Bill Self says Marcus Smart’s comments are “disturbing”

Following Oklahoma State’s big win on College Gameday, Marcus Smart was interviewed by ESPN’s Shannon Spake and Smart provided a response that truly perplexed myself and many other Kansas fans.

“Before the game, the coaches showed us a quote of Bill Self saying he was coming here cutting down our nets, and he was gonna win it outright in Stillwater. We couldn’t let that happen in our house, so I just knew I had to keep pushing until the end,” said Smart.

I immediately questioned Smart’s claim on Twitter. Did Marcus Smart really make up a quote from Bill Self?

Yes, yes he did.

“I heard and saw the postgame interview after the game,” Self told the Lawrence Journal-World on Sunday. “I don’t know where Marcus got his information, but it was totally inaccurate. I’ve never said anything about cutting down nets or anything like that. I never said anything about cutting down nets in their building.

“Strange … we’ve won the league 10 years in a row. I don’t know if we’ve even cut down nets at home. I’d never disrespect another program, especially my alma mater, by doing anything like that. It’s disappointing that was said. Certainly he obviously had some bad information however he received it.”

During the weekly Big 12 coaches teleconference on Monday, Travis Ford said “there was no quote” shown to the team about Self cutting down the nets. “Marcus equated celebrating with cutting down the nets,” said Ford.

Self said the comments were “disturbing” during the teleconference.

Just add liar to Marcus Smart’s list of bad traits. One of which is him being a terrible flopper:

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