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Monday, March 7, 2011

Charlotte Bobcats withdraw offer to Sherron Collins after undrafted rookie misses two flights

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— Two missed flights have ended guard Sherron Collins' chance of returning to the Charlotte Bobcats.

Coach Paul Silas says they planned to bring back the undrafted rookie from Kansas after waiving him, but withdrew the offer last week after Collins missed two flights the team had arranged from his hometown of Chicago.

The Bobcats filled the roster spot Monday by signing guard Garrett Temple of the NBA Development League to a 10-day contract. Silas says he'll be the No. 3 point guard behind D.J. Augustin and Shaun Livingston.

Collins had been in that role, averaging less than a point in 20 games. But Silas says after the second missed flight, "That was kind of it."

Collins was waived Feb. 24 after two trades left Charlotte with 18 players.

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CasperCorps 3 years, 1 month ago

He has that degree from KU, now he can get a real job teaching at a university

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brooksmd 3 years, 1 month ago

Damn, sounds like jhawknnebr is back under several alias's. Although Brady is probably saying to himself "at least they aren't beating up on me."

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rawkhawk 3 years, 1 month ago

Doesn't sound like all the facts are known. I appreciate Sherron's contributions to KU hoops, and I wish him well in the current situation...

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WilburNether 3 years, 1 month ago

The fanbois here should be placed on suicide watch. After making Sherron their hero-who-can-do-no-wrong-and-cannot-be-criticized, they will have a tough time dealing with the fact that he was good, not great; that his head is not on straight; and that he will not make it in the NBA.

That's not being a "hater;" that's telling it like it is. Deal with it.

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JHWK 3 years, 1 month ago

Nice.

Sherron meant to miss those flights, obviously. What his agent should have come up with - if Sherron even told him - was an explanation like a sick Aunt or something, not just bailing on the flights, and his NBA future.

My speculation is that his last two years at KU were so freakin' sweet, he was treated like the crowned prince of all that is good, so going into a league where he isn't all that is a very hard adjustment, and just not nearly as fun.

So, where could he go and get that kind of star treatment with his talent and still make bank? I think we'll find out soon (overseas), but until then I bet he'll help himself to lots of munchies in Chicago. Not a bad place to get your buzz on in the Spring/Summer....Just a guess though, and I'm probably wrong....and I'm sure he and Mario were just hanging out talking about workouts over the All-Star break in Lawrence...

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Scott Morgan 3 years, 1 month ago

Sherron just waved goodbye to at least 200 K this year, a credit towards NBA retirement, future commercial work, a positive on his resume lacking of late, and why?

The young man couldn't or wouldn't get on an airplane.

Some say he has a coaching future. ummmmmmmmm?

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SaltLakeHawk 3 years, 1 month ago

I walked over to a different department at work today just to fart, then I cropdusted my way out of that smelly place.

Sherron doesn't get on the internet and call me a bad person for my questionable actions.

Therefore, I won't do it to him.

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lhohman3 3 years, 1 month ago

..........meanwhile, Darnell Jackson plays less than 10/min/game for the worst team in NBA & he acts like he just won the lottery every game & is without a doubt one of the greatest teammates in the NBA currently. He’s like a Black Bill Walton circa 1984, Boston Celtics…Just makes you realize how much a great attitude plays in making/staying on an NBA team….Given his emotional maturity, D. Jackson is probably one of the best moral templates/guidance master for fellow NBA youth who are ultra talented but all too often temperamental. (Demarcus Cousins & the like.)

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Kye Clark 3 years, 1 month ago

To those wondering about why they waived him and would want to re-acquire him, remember that the Charlotte Bobcats did quite a bit of trading at the deadline, and with the way NBA trades work with the money having to be pretty equal it was the case that the Bobcats took on more players than they were giving up. I don't know the exact rules, but judging from the time the trades were made to when the Bobcats were said to have been offering to bring Collins back, it is possible that they were required to keep the players acquired in the trades for a minimum amount of time, possibly 10 days (since NBA players receive minimum 10 day contracts). Just an educated guess.

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gmac 3 years, 1 month ago

grity player, many memories, would not have a national championship without him

can't overlook the northern iowa game - 4 assists, 5 turnovers, 4 of 15 shooting, 0 for 6 on 3’s, no steals ..... and he just kept shooting and shooting and shooting

can't overlook the no show at the banquet, I am sure he could have worked around it

can’t overlook the steal and the 3 in the national championship game – that is what I will remember

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jayhwkr77 3 years, 1 month ago

sherron was def an all-time favorite jayhawk. but i have to say that as a CURRENT student at KU that hears about a lot of the stuff that doesn't make it to the contributors here, this isn't much of a surprise. as much as i loved sherron, i have to say it always made me laugh when people talked about the incredible maturity sherron had.

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Steve Gantz 3 years, 1 month ago

Only a few people here defending Sherron. Unbelievable! I know he's irresponsible at times, but the man did leave behind a lot of great memories for KU fans. Many of you act like he was Lester Earl or Jessie Padgett or something.

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Krohnutz 3 years, 1 month ago

All the talent in the world wrapped up in a chubby package that had no work ethic.

I'm pretty sad about this. Sad it happened, sad I knew it was going to happen at some point.

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Vittorio1224 3 years, 1 month ago

Without the steal & 3 pointer in the NC game, we most likely don't win the game; in addition, Sherron was also being fouled by the Memphis player intentionally (it wasn't called thankfully) as directed by Coach Calisleazy.

Who can ever forget that 3 point barrage Sherron put on vs. Oklahoma in Norman in 2009 or the unreal 3-point play against K-State @ Allen Fieldhouse West in 2010 in OT to seal the game? Shame on you for ripping Sherron. Sure, he may have never met a cheeseburger he didn't consume, but he's still a Jayhawk and one of Coach Self's all-time favourite players. 'Nuf said!

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jhawk4life1976 3 years, 1 month ago

Wow! All of this trash-talking about Sherron after all he has done for this university? You don't know the circumstances behind this. Maybe Europe is better for him than some team being driven into the ground by Michael Jordan (great player-bad exec). Some of you are pretty shallow.

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KEITHMILES05 3 years, 1 month ago

Very few people are talking about the FACT the Bobcats already had released him. Why would he go back IF he has something else in the works? This is a very one sided article. The journalists need to attempt to get Sherron's side of the story.

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chriz 3 years, 1 month ago

Maybe the Bobcats' travel secretary misspelled his name as "Sharon" on the ticket and security wouldn't let him on the plane?

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juke4jay 3 years, 1 month ago

Thank god, Jaybate! I was totally bummed after reading this thread, and the many ridiculous and shallow posts. Yours finally brought some sanity to the conversation - more to learn, lets get all the facts.

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jaybate 3 years, 1 month ago

More to the story.

Wait and see.

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fansincewilt 3 years, 1 month ago

Sherron was a great player but I think very dependent on a great coach. Bill Self got all he could out of Sherron. I think Sherron will grow up and actually make it in the future. I hope he can find a place to play. He has a lot of talent.

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JHawk74 3 years, 1 month ago

He was waived by the Bobcats and then they want him back? Maybe Sherron didn't want to go back after being fired. I wouldn't want to work for a company that fired me and decided they made a mistake and tried to hire me back.

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namder 3 years, 1 month ago

WINNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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eagle64 3 years, 1 month ago

F.O.E -

KU should repay SC for being such a fine representative of KU, and put him or the coaching staff. Also, it could payoff years down the road when the off-spring be wanting some college balling.

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KansasComet 3 years, 1 month ago

I like Sherron and I enjoyed watching him play basketball for Kansas University. What Sherron does in his life as a grown man is his business. I don't know what happened. I believe that grown up actions have grown up consequences. I wish him well in whatever he decides to do.

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Ty Mar 3 years, 1 month ago

Mind numbing.

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dannyxo 3 years, 1 month ago

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KU_FanSince75 3 years, 1 month ago

Wow! Talk about pissing an opportunity away. Chuckberry, you are wise in saying that we shouldn't judge him because he might be talking to another team, but this just doesn't sound good at all. Unbelievable!

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yovoy 3 years, 1 month ago

The last 2 years of his career he had the exact same mindset as JV...at least he had the same gameplan

If the team is in the half-court, stand around and pound the ball until the clock reaches :12 to :08 (while other good players stand around), then try to make something happen. JV did this with GREAT players around him, and the results were a premature exit, SC did it with decent players, but the results were about the same. We weren't in transition as much as we could've been with either one of them.

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Geekinout 3 years, 1 month ago

Loved him in a Jayhawk uniform, but probably my least favorite. Just think if he had the mind set of a "Jacque Vaughn." Live and learn man...

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eagle64 3 years, 1 month ago

Instead of all these unsupported rumors, could LJW please have Keegan or Bedore get on this story for some hard hitting investigative journalism?

Thank you !

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milehighhawk 3 years, 1 month ago

I've always been a Sherron supporter, but this is inexcusably bad.

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KEITHMILES05 3 years, 1 month ago

Somebody equate his education at KU (he DID receive his degree) and being responsible. That is very unfair to throw at Sherron. Just because you get a degree from KU doesn't make you reponsible or irresponsible. That is trash talking and the poster should be ashamed to insinuate this is what happened with Sherron,

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phog 3 years, 1 month ago

waaaa waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

what a looooooooooooooser.

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JRandall 3 years, 1 month ago

Best of luck to Sherron. I hope he and his family are all okay. Here's hoping that he gets another chance with someone in the future.. whether in the NBA or Europe. He obviously has had some struggles: weight, game shape and probably still struggling emotionally that he was not drafted initially like he thought and planned his life around.

Good Luck Sherron and thanks for all the W's u helped KU achieve.

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rse1979 3 years, 1 month ago

Coach Silas, "Get on the plane, Sherron!"

Sherron, "Ain't no seats!"

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Kurt Eskilson 3 years, 1 month ago

Agreed, drgnslayr, there is more to this than we know. When there's an agent with a paycheck on the line, he's as responsible as Sherron is for missing those flights. Maybe they have other plans. Or maybe they both messed up. But without knowing more, it's pretty ignorant to use this as an excuse to take cheap shots.

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William Blake 3 years, 1 month ago

It is hard to tell what is really going on. Until then, I'm willing to give Sherron benefit of the doubt. He may have been preparing to tryout for another team. I was under the impression Charlotte was done with him, and I'm sure Sherron thought so, too.

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Aligned 3 years, 1 month ago

I ran outta gas. I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from outta town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake, a terrible flood, locust's. It wasn't my fault!! I swear to God!!

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 3 years, 1 month ago

Just another example of what I have been saying before. Colleges falling all over themselves to have these "tallented" kids come and toss balls through a hoop. And totally failing to educate them, which as I understand it, is basically the reason institutions of higher education are created. How did this guy get through (?) college with this degree of irresponsibility? Or did he?? College sports is a real big entertainment venue (which has little to do with education), and occasionally a few of the college players are good enough to become professonal, but apparently for this guy's professionalism, responsibility, dependability and just plain common sense are severely lacking and did not become a part of his "character" while at KU.

Educational institutions are founded for just that. Education. And the bleeding of good money to attract and coddle these "talented" but short-lived days of glory types is repreheniisible on the part of college administrations and alumni who's only goal is to see the old Sidewash U "win-em-all".

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Funhawk 3 years, 1 month ago

"Until I hear that he really was acting out of blatant irresponsibility, I will feel nothing but sorry for Sherron."

A-man, plasticJHawk. Sherron gave us Jayhawk fans four years of pleasure. And, with two minutes left in the championship game, our players' body language said defeat ... except for Sherron's. I still think the main player who won for us the big game was Sherron. Someone who does all that for his fans should not be slandered.

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Edward Coan 3 years, 1 month ago

Can't he go back to the NBA-D League?

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actorman 3 years, 1 month ago

RockChalk, it's a good point that we don't know all the facts, but it certainly looks pretty damning. It would be one thing if he missed one flight and then contacted them to tell them he was looking elsewhere. But to miss TWO flights that were specifically arranged for him?!?!? It's hard to imagine any scenario where that makes sense. The whole thing is very sad.

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parrothead8 3 years, 1 month ago

Man, if an NBA team was willing to give me another shot, I'd spend the night at the airport to make sure I didn't miss the flight.

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Jonathan Allison 3 years, 1 month ago

We obviously don't have the full story here. We probably will never hear the full story. But maybe the LJW can contact Sherron and get a few words from him.

I know absolutely nothing, but what if he was in Chicago with his son, and his son was sick and in the hospital or something like that. I probably wouldn't be in a big rush to get back to the team that had just dumped me and never really gave me a chance to compete for minutes anyway.

Until I hear that he really was acting out of blatant irresponsibility, I will fee nothing but sorry for Sherron.

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RockChalkGuy 3 years, 1 month ago

We don't know the circumstances under which he was dismissed from the team. Maybe they kicked him to the curb in a pretty crappy way. Why do we expect Sherron to go crawling back to them?

That being said, this certainly doesn't look good for him. Personally, I'd swallow a hefty load of pride for the kind of paycheck he'd be getting.

Hey! I said "pride"...get your mind out of the gutter.

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Ben Kane 3 years, 1 month ago

maybe he's in talks with another team... we don't know what his situation is so we shouldn't judge.

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LAJayhawk 3 years, 1 month ago

Uh, Seriously.

Sherron... Seriously.

I mean....

Seriously.

WTF.

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KPOP 3 years, 1 month ago

not good. he's probably done in the NBA. Hello Europe. If you miss that flight maybe you can take a bus to Mexico City.

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Todd Simpson 3 years, 1 month ago

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jayhawkinATL 3 years, 1 month ago

What an idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He'll be kicking himself in a few years once he realizes the missed opportunity.

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Joe Hyde 3 years, 1 month ago

The Bobcats coach says they planned to bring Collins back after waiving him? Well, okay, that's cool -- but was Sherron told of that plan to bring him back? If he wasn't told, then it's only natural for him to assume that the Bobcats were 100% done with him. In which case, why comply with anything further the Bobcats ask him to do? They'd already signaled that they're done with him, so if he had no knowledge of their plan to bring him back it makes perfect sense for him to put the Bobcats in his rearview mirror, too.

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oldalum 3 years, 1 month ago

I'm really sorry to hear this. Maybe he had already started making European plans or something, but it's pretty strange he didn't just tell Charlotte he wasn't coming.

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DRsmith 3 years, 1 month ago

I would first check all of the McDonald's in the Chicago area. He is sure to turn up there.

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garyr 3 years, 1 month ago

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JayDocMD 3 years, 1 month ago

We saw a glimpse of this type of behavior when he failed to return for the team banquet his senior year. If your skill is marginal in the minds of NBA GM's, the last player they want sitting on the end of the bench and practiceing with the team is someone unreliable/lazy. Too bad - agree that he must go the Europe route as there won't be any more calls from the NBA.

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Andrew Dunlap 3 years, 1 month ago

unbelievable! Sherron was a great college player but his potential in the NBA was limited at best. Then add a weight issue and he is really marginal. the only thing he has going for him is grit and Character. Oh well, good luck to him

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K_Verses_The_World 3 years, 1 month ago

Time is a jet plane, it moves too fast

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Steve Brown 3 years, 1 month ago

Europe. get your head screwed back on.

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irvan moore 3 years, 1 month ago

probably holding out waiting for the Lakers to call.

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BlackVelvet 3 years, 1 month ago

This is not a surprise to me! Sherron has never been very responsible.

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Hank Cross 3 years, 1 month ago

What in the hell was Sherron thinking. A very unfortunate turn of events for a favorite Jayhawk.

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claycountyjayhawk 3 years, 1 month ago

What the hell sherron ? must have been in the back of the line at burger king.

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Dyrk Dugan 3 years, 1 month ago

wow. not good. how can he be so irresponsible? Sherron's NBA days are probably over...unless he kicks it up a couple of notches this summer.

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