• Ryan Tippett


Updated: Mar 31, 2020

HBO released controversial documentary “The Scheme” on March 31st regarding FBI wiretaps of Christian Dawkins (informant in FBI probe) conversations with LSU coach Will Wade and Arizona coach Sean Miller and the pay for play system. From my point of view there are two crucial takeaways: 1) Will Wade is probably going to join roughly 3.3 million Americans who recently applied for unemployment last week and 2) Will Wade is reincarnate Don Corleone – a flat out GANGSTER. He’s also an absolute moron. At one point when talking to Dawkins about the recruitment of former Clemson Tiger Jaron Blossomgame, Wade says: “We could compensate him better than the rookie minimum.” and “We’d give him more than the D – league”. Come on bruh, even Cris Carter knows everyone needs a fall guy. Maybe Wade isn’t the biggest idiot in college basketball? Maybe it’s that he has the biggest pair of stones in college hoops and that he just doesn’t care. Whatever it is, I can’t help but respect it. Apparently, I’m not the only one. Here’s an excerpt of Dawkins and Sean Millers’ conversation on the recruitment of ex-LSU forward Naz Reid during the documentary:

DAWKINS: And Will Wade is -- I told Book, I said, 'Will Wade is like driving up the price of (expletive). 'Cause he's not even, he's not even doing like real numbers.

MILLER: I tell you what, I'll give him credit, he’s got a big set of balls on him.

DAWKINS: No, Will Wade doesn't give a (expletive), Sean.

For reference, “Book” is Arizona assistant coach Book Richardson whose also been implicated.

The best part about this entire situation? Wade has the #6 recruiting class for 2020, this entire scandal did nothing but raise his profile across the landscape. What a world we live in.