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Old Bruin

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#1
Feb 23, 2009
 
No, worries. A poster on the Trojan message board told me it was "nothing."
jsellers

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Feb 23, 2009
 
Hackett is the heart of the team! He is the emotion and fire that gets the crowd and team energized. He is a competitor and wears his emotions on his sleeves. Hackett and Lewis were just heated from the game, that incident is over and a none factor! What the trojans need is more offense!!! Yeah Lewis made a 3 pointer or two but he also went cold for the last 10 min of the first half. Taj needs to take over once the O starts to slow down He is the only one that can score at will.
Bonnie Lee

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Feb 23, 2009
 
I cannot believe this article has been published. It's full of hearsay, assumption and basically straight-up lies.

First of all, this is irresponsible journalism: "Last year, star guard O.J. Mayo broke Hackett's jaw when he punched his teammate during a pickup game." Neither player has ever confirmed that he was "punched." I cannot believe you have the nerve to print that. Hackett to this day defends Mayo and says it was an accidental elbow to the jaw. I think he has more class than to out his former teammate.

You basically make Hackett out to have an attitude and prone to fight all the time, you put him in a very, very negative light. Now, I'm not saying it isn't true -- it may or may not be -- but you cannot do it in this way. There are no confirmed witnesses and you haven't even interviewed any players involved. The article is highly suspect, and very unreliable. I'm so embarrassed and incensed about this article. I think you owe Daniel Hackett an apology.
YOUR DAD

Trenton, NJ

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Feb 23, 2009
 
IT doesn't matter usc is going nowhere in basketball and never will.GO BRUINS
dezwat

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#5
Feb 23, 2009
 
I dont blame hackett one bit since lewis couldnt shoot it in the #@%"n ocean.
kev

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#6
Feb 23, 2009
 
break it again
jsellers

Los Angeles, CA

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#10
Feb 23, 2009
 
TheMan is TheFag! Nobody asked for an opinion from a jerk off in Indiana. Does IU still have a football team? When was the last time they were competitive in any sport? Bob Knight is gone and so is any hope that Indiana will ever be worth a crap. Keep your mouth shut and worry about the weak ass big ten

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Since: Jan 09

Manhattan Beach CA

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Feb 23, 2009
 
TheMan wrote:
Pete Carroll will smooth things over by blowing the entire USC basketball team.
heh, heh, heh..........
Boy Norton will help I'm sure

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Since: Jan 09

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#12
Feb 23, 2009
 
Ken Mink's is by now a familiar tale. The Roane State College walk-on who was according to his account falsely accused of delinquency as a college hoopster in 1956, revived his career this year at the ripe age of 73. It's a goofy little feel-good story about a man fighting back against the march of time. Or something. It's really just an old dude that gets to sit on a basketball bench for a season, but it's fun, so I blog about it.

Anyway, there's some slightly shocking news regarding Mink, news that you might want to be sitting down for.(Are you sitting? Of course you are. You're at a computer.) It seems Mink has lost his eligibility after failing a Spanish class, and his team is being asked to forfeit a game. College kids these days. Does the "student" in "student-athlete" mean nothing to them?

Tim Floyed offered this student-athlete a full ride today ;)
Football Petey says

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#13
Feb 23, 2009
 
just tell Ms. T. Flop'd to bring the kids into my office. We'll have it out, or in, or out and in!!!! Basketball at southern california SUCs!!!!!!
Joe

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#14
Feb 23, 2009
 
WTF is going on in THUG-VILL, South Central? Hackett is a thug, so is everyone else on that loser team and so-called "school."

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John Cross

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Feb 23, 2009
 
Why wasn't Mayo charged with assualt and kicked off the team.
Casper

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#16
Feb 23, 2009
 
Daniel Hacket should have his arrogant assse kicked and have his jaw broken again by OJ Mayo...where is Mayo when you need him.
TheDude

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Feb 23, 2009
 
John Cross wrote:
Why wasn't Mayo charged with assualt and kicked off the team.
Because usc owns the police.
Mark

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#18
Feb 23, 2009
 
ucla has a player who punched his own girlfriend. I don't think they should be throwing stones here.

“FIGHT ON!!!”

Since: Aug 08

Welcome back, Sark!!!

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Feb 23, 2009
 
Mark wrote:
ucla has a player who punched his own girlfriend. I don't think they should be throwing stones here.
Like that will stop them from slinging mud. Watch, someone will jump in and say it was self-defense and that Dragovic was the real victim.
Sports Fan

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Feb 23, 2009
 
Mark wrote:
ucla has a player who punched his own girlfriend. I don't think they should be throwing stones here.
At least UCLA didn't have a football player ( O.J. Simpson ) who MURDERED HIS WIFE !!!

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Welcome back, Sark!!!

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Feb 23, 2009
 
Sports Fan wrote:
<quoted text>At least UCLA didn't have a football player ( O.J. Simpson ) who MURDERED HIS WIFE !!!
Oh... there's a new one...

The point was, some UCLA fans are quick to criticize and judge when UCLA has many of the same problems. Nowhere in Mark's message did he imply that USC doesn't have some problems.
JUST FOCUS ON FOOTBALL

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#22
Feb 23, 2009
 
Blah Blah Blah. Good luck to you guys getting into the Tourney! Maybe Mitch Mustain or Steffon Johnson can run a 2-3 zone better than Daniel "I'm not trying to be Ginobili" Hackett or a bunch of fat overweight post players. And don't forget about SPOCK....I mean the alien lookin center from NY!!!!!! Oh well, maybe the UW will hire Floyd next year to be the women's gymnastics coach!!!! Keep Pete Carroll and we'll just take every other capable assistant coach. Keep the train coming University of Spoiled Chum!!!!!!!!!! GO DAWGS!!!!!!! HAVE FUN AT THE CBI BASKETBALL CLASSIC!!!!! JUST GET THAT NEW RECRUIT THAT UCLA PASSED ON A HOUSE. JOIN THE REGGIE BUSH CLUB!!!! GO DAWGS. GO SARK. GO HOLT!!!!!!!!!!

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Since: Jan 09

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Feb 24, 2009
 
Mark wrote:
ucla has a player who punched his own girlfriend. I don't think they should be throwing stones here.
"it was self-defense and Dragovic was the real victim"

Don't want to disappoint my bud CPEM :}

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