Kanye West's Donda Academy Kicked Out Of Major Basketball Tournament
The star players on Kanye West‘s Donda Academy basketball team will not be able to showcase their talents on one of H.S. hoops’ biggest stages this year … and it’s all because of Ye’s controversial anti-Semitic comments.
The Scholastic Play-By-Play Classics announced Donda has been scrapped from this season’s schedule … claiming West’s “words and actions violate our values as a company and a country, and what we seek to ensure at all of our events — a spirit of diversity, sportsmanship, inclusion, equity and mutual respect.”
The tournament — which has five national locations — is a huge deal at the high school level … and has hosted future NBA superstars like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant in the past.
Donda was originally slated to compete at the December 11 event in Louisville.
It’s a huge bummer for the whole roster of kids — including five-star guards Robert Dillingham (who’s committed to Kentucky) and AJ Johnson … as well as the other players on the squad who are also ranked nationally.
Scholastic Play-By-Play feels for the young athletes … adding, “While we are firm in our reasoning for this decision, it does not diminish our heartache and regret for Donda’s hardworking athletes who will lose out the most as a result of Kanye’s actions.”
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“Unfortunately, we cannot in good conscience host an organization founded and directed by Mr. West at our events.”
It’s just the latest fallout following Ye’s comments — as we previously reported, Adidas, Balenciaga and CAA have parted ways with him … and Aaron Donald and Jaylen Brown announced they are no longer repped by Donda Sports.
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