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Victor Oladipo's high school coach corrects Bruce Pearl

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07:50 AM ET 02.22 | Bruce Pearl, the former Tennessee basketball coach, went on Pardon The Interruption to discuss college hoops Thursday. No problems so far! But then hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon brought up Indiana's Victor Oladipo, who was coming off an impressive performance against Michigan State. That's when Pearl's retelling of Oladipo's high school career made every D.C. high school hoops junkie shake his head: "This guy didn't start at DeMatha High School as a senior. He couldn't shoot. He couldn't dribble. He was a 6-3 power forward that Tom Crean took a chance on four years ago." But Oladipo actually did start at DeMatha as a senior. He could shoot and dribble just fine, earning first-team All-Met honors. Local high school guru Josh Barr profiled Oladipo back then. The headline: "Victor Oladipo has had an incredible career." DeMatha Coach Mike Jones took to Twitter to help set things straight about his former player: 2 things: Oladipo was a 1st team All-Met his sr year at DeMatha. That is a very prestigious honor. Please stop acting like he was awful.

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February 22, 2013  08:37 AM ET

Is Bruce Pearl on drugs?

February 22, 2013  08:54 AM ET
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Is Bruce Pearl on drugs?

No. Just afflicted with pseudologia fantastica. Hiya, DS.

February 22, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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No. Just afflicted with pseudologia fantastica.

Perfectly stated. Good to see you slumming on the threads, GTH.

February 22, 2013  09:10 AM ET
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Perfectly stated. Good to see you slumming on the threads, GTH.

Hiya, TM. Right as rain. I'll just have to be careful and keep it perfectly PC for RoboMod.

February 22, 2013  09:23 AM ET

A pseudo sprots reporter got something wrong? Wow!!!!!! This is unprecedented!!

February 22, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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Hiya, TM. Right as rain. I'll just have to be careful and keep it perfectly PC for RoboMod.

Piece of pie.

February 22, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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A pseudo sprouts report got something wrong? Wow!!!!!! This is unprecedented!!

Brussels is bringing a case before the WTO. ;-)

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February 22, 2013  11:00 AM ET

Pearl is an idiot!

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February 22, 2013  11:17 AM ET
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Brussels is bringing a case before the WTO. ;-)

Careful! You're sprouting off again. ;)

February 22, 2013  11:53 AM ET
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... Good to see you slumming on the threads, GTH.

I slum, I schmooze, I schlepp.

February 22, 2013  11:55 AM ET
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Pearl is a jam!

FIFY

February 22, 2013  11:55 AM ET

Quirky Quad.

February 22, 2013  12:34 PM ET
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Pearl is an idiot!

Absolutely. An idiot and a weasel. Why anyone would give him airtime at all is beyond me.

February 22, 2013  01:05 PM ET

I read one of the reasons he got popped by the NCAA at Tenn was having recruits to a barbecue at his house and then lying about it. Then a recruit showed a picture of them together at said barbecue.

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February 22, 2013  02:24 PM ET
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No. Just afflicted with pseudologia fantastica. Hiya, DS.

Hi Harley. Sorry I didn't answer right away. Had to clear a few inches of snow and ran some errands. Good to see ya.

 
February 22, 2013  04:03 PM ET
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Hi Harley. Sorry I didn't answer right away. Had to clear a few inches of snow and ran some errands. Good to see ya.

Snow?


Isn't that stuff kinda like lint, only colder...?

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