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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Updated: April 3, 3:18 PM ET
Athletes react to Mike Rice video


As video emerged of Rutgers head men's basketball coach Mike Rice berating players and hurling basketballs at them, many current and former professional athletes took to Twitter to express their dismay at both Rice's actions and what they perceived to be a lack of strong sanctions from the university.

If my son played for Rutgers or a coach like that he would have some real explaining to do and I'm still gone whoop on him afterwards! C'mon

— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 2, 2013

The video of Rutgers HC Rice ABUSING players is APPALLING! He should be FIRED ASAP. I'm embarrassed for College Basketball. #NCAA

— JALEN ROSE (@JalenRose) April 2, 2013

I would of snapped on the coach from Rutgers.... I would sit before I take some abuse from that man

— Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) April 2, 2013

what abt the kids?? all everyone is talking abt is the coach. should he be fired, suspension, fines. but what about what he's done to the...

— Gerald Henderson (@GhJr09) April 2, 2013

...kids??? mentally? physically?? dude should b gone that aint coaching. he jus got them scared of him so they're forced listen to him. sick

— Gerald Henderson (@GhJr09) April 2, 2013

Man how is that Rutgers coach not fired already? If my son was on that team Id be on the first thing smoking to his soon to be vacant office

— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 2, 2013

Watching outside the lines in the Locker room about the Rutgers Coach!! He was trippen!! Throwing balls and players saying homophobic slurs

— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) April 2, 2013

Wow just saw the Mike Rice videos. Unbelievable.Complete disrespect for student athletes but also human beings. And he still is coaching?

— Christian Ponder (@cponder7) April 2, 2013