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Trey Burke apologizes for nude photo leak

Trey-BurkeUtah Jazz point guard Trey Burke is yet another athlete who has become the victim of a recent nude photo leak. The compromising photos surfaced about a month ago but began making their way around Twitter this week. On Monday, Burke apologized for putting his family and teammates in an uncomfortable situation.

“Publicly, I want to first and foremost apologize to my family [and] apologize to the Miller family, as well as my teammates,” he said, per The Salt Lake Tribune. “We already talked about it in the locker room. From this day forward, it won’t happen again. They were old pictures. They were meant to be kept private but they weren’t. So from this day forward my actions and my judgments will be much better.”

It is unclear if Burke was the victim of a “Fappening” type photo hack or if someone simply shared photos that Burke sent to them.

Last week, Hope Solo — another victim of a nude photo scandal — called it “sad and unfortunate” that so many women have had their rights violated through the unauthorized release of private photos. The Burke incident is a reminder that while most of the victims are women, men can also have their privacy violated. Remember, it was both Justin Verlander and Kate Upton who were victims of a hack.

Previously: Hope Solo and McKayla Maroney nude photos leak
Previously: Gabrielle Union wants FBI to investigate nude photo leak

Jazz give Trey Burke the pregame rookie treatment (GIF)

Trey-Burke-Jazz-prankUtah Jazz point guard Trey Burke made his NBA debut on Wednesday night. The former Michigan star missed the first 12 games of the season with a finger injury. The Jazz won only one of those games, so they desperately need him back. That doesn’t mean they’re giving Burke a break when it comes to rookie hazing.

Before they took the court against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Jazz let Burke lead them onto the floor. Burke jogged out from the tunnel area and realized after a few seconds that none of his teammates were with him. Instead, they were all pointing and laughing.

Given all the stuff that has gone down with the Miami Dolphins recently, it’s nice to see that light-hearted hazing still exists. It’s not all bad.

H/T The Big Lead
GIF via Reddit

Trey Burke learns he is traded during radio interview

Trey BurkeThere was a lot of confusion when Trey Burke was selected No. 9 overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Draft on Thursday. Minnesota already has Ricky Rubio at point guard, so why would they also want Burke? It turns out they didn’t; they quickly traded Burke.

Minnesota dealt Burke to the Utah Jazz for the Nos. 14 and 21 overall picks. The confusion over the trade was heightened when Yahoo! Sports reporter Adrian Wojnarowski initially said Burke was being traded to Portland before correcting himself and saying Utah.

What’s interesting is the timing of the trade. Burke actually learned he was being traded while on air with Ryen Russillo, Will Perdue, and Marc Kestecher on ESPN Radio.

Burke started the interview saying he was excited to play with the T-Wolves, and less than three minutes later he learned on air that he was traded.

Go here for the audio.

“Wow. Wow. Yeah, I see [that it's a business],” Burke said after Marc Stein broke the news of the trade to him.

“I’m pretty surprised right now, but definitely excited,” said Burke. “I’m totally blindsided but, hey, it’s a business.”

Burke told the hosts he didn’t even work out for the Jazz, making the trade even more shocking.

Burke was asked whether he would be keeping his T-Wolves hat as a souvenir, and he said no.

It’s too bad that Minnesota already has Rubio, because they traded away a good player. The Jazz are getting themselves a top-flight point guard.

Thanks to LBS tipster David for the heads up

Trey Burke’s clutch 3-pointer highlights stunning Michigan comeback (Video)

Trey Burke MichiganTrey Burke made the kind of shot Friday that will be replayed on March Madness highlight reels for years to come.

With Michigan down by three and 4.2 seconds left in their South Region NCAA tournament semifinal game, Burke bombed a 3-pointer from nearly 30 feet away that tied the game at 76. Kansas missed a three on the ensuing possession to send the game to overtime where the Wolverines won 87-85.

What makes Burke’s 3-pointer so remarkable is that the sophomore point guard erased a poor first half with an incredible second half. After going 0-for-4 with no points in the first half, Burke went 9-for-17 in the second half and overtime to give him 23 points in the win.

Michigan was down by 10 with under three minutes left in the game and managed to come back to tie the game. Burke made a layup, assisted on another, and nailed a pair of threes in the final two minutes of regulation. Burke’s hot streak extended into overtime where he made his first two shots.

A lot of blame can be ascribed to Kansas for the collapse, but Burke deserves credit for his incredible clutch play during the comeback.

Michigan faces Florida Sunday with a trip to the Final Four at stake.

Video via MGoBlog