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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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Dyrk Dugan 3 years, 5 months 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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KUKRU 3 years, 5 months ago

Obviously you were not aware of his off court behavior during his stay at the University of Kansas. The kid is a punk and made his living off the talent of the 2008 Jayhawks. The guy is cancer for any team. Frankly, for his own sakes, I think this is a god send that he is not hanging with that thug Steven Jackson on a daily basis..

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Dale Kroening 3 years, 5 months ago

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KUKRU 3 years, 5 months ago

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addlime 3 years, 5 months ago

I think you both make good points. Sherron was a great player, but you take the good with the bad. He had heart, he wanted to be the man, but sometimes he'd have had more success as a team player. He lost the team mentality by his senior year, because he had to carry the team. If the opposing teams guard hit a big shot, he'd take it as a challenge, come right back down the court and jack one up. When he made it, it was awesome. When he missed, it hurt the team. His lack of discipline in the offseason was disturbing, and that lack of commitment has obviously cost him with the one team that took a chance on him. Its sad, and I hope he gets another chance.

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kranny 3 years, 5 months ago

Yikes! A cancer? A tad bit harsh for a guy who hit the second biggest shot in KU history and won a championship, won 4 Big 12 championships, an elite 8, a sweet sixteen, and stayed 4 years and got his degree. There would be no 2008 trophy if Sherron had not been on the court that day. There are no stories explaining his side. I'll hold judgement until I hear something but even then this situation doesn't warrant such harsh criticism.

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Jacobpaul81 3 years, 5 months ago

he also almost lost us the championship by dribbling into traffic and getting the ball stolen. =)

People tend to remember the bright spots and ignore the massive errors in judgement.

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ehawk15 3 years, 5 months ago

if you are referring to the play when mario hit "the shot", then you need to rethink your statement. Surely you realize that was the play that self called. It is one of their secondary sets.

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53jayhawk 3 years, 5 months ago

I think the reference is to the steal SC made and his drive to the hoop ( 1 on 2 or 3 defenders) that resulted in a blocked shot prior to his steal & 3 point shot. I'm not saying I agree with the comment - just remember him driving to the hoop when I thought he should have pulled up and waited for teammates to get a better chance to score. His attack attitude is what made him great but almost cost us dearly on this play.

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86finalfour 3 years, 5 months ago

What?! Are you serious? THat was a great assist and avoidance of the foul. Calipari says they they were told to foul by the way. Do you remember the steal and 3 point shot the previous plays?

No sherron = no NCAA title. Anyone who doesn't believe that is out of their mind.

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kuballhawk 3 years, 5 months ago

Agreed. Thankfully Mario hit "the shot"...

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ajhk 3 years, 5 months ago

KUKRU, You're obviously a mentally challenged K-State fan. Quit making fun of yourself and go away. bubye

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Dyrk Dugan 3 years, 5 months ago

i don't think you can say a kid who played four years at a school, had no dedication. that's a lot of games and practices...and pickup games. he wouldn't have been kept on the team, if he had no dedication..and Bill Self has nothing but good things to say. i mean we're talking about missing plane flights here ...pretty fundamental.

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jayhawker_97 3 years, 5 months ago

this post has been flagged as 'suggest removal' due to the nature of its moral imbecility.

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theend 3 years, 5 months ago

A Punk?? No....he is not. He's a great kid. Maybe you should listen to his senior night speech from last year. You will get an idea of what a nice and special guy he is. So....he messed up.....he's human.

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Hank Cross 3 years, 5 months ago

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

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BlackVelvet 3 years, 5 months ago

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

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irvan moore 3 years, 5 months ago

probably holding out waiting for the Lakers to call.

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Steve Brown 3 years, 5 months ago

Europe. get your head screwed back on.

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K_Verses_The_World 3 years, 5 months ago

Time is a jet plane, it moves too fast

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LAJayhawk 3 years, 5 months ago

Ah, but what a shame if all we've shared can't last....

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Andrew Dunlap 3 years, 5 months 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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JayDocMD 3 years, 5 months 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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garyr 3 years, 5 months ago

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DRsmith 3 years, 5 months 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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oldalum 3 years, 5 months 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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Joe Hyde 3 years, 5 months 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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jayhawkinATL 3 years, 5 months ago

Why else would they want him to get his ass on a plane and meet up with the team?!?!?!?!

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LAJayhawk 3 years, 5 months ago

Um, yeeeeeaaaahhhh.... I'm guessing setting up two planes for him to join the team is a big enough sign that they were adding him back on....

I'm also guessing his agent had some kind of clue.....

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championhawks 3 years, 5 months ago

I'm sure at the time they waived him they weren't aware that they would bring him back. Sherron was in no position to put the Bobcats in his rearview mirror considering he was out of a job and it didn't seem anyone else was going to be picking him up.

And secondly, I'm sure Sherron was aware there was a plane and agreed to sign back with the team. He screwed up and I'm sure that this will be looked at by other teams that may need a point guard and will pass on him because of this.

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Mike Del Vecchio 3 years, 5 months ago

Are you a complete idiot riverat? He had a chance to make a pay check in the NBA and you come with that weak sh*t?? Wow!! They made arrangements not once, but twice for the fat a$$ to get back NC...i guess you would rather hang out with your homies then play in the NBA...BIG BIG mistake....He will never make it..no heart or dedication...anyone remember his stellar performance against UNI? Well I do!!!

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bballwizard 3 years, 5 months ago

Seriously what do you look like?? He's an athlete so I am sure even he's 20 lbs heavy he looks way better than you. Bottom line he's not good enough whethers he's in shape or not should have come out his jr year. Quit being such a hater. Someone steal your lunch money

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jayhawkinATL 3 years, 5 months ago

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

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Todd Simpson 3 years, 5 months ago

hey Guys I know this is a bad story of Sherron but I'd like to point everyone's attention to the Dunks of the year voting. Travis Releford is in the finals and needs our help to win. Personally I think that he will lose if we don't help him get the votes. I did watch all of the dunks going up against him and the cat from Indiana omg monster dunk.

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/dunksoftheyear?sk=app_157554364290773

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KPOP 3 years, 5 months 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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LAJayhawk 3 years, 5 months ago

Uh, Seriously.

Sherron... Seriously.

I mean....

Seriously.

WTF.

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Ben Kane 3 years, 5 months 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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John Randall 3 years, 5 months ago

Maybe he knew he couldn't afford to have his urine tested ?

Damned shame, but I really think this is one guy coach Self went too far for – maybe even far enough to be called an enabler.

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doctorWho 3 years, 5 months ago

"Maybe he knew he couldn't afford to have his urine tested ?"

The first believable thing I've read here so far.

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RockChalkGuy 3 years, 5 months 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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Jonathan Allison 3 years, 5 months 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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parrothead8 3 years, 5 months 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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actorman 3 years, 5 months 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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Funhawk 3 years, 5 months 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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goshenjhawk 3 years, 5 months ago

+1 I agree it doesn't look good folks, but give the man a little respect for what he did here.

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kubball99 3 years, 5 months ago

I too agree with this sentiment. On the surface this does not appear to be good, but the least Jayhawk fans can do is give him the benefit of the doubt. Like others have said, maybe he decided he didn't want to go back and play there. I think after the four years of time he put in at Kansas, the least KU fans could do was wait to hear his side of what happened. Sherron did a lot for Kansas basketball and I appreciate the four years he put in at KU. Even if he did miss those flights, it's his NBA future. Maybe he decided to do something which he views as a better opportunity than sitting on the bench behind two other guards (like play overseas). We all make choices and mistakes and Sherron is no different, except he has to live his life in the media when something happens.

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addlime 3 years, 5 months ago

Thinking about that steal and the three still gives me goosebumps.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 3 years, 5 months 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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kureader 3 years, 5 months ago

Collins and the KU Basketball program bring far more to the university than they take out. They didn't "bleed" you or the university out of anything.

Maybe education is the only thing you value about KU. There are many other important facets to the University, including KU's athletic programs. Perhaps you're the one who needs a better and broader education.

KU's athletes value the University as a place to get a great education. You should value them instead of being jealous. KU athletes and the athletic department as a whole have outstanding reputations for academic achievements. They don't deserve your petty criticisms at all. Many of these athletes would probably kick your butt in the classroom.

By the way, Collins missed two flights. How does that become an indictment of all college athletics?

If you don't enjoy college athletics, fine. Go get a cup of coffee and enjoy another afternoon at the library. Some of us are proud not just of KU's academic reputation, but also of KU's sports programs and our athletes, including Sherron.

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Aligned 3 years, 5 months 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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jessejayhawk 3 years, 5 months ago

You forgot the possibility of sun spots

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Aligned 3 years, 5 months ago

Travel arrangements generally are made after an agreement has been reached, not before.

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Kurt Eskilson 3 years, 5 months 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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rse1979 3 years, 5 months ago

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

Sherron, "Ain't no seats!"

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ahpersecoachingexperience 3 years, 5 months ago

Yep, best post I've read in a loooooooooooooong time. Good stuff!

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PhogAdvisory 3 years, 5 months ago

In the midst of such a serious article, I laughed out loud at this one.

Thanks.

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JRandall 3 years, 5 months 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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akl6593 3 years, 5 months ago

Thanks for posting something decent...I just can't get over some of these posts. Sherron might have had a good reason for skipping out on them...but I hope whatever it is he is OK and I loved him as a player and I wish him well!

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KEITHMILES05 3 years, 5 months 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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milehighhawk 3 years, 5 months ago

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

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Geekinout 3 years, 5 months 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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Geekinout 3 years, 5 months ago

Mostly also thinking about how he handled himself off and on the court, in college and in the pros..

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yovoy 3 years, 5 months 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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Jacobpaul81 3 years, 5 months ago

Senior Seasons:

JV was a pass first point guard. SC was a shoot first point guard. JV was a great defender. SC was a lousy defender.

SC shot 42% on 434 attempts. JV shot 42% on 185 attempts.

SC had 161 assists to 85 turnovers and 35 steals JV had 162 assists to 64 turnovers and 46 Steals

JV was a TWO time Academic All American.

Let us not even try to compare the two. JV was a prototypical college point guard who earned his living in the NBA playing defense. SC is not a defensive player, he's sloppy with the ball, and clearly he likes to shoot.

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KU_FanSince75 3 years, 5 months 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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dannyxo 3 years, 5 months ago

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Ty Mar 3 years, 5 months ago

Mind numbing.

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KansasComet 3 years, 5 months 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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namder 3 years, 5 months ago

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

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JHawk74 3 years, 5 months 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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packywacky88 3 years, 5 months ago

Thanks for finally providing some objectivity JHawk74. You guys on here sure are quick to throw someone under the bus. You sound like my wife...... think you know everything about everyone without paying any attention to the facts, of which we know very few. Maybe he didn't want to go back. Maybe SC has come to the conclusion that the NBA and/or the Bobcats aren't where he wants to be right now. He is a father. Maybe there are other issues out there that he is dealing with. Life isn't all about money or basketball, & maybe he sees that now. He is a Jayhawk and always will be. Without his steal and subsequent 3, we don't win the NC in 08. I've watched that play in slow-mo 100 times and I still don't see how he did it. A quarter of an inch either direction in and it doesn't happen.

Good luck Mr. Collins.

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Aligned 3 years, 5 months ago

It's no wonder your wife hates you.

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brooksmd 3 years, 5 months ago

Any dumba$$ can write a blog. Takes a bigger dumba$$ to believe everything he reads on the net.

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fansincewilt 3 years, 5 months 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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jaybate 3 years, 5 months ago

More to the story.

Wait and see.

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juke4jay 3 years, 5 months 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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chriz 3 years, 5 months 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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KEITHMILES05 3 years, 5 months 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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murph 3 years, 5 months ago

Why would he go back? Because that's the way the NBA works! It happens all the time - a guy gets waived for one reason or another (in this case, they had too many players) and then hired back.

I really doubt that he has "something else in the works". If that were the case, he could have simply told the Bobcats no thanks. Not showing up for the plane is different from that on every level. Now the whole League thinks of him as an immature, irresponsible jerk. Had he said he wasn't coming, it would have made all the difference in how people perceive him.

If he did have a family emergency (someone already floated the "kid in the hospital" scenario) then again he should have explained why he couldn't come right that minute, and saved his reputation.

Sherron blew it. Period.

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jhawk4life1976 3 years, 5 months 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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Vittorio1224 3 years, 5 months 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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Krohnutz 3 years, 5 months 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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Steve Gantz 3 years, 5 months 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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Steve Gantz 3 years, 5 months ago

I referred to him more in the unfulfilled potential aspect instead of the arrest counts. BTW, was Sherron arrested for that?

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Jacobpaul81 3 years, 5 months ago

Sherron isn't the kind of player most long time Kansas fans appreciate and his numbers while flashy on the points standings, do not demonstrate how he hurt the basketball team.

At under 6 ft, you don't typically expect a guy to throw up 434 or 521 shots in a single season... but Sherron did.

By comparison, Brandon Rush shot the ball 414 times in his Junior year... a team high. 4 guys broke 300 shots that year and a 4th was at 253.

In 2009-2010: only Collins (434), X (354) and Marcus (305) shot more than 300 times. Aldrich only shot the ball 265 times. 265 shots is only 14 more shots than Sherron took as a BACK-UP in 2008 and Aldrich was starting.

When your 5'10" point guard takes 169 shots more than your 7' starting center, you've got a a problem.

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Steve Gantz 3 years, 5 months ago

Yes those facts are there. His height shouldn't matter. Who gave him the greenlight to shoot all day long? If coach Self thought he was getting carried away well then he would have pulled him back. Do you criticize Coach Self? It apparently was a winning formula as the team won an amazing amount of games with him.

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jayhwkr77 3 years, 5 months 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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Greg McKean 3 years, 5 months 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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Kye Clark 3 years, 5 months 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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Trey Hohman 3 years, 5 months 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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SaltLakeHawk 3 years, 5 months 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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Scott Morgan 3 years, 5 months 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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JHWK 3 years, 5 months 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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murph 3 years, 5 months ago

This is the most likely explanation I've heard, especially the part about it being hard to be at the end of the bench after the glory days in Lawrence. Sherron has a LOT of growing up to do. Hope he does it.

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WilburNether 3 years, 5 months 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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HawkKlaw 3 years, 5 months ago

Well, Sherron WAS great at KU. That just didn't translate when he went pro. Sad thing is, he has the skills to be in the NBA. Anybody that watched him at KU can tell that. He just hasn't committed himself to being a great NBA player. Have you seen any recent photos of the guy? He's gained like 50 pounds...no muscle, all fat. It's a shame, really.

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rawkhawk 3 years, 5 months 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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brooksmd 3 years, 5 months 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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CasperCorps 3 years, 5 months ago

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

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