Franchise went downhill, too. Only won an NBA title and made another Finals.
ESPN to Air Off Camera Audio Interview with Te'o on Sportscenter Following OKC vs. DAL.
Don't watch this shit. The headlines say it all. Not worth your time, no real questions will be asked. Disney at its best.
Durant is so not clutch
So T'eo refuses to do a video interview AND has his lawyer present during this audio interiew. You're really helping sway the opinion of the public towards your side with this one, Manti.
AND conveniently gets the interview released at 12:30 on a Friday night, when no one is watching. The more this story progresses, the less sympathy I feel for Teo.
and ESPN, the company that originally interviewed him and sold the story.
ESPN released quotes from the interview already: Teo: "when they find out the facts".
Yeah, this interview sounds like it's gonna be worthless.
I honestly have not watched the NBA once this year. Figures that the one time I catch the end of a game it goes into overtime when I'm waiting for the program after.
However, I think he decribes everyones thoughts about this interview pretty well
I don't like Whitlock either, but that about sums it up. I was actually a bit of a Teo sympathizer when this all began, but this move reeks of insincerity .
According to ESPN people on Twitter, Te'o said he was not involved int he hoax but it effected his play in the National Championship game. I actually can beleive that, but come on, he was getting run over by linemen all game long. Please don't try to blame the loss in the Championship game on the hoax.
If he wasn't such an idiot then he wouldn't be in the position to be run over in the championship game.
And it did have an effect. And he has a weird affect.
wtf! this is bs. ESPN is in on it. its all a scam. they paid the players to go to OT so that less and less people will be inclined to watch this supposed interview.
Te'o keeps being characterized by the media as a "devout Mormon". I'm not an expert on the religion, but I do have a pretty good LDS friend and from what I can gather they know who their people are and the church is pretty involved in the dating/future marriage aspect of its members lives. Us non-LDS folks were not allowed to attend the actual religious marriage ceremony in the church when my buddy got married because non-LDS people aren't supposed to go inside the Tabernacle or whatever they call it. And supposedly they can tell if you're not supposed to be there.
Maybe some Mormon MGoBloggers can clarify, but it seems really odd that this kind of thing would happen without anyone noticing that the girl he was so serious about wasn't an LDS member, much less an actual living human being.
He is lying. That's why none of the questions have real answers. Seriously though, I haven't heard this question brought up yet. Perhaps she was Mormon as well? Wait, of course she was! Why wouldn't she be? The fictitious girl of his dreams is most definitely a Mormon. Problem solved.
A good follow up question to your inquiry would be "what does the LDS's policy in regards to online dating?" I can't imagine that they would be terribly in favor of it due to the potential for situations such as this to arise. Also, we are still waiting on phone records and the receipt for the white roses he sent to her funeral. What about his dad saying that she would visit him in Hawaii? Either he is in on it too or Manti lied to his dad too.
I would be very surprised if any of his awards were revoked.
False. This is the easiest one to peg of all. Clearly a role for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Think about it...
I'm rooting for double overtime.
this. however my name now brings new meaning
ND and ESPN were in on this from the start too
Most NBA I've watched all year.
Same here. Who knew that the Mavs went out and picked up all the guys still in the league who were good 10 years ago? Brand, Vinsanity, and the Matrix all on the floor at the same time along with Dirk. Do they still have Stackhouse or did he finally retire?
Think he wanted to hear the interview too with that shot selection.
Clown question #1: did you "create" lennay kakua
College basketball is so much better than the NBA
It's taken 45 minutes to play roughly 7 minutes of basketball. I love the nba.
Finally this crap is off my television, but only to be replaced by more crap. Oh jeez, I think I should just go to bed.
JUST GO TO SLEEP THIS SHIT IS WORTHLESS
I wish it was that easy but I can never turn off a good comedy.
watched the first minute despite telling myself i wouldn't. HE ADMITTED TO LYING TO HIS DAD. oh snaps, this is gonna be a hardcore asking of questions.
He talks to this "girl" on Facebook for over a two years and falls in love. This guy has to be monumentally stupid.
More like Jeremy telling his impressions of the interview. Seriously, I don't believe this interview ever happened.
For 5 months he was on the phone with her. WTF.
All those cell phone rays are what gave her cancer, too!
if it lasts longer than 4 hours.
Does any one else get the impression Schapp is on here lying his ass off? He looks like he's searching for the answers rather than recalling from memory.
ESPN has been giving Te'o favorable updates and treatment all day on sportscenter. A deal was made for this exclusive recanting of an interview. Just turn it off.
ESPN trying to cover for ND. What a joke.
this is possibly the biggest pile of horseshit I've ever heard
What a fucking joke. ESPN is a joke of a network and they clearly have interest in keeping T'eo clean in all of this.
Why bit age
All these things do is give us more to think about. I don't think we'll ever know the full truth.
Wait. He still believed that she was real until two days ago!?!?!?!??!?!
Dude, she was in hiding from drug dealers. Her cousin told him, man. It all makes sense.