We’ve already talked about what happened to Marcus Slaughter in Bremerhaven a few days ago, but the story has now somehow come to a crazy conclusion. But let’s start from the beginning.
Marcus Slaughter is a young US player with a lot of talent. Born in 1985 and after a great campaign with San Diego State in the NCAA, Slaughter landed his first professional contract in Turkey at Pinar Karsiyaka, where he played under coach Okan Cevik and together with Rashard Griffith. After a short stint with the Miami Heat, Slaughter moved to Israel to sign with Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem. He played only a few games for the Israeli team, as he was released after meeting with a girlfriend in a hotel room on a ULEB Cup trip to Strasbourg in France – At least that’s his way of telling the story; the official team version says Slaughter met with a call girl and was cut immediately after this. Up to you to judge.
Later that season, Slaughter played in France at Gravelines, and we don’t know if the girl was still somewhere in the story.
This summer, after having played NBA Summer League ball for the Mavericks, Slaugther moved to Bremerhaven and his discipline-focused head coach Dr. Sarunas Sakalauskas. After putting up incredible numbers to start the season, Slaughter was surprisingly missing on the team’s road trip to Cologne. No reason was officially announced but a local newspaper talked about disciplinary reasons because the player ate currywurst (spicy German sausage with curry sauce) with French fries 30 minutes before an official game. Other sources say that relations between Sakalauskas and Slaughter were not that great because the basketball philosophies of the two were too different. After the game in Cologne, Bremerhaven officially announced that Slaughter was injured.
However, this did not prevent Slaughter from visiting a game of the local ice hockey team in Bremerhaven. But as the visit was not enough, he got some kind of farewell show at the ice rink, according to people present at the game. Only one day later, Slaughter was officially released by Bremerhaven and had already signed a contract with Le Havre … in France. Now once again, we don’t know if the French girl from Strasbourg was the reason Slaughter’s return to France; however, Slaughter looks pretty happy about the signing as you can see in his presentation picture below.
Image Source: Official website of STB Le Havre
So I guess you recognize the gear he is wearing? Yes: It’s still the Eisbären Bremehaven stuff. So we won’t be surprised to see Bremehaven management suing Slaughter for stealing their jacket. We’ll keep you updated.