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Mama's Bruins: Wear Twins Sign With UCLA

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 20:  Arinze Onuaku #21 of the Syracuse Orange shoots against Ed Davis #32, David Wear #34, and Travis Wear #43 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during the championship game of the 2K Sports Classic on November 20, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Orange defeated the Tar Heels 87-71 to win the championship.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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C. V.Contributor IMay 25, 2010

Well, the Wear twins couldn't hack it at UNC, so they decided to transfer to UCLA.

Apparently David and Travis could not remove themselves from their mother's teet long enough to play ball on the East Coast, so they have decided to go home. On the subject of the transfer their father said, "The boys and their mother had no intention of going outside of this time zone," to which their mother Gloria added, "They Love UCLA. Great school, great coach, great program.  Why would they want to leave home?"

Here's the thing Gloria: They were at a great school, with a better coach, and a better program.  Why would they want to leave that?

Answer: They were apparently home sick, and have gone running back to the bosom. Back to mommy and daddy.

Twins: Listen, every kid that goes off to school feels homesick at one time or another, but there's this thing called autonomy, and it is a natural and essential part of human life.  Learn to get by without mommy and daddy for a while.  

Grow up. You guys are pathetic. The way you have handled the entire situation is an atrocity, and that includes coming to UNC in the first place.

Am I mad at you?  Yes!

Am I mad that you left?  No!

I reiterate, I am mad that you came to UNC in the first place.  You took two scholarships from the beginning that could have gone to better athletes, better ball players, and better human beings, two kids with a sense of loyalty, dedication, and pride.

You didn't stop there, oh no!  

You took those scholarships again for a second year, and nearly destroyed (Thank God for Justin Knox) the potential for a decent recruiting process for the upcoming season.

How do you guys live with yourselves? You come in and choke, and then try to choke the program on the way out.

The silver lining here is that Justin Knox will make a great replacement for BOTH of you, and that you gave your scholarships back to the team, so thank you.  I am less mad at you and now happier that you left.

I hope for UCLA's sake that you don't try to sabotage them too. If you do, may John Wooden chase you down in his Studebaker.

At some point in the near future you owe your former teammates, your former coaches, and Tar Heel fans everywhere a sincere apology for your attitudes and behavior.

Until then, I hope both of you tear all of your labra. 

 

Sources:

http://www.insidesocal.com/frankburlison/2010/05/wears-sign-with-ucla.html

http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/news/story?id=5219398&campaign=rss&source=twitter&ex_cid=Twitter_espn_5219398

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