Hunter Dickinson Michigan Wolverines center Hunter Dickinson (1) works against Indiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (23), Thursday, March 10, 2022, during Big Ten tournament men s action from Indianapolis Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Indiana won 74-69.

Hunter Dickinson became the day’s talk on Wednesday after fascinating comments and a brutal message to his former team.

Dickinson previously starred with the Michigan Wolverines before a recent transfer to powerhouse Kansas. While he was in Ann Arbor, he helped lead Michigan to an Elite Eight appearance. But things never coalesced again, so Dickinson decided to go from Michigan to Kansas.

If you listen to him, money may have significantly influenced his decision. According to ESPN, Dickinson went on the RoundBall podcast and said, “The people hating on me would leave their job right now for a $10,000 increase. … I was getting less than six figures at Michigan for the year.”

Many around the sports world and the college basketball world had a lot to say about Dickinson’s comments.

NBA veteran Isaiah Thomas chimed in on Dickinson’s side. “Go get that BAG lol,” Thomas tweeted.

William Payne also chimed in on Hunter’s side and against the NIL opponents.

Travis Davidson said he’d have said something different.

Jay Williams called it “the business of free agency!”

Clarence Hill Jr. said, “We all know the truth about portal transfers. Follow the money.”

It’s safe to say it won’t be the last day that NIL is discussed at length. Hunter Dickinson is merely the next subject in a growing line.


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