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October 09, 2008
by Robbie Gillies
Earlier this week, we mentioned that it looks like Brandon Jennings is making a smooth transition to Europe. Well, not all American basketball players are transitioning to the international game quite so well.
Loren Woods is playing for Zalgiris Kaunas, a Lithuanian team, and they are in some financial trouble. Apparently, they don't have enough money to pay their players. I bet if you were working and not getting paid you'd get pretty upset. Loren Woods got upset:
(You might be tempted to stop watching after about a minute but keep watching. The best part of the video comes at 2:00)
It looks like Woods was the one that needed a hug from the mascot.
Not sure if the team's financial troubles are the reason Woods blew up like that, but it's definitely possible. This probably won't make any of the high school prospects considering Europe think twice, but maybe, just maybe, it will keep someone like Clippers' Center Jelani McCoy from taking his sub-mediocre talents overseas.
H/T: Intentional Foul