Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Monday’s Mashup: Nick Saban shows off dance moves at recruit’s house in viral video

Lucy Burdge
January 29, 2018 - 7:44 am

Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire


NBA: Boston at Denver, 9 p.m. (NBATV, NBCSB)


-- Nick Saban will do whatever it takes to land a recruit.

While visiting recruit Eddie Smith in Louisiana over the weekend, the Alabama coach joined Smith’s family in doing the "Cupid Shuffle” and the video went viral.

Smith decommitted from Texas Christian University last month after committing in June. He has also received interest from Tennessee and Mississippi State.

-- Lonzo Ball’s rap career is off to an interesting start.

The Lakers guard will hold his first concert in Lithuania this summer, per his father, LaVar, who announced the news while presenting the Hip-Hop Act of the Year Award at the Lithuania Grammys this weekend.

Then the Lakers played Lonzo’s song “Zo2” on the team plane and teammate Josh Hart (jokingly) called it “trash.”

The Lakers are playing Lonzo’s music on their team plane. -- (via @joshhart_3)

A post shared by House of Highlights (@houseofhighlights) on

However, hip-hop/R&B site Hot New Hip Hop rated the song as "HOTTTTT," which I’m assuming is good.

In more LaVar news, after serving as assistant coach for LiAngelo and LaMelo’s Lithuanian basketball team last week, he made his head coaching debut with the team for the finale of the Big Baller Brand Challenge on Sunday.

He coached his sons and their team, Prienu Vytautas, to a 151-120 win over Jonava. 

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I am still working on it. It was only 11 days ago when I hurt it, but I think we are in a decent place and hopefully it can get better over the course of the next seven days. I am not quite where I want to be right now, but hopefully by game-time it should be.” -- Tom Brady, on recovering from the hand injury he sustained 11 days ago