April Fool of March Madness

Hasheem Thabeet crafted an April fool’s prank diabolical enough to stop the hearts of Conneticut fans everywhere: the center declared via twitter feed that he had failed a drug test and would not be accompanying the team to the Final Four in Detroit. Affecting a frantic tone, Thabeet wrote, “I failed drug test…Not goin to Detroit… ahhh my life sucks!” On the heels of a potentially damaging recruiting scandal, UConn fans breathed a sigh of relief upon discovering that the faux-catastrophe was merely product of Thabeet’s devious imagination.