Lovebroker
Two years ago

Breakers sack Rice Jnr after he breaks bail conditions

The Breakers announced today Rice Jr will no longer be with the team after he was picked up by police last night.

He appeared in the Auckland District Court this morning.
Another run in with the police.

Now gone.

https://nbl.com.au/news/breakers-terminate-glen-rice-jr-contract

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Isaac  
Two years ago

Cue "returned to court" jokes.

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Reality  
Two years ago

Always gonna happen...dude a straight hood rat

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Shocked to see Reality use the phrase "hood rat". Slightly less shocked to see Rice Jr in trouble again.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Walsh is doing a good job in making the era of the Bad Boy Pistons look like a group of my little pony doll collectors compared to the current Breakers culture.

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Mystro  
Two years ago

Hopson is due back tonight I believe so his contract was going to be up anyway

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Huge waste of talent, he needs serious help.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Must have been desperate to sign him. Very desperate.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Always gonna happen...dude a straight hood rat"

how is his sexuality relevant to any of this?

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Yolo  
Two years ago

His contract was up any way. Not sure why the need to say he has been cut , when he was going to be cut today from day 1.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

There was the Jail Blazers, now we have the Jail Breakers!

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WookieE  
Two years ago

Including him in this round smacked of desperation and only ended up bashing their reputation even worse...

I really hope Rice gets some help, but there's just not helping some people...

Hopefully Hopson can help restore some credibility to this organisation...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Always gonna happen...dude a straight hood rat"

Did you get that straight from the Black Crime section of Breitbart?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

To be honest, Rice cost them the Taipans game. Breakers would've been better trusting Henry, Weeks etc. it wouldn’t have been easy, Cairns are on a serious roll, but all Rice did was disrupt the progress they’d made as a team.

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LV  
Two years ago

Hopefully Hopson gets back, Webster gets back and the Breakers make up some ground.

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Tom  
Two years ago

A team trying to take short cuts to success usually pay for it. Unmitigated disaster. Talent to burn but still not good enough to get the team W's. Breakers need to develop a philosophy. Work hard defensively, Hopson, Webster carry offence. Coaches need to define Hampton's role. This is key to positive improvement for season. We've got a solid bench to back up. But it takes time and the team would have been better off working this out when Hopson went down.

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rjd  
Two years ago

"Jail Breakers"

Underrated comment.

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rjd  
Two years ago

Are we only blaming Walsh? The Breakers coaching staff ought to have the best understanding of Rice given the head coach's prior experience coaching him.

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Wang whipper  
Two years ago

Agree that Shamir should also get a chunk of the blame. He knew Rice Jr well.

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anon  
Two years ago

It's sad that at the age of 29 Rice Jr hasn't learnt any lessons from his mistakes. Career over.

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LV  
Two years ago

Just read the press release

Why did they bother announcing this? Wouldn't it have been better to sweep it under the rug, instead of drawing attention again to the poor decision of signing this head case?

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MACDUB  
Two years ago

"His contract was up any way. Not sure why the need to say he has been cut , when he was going to be cut today from day 1."

Purely PR. Gives the impression they didn't tolerate it (because less knowledgeable fans aren't going to know his contract was going to end today anyway).

In all honesty though, if he still had a few weeks of playing eligibility (Hopson was out for a bit still), I reckon the Breakers still would have kept him on regardless of last night.

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

Why did they bother announcing this?


An attempt at good PR they're now seen to be putting their foot down with a problem player and trying to make the club look like it still has some integrity.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Why did they bother announcing this? Wouldn't it have been better to sweep it under the rug, instead of drawing attention again to the poor decision of signing this head case?"

The media would have found out he breached bail conditions eventually. I think this is actually the smart move in this situation.

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MACDUB  
Two years ago

"The media would have found out he breached bail conditions eventually. I think this is actually the smart move in this situation."

Yes; and a very anti-Breakers media (rightfully anti IMO just saying).

A lot of media articles would have put the boot in big-time if they didn't announce the termination of his contract. Basically tried to front-foot it because they knew they'd be on the back-foot pretty quick otherwise;


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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Wow, just wow.

What a space cadet he must be

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Wow so many racists on here. Not really suprising.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

JD, thank you for acknowledging Jail Breakers comments, probably my greatest comment ever on Hoops!!!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Would have to say they wont be getting any Future stars in the future. Definitely not a good look for others looking to come over.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Wow so many racists on here. Not really suprising."

I can only see one (Reality)

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Shayno  
Two years ago

Dunno if the volcano or the press release was worse?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Wow so many racists on here. Not really suprising."

If you were a potato you'd be a stupid potato.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Rive jnr to sign with chelsea big v

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I don't get how a guy who is the son of a former-NBA star who made millions of dollars over his career, ended up like that? Especially compared to other current NBA players who are the sons of former-players. Trying to prove something? A sense of entitlement? Talk about throwing your talent away.

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Perthworld  
Two years ago

Perhaps his mother's side is hood rat.

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Camel 31  
Two years ago

bugga.. was looking forward to seeing his 25 10 and 10.

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Tom  
Two years ago

Scrappy game so far, suits Breakers. Brisbane sucked into shelter skelter game. 35% and 30% shooting % says it all.

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Malcolm  
Two years ago

I can only think a stupid potato would be a spud

What racism.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Is Sarah Palin Glen Rice Jr's M Mum?

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Yinka Dare  
Two years ago

Glen snr was no angel either. Nothing like his son Though

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Don't talk about Reality like that. Ryan gets very emotional about these things.

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