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Quick, Send This To Latavious!

As you may have heard, Latavious Williams, a 6-8 kid who signed with Memphis, has instead decided to play professionally in China. But the New York Times reports that "...the Chinese Basketball Association, has hardly enjoyed a smooth ascendance alongside this country’s basketball boom. American players and agents describe broken contracts, unpaid wages, suspicions of game-fixing and rising resentment toward foreign players. Several players have left China after failing to receive paychecks. Last month, the league announced that it lost $17 million last season, which ended in May."

Maybe his handlers should have explained this to him before helping a high school kid take on such a tough path.