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A Vine Video Has Surfaced Of Anthony Davis Being Stripped And Spanked In The Kentucky Locker Room

In the words of Springfield’s Honorable Judge Roy Snyder, “Boys will be boys.” Sometimes that involves this.

Whatever it is, exactly…

Bullying? A kinapping? “Horseplay”? Shiatsu massage? The trailer for the new Hobbit movie? Something worse? Our best bet is hazing — so expect this Vine to gain traction around the internet, what with the Richie Incognito story and the ritualistic abuse of athletes front in center in the news. In the video, Davis appears to be in the Kentucky locker room, so we can safely assume this happened at least a year and a half ago. He appears to be cool with the treatment — though, we doubt he enjoyed it — but that won’t stop this video from becoming part of the greater discussion about bullying and sports.

Do these kinds of shenanigans actually bring people together? Does hazing correlate to success? Does stripping a teammate and spanking him have any redeeming value outside of schadenfreude? Even if it does help you win, should it still be allowed to continue? A study on the subject at Colgate University in 2005 concluded that, “hazing is a means to keep players committed to the team, rather than to their own glory,” and that humiliation breeds some degree of cohesion in groups. “Since discomfort is a big part of how hazing works, perhaps putting people through ordeals with social benefits might be a way to do it…[like] ‘building a house for Habitat for Humanity.’”

We agree. That’s a better team building method than this.

H/T Deadspin

  • san rafael blue

    He doesn’t seem to mind. Maybe he lost some sort of bet. This is clearly harmless and consensual. Be glad a strap was not used, or a tennis paddle. This is not like threatening to slap somebody’s mother or kill their entire family. That’s what Martin and Incognito had been tweeting to each other. For Incognito, it was all in fun, but for Martin, it was too much, with no signs of letting up. No one should be pressured to pay their money to more senior players , that is straight out, steal your lunch money type bullying or extortion. People get shot nowadays for that kind of behavior. Do not mess with the players’ money, they earned it, not you lazy senior players who need to power trip.

  • JJ truth

    GAY, gay, gay & trashy. Disgusting, No wonder they have no game.

  • JJ truth

    Keep lying to yourself. you’re the only one who believes what you post

  • Anonymous

    Actually, I agree with him. And it looks like a couple other people do too. Hazing is a horrible part of American sports, especially at the collegiate level, but the fact of the matter is, this is a very mild form of it.

    This has nothing to do with being gay. He’s being teased and spanked as a part of being a new member on the team. This is pretty harmless and innocent compared to the other garbage that’s said or done in thousands of high-school, college, and professional locker rooms across the country.

  • ZHandy76

    It didn’t look like he had a problem.. The guy slapped,rubbed & felt between it… All he was doing was laughing… So do we have ah gay or bisexual basketball player ? It doesn’t matter if he is though… We’re all the same

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