Nigerian Boy Killed By Former NBA Player's Son

Bradley Eyo-Photo credit: dympnazworld.blogspot.com
BY ERIC GORDON

The 20-year-old is charged in shooting death of a close friend.

Nicky Van Exel, son of former NBA player and current coaching staff member for the Atlanta Hawks Nick Van Exel, is charged with capital murder in the death of Bradley Bassey Eyo, according to CNN.

Eyo’s body was discovered on Sunday, it was dumped near Lake Ray Hubbard with an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body.  The shooting is believed to have occurred in the Dallas suburb Garland where both live.


                 Nicky Van Exel

According to Eyo’s father Van Exel told police that the shooting was accidental and he dumped the body in a state of panic and shock.  Van Exel and his lawyer said the shooting was the result of horseplay with a shotgun they did not believe was loaded.

Police said they considered the case closely before determining it a capital offense; the deciding factors were the dumping of the body and missing property.  The missing property consisted of a cell phone and shoes.

Van Exel was arrested Wednesday and released on a $25,000 bond.

Source CNN

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One more reason not to trust

One more reason not to trust Akatas....This is why Africans dont like blacks. And we are not the same...Trust me

@ adeyemi tobias,u really

@ adeyemi tobias,u really must be so myopic in ur thinking as to conclude without evidence.guess u should loose ur brother in that same manner so u know wat pple think of u.idiot!!

excuse me

the sign means a1 which is perfect yall all need to shut the f up bcuz yall kno two sense about bradley and eyo its funny how everyone wants t comment on ppl they dotn know just by wat they hear get the outa here.....

shame

Generalizing makes you ignorant, this is coming from a nigerian american with a bachelors degree in cs. People like Guymanillow need help.

Two Black young men have lost their lives.

What makes you think that playing with a gun is horse play. Two young lives have been lost in this accident. When will black youth get serious about killing each other. Do something positive with your life. Bradley was a senior in college. He was tryiing to do something with his life. What was the shooter during with his life? Was he in school, working or just had no direction in life. Will someone please answer this question? My prayers go out to both families because they are both dealing with this unfortunate situation that neither of them ever thought they would be dealing with in life. Losing a child is the worst thing that can happen to anyone. This situation effects the entire Garland community. WAKE UP PEOPLE.
Wake up people.

John Iteshi- Going by your

John Iteshi- Going by your name i think you are an African. For you to now say that all africans were slaves shows that you do not know much about Black history.You may be a slave or call yourself a slave and be comfortable with it but as for me and my African brothers we have never being a slave and will never be.

EYO AND NICKY ARE GANGSTARS.

EYO AND NICKY ARE GANGSTARS. WHAT LED TO HIS DEATH WAS PROBABLY AN ARGUMENT (OVER COKE, RAPE OR ROBBERY?).
WHO LIVES BY THE SWORD (GUN?) DIES BY THE SWORD.

AFRICANS SHOULD INCULCATE OUR MORAL VALUES INTO THEIR CHILDREN WHEREVER THEY FIND THEMSELVES.

RCISM AT WORK.

WE SHOULD REMEMBER THAT THE SAME BLOOD THAT FLOWS IN THE VEINS OF THE WHITES IS THE SAME THAT FLOWS IN THE BLACKS .ANY MORE OF THIS MESS,THE WORLD WILL DISINTEGRATE SO THIS CASE MUST BE ABSOLUTELY GIVEN PROPER INVESTIGATION AND THE OFFENDER PUNISHED.IF IT THE BLACK NIGERIAN THAT COMMITTED THIS CRIME,HE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN GRANTED BAIL, THEY WILL CLAIM THAT HE WILL JUMP BAIL. SOMEBODY SHOULD JUST PLAY JESUS NOW.

Also Statistical Error!

Blacks constitute about 13% of the USA for those refering African Americans as super minority!

Where is the Evidence We Are Better Than African Americans?

It worries me when people who claim to be educated demonstrate worse ignorance than uneducated people they attempt to correct.

Fact1: African Americans are not only those whose ancestors were slaves- in any case all Africans were slaves (assuming we are now free).
Fact2: Black Africa, particularly Nigeria is the greatest failure of the Black race.
Fact3: If Nigeria could become a Singapore or Malaysia today, the confidence of the average Black person, in the US, Haiti, Jamaica, UK, Gabon and all over the world would increase dramatically. People are antagonistic towards Africa because it is part of them that makes them feel uncomfortable.
fact 4:Individual success does not lead to societal success. Group success in terms of building successful societies is all that we lack!

RE: Guymanillow

I see nothing strange in what Guymanillow wrote - mostly true. Please mention five G7 or G20 countries that were not colonized. Let's drop the word slavery. I see both (colonization and slavery) as the same, cos when your will to self determination is denied you, you're choked in other areas.
My point is, Ethiopia was never colonized. Liberia got her independence in 1847 and where are those countries today? The Asian Tiger countries mostly got their independence about the time loads of black nations got theirs. The United States (especially the white folks) let go of British imperial rule mentality and immediately settled down to forge a new way for themselves: new word pronounciation and spellings, left handed vehicles, refusal to be part of the commonwealth (an imperialist contraption.) China is going to be the number one economy in just three decades from now. Everyone is moving on. It's time for the black mind to have a shift from this slave mentality thing. Most nations experienced it at one time or the other.

Guymanillow, Just a few

Guymanillow,
Just a few statistics for you consumption. The most educated out of the entire black race is the african american..... Total networth of the african americans is the highest in the entire black race. You are pointing fingers at people and you come from a country where your leaders are one of the most corrupt in the world and the ignorance and porverty of the masses is agmong in the top 10 percentile of the world. The same way you are looking down on them is the same way the entire world looks down on you (a Nigerian) for 419. If they are one of the worlds stupidest race and they are generally better than us.... then what does that say about us. My brother stop showing the world how ignorant you are. Next time just save your comments for yourself

$1 Bond!!!

I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.
Martin Luther

Guymanillow lack of understanding

Guymanillow, The shooting incident is unfortunate. However, your comment simply revealed that you lack sensitivity and basic understanding of American Social dialects versus Black American experience, and how narrow is your education. Otherwise, your thoughts on black ethnicity has been polluted by bigot and racial misinformation in portrayal of Black Americans. Your types are the ones that pull the black family two steps backward when a step is taken towards success and empowerment. I suppose you are African, please take some effort to know your history before you speak on issues pertaining persons of black race.

A Criminal Always Shows his colors

Two less animals to worry about. One is dead and the other is heading to prison. Wherever you see this people, they are thugs or criminals or killing people or causing social problems for the rest of the black race.

Yes you know where they came from. Olusegun Obasanjo and Iyabo Obasanjo lived in the US for many years and look at how the black race has been reduced to animal people because of them. Nigeria, a country with the largest population of black people, has been reduced to a criminal and murderous nation. Thanks to the same genes and culture.

If you dig deeper, you will find that they were fighting for material things their brain power could not secure for other human beings just like you see in Nigeria. They will readily kill for shoes, food, shelter, and watches because they are brainless thugs. They are both the descendants of of the same culture that give you Obasanjo, Adedibu, Akala, Saraki, Oni, Etteh, and the rest of the SW thugs.

Guymanillow lack of understanding

Guymanillow, The shooting incident is unfortunate. However, your comment simply revealed that you lack sensitivity and basic understanding of American Social dialects versus Black American experience, and how narrow is your education. Otherwise, your thoughts on black ethnicity has been polluted by bigot and racial misinformation in portrayal of Black Americans. Your types are the ones that pull the black family two steps backward when a step is taken towards success and empowerment. I suppose you are African, please take some effort to know your history before you speak on issues pertaining persons of black race.

Guymanpillow is right, unfortunately

Guymanpillow's comments reflect reality, much as we wish it aint so. And too many Nigerian kids are joining in this tragic madness - even in UK. This gansta rap rubbish is now a big problem.
We really need to stop using historical events of centuries ago as an excuse for useless behaviour and values. If Africans can come from disadvantaged backgrounds and make it in the states, so can these people born and bred there.
And Akata are the most racist and vilely ignorant people when it comes to Africans & Africa.

Ignorance is a disease only

Ignorance is a disease only proper education can heal it. How are we Nigerians better than them. To mentioned but a few, kidnappers, 419, drug trafficers, credit card theft, political kleptomaniac etc. mind you your children are also akata

$25,000 BOND? THAT'S ALL?

OMG! $25,000 DOLLAR BONF FOR MURDER? WOW!!
THAT IS TOO LOW FOR MURDER AND WHERE IS JUSTICE HERE? WHAT A SHAME....

@Guymanillow, you are stupid!!!

You are very stupid..Akata came from Africa and you are calling them "most stupid race"...One question for your shallow mind, are WE Nigerians better than them? If guns were legal in Nigeria, what do you think would happen? All the bad behaviors in Akata exist in Africa today..Be careful and use your head... AFRICANS ARE NOT BETTER THAN AKATAS, because the African continent is a shit hole and you can't fix it, so SHUT UP!!!!

Guymanillow, Your post

Guymanillow,

Your post reflect a lack of understanding of the fact that years of oppression can produce the kind of individuals you condemned as a group. I encourage you to read and maybe you may be able to deduce that the "Akata" you condemned was created by the white man's oppression. The effects of slavery will linger for several generations.

Guymanillow is correct

@StanO : You dont know what you are taljing about. Yu better refrain from posting comment if you dont understand what Guymanillow is saying.

He is absoulutely correct and his desription of the majority of the so called African Americans is perfect. That's just the way they are. If you live in America, you will understand what he is talking about. It is not about using the tragic death of the guy.

Re: Nigerian boy killed in Texas

Guymanillow

You are more stupid than the "Akata" you are condemning. You cannot talk as if slavery's effect were wiped out because slavery is over. The effects of slavery will linger for several generations. The "Akata' you condemn is the creation of the white man. They created the monster that they have on their hands.People like you who just came to this country tend to say stupid things because you do not know the history of this country.Read and learn before you start writing rubbish.

PITY

@Guymanillow: Your statement is completely inapropriate and disgraceful. You are lucky to have been raised by a village or you would have turned out worse that the people you are refering to in your comment. How many young people have you taken under your wing to mentor Mr Big Mouth? I suggest you try to be a part of the solution or you will end up the victim of the problem. It is quite a pity about this young man's death and I pray that society can see that our youth needs mentoring and parental participation in their lives..

TYPING ERROR.IT COULD BE U ?

DONT ALWAYS LOOK FOR FAULT,WHAT U HV JUST SEEN COULD BE TYPING ERROR.APPRECIATE THE WRITE UP AND THE INFORMATION THAT IS BEEN PASSED.

@Lesky

IT IS THE CRIPS GANG SIGN

What a report?

"The 20-year-old is charged in shooting death of a close friend."

This report is poorly written. The first sentence put me off. Who?

Hmmn

@ Ige USA, I do not think personal biases and sentiments are warranted at this early stage of investigation into the gruesome and untimely "murder" of a man. I also do not think it makes any sense to conclude a person's criminal tendencies by mere consideration of their personal outlook. By the way, what gang sign is been displayed by the Late Eyo in the picture? Is it BGF, MS-13, Bloods, or Black Panther? Am I missing something???

I am not surprised at the

I am not surprised at the shooting, Akata are the most useless human being I had ever seeing. No matter how well vantaged they are. They constitute the majority in the American prison even though they are super minority. Shooting is like childs' play in their hood. All they know is complaining about slavery when in deed they are not the direct victim of the slavery. Immigrants will come to the country, make much progress in their endeavour, yet these bunch of criminals will be rubbing and killing all because of common $20. Though not all of them, some are serious, but this is a very percentage. If you are serious especially with your studies, they would term you a church boy, or that white man has brainwashed you. I am saying this not hear say, it is wht I witnessed. They are one of the most stupid race if not the worst ever in this world. Justice shall prevail on the murderer.

gangster

This Nigeria boy is in a gang as show in this picture, i work with youths in a secured facility, nigerian youths has resulted in gang activities without knowing the consequences of their action , i pray to God to save our nigerian youths from this epidermic amen.Throwing a gang sign with your fingers in usa is a death sentence

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