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Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
Yahoo Sports is reporting that the middleman that Will Wade was talking about during a wiretapped conversation with Christian Dawkins was Baton Rouge native Shannon Forman.

The report states that LSU freshman Javonte Smart considered Forman as a "mentor."
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His name is Shannon Forman, a fixture in Baton Rouge basketball circles and someone who LSU freshman guard Javonte Smart referred to as "my mentor." Documents viewed by Yahoo Sports show a link between Forman and Christian Dawkins, the aspiring agent and recently convicted felon whom Wade was talking to on the call that has ultimately led to his suspension.

In a wiretapped 2017 phone call with Dawkins first reported by Yahoo Sports earlier this month, Wade makes mention of "Shannon" as the intermediary for his "strong-arse offer" for a recruit. Multiple sources have confirmed to Yahoo Sports that the reference is to Forman, who has been labeled both a trainer and coach of current LSU standout Smart — the recruit in question on the wiretap. Read more.
Forman and LSU officials declined to comment, according to the report.

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Deplorable Duke63 months
His name is Robert Paulson.
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txtiger2163 months
His name is Robert Paulson
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HueyP63 months
No deal facts it’s totally irrelevant. Show me the deal, otherwise STFU.
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toothfxr9263 months
Calipari is the leak...Dawkins played for Calipari at Memphis...Calipari mad because Smart chose LSU over Kentucky
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BigRaggedyTiger63 months
Release the tape
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Tiger4life580363 months
Calling it now...Javonte Smart and this dude were intimate together and Will Wade is banging someone too. Just wait.
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km63 months
Does ANYONE really believe the top recruits in the top recruiting classes, nationwide, aren't paid off in some way, shape, or form?
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KCT63 months
All you have to do is check the parking area outside of athletic dorms all over the country. Looks like a new car dealership. LSU is being targeted because they have been one of the little dogs in college basketball. If a minimum of 25 schools are involved, why are we only hearing about LSU? Why do people like Dick Vitale go scorched earth on LSU, but make excuses for wrongdoing at places like Kansas and North Carolina?
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reauxl tigers63 months
He dindu nuffin.
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GeauxTigers010763 months
frick man. We're gonna lose the best damn BB coach this university has had in a long fkn time. Sucks to no end.
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LesnarF563 months
So...........? They have nothing on WW. LSU lucked out getting WW they need to keep him and ride out any BS from the pussy NCAA. At least you have IMO a top 10 coach. There's not much as far as basketball coaches out there at least not as good as what we have in Wade.
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JCinBAMA63 months
So the season will all be**************************************************** and Wade is gone.
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BigPerm3063 months
Your sister is naked in the bedroom waiting for you.
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Hangit63 months
Congrats on hiring that dick with ears to coach your team. Will he get to keep the wheels on his new house?
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BigPerm3063 months
A full paid tuition is a “strong arse offer”. What’s the problem?
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CDawson63 months
And strong for the family because they get to stay home and watch him play. They better have more than what has been released. Nothing so far has been suspension or discipline worthy.
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lsutigermall63 months
I can’t agree more. Plus, he’s close to his family and mentor. IMO, each of these kids should have an assigned mentor.
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tigersquad8963 months
Don’t forget the meal pass
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JackieTreehorn63 months
His name was Shannon Forman
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SouthernInsanity63 months
100% proof.... That Yahoo Sports is gonna drag this out by only leaving breadcrumbs till after the tourney is over. Someone at Yahoo Sports must gotten cut from the cash flow of college basketball.
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Volvagia63 months
The fact that this nugget targeted at Smart is coming out the day before the Sweet 16 appearance 100% tells me there is a game being played here
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SomeLSUguy63 months
Oh, could you image the shite that will come out if/when we get to the Final Four... or the Championship. Yahoo would give a left nut to have LSU make it to the championship game so they can try to destroy all that is good the day before. Any and everything will get dropped on these kids. And it is a damn shame because this season is supposed to be about our guys and Wayde Sims.
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Jumbo_Gumbo63 months
So what?
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the paradigm63 months
Welp, it was fun while it lasted.
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Thorny63 months
The partial transcript still shows that Wade was telling Dawkins that he would NOT pay Forman what he wanted to apparently deliver Smart to LSU.
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CDawson63 months
But but Joe said Wade wouldn’t meet. Clown
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HueyP63 months
Middleman for what? Convince the kid a full ride at LSU and getting to play in front of his friends and family was better than going hundreds of miles away to Kentucky?
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chew421963 months
Shannon Forman could ball. Those Southern Lab teams were stacked.
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g money 2263 months
was that when victor tarver and Marcus spears played? I remember watching a district game when I was in the 2nd or 3rd grade. between lab and Christian life at cla. spears vs clayton. hell.of a game
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Rabbs and QStick63 months
Christian Life wasn't in that district back then.
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chew421963 months
Victor Tarver could play too! I’m pretty sure that Lab team beat Glenn Oaks with Lester Earl.
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PotatoChip63 months
Pat Forde is a pos.
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BayouBengal9963 months
Boy these MFers are desperate to change public opinion on LSU and WW. I mean desperate. They have nothing absolutely freakn nothing and won’t get it either. These classless human beings are going to look pretty damn dumb at the end of this. So basically what these dipshits believe is that Wade cheated bc Smart went to an AAU team that funnels kids to Kentucky but instead he ends up at LSU? What a hate job this is. I wonder where this so called reporter is from? Maybe he needs to be investigated, sure sounds fishy to me.
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Jude63 months
Agree with all you said.
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