For a long time, I've gone out of my way to expose fake "insiders" as such. As someone who has worked in the basketball recruiting business for closing in on two decades, nothing offends me more than someone trying to pass out made up or stolen information in an attempt to obtain "internet credibility".
Let me say, I do believe there are people around the internet that have legitimate insight into some basketball situations. There are those who have some sources that are able to give them some glimpses into what's going on. I got no problem with those types. It's always best if you have multiple sources to balance out every situation, but without making it a career, that's nearly impossible for the average guy.
However, from the day I began scouting basketball, I've seen "insiders" come and go. Names like "messenger" & "blue suave" pop up with a flash and always seem to end up exposed as the frauds they are. Now I'm going to tell you a little story about another guy who ranks right up there with the best of em.
It all started with the Calipari hire. A poster known as "CB Fan" started posting information at The Cat's Pause that was identical to what was being posted in our premium forum at TBK by myself and NJWildcat (Greg Wienges). Greg is a legit source for lots of info coming from the northeast, so if you're going to steal, do it from a good source at least, right???
CB Fan would always be at TCP posting his info AFTER a post at TBK. At the time, we called him out repeatedly, but he shrugged it all off like most fakes do. "You aren't the only person with good sources", and "We know the same people". I knew he was full of bull and also knew it would be a matter of time before he got exposed on his own, so I left it alone.
Once he was banned from TCP, I recieved emails from him telling me how much he respected my work and blah, blah, blah. He joined my website under a screen name that I won't mention (unless he causes more trouble in the future) and began posting at TBK. At no point did he EVER provide any insight to our forum. His information seemingly dried up the minute he joined TBK and not once did he ever even attempt to promote himself as an insider as he had at TCP. Clearly, he has zero sources.
A while ago, a poster named "texas wildcats" began posting at TCP and quickly got a reputation as being a very accurate insider. Once again, my information began to be posted on TCP within minutes of it being posted in our TBK premium forum. Clearly, another fake insider had been born.
At this point, however, I had spent a LOT of money having security features added to TBK so that I could accurately monitor the access of information and habits of our members. Without going into details which would compromise that ability, let's just say that I am now 100% positive that CB Fan and Texas Wildcats are the same person... without a shadow of a doubt, this fraud just couldn't stop being a fraud.
And yes, I know the true identity of CB/TX. I will not reveal that identity at this time, but if I ever have to spend time tracking down his fake names again, I absolutely will expose every single shred of information about this assclown.
From the beginning, I've always valued accuracy and honesty for UK fans. I still do. Nobody can predict the future and things are incredibly complicated in these days of media manipulation by recruits and their camps... but I will never understand someone just lying to people in an attempt to be thought to be credible.
Anyway, CB Fan / Texas Wildcats has been caught as will others who attempt this same sort of fraud. Those of you who read Texas Wildcats at TCP will no longer be getting good information from him because he has NO sources and has now been banned from my premium forum... so his only source if info (my premium site) is now gone... he will be gone as well...