The E! True Hollywood Story of Kelvin Sampson – Revised
In 2002, Hollis Price emerged as a team leader, and with Eduardo Najera, they ventured into the final four. 2003 was more of the same with Hollis Price taking the Sooners to the Elite Eight. This was uncharted territory for the Sooners, and with it came high expectations for Kelvin Sampson. Two straight successful years, and many more expected. This is also when the Oklahoma Coaching Staff started to be investigated by the NCAA for making illegal contact with recruits.
Well the 2003/2004 season was a rebuilding year, which brought Jabahri Brown to Norman, OK. However, he only made it through the Big XII tournament. Why you ask?
Weed and Weapons seemed to get in Jabahri's way. After being caught by the Norman PD, Kelvin took disciple into his own hands, releasing Brown from the team. What happened to Jabahri Brown anyways?
During the Jabahri Brown investigation, they found his favorite pipe, which he had cleverly stashed underneath a tree.
A young, Mark Mangino was called on site to make sure that this contraption was really used to smoke pot.
The marijuana and weapon’s charges not only lead to Brown's dismissal, but also a limited time behind bars.
The 2003/2004 season ended with a second round loss in the NIT. Knowing this was a rebuilding year somewhat saved Kelvin from the ridicule of the Sooner fans.
The 2004/2005 season was somewhat uneventful. With a team packed full of Juniors, and a JC transfer Taj Gray, the team was invited to the NCAA tournament once again. Unfortunately, the second round loss was not what the Sooner fan base desired. However, with all these juniors, they still had next year.
The 2005/2006 was an extended version of the 2004/2005 season. Kelvin’s team had problems scoring points, but the last second wins kept rolling in. Pressure was starting to build as the NCAA did not accept the University of Oklahoma’s self-imposed sanctions, and the NCAA scheduled a hearing for Mid April. Reports of over 500 illegal phone calls, in person conversation, and lack of intuitional control were mentioned by the NCAA.
OU gained an at large bid to the NCAA tournament, and to celebrate, Terrell Everett decided to smoke a few joints. Well, he was caught by the Norman PD. However, Kelvin took a different stance with Everett than he had in the past two similar situations (Brown and Raymond), he decided to allow Everett to start in the first round of the NCAA tournament. However, it didn’t help, OU lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament to an unknown UW-Milwaukee team.
Why? The reason I wrote all of this is to show that Kelvin knew he was going to jump ship, and he didn’t care about any penalties enforced on the OU basketball team. This shows me that Kelvin is a very selfish individual. Why would Indiana want him?
Hey Kelvin, Keep the denim clean!!!!